As Alyssa and Nick hid separately during the minutes leading up to their ceremony, guests arrived via trolley and settled in, soaking in the relaxing ambience of this historic renovated church. Surrounded by 100 of their closest family and friends, Nick and Alyssa shared heartfelt vows they wrote themselves, and spoke about their pasts while pledging their devotion to one another, leaving barely a dry eye in the place (myself included!). Both of their moms performed readings before Nick and Alyssa exchanged rings and made it official with a smooch! Then they were off to their cocktail hour on the upper level to celebrate before boarding trolleys to the reception.
photographers: Emilie, Denise, Whitney, Megan, emilie inc. photography • venue: Grace Restaurant, Portland, Maine • officiant: Father Edward Minderlein • musicians: Cheryl Hall, Linda Swift, Marshunda Smith, Affordable Elegance Ensemble • coordinator, wedding party flowers: Amber Small, Sweetest Thing Weddings • ceremony flowers: Harmon's and Barton's, Portland • programs: William Arthur at Papier, Portland • gown: Lea-Ann Belter at Spoil Me, Falmouth • tuxedos: Classic Tuxedo, South Portland • trolley transportation: Portland Land Discovery
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wedding weekend, day 3: first look and portraits