Helen and Spencer started my 2013 wedding season off in grand style. Their chosen location, Migis Lodge in South Casco, Maine, is a place I’ve always wanted the opportunity to shoot at, it’s pretty much known to be one of the best locations for a wedding in all of Maine. I was not disappointed.
Migis Lodge sits on the shores of Sebago Lake, not far from Maine’s largest city Portland, but it feels like it’s much further from civilization thanks the the fact that only a handful of homes can be seen from its beach. It’s still spring here in Maine, so very few boats were on the water. Being so close to Portland, Sebago Lake is probably the most popular boating spot in the state, but not this past Saturday! Thanks to these facts, Helen and Spencer’s lakeside ceremony was a peaceful, love-filled gathering of friends and family. Guests came from all over the US, and many from abroad to celebrate alongside these two college sweethearts.
Tropical storm Andrea had threatened to rain-out their outdoor ceremony, but mercifully she headed out to sea and left us with beautiful muted sunlight; perfect for photography. The rain we had earlier in the week gave the mossy forest a deep-green glow, and softened the winding paths that snake between the many cottages of the lakeside property. Giant rhododendrons in full bloom line the dirt road in, while rustic handmade signs directed guests where to go. I can’t imagine how the day could have been more prefect.
Helen’s dress was first worn by her grandmother, as was the intricate necklace. Granted, Helen did remove the sleeves, and collar in order to give it a more modern feel! I loved how her dress fit so well in with the rustic, timeless feel of Migis Lodge. Accompanied by her father, Helen arrived at the ceremony location by boat, and the newlyweds took a champagne tour on the same boat directly after their nuptials were official.
It was an amazing day, and such a perfect way to start the season off. As I told Helen and Spencer, they have really set the bar high for my weddings this year.
Enjoy your trip to Costa Rica, say hi to the sloths and monkeys for me!