S: Moran Wedding ~ September 4th, 2010
BC: Our journey begins...
FC: Andy Moran & Megan Plourde Saturday September 4th, 2010
1: We live our lives in moments. Moments that come, and moments that go. Moments that define our lives, Moments that take our breath away. There are so many moments that make up the fabric of who we are, and who we become. When I look back to the moments; they all seemed small at the time, but now they have grown to much more. I would not take back a single moment. I would not change one moment that we shared, and in that I know that you and I, no matter how different, are hopelessly meant to be. ~Megan M. Moran
2: John Andrew Moran May 2nd, 1982 | Megan Mae Plourde July 20th, 1983
3: In the spring of 2002 Andy & Megan met at Franklin Pierce College in NH. After dating, the two made their relationship official on May 6th, 2002.
5: On July 19, 2009 Andy proposed to Megan on the summit of Mount Washington. Megan Said Yes! | Sharing the news with family! | A celebratory bottle of Dom
6: Melissa Wilson ~ Maid of Honor & The Bride | Bridal Shower | Brides Family ~ Bridesmaids ~ Moran /Ward Family | Mai-Tai
7: We're all grown up but still giggling with glee As we gather to honor the sweet bride-to-be | A Toast | The Bride
8: Bachelorette Party | The cake, the dress, the church and such... all this planning, there's just so much! She needs to relax and free her mind Let's take her away for a real good time! | The Girls posing for pictures dockside | Champagne = Celebration | Inside the Limo
9: The Bride Meets Elvis | Dancing in The Old Port | Melissa | The Bride & Cindy | The King | The best night ever
10: Bridal Fittings | Shopping for 'The Dress'... | The One... | The Corset & Petticoat | The Bustle
12: Wedding Planning | Its all in the details..
13: John Andrew Moran & Megan Mae Plourde request the honor of your presence as they exchange vows On Saturday, September Fourth Two-Thousand and Ten At Seven-Thirty in the evening Please join them aboard the Songo River Queen for a sunset Voyage Boarding promptly at seven-thirty 841 Roosevelt Trail, Naples, Maine Black Tie
14: The Big Day | Two such as you with such a master speed cannot be parted nor be swept away from one another once you are agreed that life is only life forevermore together wing to wing and oar to oar. Robert Frost | Two such as you with such a master speed cannot be parted nor be swept away from one another once you are agreed that life is only life forevermore together wing to wing and oar to oar. Robert Frost | "I remember waking up, and it was all happening, it was finally happening and I felt all these emotions crash over me...but I remember a happy anticipation, I knew that today I was a bride." -Megan
15: Kelli creates classic crepes! | Having a blast together | Waiting for our crepes | Bridal Brunch | Best friends... | What a way to wake up, surrounded by your family & friends. all their to support you and celebrate the day!
16: The girls at the salon!
17: The Hair
19: The entire day was filled with eager anticipation... knowing that all my wedding dreams were all about to come true. I felt like it was surreal, and I had to keep reminding myself that it was finally happening. Getting ready, and having my closest family & friends around me was so comforting, and fun.
20: The Guys Getting Ready
21: Andy sums up his wedding day preparations with two simple words "anxiously optimistic" | The Groom
22: The Bride's First Glimpse | Our Honeymoon Suite
23: true | Love | His First Glimpse
24: "My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person, he believed in me."
25: The Limo & The Hill
26: Final Touches
27: Flower Girl ~ Hannah Bridesmaids ~ Angie, Kelli, Cindy Maid of Honor ~ Melissa Bride & Groom ~ Megan & Andy Groomsmen ~ Bryan, Isaih, Aaron Best Man ~ RJ Ring Bearers ~ Elijah & Nathan | The Bridal Party
30: The Bride
32: The Groom
35: "A hundred hearts would be too few to carry all my love for you." | The Bride & Groom
38: The happiest day of my life...
39: Beside the lake, we stole away a few quiet moments to really let the whole day sink in. We were about to become man and wife.
40: The Night Begins...
44: The Processional
47: Here Comes The Bride
48: Marriage is much more than love between two people; it is a leap of faith, faith in each other, and faith in the self.
49: The Vows I Megan with my family as witness do take you as my husband I take you as you are, without hesitation to share in my life. I pledge my unending loyalty, love, commitment, and trust from this day forth. With my best intentions I will support you, provide for you and care for you. As equals we will walk side by side, share in our pain and share in our joy unending. With tenderness I will provide comfort, and strength to you without waver. In all I do from this moment on, it is with you as my partner. | The Ceremony
50: I Andy, give you this ring as a sign of the marriage which has been promised between us, it is a symbol of oneness and unending love. It will forever stand as a reminder of the promises made between us here today.
51: At Last "At last my love has come along, My lonely days are over, And life is like a song Ohh yeah yeah, At last, the skies above are blue, My heart was wrapped up in clover The night I looked at you"
52: The First Dance
53: I'm so happy I can finally call this man my husband. It's really a dream come true
54: Mother & Son Dance | "My mama told me when I was young Said sit beside me my only son And listen closely to what I say And if you do this it'll help you some sunny day Oh, yeah it will Oh, take your time, don't live too fast Troubles will come and they will pass You'll find a woman and you'll find love And don't forget that there is a someone up above"
55: Hundreds of dewdrops to greet the dawn, Hundreds of bees in the purple clover, Hundreds of butterflies on the lawn, But only one mother the wide world over. ~George Cooper
56: Father & Daughter Dance | "I'm gonna watch you shine Gonna watch you grow Gonna paint a sign So you'll always know As long as one and one is two There could never be a father That loved his daughter more than I love you"
57: A daughter may outgrow your lap, but she will never outgrow your heart. ~Author Unknown
58: The Cake
61: For a moment, the world stood still
63: Honeymoon Montego Bay, Jamaica
64: Secrets St. James located in beautiful Montego Bay, Jamaica
70: Everywhere we looked, another stunning spot, another place for romance and another reason to fall in love all over again.
72: We saw a world class steal drum show, which was at the theater right on the resort. It was amazing seeing the speed that the players had, and the amazing talent.
73: At Himitsu, we had a special kind of dinner & a show. Our chef served up dinner, and spectacular skill.
74: Poolside was the best place to be, sipping Lemon Slush, and catching the rays.
75: Each day we enjoyed the sunshine poolside, and found ways to relax around every corner.
76: Hobby Crafting on the Caribbean Sea
77: Every meal was served in paradise
80: There is no need for words between lovers...
81: Sunset was breathtaking each night. It felt surreal, like a photograph come to life.
82: Out into the interior part of the Jamaican countryside, variation is around every corner. From one extreme to the next, poverty & wealth.
83: Martha Brea River Rafting was a very wonderful way to see the natural beauty that Jamaica has to offer. It was a short, but bumpy ride up into the wilderness, where we were greeted, and enjoyed a great day seeing nature and all of its splendor.
84: On the river we saw bamboo, native blossoming trees, and even termite nests.
85: The Raft, & Driver
86: One unexpected treat was an all natural foot treatment with river water & limestone. After a massage, I let it dry and then washed it off in the river.
87: After our raft ride, we took a tour of a banana plantation, where we learned about the hundreds of uses for bananas. It was also interesting to know that they are able to use every part of the banana & plant for useful items.
88: The sea floor held its own kind of beauty. The coral reef, as well as sea creatures!
89: Megan trying to snorkel
90: The spa was one of our favorite experiences. Pure relaxation, and time to connect in a way we had not done before. It was bliss.
91: The Spa Circuit | Andy using the waterfall | Megan using the bubbles
92: There on the beach, we celebrated our honeymoon, cherished the sunset and posed for some photos.