August 27, 2021

McKayla & Brendan’s Maine Wedding at Granite Ridge Estate & Barn

McKayla and Brendan’s Maine wedding at Granite Ridge Estate & Barn happened over fourth of July weekend. These two had to reschedule multiple times, so when the day finally arrived, they were more than ready to have a good time.

The day was chilly for July, but I have to say … It was so refreshing after a long stretch of unbearably hot weather. We kept our eyes on the sky because there was rain in the forecast, but we lucked out for the most part because the worst it did was light rain during the ceremony. This lead to a pretty comical moment when one of the groomsmen grabbed an umbrella to hold over the groom, and the officiant yelled, “what about the bride!?”

McKayla and Brendan’s Bernese Mountain Dog, Roosevelt, was around for getting ready (he was the first to greet me, which totally made my day), the ceremony, and some portraits, and he decided to grace us all with his appearance during the reception when he slipped out of the main house and the property and ran a lap through the barn during dinner to a room full of delighted cheers.

Another highlight of the day for me was seeing Brendan on the dance floor. McKayla and the bridesmaids had been listening to music as they got ready, and when the song “Down” by Jay Sean came on, one of the bridesmaids said, “it’s a good thing Brendan’s not here right now!” I had no idea what this meant until later that night. The room erupted when the DJ started to play it and everyone circled McKayla and Brendan as he screamed every word and danced the hardest I think I’ve ever seen a groom dance. It was great.

Here are some favorites— Enjoy!

Vendors for Maine wedding at Granite Ridge Estate & Barn:

Venue: Granite Ridge Estate & Barn

Officiant: Brother-in-Law of Bride

Planning & Coordination: Emily Elizabeth Events

Photographers: Hailey & Joel Crabtree

Catering: Good Food Store

Florist: Broadturn Farm

DJ: Double Platinum Celebrations

Makeup: Joya Beauty

Hair: Hair That Moves

Bar: The Roaming Speakeasy

Dessert: The Marshmallow Cart

Rentals: One Stop Event Rentals, Affordable Events, Heartwood Essentials, and A Family Affair

Transportation: Hudson Bus Company