Well, this is going to be a unique perspective for all, because not only am I the wedding planner, I am also the bride that got to have the most magical, intimate cliffside elopement in Portland, Maine!
I had been with my now husband, Nathan for 6 years when he popped the question on a romantic weekend getaway in Portland, Maine on November 16, 2019! Two years later fate brought us back to that very same location for our wedding, November 11, 2021!
How did we get here you ask? Let’s dive in!
Very long story short we were a COVID wedding! We had planned a full destination wedding in the Bahamas, which then switched over to Aruba and in the end became an intimate elopement for 25 in Portland, ME!
The look and feel of the wedding had quickly shifted, we were no longer in the tropics, it was fall in New England! Everything was changing so fast around us, however, the redirection ended up being a blessing in disguise because we were able to focus on the true meaning of marriage, it grounded us and allowed for us to revert back to our original vision, an intimate celebration of our love.
Two months later, we hosted a NYE cocktail celebration for the rest of our family and friends that were unable to attend the elopement. It was an absolute blast! And there we were able to show the video from our elopement, it meant so much to our guests and to us, I highly recommend it!
It was a boho disco dream come true!
Elopement Photographer: Meagan Puett Photography
Wedding Planning & Design: Emerald Events
elopement videographer: Rebecca Drouin Films • elopement florist: Homegrown Blooms • elopement venue: North 43 Bistro • elopement transportation: Maine Limousine Service • elopement rentals: PEAK Event Services • elopement invitation: ETSY • elopement makeup: Lindsay Schmidtchen • elopement dress: Essense of Australia via Alexandra’s Bridal Boutique • elopement groom attire: Slade Formalwear
celebration photographer: Emily Meing Photo • celebration florist: Fiori and Fern • celebration catering: SM Personal Chef and Catering • celebration bar: Bartending Services of NE • celebration DJ: Upbeat Entertainment • celebration rentals: PEAK Event Services • celebration makeup: Makeup Glam by Nikki • celebration dress: Lulus