Jenna and Clayton knew each other from high school, but sparks didn’t start flying until 10 years later. He asked her to watch his dog while he was moving home to Maine after a decade living in New York and New Jersey. The couple now share the dog, named Charlotte, and live in Portland, Maine.
Clayton told Jenna he was going to spend the day of Christmas Eve shopping, but he was really visiting her parents to ask their permission to propose. He returned home with plans for a romantic, star-lit outdoor proposal, but couldn’t wait and blurted out his intentions while Jenna was doing the dishes.
Jenna and Clayton grew up in Bath, and wanted to plan a laid back wedding for their family and friends. “We chose to hold our wedding at Camp Waziyatah because we were able to have it for the whole weekend,” Jenna says. “This meant that our friends from away could have a fun vacation weekend without additional lodging costs.”
On the morning of their wedding day, the couple spent time swimming and setting up for the ceremony and reception. The ladies got ready in the cabins while the guys played basketball and lawn games until the last minute. The ceremony was set up with the lake as a picturesque backdrop. Immediately after guests enjoyed a cocktail hour and dinner. The night ended with dancing, dessert, and a fireworks display!
In Their Words
We asked the bride (and groom) more about the big day. Here’s what they said…
I didn’t realize…it would all go by so quickly.
One of my favorite moments was…the impromptu basketball game on the day of, before getting ready. (Jenna)
The food truck cake—a replica of our own CN Shawarma
truck—that was presented as a gift on the night before from our wedding party. (Clayton)
I’m glad that…we found each other!
I really liked…that we had an entire weekend to enjoy with our loved ones on a beautiful lake.
My advice to other couples is
…don’t stress about the little things.
Wedding Planners: Two Birds Designs, Bath
Florist: Flowers provided by Broadturn Farm
, Scarborough; designed by Somerset Gagne of Two Birds Design