Alex + Heather | North Peak Lodge | Sunday River Wedding Photographer

Alex and Heather could not have asked for a more amazingly gorgeous day in September for their wedding! This was my first time capturing a wedding on top of Sunday River in Newry at the North Peak Lodge, and wow! The energy and excitement these two carried with them throughout the day was just awesome. From first looks, right through the most jaw dropping first dance I have seen, it couldn't be any more clear that these two have found the perfect match in each other. It was such a pleasure to spend the day with them both and capture their big day. I hope you enjoy scrolling through the photos and stories as much as I enjoyed taking them! Thanks for coming!

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Sunday River North Peak Lodge Wedding Photographer Flax Studios

One of the most unique aspects of the wedding day was in the details of the flowers used by the flower girl. What may seem like simple potpourri, were actually the dried flower petals from when Heather was born!!! Heather's mom had saved and dried the flower petals, and provided some to be used on her wedding day. I've never heard of anything like that and thought it was one of the coolest details I have ever heard! What a special touch.

flower girl basket
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engraved groomsmen gifts
flower girl getting ready

Once everyone was ready, it was off to the Sunday River Covered Bridge in Newry for the first look and some portraits with the bridal party! 

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grooms reaction during the first look
Bethel Maine Covered Bridge Dip Kiss
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Heather had no problem getting her feet a little wet, which is not something you can say about everyone before their wedding ceremony! 

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Sunday River Covered Bridge
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The bride getting wet feet in the river
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Sunday River Covered Bridge in  Newry, Maine

It was finally time to take the trip up the mountain for the ceremony! Heather and her father chose to take one of the chair lifts instead of the gondolas to enjoy the views. This is also probably one of the only times I'll be able to get an aerial shot of the wedding guests, as they were seated and awaiting the bridal party to arrive and walk right down the aisle!

Sunday River North Peak Lodge Ski Lifts
North Peak Lodge Wedding Ceremony Space
Ultrawide panorama on top of sunday river wedding
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North Peak Lodge Ceremony View
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First Kiss
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Large Group Photo with all of the wedding guests
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Emotional speech reactions

While Alex and Heather had given me a heads up that they had taken some dance lessons, nothing could have prepared me for what was about to come! I was so floored that I had them recreate their first dance again out in the sunset for what ended up being one of my favorite captures of the year!

Black and white first dance photos
Epic first dance wedding photos flax studios Sunday River
Sunday River North Peak Lodge Sunset Wedding

One of the reasons that Alex and Heather chose to be married at Sunday River is because this is where they first met. While skiing with some friends, Alex thought he would show off a little for the cute girl he just met, but instead ended up with a bad hip injury. Lucky for him though, he was put up in her family's house. There was plenty of joking about the story in the toasts! Heather's brother for instance, was a little annoyed to come home and find his spot on the couch taken by an injured guy he didn't know well. But hey, it all worked out, right!?

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Wedding rings macro shot
Sunday River Wedding Astrophotography Portrait Flax Studios

Thank you Alex and Heather!

- Vendors - 

Photographer: James Flachsbart
Videographer: OTD Collective
Venue & Catering: Sunday River
Hair & Makeup: Island Indulgence Spa
Flowers: Pooh Corner Farm Greenhouses & Florist
Dress: David's Bridal
Ceremony Music - Amy Andrews
DJ: Brian Poulin


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