venue: Retreat at French's Point Stockton Springs, ME
accommodations: Belfast Bay Inn Belfast, ME
florist: Judy Bourgeois Flora Fauna
ceremony musicians: Bel Isle Trio
reception dj: Denise LaCarubba Dj Deja
make-up: Mary Carpenter From This Day Forward
dress: Spoil Me Portland, ME (Nicole Miller)
bridesmaids: Jim Heljm
invitations: Fresh Pulp Turner, ME
rings: J Dostie Portland, ME
first dance: "Ice Age" by Pete Yorn
photographers: Emilie and J
videographer: Morgan (more on this new addition to come!)
Kate and Ray are a couple after our own hearts. They, too, planned a wedding in a short amount of time. They chose the elegant Retreat at French's Point as their location for their celebration. Not expecting too many people to travel to Maine in the winter for a Friday evening wedding in January, I think they were shocked to have 175 guests to witness their beautiful nuptials. Even tho it was -4 outside, there was plenty of warmth indoors.
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Kate's stunning Nicole Miller.
She started the day with some stretching and massage.
Ray received a special note from his bride-to-be while getting ready.
A dash of perfume.
Kate's friend made her necklace and the bridesmaids', too.
Very fun red shoes!
Kate's sisters pose for a picture while their other sister remembers a wedding day necessity!
Thank goodness for static guard for cold January weddings!
Kate and Ray really wanted to be married outside on the water. The sub-zero temps and biting wind pushed the I Do's inside.
Love, love, love having two photographers for the alternate angle of everything, including the procession.
Beautiful light during their vows.
The post-ceremony dizzying excitement!
We scooted outside for some quick portraits.
Could these two be any more adorable together? They met through a mutual friend. Ray asked Kate out for the first time by leaving a note on the windshield of her car. So sweet.
I never shoot the old school groomsmen-picking-up-the-bride shots but these guys asked nicely.
Beautiful sunset at the Retreat.
Ready for dinner.
First dance as Mr and Mrs.
This little guest, Lyric, was the hit of the night on the dance floor. Just two and such a natural, perfectly content bopping to the music.
The night ended with some yummy s'mores.
Congratulations, Kate and Ray! What a day! We loved spending so much time with your families and embracing the love that wrapped us all in a constant big hug. As a side note, we checked out J Dostie the day after your wedding, and J purchased his band there, too! Thanks for the tip!