Maine Seaside Destination Wedding: Georgia & Sarah
July 18, 2015
Georgia and Sarah met at a “lesbian dive bar” in Greenwich Village, New York. They talked for a long time, maybe an hour, but didn’t exchange numbers that night. A couple of weeks later, they ran into each other at an art gallery opening. It was completely serendipitous to meet a stranger in New York twice. However, they had a lot in common – Georgia is an artist and Sarah is a curator, which lead them both to be at the art opening that night.
Georgia did almost all of the planning, with some assistance from their moms. Georgia’s helped pick the flowers and details at the venue, and Sarah’s helped choose the photographer. Planning an East Coast wedding from the West Coast was the most difficult part for Georgia, along with finalizing the guest list. They wanted a wedding for 40 guests, but ended up compromising at 63, which was the absolute maximum for the space. In the end, the compromise was the right decision.
Sarah agreed, saying, “I love our rings, too! I love that my ring says Georgia’s name and that it isn’t a totally traditional wedding band. It pairs perfectly with my engagement ring, which is a very traditional ring. I was also wearing earrings that had belonged to my great-grandmother and a bracelet of my grandmother’s.”
Georgia’s favorite wedding memory was when the music started and it was time to walk down the aisle. She shared, “I spent so much time picking the music, I really wanted it to be perfect and it was. The song was a Vitamin String Quartet cover of Towers, by Bon Iver. I knew that if I didn’t listen to it all the time I would just burst out crying when I heard it during the wedding, so I practiced listening to it over and over for weeks. When it finally came on I had a big smile on my face, and Sarah started crying! I was like, I told you so! It’s an incredibly beautiful piece of music and when I hear it, I still feel like I’m holding hands with Sarah, walking toward the ocean. It is such a happy feeling.”
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Photographer: Aphrodite Wedding Photography // Jewelry: Adamas Fine Jewelry // Dress Designer: Nicole Miller // Shoes: Pour La Victoire // Tuxedo and Mens Attire: Sharpe Suiting // Event Venue: Beachmere Inn // Floral Designer: F…as in Flowers
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