portland maine restaurant wedding | a maine wedding officiant

this was a fourth of july wedding to remember. janice and michael and their friends and family all came to maine to celebrate their marriage. the theme of their wedding was eat, drink and remarry! this is the first time i've actually choked up during a ceremony. they welcomed folks to speak during the wedding and the speeches were so heartfelt and genuine, i couldn't help but tear up. i feel really honored to have been a witness to their wedding. 

the wedding took place at the exquiste restaurant five fifty-five in downtown portland, maine. the food was exceptional! if you go, you MUST try the lobster mac and cheese, it's crazy good! my husband and i ate dinner there after the ceremony and am so glad we did. i had poached salmon with bok choy and fennel foam that was the perfect combination of flavors. we had their house-made salted caramels for dessert, and i can't recommend them enough. in fact, skip all the other desserts and cheese and just get a double order of the caramels, you will not be disappointed!

the balcony at 555 restaurant in portland, maine - photo by mesimple table setting for an elegant wedding dinner - photo by methe guests enjoyed freshly shucked oysters! photo by me

venue | five fifty-five
photographer | david zwickerhill 
hotel for wedding party and guests | portland regency hotel and spa