{Katie & Ivan @ Portland Ocean Gateway}

My husband, David, and I tagged teamed this one with him officiating of course:-)  Katie & Ivan are very good friends of Lauren & Josh, one of our couples we've gotten to be good friends with as well.  I was SO excited when we found out that we would be going to Portland, Maine, for their wedding!  They are the kind of people you become immediate friends with are just so much fun!  Portland is absolutely gorgeous with it's cobblestone streets, lighthouses, and of course lobster rolls and whoopie pies. 

Their rehearsal was on July 4th across the bay so everyone could enjoy the fireworks over the harbor.  The guys had the coolest place to get ready and even some pampering!  The Mens Room Lounge had pool tables, big screens, and beer, what  more could a groom and his groomsmen want?  The girls were just down the street at the historic  Portland Harbor Hotel.  Katie's gown was perfect for their oceanfront wedding.  The girls were in Navy with simple white calla lilies.  One of Katie's bridesmaids' gifts to her was an ornament with their invitation inside, love that idea!  Before we knew it, it was time to walk down the aisle!  

David married them with the sailboats and view of the harbor behind them.  We could literally have shot in old downtown all day:-)  There are a few cobblestone streets cars aren't allowed to drive down with restaurants, shops, and people out enjoying the day.  The sunset was absolutely stunning, thank you Lauren for being my lighting assistant!!  Their guests enjoyed a laid back reception with of course lobster rolls and all kinds of deliciousness. Ivan and his family are from South Africa so they even enjoyed some of their delicacies!  Their cake was a GIANT cupcake and lots of little treats like cake pops and these cupcakes that had frosting and cookie dough on them.  It really couldn't have been more amazing, I loved every minute!!  Congrats Katie and Ivan!!  Thank you for brining us with you to capture your special day:-) xoxox

Venue | Portland Ocean Gateway | Guys Getting Ready | Men's Room Salon & Lounge | Girls Getting Ready | Portland Harbor Hotel | Coordination & Catering | Blue Elephant Catering | Hair/Makeup | Tonia Day | Band | Pete Kilpatrick Band | Sweets | Nothing Bakes Like a Parrott