COASTAL MAINE WEDDING | ALEXANDRA & MITCHELL | 07.25.15

Coastal Maine Wedding | Maine Wedding Photographers

Ali and Mitch had an amazing coastal Maine wedding!! They were married at the Phippsburg Congregational Church, and their reception was at the Small Point Club, both in Phippsburg, Maine. Another detail that we loved was the fact that Ali’s parents were married in the very same church, and their reception was at the very same venue, 30-something years ago. How wonderful is that?! That detail speaks volumes not only about Ali herself, but also about the close family ties. And those close family ties were everywhere…parents, grandparents, great-grandparents, cousins. It was an honor and a joy to photograph this beautiful, elegant, fun- and love-filled wedding!

The first thing we loved about this wedding was the couple, Ali and Mitch. To say that they are perfect for each other is an understatement. As Ali said to us, “we complete each other”. We could see it in the way they look at each other, and how relaxed and in-tune they are together. It’s a beautiful sight to behold and on their wedding day they were gorgeous together (as we are sure they will be forever after)!Bride and groom at coastal Maine wedding
Bride and groom in Phippsburg Maine

Below three panels, Ali during bridal prep at her grandparent’s house.

Bride getting readyBridal details, shoes and rings

Fun moments as prep wound down and dressing was soon to begin!Bridal prep photos

Ali makes for a gorgeous bride, below. Look at that radiant smile!

Beautiful bridal portraitsBridal portraits

Below, right, a very proud dad kisses his soon-to-be-married daughter.Bride and her dad

Mitch, below, and the groomsmen at the Phippsburg Congregational Church. Skies were overcast and gray before the ceremony began. But change was in store.

Groom and groomsmen photos

Ali, upon arrival at the church with her dad, Bill. Bride arriving at church

Below right, Ali’s mom during the processional. Below left, Ali’s niece Sophia as flower girl.

Mother of the bride, and flower girl

Mitch’s smile says it all, below.

Groom watching bride walk down the aisleGroom, and bride walking down aisleBride and groom at altarBride and groom during ceremony

Below, all eyes and emotion shifted momentarily as Ali’s aunt and uncle, both professional opera singers in Philadelphia, PA, sing during the ceremony, below. We are rarely treated to such spectacular voices during wedding ceremonies!

Opera singers sing during wedding ceremony

The church is a perfect setting for a wedding as this was, both outside with its scenery along the Kennebec River south of Bath, and inside, as seen here from this balcony view.  Phippsburg Congregational Church weddingBride and groom saying vows

Below, Ali during the vows. We love the display of emotion; so heartfelt.

Bride during wedding ceremonyBride and Groom with Minister

Rings on the fingers!!Bride and groom during ring ceremony

First kiss!First kiss

One very happy couple:Married

Ali joined Mitch as they departed the church for a yank and heft on the church bell as it tolled.
Bride and groom tolling the church bell

Bagpiping set the stage for the first moments after the ceremony both inside and outside the church.
Bride and groom just after wedding ceremonyAli and Mitch as their guests serenade them with bubbles, below.

Bride and groom post weddingBlowing bubbles

As eluded earlier, the weather changed dramatically during the ceremony; those gray skies now vivid and blue.  Coastal Maine wedding, Phippsburg MaineBridal party photoBride and bridesmaids

There’s little more iconic than a beautiful wedding portrait with a quintessential church, the one in fact where the wedding just occurred, in the background.Bride and Groom at Phippsburg Congregational Churchwedding party walking

Aurora Provisions did an incredible job with food, wine, and service. Below.

Aurora Provisions weddings

The Small Point Club was the perfect setting for this coastal Maine wedding! Below.

Weddings at the Small Point Club, Phippsburg, Maine

A quiet moment of solitude before a few family photos were taken at the Small Point Club, seen below right from the quiet expansive beach-like shore along the Kennebec, just before it meets the Atlantic Ocean.  Small Point Club wedding

Below two panels, Ali and Mitch have a few quiet minutes together before the reception gets underway. This location could not be more peaceful or beautiful.

Bride and groom walking on beachBride and groom at Small Point

Toasts at the reception by Olivia, Ali’s sister, and maid-of-honor.Dancing at the Small Point Club, Phippsburg, Maine

First dance!Bride and groom's first danceWedding reception at Small Point Club

A touching father-daughter dance, below.  Father daughter dance

Cake-cutting fun enjoyed by nearly all the guests!Small Point Club wedding receptionWedding at Small Point Club Maine

Coastal Maine wedding photographers, Russell Caron Wedding Photography, would love to be involved in your wedding day, just as we were for Ali and Mitch. Whether you’re having a Coastal Maine wedding, or a tropical wedding at a Caribbean resort, we would love to join you in creating timeless memories you’ll enjoy for generations to come. For more information, please contact us right away!

Venue: Small Point Club
Photographer: Russell Caron Wedding Photography
Day of Event Planner: Jill Bean Wedding and Event Design
Catering Company: Aurora Provisions
Wedding gown: Andrea’s Bridal
DJ: Music Man DJ Service
Florist: Hawkes Flowers & Gifts
Hair and Makeup: Akari
Cake: A Little Somethin’ Sweet

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