So excited to finally blog this wedding... Liz planned her entire wedding from San Francisco (not an easy task!) and during one of her trips to Maine last winter we had breakfast with her to talk about the wedding and get to know each other. She is so sweet and we really connected with her right away. We met Nate later and had even more fun with them braving 10 degree temperatures when we did their engagement session! Their wedding day was a gorgeous September day and we loved the unique location of their ceremony (a fort!) and all the moments. Liz's dad took all the girls over to the ceremony via his boat, and on that trip I learned of a new skill I never know I had before--shooting while feeling totally sea sick! :) After their ceremony we headed to their reception at Sebasco. One of the most emotional moments of Nate and Liz's day was a special dance at the reception when family and friends gathered in a circle in memory of an old friend/family member and sung "Sunshine on my shoulders" by John Denver several times--it was a beautiful moment to witness. Liz and Nate's story is so awesome and I asked her to share it in her own words: Nate and I met when was just four and a half days old. He was on the ferry dock of Cliff Island (where we grew up in Casco Bay) waiting for me when my parent's brought me home from the hospital. He was the 'older man' at about 3 and half years. Our families have known each other forever. My Dad went to college (Bowdoin) with Nate's uncle in the early 60's and had been close ever since. Nate and I were friends our whole lives, each having crushes on each other at different times but we each never knew it. Until the summer of 2007 when Nate made his big move. I was living in San Diego at the time and Nate in Portland. We had a long distance relationship for all of 3 weeks before Nate came out to San Diego to visit. He says he's really bad on the phone and didn't want to let me or the opportunity slip away. During his visit we decided to make a go of it together and decided on San Francisco as our new home. Within the month we had both packed up our lives and were off on the adventure of Natebeth (or Niz, depending on who you talk to...). We were engaged in October of 2008 and wedding planning was on. Being married on the Maine coast was very important to us since it is such a big part of our lives.
Thank you so much Liz and Nate. We enjoyed getting to know you both so much and are looking forward to keeping in touch!
WeddingCeremony: Fort Popham / Reception:Sebasco Harbor Resort / Dress: Mila by Melissa Sweet / Caterer & Cake: Sebasco / Makeup: Rebecca Morrell / Hair: Anna Harris, Starz Hair Studio, Brunswick / Band: BOSS / Florist: Kate Martin, Beautiful Days Events