April 20, 2022

The Contented Sole Maine Wedding: Eric & Nathalie

Eric and Nathalie’s wedding at The Contented Sole in New Harbor, Maine seemed a long way off when we video chatted with them back in May of 2020. We were all quarantining, so Eric was in New Hampshire while Nathalie joined our call from Paris. Planning a long-distance wedding is hard enough, then throw in the uncertainty of Covid… That’s a lot of extra stress. However, I was amazed at how well they handled everything. They were able to reunite briefly in September to take care of some additional planning and so that we could squeeze in their engagement photos at Pemaquid Point Lighthouse in Bristol, Maine. 

When October 2021 rolled around, and we knew it’d be safe for them to have their dream wedding, I think we all breathed a sigh of relief. After their church ceremony, we headed back to Pemaquid Point Lighthouse for portraits. These two set aside two hours for photographs of just the two of them (be still my heart!), and the weather was almost identical to what we had experienced during their engagement session. We were given the dreamiest color palette of blues, purples, and oranges in the sky that intensified as we got closer to sunset. Maine never ceases to amaze me with how beautiful it is. 

After reuniting with their guests at Fort William Henry in New Harbor, Eric and Nathalie led their guests in a parade to The Contented Sole for cocktail hour on the dock, followed by an elegant, candlelit dinner and dancing. 

After a year and a half of chatting with them regularly, it was bittersweet for the day to end. However, I’ve been so excited to share these photos! Enjoy!

Bride and groom walking at Pemaquid Point Lighthouse during The Contented Sole Maine wedding

first kiss during Contented Sole Maine wedding

champagne toast at Pemaquid Point Lighthouse during Contented Sole Maine wedding

Bride and groom during Contented Sole Maine wedding

Bride and groom on cliffs at Pemaquid Point Lighthouse during Contented Sole Maine wedding

Bride and groom kissing at Pemaquid Point Lighthouse

Pemaquid Point Lighthouse wedding

Groom helps bride with dress during Contented Sole Maine wedding

Bride and groom on cliffs at Pemaquid Point Lighthouse during Contented Sole Maine wedding

Bride and groom at Pemaquid Point Lighthouse

Groom hugging his mother during Contented Sole Maine wedding

Bride at Pemaquid Point Lighthouse

Bride hugging wedding guest at Fort William Henry

Bride and groom lead guests in a parade to Contented Sole Maine wedding

wedding guest laughing during parade

Bride and groom leading guests in a parade to Contented Sole Maine wedding

wedding guests cheer on bride and groom at The Contented Sole in New Harbor Maine

Bride and groom toast wedding guests at Contented Sole Maine wedding

Bride and groom kiss at sunset in New Harbor Maine

Bride and groom on dock at sunset during Contented Sole Maine wedding

cocktail hour at The Contented Sole in New Harbor Maine

The Contented Sole in New Harbor Maine at twilight

first dance at Contented Sole Maine wedding

groom kissing bride after first dance

bride dancing during New Harbor Maine wedding reception

Contented Sole Maine Wedding Vendor Team:

Ceremony Location: Congregational Church of Bristol

Officiant: Rev. James P. Dowse

Portrait Locations: Pemaquid Point Lighthouse & Fort William Henry

Photographers: Hailey & Joel Crabtree

Cocktail Hour, Dinner, Dessert: The Contented Sole

Florals: Blue Cloud Farm

Dress: Rebecca Schoneveld