Kaitlyn and Justin met in the sweetest way possible—a high school dance! The couple, who are both from Watertown, New York, held their coastal Maine wedding at the Stage Neck Inn in York. Kate’s family had been vacationing in Maine since she was 8 and the couple got engaged in Maine, making a destination wedding in the Pine Tree State an easy decision.
Justin surprised Kate on the day of the wedding by having one of her bridesmaids deliver a letter every hour leading up to the ceremony for the nine years they had been together. These nine letters each highlighted one year of their relationship, and a small gift accompanied each letter.
“We had amazing weather on our wedding day,” Kate says. “It wasn’t too hot or too cold!” While Kate relaxed with her bridesmaids before the ceremony, the guys headed to Ogunquit to play football on the beach. The couple were wed at Saint Christopher’s Church in York and took a trolley to their Stage Neck Inn reception.
The wedding day was filled with personality. The couple showed a slide show of their lives at the cocktail party and gave their guests homemade applesauce as favors. Sail boat escort cards and reception centerpieces arranged in Cape Cod baskets paid homage to the coastal theme.
Rehearsal Dinner: Cape Neddick Inn, Cape Neddick, ME
Ceremony Location: Saint Christopher’s Church, York, ME
Reception Location: Stage Neck Inn, York, ME
Wedding Rings: Skaneateles Jewelry, Skaneateles, NY
Florist: Calluna Fine Flowers, Ogunquit, ME
Hair & Makeup: Harbor Hair Co., York, ME
Bridal Gown: Andrea’s Bridal, Portland, ME
Groom’s Attire: Jos A. Banks
Baker: Simply Elegant Cakes by Maryann Kane, Eliot, ME
Entertainment: Fred Pappalardo Disc Jockeys