Earlier this year I received the sweetest e-mail from Jenny, which included this line, "I found your website a couple years ago; your work is stunning and individual. I knew if the time ever came, you'd be first on my list to contact." What an amazing thing to hear! We met up with Jenny and James and connected with them immediately, and loved their plans of a smaller, intimate wedding on Monhegan Island--where the were engaged--with just their family and friends. These have become some of our favorite days to photograph--simple, easy, intimate and beautiful. James and Jenny had a ceremony at a beautiful spot overlooking the ocean, and then lots of time for us to explore the island for photos of the two of them, followed by a dinner with their family. After dinner they had a sunset boat ride around the island. Jenny and James had an absolutely beautiful June day for their wedding and the photos tell the story of the day... we were so happy to work with them and document their wedding day for them!
We met Tom and Emma a few months before their wedding to do their engagement session (which is one of my favorites), and immediately picked up on how sweet and thoughtful they were with each other. Their wedding was in September on in Maine, at the Linekin Bay Resort, a beautiful little spot on the coast in Boothbay Harbor. Emma did an incredible job planning their wedding, with lots of special touches created by her, including designing her paper goods and the logo for the guest totes, and collecting blue pitchers with the help of her mom from tag stores and thrift shops for a year that were later used as centerpieces on all the tables. Documenting Tom and Emma's day surrounded by their family and friends (and lots of Bowdoin alumni!) was so wonderful, thanks T&E and we hope to see you in the future! :)
Location: Linekin Bay Resort, Boothbay Harbor, Maine / Dress: Bliss by Monique Lhuillier purchased at Kleinfeld's in New York / Shoes: Something Bleu purchased at BHLDN / Emma's Jewelry: designed by Miriam Haskell / Veil: made by Emma's aunt / Wedding Coordination: Sarah Goodwin of Daisies and Pearls Merrymaking / Makeup & Hair:The Roaming Artists / Cupcakes: Love Cupcakes / Reception Music: Now and the Forevers / Officient: Nancy Leckering / Bouquets & aisle decorations: Michelle of Marianmade Farm / Table centerpieces: Carol of Wolf Neck Farm
We still have lots of weddings to blog from 2012 (actually still have some from 2011 too), but I am skipping to the very end of the season because this winter wedding was so different from all the others! We met Patty and Matt a year before their wedding and talked with them over lunch while they told us about their wedding plans. Matt actually proposed to Patty in Ohio, in exactly the same place his dad proposed to his mom. So sweet, right? Their wedding ceremony was at a beautiful little church in Littleton, NH with their reception at the gorgeous Mount Washington Hotel in Bretton Woods, White Mountains on a freezing day in late November. Their friends and family had tons of fun during the reception, which you can see from the photos. We especially loved a surprise toast that Matt's aunt and uncle gave with different hats (see below!) as well as the incredible band from Boston that played, The Dave Foley Band, and a huge highlight was when Patty joined in and sang Johnny Cash's "Jackson." Check out some of our favorites from their wedding day below (very reception heavy in photos, so many amazing moments there!). Thanks Matt and Patty, you two (and your friends/family) are awesome! :)
Day of Coordination & Floral Arrangements: Kate Parker Designs / Photo Booth:Sowa Entertainment Dress:Mikaella Bridal / Shoes: Badgley Mischka / Cake: Mount Washington Hotel, Pastry Chef, Lindsay Evans Band:Dave Foley Band / DJ - Peak DJ / Bridesmaids Dresses: ML by Monique Lhuillier Hair and Make Up: The Spa at the Mt Washington Hotel / Trio (Church and Cocktail Hour Music):Carrie Lesage
We met Molly and Cody the fall before their wedding and immediately felt a connection with them. The fact that their wedding was going to take place on our anniversary, August 11, made us like them even more! ;) Molly and Cody are the sweetest couple, and lots of their family traveled from all over the US to be with them for a special weekend at Laudholm Farm in Wells, Maine. Laudholm is a beautiful place for a wedding and has so much to work with. Their wedding planner (and justice of the peace!), the incredible Melanie Voros of Blissful Beginnings (cannot recommend her highly enough!!), put so much work and thought into all of the details of the wedding. Cody and Molly, we're so happy to have met and worked with you--and to share an anniversary with you! Wishing you so much happiness in the future!
Location: Wells Reserve at Laudholm www.wellsreserve.org / Tent and rentals: Special Events of New England www.specialeventsofne.com / Wedding Planning, Event Design and Management: Blissful Beginnings Wedding and Event Design www.blissfulbeginnings.com / Catering: The Black Tie Company www.theblacktieco.com / Floral Design: Flower Kiosk www.flowerkiosk.com / Specialty Rentals: New England Country Rentals www.newenglandcountryrentals.com / DJ, Emcee and Uplighting: Paul Daley, Crown Entertainment www.crownent.com / Band: Dressed for the Occasion www.dftomusic.com / Hair and Makeup: Bei Capelli www.beicapelli.com / Videography: Hindsight Wedding Films www.hindsightweddingfilms.net / Justice of the Peace: Melanie Voros www.blissfulbeginnings.com / Bride's Gown: Designer- Matthew Christopher, Salon; 125 Bridal Boutique www.125bridalboutique.com / Invitations: Gus and Ruby Letterpress www.gusandruby.com / Cake: Wild Orchid Baking Co www.wildorchidbaking.com
We were so flattered to be asked by the editors of Seacoast Weddings Magazine to contribute to a bridal fashion editorial shoot that they wanted to run in their 2013 issue. We have had some other work published in Seacoast over the years, and it's such a great publication with beautiful design and inspiring ideas for brides planning a wedding. They asked photographers to shoot a nautical bridal shoot and ours took place on the top of a Casco Bay ferry as it went from Peaks Island back to Portland. You can view the whole editorial/issue over on their website or pick up a copy in stores (definitely worth buying a print copy!) now. Here is the spread with our photo as well as some of the images that were not used. Special thanks to our models, Stephanie, Nicole and Shauna as well as Kacie Corbelle who did the makeup/hair (highly recommend her for your wedding!), Andrea's Bridal and Spoil Me Bridal. Part 2 of this shoot is coming soon...
Eugene and Amelia had a private wedding ceremony with their closest family and friends on a beautiful Monday afternoon in mid-August at the Children's Chapel in Camden, ME. We have shot at the Children's Chapel before and it is a beautiful spot for a small wedding ceremony, surrounded by gardens. Amelia wanted her wedding day coverage to be almost exclusively photojournalistic, even the family formal photos were candid, which seem so much more beautiful and natural than the traditional portraits can be. They also made sure to leave lots of time for photos which is always great, especially in a place as beautiful as Camden! We had a great time going with them to several locations and then they went to the wonderful restaurant Natalie's at the Camden Harbour Inn for a private dinner with their family and friends. We love shooting these smaller, more intimate weddings. Thanks Eugene and Amelia, we're so glad you found us and had us document your day!
VENDOR INFO: Dress: J. Mendel / Jewelry: Miriam Haskell, Ranjana Khan / Hair: Colleen Griffin at Aphrodite Salon / Makeup: Brenda Poole at Adore Rouge / Groom Suit: Ermenegildo Zegna / Florist: Seasons Downeast Designs / Ceremony music: Opus Trio / B&B: Hartstone Inn / Ceremony site: Vesper Hill Children’s Chapel
We are thrilled that Maine has passed the Marriage Equality law and look forward to shooting same sex weddings in 2013 and beyond. If you are local to Maine or planning a destination wedding here, please contact us, we would love to speak with you! :) Here are a few photos from Kristin and Nicole's engagement session we did last year (their wedding was in Wisconsin but they chose Maine for their engagement photos, we're glad they did!) :)