* The Inn at Ocean's Edge wedding of Kira and Patrick in Lincolnville, Maine


photographers: J and Denise, emilie inc. photography 
venue: The Inn at Ocean's Edge, Lincolnville,  Maine
officiant: family friend
caterer: The Inn at Ocean's Edge
florist: Compositions
hair: Just Friends, Rockland
gown: Lea Ann Belter, Exquisite Bride, Princeton, NJ
invitations: DIY and Lee's Art Shop, NYC; printed by Designers Fine Press

We have been itching to photograph at the Inn at Ocean's Edge, the third in a trio of great Maine venues by the same owner (Black Point Inn in Scarborough and Migis Lodge in South Casco are the others). J and Denise had the lucky fortune of photographing here, situated just outside Camden in Lincolnville on the water, which boasts various lodging options (inn and private cottages), a modern restaurant and beautiful grounds. Channeling a sophistication of a time gone by mixed with the coastal charm of all who marry in Maine are attracted to, their lawn ceremony and tented reception was a sweet, spirited celebration.

How they met, in their own words:
Kira and Patrick moved to New York City within a month of each other in the blistering summer of 2005. They worked across the street from each other in Rockefeller Center, getting mocha lattes everyday at the same Pret a Manger, but never met. (Patrick worked in finance so his hours were earlier than Kira’s in the art world.) When leaving the City for business school in Boston four years later, neither expected the first day of orientation to be anything more than class schedules and campus tours. Needless to say, they were surprised. Upon walking into the room, she was drawn to the way he “held court” in a crowd of people. As a lifelong New York Yankees fan he was attracted to her white pinstripe pants. Their first date was a run between class and an accounting review session several days later.

Seventeen months after meeting, Patrick proposed on the ski slopes in Maine. Now they're graduating, planning a wedding and moving back to NYC, together (with bigger brains and lots of gear).

And the story of our proposal...
Patrick skied terribly the day he proposed to Kira on the slopes of 3D at Sunday River. He was terrified that the diamond might pop out of his Patagonia jacket and disappear down the mountain. Kira thought he was acting strange and skiing a lot slower than normal, but had no idea that THIS was the day. The right moment didn't come until the last run of the afternoon and Patrick's excuse for stopping mid-trail was there was something REALLY wrong with his binding. When Kira hockey-stopped next to him to check it out, he clipped out of his bindings and pulled the ring out of his pocket. "You'll have to forgive me for lying to you the other day when I said that that package was papers from work. It wasn't. It was actually this. I know I've told you this before, but I want to spend the rest of my life with you. Will you marry me?" Kira, beaming, said YES, ABSOLUTELY!!! Patrick didn't get down on one knee and Kira didn't cry. But it was perfect. They stood there for a while, a little stunned and very happy, staring at the double banded diamond until Kira's hand went numb and had to be pulled back into her mitten. Then they skied down, called their parents, and drove back to the lake to celebrate with friends, who, thanks to Patrick's clever planning, were arriving just in time.


1 comment:

  1. What a beautiful wedding. Love the couple's attire (and the bride's shoes)!


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