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The sky in Boston was a beautiful blue as we left for Courtney and Tom’s wedding. But as we drove north to Maine, clouds gathered and raindrops sprinkled the windshield. By the time we boarded the ferry from Portland to Peaks Island, the sky was slate and the water was choppy. Oh no, I thought, please not this wedding!

See, I had an extra special vested interest in sunshine for this particular bride. I know Courtney from my previous life in advertising and have always loved her style, smarts and totally dry sense of humor. I was honored when she asked Long Haul to film her wedding. And when I met her fiance, Tom, I could tell they were the perfect match. I knew how much Courtney and Tom wanted an outdoor ceremony at The Inn on Peaks Island. After our long stretch of sunny weather, I refused to believe this was going to be the day it rained.

And that’s when it happened. The wind died down, the rain stopped, the clouds parted…. and out came the sun! Within half an hour, we had a perfect wedding day on our hands.

It’s hard for me to pick a favorite moment from this day. Was it sunset on the beach? Dance floor battles that would put JT to shame? Was it all the special touches, like Courtney and Tom’s own branded jam (you can tell this woman works in marketing!)?

While I love all of those, hands down the best thing about Courtney and Tom’s wedding, for me, was their vows. Funny, candid and personal; they were delivered with perfect timing and heartfelt emotion. I dare you to watch and not get a bit misty. About 1000 watches in, I still cry every time.

Extra special thanks go to photographer Samantha Warren- check out her photos from the day here: facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151075223427312.428300.85194072311&type=3

The song is 3 Months In California by The Royal Sons, licensed through themusicbed.com

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