In fact, Catie and Brian’s wedding was the first of the season, making it a very special event for both the couple and the lodge.
To start off Catie and Brian’s wedding festivities, there was a lobster bake on Sebago Lake. It took place at a beautiful spot right along the lakefront with an impressive outdoor cooking station. Since most of their guests were from out of town, the traditional lobster bake was a great way to bring everyone together to experience what life is like in Maine.
On the day of the wedding, there was a slight drizzle, but it cleared up before their outdoor ceremony. I tend not to worry about cloudy wedding days because they always photograph beautifully.
Catie and Brian prepared for their big day in separate lodges on the Migis property, surrounded by their family and friends. Catie looked stunning in her dress. The fabric was so light and airy that when she moved around it was epically beautiful.
The couple’s first look took place along the treelined shore. They were so ecstatic about their wedding that they laughed and raved about it the whole time.
This was a special moment between the groom and the bride’s brother. I remember the groom expressing his gratitude to the brother for being there. Throughout the day, Brian made sure to let everyone know how happy and grateful he was to everyone who made it to their special day.
I took some photographs of the wedding party before the ceremony began. The soft colors of the bridesmaids’ dresses and the groomsmen’s suits were complemented by the diffused light created by the clouds.
The ceremony was held outdoors along the Sebago Lake shoreline under a beautiful birchwood arch. During the ceremony, the officiant passed around the wedding bands for a ring warming. I absolutely loved this; it was so thoughtful and unique.
The guests were also given bubble wands to blow at the end of the ceremony in celebration of the couple.
Once married, Catie and Brian got on an adorable motorboat and crossed the lake, sipping champagne and enjoying some alone time before the reception.
The reception was also held at Migis Lodge, and it was decorated to perfection. From the lighting to the cake, everything was infused with a rustic romance.
The toasts at dinner were a riot. The best man joked about Brian’s love of baths and the maid of honor presented a slideshow of hysterical photos of Catie and her siblings growing up.
After dinner, there was tons of dancing. I captured a great photo of the couple with the man who brought them together; they met at his wedding!
I could tell by the end of the night that Catie and Brian were raised around really great people. Everyone had so much love for them that it was infectious.
Details to know…
Dress Designer: Christos | Groom’s Attire: Men’s Wearhouse | Hair and Makeup: Big Day Beauty, Christine Libby | Wedding Coordinator: Robyn Hammond-Sala at Migis | Officiant: Rev. Erika Hewitt | Flowers: Marcia Davis | Rings: Burdeens Jewelers and Rogers Jewelers | Cake: Ben Rollins at Migis | Entertainment: DJ Jim Smith | Invitations: Minted | Videographer: Lee Arnott, Sweet Thunder Productions | Assistant : Danielle Allendorf | First Dance Song: Rolling Stones, “That’s How Strong My Love Is”
Thank you Catie and Brian for being such a wonderful couple to work with. I wish you a lifetime of love and happiness!
xoxo . . .