Maine Wedding |Kent & Elle| The Bradley Inn, New Harbor

A bit about Kent & Elle's story in their own words: 
"We met while working together as part of a team of health professionals at NYU Medical Center. On Valentine's Day 2013, Kent proposed on a romantic bridge in the Jardins del Laberint d'Horta in Barcelona, Spain. 
We exchanged our vows on June 9th, 2014 at New York City Hall, and officially celebrated on August 27th, 2016 with a ceremony at Pemaquid Point Lighthouse and reception at The Bradley Inn."  

A bit about Kent & Elle in my words: 
GUYS! these two were amazing and the details of this wedding...all done by family by the way... were to die for!  It was a beautiful Maine summer day and a totally gorgeous ceremony and reception! 
 

Maine Wedding Photographer Pemaquid Point Lighthouse bouquet
Maine Wedding Photographer Pemaquid Point Lighthouse Bridal Portrait
Maine Wedding Photography The Bradley Inn details

Yes those flowers were done by Elle's mom! Also how much do you love her rings, rose gold is so pretty and totally on trend right now. 

Maine Wedding Photographer Pemaquid Point Lighthouse Ceremony flower girls
Maine Wedding Photographer Pemaquid Point Lighthouse Ceremony
Maine Wedding Photographer Pemaquid Point Lighthouse Ceremony

I am loving hops on arbors and chuppahs , it's such a lush looking plant and it drapes and hangs beautifully!(Chuppah also made by family)

Maine Wedding Photographer Pemaquid Point Lighthouse Ceremony
Maine Wedding Photographer Pemaquid Point Lighthouse Ceremony
Maine Wedding Photographer Pemaquid Point Lighthouse Ceremony

This was a very touching ceremony performed by their friend. The cross made when they bound the two sticks together is meant to stay in their home and help remind them of their ceremony and their commitment to each other. 

Maine Wedding Photographer Pemaquid Point Lighthouse Ceremony
Maine Wedding Photographer Pemaquid Point Lighthouse Ceremony
Maine Wedding Photographer Pemaquid Point Lighthouse Ceremony

We took a few family photos by the lighthouse and surrounding area before sending everyone on their way to the lovely reception that awaited them.

Maine Wedding Photographer Pemaquid Point Lighthouse Bridal Portraits
Maine Wedding Photographer Pemaquid Point Lighthouse Bridal Portraits

Kent and Elle's little daughter is the light of their life, and while she wasn't exactly thrilled with me or more accurately the camera she was absolutely thrilled to be with her parents!
 

Maine Wedding Photographer Pemaquid Point Lighthouse Flower Girl

While the guests all made their way back to The Bradley Inn for cocktail hour, Elle, Kent and I took a few photos of just them around Lighthouse Park. 
 

Maine Wedding Photographer Pemaquid Point Lighthouse Bridal Portraits
Maine Wedding Photographer Pemaquid Point Lighthouse Bridal Portraits
Maine Wedding Photographer Pemaquid Point Lighthouse Bridal Portraits

At the cocktail hour the drinks were pretty and tasty(or so I've been told) and the oysters were being as quick as they could be shucked!
 

Maine Wedding Photographer The Bradley Inn New Harbor Cocktail Hour
Maine Wedding Photographer The Bradley Inn New Harbor Cocktail Hour

Kent's mom provided the entertainment during the cocktail hour... Love Me Tender was her opener. :)

Maine Wedding Photographer The Bradley Inn New Harbor Cocktail Hour
Maine Wedding Photographer The Bradley Inn New Harbor Cocktail Hour
Maine Wedding Photographer The Bradley Inn New Harbor Cocktail Hour

Elle and her siblings before we led guests into the reception. 

Maine Wedding Photographer The Bradley Inn New Harbor Group Photos

This is where things just got even more magical..the backyard of The Bradley Inn is like a secret garden, complete with gorgeous overgrown(but not too overgrown) archway to lead you in. 

Maine Wedding Photographer The Bradley Inn New Harbor Reception
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Maine Wedding Photographer The Bradley Inn New Harbor Reception
Maine Wedding Photographer The Bradley Inn New Harbor Reception
Maine Wedding Photographer The Bradley Inn New Harbor Reception
Maine Wedding Photographer The Bradley Inn New Harbor Reception

The cake.. OMG the beautiful, perfect, amazing cake and that candy bar! I could have stayed right there and taken pictures of just that all night long!

Maine Wedding Photographer The Bradley Inn New Harbor Candy Bar Cake
Maine Wedding Photographer The Bradley Inn New Harbor Cake
Maine Wedding Photographer The Bradley Inn New Harbor Reception Candy Bar Cake Table

Did I mention that her family did all of this? Maybe once. :D
The centerpieces were probably my favorite part, each table was different and each one looked like a fairy garden straight out of a fairy tale and the bride and groom's table was a mini recreation of their ceremony! 

Maine Wedding Photographer The Bradley Inn New Harbor Reception centerpieces
Maine Wedding Photographer The Bradley Inn New Harbor Reception tablescapes settings
Maine Wedding Photographer The Bradley Inn New Harbor Reception menus
Maine Wedding Photographer The Bradley Inn New Harbor Reception guest gifts

The kids table really blew me away, it was the best! And every child there agreed. :) Best of all, for the parents anyway, Kent and Elle hired a few local young ladies to come and keep the kids entertained and safe for the evening!
 

Maine Wedding Photographer The Bradley Inn New Harbor Reception Kids Table
Maine Wedding Photographer The Bradley Inn New Harbor Reception Kids Table gifts

Dinner was a delicious spread of fresh breads, cheeses, lobster rolls, salad, and assorted yummies from the grill! 
 

Maine Wedding Photographer The Bradley Inn New Harbor Reception Dinner

Speeches were plentiful as was the champagne for toasting!

Maine Wedding Photographer The Bradley Inn New Harbor Reception speeches
Maine Wedding Photographer The Bradley Inn New Harbor Reception toasts
Maine Wedding Photographer The Bradley Inn New Harbor Reception toasts
Maine Wedding Photographer The Bradley Inn New Harbor Reception
Maine Wedding Photographer The Bradley Inn New Harbor Reception speeches
Maine Wedding Photographer The Bradley Inn New Harbor Reception
Maine Wedding Photographer The Bradley Inn New Harbor Reception
Maine Wedding Photographer The Bradley Inn New Harbor Reception
Maine Wedding Photographer The Bradley Inn New Harbor Reception flowers

Thank you so much Elle and Kent for trusting us with telling the story of your wedding day! 

xoxo liz 

Maine Wedding Photographer| Harpswell Maine |Heather & Bryan

Heather and Bryan, you might remember them from their amazing engagement shoot that was featured on my facebook page, were married at a private residence in Harpswell. The day was overcast and then sunny and then a little rain and then some more sun before finally settling later in the evening on clouds, but rain or shine it didn't matter the day was perfect! 
 

Maine Wedding Photographer Harpswell Maine

We started the day with a first look... guys I LOVE it when my couples do a first look. Selfishly I love being the person who gets to photograph that emotion, the nervousness, the anticipation, the final sigh of "we are doing this and it's exactly right!", I LOVE it! 
 

Maine Wedding Photographer First Look Harpswell
Maine Wedding Photographer First Look
Maine Wedding Photographer First Look Harpswell ME

After the first look we spent a delightful 2 hours touring the island and all of Bryan's childhood haunts for their portraits. It was such a beautiful way to begin their amazing day. 
 

Maine Wedding Photographer Bride and Groom Portraits
Maine Wedding Photographer Harpswell Portraits
Maine Wedding Photographer Bridal Portraits Bouquet
Maine Wedding Photographer Bridal Portraits Harpswell

Of course just as the ceremony was about to start it started to rain(it's good luck!) but not to be deterred Heather grabbed a nearby umbrella and went on with the day. :) 
 

Maine Wedding Photographer Ceremony Harpswell Rainy Day
Maine Wedding Photographer Harpswell Ceremony Rainy Day
Maine Wedding Photographer Harpswell Maine Ceremony
Maine Wedding Photographer Harpswell Ceremony Groom Bride
Maine Wedding Photographer Harpswell Ceremony I do

The reception happened just across the road at the community clubhouse, which couldn't be anymore coastal Maine if it tried, rustic and charming, exactly what you think of when you think of a Maine vacation space from the 1920's. 
 

Maine Wedding Photographer Reception Lawn Games
Maine Wedding Photographer Harpswell Reception Cocktail Hour
Maine Wedding Photographer Harpswell Maine Reception
Maine Wedding Photographer Seaside Wedding Harpswell

I loved the subtle nautical theme that ran throughout the decor, not too much but enough to give a nod to the place and the history of Bryan's summers spent there. 
 

Maine Wedding Photographer Harpswell Tablescapes Decor Nautical
Maine Wedding Photographer Harpswell Tablescapes Nautical Decor

Dinner was a traditional Maine lobster bake, with corn and steamers and of course lobster cooked over seaweed. SO good! A lobster bake is such a fun and delicious dinner option for a Maine wedding. 
 

Maine Wedding Photographer Harpswell Lobster Bake
Maine Wedding Photographer Harpswell Lobster Bake Bibs

The reception started off with some lovely toasts, which went right into the cake cutting and then the first dance. The flow of the evening was lovely, not too slow but not rushed at all, the music keeping people on the dance floor thanks to Bryan's brother who also happens to be an amazing DJ! 

Maine Wedding Photographer Harpswell Reception Speeches
Maine Wedding Photographer Harpswell Cake Cutting
Maine Wedding Photographer Harpswell Reception Cake
Maine Wedding Photographer First Dance Harpswell

Then it was dancing the night away! 
I love these photos of Bryan dancing with his Mum, so sweet!
 

Maine Wedding Photographer Harpswell Mother Son Dance
Maine Wedding Photographer Harpswell Reception Dancing
Maine Wedding Photographer Reception Dancing Harpswell

Thank you so much to Bryan and Heather for a fabulous day, for showing us the love you have for your tiny corner of Maine and for trusting us with your wedding photography, as always we are so honored to have been there for you on your big day. 

xoxo liz 

Maine Wedding Photographer harpswell beach sunset bride and groom

Maine Wedding Photographer |Clark's Cove Farm & Inn Walpole Maine| Dani & Olivia

This wedding was everything, this venue is everything, this couple is amazing!  The light was perfect, the love was all around us, the grounds immaculate and the couple I don't think I have the words but I do have the pictures! 
 

Maine Wedding Photographer Clarks Cove Apple Orchard

The day started with Olivia and her girls in the gorgeous carriage house apartment at Clark's Cove Farm. Toasting with champagne and putting on make up and dresses, reliving memories and laughing... so much laughter(and a few tears, the happy kind). 
 

Maine Wedding Photographer Walpole Clark's Cove Champagne
Maine Wedding Photographer Clark's Cove Getting Ready
Maine Wedding Photographer Walpole ME Clark's Cove Orchard moms first look
Maine Wedding Photographer Clark's Cove Farm bridal details
Maine Wedding Photographer Clarks Cove Farm & Inn
Maine Wedding Photographer Getting Ready Girls Clarks Cove Farm
Maine Wedding Photographer Clark's Cove Farm & Inn Bride and bridesmaids

Meanwhile Paul was with the guys and they were doing their own celebrating and relaxing. 

Maine Wedding Photographers Clark's Cove Farm the guys
Maine Wedding Photography Walpole ME Clarks Cove Farm Orchard Guys
Maine Wedding Photography Midcoast Guitar Groom
Maine Wedding Photographers windy hill photography the groom before the wedding
Maine Wedding Photographer groom and groomsmen Clarks Cove Farm

The ceremony was emotional(not a dry in the house) and funny and uniquely Dani & Olivia! 
As usual the guys were ready and raring to go well before the ladies.... that's what we love about you guys!

Maine Wedding Photographer Clark's Cove Farm ready for the ceremony
Maine Wedding Photographer Ceremony Walk Clark's Cove Farm & Inn
Maine Wedding Photography Clark's Cove Bride and Bridal Party
Maine Wedding Photographer Clark's Cove Farm & Inn Ringbearer Flower Girl
Maine Wedding PHotography Clark's Cove Farm Bride and Father of the Bride
Maine Wedding PHotographers Walpole ME Groom sees bride for first time
Maine Wedding Photographer Clark's Cove Farm & Inn Ceremony site Venue
Maine Wedding Photographer Clark's Cove Farm & Inn Ceremony
Maine Wedding Photographer Clark's Cove Farm the vows ceremony
Maine Wedding Photography Clark's Cove Farm Rings Ceremony
Maine Wedding Photography Clark's Cove Farm & Inn Arras Ceremony
Maine Wedding Photography Clark's Cove Walpole ME Walking Out
Maine Wedding Photographer Clark's Cove Inn Recessional

Olivia and Dani had a beautiful arbor covered with hops that they got married under, it was the second time I had seen it this year and I am LOVING the rustic, wild look it gives to the traditional wedding arbor. 
Olivia's talented neighbor did all the flower for the wedding, her bouquet was beautiful a perfect mix of wild and traditional with the most gorgeous hues of pinks and greens. 

Maine Wedding Photographer Clark's Cove Farm & Inn Details The Dress The Rings
Maine Wedding Photographer Clark's Cove Farm & Inn The Flowers

First order of business was to get a few photos of the bridal party... they were too much fun!
 

Maine Wedding Photographer Clark's Cove Farm & Inn Bridal Party fun and serious

Directly after the ceremony guests were invited to the beautiful Four Seasons garden(named because of the statues of the four seasons, one in each corner of the traditional garden). 
 

Maine Wedding Photographer Clark's Cove Farm & Inn Four Seasons Garden Cocktail Hour
Maine Wedding Photographer Clark's Cove Farm & Inn

While guests were enjoying themselves and catching up with old friends Dani and Olivia and I went to capture a few portraits of the two of them around the orchard. 

Maine Wedding Photographer Clark's Cove Farm & Inn Bride and Groom Orchard

Dani is such an incredibly handsome groom, his style so easy, not everyone could pull off the hat but he did it with style and grace!

Maine Wedding Photographer The Groom Walpole ME

Olivia was likewise a stunningly beautiful bride, again with an ease and grace about her that was reflected perfectly in her lace sheath dress. 

Maine Wedding Photographer Clark's Cove Farm & Inn The Bride
Maine Wedding Photographer Clark's Cove Farm & Inn Portraits Bride and Groom

When photos were done they made their grand entrance to the cheers of all their guests. 
 

Maine Wedding Photographer Clark's Cove Farm & Inn Announcing Mr and Mrs

The reception happened on the side lawn under the tent and dinner was catered by the amazing 111 Maine(look at that deliciousness!). Olivia's family made the table runners and put together the table arrangements. There were toasts and speeches, emotional and funny, food and drinks and music and laughter, it was everything a reception should be! 

Maine Wedding Photographer Clark's Cove Farm & Inn 111 Maine
Maine Wedding Photographer Clark's Cove Farm & Inn details of reception
Maine Wedding Photographer Clark's Cove Farm & Inn Nautical Wildflower wedding decor
Maine Wedding Photographer Clark's Cove Farm & Inn Speeches Dad
Maine Wedding Photographer Clark's Cove Farm & Inn Speeches mother of the groom
Maine Wedding Photographer Clark's Cove Farm & Inn Speeches Sister of the bride and friends

As the sun began to sink low in the sky I caught this photo of two wedding guests making the most of that gorgeous light! 

Maine Wedding Photographer Clark's Cove Farm & Inn Sunset guests

Of course I couldn't waste the beautiful light and I grabbed Dani and Olivia and did a quick few photos in fading late summer dusk. 

Maine Wedding Photographer Clark's Cove Farm & Inn Bride and Groom at Dusk

Once dinner was over and speeches and toasts had been done guests headed over to the back deck for more deliciousness by 111 Maine. 
 

Maine Wedding Photographer Clark's Cove Farm & Inn gloaming tent at night
Maine Wedding Photographer Clark's Cove Farm & Inn dessert 111 Maine

Once properly fueled by coffee and sweets the party was moved into the barn to dance the night away! 
As you all know the first dance is one of my favorite parts of the day, this one did not disappoint! And the father daughter dance had everyone a little misty eyed. <3
 

Maine Wedding Photographer Clark's Cove Farm & Inn first dance
Maine Wedding Photographer Clark's Cove Farm & Inn father daughter dance barn wedding

Let the dancing commence! Music provided by the talented Kevin Duran. 
 

Maine Wedding Photographer Clark's Cove Farm & Inn Bride and Groom Barn Wedding
Maine Wedding Photographer Clark's Cove Farm & Inn Barn wedding
Maine Wedding Photographer Clark's Cove Farm & Inn Barn Wedding Walpole ME
Maine Wedding Photographer Clark's Cove Farm & Inn Barn Wedding Dancing

Congratulations Dani & Olivia! Wishing you love and happiness for all your years to come! 
 

Maine Wedding Photographer Clark's Cove Farm & Inn bride and groom sunset