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!!!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Cake: Donuts from Holy Donut and a sweetheart cake from Two Fat Cats
Catering: Edward Bondiello email@example.com
Bridesmaids Dresses: David's bridal assorted styles
Favors: Jams from stonewall kitchen