day-of coordinator: Heather Cuzzi, Cairn Events
ceremony: Cathedral Church of St. Luke Portland, Maine
officiant: Father Samuel Henderson
reception: Portland Country Club Falmouth, Maine
florist: Sara Scollay Design
band: Tony Boffa Band
hair/make-up: J Henry Salon
transportation: Ogunquit Trolley Company and VIP
gown: Marisa, Madeleine's Daughter Portsmouth, New Hampshire
invitations: Papier Gourmet, Portland
honeymoon: Peter Island Resort, British Virgin Islands
I met Brett and her mother Beppie (both short for Elisabeth... Brett is the seventh generation Elisabeth in her family!) on a blustery winter day not long after she was engaged to longtime boyfriend Garrett and just before heading off to start a new job in Chicago. I loved them both instantly and felt like I was chatting with old friends, sharing conversation that went much deeper than just wedding photography. It was a meeting that started and ended with hugs, and emails back-and-forth since (you may also recall Beppie's wonderful guest post on Love and Lobster about when Garrett asked for Brett's hand in marriage. Amazing). I had been looking forward to their wedding day and felt a little spoiled to only drive 5 miles from my house to theirs. The day and its warm Labor Day weekend glory did not disappoint. The only disappointing part is that it's o-v-e-r and I miss this family already. I hope Beppie and I will bump into each other at the grocery store sometime, or better yet, the nail place in our neighborhood she recommended. :)
How they met, in their own words:
Brett and Garrett first met when Brett's family moved from California to Falmouth, Maine when they were in 5th grade. Garrett developed a crush on "the new girl" at their invention factory show.
After 3 years of consistent flirting and building courage, Garrett finally asked Brett to be his girlfriend in 8th grade. It was a short-lived relationship when Brett broke his heart before entering high school. They got back together sophomore year of high school and enjoyed the rest of high school as a couple (they went to junior and senior prom together!). They ended up going to different colleges, Brett at the University of Colorado at Boulder and Garrett at the University of California at Santa Barbara. They made a mutual decision to enjoy college life with no commitments. They dated other people, but would spend time together as friends during Maine summers and various holidays.
Following college Brett moved to Boston and Garrett remained in CA. Two years later he decided to pack up his belongings and head East. After seven years of being apart they got back together; and on January 30, 2011 Garrett proposed at Town Landing Market in Falmouth, Maine.
Brett loves Garrett
Remembering her grandma.
Homemade cake, with photograph bunting