Cape Elizabeth Maine Wedding Photographer/ Katelyn and Mike

Wedding day portraits

I'm so happy to share my first wedding of the 2016 wedding season, the wedding of the Katelyn and Mike. It was a day long affair that centered around family, fun, and very scenic locations. I started the day with Katelyn at a family home in Old Orchard Beach Maine where she and her bridesmaids were getting ready. The location they chose to get ready in was nice and bright and had very cute furniture pieces that worked as great backdrops for the small details of the day. Like this rustic coffee table that I used to photograph the rings. 

Wedding ring inspiration
Wedding invitation suit
mom watching bride get ready
Bride and getting ready
Maid of honor
Maine bridesmaids gifts
Bridesmaids selfie
Lighthouse wedding ring dish
Wedding dress and earings
Bride being zipped into dress

While I was photographing Katelyn and her bridesmaids, my second shooter Trina captured the guys.

Groomsmen getting ready
Map cufflinks Boston and Portland
Grandmother and Groom
Groomsmen on steps

Katelyn and Mike decided to do a first look at Fort Williams park in Cape Elizabeth. They scouted the area prior for locations and I was so happy with the options they gave me. In the end we decided on some cliffs near a garden overlooking the ocean. Mike's reaction was awesome and I call this second image below, "Happy Groom". Just look at his face! 

Bride and Groom First look
Wedding day first look
Bride and Groom on beach
Cape Elizabeth Maine Wedding

We then walked around a bit to get photos in front of Portland Head Light, which had just removed all the scaffolding from the outside the DAY before the wedding. A couple of my photographer friends and I were watching it carefully via people checking in there on social media. I was so happy to see that it had come down in time for their special day!

Bridal Portraits Cape Elizabeth Maine
Groom and boutonniere
Bride and Groom Fort Williams Park
Bridesmaids on a beach
Groomsmen waiting outside church

After we beat the rain and ran to our cars we drove to the ceremony at Spurwink Church in Cape Elizabeth. Spurwink Church has a tradition of placing a wedding wreath for each wedding that takes place there. Couples creates their own wreath that is placed outside the church during the ceremony. 

Spurwink Church Cape Elizabeth Maine
Groom seeing bride at altar
First Kiss

When we got to the reception at the Purpoodock Golf Club in Cape Elizabeth, Katelyn and Mike spoiled me even more with the chance to photograph them in the RAIN. Emily Cole of the Purpoodock Club drove us around the grounds in golf carts and we would stop and shoot at different places along the way. I always keep these two clear umbrellas on hand in the case of rain. I'm was glad to finally use them! 

Bride and Groom in Rain
Groom and Bride with umbrella

Then it was inside for toasts, food, dancing and merriment! I loved the colors Katelyn and Mike selected for their reception. They were bright and fun and went really well with their florals from the ceremony. 

Blue and Yellow table setting
Blue and Yellow table setting
Elephant Wedding cake topper
Wedding reception entrances
Purpoodock Golf Club Weddings
Wedding quilt guest book
Maid of Honor Speech
Best Man Speech
Best man toasts
Grandmother at wedding
Mother crying at wedding
Father bride mother groom dance
The Purpoodock Golf Club
Purpoodock Club Cape Elizabeth Maine
Weddings at Purpoodock Golf Club
Guests dancing at wedding
Wedding reception dancing

Thanks Katelyn and Mike for having me! And thank you to all these awesome vendors that were brought together for their wedding.

Photographer: Cassandra Henri Photography

Second Photographer: Trina Dinnar Photography

Ceremony venue: Spurwink Congregational Church

Reception venue and Catering: Purpoodock Golf Club

Reception Coordinator: Emily Cole of the Purpoodock Golf Club

Hair and Make Up: Rachael Keene of Chic Boutique Hair and Beauty 

Bride's Gown: Maggie Sottero dress purchased from Andrea's Bridal 

Men's suits: Men's Warehouse

Bridesmaid's dresses: Modcloth

DJ:  Dave Langway from The Music Man

Florals: Bouquet: Chris Nolan (Cousin), Reception Decorations: Gail Burgess (friend)

Invitations:  Vistaprint

Rings: Engagement: Originally Jabel - my grandmother's ring - but setting has been replaced, Groom: Barmakian Jewelers, Bride: Belden jewelers

Cake:  The Cookie Jar

Ring dish:  Etsy - PurpleGiraffeCeramic

Mike's Cufflinks: Etsy - LocationInspirations

Hairpiece: Etsy - GildedShadows