I was so excited when Lisa and Bill contacted me last year about photographing their wedding at Village by the Sea in Wells, Maine. Not only is Village by the Sea a beautiful coastal wedding venue, it also happens to be the place that I got married 7 years ago. Needless to say, the location holds a special place in my heart.
September 15th, 2018 was Lisa and Bill’s big day! I arrived early enough to photograph all of the breathtaking details that made this wedding even more wonderful. From the stunning bouquet to the elegant ballroom and all its décor, photographing this wedding was truly a photographer’s dream. Colors of teal and peach coordinated perfectly with the romantic beach setting.
Lisa and Bill had their first look outside in the garden and we were even able to take all of the family and wedding party portraits before the guests even arrived! The couple had a lovely outdoor wedding ceremony under the venue’s pergola. After that, everyone enjoyed cocktail hour out on the patio.
The wedding party was announced into the reception where Lisa and Bill followed the entrance with their first dance. After Lisa had a dance with her father and Bill had a dance with his mother, the maid of honor and best man said a few words and gave a nice toast to the couple. The rest of the reception was full of great moments: delicious food, the cake cutting, and lots of dancing and laughs. It truly was an evening to remember.
I was especially touched by Lisa and Bill’s love story. The couple had dated in 1985 and ended up going their separate ways only to find each other again a couple of years ago. The spark was rekindled and they realized that they were meant to be together. And so the saying goes that if you let someone go, they will come back if that’s your destiny.
Venue, Catering & Coordinator: Village by the Sea
Second Photographer: Andrea Simmons
DJ: The Music Man DJ
Florist: Down East Flowers
Cake: Let Them Eat Cake
Hair & Make-up: Naviina Salon & Day Spa
Dresses: David’s Bridal
Men’s Attire: JC Penney
Rings: Kay Jewelers