I was so excited when Lindsey reached out to me last year about photographing her and Evan’s wedding. Her and her family were so nice and I knew right when I met them that the wedding was going to be wonderful!
Lindsey and Evan’s wedding ceremony took place on October 6th, 2018 at St. Maximilian Kolbe Parish in Scarborough, Maine. They had a lovely full mass Catholic ceremony with Rev. Innocent Okozi. Following their ceremony, everyone drove up the street to the wedding reception at Camp Ketcha. We were lucky enough to find some colorful foliage on the property for portraits, as much of the landscape was green. It was certainly worth walking around to find the best locations though.
Guests greeted Lindsey and Evan into their wedding reception by waving racing flags in the air —the perfect touch considering Evan is a racecar driver. The couple shared their first dance together to their special song, which was the acoustic version of “Everlong” by the Foo Fighters. They even had an adorable cake cutter engraved with lyrics from the song: “Hello, I’ve waited here for you, Everlong.”
After enjoying a lovely dinner, Lindsey shared a dance with her dad. I loved that he had sung the song to her as a baby and had known that someday they’d be dancing to it at her wedding. Near the end of the song, he lifted her up and danced across the dance floor, still with his little girl in his arms. Truly heart-warming! Equally as emotional was Evan’s dance with his mom. There were tears as they danced and he told everyone after the song that his mom had a bout with cancer. There wasn’t a dry eye in the room.
Lindsey and Evan cut their wedding cake and danced the night away with their family and friends. As the the reception came to an end, the couple had a special sparkler exit before departing for the night. All in all, it was a beautiful day celebrating Lindsey and Evan’s love. I’m so grateful they chose me to capture these special memories for them.
When and where did you get engaged? Tell us about the proposal.
In Evan’s words: “She thought I was being super sweet, asking her for a night out to dinner with her parents, little did she know I had a plan in place. I texted her dad on the way down, told him I had an important question that Lindsey COULD NOT find out about. This was the most nervous I had ever been to ask someone something, and I make cold calls on a regular basis at my job. I asked her dad if I could marry his daughter, he was glad I asked him and gave me his permission. It was a good thing, because I had just dropped my savings on a ring for her just days before. I had a great plan in place that my coworker Mark had helped me on. She loves horses so I knew taking her on a carriage ride would be incredible.
The day before I was planning to propose to her, the guy from the carriage rides called me to cancel, it was too icy out. I was stressing. I had already told her dad that I was going to do it THAT DAY and I couldn’t look like I chickened out. Lindsey noticed it during the day, I was stressed more than usual, but luckily for once in my life I could keep a surprise. I talked with my sister, and we decided to try LLBean, who always did carriage rides in the winter. Well, we get there on the day with everyone, and the carriage rides there were cancelled too. Just my luck right? Finally, I took her to the podium in their tree display, I knew how much she loved that backdrop and the entire place in general, and I told her I had a very important question. I think at first she thought I was joking around as usual, I’ve fooled her a few times with “important questions.” I pulled the box out of my pocket and she knew this time I wasn’t joking. I was down on one knee with an audience around us of people spending their evening checking out the tree displays. I asked her to marry me and she said yes as they all applauded us. For being my plan C, it was still perfect. I think it was meant to be to propose to her at LLBean because now her initials are LLB.”
What song did you do your first dance to?
In Lindsey’s words: “Our first dance was a song that is very close to Evan and I. On our first date, we had listened to this song in the car on our way to the racetrack and we had a mutual love for both the lyrics to it as well as the band. It has become both of our favorite song and favorite band and we actually saw the band perform just a couple months ago at Fenway Park. Who would have known 3 years ago riding in that car with him that we would be listening to our wedding song. The song is Everlong by the Foo Fighters.”
Tell us about your wedding dress and any other details you'd like to share.
“My gown was a Melissa Sweet dress that I got from David’s Bridal. It was the third and last dress I tried on. I loved the simplicity of it as well as the lace and beadwork detailing. It had everything I wanted and dreamed of for my wedding dress. It even had the tulle bottom that added a rustic feel to the dress and the beadwork and lace gave it more of a vintage look. My something old was my parent’s champagne goblets that they used when they got married. My something new was my hair piece that had pearl and crystal detailing on it to match my dress. My something borrowed was my grandmother’s authentic pearl and gold earrings. Lastly, my something blue was the bottom of my shoes.”
Ceremony: St. Maximilian Kolbe Parish in Scarborough, Maine
Reception: Camp Ketcha
Catering: Above & Beyond Catering
Officiant: Rev. Innocent Okosi
DJ: Andy Austin (family friend)
Florist: Prestige House of Flowers
Cake: The Winey Baker
Hair & Makeup: Bei Capelli
Bride and Bridesmaid’s Dresses: David’s Bridal
Men’s Attire: Men’s Warehouse
Stationary: Nitro Designs
Rentals: Savvy Event Rentals