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I want you to know that I used all of my restraint to not call this post Elizabeth and Brent’s Grace-ful wedding, as I thought it was too obvious a joke, but then I couldn’t stop myself from writing it here anyway.

If you weren’t there, they got married at Grace (thus my bad put), an event space on Chestnut Street in Portland – literally right across from the Portland Masonic. Grace is the ultimate example of minimalism – there’s a downstairs, an upstairs, and a balcony. I don’t think there are any rooms to speak of at all, just an incredibly open space that must have been an amazing church in its time.

Blue Elephant Events & Catering handled everything that happened at Grace, and they even lit and arranged the candles Elizabeth bought. I’m sure it took hours to blow them all out.

Brent and Elizabeth’s decor kept with the minimal theme: take a beautiful space, and add thousands of candles. Done, and perfect.

The images follow their walk downtown to Grace; the ceremony; and the party. My favorite images are those at the end, and I hope you’ll scroll far enough to see them. Thanks for looking! Will


Portland, Maine Wedding at Grace
Elizabeth and Brent had rented an aritst’s loft in downtown Portland, and got ready there.
Bride in Portland, Maine Wedding
Elizabeth wore a custom made dress that Brent’s mom sewed!
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Portland, Maine Wedding at Grace
This Congress Street landmark, Charlie Hewitt’s Portland Rattles, is always a whimsical sight!
Portland, Maine Wedding at Grace
This is a great example of what Lucia is doing (sneaking in the bushes, shown on the left) while I’m working with a couple. While shot at the same time, they’ve got a totally different feeling.
Portland, Maine Wedding pictures before ceremony
“Bus stop, bus goes, she stays, love grows…” – The Hollies
Portland, Maine Wedding at Grace
Portland, Maine Wedding picture of couple at Monument Square with statue behind them
Portland, Maine Wedding at Grace
Portland, Maine Wedding at Grace
The ceremony was in the lower level at Grace, and they used to hold receptions down here when the restaurant was functioning upstairs.
Portland, Maine Wedding at Grace
At the conclusion of the ceremony, Elizabeth’s sister ‘popped’ her collar.
Portland, Maine Wedding at Grace
HITCHED – the secret under Elizabeth’s collar, and the reason for the collar pop!
Portland, Maine Wedding at Grace
The front doors at Grace
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The Invites – So Unique! Hand made by Brent and Elizabeth
Portland, Maine Wedding at Grace
First Dance
Portland, Maine Wedding at Grace
Everyone at the cocktail party!
Portland, Maine Wedding at Grace
The Head Table – under the stained glass and filled with candles.
low-light photo of wedding couple at Grace in Portland, Maine
At the bar – dance floor behind the couple, and head table above them
End of night pictures, photographed inside of Grace, of wedding couple silhouetted with their party behind them.
This is the last shot of the night for us, taken inside of Grace, but exposed so you can only just see the tables and candles in the background.

 

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