Becca and Trevor, avid cyclists, got engaged on a bike ride. Trevor brought a mini bottle of champagne in his water bottle and pop-up champagne glasses for an impromptu celebration!
The couple, who met at a friend’s wedding in New Hampshire, were married at Becca’s parent’s house in Eliot, Maine. “We spend a lot of time with her family there,” Trevor says. “We love Maine and it was special to get married in a place that was meaningful to us.”
The couple headed out for a run on the morning of the big day. They then spent the rest of the day hanging out with their family and friends. “We chose to do a ‘first look’ and take family photos before the ceremony, which meant we had more time to spend with guests later,” Becca says.
Becca and Trevor tried to weave unique elements into their celebration. “We’re both from big families, so our siblings were our bridal party,” Becca says. “Instead of splitting them up by gender, we each had our two sisters and one brother by our side.” The couple also asked their wedding guests to bless their rings, and passed them from person to person during their wedding ceremony.
The ceremony was followed by a cocktail hour, dinner, dancing, then fireworks. “We had a bonfire going all night for folks who didn’t want to be dancing,” Becca says. “We sat by the fire with some of our friends long after most of the guests had gone home.”
In Becca’s Words
We asked the bride more about the big day. Here’s what Becca said…
I wish…we could do it all again!
I didn’t realize…how much people would be excited about getting involved with wedding prep. It meant a lot to us that so many people were a part of our day.
One of my favorite moments was…the fireworks display, put on by one of my childhood neighbors. It was a fantastic way to end the night of celebrating with family and friends.
I’m glad that…we had a smaller wedding. It felt good to spend time with everyone who came.
I really liked…getting married at a family home. It made the day much more relaxed and meaningful.
My advice to other couples is
…take formal pictures before the ceremony. Then you can spend the rest of the celebration with the people who came to support you, which is what the wedding is all about.
Florist: Moira McIntire, Eliot