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!
photographer: Whitney, emilie inc. photography • ceremony: 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