Celeste and Brandon were married on a crisp early fall day on Peaks Island off the coast of Portland, Maine. It was pure, relaxed perfection from beginning to end.
When I arrived to the Inn on Peaks Island early Saturday to capture the getting ready time with the girls, I found that decorating and preparations were already in full swing downstairs. While the ladies primped and prepped upstairs, the Inn’s employees were setting tables, and florist Laurie Andrews was assembling lush vases full of flowers to decorate the tent.
Brandon and his guys got ready on the mainland, and traveled over to Peaks early so that he and Celeste could have a first-look on the dock overlooking the water. After their first-look we took some time to circle the island for photos, and then met up back at the beach for wedding party photos. By the time guests arrived on the ferry for the 3’o clock ceremony at St. Christopher’s Catholic Church, most of the formal photos were done and the rest of the day unfolded with ease.
Celeste arrived at the church in her father’s ’66 red Mustang convertible, what a sight! And thankfully it didn’t rain until much later in the evening. Post-ceremony guests either walked or rode in golf carts over to the reception for drinks, dinner and lots of dancing. All the way up from Connecticut came their band, The Cartells! What a rocking show they put on. The Inn was really thumping, and then it was howling with laughter that when Brandon came out and did his Macy Gray impersonation! I’m sure the hoots and hollers could be heard on the mainland after that!
Thanks again Celeste and Brandon, I hope your honeymoon was all you dreamed it would be.