I realize that I’ll never be a true Mainer (since I wasn’t born here), but I am one of Maine’s biggest fans. I feel so fortunate that as a photographer I’ve been able to see every corner of this great state. Not only do we have the ocean, beaches, islands and charming seaside towns, but we have rolling mountains and vast forests. Not many weddings take me to Western Maine’s mountainous region, but after Cameron and Jeanne’s wedding, I hope that changes. This event was pure Maine wedding perfection from beginning to end.
Cam and Jeannie chose the newly opened Mountain Star Estate for their venue, and it did not disappoint. Built from reclaimed timbers, it is both spacious and intimate, with the right mix of rustic and refined. The long center table for the bridal party was my favorite part. I could have moved right in and stayed forever, but that is probably frowned upon. If you’re looking for a venue for your own Maine wedding, Moutain Star Estate is definitely worth the drive to visit.
Rangeley, Maine is a rustic mountain town welcoming, and without the crush of tourists, you find on the coast this time of year. Rangeley is also close to my heart because the Appalachian Trail runs just on the edge of town. Late August is also Appalachian Trail thru-hiker ‘season’ when hikers are passing through on their last push to get Mt. Katahdin before the snow flies. I took the opportunity to reminisce about my own thru-hike (17 years ago!), and share a drink with several thru-hikers we met on the street. I couldn’t have asked for a better weekend both personally and professionally.
Cam and Jeannie I wouldn’t have changed a single thing about your wedding day, congrats and thank you!
Reception Site: Mountain Star Estate – Coordinator on-site: Angela Tibets – Officiant: Steve Amsden
Catering: Texas Grace Kitchen – Florist: Flower Girl Wedding Designs – Signage: MW Designs
Hair: Sarah Rush, Changes Salon – Makeup: Theresa Novicky – Bridal Dressmaker: Willoughby by Watters
Bridal Salon: Andrea’s Bridal – Bridesmaid Dresses: Kennedy Blue – Stationer: Leslie Hamer via Minted
Bridal Jewelry: Barmakian Jewelers – Bridesmaids: Bella Boutique – Rings: Kay’s Jewelers
Men’s Ties: Brooks Brothers – Menswear: Tommy Hilfiger, Calvin Klein – Alterations: Maria Antonieta
Baker: Heavenly Delights Bakery – Musician: Joe Farren – Bridal Hair Comb: Wild Rose & Sparrow – Second: Kelsey