Laura graduated high school with Rocco’s sister Maria, and stayed friends while attending the University of Maine. During college, Maria invited Laura to her family’s camp is Eustis, where Rocco loved to spend his weekends. Although Laura and Rocco knew each other, this weekend changed their relationship status forever.
Laura and Rocco had been together for two years when Laura was diagnosed with breast cancer. As a breast cancer survivor, Laura participates in the Tri for a Cure. It was at the finish line of this triathlon that Rocco proposed.
The couple, who live in Westbrook, Maine, decided to hold their wedding celebration where it all began—the family camp in Eustis. “We love spending time at the family camp and decided that it was where we wanted to get married,” Laura says. “We held the reception in the late-1800s barn.”
The ceremony was held in a field next to a patch of wild flowers. All of the boutonnieres, floral arrangements, and signature drinks featured fresh blueberries—picked right from the field in front of the family home. “With help from family and friends, we cleaned and prepared the barn and turned the family property into a beautiful wedding venue,” Laura says.
The bar, music, and dancing were in the barn while dinner was served outside under a tent. After dark guests enjoyed a campfire and s’mores bar as dancing continued into the night!
In Her Words
We asked the bride more about the big day. Here’s what Laura said…
I wish…we could do it all over again on every anniversary!
I didn’t realize…how fast the day would go by.
One of my favorite moments was…seeing each other at our First Look.
I really liked…how beautiful the barn looked.
I’m glad that
…the weather cleared and the sun came out right before the ceremony.