Ayla & Andrew were married on July 24, 2021 in Caratunk, Maine. It was a gorgeous day at the Maine Lakeside Cabins. Ayla was getting ready in the bridal suite with her girls and Andrew was a few steps away getting ready in one of the cabins. Their ceremony was right on the water followed by their reception under the tent. It was a day to remember and they were surrounded by family and friends to help them celebrate as they became Mr. & Mrs.!
So, how did it all start? Let’s see what Ayla had to say about it. “Andrew and I met when he was just 16 years old and I was 18 years old. It was the summer of 2012. I had just graduated from Bonny Eagle High School and Andrew was going into his junior year at Scarborough High School. Little did we know, our parents had been good friends for a few years at the time but we had never met before. His mom, Karen Hopkins, has a best friend named Janice Wescott. Janice is also my mom, Tarrean Libby’s, best friend as well. This particular summer, Janice and her husband, Pat Wescott, had decided to throw a summer party at their now former home in Standish, ME. Of course, both Andrew’s family and my family were invited 🙂 At the time of the party, I had been dating a former boyfriend I had met in high school for about a month. Naturally, I was attracted to boys who could play guitar due to my life long passion for singing. My mom had been telling me about a cute young boy who was the son of one of Janice’s friends who could play guitar really well. Of course, I didn’t really believe her and was convinced that this “young boy” had to be like ten years old and nowhere near my age. Naturally, I shrugged her off and continued dating my former boyfriend. On the night of the party, I had brought my former boyfriend with us to play some songs for everyone. We had attended another family get-together earlier in the day and had been playing music all afternoon but we figured why not? When we got there, I was immediately introduced to Andrew right away. I have to admit that I was immediately surprised at how extremely attractive he was. I had never met a boy with such dark brown hair like myself, such tan skin, and gorgeous blue eyes. I learned real quick that he was not the ten year old little boy I had envisioned him to be based on my mom’s description. Right away, I was incredibly intrigued. Lol. By request, my former boyfriend and I began playing some tunes. Andrew had brought his red guitar with him that night and quickly joined in. Right away, I could tell this boy was not only beyond physically attractive but extremely talented. We all three continued to play music together, even getting some tunes recorded on video. After that, the rest was history. Andrew and I began chatting on Facebook and a few weeks later, I broke up with my former boyfriend. Our first date was at my former place of work, Acres of Wildlife Campground. We began dating that night and have been playing music and taking on life together ever since. Andrew proposed on November 22nd, 2018 (Thanksgiving Day) while on our first trip to the beautiful island of Aruba! He booked a sunset cruise on the ocean and planned the whole thing with the concierge at the hotel and the captain of the boat. Just as the sun began to set, Andrew had the captain of the boat play our favorite song before asking me to dance. At first I thought he was crazy because there were other people around but before I could say no, he grabbed me by the hand and got down on one knee! I instantly burst into tears! It was one of the happiest days of our lives! <3″.
Thank you Ayla & Andrew for choosing me to be a part of your special day, it was a true honor. Here are a few sneak peeks to relive their wedding day. Enjoy!
The amazing team that took part in making this day so special!
Venue | Maine Lakeside Cabins
Catering | Inn by the River
Florist | Skowhegan Fleuriste
Entertainment Services | Holly Heist
Photographer | Molly Breton & Co.
Officiant | Priceless Memories
Hair & Makeup | I Do Spas
Desserts | The Bankery
Ice Cream Bar | Gifford’s Ice Cream
Dress | The White Magnolia
Bridesmaid Dresses | Azazie
Groom & Groomsmen Attire | Men’s Wearhouse
Invitations | Zazzle
Favors | Etsy
Molly is a wedding and portrait photographer based out of Maine, capturing special moments throughout New England and beyond. She specializes in natural light photography and creates an experience that you will remember forever! To learn more about Molly Breton & Co., click here!