I’ve been looking forward to Kate and Kyle’s wedding ever since their engagement session in Cape Elizabeth, where they actually volunteered to jump in the ocean with me for some of their engagement portraits. Little did I know that the water theme would continue at their wedding at The Barn at Flanagan Farm, in Buxton Maine.
It appeared that we may avoid the rain that was expected to fall during their ceremony and portraits, but minutes after Kate and Kyle’s wedding ceremony, as guests were filing out of the woods toward cocktail hour, the sky opened up and it began to pour. We’re not talking sprinkles- we’re talking a complete downpour. As guests opened umbrellas, huddled together, and raced for shelter, Kate and Kyle smiled under their umbrella, because they were now husband and wife. And, with a beautiful stroke of luck, the skies cleared for just enough time for family portraits as well as their own, and the rain later in the evening allowed us to take some dramatically lit night portraits that looked as if they were under a canopy of stars. Regardless of the weather, Kate and Kyle’s wedding was perfect.
As always, Paula of A Family Affair of Maine took the beauty of Flanagan Farm to another level by crafting a beautiful set of arches over the head table that sparkled with lights from The Event Light Pros. Her expertise, as always, ensured the wedding went off without a hitch.
One of my favorite moments was during the first touch (there’s a photo below of the moment just before it, as Kyle awaited Kate nervously). Kyle wanted to know why Kate’s hand was shaking (or something to that effect), while Kate told him hers wasn’t.. but his was. Aw! By the way, prepare yourself for the dancing. There may have been a special… showcase… featuring customized boxers of the one and only Travis Tritt, who Kyle and the groomsmen “enjoy.” That’s a story for Kyle to share :).
These are a few of my favorite photos from Kate and Kyle’s wedding day. Enjoy!
Venue: Barn at Flanagan Farm
Planner: Paula Cano, A Family Affair of Maine
Photographer: Kate Crabtree
Second Photographer: Tammie Wardwell
Officiant: Rev. Will Saunders
Caterer: 111 Maine
Florist: Snell Family Farms
Dress Shop: Silk Bridal
Videographer: Latimer Studios
DJ: Nate Hicks
Ceremony musician: Affordable Elegance
Wedding rentals: One Stop Event Rentals
Lighting: The Event Light Pros