Elizabeth and Brent’s Portland Wedding

This was taken at the end of the night inside the restaurant, and at the time all the tables were full of desserts, coffees, and half-finished drinks. So we underexposed the shot, and lit the couple by the two flashes behind them, so that in the picture you only see the couple and the romance, and not the messy plates. Tadah! It's a little like magic, right?

Grace is a renovated church (the former Chestnut Street Methodist Church), and it has beautiful doorways and architectural details.

Elizabeth and Brent’s Portland Wedding

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 Wedding & Event Center (thus my bad put), a former church 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 Wedding and Event Center, 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 At Grace Portland Maine Wedding
Elizabeth wore a custom made dress that Brent’s mom sewed!
Groom At Portland Wedding At Grace Wedding And Event Center
Portland, Maine Wedding At Grace Wedding And Event Center
This Congress Street landmark, Charlie Hewitt’s Portland Rattles, is always a whimsical sight!
Portland, Maine Wedding At Grace Wedding &Amp; Event Center
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 Wedding And Event Center
Portland, Maine Wedding Picture Of Couple At Monument Square With Statue Behind Them
Portland, Maine Wedding Photography At Grace Wedding And Event Center
Grace Wedding And Event Center Ceremony In Basement
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 Ceremony In Basement Of Grace Wedding And Event Center
At the conclusion of the ceremony, Elizabeth’s sister ‘popped’ her collar.
Wedding Couple At Grace Restaurant Portland Maine
HITCHED – the secret under Elizabeth’s collar, and the reason for the collar pop!
Outside Of Grace Wedding And Event Center In Portland, Maine | Chestnut Street Entrance
The front doors at Grace
Wedding Invitations At Grace Wedding And Event Center In Portland, Me
Check out these incredible invites Elizabeth made!!!!
First Dance At Grace Wedding And Event Center
First Dance
Group Shot Of Wedding Attendees From Balcony Of Grace Wedding &Amp; Event Center
Everyone at the cocktail party!
Head Table At Grace Restaurant Portland Maine Wedding
The Head Table – under the stained glass and filled with candles.

End Of Night Pictures

Low-Light Photo Of Wedding Couple At Grace In Portland, Maine
At the bar – dance floor behind the couple, and head table above them
Couple At End Of Night At Wedding At Grace Wedding And Event Center In Portland

Vendor Credits

Here's the vendors that made this wedding happen

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