island wedding of Pauline and Jody in Boothbay Harbor

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Squirrel Island is my new favorite place.  I just adore how you can be from Maine, like myself, and have no idea these beautiful spots exist just a ferry ride away...waiting to be discovered.  Pauline's mother and aunt both have places on the island so she's been coming here for years.  After meeting Jody, he started coming along for visits as well and they knew it was the perfect place to get married.

As you come off the dock, the newly renovated town hall is up on a small hill overlooking the bay.  It may be a municipal building, but it almost seems like it was put there as a wedding venue.  It has a huge, sun-filled, indoor space for a reception and an expansive deck that is the perfect place for cocktails with a breeze coming off the water.

No vehicles are allowed here, so only a few Gators and golf carts slowly drive about the pathways. There are tennis courts, a community garden, a beautiful beach, and an adorable library complete with a squirrel weather vane atop it. The ceremony was held on the lawn just behind the chapel, with Pauline's brother officiating. After their I Do's, we wandered about the island for some photos with Jody (a speed demon in everyday life) carefully negotiating getting around in a golf cart while Pauline and I talked about our love for animals.  They have a kitty cat now (who was an integral part of their engagement, think ring on the collar) who naturally needs some friends.

As the sun set over the island, guests were treated to a lobster dinner inside the town hall, hilarious toasts, and music for some dancing.  As I boarded the ferry back to Boothbay, I had a big smile on my face.  I was so happy to discover such a special spot on the Maine coast with such a lovely couple.  Thank you so much, Pauline and Jody, for having me! Let me know when you get that new dog!

Their story:

In May of 2009, Pauline and Jody met through mutual friends while dining in a group, at -- as they like to call it -- a "mediocre Mexican restaurant" in Boston's Faneuil Hall Marketplace. They've been snowboarding, traveling, and enjoying strange ethnic foods together ever since. 

Jody proposed to Pauline in Boston on 7/11/2014 amidst a room full of photographs of their life together. In addition to the marriage proposal, Jody promised Pauline that they'd adopt a kitten (Pauline's favorite animal). 

Their continued adventures took them both from Boston, MA to a new residence in Denver, CO in September of 2014. Shortly after settling in, they adopted their feline companion, Kasza, who came from a local animal shelter.  
 

photographer: Denise, emilie inc photographyvenue: Squirrel Island Town Hall • coordinator: Kristina Slocum, Purple Orchid Event Planningcatering: Sarah's Cateringflowers: Sweet Pea Designsceremony musicians: Northern Lights Strings • dj: Scott Arrington, Murray Hill Talentmake-up: From This Day Forwardhair: JMC Weddings • transportation: Balmy Day Cruisesphoto booth: Maine Snapshot Studio

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