I was thrilled to come back to York for Anne and Craig's wedding after photographing their engagement session here last fall. Anne has been wanting to get married at the Reading Room since she was young, having looked up at it from the York Harbor Beach over many summers. However, it almost didn't happen! After Craig's proposal, they inquired at the Reading Room for the 2015 season and... they were booked. Booked solid for the entire summer. After this heartbreaking news, Craig and Anne's dad, Ed, were tasked with going out one day and looking at venues. They came up with some solid ideas and were close to booking another spot, when they received a call from Mary Mace, the wedding coordinator at the Reading Room. She told them that in 15 years they had never had a cancellation, but alas, she had one for June 13th!
Thank goodness it all worked out, because it's obvious these two were supposed to have their celebration here. After a lovely ceremony at the Star of the Sea church in town, and some photos out and about, we came back to the Reading Room for the party. It was a perfect day weather-wise, although it hadn't looked that way earlier in the week. Guests wandered about the patio and the grounds with cocktails, then were invited inside for dinner, toasts, and dancing. I especially loved hearing Ed's toast, where he recounted the near miss with the venue, and had some tear jerking words about his daughter that only dads can say.
Anne and Craig, thank you so much for having Whitney and I! We loved spending the day with you and hope you had an amazing time in Greece and Italy!
photographers: Denise and Whitney, emilie inc. photography • ceremony: Star of the Sea, York • reception, caterer: York Harbor Reading Room • flowers: F as in Flowers • tunes: Redline • cake: Simply Elegant Cakes • makeup: Sonya Jacobsen • hair: Shine Hair and Color Design, Portsmouth • transportation: York Trolley • gals: Donna Morgan • guys: Michael Kors • invitations: Kim Roth, Bright Room Studios