York Maine

Karen + Alan: The Engagement Sneak Peek

I felt like I bonded with Karen and Alan by the end of our booking call. They both just seemed so genuine and sweet, and Alan spoke about their wedding day with so much kid-like excitement. Spending a couple of hours with them last night, all of that came through just like it had on our phone call. The initial nerves of having a camera following them fell away pretty quickly, and then they both just relaxed and had fun—so much fun! You’ll see all of that in the full length blog later, but for now enjoy this sneak peek of their evening!


Ali + Jon: The Sneak Peek

When I hung up the phone after my first booking appointment with Ali, I thought, "I think I just met my new best friend." That is the kind of person she is: warm and funny and SO easy to hang with. All the way through this process, from that first phone call, through touring the venue and trekking all over the property while the sky was spitting ice at us to scope out First Look possibilities, through her entire awesomely fun wedding day, that never changed, and Jon is a perfect quiet complement to all of Ali's spirited bubbliness (is that a word? It is now!). More on that day later, but for now, enjoy this sneak peek of their July 28th wedding!

The Details:

  • The Venue and Coordinator: York Harbor Inn; Cheyenne Wright (Cheyenne was AMAZING: her passion for her work clearly shows, AND she's so so awesome to work with. I can't say enough great things about how much we loved her! Greg was great, too: very professional and quick to make sure the small details were covered.)
  • The Florist: Flowers by the Sea, Patti Gregoire
  • The Cake Artist: Let Them Eat Cake, Gayle Forte
  • The Makeup/Hair Squad: Bliss Studio, Samantha Clark
  • The DJ: TM Productions, Ted Maher
  • The Chair Rental: Exeter Events and Tents, Makaylah Johnson
  • The Dress: Ve'Lace Bridal Shop, Designer: Eddy K.
  • Second Shooter Extraordinaire: Jessica Harris


Melissa + Michael: The Wedding

Melissa and Mike could not have ordered a better day for their York wedding at the Union Bluff Hotel. The weather was perfect: not too hot, not too cold, and the sun was bright and clean and beautiful. Melissa was incredibly calm as she prepared, and her mom, her aunt, and her soon-to-be-mother-in-law were all there providing a calm support system, too. Her wedding was even more remarkable because Melissa did so many of the details herself: from the table decorations, to the flowers, to the signs, to even painting the bottom of her shoes to reflect her love of all things Disney--if she ever decided to go into Wedding Planning, she'd have an excellent career in front of her! Jess and I had a blast when Melissa and Mike's families all came together after their very sweet First Look--everyone is hilarious, and it's clear the joining of their families means a lot to both sides. Thank you so much for making us feel like we were a part of yours for the day, Melissa and Mike! <3

By the way, the Union Bluff is a spectacular location for a coastal wedding, and I can't say enough about how kind and hard-working all of the staff there is (and how nice they were to Jess and I thoughout the day)! 

The Vendors of Awesomeness:

Melissa + Michael: The Sneak Peek

Never ever have I seen a wedding run as smoothly (and ON TIME!) as Melissa and Michael's...and that's even more remarkable given that Melissa did so much of the work herself, from the bouquets to the table settings, to the place cards, to the tutus her three flower girls (flower girls and ring-bearers were the only "wedding party") wore as they walked or rolled down the grassy aisle. And all of it, every detail, was impeccably, beautifully done; Melissa definitely has a career in event planning ahead of her someday! 

Beyond how beautiful every detail was, the best thing about Melissa and Mike and their very sweet families was how incredibly easy-going, chill, and kind they all were. It was a privilege and a joy to spend this very special day with them, and I can't wait to share so many more pictures from that day with you! For now, enjoy these few--more are coming; I promise!

Venue: Union Bluff Hotel, The Incredible Amy Sallese, Wedding Coordinator

Hair and Makeup: Harbor Hair, Abby (Hair) and Maureen (Makeup)

Cake Artist: The Cake CottageThe Beyond Talented Jessie Giles

DJ: DJ Fred, The Always Keeping Us Dancing Fred Pappalardo

The Dress: Marry and Tux Bridal, Maggie Sottero Designs

The Officiant: Savoir ClaireThe Fantastic Claire Winston-Wade