October 8, 2012

Emily & Sait's Wedding

This weekend my lovely friends Emily and Sait got married in a beautiful autumn ceremony at Sebasco Harbor Resort, near Bath, Maine. 

The location was absolutely splendid--right on the water with little boats dotting the ocean--and the foliage is just starting to turn in Maine, so the surrounding woods were gorgeous shades of burgundy, ochre, and orange. 

Saturday night they had a finger-lickingly delicious lobster bake in a rustic wooden cabin, where we ate, drank, and toasted to the (not quite yet) bride and groom. It rained a bit, but that only served to make the dinner more cozy and intimate. 

The bride contemplating her lobster

Paige and Me, making the lobsters dance

The delicious lobster bake meal that we decided we would go back in time for to eat again.

The bride and groom, tearing up as their loved ones shared stories about them.

Saying a few words of their own

The Lobster Bake Last Supper
Sunday morning the weather had cleared into a splendid clear and crisp day, perfect for a sunny outdoor ceremony right on the water. 

The bride and groom's parents all said a few words, prompting more than a few happy tears from the guests in attendance, and then the happy couple exchanged vows.

Sebasco Harbor

Happy Wedding Guests

The groom and his beautiful mother

The blushing bride with her father

Exchanging rings

The ceremony was followed by a lively reception and delicious lunch with dancing, music, and more hilarious (and tear-jerking) toasts by the Emily and Sait's brothers and sisters.

The view from the reception

The couple's first dance (they changed into traditional Gambian dress for the reception, as Sait and his family are from the Gambia and that's where Emily and Sait met)

The amazing autumn-inspired meal

The Wedding Guest Tree

It was a beautiful--and most importantly, fun--wedding and I wish the happy bride and groom the very best in their future life together. 

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