another installment in my “i will get caught up on blogging. i WILL.” initiative. beth + josh, whose engagement session in NYC last year can be viewed here, had a truly beeeeeyooootiful day at the ducktrap retreat in lincolnville, maine. i believe the ducktrap has recently changed hands and is once again available for weddings? if you’re looking for somewhere in the camden area, it’s highly recommended. the grounds are truly beautiful.
beth has a totally great story about this dress…it’s a vera wang (right, beth?) which she preselected before seeing it or trying it on. she found a listing on craigslist and went, by herself, after dark, to chinatown to purchase it. totally worth the trip. it was gorgeous.
beth got ready at the ADORABLE inn at camden place. i don’t think i’ve ever ever ever seen an inn that was so lovely and simultaneously homey and inviting. walking through the halls, it really felt like i was walking through a home…with the modern amenities and privacy you look for in a hotel.
this photo of beth’s ring also has significance. beth is a self-professed candy-a-holic, and as it was her birthday two days before her wedding, i bought her some gummy bears to help mark the occasion. and, of course, had to use a couple to showcase her beautiful ring.
and while i was shooting the ladies, the ever talented tomme hilton, who flew up from SC to help me capture this wedding, was photographing the handsome groom and his men.
their flowergirl was RIDICULOUSLY cute.
after the ceremony we took a little drive up the road to this abandoned barn i’d noticed on the way in. the colors and the wildflowers growing in front perfectly matched the feel of beth’s aesthetic and details…gorgeous and effortless.
and what would a wedding in maine be without a picture by the sea?
i loved how they brought both of their cultural traditions in to their celebration…from the lebanese cookies as a favor, to circling up to do the hora later on in the evening.
but i’m getting a little ahead of myself…ahead of their beautiful first dance.
back to the hora…josh dancing with his sister.
beth + josh, thanks so much for inviting us to celebrate your decision to join your lives together…i’m so glad i met you both…and beth…i’ll see YOU for lunch on monday. 😀
(and another thank you to tomme for doing such brilliant work and having lots of fun with me while doing it!)
I love your ceremony photos – they are often (surprisingly!) a forgotten part of the images, and these are wonderful
He’s very James Spader-ish, isn’t he 🙂
Stunning bride, beautiful love… exquisite shots. You’ve done amazingly well AGAIN, my friend. 🙂