From my first conversations with Bill and Sarah, I knew I was going to love this wedding! I had the opportunity to meet up with them the month before and we had some great conversation over a beer at Rising Tide Brewery in Portland, Maine. We talked life, travel plans, and the details of their laid back and intimate wedding plans. The idea was to have a simple and memorable event with just a couple dozen friends and family there to celebrate their marriage. They found a great little house near Ferry Beach, with a gorgeous lawn and barn right on site! It turned out to be a beautiful day, with children happily running around the property all afternoon. A special part of this wedding was all of the handmade items and the work that everyone put into the details of the day! I'm honored to have been chosen to capture this special occasion, and I hope you enjoy reliving the day through the photos and stories that follow!
-At the end of this blog post is a link to the full album and ordering gallery-
Theses hand painted invitations were done by Bill himself!
Bill’s mom made the clay pots for their wedding favors which housed these little succulents!
This first look between Sarah and her father was such a wonderful moment! It's always great when dad gets his own first look, and it's always a touching, emotional time.
At one point during the ceremony, the rings were passed around for everyone to give a special blessing or prayer for the couple.
Bill and Sarah chose to incorporate a Native American wedding tradition with the blanket ceremony. If I recall correctly, it is provided by family and represents the couple's oneness and commitment from this point on.
After dinner, everyone was invited to walk down to the beach to skip rocks in the water. We also took this opportunity to take advantage of the beautiful sunset that evening!
Bill and Sarah even got a little police escort back to the house haha!
For their Father/Daughter dance, dad had a little suprise starting it off with NSYNC's "Bye Bye", complete with the hand motions!
Thank you Bill and Sarah!
- Vendors -
Photographer: James Flachsbart
Venue: Private residence
Hair: Thomas at Parlour
Cake/Dessert: Wild Oats Bakery & The Baker’s Bench
Flowers(bouquet): Field Floral Studios
Succulents – Skillin’s Greenhouses
Catering: Coast2Coast Caterers
Dress: Stella York
Dress Seamstress: Bette’s Bridal Stylings of Maine
Rentals – One Stop Event Rental
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