Exactly eleven months prior to their wedding, Elizabeth & Michael reached out to me with their plans for their June 2018 wedding at Maine Maritime Museum. I was instantly excited at the opportunity to visit the Museum after Kelly & Kevin's wedding back in 2015. As I got to know Elizabeth & Michael and learned more about their story, my enthusiasm only grew (as did the "reply" list of our email chain). Fast forward to this past Saturday and even mother nature couldn't dampen my spirits. It was time for Elizabeth & Michael to finally get hitched! I am not sure that the forecast was what they had in mind when they opted for a June wedding, but my goodness did they rock it!Read More
Maine Maritime Museum
Kelly & Kevin were married almost two years ago at the quintessential Maine venue, The Maine Maritime Museum in Bath, Maine. As they await the arrival of the next generation, we got to work on creating their custom heritage wedding album with their favorite images from the day. I absolutely love this part of my relationship with couples as it gives me the chance to see what images that I captured for them are their favorite and mean the most to them. Narrowing down their choices to the ones that will be able to tell their wedding story for generations to come can certainly be challenging, but the end result is so worth it!Read More
Earlier today, I finally posted about Kelly & Kevin's gorgeous Maine Maritime Museum wedding being featured in the current issue of Real Maine Weddings. I've had this blog post recapping their day waiting in limbo since shortly after their August 2015 wedding as I awaited the official publication (a birdy told me to be on the lookout).
Here we are. Monthly later. And the time has come to look back on the gorgeous Saturday in August when these two love bird officially got hitched.
I first "met" Kelly & Kevin via a video conference, as I do with many of my couples planning from "away", just under a year before their wedding. For Kelly, their weddings plans were taking her home to the beautiful coast of Maine just outside of Bath. With an ode to the working waterfront, they were preparing for a perfect summer wedding ceremony and reception along the water at the Museum. The venue itself could not be more "Maine" and made for an incredibly historical venue to tie the knot. After they each prepared away from the Museum, they both made their way to their ceremony. I dare say that Kelly's trolley ride with her ladies was the perfect way to "go to the chapel"! You have to love all of the honks and cheers that come from passers by as soon as they see a bride on her wedding day!
To this day, their ceremony is fresh in my mind as if it was yesterday. Kelly and her dad made the long walk from Long Reach Hall down in front of the boulder on the Museum grounds to Kevin, who was waiting patiently along the water's edge for his bride to meet him. Kelly's dad was down right glowing with pride as he watched his daughter take her steps to being Kevin's wife. I've always been an emotional person, but it has certainly been more intense for me to see moments like this ever since I had my daughter. Yes, I was trying to hold back the tears. Once Kelly's dad took his seat next to her mom, the personal ceremony was filled with lots of laughter as the (about to be) newlyweds reflected upon what brought them to this day. And laughed even harder after a few mishaps with their rope tying ceremony. It was the perfect way for these two families to officially be joined together.
After a whirlwind portrait session with their families and bridal party on the Museum grounds, they started their celebrations with a bountiful cocktail hour overlooking the water in the shade of Long Reach Hall before heading inside for their reception. The catering was provided by Churchill Catered Events and highlighted many of the things most people love about Maine: seafood and blueberries! I dare say there were not any empty tummies by the end of the night with all of the amazing options before them. Kelly & Kevin danced well into the night with Kevin of Double Platinum Celebrations keeping the dance floor packed right up until the very end.
When the bell struck 11PM, they newlyweds rushed from the Museum under an arch of waving glow sticks as their family and friends sent them off to begin their new life together as husband & wife. It truly was a day that Alan and I will always remember!
Thank you to Kelly & Kevin for having us capture the story of their day, their parents for helping to plan such a timeless Maine wedding celebrations, and the Maine Maritime Museum for being the perfect spot to host all of their festivities. It really was so perfect!
Date: August 1, 2015
eremony & Reception Venue: Maine Maritime Museum in Bath, Maine
Bridal Gown Boutique: Andrea's Bridal in Portland, Maine
Groom's Apparel: Men's Wearhouse
Bakery: The European Bakery Inc. in Falmouth, Maine
DJ: Double Platinum Celebrations DJ Service
Caterer: Churchill Catered Events in Portland, Maine
Florist: Emily Carter Floral Designs
Officiant: Rev. William Saunders
I just got back in to town after spending the Valentine's Day weekend visiting my family in New York City. Just in case you missed it, the temperatures were... well... SO COLD!
What better way to warm up than to think about warmer weather? Today those thoughts are bringing me back to Kelly & Kevin's gorgeous wedding on August 1st at the quintessential Maine wedding venue, the Maine Maritime Museum, in Bath that Alan & I shot together days before our own anniversary. I held off posting my official recap of their day (more on that later!) as I knew that it was going to be published. Low and behold, it is in the January 2016 edition of Real Maine Weddings as the featured wedding for the Bath region. I am so excited to see their day filling a spread in their magazine!
I'll be honest that Alan and I are trying to determine who shot the image of their ceremony on the left side of the spread. I love that we shoot so similarly that it is hard to distinguish between his images and mine!
Next time you are gazing at your local newsstand, be sure to check out the January 2016 edition on stands now! Or, better yet, head on over to their website and check out the virtual edition.
Thank you to Kelly & Kevin for having us tell the story of their day and to the amazing staff at the Maine Maritime Museum for providing such an incredible backdrop for their Maine wedding.