Jess & Alan’s Lamoine Maine Wedding

Jess and Alan grew up in different parts of the country- Jess in Massachusetts, Alan in Texas, but both always summered in Ocean Park. Jess worked at the Soda Fountain, and Alan, who nursed a crush from afar, would always stop by at a quarter to ten, as the shop was closing, to order a milkshake. The timing was never right for him to make a move- he'd be dating someone, or she'd be in a relationship, but Alan always felt something more for Jess, the ice cream scooper who he'd barely ever talked to. But the stars aligned in 2017, and the two quickly realized their extremely long meet cute was blossoming into something much more serious. Before they knew it, they were engaged, and planning a wedding at Alan's parents' property in Lamoine, Maine.

Alan, a Texas meteorologist, had one major request for his wedding photos- he wanted to make sure that the weather was featured in them. Of course, I thought! And then, before I knew it, thunderstorms were on the forecast for August 10th, creating some delicious, yet mildly evil irony. I thought the rain would miss us, but as I photographed Jess and her bridesmaids, I received a text from my second photographer, Ashley, who wanted to let me know that it had started to rain at the ceremony and reception site. And not just rain- it was HAILING. Amusingly enough, it was sunny where I was, a mere ten minute drive away from Alan and the ceremony site. Oh, the irony.

As I followed Jess via car on her way to the ceremony site, the rain/hail started to fall heavy and thick, and when we arrived, guests were seeking whatever protection from the storm they could find- under awnings, umbrellas, the garage, and inside the house. Alan, of course, was intently watching the radar, precisely noting when the rain would pause, start up again, and finally end. With Alan's predictions in mind, we rescheduled the ceremony for a half hour later. And, not only did the rain end when Alan said it would, but the clouds began to dissipate and the sun began to shine right before Jess walked to the altar with her father. In short, it was clear- Alan is a fabulous, A+ meteorologist.

The ceremony chairs were a little damp, but nobody cared, as Jess and Alan were getting married. Lindy, their pup, stood by their side as they exchanged rings and even gave Jess a kiss during the ceremony (such a good boy!). Alan vowed to keep Jess warm at night because shiv-er-y isn't dead, and the two fed each other blueberries in front of their family and friends. Their meet cute, it was clear, had become a forever cute.

The night ended with lots of dancing and blueberry pie. Alan even taught the non-southern guests the two-step, and it was clear that he and Jess had major skills as they tore up the dance floor with their quick spins and turns. By the way, if you're looking for a delicious blueberry pie on MDI (which Jess and Alan served as their dessert), look no further, because Jess and Alan tried them all in order to find the right pie to share with friends and family- Colonel's Restaurant and Bakery was the winner.

Dramatic wedding portraits taken in Lamoine, Maine

Here's a few of my favorite photos from their wedding day. Enjoy!

A bride prepares for her Lamoine Maine wedding day
A bride prepares for her wedding at a private residence in Lamoine, Maine
The bride and her maid of honor grab the wedding dress at a wedding in Lamoine, Maine
A bride gets dressed at her midcoast Maine wedding
The mother of the bride cries as the bride puts on her jewelry for her midcoast Maine wedding
The bride walks to her wedding ceremony in Lamoine, Maine
The bride walks to her wedding ceremony in Lamoine, Maine
The bride leaves for her private residence wedding in Lamoine, Maine
A groom prepares for his wedding day at Lamoine, Maine
Groomsmen prepare for a midcoast Maine wedding
A groom prepares for his wedding day at Lamoine, Maine
Groomsmen prepare for a midcoast Maine wedding
Groomsmen decorate the arch at a private residence Lamoine Maine wedding
The mother of the groom helps her son get dressed at his private residence wedding
The groom checks the weather radar when it begins to hail at his Maine wedding
The groomsmen secure the tent during a hailstorm at a summer wedding in Maine
The bride holds her mother and her mother-in-law's hands as they pray and cry
A bridesmaid hugs the bride as she cries.
The groomsmen toast the groom at his Lamoine Maine wedding
Groomsmen wipe down the ceremony chairs with paper towels after a rainstorm soaks them at a Maine wedding
The bride takes a deep breath right before her wedding ceremony in Maine
The bride and her dad walk into her wedding ceremony in Lamoine, Maine
A beautiful Lamoine Maine wedding ceremony
A beautiful Lamoine Maine wedding ceremony
A beautiful Lamoine Maine wedding ceremony
A beautiful Lamoine Maine wedding ceremony
A beautiful Lamoine Maine wedding ceremony
A guest pats a golden retriever at a Maine wedding
The bride and groom's dog kisses the bride at their Maine wedding
Dramatic wedding portraits taken in Lamoine, Maine
The bride and groom do a first dance at a midcoast Maine wedding
Lindy the golden retriever looks outside sadly during a Maine wedding
Cardboard is placed down on the floor of the tent in order to sop up the mud at a Maine wedding
Dramatic wedding portraits taken in Lamoine, Maine
Dramatic wedding portraits taken in Lamoine, Maine
The bride and groom listen to toasts at a Maine wedding
The bride and her father dance together at a wedding near Bar Harbor, Maine
The groom and his mother dance together at a wedding near Bar Harbor, Maine
A baby at a wedding snatches an adult's hand during a Maine wedding
Candid dancing photos at a private residence Lamoine Maine wedding
Candid dancing photos at a private residence Lamoine Maine wedding
The bride kisses her dog during her Maine wedding reception
Candid dancing photos at a private residence Lamoine Maine wedding
The bride feeds the groom blueberry pie at her Maine wedding
Candid dancing photos at a private residence Lamoine Maine wedding

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Vendors:

Venue: Lamoine, Maine - Private Residence
Photographer: Kate Crabtree
Second Photographer: Ashley L Conti
Officiant: Bill Paterson and Nick Holt
Caterer: Chippers
Baker: Colonel's Restaurant
Florist: Salt Farm Flowers
Dress Shop: Unbridaled
Wedding Dress Designer: Willowby by Watters
Suit: J Crew
Makeup and Hair: Bangor Hair Co.
DJ: Direct Effect Entertainment Productions
Videographer: McCormick Media
Wedding Rentals: Wallace Events

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