On the finest 21st of June in recent memory, Kirstin and Jason were married at the gorgeous and quaint 1812 Farm in Bristol. Located on the Pemaquid Peninsula, a hard right after Damariscotta traveling north on Maine's coastal route, the farm is just a mile down the road from Kirstin's childhood home, and where her parents still live.
And this was most definitely an event all about
family and friends. Guests were treated to a glorious ceremony,
complete with touching readings and ukelele music from close friends and
family (as well as the breaking of the glass). Both maid of honor and
best man were siblings, and both gave heart felt toasts at the warm
reception up in the barn. An obvious highlight of the night was the
first dance, Jason dapper indeed, Kirstin killing in Vera Wang; their
deep connection obvious as every guest looked on with happiness.
tight knit group had that 18th century barn rocking on its foundations
by the time the sun set (a solstice, I believe). From the adorable ring
bearers and flower girls to grandparents, everyone hit the floor to
celebrate in honor of our happy newlyweds. In traditional fashion, our
lucky couple headed for the beach shortly following the wedding. Have a
blast in the sand Kirstin and Jason! Thanks for having me and congratulations!
How they met, in their own words:
We were both using an online dating service. Kirstin messaged Jason
because of his "punny" username, '50 shades of Jay'. We talked that
first night for nearly three hours and made plans to meet. The first
time we met, we had a couple of drinks in Astoria and had great
conversation. On our second date, a few days later, we had a nice steak
dinner in Manhattan and had our first kiss at the rooftop bar at the
Gaanesvoort Park Avenue hotel with the Empire State Building in the
background. Jason was able to woo Kirstin that night by singing "The
Rainbow Connection" in his Kermit the Frog voice. Kirstin will walk down
the aisle to a friend playing that song on his ukelele.
photographers: Steve and Lindsay, emilie inc. photography • venue: 1812 Farm, Bristol, Maine • caterer: Stone Cove Catering • flowers: Jessica, Louis Doe, Newcastle • dj: Dave Dionne, Dionne Entertainment • sweets: Crissy's Bakery • make-up: About Face • hair: Acasa Hair • gown: San Patrick • men: Vera Wang • invitations: minted.com • honeymoon: Sandals Grande Riviera in Ocho Rios, Jamaica