ceremony: Saint John the Divine Southwest Harbor, ME
reception: Kittredge House; Tremont, ME
catering: Sassafrass Catering Town Hill, ME
cake: Celebration Cakes; Hulls Cove, ME
flowers: Sweet Pea Gardens Surry, ME
dress: Monique Lhuillier
As Emily and Steve chatted about Emily's beautiful engagement ring at our initial meeting last winter, Steve explained that he didn't want to get her a "pineapple cut." Boy, did we laugh out loud when we realized he meant "pear." Too cute!
Emily (the first time I have photographed a bride with the same name!) and Steve have dated since high school! Their wedding day, just about 10 years later, was a beautiful day, full of their own unique touches. They had a small, intimate celebration with 40 guests at a house they rented (host to a few LL Bean photo shoots!) on the water in Tremont, Maine. For those of you not from Maine, that's part of Mount Desert Island- home to Cadillac Mountain (said to be the most eastern point in the US for viewing the sunrise) and to adorable villages including my favorite, Bar Harbor. There were no toasts and no dancing, just scrumptious hors d'oeuvres, lawn games and conversations with friends and family.
Steve delivered some pretty roses to Emily the morning of the wedding, w/ a card, appropriately dated for the big day! The well-loved stuffed animal was on the bed... a gift from Steve when they were in high school. Wow. Such a neat reminder that they met as kids.
Emily purchased make-up for her wedding day, but hadn't had much practice putting it on. I helped her with her eye shadow (a first!), and caught this great expression when she was putting on the mascara.
Beautiful ceremony details.
A few details from the house where the reception was held. Gorgeous!
I took the picture on the left, and J took the image at right. Love seeing the two different perspectives of the same moment.
Mr. and Mrs.
I spotted these fantastic chairs on the porch and knew I needed to spend some time w/ the flowers here.
And the entire group.
Congratulations, Emily and Steve! It was a pleasure working with you, and both J and I really enjoyed ourselves. Thanks for making us feel so welcome!