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.


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