It was an intimate affair attended only by family and the closest of friends. With only 35 guests, it was one of the highest rates of participation I've seen in a ceremony. A good friend married the couple and another played music on the cello. Del is a composer professionally and wrote a piece for Laura which he dedicated and the cellist played during the ceremony. Several other friends and family members--including Del's youngest daughter--stood and gave readings.
Stairs lead from the lawn to the water so after the ceremony I snuck the newlyweds and Del's daughters down for a few photos. It was such a quintessentially Maine spot with the rocky beach and a narrow dock extending into the ocean. I wasn't there to document it as I was just there for two hours, but the evening was scheduled to culminate with a lobster bake on the lawn. Maine summer perfection. I love it.
Laura and Del- congrats! So happy to have met you both.
How they met, in their own words:
Laura and Del teach at the same small liberal arts college. A weekly gathering of new faculty on Monday nights quickly turned into just Laura and Del having drinks. One Monday, classes were cancelled because of hurricane Irene, so Del braved the storm to have coffee with Laura and asked her out on a real date.