Portland Maine Sailboat Wedding: Dan and Kristen

We met Dan and Kristen when we first moved the New England back in 2011! They both worked at Charles River Canoe and Kayak with us, Dan even taking us out for dinner on one of our first nights in Boston. They came over to our house for Superbowl Parties, and group watching of The Bachelor. We went over to their house for Cookie Parties at Christmas. They beat us to moving to Maine but we soon followed and of course are still friends. When they planned their Sailboat wedding we were dying for an invite, and even more honored when they invited us to photograph it for them. Dan is a landscape photographer and Kristen is a painter, so we took it as a high compliment to be taken in as artists with them.

Besides their art world, they are equally ocean-minded people, both as salty and sea-legged as you can find without going into the realm of storybooks. Kristen builds boats for goodness sakes! There was no other place that they could even consider getting married other than floating on the big blue sea.

We met them at their house where they got ready together and then headed over to the docks to meet their family and get sailing! On the boat we headed to the Portland Head Light, where they said their vows in sight of the famous lighthouse. Next we sailed to Cow Island where they treated their family to a lobster bake. Then we all headed back to Portland as the sun set. I kept pinching myself throughout the day because it almost felt surreal to be a part of such a unique and special wedding.

The cat before the wedding The groom gets ready The groom helping the bride The groom helping the bride get ready The groom before the ceremony The bride getting ready Just the bride A portrait of the bride and groom Waiting for the sailboat Hoisting the sails Hoisting the sails from above Hoisting the sails The bride and groom work to hoist the sails Heading towards the ceremony spot The sails and the Portland Head Light Getting married The first kiss The bride sailing the boat The bride and groom The bride and groom Heading to the reception The view from the island The bride and groom silhoutted The bride and groom The bride and groom having some fun Just the bride The bride heading into the water The bride and groom int he trees Having fun on the swing The wedding leaves for Portland The bride and groom sail away Catching the last rays of light

Venues: Portland Schooner Company and Cow Island with Ripple Effect

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  1. […] Dan and Kristen came to visit too! They were one of the first Mainers we are friends with who actually made it down here for a hangout session. It was awesome to hang with them and show them one of our favorite places on the whole planet. We went to the Wright Brothers National Park and Pea Island… along with a climb up my favorite lighthouse ever! […]

  2. […] the weekend of the Fourth, we spend a couple days sailing overnight with our sailing buddies Dan and Kristen. We made it out to Seguin island (and all got seasick in the process). That’s life, the yachting […]


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