Maine Maritime Museum Wedding •Laura + Nate• Bath Maine Wedding Photographer

After our initial exchanges, Laura and I discovered we had a lot in common…from a summer spent in Alaska, being aspiring surfers, nature-lovers and oysters (well, I love to eat ’em on the half shell, and Laura monitors oyster growing for the health department, so she knows better and doesn’t eat them that way 🙂 ) Laura and Nate planned their wedding from Washington State, heading east to marry in Maine, where Laura spent part of her childhood.  Laura and Nate’s wedding day was shrouded in a romantic fog and some light drizzle, which made for some lovely atmospheric photos. And, it certainly didn’t extinguish their adventurous spirit. They still crawled over wet rocks and climbed up giant lobster traps to get the shots! Here’s a peek at their perfect day!

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Laura’s “something blue” was a drawing of a little oyster, stitched under her gown. LauraAndNate-0088 LauraAndNate-0020

Gorgeous blooms by Nina Hirth of Pauline’s Bloomers!LauraAndNate-0040 LauraAndNate-0060 LauraAndNate-0067

We had a lot of fun incorporating the varied architecture on the grounds throughout the museum.LauraAndNate-0098 LauraAndNate-0103 LauraAndNate-0153 LauraAndNate-0164 LauraAndNate-0172 LauraAndNate-0177 LauraAndNate-0189 LauraAndNate-0194 LauraAndNate-0202 LauraAndNate-0211 LauraAndNate-0215 LauraAndNate-0239 LauraAndNate-0250 LauraAndNate-0264 LauraAndNate-0270

Loved this moment when Nate adjusted his ring, to his left ring finger following the ceremony 🙂LauraAndNate-0272 LauraAndNate-0313 LauraAndNate-0327 LauraAndNate-0334 LauraAndNate-0337 LauraAndNate-0342

Navigating slippery rocks in heels was no obstacle for Laura. And Nate owned it as a new husband, bustling her dress ❤ LauraAndNate-0343 LauraAndNate-0355 LauraAndNate-0358 LauraAndNate-0379 LauraAndNate-0382

As Laura and Nate are avid outdoor adventurers and rock climbers, we couldn’t resist this photo opp.LauraAndNate-0390 LauraAndNate-0392 LauraAndNate-0397 LauraAndNate-0415 LauraAndNate-0416 LauraAndNate-0422 LauraAndNate-0426 LauraAndNate-0459 LauraAndNate-0475 LauraAndNate-0499 LauraAndNate-0503 LauraAndNate-0544 LauraAndNate-0550

It was a night filled with delicious food, good conversation, and (of course….) dancing!LauraAndNate-0563 LauraAndNate-0587 LauraAndNate-0592 LauraAndNate-0597 LauraAndNate-0618 LauraAndNate-0624 LauraAndNate-0646 LauraAndNate-0656 LauraAndNate-0661 LauraAndNate-0699 LauraAndNate-0713 LauraAndNate-0721LauraAndNate-0728 LauraAndNate-0731 LauraAndNate-0735 LauraAndNate-0745 LauraAndNate-0747

Congratulations to you Laura and Nate! Thank you for having us along to capture your beautiful day! xo

Venue: Maine Maritime Museum / Day of Coordination: Theresa Gandler of the Maine Maritime Museum / Catering and Cake: Mae’s Cafe and Bakery /

Floral Design:  Pauline’s Bloomers / Entertainment: DJ John Marble / Hair: Better U Total Image Spa

Merrill Farmhouse and Barn Wedding •Laura + Emmett• Pineland Farms Wedding Photographer

Laura and Emmett chose to tie the knot at The Merrill Farmhouse and Barn in Gray – a rustic barn and farmhouse atop rolling hills of Maine. Part of the Pineland Farms campus, the venue is also home to a working dairy farm, nearby to Laura’s family cabin, where they have relaxed and vacationed for many years. Emmett and his groomsmen kicked the day off with bow ties and bourbon while Laura and the ladies were up the road, preparing for the big day at the Farmhouse.

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Speaking of Laura’s dad, his company printed their beautiful invitation suite!

LauraEmmett-0221 LauraEmmett-0267 LauraEmmett-0274 LauraEmmett-0280 LauraEmmett-0283 LauraEmmett-0292 LauraEmmett-0311It is often said that rain on your wedding day is good luck, so a brief shower in the midst of the ceremony must be the best! Despite a few drops, we don’t think Laura and Emmett could have smiled any bigger if they tried. LauraEmmett-0325 LauraEmmett-0336Laura and Emmett chose to incorporate a handfasting ceremony into their marriage. Handfasting dates back to the time of ancient Celts. Today, as couples clasp one another’s hands, they are wrapped with cord as they share their vows, symbolically binding them together. Laura and Emmett customized their cord from meaningful items in their lives:  a piece of rope from Emmett’s late stepfather’s scalloping boat, a scrap of the handkerchief that their puppy (Sasha – you’ll see her cute face soon) was wearing when they adopted her, and the hem of the skirt Laura was wearing when Emmett proposed. ❤ LauraEmmett-0360 LauraEmmett-0366 LauraEmmett-0388 LauraEmmett-0389                                                                                                                                                                                 ❤LauraEmmett-0395LauraEmmett-0423

Here’s Miss Sasha! We think she was pretty thrilled about the wedding too!

LauraEmmett-0415LauraEmmett-0214The flowers were designed by Laura and her mom, and provided a romantic feel in their vintage vases. Don’t even get me started on how amazing Laura’s bouquet of sage and lavender smelled!


LauraEmmett-0480 LauraEmmett-0486 Despite the raindrops, we knew we had to pay a visit the calves since we were on a working dairy farm! LauraEmmett-0498 Laura and Emmett chose to serve their dinner family style, which created a wonderfully warm and interactive community atmosphere.

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The Delta Knights kept everyone moving throughout the night, and backed up Laura’s mom, Elizabeth when she sang “Reach Out”  by the Four Tops! Yeah Elizabeth!!!LauraEmmett-0798 LauraEmmett-0847 LauraEmmett-0859 LauraEmmett-0874

Laura and Emmett, congratulations on one awesome day! Thank you for having us along to document it! xo

Venue: The Merrill Farmhouse and Barn, a Pineland Farms Wedding Property / Officiant: Rev. Susan N. Allen /  Catering and Cake: The Black Tie Co. / Event Coordination: Sandra Christensen of The Black Tie Co. / Entertainment: The Delta Knights / Floral Design: DIY by the Bride and her Mom / Invitation Suite: Designed by Anne Read of Read Graphics and printed by Artco Inc.