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:

Delani + Mitchell: The Sneak Peek

There is nothing I love more than big weddings with huge wedding parties and lots of family to spare, so I knew going in that Delani and Mitchell's wedding, with ten groomsmen and bridesmaids each and lots of family besides, was going to be epic. On top of that, I'd met them last August when I worked with them on their engagement shoot, and over the course of that session and the coffee we had afterwards, I knew what incredible people they are--the kind of people you feel instantly comfortable with, even though you just met. 

Expectations did not disappoint, and I think personally, that Delani outshone the new Duchess of Sussex (who had the nerve to pick the same wedding date!)--she was radiantly happy and calm. I can't wait to tell you more about it in the coming weeks, but for now enjoy this tiny peek into their day! Congratulations, Delani and Mitchell, and thank you for letting Jess and I be the ones to hang with you on this most special of all days! 

Vendors of Awesomeness

  • Wedding Venue and Coordinator: Spring Hill Lodge, Mindy Angell (and I can't say enough about how kind, patient, and hard-working Mindy and the staff at Spring Hill were--and it's a GORGEOUS venue with tons of natural light!)
  • Florist: Debbie Cary, Downeast Flowers & Gifts
  • Cake Artist: Sara Smith, 3 Sisters Bakery
  • DJ: DJ2Clapps, Ben Clapp
  • Makeup Artist: Regan Poirier
  • The Bride's Hair Artist: Linda Sprague, Statix Salon & Spa
  • The Bridesmaids' Hair Artist: Linda Sprague, Kalie Arthur, Danielle Pariseau, and Janelle Gray; Statix Salon & Spa
  • The Dress: Marry and Tux Bridal
  • Bridesmaids Dresses: David's Bridal
  • Tuxes: Tuxes and Suits With Style