Laura and John! I don't think there are enough ways to thank a person! I'll always be very appreciative that you let me be apart of your wedding day. You are just as kind and sweet as your love story. Their story you may ask? These two met on a train! Swoon! And swoon again. I learned this by listening to the heartfelt speeches of their maid of honor and best man, but first- onto the getting ready portion of the day.
I started my day with Laura, her bridesmaids, and some family members at the Harraseeket Inn in Freeport Maine. I still can't get over all the details of Laura and John's wedding, like these special maps to help guests find the ceremony site and reception. They also came quite in handy for me when my GPS lost signal and when I was photographing Laura's engagement ring. I loved using it as a backdrop.
Laura had told me about this note that her great great great grandmother left with this hanker chief so I was semi prepared when I read and photographed it.
"Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue, and a sixpence for your shoe". That is the full rhyme. I usually only ever see the first four items during a wedding day preparation so it was fun to see to see small tokens representing the whole saying.
While I was photographing Laura, my second shooter Katherine met with John and his groomsmen at a private residence nearby.
Then it was off to the ceremony where I found that the couple had enlisted two of the cutest ushers I've had the pleasure of meeting. These two girls took their duties very seriously and after photographing them told me that they had a VERY important job to do. I'm all about keeping friendly relations with the other wedding workers so I made sure to not take up much of their time.
Then the ceremony! Laura and John got married at the Wedding Field at Wolfe's Neck Farm. It provided a great view and the size of it made it easy to walk around and behind to get shots from different angles.
The reception was held at Mallett barn down the road from the wedding field.
The catering was done by Fire and Company a favorite of Maine's catering world that I hadn't yet had the pleasure to taste. It was amazing and more than lived up to the hype.
The ceremony and reception music was played by the Jim Ciampi band. I had worked with them a few years ago while second shooting in my earlier days of wedding photography and always thought of them as a great band. I was happy to run into them again.
I stole John and Laura away for a few moments at sunset for additional bride and groom portraits with the nice light. There were quite a few cute spaces around the barn with gorgeous fields in the background.
Then it was onto the dancing. The Jim Ciampi band sung some favorites and had everyone on their feet dancing. If you are looking to add live music to your wedding day I would definitely recommend them.
And that's a wrap! It was such a joy to work with this amazing couple and all these awesome vendors.
Photography: Cassandra Henri Photography
Second Shooter: Katherine Angell Photography
Ceremony site: Wolfe's Neck Farm Wedding Field
Reception site: Mallett Barn on Wolfe's Neck Farm
Rentals (tables, chairs, linens): One Stop Event Rentals
Bride and Bridesmaids Hair and Make up: Aliza Gerrish
Lighting: Event Lighting Concepts
Catering: Fire and Company
Band: Jim Ciampi Band
Cupcakes: Cakes and Sweets by Erin
Florals: Carol Kilpatrick Bngalow Cottage Deisgns
Restroom trailers: A-1 Enterprise