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!

1 comment:

Andy said...

This is an absolutely stunning wedding. Congratulations to both the photographers and family of the lucky couple.