First Names: Marie & Mike
Hometowns: Orange, CT & Duxbury, MA
Occupations: Healthcare Quality Consultant at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Practice Development Manager at GE
Wedding Date: September 12, 2015
Location: Hebron, NH on Newfound Lake
Colors: cobalt blue, grey, blush, white
Vibe you are going for: rustic, fun, pretty and casual
Tell us your love story!
I was visiting Boston for a “Running of the Brides” event for another friend’s wedding. I planned on staying that night to celebrate my sister’s birthday. Since my friends and I didn’t get much sleep the night before, my friend, Sarah called her friend, Tom and asked if we could take a nap at his apartment before we headed out with Liz for the night. When we woke up from our nap, Tom and his roommates were all home from work watching TV. I walked into the living room and saw Mike sitting on the couch, we went out that night in Boston and we’ve been together ever since
What‚Äôs your favorite thing to do on any given Saturday together? We love going to the beach during the summer, trying out new restaurants and bars, watching a good new TV series together and spending time with our family and friends.
What is one trait that you love about in your fianc√©?
Marie: Mike is truly the most genuine person I know. He’s smart, funny and I know he would do anything to make me happy. He values his family and friends which is very important to me as well. He fits right in with my crazy family. He also loves the New England Patriots and dogs which is essential.
Mike: Marie is caring, responsible, sweet, organized, fun-loving, creative and talented. I love that she’s adventurous and athletic. I can’t believe how lucky I am to have met her and to be marrying her.
How did you/he pop the question?
Every summer my family celebrates “Lovefest” at our home in NH. It is a weekend full of events sort of like a mini Olympics. During Lovefest 2013, Mike chose to propose with my whole family there. It was a complete surprise for everyone (my dad of course had given him his blessing a few weeks earlier). It meant so much to me that he proposed with my entire family there as we are very close and at my favorite place in the world.
Who was the first person you told about your engagement?
My whole family was there so we celebrated with them, we called Mike’s family right away and all our closest friends.
How did you decide where you wanted to get married?
We always knew we wanted to married at Newfound Lake. I grew up there every summer and Mike fell in love with it ever since we started dating. We both want to share this beautiful place with all our family and friends. We have so many great memories here and want to continue to make even more.
What has been your favorite part of wedding planning?
I’m a planner so I’ve enjoyed the planning although stressful at times. We both really liked the food and cupcake tastings and going to see our band play. I had a lot of fun wedding dress shopping with my mom, sisters and bridesmaids.
What do you look forward to the most about being married?
We can’t wait to start our lives as husband and wife. We are looking forward to getting a dog (or 2!) together and one day starting a family.
Check out their Engagement Session here: Marie and Mike Engagement