This wedding was right up our street. Khaled and Jen are warm, inviting, comfortable, confident, and have built a local empire together, in addition to building a family and life together. Yeah… all that.
These two own two local businesses (The Blue Lobster and The Scenic Route Maine Tours), have two children and have more than one additional family and friends that live with them too. They have been together for ages. After crushing it at life for so long, all they had left to do was get married.
It was a misty rainy kind of day and they decided to keep with the plan and get married in the rain. We LOVED it. There were lots of umbrellas and no one melted like the wicked witch. I also loved that all the men had raindrop spots on their suits during the family formals and the wedding party photos after the ceremony. It was unique and super cool to us. After the ceremony and portraits, we headed back to their home for the reception. One of my favorite moments of the night was that their kids refused to let them have the first dance all alone. After about 2 seconds, they ran on to the dance floor and wanted to participate. I guess that kinda sums up the wedding in a way… in a good way.
Side note: I also sprained my ankle at this wedding, right after the ceremony, and proceeded to walk over 3.5 miles throughout the rest of the day according to my Fitbit. Two weeks of rest, ice, compression, and elevation followed but it was totally worth it. Thanks to Khaled’s dad, all the way from Saudi Arabia, for being the nicest kindest most concerned person ever for me, after watching me tumble head over heels down the stairs. Even Dan wasn’t as kind as you that day. You were the sweetest. <3
Ceremony Location: Two Lights State Park | Reception: Private Residence
Catering: Fosters Clambakes | Cake: Wicked Whoopies
We love this family. Emily is part of the famous Russell family, throughÂ which we have met and photographed some of the most fun couples there are! Remember Lyndsey and Ben? Hillary and Matt? Emily and Kate? All from this family and friends. Emily and Jason’s wedding took place right at the edge of a cliff on the gorgeous coast of Maine. There was a refreshing ocean breeze blowing as she walked down the aisle to marry her (now) husband. It was such a heartfelt ceremony, with many stories, prayers, and reading, including a thank you from the couple themselves. Some of the lines in their vows were so romantic I definitely shed a tear, to happy to see them become husband and wife.Â They need to be married. All is right with the world now that they are .
After such a romantic ceremony, all that was left to do was party! All their guests headed up toÂ The Manor InnÂ and we took a few photos before heading up ourselves. Toasts, special dances, cake cutting, and then a dance party not to forget!
Venue: The Manor Inn Â | Â Florist:Â Verona Island Flowers Â | Â Make-up: The Bride’s Sister Alisa
Pat and Amanda… the couple we were late toÂ theirÂ 6:00am engagement session for… sigh. Answering the phone that morning in my pajamas sent my blood to run cold. We felt so bad we believed they would hate us forever. On the contrary, Pat and Amanda are gracious, forgiving, and just too in love to worry about that kind of thing. I can assure you were were there the night BEFOREÂ theirÂ wedding.
God was blessing this day with some sprinkles and best of all, a majestic overcast sky. It was was ridiculously beautiful in Vermont that weekend, and it was hard not to believe it was that way just for the wedding of Pat and Amanda. As you will see, the landscape was over the top lovely and the couple was rivaling that with their looks. Despite a hot church with no a/c, the ceremony was respectful and beautiful. We went up to the top of a mountain for the portraits and it was worth the drive, let me tell you. Afterwards we all headed to their reception at the Sugarbush Resort, where we danced the night away.
Ceremony: Â Our Lady of the Snows Â | Â Reception Venue and Catering: Sugarbush ResortÂ | Â Florist: A School House Garden
Make-up Artist: Michelle atÂ AfterGlow SalonÂ Â | Â Â Ceremony Music:Â James Kinne Â | Â Â Reception Music: PULSE
Videographer:Â Alice Wedding Video Productions Â | Gown:Â Plumed Serpent