I just loved how local this wedding was. Jamie and Erik were married at the Black Point Inn in Scarborough, the same town Erik grew up in. They also recently purchased a home in South Portland, so Jamie is officially a Mainer now too (I don't believe in the saying that you have to have been born here). Erik even got ready at their home, which I thought was fantastic and had never seen before. When I asked Jamie in the bridal suite how Erik was doing that day, she said he was good and might mow the lawn. So great! Their dog, Abby, also had a presence at the event, although only in spirit. Sweet photos of her served as table numbers and she was talked about throughout the day. Jamie assured me that it would not have worked out well to have her there, as she LOVES attention and likely would've jumped on Jamie in her stunning white dress.
After a lovely ceremony overlooking Ferry Beach, everyone leisurely enjoyed cocktail hour as the winds picked up and the clouds rolled in. The dining room looked stunning adorned with whites and greens, and even birch trees fastened to pillars, glowing with string lights. The Peter Miles Band had everyone dancing early and the party never stopped. During a break in dancing, Erik told me how great it was to have the entire inn for their families and friends to enjoy for the rest of the night. I turned around to see Jamie slumped in a chair on the porch, looking exhausted but supremely happy.
How great that they only had a few miles to drive the next day to get back to their new home and happy dog, white dress safely back on its hanger.
Jamie and Erik, huge congrats, give Abby a snuggle for me, and don't be strangers!
How they met, in their own words:
Erik and I met through a mutual friend (Jamie's best friend from high
school is a good friend of Erik's from college). We met in NYC - Jamie
was living there; Erik was visiting from Boston with a bunch of college
friends. We hit it off immediately and began a long distance
relationship with MANY trips back and forth between Boston and NYC. I
(Jamie) decided to move to Boston where we lived together for 2 years -
we loved our small Southie apartment and our time there. We moved to
Maine 2 years ago - spending 1 year in an apartment on top of Munjoy
Hill and then bought our current house in South Portland last year. Erik
is originally from Scarborough and has always known he wanted to return
home to grow his family.
photographers: Denise and Jen, emilie inc. photography • venue, caterer, cake: Black Point Inn, Scarborough • flowers: Marcia Davis Flowers • band: Peter Miles Band • hair/make-up: Ollo Salon • transportation: VIP Tour and Charter • gown: Kleinfeld Bridal, NYC • invitation: Papier • honeymoon: Cabo San Lucas