I'm so excited to finally share the wedding of Elise and Kevin! I've had the pleasure of working with them a few times now and it seems like I was just taking their engagement portraits yesterday. On the day of their wedding I met Elise and her bridesmaids at a private residence for getting ready photos. The ever organized Elise had all her details ready for me to start photographing (thanks girl!). So I went at it and in between detail shots got a lot of moments between Elise and her family and friends that I love.
While I was with Elise my second shooter for the day, Jen, photographed Kevin and his groomsmen getting ready.
And now please prepare yourself for a large amount of bridal party photos. Elise and Kevin straight up spoiled me with all the different locations for their bridal party and bride and groom portraits. We shoot on Wharf Street in the Old Port, Bug Light for their first look, Deering Oaks Park, Grace Restaurant, and City Hall. I was in heaven.
We had to get a few portraits in front of Grace's iconic bright red door. I think we were meant to since just by chance there were no cars parked in front of it and I could get a great angle.
They had their wedding ceremony at First Parish church in Portland, which was conveniently in walking distance of Grace.
After the ceremony everyone headed back over to Grace to celebrate. Since Elise and Kevin opted to do a first look and family formals before the ceremony they were able to join their guests during cocktail hour.
Elise and Kevin's cocktail hour was in Grace's main room and then everyone ventured downstairs for the reception. I loved their reception details! Their colors paired with the fall gourds, golden moose (my favorite) and the many candles really came together.
After dinner, speeches, and parents dances, it was time to party! Their DJ, Dionne entertainment, did a great job of getting everyone out of their seats. There was a lot of early 2000's music played, which I've learned is a great genre of music for lip syncing.
Thank you Elise and Kevin for having me photograph your wedding. I hope our paths cross again!
Vendors that contributed to their special day:
Photographer: Cassandra Henri Photography
2nd Photographer: Jen Burton Photography
Ceremony venue: First Parish Church
Reception Venue: Grace
Reception Coordinator: Meghan Buck of Grace Restaurant
Flowers: Chris Nolan
Hair and Make up: Rachael Kenne of Chic Boutique Hair and Beauty
Bridesmaid's Gowns: David's Bridal
Groomsmen's Suits: Men's Wearhouse
Cake: The Cookie Jar
Whoopie Pies: Labadies Bakery
Apple Cider Doughnuts: Wallingford's Fruit House
Hairpiece: Etsy- Gilded Shadows