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!
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).
Meanwhile Paul was with the guys and they were doing their own celebrating and relaxing.
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!
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.
First order of business was to get a few photos of the bridal party... they were too much fun!
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).
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.
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!
Olivia was likewise a stunningly beautiful bride, again with an ease and grace about her that was reflected perfectly in her lace sheath dress.
When photos were done they made their grand entrance to the cheers of all their guests.
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!
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!
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.
Once dinner was over and speeches and toasts had been done guests headed over to the back deck for more deliciousness by 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
Let the dancing commence! Music provided by the talented Kevin Duran.
Congratulations Dani & Olivia! Wishing you love and happiness for all your years to come!