Just in case you aren't in Maine today, looking out my window is down right depressing. There are patches of the first snow still around in the shadows while mother nature is dumping tons of rain on us. Add in the colder temps and... *sigh* it is an ideal afternoon for tea, reading a book, and cuddling with my pup. Alas, my go to activity for this rainy days is to release a much anticipated sneak peek to brighten mood.Read More
Vows Bridal Outlet
Oh. My. Goodness. It has been over a year since I have been looking forward to Molly & Scott's wedding. I knew through our email correspondence that these two love birds planning their wedding "from away" were perfect for me. Their vision of their wedding day and their story of meeting at City Year had me hook line and sinker. I met them in October of last year at Two Lights State Park for their engagement session and spent a few hours exploring the rocky coastline with them. It made me want to fast forward to this past weekend even faster! They are such an adorable, kind hearted couple!Read More
When I think about all of the wedding venues I have been fortunate enough to work at over the years, Ski Esta in Newry, Maine, is definitely towards the top of my list. Needless to say, when Erica contacted me in April of 2014 about her wedding plans with Mike for at Ski Esta, I was practically jumping out of my chair with excitement while shouting "PICK ME! PICK ME!" at my computer. Getting to know them both as we chatted about their plans and captured their engagement portraits in Perkins Cove in Ogunquit, Maine, later that summer only made me look forward to their wedding day even more.
Fast forward to September 19th. Their wedding day.
If you could order up weather for your wedding day, I don't think it could have been much more perfect. The sky was amazingly blue with very few light, fluffy white clouds. The temperature might have been a smidge on the warm side, but I dare say they'd take that over the rain we've been having here in Maine today. The view from the deck of Ski Esta as they both prepared for their wedding day festivities was breathtaking. It really was, at the risk of sounding cliche, a picture perfect day.
Erica & Mike were married at the nearby Our Lady of the Snows in Bethel surrounded by all of their family and close friends. The anticipation mounted as their personal ceremony, conducted by Deacon Dennis Popadak, was carried out. Being pronounced and sealing their union with a kiss led to instant smiles and cheers from everyone in the sanctuary.
Following their ceremony, the newlyweds began to celebrate at Ski Esta with plenty of amazing food & beverage from the Good Food Store. As the sunset on their first day as husband & wife, Alex from Sirois Sound Production got the dance floor hoping with just about everyone in attendance getting out there. It's a good thing Ski Esta's dance floor is so expansive! The party lasted well into the night long after the sun set and the stars took over the sky. It was a beautiful day to start the next chapter of their life together.
Erica & Mike, thank you so much for having us play a role in your day and capture your story. We are truly honored!
- Bakery: Benoit's Bakery & Wine Cellar in Lisbon, ME
- Bridal Salon: Vows Bridal Outlet in Watertown, MA
- Catering: Good Food Store in Bethel, ME
- Ceremony: Our Lady of the Snows in Bethel, ME
- DJ: Alex from Sirois Sound Production in Minot, ME
- Florist: Meadow Ridge Perennial Farm in Hebron, Maine
- Groom's Apparel: Men's Wearhouse
- Hair Styling: Stylin' in Augusta, ME
- Makeup Artist: Jessica Candage
- Officiant: Deacon Dennis Popadak from Sacred Heart Church in Yarmouth, ME
- Getting Ready & Reception Venue: Ski Esta in Newry, ME 04261
- Rentals: One Stop Party Shop in South Portland, ME
- Videography: Brian Bechard from Landmark Media
Cairsten & Jimmy's wedding was a long time coming. I first met them at Kelly & Ryan's wedding in September of 2013. By January of 2014, they had booked me for their own wedding! Needless to say, the 18 months leading up to the wedding last weekend went by in a flash, especially since their engagement session at Bug Light in South Portland about a year ago. Seeing them last weekend was like reuniting with old friends. And, really, it was. I am so lucky to have such awesome clients turned friends.Read More