Lauren and Ethan had a Kennebunkport Conservation Trust Wedding on September 8th, 2018. It was a large backyard wedding for these two hometown kids with all their friends and family. Even when we shot their engagement photos in Kennebunk we saw three or four different people they knew! They went with light pinks and blues for colors, had a bubble ceremony exit, and included some gorgeous calligraphy in their wedding design.

These two grew up in the same town and met in high school but didn’t start dating until after Lauren graduated. In fact, the first photo they ever took together was at Lauren’s Kennebunk High School Graduation. Soon after they started dating and have been together ever since. For five years Lauren became a regular on the Amtrak headed north to Brunswick, and Ethan beat a path down I-95 to Boston. With Lauren studying business and competing in triathlons at Northeaster, Ethan playing football and majoring in Psychology at Bowdoin, visits were too far and few between.

Post-graduation the two couldn’t have been happier to start a life together in California. Not a pair to make things easy, Lauren biked across the country to the San Francisco Bay, while Ethan got started working 60+ hours a week at a startup. After a year of meeting great friends and getting sick of their jobs, they made the move up to the West Coast to Seattle. Two years, one dog (Chinook!) and a ring later… they were engaged!

These two are incredibly driven people, always looking for a new challenge or adventure. They are very casual, always going with the flow. Lauren feels all the emotions while Ethan is very stable never getting too high or low. Although there weren’t any tears from Ethan at the wedding, his smile as she walked down the aisle was a proud and deep loving look. I loved watching their romance. It was clear they have a deep friendship that’s lasted over years. They are small town kids that fell in love and never looked back.

Venue – Kennebunkport Conservation Trust Wedding
Photographer – Katherine Brackman Photography
Florist – Broadturn Farm
Planner – Let there be Love Events
Rentals – One Stop Event Rentals
Calligraphy – Lauren Dale
Videographer – George Street Photo
Hair – Fringe Hair Art
Makeup – Nomadic Goat
Catering – Gathered Table Events

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