Kate & AJ’s French’s Point Wedding in Maine

A couple of weeks prior to Kate and AJ’s wedding, I received an email asking if, perhaps, we could change the schedule- AJ had planned to surprise Kate with a sailboat on her wedding day, but realized the current schedule wouldn’t allow for a jaunt out to the boat, so he spilled the beans to Kate. And so, with help from their day of coordinator, the fabulous Nicole of French’s Point, we planned for a first look so that cocktail hour could be spent on the Schooner Actress.  To say that I was excited was an understatement- I’m always stoked to get on the water during a wedding.

Kate and AJ prepared for their wedding day with their respective wedding party members, including their ring bearer and flower girls, Keenan, Quinn, and Hudson. Keenan was told she could request any lip color she wanted, and while she realllly wanted blue and was denied, she settled for a bold red (applied by the delightful Ariel Johnson, hair done by Bei Capelli). Hudson, who had fallen in love with the delightful hats he had seen at a wedding in England, wore his very own top hat that had been purchased there. And once Kate and AJ finished dressing, the pair made their way to the French’s Point gazebo, where they had a beautiful, sunsoaked ceremony.

Immediately after, we were whisked away to the beach via golf cart and then boarded a little dinghy in order to access the schooner, which was bobbing ever so invitingly on the waves. The water was a little choppy, and some of us may have gotten splashed as we rode (I sent my gear in for cleaning the next day, hah!) but it was worth it to be on the water on such a stunning summer day. We spent our time taking portraits on the sailboat, and I even climbed a rope ladder for one particular angle, because why not? Luckily, the ride back was a little less wet.

As sunset descended, everyone enjoyed a spectacular meal by one of my favorites, Bar Harbor Catering Company, as well as meaningful toasts from friends and family and formal dances. The dance floor was particularly joyful, especially when a circle formed a little later in the evening and Keenan and Hudson reigned surpreme, their playful dance moves eliciting cheers and fist pumps from other guests. And, I can’t not mention the hats which everyone shared as they grooved the night away- the hamburger, pizza and hot dog hats, which have become a tradition in Kate’s family, seemed to encourage some.. entertaining dance moves (and made everyone look cooler, let’s be honest).

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

The bride and groom take couples portraits at sunset at French's Point

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Vendors:

Venue: French’s Point
Coordinator: Nicole Dearing
Photographer: Kate Crabtree
Second Photographer: Ashley L Conti
Caterer: Bar Harbor Catering Company
Makeup: Ariel Johnson
Hair: Bei Capelli
DJ: Northeast Event Design, Danny DeBruin
Officiant: Rose Lee
Baker: Scratch Baking Company
Florist: Lily’s Fine Flowers
Dress: Maggie Sottero
Dress Shop: Bride N Belle
Suits: Joseph Abboud
Suit Shop: Puritan Cape Cod
Wedding Rentals: Wallace Events, Peak Event Services
Wedding Favors: Old Port Candy Co
Boat: Schooner Actress

 

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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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