Kate and Roger's seaside Samoset Resort spring wedding

by whitney

I first met Kate at our previous studio space at Emilie's home office.  She came with her parents and I knew then that family was really important to her.  Roger unfortunately couldn't get time off from work, but he still attended the meeting via FaceTime.  When Kate patched him in, I also knew then that their relationship was a solid one, full of kindness and compassion.  Kate's dad joked with Roger.  It was so sweet to witness all this and made me excited to document their wedding.

Fast forward months later to the big day, and everyone I had meet was just as kind and loving to each other and myself, as well as Denise (they had the benefit of hiring a second photographer last minute).  The kindness extended to all of the guests, the other family and friends of Kate and Roger.  Kate said she had some butterflies, but she appeared pretty cool.  She was a beautiful blushing bride, glowing with excitement.  Roger was definitely cool as a cuke, full of his jokes to make Kate laugh and put her at ease.  There it was again -- the love, kindness, and compassion between Kate and Roger that I had witnessed months earlier, over FaceTime no less!

The wedding day had a classic touch with bold navy and white stripes, and just the right amount of nautical touches.  The planning was thoughtful; the details refined.  And the band! -- K2 from Boston -- was killer and had everyone dancing the entire night!  Will and his team at the Samoset did a fantastic job, as usual, orchestrating the entire day and making sure it all ran smoothly.

What a day!  Kate and Roger, thank you again for having Denise and I document your wedding day!  We loved every minute and are so happy for you two.  Hope your Hawaiian honeymoon was a blast!

How they met, in Kate's words:

Roger & I met online, eHarmony actually, in October 2012. We had gone on 2 dates when Hurricane Sandy hit NYC. Roger was living in Hoboken at the time and all public transportation was down getting from NJ to NYC. He insisted on hitchhiking through the Lincoln Tunnel to work that day & called me that night while I was at dinner with my best friend, who was also staying with me because of the hurricane. When Roger told me he was going to sleep at the office I felt so bad so I invited him to stay with me. Erica & I quickly grabbed our margaritas to go and ran upstairs to clean. We stalled Roger & sent him on a hunt for a flashlight! He came through & actually found one!
 

Roger & I spent the next few days together and with that I think we knew we'd found someone special. The rest is history... on our 1 year anniversary Roger proposed in Nantucket, MA.

Our wedding is special to both of us to have all our friends & family together to celebrate our marriage with us! Our wedding is a preppy, nautical, glamorous, dream of mine. I love lobsters, stripes, navy blue, bows, peonies, and sequins. All of which have been my inspiration. 


photographers: Whitney and Denise, emilie inc. photographyvenue, caterer: Samoset Resort, Rockport, Maine • florist: Season's Downeast • band: K2 • cake: Sweet Sensations • hair/make-up: Jessica Candage Hair & Makeup Artistry • tent: Wallace • gown: Legends by Romona Kevesa, Kleinfeld • shoes: Kate Spade • groom: Hart Schaffner Marx, Nordstrom • invitations: Preppy Paperie • honeymoon: Kauai and Maui

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