Jenna and Matt’s York Maine wedding at the York Golf & Tennis Club was our first wedding in October, and I couldn’t contain how excited I was to be photographing such a stunning wedding in my favorite month. Fall tones are my favorite!
If you don’t know already, Joel and I are huge fans of Salem, Massachusetts. We go multiple times throughout the year, and it really has become one of our happy places. We love Salem even more because it brought Jenna and Matt into our lives. During their search for a wedding photographer, Jenna saw a shoutout to our favorite cidery (Far From the Tree in Salem) on our site, and we instantly connected. We met up with Jenna at Notch Brewing to grab a beer while we were in Salem for our anniversary (Matt was away for his bachelor party), and Jenna recommended we swing by Goodnight Fatty for some of the best cookies ever. It’s a spot that you could miss if you didn’t know about it, and now we go every time we’re in Salem. It’s just one of the many reasons we love Matt and Jenna. Enough about cookies though!
Matt and Jenna met back in 2013 at the Belmont Stakes. Jenna swung by to say hello to friends at the Breeders’ Cup, and Matt was there filming a reality show about horse racing (yes, Joel and I immediately binge-watched after discovering this). A mutual friend introduced them, and they discovered that they had grown up just three miles away from each other. How wild is that!? One of my favorite touches during their wedding day was when Jenna’s cousin played “Call to the Post” on her trumpet to start the ceremony. It was the perfect nod to how they met!
Their relationship brought them to New York and Salem, but Maine was the spot they chose to tie the knot. Jenna’s family has a home in Maine and has visited York for years, so it was a no-brainer.
Jenna and Matt, we cannot wait for the next beer or round of cookies when we come to Salem!
Here are some of our favorite photos from the day!
York Maine wedding vendors:
Venue: York Golf & Tennis Club
Officiant: Friend of the Couple
Photographers: Hailey & Joel Crabtree
Florals: Cassandra Check
DJ: Clark Sillery
Hair: Elanna Kardulas
Makeup: Nick Edes
Reception Lighting: Event Lighting Concepts
Trolley: York Trolley Company