The Inn on Peaks Island || Maine Wedding Photographer

Devin and Erica had a wonderful Peaks Island Wedding.  It was full of beautiful nautical details, gorgeous florals, and a stunning bride!  Not only is she beautiful but smart and sweet as well.  Her husband Devin is a very funny and lucky man.  They are perfect together I wish them a lifetime of love!

How did you two meet? We were working at the same company (Draper Laboratory in Cambridge MA) we had noticed each other before but were formally introduced by mutual friends

How did he propose? Devin Proposed at Mount Vernon (George Washington’s estate in VA) on a very hot day (July 6th 2012)

What is the most important to you about your wedding? Being inclusive of the people we most care about

What is your favorite thing about your fiancée?   Erica’s Answer: His sense of humor  Devin’s Answer: Erica’s patience

Bridal Gown Shop: Vows ||  Bridal Gown Designer: Paloma Blanca ||  Florist: Watershed Floral  ||  DJ: The Music Man (David Langway) ||  Venue: The Inn on Peaks Island ||  Cake: Let them eat cake


The Inn on Peaks Island || Peaks Island Maine Wedding Photographer

This past Friday in gorgeous warm Maine weather I took the ferry out to Peaks for a wonderful wedding celebration.  One of my favorite parts of the day was watching Corinne beam with her gorgeous smile at the ceremony.  It was wonderful to see these two become husband and wife.  They are perfect for each other and it shows in their expressions.

How did you two meet?  We met while working together with kids with special needs at Spurwink. We both worked in the residential program; Bryan worked with the big kids and I worked with the little kids. We would study neurology together at the kitchen table after the kids were asleep. Haha. I think we started dating when we realized we were a good nerdy match:)Our first date was snowboarding at Sunday River.

Corinne & Brian’s Story:

How did he propose? On top of Mount Katahdin. We hiked to the top through a thunderstorm… It almost didn’t happen!

What is your favorite part of wedding planning? Cake tasting… Is that legitimate? Haha. Getting our families involved. Bryan’s dad had the entire rehearsal dinner planned before I even started planning the wedding. I just love all the excitement that comes with planning:)

What is the most important to you about your wedding? Bringing everyone together. We have been out of state for a few years and it will be so nice to have everyone we love in one room.

What is your favorite thing about your fiancée?  Bryan is just such a good man and whenever I think about marrying him I just tear up! I love how hard he makes me laugh and how good he is to those around him. Corinne’s laugh..I was drawn to it before I had even officially met her. Not only that but her smile and her ability to appreciate a good brew…oh and of course, her dance moves.

DJ: Joe Nguyen || Cake: Little Bigs ||  Venue: The Inn on Peaks Island ||  Florist: Fiddle Head  ||  Shoes: Badgley Mischka ||  Jewelry: Swarovski  ||  Bridesmaid Dresses: J.Crew ||  Suits: Mens Warehouse




Portsmouth New Hampshire || Nautical Wedding

Planner: Seacoast Harbor Events  ||  Fosters Clam Bake ||  Catering: Fosters Clam Bake ||  Band: Mirage Band  ||  Church: New Castle Congressional Church ||  Venue: Private Estate ||  Florals: Sweet Annie Floral Design ||  Cake:  Confectionary Art  ||  Tent Rental: Sperry  ||  Photos by Kivalo Photography Associate Sarah Truman maine-wedding-photographerclassic-timeless-bridal-portraitnautical-weddingrustic-wedding-ideasmaine-wedding-photographersportsmouth-NH-wedding-photographersnautical-wedding-ideasprivate-residence-coastal-weddingmaine-wedding-photographerlobster-bakemaine-wedding-photographersboutonniere-ideasbanjo-wedding-bandchalkboard-seatingportsmouth-nh-wedding-photographerportsmouth-nh-weddingsucculent-table-seatingmaine-wedding-photographersseacoast-harbor-events-weddingmaine-wedding-photographerwedding-moments

Nonantum Resort Wedding || Kennebunkport Maine Wedding Photographers

One of my favorite moments from Shamma and Vince’s wedding were the personalized vows.  Vince had everyone laughing and crying as he spoke about what Shamma has meant to him and what he vows to her for the future.  I also loved the best man’s toast he was heart felt and hilarious.  The maid of honor did a wonderful job telling the story of how Shamma and Vince got to their wedding….they were originally just friends for years but everyone around them could see it was more than that….yet still time went on and they continued to be best friends until finally the universe brought them together as a couple at the perfect time and place.  It was truly an honor to meet and work with this beautiful and loving couple.  Thank you so much for letting me capture your memories and be a part of one of the best days of your life.

How did you two meet?  We meet in College at UMASS Amherst in  2006.

How did he propose?  He took me to this spot in our college town where we first kissed.

What is your favorite part of wedding planning?  Buying presents for my Bridesmaids. And gathering photos that I would like to see in my album.

What is the most important to you about your wedding?  Guests having a great time and a great photo album at the end of the day to capture the memories.

What is your favorite thing about your fiancée?   He is extremely hard working and caring

Dress: Allegira Bridal || Bridal Dress Designer: Judd Waddell || Florist: Calluna fine flowers || Ceremony and Reception: Nonantum Resort in Kennebunkport, Maine || DJ: Music Man DJ service, name Luke Lanegan || Cake: Let them Eat Cake || Bridesmaid Dresses: Amsale || Oscar de la Renta

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Nonantum Wedding || Kennebunkport Maine Wedding Photographer

My favorite memory from yesterday’s wedding was when Abigail saw Ryan for the first look.  The waves were crashing making great surf….but everything melted away except them.  They shared a moment and all the anxiety was washed away and they were ready to tackle the day together.  Abigail’s dress fit her perfectly and looked stunning.  One of her sisters gave an amazing toast just before dinner….and her Dad left them with excellent marriage advice.  It was a perfect day.  The guests including the bridal party were surprised when Abigail and Ryan arrived at cocktail hour on a sail boat.  I was so lucky to be able to photograph this beautiful coastal Maine wedding.

How did you meet?

How did he propose?  As luck would have it I was working on my birthday, for 12 hours. Yuck! Ryan decided we would celebrate that Thursday, May 16th. He told me he would make me breakfast in bed and we would go out for dinner. What a great guy!! I was looking forward to Thursday because my school semester had finally ended and I had nothing to do that day except sleep in! Well Ryan had other plans…he woke me up at 8 AM and asked if I wanted coffee. After politely declining, I told him that I wanted to sleep a little longer and wake me up in an hour. Literally 5 minutes later he asked if i wanted coffee again…so at this point I guess I wasn’t going to be sleeping in.

Ryan made coffee and brought Peanut and I breakfast in bed. He made scrambled eggs with cheese, hash browns, and sausage. Perfect birthday breakfast!!! Peanut even thought it was good. Ryan cleared the dished and as Peanut and I laid in bed he came back into the room, this time carrying another plate, “round two” as he called it. I thought it might have been an apple fritter from the donut place down the street, which are my favorite. I wasn’t paying much attention until he was right beside me. As he brought the plate to eye level I saw an amazing thing! There was the most beautiful diamond ring with rose petals around it (thanks for the birthday roses Dad!!). I have no idea what happened after that. Ryan tells me that he got down on one knee but I don’t remember. I don’t even remember if I said yes!! It was one of the most amazing moments and it was perfect.

What is your favorite part of wedding planning? I bought my dress at Kleinfeld in NYC. It was such a great experience!! Also, I have really enjoyed bringing Maine into the wedding. Maine has been such a big part of my life and it is part of my fairytale to be married there. I love looking at Pinterest for different ideas.

What is the most important to you about your wedding? The pictures. I know that the day is going to fly by. I look forward to looking back with the pictures of the memories.

What is your favorite thing about your fiancée?  He is my greatest support system. He makes me laugh. He loves my dog, almost as much as I do. He will clean the house. He cooks me dinner. He takes me out to dinner. The list goes on and on. It amazes me to this day that I have been lucky enough to meet him.

Dress:  Kleinfeld, NYC. Monique LHuillier is the designer  || Venue: Nonantum  ||  DJ: Fred Pappalardo  ||  Cake: A Little Something Bakery, West Hartford, CT  ||  Florist:  Durocher Florist, Springfield, MA   ||  Photography: Kivalo Photography

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