Travel Themed Destination Wedding in Maine

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Lindy and Dave wed in York Beach, Maine with a travel themed destination wedding in the oh-so color appropriate blue and white palette.  With a ceremony overlooking the ocean, the happy couple enjoyed lots of intimate moments with loved ones with a beautiful New England backdrop behind them.

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The bride’s something blue was her new initials sewn into the inside of her dress!  Great idea!

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The bridesmaids wore navy chiffon that flowed perfectly in the wind.

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At the couple’s first look, the groom was overheard saying, “you’re an angel!” when he saw his bride.

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This wedding was all about the little moments.  Photographers, Bethany and Dan Photography shared one such sweet moment with us.  “The wedding party and I were standing on a balcony that overlooked the ceremony site. Guests were walking in and waving up at us, everyone excited about the coming ceremony. Dave and Lindy pulled away and looked down at their family and friends, the PERFECT weather day, the ocean and then at one another. I heard her tell Dave, “It’s finally happening, just like we planned. I’m just so happy.” Then she covered her face with her hand and laid her head on his chest and he snuggled her close and said “I know, I love you so much.” It was so so so SO sweet and I was so happy in the moment that we were there to photograph these two people commit the rest of their lives to one another. It truly felt like we were watching our close friends get married.”

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After the sweet ceremony, the newlyweds decided to have a little fun at a local arcade.

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Back at the reception, the blue and white travel theme continued right down to the hotel-named tables.

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Their wedding cake even had a couple who had packed their bags to see the world atop of it!

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The fun pair planned a perfected coordinated first dance that the crowd loved!

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Then the music lovers gifted guests with a CD for a wedding favor, complete with a monogram travel stamp of course!

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Congratulations to the newlyweds!

Destination Wedding Photographer:  Bethany & Dan Photography

 Wedding Vendors: Wedding Location: The Union Bluff Meeting House, Floral Designer:  Brenda’ s Bloomers Inc, Cake Designer:  Popovers on the Square, DJ:  DJ Fred


Enter to Win a $100,000 Wedding in Maine

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Listen up newly engaged guys and gals!  Real Maine Weddings magazine is giving away a $100,000 dream wedding in Portland, Maine.  This could be your perfect destination wedding!  With over 25 vendors from the Portland area, from Sea Bags to DiMillo’s Floating Restaurant, you will have an all star team to produce the wedding of your dreams, for free!

The weekend will begin with a rehearsal dinner and spa day at The Portland Regency and end with a ballroom reception at the Holiday Inn By the Bay.  The ceremony and cocktail reception will be held at the Grace restaurant, a historic church renovated into the area’s most sophisticated event space.  You’ll even get event photography by the talented team at Emilie Inc. Photography. Sea Bags will be giving out the wedding favors and Sweetest Thing Weddings will be helping the winning couple plan their wedding from start to finish.

 How to win?  The magazine is accepting submissions now.  You’ll need to upload a 2-minute video on why you want to be married in Portland, Maine and do so before March 9, 2012.  They are looking for creative, funny, serious, or clever entries that will be published on their website.  To win the general public will have the opportunity to go online and vote for their favorite couples and the winning couple will be announced on April 1st.

To upload your video submission, click here.  And if you win, the contest isn’t over yet!  Certain aspects of the wedding will also be chosen by the public. For example, the bride picks out three wedding dresses and the public votes on the one they like the best. Same goes for the wedding bands, honeymoon, wedding cake, and more!

Good luck!!  We’ll be watching!