Lindsey + Doug: Maine Lake Wedding
Lindsey and Doug share an adventurous spirit, so I was completely thrilled when they asked me to photograph their Maine wedding.They have been all over the world together from Patagonia to their own van-life adventure across the US. My first meeting with them was in their beautiful River front home that they fixed up together and had just moved into a few months prior. They have wonderful taste, hearts of gold, and love being outdoors, so I knew their wedding would be epic.
Their off grid Maine wedding was hosted at Doug’s fathers Camp in Sumner, Maine. Lindsey got ready with her bridal party at the Maine Camp while Doug and his groomsmen set up at the Lake Camp. Lindsey’s bridal style was bohemian and celestial- she even went barefoot for most of the day. Her bridesmaids looked like water goddesses dressed in blue with the most incredible flower crowns made by FIELD Floral Studio. After a sweet toast and gifts exchange the group drove over to the Lake Camp for the first look.
Doug waited for Lindsey out on the ceremony rock. Upon seeing each other they were both elated and soaked up some quiet time together before the festivities started. A sweet rain rolled in while we were taking portraits, and it brought a gorgeous mist along with it for the ceremony.
Guests threw on rain coasts and ponchos and headed to their seats. Doug's good friend officiated and included personal stories that added laughter to their radiant exchange of love. As the ceremony ended the bagpiper began to play, and the joy floated in the air. The couple walked up the hill and were greeted with hugs, handshakes, and a bottle of 14 year old Oban whiskey.The whole group headed back to the main camp for the reception, and Lindsey and Doug took their first ride as a married couple on an ATV. Upon their arrival, they were welcome with some of the most enthusiastic hollers I have ever heard.
Their catering provided by Chimney Rock Food Co was exquisite. The menu was made up of local fare including lots of seafood- Lindsey even made a point to shuck an oyster in her wedding dress! They had beer from local breweries, a whisky bar, and to top it all off their dessert was donuts from the Holy Donut in Portland, Maine. And yes- I did take a donut to go.
Lindsey and Doug make this world a better place, and I am honored to captured their incredible journey. Cheers to Lindsey and Doug!!