Phil is originally from Missouri, and Amanda grew up in England. Their romance blossomed in law school in DC. Phil grew up going to camp in Maine and rediscovered it on his own while on break from law school. Amanda accompanied him there a couple of times, and Maine became their place. When they decided to get married, they knew they wanted an authentically Maine wedding day. On a crisp October day, their guests from all over the world gathered in Stockton Springs, Maine, for their wedding at French’s Point.
Amanda and Phil’s French’s Point wedding was a truly ideal New England affair. The landscape is mature, the architecture is classic, and views of the sea surround you as it lies on a point. When I arrived on the day, I honestly thought to myself; my dreams have come true. I am photographing the kindest people in one of the most beautiful places on earth (only an hour from my home). The bridal party on the patio overlooking the coastline was such a lively scene to start the day. After the first look, we wandered the property- the leaves were at their peak, and it was chilly, but not too cold—a truly perfect late Autumn day.
The sun came out in the afternoon just in time for the guests to gather at the gazebo. There, the ceremony was performed by a dear friend of the couple. To honor Phil’s Korean heritage, they incorporated the traditional Korean wooden wedding ducks into the ceremony. Mandarin ducks are special because they mate for life. These two said I do surround by the sea and the people they love. It was a magical moment in time. Amanda and Phil are such wonderful people who have built a life worth celebrating together.
The reception was an elegant affair. The newlyweds seemed to glide into the room for their first dance. The tables were laden with burgundy florals, lanterns, and candles. The names of the tables were places that were significant to their relationship like Riamede Farm, New Jersey, where Phil proposed to Amanda while they were apple picking. These two are bonafide foodies, so the distinguished Trillium catering provided all of their food. Every drink, appetizer, and plate was stunning.
As the night let on, the dancing kicked up, and the desserts came out. Being a quintessential Maine event, they, of course, had a spread of delicious Holy Donuts. Then after cutting the cake, Amanda surprised Phil with a rice crispy groom cake with Pandas on the top. It was such an adorable moment.
Congratulations, Amanda and Phil, and thank you for letting me capture your magical French’s Point wedding!
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