Emily and Nick’s Wedding at Portland’s Ocean Gateway

Emily and Nick’s Wedding at Portland’s Ocean Gateway

Emily and Nick had the most interesting wedding of the year 2020, and I’m certain they didn’t want that title!

After postponing their summer wedding till November because of Covid, they were hesitant to move their date again this fall. They cut their guest list from 175 down to 100, but as the wedding approached, restrictions in Maine allowed only 50 guests at a reception (regardless of the size of the venue).

And here’s where it gets interesting. Instead of postponing again, or halving their guest list, Nick and Emily (and their planner Fausto Pifferrer from Blue Elephant Events and Catering) opted to have TWO wedding receptions – an afternoon reception with mostly family, and an evening reception filled with friends.

Just writing that sounds like a long day. They also had a full mass at the beautiful Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Portland, and in between the two receptions, they went adventuring around downtown with Lucia and I looking for fun spots for couple’s portraits.

And as a quick shout to anyone planning a wedding in Maine, Ocean Gateway has the best view of Casco Bay there is.

Check out the vendor list at the bottom for links to all the talented people who made this wedding work, and give Emily and Nick some love in the comments.

A.c. Hotel In Portland, Maine
The A.C. Hotel is just across the street from Ocean Gateway, and everyone got dressed there.
Bride And Her Dress In The Ac Hotel Suite Before Ocean Gateway Wedding
Bridesmaids Portland Maine Wedding
Bride In The Ac Hotel
Bridal Party In The A.c. Hotel Before Ocean Gateway Wedding
Emily and the bridesmaids before the ceremony
Groom At The Ac Hotel In Maine
Nick at the hotel
Groomsmen In Portland, Maine Outside The Wedding At The Ocean Gateway
Nick and the Groomsmen. My favorite is the shot in the middle with all the men except Nick in motion.
Cathedral Of Immaculate Conception, In Portland, Me
The Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception
Wedding Ring Exchange
The Ring Exchange
Bride And Groom At Cathedral Of Immaculate Conception In Portland
Wedding Party At The Cathedral Of The Immaculate Conception
The Wedding Party after the Ceremony

Pictures with the Family at Eastern Promenade

Wedding Couple Portraits At Eastern Prom In Portland, Me
Portraits with the couple, the families, and the wedding party were taken at the Eastern Promenade in Portland.
The Wedding Party On Eastern Prom Before Ocean Gateway Wedding
Ocean Gateway Wedding In Portland, Me
The wedding party on the balcony of Ocean Gateway
First Dance In Portland, Maine At The Ocean Gateway
The First Dance
Parent Dances
Parent Dances
Toasts An An Ocean Gateway Wedding
Confection Art Wedding Cake At Ocean Gateway Wedding
Cake by Confection Art

In Between Weddings!

Wharf Street Wedding Portraits In Portland, Maine
During the break between receptions, we went to Wharf Street, City Hall, and the Masonic Temple for portraits with the couple.
Portland, Maine Skyline At Ocean Gateway Wedding
The roof of the Masonic Temple
City Hall In Portland, Maine At Ocean Gateway Wedding
On the steps of Portland’s City Hall

The Second Reception

Bride Dancing At The Wedding At Ocean Gateway Wedding
Emily on the Dancefloor
Dancing At The Wedding In Portland, Maine
Party pictures from the wedding
Last Dance At Wedding In Portland, Me At Ocean Gateway Wedding | Maine Wedding Photographers
The Last Dance (from the first reception)
Champagne Spray At Ocean Gateway Wedding On Porch
Emily and Nick spray champagne at end of wedding night.

Vendor Credits

This wedding was the result of many other hard working vendors, and I'd like to thank them all!

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