PORTLAND – The wedding of Julie A. Quinlan and Joseph Donahue was held at 1 p.m. on May 21 at the Portland Church of the Nazarene. The Rev. Douglas Lane of Florida officiated at the ceremony.

Mrs. Donahue is the daughter of Jim and Cindy Quinlan of Sabattus. Mr. Donahue is the son of Matthew and Patty Donahue of South Portland.

The bride, given in marriage by her father, wore a white strapless floor-length gown with pearls on the bodice and long train. She also wore long white gloves and carried a bouquet of spring flowers with roses.

April Gumprecht, friend of the bride, attended as matron of honor and bridesmaids were Amy and Crystal Quinlan, sisters of the bride, Sarah Donahue, sister of the bridegroom, and Julie Hodsdon, Ashley Warren and Amara Van Amburg, friends of the bride. Flower girls were Becca Quinlan, sister of the bride, and Sophie Sawyer, cousin of the bridegroom.

A friends of the bridegroom, Tim Waitley, performed the duties of best man and ushers were Ed Donahue, brother of the bridegroom, and Peter Van Amburg, Scott Logan, Ken Driscoll, Charlie Hodsdon and Tim Troxler, friends of the bridegroom. Ring bearers were Mike Donahue, brother of the bridegroom, and Abe Sawyer, cousin of the bridegroom.

A reception followed on the lawn of the church, after which the couple traveled on a cruise to Alaska. They are residing in Kansas City, Mo.

The bride is a 1999 graduate of Oak Hill High School and a 2003 graduate of Eastern Nazarene College in Quincy, Mass., with a bachelor’s degree in sociology. She also received a master’s degree in 2005 from Roberts Wesleyan University in Rochester, N.Y. She is employed at Cornerstones of Care in Kansas City, Mo.

The bridegroom is a 2001 graduate of South Portland High School and a 2005 graduate of Eastern Nazarene College in Quincy, Mass., with a degree in management information systems. He is pursuing a master’s degree in theology at Nazarene Theological Seminary in Kansas City, Mo. He is employed at the Nazarene Publishing House in Kansas City.


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