Denyse and Andrew are one of the sweetest couples! It was a pleasure to photograph their Maine church wedding. Denyse and Andrew have known each other for many years, they grew up in the same hometown and were friends throughout high school. Denyse always had a crush on Andrew but Andrew was clueless! It wasn’t until their freshman year college that they finally went on their first official date.  After the first date, Denyse realized quickly she definitely still had feelings for Andrew! Fast forward two bachelors degrees and one doctorate, a new home, and the addition of their fur child,  these two amazing people have officially become husband and wife!
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You may remember Denyse and Andrew’s fall North Conway engagement session from last year.  In addition to their engagement session with me, I have had the pleasure of getting to know Denyse throughout her engagement with Andrew due to having a close mutual friends.  We have attended girls’ nights out and celebratory parties together. It was so special to create this friendship with her. It made the wedding day even more laid back and stress free!  fall themed wedding invitations weddings rings in leaves bride's dress hanging from trees on wedding day grooms attire photosEvery single person who was involved in Denyse and Andrew’s wedding day was incredible. The raw emotions that were visible were such a pleasure to photograph. candid groom prep photoscandid wedding photosbride getting ready on wedding day photosBefore heading to the first look, Denyse took a few moments at her parents’ house to read a letter from Andrew.timeless wedding photographybride reading love letter on wedding day

Denyse and Andrew decided to do a first look before their Maine church wedding. A few days before the wedding, they picked a gorgeous spot in the woods between their parents’ houses. What an incredible location! Their first look was so beautiful and full of happiness.First look on wedding day in the woods first look photos on wedding daycandid wedding photos bride and groom emotional first look

Both Denyse and Andrew were nervous while getting ready. Doing the first look was the perfect way for them to make the nerves disappear and it allowed them to enjoy each other’s presence before the ceremony (and have a little fun too!).
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Seriously! These two! I absolutely love these woodsy bride and groom photos.adventurous couples photos in woods on wedding day bride and groom smiling at each other happy couple on wedding dayBride photos on wedding day in Mainebride and groom holding hands in the woods Denyse and Andrew have formed a relationship based on the strongest friendship. They both consider each other their best friend. This is evident in the way they interact with each other couple laughing on wedding day woodsy themed wedding photoswedding day flowersBride and groom photos on a woods trail Natural couples photos in a garden After their first look, we headed to their church ceremony. Denyse and Andrew’s ceremony took place in the Catholic Church in their hometown. Emotional bride walking down the aisle in church ceremonyBride with father during wedding ceremonyBride hugging mom during wedding ceremonyWedding ceremony inside a Maine churchTheir Maine church wedding ceremony was beautiful! black and white photo of Maine church ceremonyBride and groom exchanging vows in churchbride and groom standing in front of alter exchanging vowsnatural wedding photos wedding photos in churchCouple exchanging wedding rings during Maine ceremonybride and groom kissing during church wedding ceremonyunity candle lighting photosbride and groom walking down aisle After the ceremony, we found more woods for their bridal party photos! bridesmaids and bride photos in the woodsgroomsmens photos in grey suitsA quick wardrobe change for the boys the morning of the wedding resulted in unique colorful socks…soccer socks to be exact! unique groomsmens photosexcited and fun bridal party photosnatural wedding party photoslight and airy colored wedding decor flower girls dresses with pink sashphotos of couple entering reception happy married couple photos at receptionhappy couple during first dance photosparent dances at weddingsfather-daugther dance photos

The bride and her dad surprised everyone during the father-daughter dance with freestyle dancing!

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Denyse and Andrew, it was an honor to be part of your Maine church wedding! You are both spectacular and I cannot wait to see how your love story unfolds!

Maine Church Wedding Vendors:

Photography: Haley J Photography

Ceremony Venue: Saint Thomas Aquinas Parish

Reception Venue: Knights of Columbus

Event Designer: Interior Accents

Bridal Dress Store: Allure Bridals, Blush Bridal & Formal

Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Bill Levkoff, Blush Bridal & Formal

Bridal Jewelry: Robert’s Jewelry

Hair & Makeup Stylist: Melissa Williams at Alete Salon & Spa

Florist: Pierrette’s Florist

Cake Baker: Macie Daigle, Misty Maple Organic Farm

DJ: Adam’s Mobile DJ Service and Sound

Invitation Suite: Minted

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