Their families were told that Jason was going to propose during their vacation… but they were secretly planning a beautiful, small York Maine wedding on the water at a private residence…
Jessie called me over the winter explaining that she and Jason were planning a small York Maine wedding that was going to be a surprise for everyone attending. As a child, her family used to vacation in York every year and it was decided that the best place to get married would be when both of their families flew out to York to enjoy a week of R+R. We discussed how it would all happen and how we could get them all dressed up for the occasion so everyone looked their best.
It was planned that Jason was going to “propose” and that there would be an engagement party mid-week. As all best plans go, sometimes a wrench is thrown in to make things more interesting. Jessie messaged me a couple of months prior to the wedding informing me that due to an unforeseen illness, they flew back to her family’s home and got married that weekend. Despite already being married, they were still going forward with their plans and instead of a wedding ceremony, the trip to York was now a wedding reception “only” with a built-in vacation on either side.
It was a beautiful day! The water was calm, the skies were clear, there was fog rolling in but it didn’t take over until after dark. They still had their cake, their clambake, the rentals… all of it was beautifully put together and everyone was on deck to make it go smoothly. The only hang up was a jealous Bailey, Jessie’s Chesapeake Bay Retriever, who really wanted to break up the first dance and father-daughter dance, but without any hands, he couldn’t really interrupt properly and instead he stood there awkwardly. lol
After portraits, dinner, and formal dances, it was time for dessert. Later, the girls danced in the kitchen and the guys smoked cigars on the porch. Despite a little rain, it didn’t stop the party from heading back out onto the deck.
Congrats to Jessie + Jason (and Bailey) and thank you for having me along to capture some memories for you!
(Event vendors listed below)
Venue: Private residence, York, Maine
Photographer: Sarah Jane Photography
Cake / Desserts: Nothing Bakes Like A Parrott
Florals: Yellow Twist Floral Design
Outside Lighting: Griffin + Griffin Lighting
Caterer: Foster’s Clambake