Hopkinton NH Farm Wedding: Bridget & Tim
Bridget and Tim initially considered eloping at city hall before planning their Hopkinton, NH farm wedding. They aren't the type of people who need a big fuss. However, after some encouragement from Bridget's family, they realized they could hold a big celebration that was more their speed. Heidi of SHE Luxe Weddings had organized another wedding at the farm, so they called upon her to work her magic again. When we first chatted with Bridget and Tim, they explained that if they were going to do a wedding, it would be laid-back and fun. So they came up with the idea to create a festival-like atmosphere that would be a real experience for their guests. They pulled it off! After the ceremony in one of the farm's fields, guests headed to three tents offering cocktails, barbecue, poke bowls, coffee beverages, dessert, and a Grateful Dead cover band. The space was perfect, allowing guests to freely spread out and roam between the tents. Food was plentiful, laid out in huge spreads. Tables were situated in and outside the tents, enabling guests to grab food and watch the band or head to a quieter corner of the property. When we chatted with Bridget and Tim, they mentioned that they were especially drawn to our photojournalistic style because the candids were what they were most looking forward to from the day.
Stage Neck Inn Wedding: Erin & Pat
The temperature for Erin and Pat's Stage Neck Inn wedding in September was an improvement over the bitter cold temperatures we had for their engagement photos in January. After spending time with them at Quoddy Head State Park in Lubec (the easternmost point in the state and the US), it was nice to document them in a completely different part of the state. Stage Neck Inn stands on a peninsula in York Harbor, Maine. The view is mostly hidden, but after exploring a bit more, I was thrilled to see the cliffs on the edge of the property. There's also a river along the side of the property, giving us a variety of backdrops for portraits.
Gouldsboro Maine Campground Wedding: Megan & Derek
When Megan and Derek told us they were planning a wedding at her aunt's campground in Gouldsboro, Maine, my brain immediately started picturing the many camping trips I had taken as a kid. Sure, there were some camping excursions on MDI, but most were in the middle of the woods, far from the sea. My brother also owns a campground in Gouldsboro (what are the chances?), so I asked if he had heard of Ocean Wood Campground. It's not currently open to the public, so my brother said something along the lines of, "oh... That's THE campground other campground owners want to visit." My excitement doubled. Megan and Derek sent over some maps, but there wasn't much as far as photos online. I'm pretty sure they wouldn't have done it justice anyway. It was stunning! We had a sneak peek of the barn at their welcome party the night before, but we hadn't seen the coastal views yet. The ceremony was at a wooded campsite that led out onto the cliffs. Megan and Derek entered the ceremony together, one of my favorite parts of the day. They walked toward each other beside the water from different directions before meeting in the center where the ceremony would occur. Megan gave Derek the cutest little wave from a distance.