Lauren and Mike

Migis Lodge on Sebago Lake | South Casco

Lauren and Mike

June 2, 2018
Migis Lodge on Sebago Lake | South Casco

Issue: Wed Maine

Photography by Henry + Mac, Zak Tavares and Rebecca Hansen

Lauren and Mike met on their first day at Harvard Medical School. After spending many long nights together at the library and in the anatomy lab, the pair quickly became best friends. Their friendship slowly grew into a relationship as they shared their love of lobster rolls, traveling the world, and studying medicine.

“We had always wanted to get married in Maine because Mike grew up here, and because we spent so many wonderful weekends here, escaping the stresses of medical school”


One day in 2016, Lauren and Mike were roving the coastline of California when, much to Lauren’s surprise, Mike insisted on pulling off the highway for a hike. On a deserted beach in Big Sur, Mike got down on one knee and asked Lauren to marry him. She immediately said yes, but Mike, nervous and sweating, accidentally placed the ring on the wrong finger.

“Our favorite part was definitely the ceremony, where my aunt told stories about my and Lauren’s upbringings and the experiences that made us right for one another”


Having spent many weekends exploring New England together, Mike and Lauren dreamt of a  lakeside wedding in Maine. For the entire wedding weekend, the couple and their guests stayed at the cabins at Migis Lodge, nestled into the woods of South Casco with stone fireplaces and stunning views of Sebago Lake. Lauren and Mike wrote and shared their vows while Mike’s aunt officiated the lakeside ceremony. Directly after, the newlyweds shared a private boat ride across the lake—a Migis Lodge tradition.

Anatomy of Love

The Activities
The couple wanted a weekend full of activities so friends from various life stages could all meet and mingle. The whole weekend was designed for guests to get to know one another, and the day before the ceremony, everyone participated in a Wedding Olympics: events included a relay race, potato sack run, tug of war, and a pie-eating contest.

The Décor
Lauren acted as her own wedding planner, so the decor included many personal touches made by the bride and groom. While professionally they specialize in medical science, Lauren and Mike love to spend their free time cultivating their artistic abilities. They created their own personalized cornhole set, a giant polaroid frame, and signage; Mike even hand-painted “how to eat lobster” place settings for their rehearsal dinner. Lauren chose a color palette of whites, pinks, and burgundy to contrast with the deep green of the forest.

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