Maine Wedding Photographer |Bethel, ME| {keith & charity}

Keith and Charity were married in Bethel at The 1888 Barn, a beautiful new barn venue just down the road from Sunday River. 
The 1888 features not only a barn for your reception but also has a gorgeous house for you to get ready in right on the property as well, with plenty of room for the bride and groom to get ready and have family and friends helping out. 
 

The suite Charity had to get ready was bright and cheery and perfect for a bride getting ready. 

Charity was surrounded by her friends and family and love.... lots and lots of love!

Maine Wedding Photographer Bethel 1888 Barn Flower Girl

Charity's Mum first seeing her.... the love, the excitement, the perfect moment.

Meanwhile the guys were downstairs getting ready and getting Keith's boys ready for their big moment as ring bearers. One of the boys got dirt in his eye earlier and poor little guy was having a hard time but he was such a trooper! The other little guy was full of spunk and energy and could barely contain his excitement. 

Keith discovered that his suit jacket and vest did not come with a shirt(OH NO!), he was downstairs worrying that Charity was going to be mad. Meanwhile Charity had been told what was going on and she was worrying that Keith was going to be mad at her, she didn't realize the shirt didn't come with the vest and jacket and neither did Keith. Keith's brother stepped in and found a shirt for Keith to wear and the day was saved! I love that neither was mad at each other but more worried about their partner isn't that what marriage is all about facing all the little bumps in the road and wanting to be sure the other person is happy. <3 

I love that Keith and Charity included the kids in their ceremony with this special little flower ceremony. 

One of their guests pulled out a didgeridoo to entertain the kids while the ceremony moved to cocktail hour and their Dad and new Step Mum were off with me getting their photos taken. They all had a great time taking turns trying out the didgeridoo. 

What a great DIY idea, the stump with bride and groom's initials carved into it. Love this idea!

 Another great DIY idea! A small instax camera for guests to take photos of themselves and then stick into your guest book with a message to the newlyweds.&nbsp;

Another great DIY idea! A small instax camera for guests to take photos of themselves and then stick into your guest book with a message to the newlyweds. 

Charity and Keith did a beautiful job of both personalizing their reception and creating a theme that was simply beautiful. Yet another great DIY idea.. a pallet covered with photos of your family and their moments as couples, showing the love that brought you both to this moment! 

I love all the small touches that they used to keep their theme going throughout the Barn.... check out the M(their last initial) on the wall behind table 6 and the C&K on the head table!

such beautiful babies!

I love when brides present a special someone at their wedding with the wedding bouquet, it always means so much to the recipient and what a great way to share the joy and love of your day. 

While Keith and Charity were having their first dance these two cuties decided they needed to join in. 

So much fun! I love when a dance floor is really rocking!

Just as the sun was setting Keith and Charity and I headed down the road to a little spot where the mountains featured in the background and we did a few shots of them away from the hustle and bustle of the reception. 

Thank you so much Keith and Charity! 
xoxo Liz

I forgot to add a big HUGE thank you to Amy of Amy Gauthier Photography for agreeing to shoot the first couple hours of getting ready so that Paul and I could attend our middle child's High School Graduation and let's face it for taking some beautiful photos! (jewelry, boutonnieres, the dress, getting make up done)