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COREY & BEN | The Colony Hotel Wedding | Kennebunkport

Married: Corey & Ben | The Colony Hotel Wedding | Kennebunkport, Maine

It was nothing like the first time I met Corey and Ben. We didn’t have the blowing wind, and crisp winter air. We didn’t have holiday lights, or the snow. We were not bundled up under layers and layers trying to keep warm… Like their winter wonderland Kennebunkport Engagement Session HERE.

On this day you could feel the warmth of the sun on your face and the breeze of the salty ocean in the air. Family and friends were beginning to pour in, filled with excitement for what was to come on this day. There is something special about spending the weekend in Maine celebrating your Wedding in Kennebunkport. The sounds, the buzz, and the beauty of a seaside town… Ben and his family have been coming here for years. So it fit perfectly into their hearts on where they would begin their first moments, from high school sweethearts to husband and wife. Overlooking the rocky coast of Maine, surrounded by family, friends and loved one who were truly present in their ‘Un-Plugged’ Wedding Ceremony.

Wedding Day Professionals:
Wedding Venue; Ceremony and Reception: The Colony Hotel | Bridal Gown: Kleinfeld Bridal – Kenneth Pool | Blooms: Downeast Flowers & Gifts  | Beauty: Laurel Wiley & Kim Doll| Officiant: Reverend Donna Lamontagne | Bridesmaid’s Dresses: Angela’s Bridal – Bill Levkoff | Groom’s Suit: Jos. A. Bank | Bakery: Scratch Baking Co. | Caterer: The Colony Hotel 

Ellen Hicks - Corey Kelly — you were SUCH a beautiful bride! :) Congrats my dear!

Eryn Crawford Kesler - Gorgeous Gorgeous Gorgeous work!

Spring McKenney - STUNNING!

MARK & KRISTEN | New England & Maine Wedding Photographer

The grounds were wet, the leaves blowing and the branches were hanging a bit heavier on this day. The fog and the mist rolled in like a thick cloud but not even this could dampen the joy and happiness that was about to unfold. We watched from the hotel balcony as the sky gave us a moment of hope just before she stepped into her gown. The zipper was zipped, the jewelry was clasped, the flowers delivered, and the hugs and love given. In those moments of the final preparations, the sky decide to open up and share its blessing once again…

She gazed out the window in a moment of peace yet hopefulness. This was not the day she planned. This was not the weather she had dreamed about for her wedding day. This was not the way she hoped to greet loved ones with her new husband on the ocean at her reception.

But this was the day.

With the mist and fog. Damp leaves and umbrellas. Changes of plans, going with the flow and with trust. Trust that is didn’t matter what the weather was like. Trust that it already was the perfect day, and trust that no matter how it turned out at the end of the night, that this… This was their day. And it was perfect.

Kristen and Mark… I love you all. Your family, your friends, your bridal party. Most importantly you two are amazing and I love the day you had. Thank you for trusting me to give you these images. Thank you for braving the grounds and for being perfectly okay with my reply to your question of ‘What are we going to do?’ when I replied, “We my dear, are just going to get wet.”  May you always remember the blanket of fog as a layer of love and the rain as a shower of blessing in your marriage. Thank you so much for having us. 

Congratulations Kristen & Mark on your perfectly beautiful New England Wedding at Mount Hope Farms in Bristol, Rhode Island.

wedding dress and silver sparkle wedding shoes
silver shoes with wedding rings
bride getting dressed at Mt Hope Farms
bride being helped into her wedding dress
bride putting on her wedding day earings
silver sparkle wedding shoes
silver kate spade wedding shoes and jewelery

bride reading a love note on her wedding day
bride with earings and necklace
Bridal portrait at Mt Hope Farms
Bridal Portrait at Mt Hope Farms
Bridal portrait at Mt Hope Farms
wedding cufflinks
groom putting on his tie
groomsmen getting ready
groom portrait at Mt Hope Farms
wedding programs and grooms standing at attention
Bride and Groom first look
bride and groom standing at a church ceremony
bride and groom hands folded
bride and groom seated at church ceremony
priest blessing wedding rings
Prayer at a church wedding
Bride and groom first kiss at a church wedding
bride and groom walk down the isle
Sign for Mt Hope Farm bed & breakfast
wedding bouquet on a mercedes
boutinier on a navy suit
bride holding her bouqet
bride walking on a dirt road
bride and groom portraits
bride and groom kissing in a field
bride and groom in a field portraits
bride and groom portraits in a field
bride and groom portraits on a dirt path
bride and groom portraits on a dirt path
bride and groom kissing and a bridal bouquet
bride and groom portraits on a dirt path
bride smirks as she
bride and groom portraits on a dirt path
wedding party portraits in front of a gray barn at Mt Hope Farms
wedding party portrait
wedding party portraits in front of a gray barn at Mt Hope Farms
wedding party portraits in front of a gray barn at Mt Hope Farms
bridal party portraits and bouquet
maid of honor and bride, best man and groom
bride and groom fun striped socks and shoes
bride and groom kissing in front of gray barn at mt hope farms
bride with her bouquet
bride and groom portraits
bride and groom portraits
bride and groom portraits
bride and groom portraits
bride with long veil
bride with long veil
bride and groom smiling with long flowing veil
bride and groom smiling with long flowing veil
bride and groom smiling with long flowing veil
wedding veil
table set at a wedding reception
floral center piece at a wedding reception
wedding reception tent
wedding table marker
wedding table marker and flowers
birch straws in a cup
wedding candy
pink and white striped wedding cake with pink flowers
father and daughter dancing at wedding reception
groom and mother dancing at wedding reception
wedidng toasts
bride and groom first dance
tie bandana wedding reception dancing
wedding reception dancing
wedding tent flags
bride and groom thank you in front of gray barn at mt hope farms

Thank you to all of the amazing people who helped to make this day perfect. Bridal Gown: Paloma Blanca | Bridal Shoes: Kate Spade | Bridal Accessories: Rent the Runway | Beauty: Wedding Tresses | Bridal Party: Jcrew & 9Tailors | Custom Cufflinks: Waxwing Jewelry | Blooms: Sayles Livingston | Bakery: Konditor Meister  | Caterer: Blackstone Caterers | DJ: CE Productions | Reception Tent: Sperry Tents | Farmhouse Table & Chairs: Big Sky | Second Photographer| Carrie Pellerin | Ceremony: St. Lucy’s Church | Reception: Mount Hope Farm Wedding | Honeymoon: Iberostar Grand Hotel Paraiso

 

 

Keri Deming - Just looked at these again. Still as beautiful as the first time I saw them. Absolutely amazing job, Melissa Beck!

Keri Deming - Just looked at these again. Still as beautiful as the first time I saw them. Absolutely amazing job!

Mary Lotze - Oh love it!!! I didn’t realize that when I commented on the photos of my grandson’s wedding, the comment would also appear on my facebook page. Enjoy everyone!!!!The handsome young man is our grandson, Mark and his new wife Kristen, who is our stunning new granddaughter. Also check out my Keri–my equally as beautiful granddaughter. We are a truly blessed family!!!!

Mary Lotze - Absolutely stunning photos of a beautiful couple and their most charming and fun-loving attendants. We had a glorious day that will begin an equally glorious life as a new family–the photos reflected the moment and the emotions.

Amy Adell Feist - Amazing! Love all of them!

Spring - STUNNING!!!!!!!!

NEVER STOP

I found this song today and it made me stop and think. Think back to a single day when there were no restrictions. No limits on love. A day of dreams and pure joy. The day.

The day we were married.

I hope this small moment in time is always frozen for you too. For each of you in love. To those of you who dream of a love as pure as these lyrics. For your one day. Where there are no limits on your love. The day where you decided to never stop…

Thank you Jacob for always choosing me. For allowing me to feel so loved in this life we have together. Love is a choice, and you have never stopped choosing me. Not once. And for that I admire and love you. I choose you too. XO

Safetysuit – Never Stop Wedding Version

This is my love song to you

Let every woman know I’m yours
So you can fall asleep each night, babe
And know I’m dreaming of you more
You’re always hoping that we make it
You always wanna keep my gaze
Well, you’re the only one I see
And that’s the one thing that won’t change
I will never stop tryin’
I will never stop watchin’ as you leave
I will never stop losing my breath
Every time I see you lookin’ back at me
And I will never stop holding your hand
I will never stop opening your door
I will never stop choosin’ you, babe
I will never get used to you
And with this love song to you
It’s not a momentary phase
You are my life, I don’t deserve you
But you love me just the same
And as the mirror says we’re older
I will not look the other way
You are my life, my love, my only
And that’s the one thing that won’t change
You still get my heart racing, for you

Cindy Rapp Giovagnoli - Love it…

Linda Shannon Twogood - Beautiful.