This wedding was right up our street. Khaled and Jen are warm, inviting, comfortable, confident, and have built a local empire together, in addition to building a family and life together. Yeah… all that.
These two own two local businesses (The Blue Lobster and The Scenic Route Maine Tours), have two children and have more than one additional family and friends that live with them too. They have been together for ages. After crushing it at life for so long, all they had left to do was get married.
It was a misty rainy kind of day and they decided to keep with the plan and get married in the rain. We LOVED it. There were lots of umbrellas and no one melted like the wicked witch. I also loved that all the men had raindrop spots on their suits during the family formals and the wedding party photos after the ceremony. It was unique and super cool to us. After the ceremony and portraits, we headed back to their home for the reception. One of my favorite moments of the night was that their kids refused to let them have the first dance all alone. After about 2 seconds, they ran on to the dance floor and wanted to participate. I guess that kinda sums up the wedding in a way… in a good way.
Side note: I also sprained my ankle at this wedding, right after the ceremony, and proceeded to walk over 3.5 miles throughout the rest of the day according to my Fitbit. Two weeks of rest, ice, compression, and elevation followed but it was totally worth it. Thanks to Khaled’s dad, all the way from Saudi Arabia, for being the nicest kindest most concerned person ever for me, after watching me tumble head over heels down the stairs. Even Dan wasn’t as kind as you that day. You were the sweetest. <3
Ceremony Location: Two Lights State Park | Reception: Private Residence
Catering: Fosters Clambakes | Cake: Wicked Whoopies
Mary and Jay had themselves a gorgeous Maine-y summer wedding! Everything took place on Peaks Island, just off the coast, but still technically part of Portland. While the guys got ready in a teensy weensy cabin, the ladies fancified in a colorful cabin of much more substantial size not to far away. While the guys played a little pre-wedding basketball, the ladies took shots of tequila. Sounds like a good one already isn’t it you guys??
The ceremony took place on a lawn overlooking the Diamond Island Pass, with sailboats and beautiful Maine views. Afterwards it was party time of course, celebrating the new Mr. and Mrs. with delicious treats and hilarious dancing.
There was lots to love about Mary and Jay’s wedding but I personally have three favorite moments. First, throughout the day, Mary was outspoken about just how happy she was and how thankful she felt for everything just being as she had dreamed. It was so sweet. Secondly, immediately after the ceremony, Jay was moved to tears as he walked away with this wife. To see a person fully in the moment and fully aware of the gravity of what they just experienced will never ever be anything less that monumental for me to witness. Its real. Its honest. Its what this is all about. Lastly, Mary almost jumped off the dock during our portraits because she was so excited. We all leapt forward to stop her and then laughed that she was just to jovial and stoked. Gotta love that. See how fun this was??
Venue: TEIA Club | Dress: Wt00
Hair and Makeup: Big Day Beauty | Music: Zach Field Drum Studio
DJ: DJ Jodi