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Emily and Nick had the most interesting wedding of the year, 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
Emily + Nick’s Wedding captured by Focus Photography
103 bridesmaids Portland Maine Wedding
Emily + Nick’s Wedding captured by Focus Photography
Bride in the AC hotel
Emily + Nick’s Wedding captured by Focus Photography
Bridal party in the A.C. Hotel in Portland, ME
Emily and the bridesmaids before the ceremony
Groom at the AC hotel in Maine
Nick at the hotel
Groomsmen in Portland, Maine outside 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
Emily + Nick’s Wedding captured by Focus Photography
wedding ring exchange
The Ring Exchange
bride and groom at Cathedral of Immaculate Conception in Portlan
Emily + Nick’s Wedding captured by Focus Photography
wedding party at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception
The Wedding Party after the Ceremony
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
Emily + Nick’s Wedding captured by Focus Photography
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
116 toasts Ocean Gateway Wedding
Emily + Nick’s Wedding captured by Focus Photography
confection art wedding cake
Cake by Confection Art
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
The roof of the Masonic Temple
city hall in portland, Maine
On the steps of Portland’s City Hall
bride dancing at the 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
The Last Dance (from the first reception)
Champagne Spray at wedding, Maine Wedding Photography, Ocean Gateway
Emily and Nick spray champagne at end of wedding night.

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  1. Aunt Gail

    OMG !!!! Number 1…. you look absolutely lovely. Nana is watching every move and glowing in heaven! My favorite picture is the close up head shot of the two of you! So many emotions going through my mind! I love Matt being with the Bridesmaids! I’m homesick looking at all the Portland sights! The Cathedral must have had a huge make over since John’s passing! I hardly recognized the place. A special place in the hearts and souls of the Davis clan. I’m sitting here in tears. Your ” team” did a magnificent job at making this a beautiful wedding under these strange crazy times. Nick looks like such a Teddy Bear!!! I can’t wait to wrap my arms around him! Thank you honey for sharing these with me! I don’t know if I can save to my photos. I don’t have a computer and there are so many I would love to have! Be happy honey and just love each other and make wonderful memories! All your hard work and tears paid off!!!God bless you both and may He hold you in the palm of His hand❤️Aunt Gail

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

Planner: Fausto from Blue Elephant Events and Catering   |  Florals: Laurie from Laurie Andrews Design   |  Catering: Blue Elephant Events and Catering   |  Wedding Gown: Andrea's Bridal   |  Hair and Makeup: Meghan French   |  DJ: Mike Rovin   |  Venue Manager: Clare from Portland city offices   |  Lighting and Electrical: Illuminated FX   |  Photographers: Will and Lucia from Focus Photography   |  Transportation: Maine Limo