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Coastal Maine Wedding: Sergei & Shayna

This wedding was such a fun and unique one! Sergei and Shayna wed on June 14th, and their wedding day started in the beautiful city of Portland, Maine. Shayna, her bridesmaids, and her mother got ready at a friends house right in downtown Portland. Shayna’s mother helped her into her wedding dress, and this dress was a special one as Shayna’s mom was the one who made it! Once all the ladies were ready, everyone headed to Portland’s Old Port to the Portland Schooner Company. Forty of Shayna & Sergei’s nearest and dearest all boarded the schooner for a special sail on the “Bagheera”. Once the sails were raised and the boat was sailing, it was time for Shayna and Sergei to wed while surrounded by friends, family, the ocean, a couple of seals, and other fellow boaters. They had a sweet and simple ceremony, sealed it with a kiss and it was time to celebrate with champagne for the rest of the sail. What a gorgeous way to have your wedding ceremony! After the beautiful sailboat ride came to an end, we took a great group photo of everyone on the boat, and then it was time to head back to celebrate with even more friends and family! Where were we off to? Their home in Bridgton, Maine that was still being built right on Woods Pond. Before Shayna & Sergei went to their reception in their “to be” home, they hopped on a pontoon boat for a little ride around Woods Ponds. My oh, my was it pretty. Then it was time to celebrate with friends and family in their home “to be” (that they are building themselves)! What a special and beautiful day you had Shayna & Sergei, and thank you for choosing me to capture it! This is one I will never forget!

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Ceremony Location:  Portland Schooner Co, Portland, Maine

Reception Location:  Couples Home, Bridgton, Maine

Hair & Makeup:  Fabu, Portland, Maine

Wedding Dress:  Bride’s Mother

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The Notch House Wedding: Meg & Helon

Meg and Helon chose the perfect place to host a wedding weekend getaway on June 7th, 2014.  The Notch House is set directly at the south end of Lake Willoughby in Westmore, Vermont.  With the entire house rented for the weekend and a private path down to the beach at the lake, most of Meg and Helon’s guests spent the entire weekend camping, hiking and climbing (as well as attending the wedding Saturday afternoon!).  The wedding day continued with that relaxed theme as guests arrived early before the ceremony and lingered on the lawn enjoying a cocktail or playing lawn games.  Meg and Helon opted to not see each other before the ceremony and got ready on different sides of the property.  It was so nice to see guests wander freely throughout the property and enjoy the afternoon on this unusually hot early summer’s day.  The ceremony was held on the front lawn and we were even able to capture a fun group shot after the ceremony!  Portraits were taken by the front porch of The Notch House and, at dusk, in the water at Lake Willoughby.  What a unique spot to have a wedding!  Congratulations Meg and Helon!

Photographed by Jordan Luciano of Anne Skidmore Photography

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Main Photographer:  Jordan Luciano

Ceremony:  The Notch House, Westmore, Vermont

Reception Location:  The Notch House, Westmore, Vermont

Catering: Chef Richard B. Schmidt, North Conway, NH

Florist:  Lupines were picked by friends!

Music:  Champlain Traditional Arts

Hair:  Jenny, Akari, Portland Maine

Makeup:  Jenny, Akari, Portland Maine

Wedding Cake:  Made by Helon’s Mom and Aunt

Wedding Dress: April Cornell