unique portland maine video

have you ever visited portland, maine? here's a great little video titled "mini maine." it was shot with a regular lens and then edited in post-production. it looks like they used an effect called tilt-shift, which is an actual lens but can also be done by editing. the tilt-shift effect makes things look like minatures and i have never seen it done so well in a video as in this one of portland. i'm also a huge fan of time-lapse photography! enjoy!

this video was created by little big world who has a bunch of other videos like this from locations around the world! 

cool wedding portlandia

i love this clip! have you seen that t.v. show portlandia? well, it's about the OTHER portland, as in oregon, and it's hilarious. it stars Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein as they give a "wonderfully unique rendering of Portland, OR." enjoy!

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 

casco bay schooner wedding | a maine wedding officiant

This past weekend was amazing. I performed Jen and Matt's wedding on the windjammer FRANCES out on Casco Bay right out of Portland, Maine. There are so many things I want to tell you about this adventure, but I must start with this: I am so honored to have facilitated the union of these two people. No two people are more meant for each other. They have an easy sweetness and a very fun-loving spirit as a couple. AND I love their families!

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