Sara & Jason started planning their Maine destination wedding well over a year in advance and first reached out to meet in February 2014. Planning "from away" can be challenging, but, with Sara's family roots running deep in Maine, the rocky coastline was calling them to start the next chapter of their life together beneath the beam of the Pemaquid Point Lighthouse in Bristol, Maine. And so Sara & Jason made the trek from their home in Wisconsin to the midcoast for their Maine wedding.
I first met the two of them almost exactly one year before their wedding for their engagement session at Two Lights State Park in Cape Elizabeth, Maine. It was obvious to me then, after only moments of knowing them in person, that they were meant to be together.
Fast forward to their wedding day and that certainly held true. Sara & Jason are two very unique, very in love individuals and together they make the perfect match for each other. Sara wore a beautiful gown with pintucks and a hot pink underlay she added to it with the help of her family. It went well with her hot pink platform sandals and hot pink veil. Jason and his gentlemen rocked awesome, black & white wingtip shoes along with aqua details. Jason topped it all off with a very dapper hat. Their private first look overlooking the ocean was perfection. Sara sneaked up behind Jason while he was watching the seagulls flying around. He was instantly stunned and requested several twirls so he could take it all in.
Despite marrying in July, the wind was gusting so strong that we were more than a bit chilled during their ceremony at the lighthouse. The tulle decorating their handmade birch arbor was blowing around all over the place. Lighting the unity candle? Challenging, to say the least. Yet the silver lining was that the guys in suits were comfortable and Sara, dawning her gown, was as well. There has to be a bright side!
After their brief ceremony and quick portraits, we all headed back to the Darrows Barn at Round Top Farm in Damariscotta. The Round Top Barn is one of the venues I visit most frequently and certainly one of my favorite spots. That day was certainly no different. With the event MC'ed by their family, the catering done by family, and AMAZING desserts from Moody's Diner (yes, family, too!), it was a family affair from start to finish. The entire day reflected the two of them to a T. The front lawn was covered in the widest variety that I have ever seen. It certainly drew crowds outdoors to enjoy the amazing evening weather. And, even better, they even had Nerf guns for their guests! I heard they bought out several Walmarts in the area amassing their stash. The games lasted well into the evening after they watched the always awesome sunset behind the barn.
Sara & Jason, thank you so much for letting Alan and me be there for your day. And for the Wisconsin cheese, Wisconsin beer, and even the Moody's Diner pie goodie bag! You guys are so awesome!
They already have their full gallery of images, but here is a peek at what we captured from their day. It was such a blast!
- Date: July 25, 2015
- Ceremony: Pemaquid Point Lightouse in Bristol, Maine
- Reception: Darrows Barn at Round Top Farm in Damariscotta, Maine
- Bridal Gown Boutique: David's Bridal, 4840 Keystone Crossing, Eau Claire, WI 54701
- Groom's Apparel: Men's Wearhouse, Augusta, ME 04330
- Bakery: Moody's Diner, 1885 Atlantic Hwy, Waldoboro, ME 04572
- Florist: Shelley's Flowers & Gifts, 1738 Atlantic Hwy, Waldoboro, ME 04572
- Beauty Services: Mia's Shear Perfection Inc, 161 Church St, Damariscotta, ME 04543
- Rentals: Wallace Events