* Sperry Tent backyard wedding of Allyson and Jeremiah in Pittston, Maine, by Steve


photographer: Steve, emilie inc. photography
venue: Bride's family home, Pittston, Maine
officiant: Anne Chadwick
caterer: Mike Flynn
florist: Marianmade Farms
ceremony musician: Doreen Conboy
dj: Larry Thibodeau
cake: European Bakery
hair/make-up: Visage Spa
tent: Sperry Tents
rentals: New England County Rentals
gown: Alvina Valenta from Allegria Bridal
invitations: Crane and Co.
honeymoon: Costa Rica

Allyson and Jeremiah were wed in the field behind the home where the bride grew up.  This intimacy of location fostered a feeling of closeness and family that permeated the festivities. 

Arriving early, I scoped out the gorgeous grounds and met the bride's mother and sisters, busy with last minute preparations.  Jeremiah was soon on the spot as well, lending a helping hand to multiple vendors as logistics were finalized.  This wedding was certainly casual, but given the cool of the respective parties in the fleeting moment before guests arrived, I could tell it was going to be laid back as well.  In fact, it was to be a barefoot wedding, in keeping with a tradition started by Allyson's mother and father.  Casual and laid back to be sure, but both Allyson's and Jeremiah's senses of style were dialed right in.  Allyson rocked a lacy dress and veil, Jeremiah's slate vest was accented by a fine wildflower corsage.

And that brings me to the flowers.  They were absolutely gorgeous, and delightfully fitting to the wedding at hand.  You might not expect a guy to pick up on these things, but my amazing mom has a serious green thumb, and flower gardens are her specialty.  The wildflower florist on this fine August afternoon was Michelle Peele of Marianmade Farms in nearby Wiscasset.  All of the arrangements were of the highest order, from the corsages and bouquets, to the tables settings and potted arrangements, but the flowers in little bottles hanging from the arbor in the ceremony were truly a highlight.

Also in keeping with the homespun vibe were the numerous adorable kids, many staking out early territory on the dance floor.  At times, it was hard to turn the camera away from these energetic little people!

Allyson and Jeremiah met in San Diego, and I imagine this is where some of the couple's laid back vibrations were absorbed.  Broad sandy beaches must still be quite important to these two; they headed off to Costa Rica promptly following the wedding weekend...

Hope you both enjoy some quality barefoot time on the beaches of Central America!

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