Maine rustic barn wedding

On a perfect autumn day at the stunning William Allen Farm in Pownal, Maine, Chris and Melissa tied the knot...literally. They chose to create a Lovers Knot during their ceremony to symbolize the joining of their two hearts. The ceremony took place under blue skies and a apple tree, and I had the great fortune of being their wedding officiant. 

Everything about this wedding was beautiful from the bride in a princess gown, to all the thoughtful rustic decor elements and the gorgeous overflowing of flowers from Snell Family Farm. It felt lush and comfy, rustic and cozy, elegant and comfortable. Just a perfect day all around! 

All photos below by me, A Sweet Start

Real Kingsley Pines summer camp wedding

A while back I posted some iPhone photos I took at a wedding I officiated at Kingsley Pines in Raymond, Maine. This wedding was a highlight of my summer for both the sweet couple, Amy and Dan, as well as the amazing staff at the camp. The weather was also beautiful and because I spent Friday night in one of the cabins I spent the morning on wedding day enjoying the camp (read that as: lounging in an Adirondack chair on the beach). Now we can relive that wedding with the gorgeous professional photos from Bill Marshall Photography. Enjoy! 


French's Point Real Maine Wedding

After five years of being a professional wedding officiant I finally got to perform a wedding at French's Point Estate in Stockton Springs, Maine! It's been on my list of must-work-at-venues since I found out about it. And just take a look at the photos to understand why. This venue is incredible with jaw-dropping...

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