I don’t even know how to begin to tell you about Kate and Mark. Some couples just check all the boxes, even the boxes I didn’t know I was looking for, and they’re one of those couples. Mark greeted Jess and I with an excited, “DORY!!!! JESSSSS!!” as soon as we walked through the door where he was getting ready at Kate’s parents’ camp, and from that moment on, our day was a non-stop rollercoaster of excitement, happy tears, and laughter as they made us fit right into their awesome families. Jess and I immediately headed to Hannaford with Mark and his and Kate’s fathers, because they wanted me to bring Kate and their wives flowers, which ended up being a hilarious paparazzi mission for Jess.
When I got to Kate’s getting-ready spot, a return for me to the simply gorgeous Granite Ridge Estate and Barn, she ran to me immediately—a tiny spitfire of positive energy who greeted me with a huge hug and squeals of excitement, followed by tears when I handed her the flowers from Mark.
And that was our day: lots of love, laughter, and tears—so much so that I totally got teary editing their ceremony photos as I relived those moments with them.
I have a feeling you’ll all do the same.
The Venue: Granite Ridge Estate & Barn (The owners here—Gabe and Micky are two of the family that I've met so far—are INCREDIBLY nice and helpful, and I haven't seen a more beautiful location in the state!)
The Hair: Brianne Phippen
The Makeup: Danielle Lavoie
The Dress: Alexandra's Bridal, Designed by Essense of Australia
The Cake Artist: Dorene Vail, Dorene’s Creative Cakes
The Caterer: Lake Region Caterers
The DJ: Double Platinum DJ, Stephen Bell
The Tuxes: Nordstrom
Second Shooter Extraordinaire, and Chief Groomsmen Wrangler: Jessica Harris