Stephanie
Expert September 2019

Pro bam very photo heavy

Stephanie, on October 4, 2019 at 2:09 PM Posted in Married Life 2 29
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I can’t believe it has nearly been a month already! We got married on 9/07/19. The weather cooperated so we were able to have our outdoor ceremony (it was supposed to be rainy with on and off thunderstorms all day). It drizzled the night before and was cloudy all day until right before our first look when the sun came out! It did rain for a few minutes when we were all inside eating dinner, so we did get some good luck rain without compromising our wedding. It would have been nice if it was a little warmer, but you never know what September in Maine will be, so thankfully it wasn’t too, too cold, lol.

Anyway, the entire day was fabulous. The biggest issue was the woman who did my dress alterations was not so great. When I picked out my dress, we had planned on removing some of the “poof”, but she refused since she liked it (the salon I bought it from did not offer alterations, we had to find someone independent). Also it was too big. So, even with straps that she added, it kept falling down, at least the straps kept me from having a serious wardrobe malfunction, lol, but I showed off more than I am comfortable with, but thankfully I was able to not completely obsess.

Also when walking down the boardwalk into the ceremony, my train snagged on a loose nail and stopped me dead in my tracks, haha! I thought I was going down for a minute and my dad was definitely confused when I had to turn around and crouch down to free myself. I actually think this was perfect because I couldn’t stop laughing about it which really helped me relax. I hate being the center of attention, so I was seriously stressing about everyone staring at me as I walked.

We did a first look, which I highly recommend. I first suggested it to help my anxiety, just give my FH and I a minute to ourselves to help calm me down. We ended up reading vows to each other that we wrote (used the standard ones from the Prayer Book for the actual ceremony) and then my FH’s daughter, our flower girl came in and we had a few minutes just the three of us. It was perfect. This also allowed us to get a lot of photos done beforehand which allowed us to partake in most of the cocktail hour and all of the reception.


Venue: The Barn on Walnut Hill, North Yarmouth, ME

Caterer/Day of Coordinator: The Kitchen Chicks, Kennebunk, ME

Flowers: Wildflower Florists, Freeport, ME

Cake: Cakes by Katie’s Kitchen

Hair: Jenna Richardson

Makeup: Vanessa Cavallaro

Dresses- minus my sister’s (MOH)- Andrea’s Bridal, Portland, ME

Photographers: Kathryn Douglas Photography


For some reason the photos refuse to go in order.



In the barn for our first lookPro bam very photo heavy 1First lookPro bam very photo heavy 2First look in our reception areaPro bam very photo heavy 3Inside the barnPro bam very photo heavy 4After my now stepdaughter joined usPro bam very photo heavy 5She loved the camera and kept posingPro bam very photo heavy 6Andy wore a pink tie in order to match B’s dress, so she had to see if it really didPro bam very photo heavy 7BOP boutonnière Pro bam very photo heavy 8Before the ceremony Pro bam very photo heavy 9Before the ceremonyPro bam very photo heavy 10The heart is from one of my Aunt’s vest. I was very close with her before she died and I wanted her there with me.Pro bam very photo heavy 11My sister and mePro bam very photo heavy 12First lookPro bam very photo heavy 13First lookPro bam very photo heavy 14First lookPro bam very photo heavy 15


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Latest activity by Catherine, on October 18, 2019 at 12:50 PM
  • MrsD
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    I love your dress, and the heart for your aunt. That's a great touch. The venue looks very pretty inside!

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  • Stephanie
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    With my sister and stepdaughter Pro bam very photo heavy 16Stepdaughter/flower girl Pro bam very photo heavy 17TwirlingPro bam very photo heavy 18I don’t have a long enough title, hahaPro bam very photo heavy 19Going inside before the guests arrivePro bam very photo heavy 20We had a memory rose on either side of the aisle. One for my husband’s father and one for my aunt.Pro bam very photo heavy 21 Husband and his daughterPro bam very photo heavy 22Bridesmaids Pro bam very photo heavy 23With my dadPro bam very photo heavy 24At the end of the ceremonyPro bam very photo heavy 25


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  • Stephanie
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    Program frontPro bam very photo heavy 26Program backPro bam very photo heavy 27Farm tablePro bam very photo heavy 28Oyster barPro bam very photo heavy 29DecorPro bam very photo heavy 30DecorPro bam very photo heavy 31DecorPro bam very photo heavy 32Ceremony areaPro bam very photo heavy 33Cake (almond with a layer of gluten free chocolate)Pro bam very photo heavy 34


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  • Stephanie
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    Thank you very much. The best part with the heart is that it is from a vets my mom always wears now. It is red with a grey lining, so now on the inside my mom has a red heart as well from where we cut the lining.

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  • Tamera
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    Your dress is beautiful! And I love your table decor, its so bright and colorful.

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  • W-K
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    So pretty I love the colors! That's an unexpected mash up I think but it totally works.

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  • Stephanie
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    Yeah. We didn’t choose wedding colors. We both love blue, so that was easy for bridesmaids (flower girl got to choose her dress/color) and we used that for basic decor as well. Other than that, we just told the florist what colors we liked, but told her to do what she wanted. We asked for blues, purples, orange and greenery.

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  • Stephanie
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    Thank you! It is totally not “me” at all. In fact I tried it on knowing I hated it and it would look awful, but when else could I try something like this on?? Go figure I loved it🤣🤷🏻‍♀️

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  • Melle
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    Congratulations 🎉
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  • W-K
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    It worked really well I love it!

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  • MIWM
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    Beautiful! Congrats on your special day!

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  • Michaela
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    Congrats! Your step daughter is darling!! Thank you for sharing Smiley smile

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  • Pirate & 60s Bride
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    Love your dress and your place settings (the gold & blue are stunning together). Omg, the good tables look dee-lish!
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  • Fenja
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    Congrats!! I love the color scheme!

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  • Cyndy
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    Congratulations! Your pictures are beautiful!
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  • Tina
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    Congratulations to you both🍾😊
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  • Stephanie
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    Thank you. She was very excited for “her day”, lol!

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  • Stephanie
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    Thank you! When they first suggested it, I was not sure about the gold, at all. But once I saw pictures of it from a previous wedding they did, I was sold!

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  • Eri
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    Everything about your day looks beautiful! Congratulations!

    My FH would be super jealous of the oyster bar. We live in Ohio but went on a vacation to Maine two years ago -- and I don't think he's stopped talking about wanting to move there since, lol.

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  • Desiree
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    I am blown away, your wedding was so gorgeous. I know that's not how you envisioned the dress, and for that I am sorry, but truly is gorgeous on you!

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