Maine Destination Wedding - Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer - Maine Wedding Photographer - Abbie & Adam

Lakeside Destination Wedding in Lincoln, Maine – Abbie & Adam – Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer & Destination Wedding Photographer

I used to work with both Abbie and Adam in a restaurant, and even my son worked with Adam in another. So, when I was taking their engagement photos and found out they were getting married in Maine, I could not have been more excited to tell them that I am also a destination wedding photographer and that I would love to join them on their wedding day! And they said yes!!

The couple lives here in Northeast Ohio, so why a Maine wedding? Adam is originally from Maine, and his family owns a bunch of property along a lake in Lincoln, Maine. His family has their annual reunion every August up there, so they planned their wedding around that. Funny, they live in Ohio, he is from Maine, but they met when both lived in Florida! The world always finds a way to bring two people together!

There was no way I was just going to Maine to shoot this wedding and come home. I had never been up to New England, so I was making this a mini-vacation as well. The timing was perfect, as my son was starting college a few weeks after the wedding, so we made it a mother-son road trip! We flew in to Boston, had the most amazing lobster rolls and clam chowder at Boston & Maine Fish Company in Quincy’s Place. Let me tell you, clam chowder will never be the same for me, SO GOOD!! We then fulfilled one of my son’s dreams and caught a Red Sox game at Fenway Park. So amazing!! After a quick one day trip in Boston, we grabbed our rental car and headed up to Maine for the wedding, staying nearby in Bangor. The day after the wedding, we headed to the coast and stayed in the town of Bar Harbor. Such a beautiful and fun town!! The shops, the restaurants, the views all amazing. In a strange turn of events, another girl that I used to work with at that same restaurant I worked with the bride and groom, was a on a cruise with her family and one of their stops took them to Bar Harbor the same time we were there. What are the chances?! So, I took her families photos! SO cool. Another amazing part of that area is Acadia National Park. Only a ten minute drive and we were inside the park and at the top of Cadillac Mountain. The views up there, OMG!!! It was breathtaking. After Bar Harbor we sort of just winged it down the coast, on our way back to Boston to head home. Such an amazing trip with my son, highly recommend!!

My friend, Katie, with her husband and his family in Bar Harbor. Their cruise ship behind them!
Some of the adventures my son and I went on in Boston and Acadia National Park!

Now, back to the wedding details! The girls got ready across the lake from the ceremony/reception site, which meant I got to take a boat back and forth, SO cool!! The arbor used in the ceremony was built on site from a white birch tree on the family’s property. The bride and groom provided sunglasses for their guests, so fun! There was a canoe full of drinks, next to a sign made in honor of the grooms father who passed away. Great music, the best man gave an epic “Macho Man” entrance to the reception, along with de-pantsing( I don’t know if that is even a word lol) himself after he caught the garter and had to put it on the bridesmaid who caught the bouquet. SO epic! Traditional Greek dancing started by the father of the bride, and ombre cake created by the maid of honor, and amazing photos along the lake.

Cheers to all of the amazing destination weddings, I am ready!!!

Maine Destination Wedding – Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer – Maine Wedding Photographer – Abbie & Adam
Maine Destination Wedding – Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer – Maine Wedding Photographer – Abbie & Adam
Maine Destination Wedding – Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer – Maine Wedding Photographer – Abbie & Adam
Maine Destination Wedding - Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer - Maine Wedding Photographer - Abbie & Adam
Maine Destination Wedding – Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer – Maine Wedding Photographer – Abbie & Adam
Maine Destination Wedding – Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer – Maine Wedding Photographer – Abbie & Adam
Maine Destination Wedding – Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer – Maine Wedding Photographer – Abbie & Adam

Important Links:

Photographer: Lindsay Dawn Photography: http://www.lindsaydawnphotography.com/

Boston & Maine Fish Company: http://www.quicklobster.com/

Quincy’s Place: https://www.quincy-market.com/

Acadia National Park: https://www.nps.gov/acad/index.htm

Bar Harbor, Maine: https://www.visitbarharbor.com/

Meadow Ridge Events - Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer - Lindsay Dawn Photography

Meadow Ridge Events Wedding – Michelle & Alex – Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer

Last year, when Michelle reached out to me to photograph her wedding, I was so excited. And then, when she told me the venue, I got even more excited!! Meadow Ridge Events in Windsor, Ohio is hands down one of my most favorite venues. The property is in the heart of Amish country, and has two open-aired reception halls and two gorgeous ceremony sites. There are willow trees, and twinkle lights, a beautiful pond, bridges, and flowers blooming everywhere. It is a dream. They even have two cottages for the girls or guys to get ready in! The staff is amazing, catering to the couples every need, but also to the guests and other vendors. And the food has been so awesome every time. Highly recommended venue!!

Michelle and Alex opted out of having a bridal party, which I see becoming more and more of a normal thing. Michelle got ready in the newer bridal cottage, which is so beautiful inside and out. This is also where we did the emotional first look with her Dad, cue the tears! Sometimes, even on wedding days, we forget things. Well, Michelle was so excited to walk down the aisle that she forgot her bouquet! She was so happy and in the moment, she didn’t even notice until I asked her about it after the ceremony. And by then, the staff had already noticed and was already at her bridal cottage retrieving it for her for the formal photos. It may have been the hottest day of the summer, but it was one of the most beautiful weddings I have ever had the honor to capture. Did I mention that Alex brought his old truck for some photos? Check it out, it is amazing!!

Meadow Ridge Events - Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer - Lindsay Dawn Photography
Meadow Ridge Events – Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer – Lindsay Dawn Photography
Meadow Ridge Events - Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer - Lindsay Dawn Photography
Meadow Ridge Events – Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer – Lindsay Dawn Photography
Meadow Ridge Events - Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer - Lindsay Dawn Photography
Meadow Ridge Events – Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer – Lindsay Dawn Photography
Meadow Ridge Events - Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer - Lindsay Dawn Photography
Meadow Ridge Events – Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer – Lindsay Dawn Photography
Meadow Ridge Events - Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer - Lindsay Dawn Photography
Meadow Ridge Events – Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer – Lindsay Dawn Photography
Meadow Ridge Events - Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer - Lindsay Dawn Photography
Meadow Ridge Events – Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer – Lindsay Dawn Photography
Meadow Ridge Events - Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer - Lindsay Dawn Photography
Meadow Ridge Events – Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer – Lindsay Dawn Photography
Meadow Ridge Events - Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer - Lindsay Dawn Photography
Meadow Ridge Events – Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer – Lindsay Dawn Photography
Meadow Ridge Events - Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer - Lindsay Dawn Photography
Meadow Ridge Events – Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer – Lindsay Dawn Photography
Meadow Ridge Events - Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer - Lindsay Dawn Photography
Meadow Ridge Events – Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer – Lindsay Dawn Photography
Meadow Ridge Events - Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer - Lindsay Dawn Photography
Meadow Ridge Events – Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer – Lindsay Dawn Photography
Meadow Ridge Events - Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer - Lindsay Dawn Photography
Meadow Ridge Events – Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer – Lindsay Dawn Photography
Meadow Ridge Events - Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer - Lindsay Dawn Photography
Meadow Ridge Events – Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer – Lindsay Dawn Photography
Meadow Ridge Events - Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer - Lindsay Dawn Photography
Meadow Ridge Events – Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer – Lindsay Dawn Photography
Meadow Ridge Events - Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer - Lindsay Dawn Photography
Meadow Ridge Events – Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer – Lindsay Dawn Photography
Meadow Ridge Events - Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer - Lindsay Dawn Photography
Meadow Ridge Events – Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer – Lindsay Dawn Photography
Meadow Ridge Events - Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer - Lindsay Dawn Photography
Meadow Ridge Events – Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer – Lindsay Dawn Photography
Meadow Ridge Events - Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer - Lindsay Dawn Photography
Meadow Ridge Events – Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer – Lindsay Dawn Photography
Meadow Ridge Events - Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer - Lindsay Dawn Photography
Meadow Ridge Events – Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer – Lindsay Dawn Photography
Meadow Ridge Events - Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer - Lindsay Dawn Photography
Meadow Ridge Events – Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer – Lindsay Dawn Photography

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Stonegait Winery - Madison, Ohio - Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer

Mr. & Mrs. Candela – Wildwood Cultural Center – Stonegait Winery – Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer

Remember that dreamy winery engagement session I had last year? And that gorgeous ring shot on the grapes? Well, it was finally time for Emily and Buddy’s wedding! The ceremony was outside of a beautiful historical estate, at Mentor’s Wildwood Cultural Center. It was probably the shortest ceremony I have ever seen, about 7 minutes total!! What a beautiful place for the ceremony and the formal photos after. The scenery is spectacular, the different shades of pink bridesmaids dresses were dreamy, and my couple was on fire!

The reception was at a brand new beautiful winery in Madison, Stonegait Winery. Such an immaculate building inside, I can’t wait to go back! It is set up so perfectly for a wedding reception, with two bars, high beautiful ceilings, and the decor is perfect for the setting. As always, there was an awesome team of vendors, and you can see that list below!

Wildwood Cultural Center - Mentor, Ohio - Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer
Wildwood Cultural Center – Mentor, Ohio – Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer
Wildwood Cultural Center - Mentor, Ohio - Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer
Wildwood Cultural Center – Mentor, Ohio – Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer
Wildwood Cultural Center - Mentor, Ohio - Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer
Wildwood Cultural Center – Mentor, Ohio – Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer
Wildwood Cultural Center - Mentor, Ohio - Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer
Wildwood Cultural Center – Mentor, Ohio – Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer
Wildwood Cultural Center - Mentor, Ohio - Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer
Wildwood Cultural Center – Mentor, Ohio – Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer
Wildwood Cultural Center - Mentor, Ohio - Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer
Wildwood Cultural Center – Mentor, Ohio – Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer
Wildwood Cultural Center - Mentor, Ohio - Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer
Wildwood Cultural Center – Mentor, Ohio – Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer
Wildwood Cultural Center - Mentor, Ohio - Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer
Wildwood Cultural Center – Mentor, Ohio – Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer
Wildwood Cultural Center - Mentor, Ohio - Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer
Wildwood Cultural Center – Mentor, Ohio – Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer
Wildwood Cultural Center - Mentor, Ohio - Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer
Wildwood Cultural Center – Mentor, Ohio – Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer
Stonegait Winery - Madison, Ohio - Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer
Stonegait Winery – Madison, Ohio – Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer
Stonegait Winery - Madison, Ohio - Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer
Stonegait Winery – Madison, Ohio – Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer
Stonegait Winery - Madison, Ohio - Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer
Stonegait Winery – Madison, Ohio – Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer
Stonegait Winery - Madison, Ohio - Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer
Stonegait Winery – Madison, Ohio – Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer
Stonegait Winery - Madison, Ohio - Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer
Stonegait Winery – Madison, Ohio – Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer
Stonegait Winery - Madison, Ohio - Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer
Stonegait Winery – Madison, Ohio – Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer

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