My First Wedding

October 3rd, 2015. The day before my husband and I were due to leave for Jamaica to celebrate our second wedding anniversary. I had just upgraded from an amateur Nikon camera to a semi-professional model. A friend and coworker had just gotten engaged, and asked me to photograph her wedding. Of course, I said yes. I was about to photograph my first wedding.

My First Wedding
Hurricane Joaquin couldn’t stop this beautiful Ogunquit, Maine wedding!

Amy and Mel were High School classmates down South, went their separate ways, and reunited as adults in New England. On an outing to a favorite nature spot, they proposed to each other at the same time! And they both said yes!

We met about a month before their intimate wedding to work out the details of the day, including the Timeline and Photo list. The wedding was to be held at a private residence on a pebble beach in Ogunquit, Maine. Every element from the furnishings to the decorations to the raw oyster bar screamed “Beach Wedding.”? It was going to be perfect. That is, until the remnants of Hurricane Joaquin passed the coastline. The wedding was forced onto the manicured lawn of the property. The sea spray would have SOAKED everyone in attendance if it had not been moved.

Even with this uncontrollable event, the wedding began on time and went off without a hitch (something we all attributed later to the really careful planning.) My first wedding was a success, and Amy and Mel were able to remain focused on their wedding instead of sweating the small stuff. It was truly beautiful, and unbeknownst to all of us at the time they became the very first #seashellbrides.

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