8 years ago, Heather and Evan were married in a sweet and simple backyard wedding right before Evan was leaving for the Air Force. They always said that one day, they would renew their vows and have the wedding of their dreams, and they did!
Heather and Evan met on a blind date in 2012, set up by a mutual friend. They immediately hit it off, but a year later, Evan was about to leave for boot camp for the Air Force. They decided to get married, and had a small and intimate ceremony in her parent’s backyard. Evan ended up being stationed in Hawaii for 3 years, where they had their son, Tanner. They later moved to Florida, where their daughter, Lydia, was born. Both Heather and Evan grew up in Maine, and all of their friends and family live here, so it only made sense to do their vow renewal here as well.
On a beautiful warm June afternoon, I arrived to Dunegrass to find the girls getting their hair and makeup done in the bridal suite there. The gentlemen arrived shortly after and gathered in the men’s locker room. Heather and Evan chose to do a first look, and we found the perfect spot in the shade for them to see each other for the first time. Lydia was the sweetest little flower girl, and Tanner looked so adorable in his tux as the ring bearer! Heather’s Dad walked her down the aisle and I don’t think there was a dry eye from anyone! Little Lydia kept waving at everyone during the ceremony, and while she walked back up the aisle afterwards, I think she might have thought she was the star of the day! The reception was held in the newly updated Grand Cyprus Room. The rest of the evening was amazing as the guests danced the night away!
Thank you so much, Heather and Evan, for trusting me to photograph your special day! Congratulations Mr. and Mrs. Henckel!
Venue and Caterer: Dunegrass Golf Club, Old Orchard Beach, Maine
Desserts: Sugar Mama’s Cafe, Saco, Maine
Florals: Windham Flower Shop, Windham, Maine
Hair and Makeup Artist: Meraki Studio, Windham, Maine
Videographers: VMG Productions, Maine
Photographer: Andrea Simmons Photography LLC, Gardiner, Maine