We love to celebrate alumni weddings and civil unions! Alumni are encouraged to send photos of their celebrations, including all alumni guests, to umfalumni@maine.edu. Please be sure to include detailed left-to-right caption information, so we can acknowledge all alumni who attended.

Russell ’12 and Lane ’13, August 11, 2018

Will Lane ’13 and Marie Russell ’12 were wed at Black Mountain of Maine Ski Resort in Rumford, Maine, on August 11, 2018.

Russell and Lane Wedding Photo

Many UMF alumni attended, including (left to right) Richard Russell ’14, Chelsea Bartlett ’14, Courtney (Randall) McLaughlin ’13, Brady McLaughlin ’12, Grace Kendall ’14, Elyse Pratt-Ronco ’02 and Larry Ronco, Grady Burns ’13 Mary Sinclair ’05, Marie (Russell) Lane ’12, Will Lane ’13, Ryan Bretschneider ’13, Kim Courtemanche ’12, Lizz (Theriault) Mayhew ’13, Andrea (Bryant) Bretschneider ’12, Joe Foye ’13, Mike Nolette ’91, Katie (Finn) Nolette ’95, Jeff Bailey ’98, and Neil Nolette ’22.

Dee ’13 and Poirer ’14, September 24, 2016

Alyssa Dee ’13 and Aaron Poirier ’14 were married in an outdoor ceremony at Fort Williams Park in Cape Elizabeth, Maine, on September 24, 2016.

Poirier Wedding

It was a beautiful fall day with amazing people and a wonderful ceremony written with the help of officiant and friend of the bride and groom Keera.

Poirier Wedding

The joyful bridal party (left to right): cousin of the bride Chanelle, friend of the bride Melissa, Alyssa, Catherine Brock ’13, Paige Hammond ’13, cousin of the bride Sam, and Patrick Hurley ’13.

Poirier Wedding

The groom’s party (left to right): Caleb Christensen Fletcher ’14, Zach Fowler ’13, brother of the bride Nathan, Aaron Poirier ’14, Allison Reynolds ’15, Ben, and Eric Buckhalter ’12.

Poirier Wedding

Eric Buckhalter ’12, Paige Loeven ’13, Caleb Christensen Fletcher ’14, Sam, Patrick Hurley ’13, Allison Reynolds ’15, Alyssa ’13, Aaron ’14, Catherine Brock ’13, Ben, Melissa, Nathan, Chanelle, and Zach Fowler ’13.

Michelle Greenleaf

UMF guests Michelle Greenleaf ’14 and Liz Dunn ’13.

Poirier Wedding

After the ceremony, the celebration continued with dancing and delicious food at The Purpoodock Club in Cape Elizabeth, where CeCelia Palow ’13, Alyssa ’13, Paige Loeven ’13, Aimee Moody ’13, and Lauren Mullen ’13 gathered for a photo. 

McIntyre ’12 and Vollmer, June 19, 2018

Vollmer Wedding

Katherine McIntyre ’12 married James Vollmer on June 19, 2018, in College Station, Texas. As James is from Texas and Katherine grew up in Maine, their theme was Texas meets Maine. The decorations included cowboy boots and stuffed Maine lobsters. Left to right: Bradley McIntyre, Alex Vollmer, George Vollmer, James Vollmer, Katherine (McIntyre) Vollmer ’12, Samantha Ellis ’12, Libby (Doyon) McIntyre ’12, and Victoria Bennett.

Vollmer Wedding

Libby (Doyon) McIntyre ’12 (left of the bride) and Samantha Ellis ’12 made the trip to College Station, Texas, for the ceremony and celebration.

Burrill ’11 and Kelly, June 15, 2018

Asia Burrill ’11 married Shane Kelly on June 15, 2018, at Fort Allen Park on the Eastern Promenade in Portland, Maine.
Asia and Shane in their wedding best stand at Fort Allen Park.

The late-morning ceremony was followed by lunch with close friends and family at The Harbor Room restaurant. Festivities continued on Thompson’s Point at Cellardoor Winery and Bissell Brothers Brewing Company. 
“It was a perfectly simple and relaxing day of celebration in Portland,” said Asia.

Asia and Shane

“Although Shane did not attend UMF, we happened to meet in Farmington in August 2014. The area holds a lot of meaning for us,” said Asia, who graduated from UMF with a B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies. Shane graduated from Clemson University in 2013 with a B.S. in Civil Engineering. They currently reside in Portland.

Carter ’15 and Cawood, July 21, 2018

Lindsey Carter ’15 married Nicholas Cawood on July 21, 2018, in an outdoor ceremony at Sunday River Resort in Newry, Maine.

“Nick and I were really good friends in high school and that friendship continued into college,” says Carter. “We started dating at the end of college in 2014 and bought a house together in 2017. We got engaged atop Shawnee Peak in Bridgton in June of that year.”

Both avid skiers and snowboarders, the pair thought Sunday River would be a beautiful spot to get married. “It incorporated our past with our love of being outdoors,” Carter says. “Nick’s father married us, and we were surrounded by all our family and friends. The best part of the day was walking down the aisle to him waiting! Nick is the sweetest man I have ever met, and I’m so blessed to spend the rest of my life with him.”

Joining Lindsey and Nick were Katie 04 and Josh 03 Vetro as well as Darcy Pinkham 03. Carter majored in elementary education at UMF and is teaching fourth- and fifth-grade students at Buxton Center Elementary School. Cawood, who graduated from Maine Maritime Academy, is an engineer with the Maine Department of Transportation. They live in Standish, Maine. Pictured, from left to right, are Kathy Melvin, Evan Greenlaw, Chrissy Cawood, Ashley Preston, Lorynn Carter, Maeghen Howe, Lindsey and Nick, Cameron McKague, Jordan Adams, Wade Mandeville, Josh Greenlaw, and Scott Melvin.

Sanborn ’15 and Bedard ’17, July 14, 2018

Kellie Sanborn ’15 wed Danielle Bedard ’17 in an outdoor ceremony performed by Emily Gray ’17 on July 14, 2018, in Gray. Attending the ceremony were several UMF alumni and friends, including Ayla Allen ’16, Melissa Audy ’10, Sean Berce ’15, Margaux DePue ’11, Hattie DeRaps ’03, Nick Ervin ’14, Ashleigh Gilman ’13, Jackie Langevin ’17, Sarah Lavorgna ’13, Meg Plant ’16, Bethany Routier ’16, Katie Stasalovich ’17, Interim President Dr. Eric C. Brown, and Lisette Bordes, Dr. Brown’s wife and Kellie’s teaching colleague in the Department of English at Messalonskee High School. The newlyweds are in the process of moving back to Farmington from Winslow. Dani teaches first grade at Clinton Elementary School, while Kellie teaches English at Messalonskee High School. 

“It was definitely a day to remember,” say Dani and Kellie. “It was so awesome to be surrounded by so many people we love, especially our friends from UMF. Having Emily perform our ceremony was the perfect touch to remind us of the place and time in our lives where we first met and started our lives together.”

Sanborn, Bedard wedding A

Kellie Sanborn ’15 and Danielle (Bedard) Sanborn ’17 after taking their vows. Ashleigh Gilman ’13 and Sarah Lavorgna ’13 can be seen behind and to the right of the newlyweds. (Kate Michaud Photography.)

Sanborn, Bedard wedding A

Kellie Sanborn ’15 and Danielle (Bedard) Sanborn ’17 pose for portraits before the ceremony. (Kate Michaud Photography.)

Sanborn, Bedard wedding C

Kellie Sanborn ’15, Jackie Langevin ’17, Ayla Allen ’16, and officiant Emily Gray ’17 show their juggling skills during the reception cornhole tournament. (Kate Michaud Photography.)

Shannah Cotton ’14 and Rose Redman ’20, August 18, 2017

Shannah Cotton ’14 wed Rose Redman ’20 in a ceremony officiated by Elizabeth Cooke, associate professor of English, on August 18, 2017, in Edgecomb. Several members of the UMF alumni community attended, including six members of the bridal court: Elizabeth Dunn ’13, Katherine Greenlaw ’18, Michelle Greenleaf ’14, Maddie King ’14, and Gia Pilgrim ’16.

“Having Elizabeth marry us was one of the most magical experiences,” says Cotton. “Elizabeth and I met in 2010 when I had her as a professor and then became her teaching assistant for three semesters. Her mentorship grew into a very dear friendship. She stayed a constant in my life even after I graduated, and she grew close with Rose as well. Her wedding speech was full of poetic words on our connection, the human experience, love, and marriage. Having so many of our amazing UMF friends and family by our side on our wedding day meant so much to Rose and me. Without UMF and our fantastic group of supportive loved ones we met there, Rosie and I would not be happily married today. I believe everything happens for a reason, and I am just so grateful the pieces fell into place the way they did. UMF has made our life so rich by giving us an education to jumpstart our careers, beautiful friends, and the greatest gift of all, true love.”

Shannah earned a BFA in Creative Writing at UMF and spent the past academic year teaching special education at Carrabec Community School in North Anson, after earning certification in special education through UMF’s SPARC program. She will soon begin working on earning her master’s in educational leadership with a concentration in special education through UMF’s Graduate Studies in Education program. A member of the Class of 2020, Rose is a full-time student majoring in Rehabilitation Services at UMF.

Shannah Cotton ’14 and Rose Redman ’20

A little rain couldn’t dampen spirits — or the joy and love — for Shannah Cotton ’14 and Rose Redman ’20 on their big day. (Sarah Gagnon Photography.)

Shannah Cotton ’14 and Rose Redman ’20

Rose Redman ’20 and Shannah Cotton ’14. (Sarah Gagnon Photography.)

Shannah Cotton ’14 and Rose Redman ’20

Megan Hiltz, Rose Redman ’20, Shannah Cotton ’14, Katherine Greenlaw ’17, and Bridget Flaherty ’15. (Sarah Gagnon Photography.)

Shannah Cotton ’14 and Rose Redman ’20

Maddie King ’14, Shannah Cotton ’14, and Michelle Greenleaf ’14. (Sarah Gagnon Photography.)

Spinelli ’14 and Jenkins ’13, June 9, 2018

Gina Spinelli ’14 wed Brian Jenkins ’13 in a late-afternoon outdoor ceremony officiated by D.J. Gerrish ’11 at Wardbrook Farm in Kennebunk, Maine. Several alumni comprised the wedding party, including maid of honor Molly Carbin ’14 and bridesmaid Rachel Kosnow ’14, as well as groomsmen Roy Burdin ’11, Brandon Emerson ’13, Tim Gingras ’12, and Will Griffiths ’11. The newlyweds now reside in Washington, D.C., where Brian recently graduated from The George Washington University with a master’s in public administration and received his commission as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army. He will spend summer 2018 leading cadets at Fort Knox in Kentucky. Gina recently left her admissions position with Georgetown University’s executive MBA program to return to freelance photography while preparing for their move to Fort Benning, Ga., where Brian will continue his training later this summer.

“It was a beautiful ceremony,” says Gina. “Brian and I are absolutely thrilled that we were able to celebrate with so many of our lifelong Farmington friends.”

Gina Spinelli and Brian Jenkins

Gina Spinelli ’14 and Brian Jenkins ’13 at Wardbrook Farm in Kennebunk, Maine, where they were married on June 9, 2018. (Photo by Mackenzie Lamoureaux.)

Gina Spinelli and Brian Jenkins

(Photo by Mackenzie Lamoureaux.)

Spinelli Jenkins wedding group

Among the alumni and friends attending the ceremony were (front row, left to right) Will Griffiths ’11 and D.J. Gerrish ’11; (middle row) Brandon Emerson ’13, Leah Brackett, assistant director of the UMF Fitness and Recreation Center, and Dale Winchenbach ’14; and (back row) Nolan Lovell ’13, Ethan Jean ’13, Eddie Flaherty ’13, Brian Jenkins ’13, and Ryan DiPompo ’11.

Hall ’07 and Fay, April 28, 2018
Rebecca F. Hall ’07 wed Jonathan Fay II in an outdoor ceremony atop Snowbird Ski Resort in Utah on April 28, 2018. On a bluebird Saturday, friends and family joined the bride and groom in taking the aerial tram to Hidden Peak for the 3 p.m. ceremony. After the exchange of vows, the couple — in full wedding regalia — skied down the double black-diamond trail Great Scott.

“Skiing is a passion we both share, so it only felt right to ski down off the mountain after the ceremony,” says Hall, who expertly managed the first run of married life in a wedding dress and carrying her bouquet. “It was such a magical day!”

Following an afternoon of skiing, Hall and Fay celebrated with dinner and dancing at a lodge in nearby Alta, where the couple first met. Joining in the celebration were the bride’s brother, Justin Hall ’05, and her close friend Danielle Gallant ’07.

Rebecca F. Hall ’07 and Jonathan Fay II

Rebecca F. Hall ’07 and her husband, Jonathan Fay II, take their vows atop Hidden Peak at Utah’s Snowbird Ski Resort (photo by Danielle Gallant ’07)

Rebecca Hall

After the ceremony Hall ’07 skied down the double black-diamond trail Great Scott, in her wedding dress and carrying her bouquet. (Photo by Eric Scott)

Justin Hall

Joining in the celebration were Hall’s brother, Justin Hall ’05, and her sister-in-law, Leanne Hall. (Photo by Danielle Gallant ’07)

Hall and Gallant

The bride with her classmate and BFF (Best Farmington Friend) Danielle Gallant ’07