Paul + Cristina | Starwood Drive| Moutain View at Trail's End | Newry, Maine Wedding Photographer

I always love to end up in the Newry/Bethel area every year for a wedding. The area is beautiful and can apparently be a perfect place to find a mate as well! Paul and Cristina met while on ski patrol together at Sunday River, so it only made sense to go back and celebrate their marriage there. It was a perfect late summer Saturday with blue skies and a slight fall chill in the air. The day began on Starwood Drive where they had rented a cabin for the weekend to spend time with friends and family, and to also be the setting for their lovely outdoor ceremony. Laureh and I had a great time capturing their day and I hope you enjoy reliving the day through the photos. Thanks for coming!

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Sunday River Covered Bridge Wedding Flax Studios
outdoor wedding dress
mother daughter wedding pictures
bride putting on makeup
rustic wedding ring ideas
maine documentary wedding photographers
creative wedding detail shots
Black and white getting ready photos

For the first look, we headed over to the White Cap Quad, a place where they have spent much time! As we waited for Cristina’s arrival, Paul discussed the time had he spent there and pointed out which trails he had worked on clearing and maintaining. It was a special spot for them to take some of the photos!

Sunday River white cap base
Sunday River Ski Lift Photographs
Sunday River White Cap Quad First Look
Starwood Drive Ceremony Site
ring bearer being pulled down the aisle in a wagon
dad walking his daughter down the aisle
black and white wedding ceremony
Outdoor newry Maine wedding ceremony site
First kiss Bethel Maine
bride and groom walking back down the aisle together

After the ceremony, we headed a couple miles down the road to the covered bridge in Newry, which is a great spot for some photographs!

Covered bridge bridal party
Sunday River Covered Bridge
Fun Wedding Party Photos
Sigma 14mm 1.8 Wedding Samples
the groom goofing off for wedding formals

With some downed trees, we had to get a little adventurous to get to the river bed under the bridge for a few more shots!

walking through tall grass
Sunday River covered bride wedding photographers flax studios
Rustic wedding in the forest
Newry hiking trails
Newry Maine Covered Bridge Hiking Trail Photos

The rest of the evening would be spent at the base of Sunday River at Trail’s End Restaurant & Tavern, where the reception took place. I especially loved some of the details below. That cake, as well as the table number place cards showing each of them at their respective age, instead of just plain numbers!

Birch Tree wedding cake designs
reception entrance
Trail's end wedding first dance
First dance dip finish
Candid Maine Wedding Photographers

The speeches and toasts were great. My favorite had to be Paul’s brother Justin, who finally came clean that it was him, and not Paul, who burned down their barn when they were kids! During the after party once our coverage ended, we spent some time talking and got to hear the full story.

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first dance with mom
creative wedding ring macro shots

The ring bearer, Forest, happened to have his 1st Birthday on the same day, so they took some time out to celebrate him! Forest seemed slightly confused and overwhelmed at the attention as all the guests sang happy birthday to him. He did seem to enjoy the cupcake though!

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1st birthday cupcakes
Trail's End Sunday River Reception
Trail's End Restaurant & Tavern Wedding Reception Flax Studios
Trails End outside deck
Sunday River Mountain Silhouette
Off camera sunset lighting flax studios
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Thank you Paul and Cristina!

- Vendors - 

James Flachsbart
2nd Photographer/assistant: Laureh Flachsbart
19 Starwood Drive & Sunday River Trail's End Restaurant & Tavern
 Trail's End Restaurant & Tavern
Hair and Makeup-
I Do Spas
Piece of Cake by Carri McPherson
Pooh Corner Farms
Dress- Modern Bride and Formalwear, Bedford, NH
Suit- Men’s Warehouse
DJ- DJ MattyIce Productions, Lynnfield, MA
Officiant – Jeff Angevine

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