The day started with a patched up boutonniere (go Susan!) and a much needed handkerchief. Steve wiped away the happy tears spilling down Maryanne’s cheeks as they clasped hands during their first look. Their 3 year engagement was finally over. The fountain hushed the background noise as Steve held her in his arms. Maryanne’s rich Italian heritage was beautifully evident as family gathered round, sharing kisses and tears alike.
Surrounded by family and intimate friends, they said their vows atop the 30th floor in the iconic Portland City Grill. It was like stepping into an Italian family reunion: Uncle John “Big John” nicknamed me “Philly” in his New York accent, joking about my east-coast relatives and insisting that I was now “one of the family”.
Toasts, laughter and clinking glasses (you know what that means) filled the room as the united couple greeted their guests.
After dinner we captured a few minutes of evening light at street level, Maryanne emanating effortless glamour. I loved watching them together; they moved and thought in sync. This was never more evident than in their spectacular first dance. The guests erupted into cheers as they concluded, an incredible display of ballroom to swing-aerials and back.
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