Nicole and Chris were wed on Peaks Island at Jones Landing this past Thursday. It was my first Peaks Island wedding this year, and Peaks never disappoints. Theirs was a destination wedding of sorts; Nicole and Chris live in Arizona, but have strong Maine ties, so Peaks was a perfect coastal Maine wedding choice. The island is just close enough to Portland to still be convenient, but the short ferry ride sets the mood perfectly for guests.
I’ve shot quite a few weddings out on the island over the years, and I don’t think a single one has been rained out. True to form, the weather on Thursday was sunny, and very warm. It was forecast that we would be in the 90’s, but the sea breeze really cooled it down. That is the plus of being in the middle of Casco Bay! In addition, the views of Portland at sunset are always so beautiful!
Everyone was comfortable on the deck at Harborview, The Black Tie Co., also never disappoints, they’re such pros, and their food is always both unique and delicious. It is fun for me to see the familiar faces of the staff as we all start out another great season of weddings. I won’t be on Peaks nearly as many times as I was last season, but I will be back one more time in late September. The flowers were simply amazing, and so abundant! When I heard that Flora Fauna, were the artists behind the gorgeous bouquets and centerpieces I wasn’t surprised!
The little guy you see in many of the photos is Ethan, son of Chris, and the reason why Nicole and Chris met. It was clear that family is very important to these two, and the numerous toasts, speeches, and songs were so unique and heartfelt that there weren’t many dry eyes amongst the crowd, photographers included! It was a relatively small and intimate wedding, and I really enjoyed being there to capture the whole day.
Congrats to Nicole, Chris, and Ethan, too!