maine winter wedding

Duck Trap Retreat Winter Wedding, Lincolnville, Maine

A winter wedding is such a treat. Maine has become quite a destination wedding state. With good reason too! The landscape is amazing and there are plentiful backdrops, but for most couples that means some sort of beach location or at least a summer or fall seasonal choice. So it was very exciting to me that Susan and Mike chose a to get married in the winter. Susan had hoped for snow and that is just what she got!

I adore the quiet and peaceful calm that come with a snowfall. So while it was quite cold out for Susan in her 50's style dress and we worked rather quickly to get her inside by the fire, they had the most wonderful snowfall portraits.  

The

Ducktrap Retreat 

 is a perfect spot for an intimate winter wedding. It was just the right size for the small guest list and intimate party that they chose to have. I also was very excited to see the vintage brooch bouquet that Susan made herself. Truly fabulous! I also loved Mike's ring - a tattoo that can't ever get lost. (: And the sachets full of home grown lavender were a wonderful idea as well. I loved all the personal touches that they took the time to add. 

Susan and Mike you were both so wonderful, fun, and easy to be around! I loved how kind you were to everyone during your day. Nothing brought stress or worry you simply enjoyed the moments you were in. I thank you for letting me capture that. Cheers to many many years of happiness together!

- Jen 

dominique & alissa, intimate home wedding incape elizabeth, maine

when i met alissa to talk about the how she met dominique she told me an amazing story which i will try and put in a nutshell here. it starts with a song that she was obsessed with, the disappearance of the song for several years and the subsequent finding again. there is a man involved in some way that she becomes friends with online who says that she simply must meet his friend who animated the video for the song. she married the talented and sweet animator of the video.

life is funny like that. you never know when something that touches you deeply, like music, may lead to your meeting the love of your life. that's what makes love so wonderful. it is always out there just waiting to happen...

i was so honored to be part of their day. it was an intimate seaside wedding in the home she grew up in with all small group of friends and family. everyone was so happy. it was just lovely to watch.

and i love that they put down a dance floor in the dining room and danced all night...

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alissa saw this all over france she said. i think it is so sweet and i love it.
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spencer & corinne

spencer & corinne were married on a very cold january day, but the freezing temperature was irrelevant as they exchanged vows in the warmth of their love and the family and friends who gathered to celebrate this day. they are such a sweet and fun couple. corinne loves 80's music (like me!) and showed her appreciation of good music all night! here are a few of my favorites from the day...

they held the ceremony and reception at the portland company complex.
the catering was expertly done by evelyn of catering by evelyn

it was about 7 degrees in this old store room...i was moving so fast to get them back into the heated reception room. they were real troopers though!
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the marriott inn where corinne got ready had these great red walls...i loved them!
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...and this staircase lighting was lovely.
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i love these dust motes floating in the light...maybe there are some "whos" in there.
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couldn't resist this harsh light and shadow detail.
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