Saturday, June 25th could not have been a more perfect day for a wedding. Last time I had seen Chelsea and Chris was in the sub-zero temperatures of their ice castles engagement session. When I arrived at The Farm at Worthley Pond to photograph the couple's wedding, Chelsea and the girls were getting ready. The barn was set up for their ceremony and a reception tent was ready in the back yard. The farm is set on a large property with stunning lake views.
Chelsea and Chris had a lovely ceremony inside the beautifully decorated barn. After they were announced into their reception, the couple had a first dance and dances with their parents. The evening was followed with cake cutting, and a garter and bouquet toss. At sunset, we took some photos by the lake and the couple drove off on a dirt bike back to the reception. The rest of the night was filled with dancing and fun. Everyone seemed to have a wonderful time and I'm so very honored to have been able to capture these wonderful memories of Chelsea and Chris' special day.
From the bride:
What was your perfect wedding vision?
Our "perfect wedding" vision was just that we would get to see all our family & friends & celebrate with them. We liked the venue we picked because it allowed us to have an entire weekend instead of just one day.
What is your most memorable moment from your wedding?
It's hard to say what the most memorable moment from the wedding was, because there were too many... I liked walking out of the ceremony as husband & wife, doing our first dance, and the speeches, and of course the dirt bike wheelie (even though I was really scared!).
What song did you do your first dance to?
Our first dance was to "Head Over Boots" by Jon Pardi.
What — if anything — did you DIY?
A lot of things were DIY... the arbor was actually made by Chris & his dad on Thursday before the wedding, and the dance floor had been made by me, Chris, & my parents. My dad built the bar out of pallets. My maid of honor's father made the birch rounds that were on the table, and her mother made the doilies. I did the seating plan/favors (succulents) - replanted them in the buckets. So we had a lot of help from family & friends throughout the process.
What's in your future? Do you have anything fun or special planned?
We went on our honeymoon in Jamaica!
Officiant: Mary Ellen Andrews
Venue: The Farm at Worthley Pond (Peru, Maine)
Photography: Trina Dinnar Photography
DJ: Dan LeClair (Dionne Entertainment)
Catering: Wayne Mitton of Country Catering (Litchfield, ME)
Florist: Pooh Corner Farm (Bethel, ME)
Hair: Charlsie Monbleau
Dress: White by Vera Wang
Cake: Laurie Lake (family friend)