Merrill House Wedding - Andover Maine

Merrill House Wedding - Andover Maine

Maureen and Mike held their wedding at The beautiful Merrill House in Andover, Maine. This mansion is an amazing location for a wedding. It is filled with all sorts of antiques and oddities.

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Here's Maureen figuring out where to place the flags, she and the brides maids were cracking up all day.

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Mike got ready elsewhere in the house. This is the living room which has three completely sperate sitting areas and all sorts of large game.

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The wedding ceremony itself was held outside on the lawn of the Merrill House, with everyone in attendance circling the group.

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A Maine wedding pig roast is always great fun. Mike and Maureen's wedding was no exception.

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And to continure the Made in Maine theme, there was no "cake" but instead several different flavors of Whoopee Pies!

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An incredibly vivacious dancing crowd raised the roof! Such a GREAT time! Thank you all for keeping it CRAZY!!

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Black Point Inn Wedding - Scarborough Maine Wedding

Black Point Inn Wedding - Scarborough Maine Wedding

Karen and Rob had the most delightful Maine Wedding at the Black Point Inn in Scarborough. Karen is a surgeon and while getting ready she regaled a couple of gory stories probably best left for the dinner table. ;)

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Rob got ready in his own room with the wonderful Anne Schmidt on hand as my second photographer to capture the guys getting ready.

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I don't tend to shoot a lot of church weddings, but when I do, I prefer a Catholic mass. There is so much ceremony and tradition. It's a visual feast! My favorite part is the peace-be-with-you part where everyone hugs their neighbor. Maybe a good Catholic can hop in the comment section help out with some terminology.

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Back at The Black Point Inn, Karen and Rob took a nice long stroll/portrait session with Anne and me. We went along the rocky path overlooking the ocean and got some incredible portraits of the two of them!

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There was lots of crying during the speeches; I love an emotional couple. Believe you me, Karen was far from the only weepy newlywed at the couple's table. If you know what I mean. Yes, I am looking at you, Rob.

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And the band! Oh my goodness!! Chasing Blue, what an amazing Bluegrass band! Everyone was swinging and sashaying the night away! Loved loved loved them! Fabulous day, thank you so much for including me!

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Hog Island Wedding -off of BoothBay Harbor, Maine

Hog Island Wedding -off of BoothBay Harbor, Maine

Jesse and Charlie got married at the Audubon's Todd Wildlife Sanctuary on Hog Island. The island is only available for weddings or special occasions for friends of the organization, but it sounds like there may be more opportunities for weddings in coming years. I couldn't think of a better place for a wedding. It has a real camp vibe (since it is one) and there are rustic bunks and cabins spread around the small island.

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The ladies took over "The Helm" cottage for getting ready preparations, you can tell that they are a very serious group. Jesse and Charlie are both ski patrollers out at Deer Valley, which won them huge points in my book. But when a substantial portion of the guest list hailed from "the canyon",  I was seriously impressed.

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Not only did their guests make the trek, but so did their three dogs. Listening to the stories about Jesse, Charlie and their dogs, made it clear that this crew was family and everyone was going to be part of the wedding celebration.

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"Our ceremony was pretty special, we knew we were going to have to speak openly to answer a few questions and we wanted to make sure it did not sound rehearsed and that it came from the heart. Looking back we feel really good about what we said and the overall feeling of our vows and ceremony. 

"As we finished stating our intentions for coming together our smallest dog made sure to bark her affirmation of the things we said. It was pretty cute and very funny."

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When we took a few minutes after the wedding ceremony to shoot the portraits, we took advantage of the oceanside and the forest.  It's not possible to get too far away from the water no matter where you go on the island; it's a half-hour stroll to walk the circumference, through a variety of ecosystems.

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All of the speeches had everyone in tears.

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From the couple: "We both loooove to dance and Jessie had said in the ceremony how she fell in love with Charlie on the dance floor. We slow danced for about two minutes to Tupelo Honey and then had it all planned out with the band to transition into a fun upbeat dance to Sign Sealed Delivered. It went over very well and was so much fun, it definitely got everyone out on the dance floor." They really danced their brains out, Wavelength Band was bringing the house down!

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