preparation accommodations: Pleasant Street Inn and Pressy House Inn Waterville, Maine
ceremony: Lorimer Chapel Colby College Waterville, Maine
officiant: Father Daniel Baillargeon
day-of coordinator: Meagan Gilpatrick Maine Seasons Events
caterer: Colby College
florist: Meagan Gilpatrick, Maine Seasons Events
band: Dave Gagne, Bar Harbor
cake: Jessica Parrott- Robataille, Nothing Bakes Like a Parrott
make-up: Vanessa Cormier Lucinda's Day Spa, Scarborough
hair: People's Salon Waterville, Maine
tent: Sperry Tents
gown: Judd Waddell from Allegria Bridal, Belmont MA
mini-moon: Bar Harbor
Michelle and Bill, voted Colby's power couple by their classmates when they attended school there, added another title below their names when they became husband and wife on the campus where they met.
How they met, in Michelle's words:
Bill and I met during our freshman year at Colby. We started dating immediately and have been by each other's side ever since. We loved our college years together - we shared many wonderful times with friends and had a lot of fun. We moved to Boston together right after college in 2005 and since have helped keep each other (relatively) sane through law school and the bar exam (Bill) and business school (Michelle). We graduated within the same week of each other this past May and are very much looking forward to the next phase of our lives together (and a "normal" schedule!) :) We still live in Boston.
Their day was beautiful, their love enchanting, and their up-for-anything spirit much appreciated. We laughed at Michelle's father when he revealed he wore cowboy boots for his father/daughter dance (only brings them out for 'special occasions,' he said) and teared up at the absence of Bill's late mother who recently passed away after a car accident but whose presence was so strongly felt by all. We loved their laid back lobster bake, their super sweet candy bar and a lingering reception that gave everyone plenty of time to celebrate and dance it up.
View their album and a few of our favorite images below.
Always the perfectionist, flat-ironing the bridesmaids' sash flowerettes.
Guests exiting the church.
Michelle and Bill took a few minutes to themselves immediately after the ceremony.
Meanwhile, guests followed chalk arrows from place to place around campus.
Toasts and first dance.
Digging Bill's purple socks.
Someone went for a ride on the dance floor!
And someone else got a fair warning when feeding each other the cake.
Lots of love to you both, Michelle and Bill! Thank you for having us, and thank you for showing us all the depths of your love. xo