Kristin and Melissa’s Rockport Maine Wedding

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 Kristin and Melissa’s Rockport, Maine Wedding

Last December, when the new marriage law passed, I promised the first couple to book their same sex marriage a complimentary ceremony.  Kristin and Melissa from Fort Worth, Texas were the lucky ladies.  They set a date of July 27th and arrived for their Rockport, Maine wedding early enough to enjoy a nice break from the heat of summer in Texas.  Their friends and family also escaped and traveled to Maine to share the day with them.

We met at The Liberal Cup in Hallowell a few days before the ceremony to get to know each other a bit and finalize some ceremony details.  Kristin and Melissa are both just as sweet as can be and I was truly honored to be able to do this wedding for them.

The weather was as welcoming as a Saturday in July could possibly be.  The ceremony was held on the patio overlooking the ocean and the guests watched while seated in Adirondack chairs situated in a semi-circle.  L.L. Bean missed a great photo-op for their catalog.

I left with the most beautiful wedding favor…A sailboat themed, quilted coaster, hand made by the mother of the bride.  It sits on my desk, a constant reminder of why I choose to spend my summer weekends doing this kind of work.20130801_220936

Best wishes Melissa and Kristin!

A reminder that weekends fill up quickly in the summer months, so be sure to call or e-mail early to reserve your wedding date.

Abby & Dustin’s Maine Outdoor Wedding Ceremony

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Maine wedding ceremonyAbby & Dustin’s Maine outdoor wedding ceremony took place in July of 2013.

Abby:  Electrical engineer by day, bartender by night, horse fanatic around the clock.

Dustin:  The one guy who can handle Abby (and that’s a testament straight from Abby’s father).

Abby and Dustin were planning some logistics regarding their wedding ceremony when Abby asked Dustin: “Where do you want to stand?”. Dustin’s response: “Next to you”.  Ahhhhh.  Quick wit at it’s best.

The ceremony took place in the morning under an arbor on the lawn where Abby grew up (with an impressive view I might add).  Abby actually wrote the entire ceremony herself and included a hand ceremony.  About two weeks before the wedding, she decided it was “Too much, too much!”, and sent a revised copy which was significantly shorter, and absolutely perfect. The girl knows what she wants!

Abby and Dustin sent along a couple of photos to share.  Credit goes to Heather Sparrow Photography. Heather did a spectacular job of capturing the love between them, and their personalities really shine through. Congratulations Mr and Mrs Gray – And a sincere thanks for allowing me to be a part of such a special milestone.



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