venue: Pineland Farms New Gloucester, Maine
coordinator: Megan Beedy
officiant: Nicole Todd Nuptials by Nicole
flowers: Stacey's mother
dj: Jeff Rockwell Rockwell Productions
hair/make-up: Head Games Salon Portland, Maine
gown: Maggie Flood Sudbury, MA
favors: chocolate covered Oreos Priscilla Candy Shop Concord, MA
honeymoon: waiting till winter, skiing in the Alps
He's from South Africa. She's from Massachusetts. They met in Munich. They live in London. And they married in Maine. Makes complete sense, no? :)
How they met, in their own words:
We met at Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany in 2006. We were both one too many steins in to remember exactly who spoke to who first but we ended up spending the majority of the weekend together. Rob returned to London and Stacey to San Francisco and we kept in touch through email, texts and Skype. A LOT of airmiles and phone bills later, we got engaged in May 2008 and then Stacey moved to London a month later.
Stacey and Rob are friends with 2007 emilie inc. couple Rosie and Andrew (who, unfortunately are currently out of the country teaching in the Philippines). Coming from across the globe, their guests convened among the sprawling acres of rolling hills at Pineland Farms just north of Portland. It was a beautiful, albeit rare HOT, summer day for their garden celebration.
Adored his pin-stripe traditional British suit and mocs, and her lace dress with flips.
After liking bits of several different dresses but not loving just one, Stacey decided to have her dress custom made.
What I loved most about this wedding was the happiness seemingly bursting from everyone surrounding this couple. There was laughter in the simplest of moments- even trying to decide which earrings Stacey should wear.
Hugs from mom.
The garden ceremony scene.
The touching toasts temporarily turned to a bit of a roast, but for a moment, as Stacey's closest friends shared some of their more embarrassing stories.
This was the first wedding at Pinelands' newly resurfaced tent grounds. The sailcloth Sperry Tent and adjoining terrace are a fantastic addition for outdoor weddings.
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Many thanks, Stacey and Rob, for having me photograph your wedding! I loved meeting your friends and family, and capturing all the details and moments that contributed to your beautiful day! Safe travels back to London! I'd love to see you on that side of the pond one day soon!