Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Wishing you and your family a fun-filled holiday!!!

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Stephanie & Gareth

On Saturday, October 18th - a brisk and beautiful Fall day - Stephanie and Gareth exchanged their wedding vows. The ceremony was held on the grounds of Camp Northstar in Poland Spring with a reception following at the rustic and romantic Cliffside Lodge overlooking some spectacular foliage and beautiful ponds. Each detail of their celebration was carefully planned and wonderfully creative! These two have such spirit and love for each other, it's difficult to capture it with mere words. It was an incredible honor for us to be a part of their day!

When we arrived in the morning, Steph's bridesmaids were getting their hair done and Steph was all smiles and seemingly very relaxed. I'm not sure we captured a single image of Stephanie the entire day where she wasn't completely beaming! She was a radiant bride. Here are some images of the moments leading up to the ceremony....

Stephanie's stepmother designed and created her wedding gown, the bridesmaid gowns and the flower girl dresses. They were absolutely stunning! Inside the bodice of Steph's gown, she had embroidered the couples' initials along with their wedding date.

Gareth and the groomsmen were MIA in the morning... There were rumors of bowling shirts and a quest for some candlepin bowling lanes - but, when no bowling alley was located, there was some story involving all the guys in a cornfield somewhere. The details are a bit fuzzy, but, they made it back in plenty of time to get prepped and ready for the big event.

The ceremony was very simple and sweet. Stephanie and Gareth each wrote their own vows and managed to read them flawlessly! It added a very personal and intimate touch for the gathering of family and friends who witnessed their marraige.

Then it was off to some formals and some time with just the two of them...

The reception was beautifully decorated and arranged by family and friends. The couple was greeted with many toasts from parents, siblings and friends. Each toast was full of love and celebration for this special day! We were so struck by how many lives Stephanie and Gareth have impacted with their kindness, laughter and generous nature. We wish you both all the best for a wonderful and happy life together!! Thank you so much for including us in your celebration!

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Ellen & Adam

Saturday, October 11th the Wells Reserve played host to the wedding of Ellen and Adam. These high school sweethearts put on a celebration that was truly a family affair! Ellen's dad played the role of event coordinator - and, I was blown away by his skills at keeping everything on track and organized! Adam's mother did an amazing job of creating the bouquets and floral arrangements for the ceremony and reception. The music, reception set-up, lighting and decorations were also handled by family and friends. Ellen's mom even baked some super delicious traditional greek cookies using only one hand!! This couple is wonderfully blessed with many adoring loved ones. It was a tremendous honor for us to be a part of Ellen and Adam's wedding. Here are a few glimpses into their beautiful day....

Congratulations you two!! :)

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Maggie & Peter

Maggie and Peter celebrated their wedding day on Saturday, October 4th at Sebasco Harbor Resort. This is one of our favorite locations in Maine! We enjoyed a sun-filled, oceanside ceremony with a splash of Fall foliage as a backdrop to a wonderful celebration. Maggie and Peter stole our hearts from the moment we met them in April for an engagement shoot. We couldn't wait for these two to tie the knot!! They incorporated so many personal touches - from family heirlooms to cultural flairs - that made their day so unique and lovely. Thank you both for sharing your day and your time with us!

A gift from Peter to his bride the night before the wedding. The inscription on the bracelet means 'I love you'...

Peter was dressed and ready to go by the time we arrived. Tige spent some time capturing some formals of him with his family (some of whom traveled all the way from Stockholm!) and then managed a couple pics of Peter and his groomsmen before it was off to the ceremony.

Maggie was just about to put on her gown when I got to her room. There were a few adjustments to be made and some lip gloss to apply before we headed to the gazebo for some pre-ceremony formals.

This bit of lace wrapped around Maggie's bouquet was extremely special to her - it's been worn by 3 generations of brides on her mother's side.

Maggie's bridesmaids were amazing!! There was a last minute stop to make before the ceremony started - and I must say - these girls give a whole new meaning to the term 'team work'!!

The ceremony....

Finally, some time with the newlyweds before they headed in to the reception...

It was a spectacular day for a wedding! Congratulations Maggie and Peter!! We wish you many more happy celebrations throughout your life together.