Going to a ski mountain in the summer provides such a unique experience from going in the winter. For one thing, it's quiet. You can wander across the trails and enjoy the view without people whizzing by on skis or snowboards. And you can hear birds chirping, cicadas buzzing, and the wind through the trees.
As avid snowboarders, Julia and Jamie chose to get married at Sunday River because they fell in love on the mountain. I don't know that I have photographed another wedding at a venue where the couple had spent so much time. These two just seemed so at home here, even though the snow was gone. You could tell that this place has a special place in their hearts, and that there was nowhere else they'd rather gather their family and friends. We were in view of their favorite trail, Lollapalooza, throughout the ceremony and reception, and even did some portraits on it too.
I know these two will come back to this mountain again and again, with memories of their trips down the trails to remember, and now down the aisle too!
Julia and Jamie, thank you so much for having me!
How they met, in Julia's words:
We met at work (The Woodlands Club, in Falmouth), my first job after
moving to Maine post-college. Jamie was working in the kitchen and I was
a server. We had a tour of the facility and when I first saw Jamie I
called "dibs" and the rest is history. We were together a month later,
and have been going to Sunday River, where we really fell in love, to
snowboard and have fun ever since. It's kind of our thing. We got
engaged at the top of the Mountain in December '12, and we're so excited
to be able to celebrate our wedding in our favorite place, with all our
friends and family.
photographer: Denise, emilie inc. photography • venue, caterer: Sunday River, Newry • officiant: Daryl Nicolet • florist: Pooh Corner Farms, Bethel • dj: Dave Dionne, Dionne Entertainment • gown: Maggie Sottero at Andrea's Bridal, Portland • invitation: designed by Julia • minimoon: North Conway, NH