This weekend was so much more than a wedding.
Lisa is a 9/11 widow, her three children merely that when their father died almost 12 years ago. Following the first anniversary of the attacks in New York, her sweet family has retreated to Maine's Migis Lodge every September after reading about it in a magazine. Migis is a sanctuary of sorts for them and the staff, extended family. They have all grown up and worked to heal together here. When Lisa started dating Peter seriously, he, too, would visit Maine. And like Lisa, he fell in love with this magical place as well. They said there was no other option for a location when they decided to marry, and booked their date at Migis two years ago.
The significance, the emotion, the importance of this weekend and the new beginning for these two families was felt by everyone, myself included. As a photographer and observer, I felt the enormity of this event and am so, so fortunate to have been there.
Please enjoy some images from the rehearsal and lobster bake. Tomorrow we will share a peek at the pre-wedding activities around camp.
photographers: Emilie and Denise, emilie inc. photography • venue, catering, lodging: Migis Lodge, South Casco, Maine • flowers: Fleurant, Kennebunk