rehearsal dinner: On the Marsh Kennebunk, Maine
ceremony: South Congregational Church Kennebunkport, Maine
reception: The Nonantum Resort Kennebunkport, Maine
florist: Melissa Fleurant, Fleurant Design
band: First Class Band
cake: Gayle Forte, Let Them Eat Cake
make-up: Cottage Breeze
hair: Whitney, Studio 41
tent: Sperry Tents
photo booth: Maine Snapshot Studio
transportation: Ogunquit Trolley
gown: Amsale, NYC
invitations: Julie Sandusky, Idea Chic, Denver, Colorado
honeymoon: Paris, London, and Ireland
Mary learned about me by way of Kate who learned about me via Kathryn and it turns out she is summer neighbors with Maggie's parents. This was my first wedding where there were that many familiar faces and wonderful catch-ups with previous clients. It made for a welcoming and inspiring backdrop to a beautiful weekend of celebrating.
Things kicked off on Friday night at a rehearsal dinner at On the Marsh in Kennebunk. Cocktails in the garden as the sun set led into a formal dinner inside with heartfelt toasts (and roasts). Additional guests arrived as my time was done and rocked late into the night, I heard, with a live band and expansive dessert bar.
The next afternoon I met Mary at the lovely Captain Jefferds Inn for a first look and formal photos with Zac before the ceremony. These two, you'll notice in their adorably snuggly photos, are irresistibly loving and affectionate toward one another. During our initial client consultation they were finishing each other's sentences, touching hands and stealing smooches. So cute! They were no different on their wedding day and photographing them was a joy as they are not shy sharing their love.
Following the ceremony where the officiant mistakenly referred to them as "Mac and Zac," we hopped aboard a sailboat to make a grand entrance by water at the Nonantum, an appreciated time out for the newlyweds to catch their breath and focus on what was to come. Tim and Leigh at the inn took very good care to ensure a seamless evening under the gorgeous Sperry Tent at the water's edge. More toasts and a lively dancing crowd kept things jumping until the party moved down the street to the River Club's Casino where a dj and our photo booth was waiting to capture the late night characters.
As I was packing up to leave, I turned toward the crew of familiar faces and grew a bit sad. When would I see them all again? Soon, they assured me. Rumor has it one more brother is close to being engaged. Thank goodness! Til next time...
Congrats, Mary and Zac!! xoxo
How they met, in their own words:
Zac has been best friends with Mary's older brother Johnny since they attended Exeter together and played water polo. Given the six year age difference, Mary was only ten when they met so neither paid much attention to the other but the family connection continued.
Three years ago their paths finally crossed at Johnny's 30th birthday party in New York. Mary had grown up, and Zac finally noticed her as more than his friend's little sister. The chase was on. After a year and half, his persistence finally paid off when he stayed with the Griffins over 4th of July weekend in Maine knowing that Mary would be there. Mary and Zac had their first date in Portland on July 5th, and then two weeks later he was on a plane from Denver to Boston to see her again. It would be the first of many trips and the start of the best year of their lives.