We love traveling to photograph destination weddings, especially when it means we get to go make photos at a wedding of two people we love. Ever since Ariel was a teenager and read a fashion spread in Vogue with models in cable knit sweaters on schooners bringing up cages of lobsters, she's wanted to visit Maine. Now, we got the perfect opportunity to go and celebrate the love of our dear friends and experience all the magic of that blueberry state. Katherine + Danny are two people we love very much and their wedding was oooh sooo them: beautiful, down-to-earth, and heartwarming. The ceremony and reception took place on a private farm, just outside of Bar Harbor, on the magical island of Mt. Desert in Maine, home of Acadia National Park.
Virtually everyone at the wedding had helped out in some way, whether is was making the bouquet, baking a cake or cooking up some pork (from a pig that one of their friends raised). Even the groom's suit, bolo tie, and the bride's dress were handmade. What a collection of talented friends and family! They had a thoughtful and heartfelt ceremony in the Quaker tradition, with friends and family popping up to say words of love and encouragement whenever the moment felt right. Then there was food and drinks, followed by the best dance party and a dance mix (p.s we want a copy! Yay, it was that good!) that had everyone shakin' it under the stars, as the harvest moon rose into the sky.
Congratulations Katherine + Danny! We adore you both and wish you so much love and joy in your marriage.
Ariel + Sam
Venue: Bar Harbor Community Farm
Photography: Bowerbird Photography
Flowers: Emily Henry, Chickadee Hill Flowers
Cake: Allthe bride's aunts
Hair + Makeup: Mollie Bedick/my sister
Band (at ceremony): Chris Doyle (accordion), Alex Truelove (trombone), Tom Bergeron (trumpet).
DJ: Nate Luce