Andrea and Sathya were married on the beautiful and bountiful Six River Farm in Bowdoinham. Six River is an extremely special place, and of utmost significance to bride and groom as it is in Sathya's family. Often hosting vacations and family gatherings, this beautiful working farm grows a host of organic vegetables on 20 acres that stretch right up to the edge of Merrymeeting Bay.
Beyond the sweet name, it turns out Merrymeeting Bay is an especially interesting place, and quite unique. The spot was always on my radar because it's just past Bath by boat from my summer place on the Sheepscot, so I had to check into it a bit before the wedding. As mentioned, there are some unique aspects to the bay, especially in the geography and tides, but before you think I'm drifting way off topic, I want to assure you the only example I bring up is a tie-in back to the wedding... So... Reading the Merrymeeting Wikipedia page, I learned that in addition to the large Androscoggin, and the mighty Kennebec, four other smaller rivers drain into this special bay, making a total of... That's right folks, Six Rivers!
Ok, one last thing about the farm besides the fact that it supplies a bunch of local farmer's markets, natural foods stores, and restaurants: I was talking to my friend that catered my sister's wedding on the aforementioned island on the Sheepscot, and it turns out a vast majority of the produce used was from our happy Six River Farm. Yes, I like this place.
And yes, Andrea and Sathya are just delightful, too, and there is a true romance about them. They met in the National Portrait Gallery in DC, and were engaged in the foothills of the Shenandoah, probably enough said right there. But the ceremony was incredibly romantic as well, just steps from the blue bay, and warmed with shafts of afternoon sunshine. After the first kiss and resounding applause, a cousin and a good friend closed the ceremony with their moving rendition of an Otis Reading classic, while Andrea and Sathya crossed the wide field in each other's arms.
Andrea and Sathya: Congratulations! Thanks so much for having me along to capture your beautiful wedding!
photographer: Steve, emilie inc. photography • venue: Six River Farm, Bowdoinham • officiant: Sylvia Stocker • caterer: El Camino, Brunswick • flowers: Watershed Floral • dj: Nik Shukla • dessert: Two Fat Cats, Portland • hair/make-up: Tasha Zwekerhill • tent: New England Tent and Awning • dress: Dolce & Gabbana, Nordstrom • minimoon: Hidden Pond, Kennebunkport