Farm Wedding

Alison & Abtin's Wedding at The Barn on Walnut Hill, North Yarmouth Maine

Abtin & Alison are one of the sweetest couples I have had the honor of working with, they truly have been a dream. Alison is the epitome of an Anderson bride! She cares deeply about family, is full of joy, and is beautiful on the inside and out!! I can see why Abtin fell in love with her, she has a smile that is contagious, and finds the good in everything. I also know what a wonderful man he is, not just because of the stories she shared with me, but just by the smallest gestures he makes when they are together.    

On their wedding day the forecast was calling for rain. Surprise, surprise. The spring wedding season in Maine is always unpredictable, but that never deters me from capturing amazing candid moments during a wedding day! I knew Alison was hoping to have the ceremony outside and understood why once I was at their venue and saw the amazing arbor and wood line that was supposed to be the backdrop for their ceremony! It was breath taking!!!

As the morning passed, we dodged a few downpours, but still managed to have a first look with Alison's dad outside right in front of the farm house! Her dad patiently waited as Alison's bridesmaids fluffed and buttoned her dress, to make sure it was picture perfect! Her parents could not have been happier for their daughter. Alison's mom worked so hard to make sure all the decorations came together perfectly for the reception. The barn looked like something straight out of a magazine! 

Their coordinator Hallie decided last minute to move the ceremony inside the barn, and it was a good thing she made the tough call because it started raining mid way through the ceremony. Both Abtin and Alison handled it wonderfully. At the end of the day, all they truly wanted was to celebrate their love for each other, surrounded by family and friends. 

We were so lucky the rain stopped after the ceremony, so we could to take ALL their group photos outside! Their venue had a stunning front lawn for their family and wedding party photos. We even had a chance to sneak off to the arbor for portraits of just the couple! Alison and Abtin couldn’t have been more easy-going. Both of their families smiled and laugh throughout the entire day! My job could not be any more rewarding! I am so thankful to be blessed enough to have so many wonderful clients!! 

Alison and Abtin, I know you have a busy summer filled with lots of exciting new adventures, but I hope you are getting settled, and enjoy reliving your wedding day through your blog post!!! It was such an honor to be your photographer!!!

 

Vendors:

Bride's Dress: Allure bridals purchased from Andrea's bridal http://www.andreasbridal.net/

Florist: Little River Flower Farm http://www.littleriverflowerfarm.com/

Ceremony & Reception Venue: The barn on Walnut Hill http://theweddingbarnsofmaine.com/the-barn-on-walnut-hill/

Wedding Planner / Coordinator: Hallie Talbot Events https://www.hallietalbotevents.com 

DJ/ Entertainment Services: Kelly DeJohn Kdjden@gmail.com

Videographer: Stewart Shuster shuster.stewart@gmail.com

Cake: Donuts from Holy Donut and a sweetheart cake from Two Fat Cats 

Catering: Edward Bondiello edward@frenchpicnicmaine.com

Bridesmaids Dresses: David's bridal assorted styles

Invitations: zazzle.com

Favors: Jams from stonewall kitchen

 

Cathryn & Russell Fairytale Gardens Madison Maine

Cathryn and Russell's wedding was truly magical! Cathryn got ready with her bridal party at the Fairytale Gardens venue in Madison, Maine. All of Cathryn's accessories were stunning , but my three favorite were; her hair comb, right hand ring, and clutch purse. They were my favorite because they were passed down from her grandmother. More than anything I LOVE, when the details have a story. 

Although we were running short on time, we were able to sneak Cathryn into the "tree tunnel" a wooded trail at the venue, to get a few breathtaking bridal photos, minuets before the ceremony started. 

Cathryn walked down the aisle with both her mom and dad, to marry the man of her dreams.  The couple wrote their own vows, and had almost everyone in attendance in tears. Cathryn vowed to NOT always rub her cold feet on Russell when they got into bed. And Russell had a hard time just getting through the first line, of the vows he wrote for Cathryn, because he was so happy to be marrying the love of his life. He talked about how he never thought he had a chance with a girl as beautiful as her, but knew he had to work up the courage to talk to her because she was something special.

Some of my favorite photos I get to capture are of the moments in-between. The moments when people aren't expecting me to take their photo. The moment a mom hugs her little girl who is all grown up. The moment of a grandmother who can't find a phone to get a quick picture of her granddaughters hair. I can't imagine all the memories that small hair comb brought back of her very own wedding day, so many years ago. 

Deciding to marry Cathryn was one of the easiest decisions Russell has ever made. They are simply perfect for one another. When they were holding each other all their nerves disappeared, they were calm and so joyful. Cathryn could not take her eyes off him, and Russell was thrilled to know he could wrap up in her arms forever. You can tell how happy they make each other, the little smiles, the simple kisses that make their faces light up. It is clear to see they were made for one another. 

From the jars of jam to all the pinecones, that Russell and Cathryn collected themselves, the reception details were picture perfect. Receptions should be filled with fun and laughter, and a few happy tears. This reception was no exception to the rule. Everyone laughed throughout all the toasts. The father-daughter dance even had me tearing up, after listening to Mike talk about the amazing relationship he has with his daughter. I must say one of my favorite parts were the dance off's Russell's nephew challenged everyone to. The day could not have been any more beautiful, and the sparkler send off with the barn in the background was the best way to kick off the after party.

There is so much I could say about this wedding, but I think the photos show just how much love and joy there was. The day was perfect, and these two people were always meant to be together. I wish you a lifetime filled with laughter!

Abby & Eamon Maple Rock Farm Parsonsfield, Maine

Abby & Eamon Maple Rock Farm Parsonsfield, Maine

When I first met Abby & Eamon at The Speckled Ax Coffee Shop, it felt like I was catching up with old friends. We talked about our dogs and our family and eventually we got around to talking about their wedding. I knew right then how much I would enjoy working this this wonderful couple. Abby & Eamon’s proposal was beautiful, and while I love a good proposal story, how they announced their engagement to their family is what I will always remember. One of their Thanksgiving traditions is to write one thing you are thankful for and Eamon wrote “she said yes”. What a beautiful way to to tell your family you are going to merry your best friend. It was obvious their family is a big part of their life and they wanted to make sure everyone was included in the celebration on their wedding day. As they described all the wedding day details it was clear they just wanted to create amazing memories as they started their life together.