Weddings

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

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)