Lindsay & Brendan’s Dedham Maine Wedding

In the middle of May, Lindsay, Brendan, their families, and a short-lived cheering swarm of black flies (we were in the Maine woods, after all!) celebrated L & B’s marriage at Lindsay’s sister’s beautiful Dedham Maine property. It was a leisurely day- the kids, who all adorned flower crowns, swang, climbed, and slid on a jungle gym, while Lindsay and Brendan prepared in separate buildings. Lindsay got ready with a checklist at hand, taking care to ensure everything was coming together for the wedding, while I got to watch Brendan put in a valiant effort to tie his bow tie (ultimately, Lindsay’s uncle saved the day). And finally the pair met at a arch made of birch, in the woods, where their families witnessed Lindsay and Brendan coming together as husband and wife.

As afternoon turned to evening, everyone ate, drank, shared a few toasts, a first dance was had, and Lindsay and Brendan facetimed some of their favorite people who couldn’t be there. I was pleased to see Angie, my cousin, show up on Lindsay’s phone (she’s a close friend of Lindsay’s!), but I was so happy to see the joy on Lindsay and Brendan’s face as they showed off their rings and Lindsay spun in her dress.

These photos are a few of my favorite moments from Lindsay and Brendan’s wedding- enjoy!

Wedding portraits in the Maine woods

A girl swings at a central Maine weddingA bride gets ready for her Dedham Maine weddingA bride gets ready for her Dedham Maine weddingA bride gets ready for her Dedham Maine weddingA girl swings at a central Maine weddingA bride gets ready for her Dedham Maine weddingA bride gets ready for her Dedham Maine wedding

A groom gets ready for his central Maine weddingA groom gets ready for his central Maine weddingA ceremony in the woods in central MaineA ceremony in the woods in central MaineA ceremony in the woods in central MaineA ceremony in the woods in central MaineA ceremony in the woods in central MaineA bridal portrait in the woodsWedding portraits in the Maine woodsWedding portraits in the Maine woods

A tented backyard wedding reception in MaineA married couple contact their favorite people via facetime at their central Maine weddingA married couple contact their favorite people via facetime at their central Maine weddingA married couple contact their favorite people via facetime at their central Maine weddingA married couple contact their favorite people via facetime at their central Maine wedding

A small backyard wedding reception in rural MaineA small backyard wedding reception in rural MaineAn outdoor first dance in MaineAn outdoor first dance in MaineCandid moments at a wedding in MaineCandid moments at a wedding in MaineCandid moments at a wedding in Maine

Venue: Private Residence, Dedham Maine
Photographer: Kate Crabtree
Officiant: Lindsay’s aunt
Caterer: Stagecoach Catering
Florist: Chapel Hill Floral
Dress Shop: Andrea’s Bridal
Dress: Willowby by Watters
Suit: Peter Renney’s Fashions
Makeup/hair: Ally Sullivan, Eden Salon
Stationary: Minted

0 comments
Add a comment...

Your email is never published or shared. Required fields are marked *

    Hannah & Justin’s Portland Head Light Elopement

    The ocean has figured prominently in Hannah and Justin’s lives, as the pair met on a yacht- both were part of the crew (yes.. kind of like the tv show Below Deck!). Hannah and Justin were stationed in Florida, but working on the yacht brought them to all sorts of beautiful spots around the world, and as the two of them explored all the cool places the yacht traveled to, their relationship flourished. And while their most recent years have been spent handling a property deep in the woods of Maine, it felt only fitting that they chose to take their relationship to the next level by eloping by the sea at Portland Head Light in Cape Elizabeth, Maine.

    Hannah and Justin were joined by two close friends, their pups, Dakota and Maya, and their officiant, Alise of Little Robin Ceremonies, and even though it was a little windy and chilly (May in Maine is unpredictable!) my heart warmed at the emotion visible on Hannah and Justin’s faces as they said their vows and exchanged rings. Once the pair was pronounced married, we all toasted Hannah and Justin’s marriage with champagne in a spot sheltered from the wind. And, we finally headed back out to the sea to capture more photos by the lighthouse and at Kettle Cove, also in Cape Elizabeth.

    Here’s a few of my favorite photos from Hannah and Justin’s elopement. What a great start to the 2021 wedding season- I’m so looking forward to the rest of my weddings and elopements!

    Elopement portraits taken in Kettle Cove in Cape Elizabeth, Maine

    A groom gets ready in their car for their Portland Head Light elopement in MaineA groom gets ready for his Portland Head Light elopement in MaineAn elopement ceremony at Portland Head Light in Cape Elizabeth MaineAn elopement ceremony at Portland Head Light in Cape Elizabeth MaineAn elopement ceremony at Portland Head Light in Cape Elizabeth MaineAn elopement ceremony at Portland Head Light in Cape Elizabeth MaineElopement Portraits taken at Portland Head Light in Cape Elizabeth, MaineElopement Portraits taken at Portland Head Light in Cape Elizabeth, MaineElopement Portraits taken at Portland Head Light in Cape Elizabeth, MaineElopement portraits taken in Kettle Cove in Cape Elizabeth, MaineElopement portraits taken in Kettle Cove in Cape Elizabeth, MaineElopement portraits taken in Kettle Cove in Cape Elizabeth, MaineElopement portraits taken in Kettle Cove in Cape Elizabeth, MaineElopement portraits taken in Kettle Cove in Cape Elizabeth, MaineElopement portraits taken in Kettle Cove in Cape Elizabeth, Maine

    1 comment
    Add a comment...

    Your email is never published or shared. Required fields are marked *

    • Alise

      Such beautiful pictures Kate! Hannah and Justin all my love to you both!!!ReplyCancel

    My Favorite 2020 Maine Wedding and Engagement Photos

    Oh, 2020- you were not an easy year.  I witnessed my couples making difficult decisions that they had never dreamed they would ever have to make about their weddings, and it was heartbreaking to see that their big days were made more complicated by COVID-19. While some couples delayed to 2021, others, featured here, opted to continue forward in 2020. They did so with grit and determination, taking on difficult tasks such as whittling down guest lists, working together to determine good safety practices, and making requests of their guests, such as testing and mask use. Despite all of that stressful work, I found that their weddings were fun and emotional events that were a delight to capture.

    I was especially thrilled to see many couples opt to elope outside this year. I photographed five elopements this year that had two or less guests present, and four took place in Acadia National Park. While I certainly enjoy photographing larger weddings, 2020 felt like the perfect time to escape to nature and elope. It was such a wonderful experience to share Acadia with my couples, several of which had never experienced Acadia’s beauty before. I even hiked with some of them, which led us to some incredible views.

    While I certainly spent a lot of time in Acadia photographing elopements and engagements, I traveled all over Maine to photograph weddings in 2020- to private residences in Blue Hill, North Yarmouth, Northeast Harbor, and Brunswick, and two venues- Barn at Flanagan Farm and Nonesuch River Brewing, all stunning in their own ways.

    With all that said, this set of photos, which I’ve selected as my very favorite from 2020, feels especially poignant this year. These couples and their weddings prevailed, despite all of the challenges that were faced. It often felt like there was very little to cheer about in 2020, but my couples came together with their closest friends and family to show that there was indeed something to celebrate- love, which persevered and flourished, even during a time where we were all forced to quarantine and separate from one another.

    Without further ado, here are my favorite photos from 2020. Can’t wait for 2021!

    Southern Maine intimate wedding

    Acadia National Park elopement
    Small wedding in Blue Hill MaineSouthern Maine weddingAcadia National Park Engagement PortraitsSouthern Maine intimate weddingNortheast Harbor Maine wedding portraits in a boatSouthern Maine weddingSmall wedding in Blue Hill MaineSouthern Maine intimate weddingFlanagan Farm weddingMaine brewery wedding photosAcadia National Park Engagement PortraitsAcadia National Park elopementBlue Hill Maine engagement portraitsAcadia National Park Engagement PortraitsElopement in Acadia National ParkNortheast Harbor Maine wedding Acadia National Park Engagement PortraitsAcadia National Park Engagement PortraitsAcadia National Park elopementSmall wedding in Blue Hill MaineAcadia National Park Engagement PortraitsSouthern Maine weddingAcadia National Park elopementAcadia National Park Engagement PortraitsSouthern Maine weddingAcadia National Park Engagement PortraitsSouthern Maine weddingAcadia National Park elopementAcadia National Park elopementSmall wedding in Blue Hill MaineSouthern Maine weddingNortheast Harbor Maine wedding Acadia engagement portraits
    Southern Maine wedding
    Acadia National Park Engagement PortraitsAcadia National Park elopementSouthern Maine intimate weddingSmall wedding in Blue Hill MaineAcadia National Park elopementSouthern Maine weddingSouthern Maine weddingNortheast Harbor Maine wedding Acadia National Park elopementAcadia National Park Engagement PortraitsSouthern Maine weddingAcadia National Park Engagement Portraits

    Southern Maine intimate weddingAcadia National Park elopementAcadia engagement portraits

    Acadia National Park elopementAcadia National Park elopement

    2 comments
    Add a comment...

    Your email is never published or shared. Required fields are marked *

    FOLLOW ME

    CONTACT ME

     

    Search