HOW HURRICANE KATRINA LED THIS COUPLE TO HAVE THE MOST MAGICAL WEDDING DAY
Emma and Graham become sweethearts when they both went on a school trip to do Hurricane Katrina relief work in New Orleans.
“Both Emma and Graham are of Scottish decent and with Emma going to the University of Glasgow for her Master’s degree, the groom’s kilt was a must, as was the bagpiper who performed the processional/recessional.” photographer Julie explained.
“They knew from the start that they wanted a small ceremony and that Graham’s father would officiate. They liked the idea of a British afternoon tea party as a loose theme for the reception, so it was important for the ceremony and reception to take place during the early afternoon, outdoors. They served lighter fare including scones and sandwiches to fit the theme, and their cake was inspired by Victoria sponge, a classic British teatime dessert. The use of vintage porcelain teacups to serve the champagne for their toast fit the theme perfectly. They also served as wedding favors for their guests to take home. On each teacup they wrote their names and the date of the wedding to commemorate the day.”
“Emma’s mother sewed the pennant flags which decorated the chairs at the ceremony and the food and cake tables for the reception. They were made with a variety of fabrics for a whimsical/playful feel. Emma and Graham wanted an arbor that was simple, elegant and quintessentially Maine, so Graham cut down the birch trees from Emma’s grandmother’s backyard and built the arbor himself the day before. Another touch that fit with the Maine location and relaxed feel was the canoe used to hold cold beverages.” She added.