autumn elopement of Heidi and Dan at Inn by the Sea in Cape Elizabeth


Heidi and Dan thought they were going to marry in Maine alone, but Heidi's dad Rich got wind of the nuptials and expressed his desire for wanting to be present for such a big moment.  Dan's mom Nancy and dad Mike were just as interested in being present.  And of course Heidi's mom Dru didn't want to be left out either.  So all four made the trip out from Ohio to Inn By The Sea in Cape Elizabeth to witness Heidi and Dan wed -- a momentous occasion after dating for 11 years, starting at the end of their senior year of high school.  Heidi and Dan love the fall season and October in New England was the perfect time of year for their wedding.  Halloween is a favorite holiday of Heidi's so they were headed to historic Salem, MA the day after they wed before going home to the midwest.  While a little rain was in the forecast for their Salem visit, their wedding day was absolutely gorgeous (and hot!) for a mid-October day.  Heidi and Dan donned their J.Crew wedding garb well, as we made sure to capture the New England spirit with the fall colors of the changing leaves, the Adirondack chairs on the property, and the must-have Maine coast beach photo.  Congratulations, Heidi and Dan!  So glad you decided to marry in Maine and that I was there to document it!  And extra lovely to meet both of your parents on such a big day!

How they met, in their own words:

Heidi and Dan were introduced by a mutual friend in 2002--when they were just seniors in high school. They began dating shortly thereafter. When Fall of 2002 rolled around, Heidi left home to attend college at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio. After one semester apart, Dan decided to leave Ohio State and transferred down to Athens to be with Heidi. 11 years later, during the fall of 2013, Dan proposed to Heidi while they were at a cabin in the Hocking Hills region of Ohio. Family members joked: "Do we need to wait another 11 years for the wedding?!" 

photographer: Whitney, emilie inc. photographyvenue: Inn by the Sea, Cape Elizabeth, Maine • officiant: John Portela, All in One Weddingshair/make-up: Big Day Beauty Eventsattire: J Crew • honeymoon: exploring New England

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