Josh decided to ask Sarah to marry him on a romantic getaway to Bar Harbor. The couple, who both hail from central Maine, stayed in a beautiful hotel room with a private balcony overlooking the water. Since it was an absolutely perfect day outside, Josh suggested they take a walk along the rocky coast.
“We walked a while before I built up the courage to profess my undying love,” Josh says. “I told her how much I loved her and how much she meant to me. Right as I went to get on one knee and ask her to marry me, I lost my footing and fell. Moment ruined.” Josh decided this was not going to be the moment he proposed, and the couple walked on.
The couple found a cozy bench under a tree overlooking the water. While Sarah was looking the other way, Josh pulled the ring box out of his pocket, opened it, and placed it in front of her while smiling nervously awaiting her response.
“She looked at the ring, looked at me, looked at the ring, looked at me, and asked me if I was serious,” Josh says. Shocked, Sarah gave Josh the answer he was looking for, a resounding “Yes!”
Josh had let the front desk of the hotel know what he was up to before the couple set out on their walk, and they prepped the couples’ room with flower petals, champagne on ice, and chocolate covered strawberries.
The couple held their fall wedding ceremony at the First Congregational Church, UCC in Waterville and their reception at The Governor Hill Mansion in Augusta.
In His Words
We asked the groom more about the big day. Here’s what Josh said…
…that friends and family that are no longer with us could have been there to share the day.
One of my favorite moments was
…seeing Sarah for the first time as she walked down the aisle. I also loved dancing with my Memere to her favorite song. She has Alzheimer’s and dementia, so being able to do that with her meant the world to me.
I’m glad that
…my Memere was able to be at the wedding and I could see her happy and having fun. Sarah is glad that our friends and families had the opportunity to come together as one. No more her family and my family—everyone became our family.
I really liked
…that kids were there. It was great to see them dancing and having fun. Every kid got a “kiddie” bag to play with that included stickers, glow sticks, Play-Doh, coloring books, crayons, and picture books.
Photography by Michelle Garner Photography
Ceremony Venue: First Congregational Church, UCC
Reception Venue: The Governor Hill Mansion
Wedding Gown: Andrea’s Bridal
Bridesmaids’ Gowns: Andrea’s Bridal
Florist: Visions Flowers and Bridal Designs
Hair & Makeup: Jennifer Griffin from People’s Salon and Spa
Wedding Rings: Day’s Jewelers
Baker: The Bankery
Entertainment: Dan Giroux Entertainment Services
Transportation: Atlantic Limousine,