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Monhegan Island Maine Wedding

It’s an understatement to say how much I love Monhegan Island. I first went to the island to photograph a wedding about nine years ago, and I’ve been enchanted with it ever since. It’s always a joy when couples invite me to their destination wedding on Monhegan Island!

I took the ferry out of Port Clyde and found myself surrounded by the sights and peacefulness of the island. To make the weekend even better, Emily and Devon invited me to stay at the John Sterling House, and I had a room with a beautiful view of the sunset. {Not to mention, a breakfast made by the kind woman who ran the house!}

Emily and Devon were such a fun couple to work with, and it was such a calm, sweet, and fun wedding. As one of Emily and Devon’s favorite spots in Maine, Monhegan Island was the perfect place for their wedding.

Look at those sparkly details! Emily had a special brooch from her grandmother that she wore on the front of her dress, which matched her glittery shoes.

The guys got ready at the John Sterling House, while the girls got ready at the Island Inn, just across the path from each other.

The group was wonderful to work with, and we had lots of fun in the room where everyone was getting ready. Since I had the chance to stay at the John Sterling House with the bridesmaids, it gave me time to bond with them and learn a bit more about the crew.

Her mom and sister helped put the final touches on Emily, and her close friends {her bridesmaids} were so attentive throughout the day.

The weather that day was gorgeous. The clouds, blue sky, and bright green grass painted a lovely backdrop for the ceremony, which took place at the Lighthouse on Monhegan Island.

Family means everything to Emily and Devon, and they each had both of their parents walk them down the aisle.

For the ceremony, the couple’s vows had a very personalized feel that definitely matched their goofy, light-hearted vibe. They based their vows on a Dr. Seuss quote, ending it with, “Emily, do you take Devon’s weirdness?” {and the same for him!}.

The bay, shipyard, and picturesque houses were a memorable backdrop for the photos with their family and friends — looking back on these photos years later, they’ll always remember Monhegan Island!

We made sure to capture several photos with the iconic Lighthouse, of course.

I love capturing candid moments like this one on the bench. It gives the couples a chance to just relax and be natural, resulting in beautiful photos to reflect on years later.

The story behind this particular image is adorable. Emily loves pickles, so Devon made sure there was one waiting for her at her seat at dinner. So cute!

We were able to sneak the couple away for some photos during their reception at The Trailing Yew. These softer portraits were taken just outside of the reception, near a blooming tree.

I especially love this beautiful sunset photo. We took a ride down to the docks where the ferry comes in and snapped a few there, too.

Monhegan Island Wedding

After the wedding, Emily contacted me about her experience. I was thrilled that she enjoyed the photos as much as I enjoyed taking them!

Thank you, Emily and Devon! I wish you a lifetime of love and happiness. Xoxo…


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