Malinda and Cris – Our Love Story!


We got married at Basin Harbor Club in Panton, Vermont. Photography was provided by Geoff and Wendy.

We met at a Halloween party in Boston. Cris lived in Portsmouth, NH at the time but came down to visit one of his best friends from college. At the last minute, his friend had to fly out to Seattle for a job interview, so he was put in charge of the party. Clearly, he was a great host! Our first date was at a ski and snowboard expo in the Boston Seaport. We shared some laughs when I got my bum stuck in a kiddie ski chair. We started ‘officially’ dating on Valentine’s Day! Cris took me out to a nice dinner in Portsmouth, NH and asked me to be his girlfriend!

My dress came from Madeleine’s Daughter in Portsmouth, NH. Dress alterations came from Denise Shaw in Exeter, NH

Flowers came from In Full Bloom in Shelburne, Vermont.

The proposal happened at Hengifoss waterfall traveling “ring road” in Iceland! Some of our friends didn’t want to hike over the river, so we continued alone and he popped the questions in a beautiful, secluded area (just for us two!). The rings came from Rich Campiola in Salem, NH

I took choosing a photographer pretty seriously! I actually took a day off from work to do all the research. I started a lot of my investigation on The Knot, but I also checked out websites and instagram pages to see if I like the photographer’s style. I had a call with a couple of different photographers and in the end I was so happy I chose Geoff and Wendy at the Portrait Gallery ! I distinctly remember when Geoff said he would take some shots of “me and my husband”. Being one of the first times I heard Cris referred to as “my husband” tugged at my heart strings and it just felt like they were the right choice. Even after I chose my photographer, I wanted to make sure I got all the photos I wanted. I looked at their previous work as well as other wedding photos taken at our venue to put together some inspiration photos. Geoff and Wendy honestly did everything we asked for! They were so efficient, but never pushy and always got great shots! I was really happy we went with two photographers as well. There are some moments and photos that we would never have otherwise!

Our DJ was Top Hat Entertainment in South Burlington, VT

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