Erin and Eric’s wedding officially brings the 2012 wedding season to a close, and what a unique season it has been! I’ve shot weddings in five states (Maine, Massachusetts New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont!), for couples hailing from nine different states. Each wedding has been the culmination of many months of planning, and it was my honor to be invited to each and every one of them. Erin and Eric’s wedding made for a lovely finish to this varied and exciting season. They were wed at Grace Restaurant, a restaurant in the heart of Portland, Maine that has been converted from a former church. I’ve been looking forward to this one for some time! Grace is a favorite dining spot of mine, so when during our initial consult Erin mentioned that they were thinking of having their wedding there I got very excited at the possibilities. It’s an amazing venue, for both a wedding and dinner on the town, and it did not disappoint. The food is excellent too!
Their day may have started with rain, and it may have been cold (it is December after all), but Erin and Eric were surrounded by so many fun friends and family members that I don’t think anyone noticed. It ended up being an absolutely perfect wedding day. The boys started the morning off by hitting up Maine Indoor Karting for a few laps around the track (Eric won!), while the ladies busied themselves with hair, make-up, dress steaming, and last minute alterations! I followed Erin down to her salon and discovered that it happens to be next door to her florist, Compositions. The florists were putting the final touches on the bouquets and arrangements for the wedding, so I was able to stop in an photograph that process.
Erin and Eric made time for a ‘first look’ before the wedding so that we could get the formal photos done beforehand. It’s a good thing too, since the sun sets at 4:30pm this time of year, it was pitch black out when the ceremony ended! The ceremony was held in the lower-level of Grace, and afterwards guests headed upstairs for the rest of the festivities. After their delicious dinner and toasts, a rocking party commenced, I wish I could have kicked off my shoes and joined in!
Thanks again to Erin, Eric and all my clients from this past year all my best in the years to come!