Jaice & Greg’s Poland Maine Wedding

Most couples meet while stationary- perhaps sitting at a bar, at a get together with friends, or at a blind date of some kind, but not Jaice and Greg, who met while traveling at about 18 miles per hour. Jaice and Greg, who are both cycling enthusiasts, met each other while biking with a group of friends, and as they continued to ride, and chat, their connection grew, and before they knew it, they found themselves, on a very, very warm day (the hottest all summer!), getting married on a private lakeside residence in Poland Maine. Their friends and family surrounded them as they said their vows, enjoyed in a lobster bake, and drank lots, and lots, and lots of water.

I’m a sucker for kids at weddings and fell in love with ring bearer and flower girl, Andrew and Madelyn. Madelyn was so thoughtful as to take a polaroid of me, which she kindly signed (it now sits on my desk- perhaps I’ll share it when I post this wedding on my Instagram story!). Andrew played Old Town Road on his kazoo (which he later danced to) and got very, very excited about receiving a pack of Pokemon cards, which I could totally understand, as Pokemon is awesome. Both were such a delight to photograph as they ate s’mores, ran around, and were thoroughly themselves.

At sunset, I casually recommended that we go take some photos on the water, and before I knew it Jaice and Greg grabbed two paddleboards and headed out on the lake. YES! There’s no time like your wedding day to go out on the water, right? I was ever so happy as they enjoyed a little spin on the lake.

Here’s a few of my favorite photos from Jaice and Greg’s wedding day. Enjoy!

A bride and groom paddleboarded at their Maine lakeside wedding

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Vendors:
Venue: Private Residence
Photographer: Kate Crabtree
Second Photographer: Ashley L Conti
Officiant: Reverend Geoff Parker
Caterer: The Maine Lobsterbake Co.
DJ: Sideshow Music
Rentals: Savvy Event Rental
Dress: BHLDN
Makeup/Hair: Monica Byrne
Bus: Northeast Charter and Tour
Stationary: Minted

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Molly & Kevin’s Brick South Portland Maine Wedding

It’s true- the universe brought Molly and Kevin together. Years ago, on Veteran’s Day, Molly went to a math party, an event she’d normally not attend. She had loudly said “happy Veterans Day!” at the same time the music randomly cut out at the party, which caused Kevin to turn his head. She was intrigued by him, so she went over to introduce herself, and that meet cute, caused by a variety of rather random, out of the ordinary occurrences, was the start of a powerful relationship that led us all to Molly and Kevin’s stunning wedding day in Portland, Maine. And what a day it was!

Molly and Kevin’s Brick South wedding was a sight to behold. Erika Hewitt performed a transformative wedding ceremony that felt warm, welcoming, cozy, and intimate, even though the guest list soared over 300 guests. I’ve never felt so compelled by an officiant before- Erika is incredible at engaging the heart and the spirit and creating a loving atmosphere. The rest of the day passed in a blur, with loving speeches given by friends and family, first dances (including a special, emotional one with Molly and her mother), lots of locally-made blueberry kombucha (still my beating heart!), and an energetic dance floor stoked by Eye2Eye, where flips occurred. Seriously. I have proof below.

Here are a few of my favorite photos from Molly and Kevin’s wedding. Enjoy!

Wedding portraits at Brick South in Portland, Maine

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Vendors

Venue: Brick South
Photographer: Kate Crabtree
Second Photographer: Ashley L Conti
Officiant: Erika Hewitt
Caterer: Blue Elephant
Band: Eye2Eye
Ceremony Musician: Wavelength
Makeup and Hair: Bei Capelli
Planner: Laurie Andrews Design
Baker: Mainely Wedding Cakes
Florist: Laurie Andrews Design
Dress Shop: Couture Bridal of Maryland
Wedding Dress: Lillian West
Rentals: A+ Party Rentals 
Videographer: Living Out Loud 

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Enrique & Claire’s Hancock Maine Wedding

Enrique officially met Claire on OkCupid right before Claire had deleted her account. She had been on it for six months, had found nobody of interest, so when Enrique reached out to her she decided to give him her spam email address as she wasn’t sure their connection would amount to anything. They decided to meet at a museum for their first date, but as Claire waited… and waited… and wondered where Enrique was, she realized she was at the wrong entrance. So, she quickly biked over to the other side of the museum in the hopes that he was still there. He was. It was awkward, but they enjoyed each other enough to go on a second date, where more awkward hijinks ensued, but it seemed apparent that these small thorny moments couldn’t keep them apart. In fact, Enrique was so sure of Claire that within three months of dating, he suggested he move in with her as her lease was ending, but she opted to renew her lease for one more year, just to make sure she was sure of her feelings. But once that lease ran its course, they moved in together, and the rest… is history.

We were blessed with a beautifully overcast day for their early afternoon June wedding at a private residence in Hancock, Maine, and while there was a few sprinkles during the ceremony, the rain held until afterwards, in which it briefly poured. Everyone flocked to the tent, and some even donned ponchos. Friends and family waited out the storm by playing the wide variety of card and board games laid out on the tables while feasting on an entirely vegan meal by Bar Harbor Catering. While Enrique would have been happy with a few vegan options at his wedding, Claire insisted that he be able to eat everything on his wedding day, which was such an incredible act of love. The food did not disappoint- there were tamales, pretzel waffles, and a whole host of snacks and desserts. Bar Harbor Catering Company never disappoints!

Claire wore what appeared to be a wedding dress for the ceremony, but she whipped off the skirt during cocktail hour to reveal that it was actually a jumpsuit, much to everyone’s delight. And… it had POCKETS! Enrique carefully chose his wardrobe to ensure that it was vegan, wearing canvas shoes and a bamboo vest. Toward the end of the day, Claire kicked over a glass of red wine, and laughed about it. She dabbed at her pant leg for a moment, then moved on with her day, not a care in the world.

When I suggested that Claire and Enrique kayak at the end of their wedding day, they were 100% down. They pulled the kayaks out, carried them down to the shore, and while Enrique carefully took off his shoes and rolled up his pants, Claire charged into the water while still wearing her blue flats. They kayaked under a beautiful grey-blue sky while friends and family watched from the shore.

Here are a few of my favorite photos from Claire and Enrique’s wedding day. Enjoy!

Wedding portraits taken at a private residence in Hancock Maine

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Vendors:

Venue: Hancock, ME (private residence)
Photographer: Kate Crabtree
Second Photographer: Ashley L Conti
Coordinator: Heather Anderson, Bar Harbor Catering Company
Caterer: Bar Harbor Catering Company
Officiant: Nina (Claire’s sister)
Flowers: Salt Farm Flowers
Dress/jumpsuit: BHLDN
Suit: 9 Tailors
Wedding Rentals: Wallace Events

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