Melissa and Lucky decided to turn their Portland, Maine rehearsal dinner into an extra special experience for their guests by turning it into a sunset cruise around Casco Bay.
Occasionally, we photograph rehearsal dinners in addition to the wedding day. It’s an excellent opportunity for friends and family to get to know us before the big day, making everyone much more comfortable in front of the camera. We jumped at the chance when Melissa and Lucky asked if we could photograph their rehearsal dinner cruise the night before the wedding.
It was a little rainy when we boarded the schooners Bagheera and Wendameen provided by Portland Schooner Co., but the rain stopped as soon as we set sail and gave us beautiful light for the rest of the night. There were delicious lobster rolls from Dandelion Catering, beer from Allagash Brewing, a Cardi B dance battle, and ice cream sandwiches – basically, it was a perfect night. If you're getting married in Maine and have guests traveling from far away, I highly recommend treating them to a fun, laid-back welcome party or rehearsal dinner the night before. A sunset cruise is perfect for giving them that ideal Maine experience, but we've also had couples treat guests to tastings at breweries or wineries and bowling. You can do anything!
Here are some favorites from their Portland, Maine rehearsal dinner. Wedding photos are coming later this week!
Vendors for Portland Maine Rehearsal Dinner Cruise:
Schooners: Portland Schooner Co.
Photographers: Hailey & Joel Crabtree
Catering: Dandelion Catering
Beer: Allagash Brewing
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