Outdoor Maine wedding: Alyssa + Conor

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Here’s why Alyssa has our 100 Layer Cakelet stamp of approval: She designed her wedding dress when she was 17 (ah-mazing), collaborated with an artist she met at an art show on her chic headpiece, slipped into a fierce little red dress during her reception, and wow’d guests with the tango. Their wedding was a simple wedding on the beach with a Quaker style ceremony, a lobster bake, and a not so legal surprise firework show finale. The photos? Well, they’re Alyssa + Conor’s favorite part. They actually chased Heather & Jon of One Love Photo around for a year to snag them!

outdoor maine wedding

outdoor maine wedding

Now, that’s a bouquet! And, how sweet is it that Conor’s father put it together for Alyssa using Irish wedding bells, orchids, and large beach grass?

outdoor maine wedding

outdoor maine wedding

outdoor maine wedding

The Quaker ceremony idea came from a client’s wedding I shot in Michigan (Alyssa is a portrait & fine art photographer). I knew the moment I drove back home that evening that we too would celebrate Quaker style. Our friend Damara Kaminecki designed us a gorgeous Ketubah for all our guests to sign. While we do not practice a particular religion, I found these two aspects – the sharing of voice, stories, advice from a Quaker’s “meeting of friends” ceremony, and the signing of a Ketubah to be spiritually strong.

outdoor maine wedding

The only request Alyssa had was that the wedding be by the ocean, a place that has always represented rest & realization throughout her entire life.

outdoor maine wedding

outdoor maine wedding

We approached Blackrock Farm with the idea of using nothing but succulents, one of my favorite types of foliage. Because it was a destination event, we didn’t want the flowers to go to waste, so we asked to rent everything from Helene’s farm. Once the event was over, it was all transplanted back into her gardens on the farm.

outdoor maine wedding

outdoor maine wedding

What a sizzling first dance to have with your new hubby!

outdoor maine wedding

outdoor maine wedding

outdoor maine wedding

Congratulations Alyssa + Conor!

Photography: One Love Photo / Venue: Pool Side Cottage @ Hattie’s in Maine / Event flowers: Blackrock Farm / Lobster bake: Seacoast Catering / Appetizers + dessert: Salt Water Farm / Pickeling: Joshua James McFadden / Mixologist:  Lydia Reissmueller & Joshua James McFadden of Tender Bar / Designer & creator of ketubah: Damara Kaminecki / Rental homes for guests: Maine Seaside Rentals / DJ: Steve @ Superior Music Entertainment / Party rental items: Marshall Tent & Event Rental / A/V rental: Headlight Audio Visual / Bride’s dress: designed by Bride and brought to life by Eva Pazola / Headpiece: designed by Bride with help of Forme Millinery / Groom’s suit: 3 piece suit designed by Bride + Groom and brought to life by Balani / Groom’s boutonnière + Bride’s bouquet: Groom’s father

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bridal girl on Nov 9, 2011

Such a lovely wedding. I especially enjoyed that picture where the moon shine above the reception area! So beautiful photos! And the bride looks so stunningly unique with that wedding gown.

littlewinterbride on Nov 9, 2011

so so beautiful! love her flowers

Jem on Nov 9, 2011

Wow, the shot of the tent with the moon is to die for!

Cheri (WoodsyWeddings) on Nov 9, 2011

That is one amazing bouquet! And I love, love, love that the bride thought beyond white dresses! The red one is a stunner.

Sara Gray @ MarryThis! on Nov 9, 2011

That black veil is amazing! SO beautiful on her. All that warm, romantic light is so gorgeous.

Jacquelyn on Nov 9, 2011

such a beautiful shot of the tent in the night sky! I am showing my nerd colors here but it immediately makes me Deathly Hallows.

Pam on Nov 9, 2011

So lovely and so about the couple! Loved both dresses and the bouquet is a stunner. This seemed to be so intimate and I loved visually being a part of it. Thanks for sharing.

Hilary on Nov 9, 2011

The bride your FAB!

Hilary on Nov 9, 2011

Er I meant to write 'The bride LOOKS fab' but I'm sure she IS fab as well. hahaha

Koru Kate {Koru Wedding} on Nov 9, 2011

I love Bells of Ireland & this bridal bouquet is simply amazing. The Bride looked so fabulous!!

Joe on Nov 10, 2011

Love their pictures on the beach,it's really beautiful!And beautiful location too:~D

Valeria on Nov 14, 2011

Love the pictures...everything looks amazing!!!!

Louise on Nov 21, 2011

Absolutely georgous, the tent shot with the moon is so beautiful. Is it possible to show that photo on our facebook wall?

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