preparation locations: Hotel Viking and Hilltop Inn
wedding venue: Rosecliff Mansion
officiant: Great Aunt of the groom
caterer: Danielle Costa, Blackstone Caterers
florist: Joyce, Stoneblossom Floral
ceremony musician: harpist, Liz Ammerman
band: John Grasso, Colours Band
cake: Amanda Bryan, It's My Party Bake Shoppe
multimedia: Morgan, emilie inc. photography
hair/make-up: RaNew Salon
gown: Melissa Sweet at Priscilla of Boston
honeymoon: The Reefs Hotel, Bermuda
How they met, in John's words:
Kim and I met while working at Camp Kieve, a summer camp in Nobleboro, Maine, 6 summers ago. The first summer sparks flew but distance kept us apart. The next summer, we decided to follow through on those initial sparks and make the most of a long distance relationship after the summer ended. Fast forward one full year and we decide to both move to Portland, Maine.
In the spring of 2010, as we prepared to move half way across the country for Kim to attend graduate school, I popped the question on the Eastern Prom before a celebratory dinner at our favorite Portland restaurant, Caiola's. We currently reside in Ann Arbor, Michigan but our hearts have never really left Portland. We can't wait to come back for good and not just for a visit!
Kim and John, their families and friends all traveled to the sweet seaside town of Newport, Rhode Island, for a destination wedding at one of the town's historic mansions along the water. Lucky for us, they brought us along for the festivities! Kim is obsessed with the Rosecliff mansion, as she likes to say, and despite being a laid-back gal, it was a lot of fun to watch her get glammed-up for this elegant evening. Frustrating rain caused the lawn ceremony to be moved inside, but cleared in time for a receiving line and portraits outside on the beautiful grounds. Camp songs and rituals, emotional parent dances and toasts, delish desserts and terrific live music kept this crew going well into the night.