photographers: Steve and Megan, emilie inc. photography
ceremony: St. Brendan's Chapel, Biddeford Pool, Maine
reception: Webhannet Country Club, Kennebunkport, Maine
caterer: Kitchen Chicks Catering
florist: Melissa Fleurant, Fleurant Design
band: Jim Ciampi Band
hair/make-up: Spa at Rivers Edge
tent: Marshall Tent and Event Rental
gown: Jill Andrews
invitations: William Arthur
Beth and John's wedding took place in not one, but two quintessential Maine coastal communities, Biddeford Pool and Kennebunkport. The venues themselves were classic, and held special meaning for the couple and the families. The adorable St Brendan's Chapel, and the rolling green hills of Webhannet Country Club were the hosts to Beth's sister Kate's wedding to husband Tucker seven summers prior. On this August day, Kate joined Beth's wedding party as Matron of Honor, and daughter Burke was a flower girl.
Arriving early, I truly enjoyed sinking into the chapel as I began to shoot. This gem of a building is over a century old and appears to have been maintained in its original state, managing to be both rustic and elegant. Soon guests began to stream in, and St Brendan's was abuzz.
The ceremony itself was as moving as it was beautiful. Beth was smashing in a gorgeous dress and birdcage veil (I am a huge fan of the birdcage veil). John also brought great style, pulled together with a smart neck tie. The talents of an organist and a vocalist added greatly to the heartfelt service.
For the reception, it was off to Kennebunkport. On the way south along the coastal road Beth and John added a third location, taking a stroll on rocky point for a few photographs by the Atlantic. Finally to Webhannet, the golf club welcomed guests and wedding party with a cocktail reception in the clubhouse, then dinner and dancing in the tent nearby. The timing of the move could not have been better. As alluded to in a hilarious toast, the heaven's opened up moments after everyone had arrived at their tables under the shelter of the tent.
Beth and John's was as Maine as a wedding gets, punctuated perfectly by the assortment of pies to cap off the night.
Thank you very much for having me! Best wishes and many returns!