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.

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