dani + greg are special. in the good and wonderful way. not in the way where you say, “that’s special” and you really mean, “wow, that’s…totally not awesome in any way.” i’ve known dani since september 2008 when she was a bridesmaid in matt & amanda’s wedding.
they chose an amazingly breathtakingly gorgeous venue for their party. they got married at the point lookout resort in northport, maine…and let me tell you…it was AWESOME. the food was GREAT, and all of the resort staff could NOT have been more helpful. there are lots of rustic and charming cabins on site for guests to stay in…if you’re looking for a mid-coast maine venue…this place kicks ass.
the views yesterday were obscured by some CRAZY fog…which meant we couldn’t see the spectacular ocean views, but the fog added mystery and whimsy to the day.
waiting to see greg for the first time in her wedding finery.
after they saw each other and took a few minutes to breathe and say, “this is really happening!” it was time to take a few portraits.
isn’t she gorgeous? and isn’t their love lovely?
good lookin’ bridal party, huh?!
dani had her heart set on peonies for her bouquet…problem is…peonies aren’t a july flower. but her mother-in-law discovered that if you pick peony buds and leave them in the fridge (for up to 3 months!) they’ll keep…you just take them out of the fridge 3 days or so before you want to use them so they’ll open up. her bouquet turned out SOOO pretty! (and, i’m sorry, but i have to brag a little…i went up early on thursday and my awesome 2nd shooter and i (thanks allison!) stripped the flowers and made all those pretty bridesmaid bouquets during the rehearsal dinner. seriously proud of them. :-D)
what’s that? you want a closer-up view? ok. i can accommodate that. 😀
sometimes…brides want to take their veils off after the ceremony. and sometimes…i go ahead and hang onto them for them. and sometimes…this is what i look like.
(i’m not sure if i’m proud or chagrined that this is NOT the only picture of me that i have like this.)
when there are guests at a wedding that i know from previous weddings i’ve shot…i always try to make it a point to take an updated picture for them. amanda & matt were previous clients, and kristen now has herself a rob…and she was one of amanda’s bridesmaids.
dani’s mom made all the table runners (and the ring bearer’s pillow. and the FOUR flower girl dresses. and the ribbon cuffs for all of the bouquets), her bridesmaids (and a groomsman) helped with boutonnieres and table arrangements, and a bunch of us worked on the centerpieces for the guest tables. i told you dani’s SPECIAL…the way everyone came together to help her achieve her vision is proof ten times over of how loved she is.
there’s a lot more that i could show you, but i feel a bit like a runaway train already.
dani & greg…you two are marvelous, and i love you bunches! thanks SO much for inviting me to be a part of your day, and thanks for INSISTING we join the party. 😀 have an AMAZING time on your cruise & make sure i see you before you leave for PA!
(and thanks again to the awesome allison who flew up from savannah to help rock this wedding.)