As I begin to work on this blog posting it is drizzly and dreary outside. A far cry from my Carlyle and Jeremy’s Biddeford Pool Wedding last August.  Their wedding weekend was nothing short of amazing. Perfect weather, great food, family and friends, and of course the CUTEST ringbearer pup ever, Sammie! The vibe of the day was completely relaxed and fun. Carlyle and Jeremy opted for a first look so that they could spend some time with each other before the ceremony. Having everything in one location made it easy to move about the property. And with the beautiful backdrop of Biddeford Pool there is not a bad place to take a photo. The ceremony took place out on the lawn, while cocktail hour and dinner was held under the sperry tent. Immediately following a fireworks display which was a surprise gift from the brother of the bride to his sister, Kitchen Chicks catering invited all the guests inside the rustic barn for dancing, dessert and a sparkler send off. It truly was an affair to remember. Carlyle and Jeremy, thank you for letting me be a part of your wedding weekend. Here are some of my favorites from their day as well as a list of all the awesome vendors who make their dream come to life. Also, if you want to check our their lobster bake rehearsal dinner just click here.

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Wedding Ceremony and Reception  :: Private Estate in Biddeford Pool Maine Videographer :: LMV Productions Caterer :: Kitchen Chicks Catering  Cake :: Let Them Eat Cake Tent Rental :: Sperry Tent Marshall Tent and Event Florist Nancy Williams Band :: Music Man DJ Wedding Dress Store :: Hannelores Wedding Shoes :: Jack Rogers  Bridesmaids Dresses :: Davids Bridal Bridesmaids Clutches :: Sea Bags Maine RingBearer Pup :: Sammie Hair and Makeup :: Lindsey Green Second Shooter :: Jordan Weiland Photography

If there is one bucket item suggestion I could make to you, it would be to visit the state of Maine in the summer. The weather is divine, the flowers are blooming, the coastline is picturesque, the seabreeze is constant and cooling. It’s magnificent. For me, there is nothing better then shooting a wedding in Maine in the summer. Biddeford Pool Weddings are some of my favorites and I want to share an amazing wedding weekend I was a part of last summer in Maine.

Carlyle and Jeremy grew up in Biddeford Pool, so it was the perfect fit to host their wedding there. The rehearsal dinner took place on the same property as the wedding the following day. Family and out of town friends joined them for a lobster bake on the beach {well more like cliff side}

Kitchen Chicks provided the food and beverages for the evening. And Marshall Tent and event rental provided the stunning sperry tent which created an amazing rehearsal dinner space. Speeches were given. Love and laughter resonated throughout. I was really excited when Carlyle and Jeremy allowed me to pull them away for a bit and take them down to the rocks for sunset photos. They were just as excited as I was to see the sunset as it had been cloudy the days before.

I’m extremely excited to share their Biddeford Pool wedding images with you as well, but for now, let’s get started with their rehearsal dinner. Here are some of my favorites from that evening.

 

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  • Biddeford Pool Wedding » StephanieASmithBlog.Com - […] As I begin to work on this blog posting it is drizzly and dreary outside. A far cry from my Carlyle and Jeremy’s Biddeford Pool Wedding last August.  Their wedding weekend was nothing short of amazing. Perfect weather, great food, family and friends, and of course the CUTEST ringbearer pup ever, Sammie! The vibe of the day was completely relaxed and fun. Carlyle and Jeremy opted for a first look so that they could spend some time with each other before the ceremony. Having everything in one location made it easy to move about the property. And with the beautiful backdrop of Biddeford Pool there is not a bad place to take a photo. The ceremony took place out on the lawn, while cocktail hour and dinner was held under the sperry tent. Immediately following a fireworks display which was a surprise gift from the brother of the bride to his sister, Kitchen Chicks catering invited all the guests inside the rustic barn for dancing, dessert and a sparkler send off. It truly was an affair to remember. Carlyle and Jeremy, thank you for letting me be a part of your wedding weekend. Here are some of my favorites from their day as well as a list of all the awesome vendors who make their dream come to life. Also, if you want to check our their lobster bake rehearsal dinner just click here. […]

I can remember her email like it was yesterday. It was our first point of contact. I can recall her mentioning how she met her fiancé, their pup, Finn, and how my images resonated with her.  I felt like I already knew Samantha, and I loved everything about her.

She told me that she was planning a Carlouel Yacht Club Wedding in November of 2017 and wanted to know more about me and my wedding photography. We set up a time to meet and the rest is history. Samantha and Andrew are just that couple. They are sweet, adorable together, goofy with their fur baby, and just love genuine moments. They wanted to do their engagement session with their pup, Finn, so I suggested Ft Desoto state park.

It was absolutely magical. Couldn’t have asked for better weather or prettier light. I had so much fun with Samantha, Andrew, and Finn. Their wedding this fall at Carlouel is going to be amazing. Here are a few of my favorites from their shoot.

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You may recognize this couple from the previous post . Or perhaps it was a few posts before that when I went up to Boston to photograph their fall engagement session. Or perhaps you recognize their faces from my instagram account @stephanieasmithphotography. But regardless, let me bring you the piece de resistance, their wedding day. I don’t think I can put into words how grateful I am for this couple, their families, and their friends. It was truly one of the most heart felt weekends I have been a part of. The love was everywhere. Genuine, robust, love towards everyone in attendance. And yes, Shea and Pete had a Boca Grande wedding at the Gasparilla inn and club so the setting couldn’t be beat, but it truly was the people who made the day. I hope that when you look through these images you not only see the beauty and style in their day but also feel the love displayed throughout their wedding. Shea and Pete, from the bottom of my heart, thank you so much for picking me. I feel so grateful to have been a part of your weekend. I heart you both so much! Here are some of my favorites from their day along with the list of vendors who made it all possible.

Wedding Ceremony :: Boca Grande United Methodist Church Wedding Reception :: The Lawn at Gasparilla Inn and Club Tent Rental :: Sperry Tents Wedding Dress Store :: Calvet Couture Bridal Dress Designer :: Lian Carlos Wedding Shoes :: Jimmy Choo Hair and Makeup :: Michele Renee Hair and Makeup Videographer :: Randall Productions Invitations :: Sweetly Said Press DJ :: Wiley Entertainment/ Jim Gable Linens :: Over the Top Linens Chairs & Chargers :: A Chair Affair Floral Designer :: Botanica Groom’s Attire :: Custom Groomsmen Attire :: Suit Supply Jewelry :: Swarovski Bridesmaids Dresses :: Blush by Hailey Paige Second Shooter :: Jordan Weiland Photography 

  • Cathy - So many beautiful shots.. Love the one with the Harp!
    Great Job , as usual Stephanie A Smith.

I love Gasparilla Island. And do you want to know what I love more then the island itself? Gasparilla Island Weddings of course. This barrier island off the coast of Port Charlotte takes you back a few decades in time. The preserved history of the island is ever apparent. The quaint beauty of the area forces you to slow down, take deep breaths, and just be present. It is one of my most favorite settings for a wedding, or in this blog post, a rehearsal dinner. Shea and Pete held their destination wedding in Boca Grande at the Gasparilla Inn and Club. Friday evening was set aside for all the guests to enjoy an outdoor setting at the Gasparilla Inn Beach Club. Dinner and speeches were held prior to the cocktail hour where all the guests were invited to mingle and enjoy the bride and groom. I absolutely adore photographing the rehearsal dinner as it gives me a really great understanding of who the friends and family members are. Not only that, it allows the guests to become familiar and comfortable with me, so that come wedding day, they love having me take their picture 🙂 Here are a few of my favorites from Shea and Pete’s rehearsal dinner at the Gasparilla Inn Beach Club.

Rehearsal Dinner Decor at Gasparilla Inn Beach ClubFlamingo Wedding Decorations in Boca Grande FloridaRehearsal Dinner Feasting Table Set Up at the Gasparilla Inn Beach ClubBeach front view of the Gasparilla Inn Beach ClubBride and Groom kissing at sunset at the Gasparilla Beach ClubPastries Made From Gasparilla Inn and Club pastry chefOutdoor Fire pit with market lights over the pool sets the mood for this rehearsal dinner at Gasparilla Inn Beach Club Bride and Groom in Boca Grande laughing during speechesRehearsal Venue :: Gasparilla Inn Beach Club Food and Beverage :: Gasparilla Inn Beach Club Decor & Lighting :: Lightworks Stage Productions Cute Straws :: Krazy Straws Bride’s Outfit :: Lauren James Co Groom’s Outfit :: Bonobos Guitarist :: Matt Bellina