This Maine Camp wedding was incredible! Julia and Pete are two adventurous souls that met over 12 years ago while attending the same college. They were friends throughout their college years and then after graduation parted ways. 10 years later their paths crossed again, this time the feelings towards each other were not just of good friends but it was visible something else was definitely there.  Julia and Pete are an outdoorsy couple so it was no surprise to me when they said they would be getting married at Julia’s family camp on the lake.  I am so excited for you to see this fun and colorful Maine Camp wedding!Lace wedding dress hanging on a pine tree for camp wedding rustic wedding invitations for a camp wedding wedding rings at a rustic wedding on moss

It is rare for me to meet the groom before meeting the bride.  I was fortunate enough to meet Pete when I was working part time at L.L.Bean. He stepped in as our store manager for a few months and was instantly accepted by our entire staff. Yup, we loved Pete!  After I did a store transfer a few months later, I worked with Pete on regular basis. It was during this time that Pete and I would have in depth conversations about Julia and how he completely adored her.  He would share stories about their adventures and every day life together.  It didn’t take long for Pete to share his proposal plans and I was lucky enough to capture the entire thing for them.  After meeting Julia in person, on the day of their engagement, I instantly knew why Pete was so in love with her.  She is sweet, down to earth, and absolutely beautiful. 
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Julia and Pete decided on a first look and I am so glad they did!!! It was incredibly sweet and it took their anxiety away from the rest of the day.
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Pete has some awesome gifting skills.  A new L.L.Bean hammock and he even made her a handmade card.  This couple is not only adventurous but also extremely thoughtful!bridal gifts on wedding day simple and unique wedding gifts Bride and groom holding hands and walking in garden Natural wedding photography passionate photo of bride and groom in field on wedding day intimate wedding photos of bride and groom in a fieldPete’s sister Sarah did an incredible job on all of the florals for the wedding. Not only did she put them together but she also grew them!
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What would a Maine Camp wedding be without the amazing view of the lake? Their entire wedding ceremony site was so incredibly gorgeous. Maine Camp Wedding

During their ceremony Julia surprised Pete by singing to him.  It was so beautiful and a special personalized touch during the ceremony.
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This bridal party was hilarious and so fun!! I can totally see why they are Julia and Pete’s closest friends! unique and fun bridal party photos mismatch bridesmaids' dresses for summer wedding genuine moments at wedding with bride and bridesmaids bright and dramatic wedding flowersaffectionate couple standing next to lake on wedding day bride and groom kissing on a dock in Maine natural photo of bride and groom bride and groom on a dock at a camp wedding Fun Maine Wedding at a lake passionate wedding photo of bride and groom

Just before the reception started these two decided to take a little time to lay in the hammock that was set up on the camp property.  I have since decided every couple should take a few minutes to just relax together before heading in for the rest of the celebration.
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Anyone who grew up in Aroostook County knows the goodness of this beverage! As a seasonal favorite to many, these two included as much Houlton Farms Dairy as they could, including ice cream at their reception as dessert. unique bridal details paper hearts made out of maps for wedding decorations customized corn hole game for a weddinghappy couple celebrating with friends paying lawn games at a lakeside wedding bride and groom dancing at camp wedding Groom smiling at bride while dancing during wedding reception photojournalist wedding photography in Maine happy bride dancing with dad while laughinghappy groom and mother of the groom dancing at wedding reception large group photo of bride and groom's friends at camp weddingbride in a canoe at a Maine Camp Weddingbride and groom in a canoe on wedding day in Maine Adventurous bride and groom paddling a canoe on wedding dayMaine Camp Wedding with bride and groom kissing in a canoe on a lake

Julia and Pete, I cannot wait to watch the adventures you two take together in your marriage!

Maine Camp Wedding Vendors:

Photography: Haley J Photography

Venue: Forbush Family Camp

Bridal Getting Ready & First Look Garden: First Settler’s Lodge

Bridal Dress: Blush Bridal

Flowers: Sarah Berry

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