Caroline and Glenn, who live in Florida, were spending Christmas with Caroline’s family in her hometown of Boothbay when he proposed. Caroline’s parents, sisters, and brother-in-law were all there to witness the exciting moment. Glenn had asked Caroline’s father for his blessing earlier in the year, but never told him when he was going to propose. Her parents were just as excited and surprised as Caroline was!
The couple decided to get married in Maine and started planning a coastal Maine wedding. “We wanted a traditional lobster bake,” Caroline says. Her father is a lobsterman and it was a great way to pay homage to Caroline’s family and upbringing. “We tried to really bring Maine to life during our wedding, as many of our guests were from out of state.”
On the morning of their wedding the couple and over 30 of their guests took part in the Lobster Roll 5k—the race that Caroline helped create. Caroline is an avid runner, so starting the day with a race was the perfect beginning. “The race actually started and finished right in front of the church we were married at,” Caroline says. She usually beats Glenn by quite a few minutes in the races they run together, but about halfway through this 5K she turned around, found Glenn, and they ran the remainder of the race together.
After the race, Caroline, her bridesmaids, her mom, and Glenn’s mom headed back to Caroline’s parent’s house to get ready. “It was so fun getting ready together, drinking mimosas, and eating lobster rolls!” she says. Glenn and his crew got ready at the cottage they rented at Sheepscot Harbor Resort and Village.
The chilly, overcast day turned to sun as soon as the ceremony was over. The wedding party took some fun photos down on the dock before their introductions at the reception. Dinner was served buffet style and guests feasted on lobster, steamers, and roast beef.
After dinner the guests filled the dance floor. “The sunglasses went on, the lights went down, and the dance floor was packed until the very last minute of the evening,” Caroline says.
In Her Words
We asked the bride more about the big day. Here’s what Caroline said…
I wish…the reception went until 2 a.m.!
One of my favorite moments was…stepping back and watching every person we love and care about so much having such a wonderful time.
I’m glad that…the day went by without any glitches.
I really liked…that our 94-person wedding was the perfect size to get to spend time with everyone and enjoy the party.
My advice to other couples is
…to enjoy it all! Whatever is going to happen is going to happen. In the end, it’s all going to be perfect!
Videography & Entertainment: DCI Productions, Belgrade