With a stunning collection of images and a lovely bit about the couple, straight from the uber talented husband and wife photography duo Justin and Mary Marantz, today's gorgeous wedding photo collection hardly needs an introduction! Set on their picturesque family farm in Sorrento, Maine, Ali and John's wedding was the just the perfect blend of classic elegance and laid back New England style.
From photographers Justin and Mary: Ali and John were married on her family farm right on the water across from Bar Harbor in Sorrento, Maine. Which was an incredible location, and so personal to them. Right from the beginning they planned a laid back affair that was the perfect mix of elegance and easy New England charm. Ali wore a Vera Wang gown accented by a phenomenal pearl necklace, a pair of amazing Louboutins, and two different head pieces from Preston Olivia. Her bouquet was a stunning mixture of wild flowers from the local area. Each of the tables were named after local attractions complete with hand drawn images from a family friend. Wild flowers in mason jars mixed with candles were the perfect centerpieces for a look that was both polished and relaxed. At the end of the night, Ali and John gave their guests local jams as favors and served fresh local blueberry pie for dessert.
For the photography, we knew we wanted to bring an influence that was as laid back, yet stylish and sophisticated as Ali and John are. We wanted to keep the portraits light and airy with just a little bit of whimsy, but maintain that sense of elegance that they both exude. For the first look, we took them out into the field, where there was a gorgeous backdrop of trees on one side and Bar Harbor on the other. After the first look we also used that field for more portraits of them and the bridal party portraits. The ceremony site was absolutely breathtaking, with the archway made of birch wood and overlooking the water. This plus the mix of some dark clouds gracing the horizon (a photographer's dream) made for some dramatic images of the very emotional ceremony. Right after the ceremony we grabbed Ali and John for just a few more portraits at "golden hour," this time grabbing some of the bubble signs from photo booth to make it a little more playful. We finished up the night with Ali and John dancing the night away (and boy can they dance!) and well into the morning hours.
The Wedding Team:
Photography: Justin & Mary
Hair Stylist: Bella Skin and Body Boutique
Caterer: The Crocker House
Floral Designer: Newland Florists
Dress Store: Vera Wang
Band: Soul of Boston
Makeup Artist: Bella Skin and Body Boutique
Shoes: Christian Louboutin
Thanks Ali and John, and Justin and Mary for sharing!
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