Portside Manor, Searsport, Maine
Officiant: A Sweet Start (that’s me!) Accommodations: Portside Manor Babysitter: Kenzie White Bakery: 111 Maine Bar Service Provider: 111 Maine Bathroom: Grand Rental Station Bridal Boutique: Kleinfeld Bridal Bridal PJs: Blossom Syrup Bride’s Ring: Scott Spurling Bridal Shoes: Bella Belle Bridal Slippers: Birdies Caterer: 111 Maine Ceremony Venue: Portside Manor Ceremony Music: The Hill Bros Design and Styling: Pinch Me Planning/Bride Dress: Maison Signore Earrings: BHLDN Favors: n/a Florist: FIELD Groom’s Outfit: Perry Ellis Groom’s Ring: Luxuria Jewelers Groom’s Tie: Dazi Groom’s Tie Clip: Special Gift For U Hair: DIY by the Bride with help from her friend Mackenzie Lamoureux Lighting: Griffin & Griffin Makeup: Mackenzie Lamoureux, Friend of the Bride Photographer: Mary Claire Photography Planner: Pinch Me Planning Reception DJ: Music Man DJ Service Reception Venue: Portside Manor Rentals Furniture: Heartwood Essentials Rentals Tablecloths: Marshall Rentals Rentals Tent & Others: One Stop Event Rentals Stationery/Escort Cards: DIY by the Bride Transportation: NorthEast Charter Videographer: Happy Camper Films Vow Books: Liu My Design Welcome Bags: Suga Suga Yoga: Kat Cynewski
June 22, 2019
Oh Maria, where do I begin!? We knew we wanted to book you long before we ever got engaged! Knowing that we didn’t want a super religious ceremony but also wanting our ceremony to be thoughtful and meaningful we knew you would help us create just that.
Creating a custom ceremony with you is one of our favorite parts of the entire planning process. You helped ground and reconnect us in a way that we so desperately needed amongst the chaos of planning.
The months and days leading up to the wedding (and after!) you were an incredible resource for all things wedding. From writing our own vows to how to change my last name after the wedding – you already had all the tools in place to make the process as smooth as possible.
One of the moments that sticks out to me the most is the moment during our rehearsal when you announced to our closest family and friends that our planning responsibilities were officially over and to keep us in a “wedding bubble of bliss”. From that moment on, our family and friends point of contact was our planner and our vendors. No more decisions to be made or worries to tackle – by stating this openly to all of our wedding party and parents you gave us the ability to relax and be stress free which is the greatest gift of all. Everyone listened and respected you, and from that moment on our entire weekend was more relaxed.
We know that we will cherish this ceremony for the rest of our lives and we are so grateful for your presence during our wedding weekend and your ability to share our love story with our family & friends as we begin our forever. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.