The island of North Haven, Maine is a magical place for a wedding.
The coast of New England is incredible as it is, but Maine weddings are epic. North Haven is a tiny island off the coast of Maine, only accessible by boat three times a day.
Rolling hills, lupine fields, looming fog, lobsters, wellies, ocean inlets, farms, fishermen, sail boats, and cable knit sweaters…
We arrived in Maine the day before the wedding on a ferry and were greeted by Olivia and Benedict on the dock before heading to their intimate rehearsal dinner at the Nebo Lodge.
To my surprise, I recognized a few guests in attendance from one of my favorite ever Hamptons weddings I photographed early in my career.
The next morning, guests arrived at Olivia’s parent’s waterfront property as Japanese taiko drummers played. This began the ritual of summoning the bride to her ceremony.
Olivia appeared in the distance, parents at her side. Sailing a boat through an island inlet as the drums banged louder and louder.
And what Maine wedding would be complete without local oysters? The cocktail hour took place in the garden of Olivia’s parent’s property and the reception continued inside the barn Olivia’s father had built.
Here’s few images from the weekend…