This wedding had a flow like no other I've shot to date and it was refreshing to see things done a little differently. Guests arrived in the afternoon and were welcomed with lawn games and delicious snacks and beverages courtesy of Swan's Way, a catering company I hadn't had the pleasure of working with yet. Jennifer chose them partly because of their focus on local food and their commitment to local farmers, as she works in the industry as well. Most weddings don't start off with appetizers and cocktails, and it was clear to me that their family and friends were most appreciative.
Later on in the evening, the celebration moved to the sanctuary in the trees so Jennifer and Pavan could say their I Do's, with Jennifer's dad officiating. It was brief, and sweet, and they recessed up the boardwalk looking joyful and wearing marigold garlands, a Hindi wedding tradition, around their necks.
Dinner was family style, which I always love to see because it lends such a communal atmosphere. Toasts were given, including an unveiling of a moose pinata by Jennifer's sisters that would be busted open later in the night! This scene was also captured by some little friends who kept a close eye on me with my cameras throughout the day, asking me questions and showing me their work for feedback. Too much!
As the sun set, guests moved into the barn for a shortcake bar (yum) and dancing. I know that no one left this wedding hungry and without a smile on their face, including myself and Lindsay. I was especially happy to have had the chance to see Pavan again because we actually graduated together from the same high school. Small world up here in Maine sometimes!
Jennifer and Pavan, thank you so much for having us and I hope you had a great time in Acadia!
photographers: Denise and Lindsay, emilie inc. photography • venue: The Barn on Walnut Hill, North Yarmouth • planner: Lani Toscano Planning and Design • caterer: Swan's Way • florist: Broadturn Farm • music: Signature, Wilson Stevens • lighting: The Event Light Pros • hair: Michael Taylor • make-up: Angela Haskell • tent: Sperry Tents • transportation: Bo-Mar Transportation