Sometimes it takes a village for two perfect people to meet. Annie and Rob would have never met had it not been for three important people.
Rob’s mother and aunt met Annie at a party and knew that Rob had to meet her. The party was held at a family friend’s house, who was Annie’s boss at the time. While Rob’s mom and aunt cajoled him into meeting Annie, her boss was persuading her to meet Rob. “I figured I had nothing to lose,” Annie says. It worked out.
The proposal took place on a cold, rainy night in March. The couple went out to dinner in their hometown of Charlestown, Massachusetts. “It was perhaps the one and only time Rob did not wolf down his meal in about five minutes,” Annie says. “Apparently he was nervous.”
They shared a giant golf umbrella for the walk home. Right next to the Bunker Hill Monument Rob started talking about how much he loved Annie and wanted to spend the rest of his life with her. “I was thinking, yeah, yeah, I’ve heard this before,” Annie says. To her surprise he asked her to marry him. Annie was so shocked that Rob wasn’t sure she heard him. To confirm, he said, “I have a ring.” Annie laughed for a good long while before she could say, “Yes!”
Both Annie and Rob are from Massachusetts, but decided to have their wedding at Wells Reserve at Laudholm in Wells, Maine. The couple both grew up spending time in the summer on Drakes Island, just a mile from Laudholm. It was a perfect place to continue to make happy memories.
The wedding day started out with a bang. “We are both very active, and thought nothing would be better than getting all willing participants together for a morning run followed by bagels and coffee on the beach,” Annie says. After the run Annie went to her parents’ house to get dressed with her sisters and friends and Rob returned to the Drakes Island Resort to get ready.
The July day was a tad on the chilly side, but luckily the rain held off for the outdoor ceremony. After cocktails around the barn, guests entered the tent for dinner and dancing. “The Time Pilots kept the dance floor full for the duration of the evening,” Annie says. At 10 pm everyone moved into the barn for the after party—more dancing and sliders and pizza served by the Kitchen Chicks.
In Her Words
We asked the bride more about the big day. Here’s what Annie said…
I wish…I had more videos from the evening.
I didn’t realize…how beat up my dress would be at the end of the evening after a wedding on the grass!
One of my favorite moments was…when the Time Pilots had a sing-off between the bride’s guests and the groom’s guests. Everyone got really into it!
I’m glad that…the sun came out for some incredible memories and pictures at sunset.
I really liked
…that everyone danced so much!