Jeeno + Alicia | Maine Lakeside Cabins Wedding | Caratunk, Maine Wedding Photography

This was my first time at the Maine Lakeside Cabins, which is basically waaayyyy out there in Caratunk. Where's Caratunk, ME you ask? Exactly.  This is a super fun location though, and was complimented by the perfect fun couple! Jeeno and Alicia are easy going and fun. While Alicia grew up in Presque Isle, Jeeno is originally from Belarus - they now reside in Texas together. Their plans were to have a fun wedding weekend with everyone there to relax and get to know each other - many of their family members and guests would be meeting for the first time! Even though some of them were not able to arrive until late the day before, all of Jeeno's family made it safely to the states. It was a unique (and really cool) experience to be around multiple languages for the day, with the ceremony being translated into Russian as well. While I am not the biggest fan of long drives, I was certainly a fan on spending the day with these two awesome people. So many funny stories to tell from the day, but something that I got a kick out were the signature cocktails. It's a common thing for the happy couple to have unique signature cocktails. I noticed that while Alicia's was a bit more complex, Jeeno's was "Scotch....with water". As a scotch man myself, I laughed the moment I saw it and Alicia said then when she inquired, he said "Scotch". She replied, "Is that all?", and he responded, "....uhh with water?". Haha. I had so much fun capturing this special day and I hope you enjoy looking through and reading the stories that follow. Thanks so much for coming!

-At the end of this blog post is a link to the full album and ordering gallery-

^ Love this welcome sign! Such a sharp design.

^ Love this welcome sign! Such a sharp design.

Wedding ring shot ideas
Maine Lakeside Cabins Ceremony Site
Le Chateau Wedding Shoes Bride
Children during brides getting ready
Wedding dress hanging in a window
johnnie walker black label pouring
Nikon 105mm 1.4G Portrait Lens Flax Studios

This day was full of laughs, but one of the funniest parts for me was Jeeno's smile. To be more specific, the "American Smile". Jeeno and the rest of the boys from Belarus had a specific "American Smile" to show for the camera. On cue, they would give a very "teethy" smile (Picture someone saying "cheese!" rather exuberantly). It's hard to convey how hilarious it was, and pictures don't fully do it justice. Just in case you find the smiles in some pictures a bit forced, they intentionally are! haha

"The American Smile"
Groom with groomsmen from Belarus
Informal bridal party photos
Bridesmaids help with the wedding dress

Black and white couples portraits
Floral Crown for Brides Flax Studios
First look in the woods
Dad walking his daughter down the aisle
Maine Lakeside Cabins Wedding Ceremony
Close up of bride putting the wedding ring on the groom
First Kiss
Thumbs up!
Bride and Groom walking back down the aisle together
Lighting the bridal party with off camera strobe
^ It's not every day that eating celery is a part of formal photos! haha

^ It's not every day that eating celery is a part of formal photos! haha

Bride with her bridesmaids
Wedding Cake by The Bankery
Bride and Grooms Entrance
Sweetheart Table Decorations

One of the themes for the day was the inclusion of the Alabama Roll Tide flag. The Belarusians were big Alabama football fans! Yes, you are reading that right! Another funny story is that when Jeeno was asked by the tailor what he would like monogrammed in his suit, he requested it be "Roll tide". You can see that in the following pictures. haha

Alabama Roll Tide Wedding
monogrammed suit roll tide
Maine Lakeside Cabins Wedding Barn
Bridal portrait at Make Lakeside Cabins Caratunk
taking wedding photos in a barn Flax Studios
bride and groom walking together
This "Bokehrama" portrait was taken by combining a total of 7 photographs together to create a an ultra-wide panorama with a shallow depth of field. It looks really cool when viewed at full resolution! The 7 photos photos were taken with a Nikon D810 and 105mm 1.4G lens.

This "Bokehrama" portrait was taken by combining a total of 7 photographs together to create a an ultra-wide panorama with a shallow depth of field. It looks really cool when viewed at full resolution! The 7 photos photos were taken with a Nikon D810 and 105mm 1.4G lens.

romantic lakeside wedding photography
^Thought we would see if the Hammock might work for a couple photos, but it was only good for a laugh haha!

^Thought we would see if the Hammock might work for a couple photos, but it was only good for a laugh haha!

first wedding dance
Fun dancing photos
^ That's a good cake smash right there!!!

^ That's a good cake smash right there!!!

Wedding smore Ideas
Getting the garter off
Throw the bouquet
groomsmen dancing on the dance floor
Cowboy on the dance floor!
Love Maine Jar Flax Studios

The evening was full of energetic dancing and good times as you can see! While we didn't have any sunsets or clear night skies, we still had fun and set out for some final shots out in the dark! 

Off camera flash photography in the dark
^ Jeeno finishing up with a final shot showcasing his dance moves in the sand!

^ Jeeno finishing up with a final shot showcasing his dance moves in the sand!

 

Thank you Jeeno and Alicia!

- Vendors - 

Photographer: James Flachsbart
Venue - Maine Lakeside Cabins
Planner: Holly Towle
Catering: Inn By The River
Cake: The Bankery
Hair and Makeup: I Do Spas
Flowers: Skowhegan Fleuriste
Dress: The Blushing Bride Boutique
DJ: Scott Ward

 

 

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