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!
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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
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
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!
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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