Jesse & Rob’s Barn at Flanagan Farm Wedding

Jesse and Rob’s wedding, which took place at the Barn at Flanagan Farm in Buxton, Maine, was the definition of chill. When I showed up, Jesse and her friends were sitting around a table, all wearing tie-dye sweatshits and listening to Tom Petty, while Jesse had her makeup done, and good vibes were all around. Once Jesse finished preparing and got dressed (make sure you check out her boots below- Rob drew all over the soles!), they met up for an entirely candid first look, in which no portraits were taken- the two simply took 10-15 minutes to say hi, check each other out, and soak in the fact that they would be getting married in about an hour. It was such a great moment.

The ceremony was next, and I appreciated how intimate it felt, likely because it was officiated by Jesse’s brother, and music played by a friend of Rob’s. After portraits in the woods (while many of the leaves had blown off the trees, the blanket of red and orange leaves made for a beautiful fall landscape), Rob and Jesse walked to their outdoor cocktail hour, where friends and family mingled, ate delicious food by Fire & Co., and played cornhole.

Jesse and Rob’s reception was just as relaxed as the rest of their day- it began with an outdoor first dance, then dinner in the barn, a toast by Jesse’s dad, Jack, whose quirky sense of humor permeated the wedding (he may have snuck up behind a few family portrait groupings with a big grin on his face), and then everyone headed outside into the uncharacteristically warm fall night. Wellfleet set the scene with classics and chill music, a few guests danced under the stars, and some friends and family chatted around a roaring fire. Such a good event, no doubt in part to Purple Orchid‘s expert planning.

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

An outside wedding reception at the Barn at Flanagan Farm in Buxton, Maine

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Vendors:

Venue: Barn at Flanagan Farm
Planner: Purple Orchid Events
Photographer: Kate Crabtree
Second Photographer: Ashley L Conti
Caterer: Fire & Co
Officiant: John Restivo (brother of bride)
Florist: Fleur De Lis
Dress Shop: Flair
Wedding Dress: Watters
Suit: Blank Label
Makeup/hair: Hair That Moves
Stationary: Wide Eyes Paper Co.
Ceremony Musician: Dave Robinson, friend of groom
Band: Wellfleet
Wedding Rentals: Heartwood Essentials, One Stop Event Rentals
Cake: Janet Restivo (mom)
Desserts: Nothing Bakes Like a Parrott

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Whitney & Seth’s Southern Maine Backyard Wedding

Whitney and Seth’s wedding changed many, many times over the course of the summer and fall. First, the date changed from summer to fall. Then, the venue changed, and the guest count shifted, and safety plans tightened, and it wasn’t uncommon to see an email from Whitney in my inbox about the latest changes. Regardless, their wedding, which took place in their beautiful backyard in North Yarmouth, Maine, may not have been their Plan A, but it was lovely and personal all the same. After all, how can a wedding not be unique when it is taking place at your own house?

Whitney prepared with close friends and family at Blind Tiger in Portland, Maine (such an airy boutique inn!) After she finished putting on her stunning dress, we drove to Willard Beach, where we discovered Seth with their very cute pup Caydence. After we took some couples portraits, in which Caydence was most definitely included, we returned to their North Yarmouth home for their ceremony and open air reception. Finally, Whitney and Seth exited their reception via a shower of biodegradable confetti and drove an antique truck to Gather in Yarmouth, where a smaller group of close friends and family shared toasts and dined.

I really felt like part of the family, as I had photographed Whitney’s sister’s North Haven Maine wedding in 2015. It was so much fun to see Ashley, Rod, their two boys (who were most excellent ring bearers), and various other family that I had met at Ashley and Rod’s wedding years ago.

As a final note, from a vendor standpoint, I was so thrilled with Whitney and Seth’s COVID safety measures. Guests were asked to wear masks throughout the ceremony, and when walking around their yard. Everything, save for their dinner, took place outside, and it made me feel so cared for as a vendor to see Whitney, Seth, and their friends and family doing everything in their power to keep their wedding as safe as possible.

Here are a few favorite photos from Whitney and Seth’s southern Maine wedding. Enjoy!

A fall wedding portrait taken in southern Maine

The bride gets ready for her wedding with her bridesmaids at the Blind Tiger in Portland Maine

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Ceremony and Cocktail Hour: Private Residence, North Yarmouth
Photographer: Kate Crabtree Photography
Second Photographer: Ashley L Conti
Caterer: The Black Tie Company
Dinner: Gather
Dress Shop: Nordstrom
Wedding Dress: Watters – Sunday Bouquet
Florist: Blue Fern Designs
Hair: Akari
Music: Gina and the Red Eye Flight Crew
Wedding Rentals: One Stop Event Rentals
Favors: Hilltop Boilers
Cake: Made by bride

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Katie & Brian’s Northeast Harbor Maine Wedding

On a beautiful day in September, Katie, Brian, and their closest friends and family joined to enjoy an intimate wedding at Katie’s grandmother’s house in Northwest Harbor, Maine. The wedding may have shrunk from their initial plan- their final guest count was a cozy 33 individuals- but it felt delightfully intimate, helped by Brigid of Landfall Design‘s excellent guidance throughout the entire event. Katie prepared for her microwedding at the Asticou Inn (such a beautiful property- the views are incredible), then traveled with her parents and bridal party to a stunning spot overlooking the harbor, where Katie and Brian said their vows while their friends and family watched on. After the ceremony, we spent a little bit of time with a neighborhood cat that just happened to wander by at just the right time, then walked over to Northeast Harbor Fleet, and of course we made sure to hop into a rowboat for a few portraits. As they paddled, the sun sank and cast beautiful, golden light, making it such a stunning experience.

After Katie and Brian’s delightful moment at sea, the pair adjourned to the tent for dinner by Bar Harbor Catering Company (a favorite of mine!), then enjoyed toasts, parent dances, and dancing (headed by Vinyl Countdown) while stars lit up the sky.

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

Wedding portraits in Northeast Harbor, MDI, Maine

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Venue: Private Residence, Northeast Harbor, Maine
Planner: Landfall Designs
Photographer: Kate Crabtree Photography
Second Photographer: Ashley L Conti
Caterer: Bar Harbor Catering Company
Hair: Ariel Johnson
DJ: Vinyl Countdown
Tent: Wallace Events
Cake: Celebration Cakes by Janice Strout

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