Migis Lodge is one of my absolute favorite venues in Maine. The spirit of that place is quite special and seems to whisk you away elsewhere the minute you see the brown sign on route 302 and roll down their narrow, windy road. Needless to say, I was thrilled when Carolyn and Paul wanted me to photograph their rehearsal dinner. Carolyn is a fellow Salt Institute alum, so she and I share our love for documenting the full story, plus I welcomed any chance to make it to Migis again to photograph their big weekend. With rain in the forecast for the wedding day, the bonfire and s’mores-making on the terrace was moved to the rehearsal night. After some BBQ and grilling at Cookout Point, lots of hamburgers, hugs, laughter and love, it was the perfect way to end a quintessential evening in Maine.
Since Migis opens for the public in the summer and only books weddings in the spring and fall, Carolyn and Paul snagged the last possible day for a wedding. They hired a second photographer and I was lucky to have Denise accompany me. Carolyn and Paul are truly romantics, and their wedding day was filled with the utmost love, happiness, and respect for what they were committing to, the significance for why they were celebrating this, and the sincerity for who was present to share in this big moment. Conscientious and deliberate thought were put into all details, from the officiant chosen, vows written, songs sung, decorations picked, toasts made, poems read, animals present, and more (Mister The Cow, which was actually the dog of a guest, roamed free all weekend, and animal-lovers Carolyn and Paul paid homage to their beloved pet snake with their table card and she was acknowledged in toasts!). Everyone was moved by the whole occasion, and I could see it through the hugs given, kisses accepted, and smiles worn by all. It was a magical wedding weekend that I feel lucky to have documented. Sincerest thanks to Carolyn and Paul who allowed me to be a part of it. Congratulations newlyweds!
photographers: Whitney and Denise, emilie inc. photography • venue, caterer: Migis Lodge, South Casco, ME • flowers: Marcia Davis Flowers • band: Unity • videographer: Galen Koch • hair/make-up: Ollo Salon • invitations: minted.com • honeymoon: Bar Harbor; South Africa and Malawi