On a beautiful summer day, we photographed Riley and Tyler's Bar Harbor Club Maine wedding. I love Riley and Tyler. Not just because they're the biggest Dave Matthews Band fans on the planet (they've seen them live over 20 times!), but because they both went out of their way to surprise each other on the wedding day. I chatted on the phone with Riley before the wedding and she told me she had been trying to keep lots of secrets from Tyler. That's just how these two are. They've been together for 14 years and they still go above and beyond to make each other happy. Joel and I were so looking forward to their wedding day after meeting them in Boston for their engagement session and it was absolutely perfect.
The Bar Harbor Club is a gorgeous coastal Maine wedding venue. We started the day with Riley and Tyler there as they got ready. Riley and Tyler decided to do a first look before the ceremony so that we could get family photos done before as well. It's a great idea if you want to enjoy cocktail hour with your guests! We took a few portraits and then they exchanged gifts. There was a pretty blue box for Riley...And Tyler got a new car! Next, we headed to The Turrets at the College of the Atlantic for the ceremony. It's such a stunning location!
Riley and Tyler got engaged in Paris and incorporated locks throughout the wedding day to represent their love for the Ponts des Arts bridge. You'll see more locks throughout the post! Riley and Tyler also had their grandmothers act as flower girls, which is one of my favorite things I've seen all season. After some more portraits, we headed back to the Bar Harbor Club for cocktail hour and the reception. When we got there, Riley and Tyler had two Stewart sodas waiting for them in honor of their last name. Instead of signing a guest book, guests were asked to sign a lock and attach it near the one Riley and Tyler had attached during their ceremony.
There was an incredible sunset on their wedding day and we didn't want to miss it, so we slipped out for some sunset portraits. Once we were back inside, the dance floor got a little crazy. So, all around, it was an amazing day. Thank you so much for having us, Riley and Tyler!
Here are our favorite photos from the day!
Bar Harbor Club Maine Wedding Vendors:
Ceremony Site: The Turrets, College of the Atlantic
Getting Ready/ Reception Venue: The Bar Harbor Club
Photographer: Hailey Crabtree
Second Photographer: Joel Crabtree
Officiant: Lauren Miller, I Do Ceremonies
Cake: Amy Hart, Sweethart Cakes
Flowers & Decor: Fleurishes Event Design
DJ: Danny DeBruin, Northeast DJ Entertainment
Bridal Gown: Madeleine’s Daughter
Bridesmaid dresses: L’elite Boutique
Tuxedos: Vera Wang, Men’s Wearhouse
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