Amanda and Peter's Elegant Garden Wedding at Pineland Farms

I had the fortunate opportunity to photograph alongside Amy Foy of Soul Child Photography. When we met to discuss the details of the day, I knew this wedding would be one to remember. The ceremony and reception took place at Pineland Farms in New Gloucester, Maine. It is truly one of the most beautiful, immaculate wedding venues I have worked at to date. Pineland Farms is a 5000 acre farm currently working as a business campus and a recreational and educational facility. It's also a perfect place to get married — as the breathtaking rural landscapes, floral gardens, and apple orchards are sure to make any wedding both scenic and memorable.

Amanda and Peter's wedding took place on August 15th, 2015. Photographing the guys getting ready was so much fun. The men gathered around a laptop and watched YouTube videos on how to tie a bow tie. Specifically, they watched a Bill Nye the Science guy video!

When I arrived at Pineland Farms, dark clouds were rolling in and it began to rain quite heavily. The ceremony was about to start and no one quite knew what to do. When the time came, we grabbed our rain gear and headed out for the apple orchard, where the ceremony would take place. The miniature apple orchard was splendid, and I soon forgot about the rain. Everyone gathered in carrying umbrellas and sat in rows of white chairs that lined the apple trees on each side. There were moments when the rain subsided during the ceremony. Nevertheless, the ceremony went on and couldn't have been more perfect.

The couple's portraits took place in a nearby flower garden. Quite simply, it was one of the most beautiful settings for wedding portraits I've seen. Amanda and Peter soon greeted their wedding guests at the reception and enjoyed all the usual wedding-day festivities. From the cake cutting to the last dance, the wedding reception was a wonderful celebration that included the couple's closest family and friends. It is my  hope that I have another opportunity to work with the talented Amy Foy and that I will photograph many more beautiful weddings at Pineland Farms.

Intimate bride groom portraits by southern Maine wedding photographer, Trina Dinnar