Real Maine Wedding giveaway winners announced


April Fools, which happens to be oh yes, my birthday, was shared with our friends at Real Maine Weddings magazine and a press conference to announce the winners of the 2012 Real Maine Wedding of the Year $100,000 giveaway (of which our studio donated a full weekend of wedding coverage for!!) to take place at Grace in Portland in early November. Alyssa and Nick, the darling duo favored to win DID!  It was an emotionally charged scene with all of the finalists' nerves on edge as editor Melanie delivered the news, and then massive celebratory tears (myself included!) once their names were read.

In the months to come the public will be asked to vote on three choices in categories from a theme to flowers to invitations, a dress, honeymoon and more! I'll be along to document that process and will be sure to post here so you can weigh in (a la the popular Today show wedding voting style. Fun!). In the meantime, watch Alyssa and Nick's sweet submission video below and then you'll know exactly why I've been grinning all afternoon long. So happy for them! And us! What fun we will have!


  1. Congratulations, Alyssa and Nick! You deserve it. Can't wait until November!

  2. Denise Farwell9:51 AM

    Congratulations Alyssa and Nick!! Cannot wait to meet you and so thrilled for you!

  3. Alyssa Kavanagh11:30 AM

    Thank you so much, Emilie! Nick and I are honored and delighted to have you with us throughout this incredible journey. We are going to have SO much fun! Whit and Denise, thank you so much for the well wishes! We cannot wait to meet you! :)

  4. Anonymous10:00 PM

    CONGRATULATIONS! I'm so happy for you both! Wishing you a lifetime of love and happiness!

  5. Congratulations Alyssa and Nick! Looking forward to seeing you at Grace.
    Warm Regards,


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