Mark proposed to Gretchen on a sunset walk in Truckee, California, which is one of their favorite places. These two love birds lived in California for a handful of years before deciding to move to Arizona. As they were driving to their new home they talked about having an intimate family wedding in the fall of 2020 on the coast of Maine. They wanted this day to be intimate and romantic, which is exactly what it was. This laid back coastal affair was all about family, traditions, and Maine’s gorgeous cascading cliffs.
Funny fact: Gretchen’s father in-law gave a beautiful speech about her during the reception. He spoke about her adventurous time out west teaching kids how to ride horses at a ranch in Wyoming. It wasn’t until after the wedding that we figured out we both attended the same summer camp at Elk Creek Ranch in Wyoming. I was a camper there, learning how to build log cabins and barrel race horses and she was a camp counselor. One of the biggest reasons I love what I do is because of connections like this. Here we are, two ladies who had never met, yet we’re tied together through the same camp and love for horses and nature. Take a deeper dive into her stunning coastal wedding below.