photography: Emilie and Denise, emilie inc. photography
venue: Migis Lodge, South Casco, Maine
officiant: Deborah Tate Breault, Falmouth Congregational Church
caterer: Migis Lodge
florist: Marcia Davis Flowers
band: Bob Charest Band
cake: Migis Lodge
photo booth: Maine Snapshot Studio
hair: Knaughty, Portland
gown: Priscilla of Boston
paper: Papier Gourmet, Portland
honeymoon: St John, USVI
Ok, ok, so I went a little overboard on images for this blog post. My last wedding of the season, a great couple and a venue I adore? I couldn't help myself. Settle in!
Aside from having the same name, Emily and I hit it off when we first spoke on the phone last year to discuss her wedding plans. She grew up in the town I was getting ready to move to "for the schools," her father said, which is precisely the reason we moved there, too. Minor but an important detail, mind you, as I am drawn to people whose values are similar to my own and I liked Emily without her having to say anything else.
How they met, in Emily's words:
Matt and I met at a Fourth of July party (that he claims he threw with the express purpose of meeting me) in Portland, where we were both living and working after college. We went on our first date at one of our favorite restaurants in Portland, The Front Room, soon after and had a wonderful time. After two years of dating, Matt proposed in our apartment - he cooked a delicious dinner and brought home flowers. We were playing Scrabble when he popped the question and I, of course, said "YES!" We were both so excited and immediately called our friends and family with the news. It was surreal and wonderful.
A few months ago we had an amazingly good time at their engagement session in Portland before they moved from Maine to Boston so that Em could head back to school for her masters. I loved that these two would be the ones to wrap up my season and I adore them even more for honeymooning in the place where I tied the knot myself. I had the pleasure of photographing their lobster bake rehearsal dinner, too, but opted for a super-sized wedding day blog post. Enjoy!