Torie and Aaron’s wedding was so much fun! The John Peters Estate in Blue Hill Maine was the perfect wedding venue for their week long wedding adventure. Everyone was able to enjoy the Maine coast and let loose. It was a pleasure to be around Torie and Aaron’s friends and family with their southern accents and charm 🙂 Her choice in the coral and grey colors looked perfect…the bridesmaids wore both coral and grey dresses and then the groomsmen’s suits were grey with a coral tie. I loved the coral colored florals and that the groomsmen had suspenders. I have to say I completely respect and appreciate those who serve in the military and I am honored to have been able to capture this groups memories. I think they had a blast with the DIY photo-booth and I know they ate plenty of lobster “Lobstah” while visiting 🙂 There is nothing better then a coastal maine wedding!
How Torie and Aaron met in Torie’s words: “Aaron served with Roland, Torie’s brother-in-law onboard the USS Rhode Island. It was a running joke between Aaron and Ashley (Torie’s sister) that Aaron wanted to date Torie, but Ashley had always forbade it until he was no longer stationed with Roland. After about a year after leaving the boat Aaron jokingly mentioned to Ashely that he still wanted to talk to her sister, but actually acted on it. Around May 2011 Aaron texted Torie and they got to know each other through hours and hours of phone conversations and text messaging. The weekend of July 4th 2011 Torie came to Washington DC to visit Aaron for the first time when, during the fireworks over the Capitol, Aaron asked Torie to date. The relationship remained long distance until Aaron eventually went and returned from Afghanistan in May 2013.”
Aaron’s proposal in Torie’s words: “Aaron proposed to me on a cold March day in Bar Harbor. We woke up early that morning and watched it snow. Aaron and I had talked about marriage and a pretty wedding in Bar Harbor, so he took me that morning to look at a possible wedding location. He pulled into the Bar Harbor Regency and hurried me along out of the car. We walked on a snowy trail for about 10 minutes and this southern girl not only fell on the slippery ice once, but twice as he led me to the perfect spot. I knew he was deploying in 2 short months and in the previous weeks I had asked him for a pair of his dog tags multiple times. He led me to the middle of the dock and started acting really funny. He grabbed my hands and kept telling me how much I meant to him and how the previous months were some of the best in his life. He then made a move to grab something out of his jacket. I thought to myself-this is it, this is really it. He pulled something out of his jacket and proceeded to put it around my neck. They were his dog tags. I thought, what a sweet gesture (even if it wasn’t a engagement ring) haha. He then pulled me closer and my cold arms were wrapped around him with my hands behind him. He reached back and pulled my left glove off my hand. He got down on one knee and pulled a box out. “Will you marry me?” was one of the many things he managed to mumble out as I cried my eyes out. The first thing I kept saying to him was “You’re lying, you’re lying” As I shook my head. I, of course, finally said yes and I have never been happier!”
Venue: John Peters Estate
Florist: Queen Annie’s
Wedding Coordinator: Kimy Wall
Cater: Jeff’s Catering