Kristan & Greg's Winter Wedding in Portland, Maine (Part 1)
Typically when I settled down to start posting the sneak peeks from a wedding, I instantly have a set of images that are my favorites from the day. But Kristan & Greg's timeless, elegant winter wedding this past weekend (during the storm on Saturday, of course) has left me speechless with so many photos that I want to share! So I'm going against my normal routine and have opted to break their day up into several posts so that you can enjoy the day as it came.
When Kristan first contacted me over a year in advance of their winter wedding, I knew that we were a match made in heaven as soon as she mentioned all of their friends that I have had the honor to work with over the years (and to come this year). When they booked me shortly there after, I really did jump for joy. Being involved in their planning since then and getting to know them more, especially during their engagement session in the Old Port, made me very excited for their day to finally arrive. As Alan, my amazing second shooter/assistant/husband, and I made our way through rain, sleet, hail, and snow the morning of their wedding, we were both giddy at how beautiful the fresh coat of snow was.
Kristan & Greg prepared for their wedding in at The Press Hotel, a newly opened boutique hotel in the former home of the Portland Press Herald. They first toured the building with hard hats on before it was opened to the public and I am so thrilled that they had the foresight to book it for their bridal preparations! Kristan got ready in the Penthouse Suite, which was an expansive room with magnificent ten foot high ceilings and sweeping views of the Old Port as the snow storm raged outside. Needless to say, a trip to the roof top deck proved difficult given the snow drifts the wind whipped up. Meanwhile, Greg got ready one floor below in a suite with his guys. The history of the building was not lost to them with a palette of timeless colors and elegant attire that would have been well suited in any era; classic elegance was certainly the plan for the day and they certainly pulled it off in spades.
The couple opted for a first look before departing for their ceremony at the Maine Irish Heritage Center. Tucked in the corner by large windows overlooking the snow swept streets below, Kristan & Greg shared a private moment and embrace with big smiles, a few giggles, and just maybe a quick kiss that broken the tension of the morning. We then visited the art gallery in The Press Hotel for a few quick portraits before Greg left for their ceremony and Kristan retreated to the Suite to be with her ladies.
The morning flew by, much like the snow outside. I dare say that Kristan & Greg did not have a storm in mind when they opted for a winter wedding, but the snow certainly added another layer to the excitement of the day.
Although difficult to chose my favorites, here is a selection of images from the first part of their incredible day.
Stay tuned to see more of Kristan & Greg's sneak peek! There is much more to come.
- Date: January 16, 2016
- Bridal Preparations: The Press Hotel in the Old Port of Portland, Maine
- Bridal Salon: Andrea's Bridal in Portland, Maine
- Groom's Apparel: Indochino Custom Suits & Menswear in Brooklyn, New York
- Transportation: Maine Limousine Service in South Portland, Maine
- Bakery: Cakes by Debbie in Windham, Maine
- Catering & Reception Venue: Grace in Portland, Maine
- Band: Boston Party Machine
- Florist: Studio Flora in Windham, Maine
- Hair & Make-up Artists: I Do Spas!
- Ceremony Location: Maine Irish Heritage Center in Portland, Maine
- Officiant: Marta Hurgin, Esquire at Law and Friend of the Couple