tented private estate Kennebunkport wedding of Morgan and Kevin

by Anonymous

Almost exactly 10 years to day that Morgan and Kevin started dating, did they wed.  These two were sweethearts at 16 and 18 years old.  I asked Morgan if she knew then that she would marry Kevin and with all her heart she said “yes,” followed by a smile and little laugh, “but I didn’t know it would take this long.”

During the ceremony, Kevin gave Morgan the very ring he gave her – a promise ring – when they first got together.  The rainy ceremony felt almost like a christening of sorts for their long awaited wedding.  Guests were troopers and donned umbrellas and ponchos, not minding the rain, and just happy to be there to witness these two tie the knot.  Morgan looked stunning in her long-sleeved backless dress by Berta.  Kevin’s Ted Baker suit was slick and he dressed it down by foregoing a tie.  Both of them were full of smiles for the ceremony, such a big moment finally happening.  Even through the raindrops, I spied some teary eyes of joy.  They have already been family for the last 10 years.  Now it was just official.

Since the rain was still falling after the ceremony, we moved the family photos to the patio with a little coverage, where the cocktail hour would have been.  Instead guests made their way to the tent to relax.  Morgan and Kevin were amazing – they rolled with the punches the rain threw at them and they decided to stick to couple portraits on her parents’ property.  It was extra special, Julie and Al opened their beautiful home for the wedding, but seeing how close these families were, it only made sense for this celebration to be hosted at such a personal place.  The rain even cleared for a bit when I ducked out with the two newlyweds later in the eveing for a few more portraits together.

The reception was full of laughs (and some tears) from the toasts, a surprise dance for Morgan’s mother Julie (Al asked his wife to join him in a dance to honor their recent 40th wedding anniversary), a sweet first dance, and two adorable parent dances.  The White Apron kept everyone well-nourished as usual.  Minka designed some romantic, lush florals.  The Smoking Jackets band got people grooving on the dance floor.  Audrey and Leslie of Azalea Events tied everything together and beautified it beyond belief.  Josh of Media Northeast captured the day in moving picture.  It was truly a pleasure to work with so many great people for this gorgeous wedding – 10 years in the making and well-deserved for such a sweet couple.

Morgan and Kevin, thank you so much for having me and Lindsay document your wedding day!  We loved being a part of it!  No doubt you’ll enjoy your St. Lucia honeymoon in December when those Maine temps drop!  So, so, so happy for you two – congrats!  xo 

photography: Whitney and Lindsay, emilie inc. • plannerAzalea Events • caterer: The White Apron • bloomsMinka • band: The Smoking Jackets • videographer: Media Northeast  • beauty: Spa at River's Edgegown: Berta from L'Fay, Manhattan • groom: Ted Bakermen: The Black Tux

Portland Wedding of Erin and Bobby at St. Luke's and Westin Harborview

by Anonymous

Erin and Bobby’s wedding day was filled with sweetness, fun, and “crazy aunts and uncles,” as Erin called them.  The day started off at their apartment on Congress Street with Bobby and his groomsmen preoccupied with cigars and conversation, laughs and last minute logistics.  After, I walked over to the Westin Portland Harborview to meet Erin and her bridesmaids who were getting ready and where the reception would later be.  The ladies were relaxing and lounging in their matching robes when I arrived, and helped with last minute jewelry choices for Erin.  The two flower girls, Bobby’s nieces Grace and Audrey, provided adorable commentary that only little girls would come up with and had infectious smiles when gazing upon their soon-to-be aunt on her wedding day — Erin was a stunning bride!  

The ceremony took place at St. Luke’s Cathedral, which was amidst a major renovation.  It was great to see Pastor Ben again.  He lead a wonderful ceremony as always.  Bobby was handsome in his dark blue suit and hearing him recite his vows brought a smile to Erin’s face.  After family photos at the church, the wedding party hopped in a limo and Erin, Bobby, and myself in a Bentley, and headed downtown.  These two met at a pizza place on Fore Street, and Bobby proposed at that same spot five and a half years later, so the Old Port has a special place in their hearts.  They wanted to capture some favorite Portland landmarks like Wharf Street and Deering Oaks Park in photos.  Erin and Bobby could spot their apartment from the rooftop at the Westin where the reception was, so photos of the two of them up there were even more fitting.

Erin had warned me about her “crazy aunts and uncles,” and boy did they entertain!  They lifted Erin over their heads for a group photo and demonstrated strong (and interesting!) moves on the dance floor that had me excited — I love shooting a rowdy crowd showing off their skills on the parquet!  They were so fun!

Erin and Bobby, thanks for letting me spend the day with you and document your wedding!  I had a blast, just as I’m sure you did in the Turks and Caicos for your honeymoon!  So happy for you two newlyweds — congrats!  xo

photographer: Whitney, emilie inc. photographyceremony: St. Luke's Cathedral, Portland • reception: Westin Portland Harborview • florist: Harmon's & Barton's • dj: Ice Entertainment • cake: Nothing Bakes Like a Parrott • beauty: Style Me
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