The week leading up to Kelly and Mark’s wedding looked as though it was going to rain on their wedding day. By the time I arrived at the cottage for the getting ready photos, there was nothing but a few puffy, white clouds, contrasting against the bright blue skies. When Kelly and her bridesmaids arrived from Thumpers Salon, the excitement was palpable. Kelly pulled out beautiful detail after detail for me to photograph all the while doing her makeup with the girls on the back porch, overlooking the beach. After a relaxed early afternoon, I headed over to the ceremony site- a stunning location, overlooking the ocean.
Their ceremony was so personable and emotional. The look on Mark’s face when he saw his bride for the first time was full of both awe and love. Both wrote their own vows that made tears in my eyes as well the vast majority of the guests’. The reception was relaxed as live fiddle music greeted everyone as they arrived and full of Maritime flair as many of their guests traveled all the way from Europe to celebrate with them. The entire day went smoothly and was stress free for everyone involved thanks to Patricia Pardy of Its your Event. After some emotional and funny speeches, as well as a Oprah style Give-a-way, the night gave away to dancing to Merimac who knew how to keep a crowd going on the dance floor.
Kelly’s stunning Maggie Sottero gown. It had the most beautiful brooch ever on the front and back of the dress
Kelly wore Mark’s ring on her pearl bracelet until the ceremony
I love this series- the reaction on the bridesmaids faces in the second are the best!
Practicing her vows just before going down the aisle. I love how you can see Kelly’s Grandmother’s ring and her husbands ring in this image.
Kelly you look fabulous!
The next two images are taken by my second shooter, Christine. There were 3 Mark’s total in the wedding party, including the groom.
There were so many personal touches throughout the day, including these pink elephant suspenders.
The look on Mark’s face when he first saw his bride- priceless!
We quickly went outside of the barn after dinner and took a few minutes to take a few more portraits of the bride and groom alone in the beautiful light
Thanks for all the vendors who made the day run so smoothly and beautifully.
Coordinator: Patricia Pardy of Its your Event
Reception: Hubbard’s Barn
Photographer: Emma Poliquin Photography
Cake: Sarah Drummond
Caterer: Al Johnson of MacAskills
Flowers: Sevenga Dee