Until today, I had a perfect no-rain outdoor ceremony record (it has rained at only two other weddings I have photographed, but the ceremonies were in a church).
Lisa and Ehren's wedding was still fantastic, despite the fact that we had to move the ceremony indoors. They were married at Migis Lodge on Sebago Lake, an amazingly serene, upscale "campy" retreat in South Casco, Maine.
As if on cue, the rain stopped after the ceremony to allow us time to take the formal portraits on the dock, and a quick boat ride with the newlyweds.
Things got interesting after dinner (which was the most amazing buffet I have ever seen, by the way) when the power went out. But the Lodge staff- friends of the family- put everyone at ease with their professionalism and kindness, rushing to get an impressive display of candles lit. The band, a 10-piece swing band from Boston called Daddio's, played by an oil lantern. And, yes, the cake cutting was done by candlelight as well.
Congrats, Lisa and Ehren! Have a fantastic time on your sailing honeymoon!
On New Year's Eve, I will be photographing Ehren's brother's wedding in Jackson, NH. Can't wait!