Shawna & Chip’s Love Story

February 02 • 2015

 

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How they met, in their own words:

Our story begins in Costa Rica in January 2013. As an AP environmental science teacher, Chip was bringing a group of students to Costa Rica for a high school leadership summit in April. Shawna was helping with the public relations surrounding the summit, and we had four days of orientation for teachers and staff in January.

It was a hot day and we were about to embark on a two-hour bus ride into the rain forest. Shawna asked if any of the teachers would like a bottle of water, and Chip eagerly raised his hand. Shawna tried to get him one, but the bus had to leave. She explained to Chip that she couldn’t get him a new bottle of water, but asked if he would like to share hers. He said sure.

And the rest is history… After sharing that bottle of water and talking non-stop for the two-hour bus ride, we spent the weekend exploring the rain forest, zip-lining through the trees, drinking Imperial and dancing to Foot Loose. By the time we had to say goodbye on Monday morning, we vowed to give our relationship a shot – both knowing that we had met a very special person.

Chip immediately booked a flight to Boston, and we went back and forth between Boston and DC for six months. When it came time to look for a summer teaching job, Chip landed a position at Harvard Summer School and we knew it was our best chance to be in the same city together. Despite getting the stomach flu during our first road trip from DC to Boston (isn’t that some de facto relationship requirement?), we spent the summer picnicking on the Charles River, eating lobsters and oysters at the beach, playing in a kickball league, and discovering our shared love for Kennebunkport, Maine.

Shawna & Chip decided to tie the knot in their favorite town, Kennebunkport, ME. Here is the love story of their wedding day captured by Emilie Inc.

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Photographers: Denise and Megan, emilie inc. photography

Preparations: Breakwater Inn, Kennebunkport

Coordinator: Jenny McClain, Boston

Ceremony: St Ann’s Episcopal Church, Kennebunkport

Caterer: On the Marsh Bistro, Kennebunk

Flowers: Snell Family Farms

Band: Soul Sensations

Cake: The Winey Baker

Hair/make-up: Fringe Hair Art

Transportation:Ogunquit Trolley

Gown: Bella Sera Bridal at Allure Bridal

Gals: J Crew

Guys: Vera Wang

Invitations: Paper Source andDayTrip Society

Honeymoon: Amalfi Coast, Italy

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  1. Love and Lobster
    Linda Beveridge
    18/02/2015 at 8:08 am Permalink

    Some wonderful pictures to go with this lovely story. A true tale of fate.