venue: Blair Hill Inn, Greenville, ME
caterer: Blair Hill Inn
florist: The Cottage, Greenville
band: Wavelength, Portland
cakes: DKB Catering
Their story goes something like this:
Sara grew up in Greenville; Dylan is from Ireland.
They met at a pub in Boston playing pool six years ago.
Sara moved to Ireland.
They came back with his family for a wedding on Moosehead Lake.
And goodness, it was brilliant (as the Irish like to say)! J and I had a great time with both of these amazingly fun, loving families.
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Sara getting ready with her hilarious sister at their house- their father built the log home all by himself.
Sara wore a very cool gown with intricate lace and beading details.
Sara's mom left her a funny note, and we posed their rings with wine corks (the reception tables featured pictures of the guests at each table, with wine corks used as stands).
J captured a very sweet series between Dylan and his father getting ready.
The ceremony and reception sites at the Blair Hill Inn overlooking Moosehead Lake (it is also a working farm- the center photo is taken from inside a greenhouse overlooking the tent).
The beautiful ceremony. J was in the back, and I was up close.
The first dance.
Check out these sweet shots by J! He used the white tent background to his advantage by blowing out the background and creating these high-key images. I am so proud!
I loved watching Sara's tender relationship with her family.
They didn't have just one wedding cake- they had several! This posed a bit of a problem when it was time to cut the cake. Which one? They sliced a few different ones before handing the task over to the Inn owner, Ruth (who is great!).
When we went back up to the ceremony site for a mini portrait session, the sun was hiding behind some clouds which had a moody, almost Irish feel! A few minutes later, the sun reappeared and warmed up the scene.
Sara and Dylan, thank you SO much for having us! We loved spending the weekend with you and your families and honestly, we were bummed to leave! We hope you are having a great time on your honeymoon in St. Lucia! We're already planning our trip to Ireland (kidding... sorta). ;)
And thanks again to J for lending his time and talent to join me at another wedding. I am continually impressed with how having two photographers and two angles far exceeds anything I can do on my own. I love it!