Last Saturday we travelled up to Maine for a great outdoor wedding right on the water. Kristie’s family always vacationed in Maine, so even though they live in DC now, they thought it would be the perfect place for their wedding. I think they were right! The reception was at the Nonantum Resort, and the staff was so friendly and accommodating.
I love reflection self-portraits, and I think this one is pretty funny! I’m on top of the bed (as I usually am at this point of the day) while Kristie is getting buttoned into her dress. You can see Lynne Valeri up there with me. She did a great job filming, super friendly and never in your face with the camera or a big light.
Kristie got her dress from Allegria Bridal. I keep hearing great things about that place!
I absolutely love the look on Kristie’s face here!
They had their ceremony at St. Ann’s church in Kennebunkport, which incidentally is where President Bush goes on Sunday when he is in Maine.
Kristie and Kent surprised their wedding party with a cruise on a Lobster Boat to arrive at the reception. It was pretty hot, so they had them go out to the ocean and turn around so everyone could cool off. I was lucky enough to be on the boat, too! Here’s what the reception looked like from the water…
For their guest book, they had Adirondack chairs – how fantastic is that?
Everything had a brown and blue theme, from the bridesmaid dresses to the invitations to the cake!
I love the shadow the huge tree outside the tent cast…
Kristie’s dad was so emotional during their first dance that I even started to tear up! It didn’t help that they were playing “I Saw Her First”, which, since having kids also gets to me! (I’m a sap, I know….)
So, after the parent dances, they invited everyone on the dance floor, and I have NEVER seen so many lovey-dovey couples! Look at them all!! I took all of these images in a span of about 45 seconds.
So, as if all of the cute couples wasn’t enough, there were babies everywhere! One bridesmaid had a 7 week old, another had a 3 week old! The best part is that they had people who were staying with them in the hotel, so they were close by, but the parents could still have some fun!
I love this shot, you can already see the moon.
Congratulations! I hope you are having a fabulous honeymoon!