Wedded Bliss

J and I just got today back from a friend’s weekend wedding in Maine.  Phil was my co-worker (and fellow new-hire way back when) at Dow Chemical.  He and I were very good friends with a similar sense of humor.  We ate lunch together most days and would inevitably end up laughing until our sides hurt.  J and I would frequently go to house parties at Phil’s and vice versa.  We lived in a very small company town in Texas.  There was not much for the twenty-something, kidless crowd to do on weekend nights that did not require a 1-hour trip into Houston.  So, we resorted to having many a crazy house party.  We spent many Easters and Thanksgivings together too since it was usually too costly and we didn’t have enough vacation time to fly home.  Phil was right there in the office next door during my pregnancy with Wildman.  He brought J and I a basket of baked goods and beer to the hospital the day after Wildman was born.  So, when the “save the date” for Phil’s wedding found it’s way to my mailbox in January, I made sure that J booked our flight ASAP.  How could we miss the wedding of one of our dearest Dow friends?

The wedding was held at the Bok Amphitheatre on the grounds of the Camden Public Library.  July in Maine is gorgeous!  Saturday treated us to perfect weather for the outdoor nuptials.  The setting could not have been more idyllic.  A four-piece orchestra played and the sun shown so beautifully for the happy couple’s afternoon wedding.

Phil’s nieces were the flower girls.

The bride wore a lovely off-white, strapless, eyelet gown with green accents.  It was the perfect choice for an outdoor summer wedding.  She was radiant.

Phil quit Dow not long after I did to pursue an MBA from the University of Michigan.  He met Emily while he was working for Merck in Philadelphia three years ago.  They lived in the same building and had a similar love of dogs.  He has a golden retriever named, Gracie.  She has a labradoodle named, Maddie.  It was love 🙂

We hung around the grounds for a while with the wedding party taking pictures, talking and admiring the view.  The amphitheatre overlooks Camden Harbor.  Everywhere you looked was like a postcard.

The reception was at the Megunticook Golf Club.  The clubhouse was like something out of a movie.  It had a broad wrap-around porch with lots of rocking chairs.  The inside looked like a hunting lodge with hardwood floors, stone fireplaces and paneling on the walls.  It was an old building with lots of swinging screen doors.  It felt like being transported back in time.  It was a truly lovely venue for a reception.

We sat outside at a table on the lawn with friends.  We had a perfect view of the green and the water.  We also had excellent access to the “bacon bar” that Phil was raving about!  The caterer set up a huge charcoal grill under a canopy for the sole purpose of preparing and serving bacon-wrapped food!  OMG!  They had bacon-wrapped lamb, shrimp, scallops and dates.  I could not stop hovering.  It was all so delicious.  All of the food was amazing really.  From the quesadilla station to the antipasto table to the open bar to the beef tenderloin- it was heavenly.  I’m sure I gained 5 pounds that night.

We enjoyed a slice of this gorgeous blueberry topped wedding cake as well!  Yum!

The reception ended with lots of pictures, hugs and last turns in the photo booth that was rented for the night.  We left with little bottles of real maple syrup in cutest glass maple leaf bottles as favors.  It was a perfect evening!

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. hairyshoefairy
    Jul 26, 2011 @ 00:48:11

    Those flower girl dresses are darling. You look fantastic! What a beautiful place for a wedding.

    Reply

  2. angela
    Jul 26, 2011 @ 14:42:04

    What a beautiful wedding! The dress you wore was adorable too, by the way!

    Reply

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