By Carol McCracken (Post # 2,149)
Leigh Drori, 28, and Keith Butterfield, 45, were maried yesterday afternoon at the Inn on Peaks Island in a non-denominational ceremony. The double ring ceremony was performed by the groom’s younger brother, Kevin. The bride’s father, Israel Driori, gave the bride away in an outdoor ceremony beside the Inn that was delayed by a 4:00 pm shower.
The bride wore a vintage, romantic lace gown with a short train and beaded waist band. The dress was purchased locally. “I wanted to buy everything here in Maine. I wanted to buy locally to give back to the communty,” she said. Her two sisters were in the wedding party; one came from Israel with her husband for the occasion. There were other family members who came from Israel as well for the wedding.
The bride, who has not decided whether or not to keep her maiden name, was born in Israel. Her family moved to Massachusetts when she was fourteen years old. Her father wanted to start his own business, but needed a larger market than Israel provided. Her father has since sold that on-line business and started another. Her mother, Debbie, died 3 l/2 years ago.
The groom, Keith Butterfield, is from Gorham where he and his seven siblings were always involved in sports. Butterfield graduated Brandis University. He has set up his own oyster business, Butterfield Shellfish Co. The couple met while working for the same medical equipment supplier in Massachusetts four years ago, although neither works for the same company currently. The groom’s parents are Sue and Peter Butterfield, Gorham. All eight of their children are college graduates, Mrs. Butterfield said.
A reception at the Inn on Peaks Island followed the ceremony.
The couple lives in Raymond, Maine.