Amy & Brian • Maine Wedding • Carrabassett Valley

Posted: March 21, 2018
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Amy, from New Jersey, and Brian, from Massachusetts, met at The Bag and Kettle at Sugarloaf. The skiers were both eating lunch with mutual friends. After lunch the group headed over to Sugarloaf’s Beach area to spend the rest of the day outside enjoying the gorgeous weather talking with friends…and each other.
 
The duo hit it off and started dating. Brian, a ski instructor at Sugarloaf, decided to propose to Amy where they met—The Bag and Kettle. Amy met Brian at “their spot” at the bar apres ski. Brian tapped her on the shoulder, got down on one knee, and with ring in hand asked Amy to marry him. The entire bar erupted in applause.
 
Getting married at Sugarloaf was an easy decision. “We chose to get married at Sugarloaf because it’s one of our favorite places,” Amy says. “We wanted to go skiing and snowboarding after the ceremony!”
 
On the day of the wedding the guys got ready in Brian’s father’s condo while the girls got ready in what they call the “Wedding Party” house. The girls had fun getting their hair done and drinking mimosas, prepping for the 2 p.m. ceremony at the Richard H. Bell Chapel. 
 
After the ceremony, Amy, Brian, and some of their wedding party and guests went snowboarding and skiing before the reception at the Sugarloaf Outdoor Center. “This run was the whole reason the wedding was planned for Sugarloaf!” Amy says. On the way over to the chairlift, fellow Sugarloafers were offering their congratulations to the newlyweds. The snow picked up while the group was traveling up the mountain, making a great celebratory run. 
 
After they got down the mountain, Amy and Brian went to The Bag and Kettle to get a drink at the exact same spot where they met and got engaged. Then it was off to the reception to eat, drink, and dance the night away.

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In Amy’s Words
We asked the bride more about the big day. Here’s what Amy said…
 
I didn’t realize…how fast time would go that day!
 
One of my favorite moments was…peeking through the doorway and watching everyone walk down the aisle, and seeing our friends and family waiting for me.
 
I’m glad that…it snowed and didn’t rain…and that everyone was safe on the roads. 
 
I really liked…that our friends and family from all different aspects of our lives and all different parts of the country came to be with us in our favorite place on our wedding day.
 
My advice to other couples is…to enjoy the day. Take time to look around and realize that all those people are there because they love you and want you to be happy.

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Maine Vendors
Ceremony Venue: Richard H. Bell Chapel, Carrabassett Valley
Reception Venue: Sugarloaf Outdoor Center, Carabassett Valley
Catering: Bianco Family Catering, Brooklin
Hair & Makeup: Sarah Sockbeson, Kingfield
Bakery: The Bankery, Skowhegan
Entertainment: The Greg Powers Agency, Saco
Transportation: Sugarloaf Shuttle Bus, Carrabassett Valley