Dockside Guest Quarters York Maine Small Wedding for Michaela + Sean

Dockside Guest Quarters in York Maine is a hidden gem wedding location. It’s a surprise you don’t see coming when you drive up the gravel road past the boats waiting to be brought to the water and once you park and hop out, you see exactly why couples fall for it and choose it to celebrate their wedding.

As the name suggests, there are docks, quiet waterfront views for a ceremony on lush green grass, rooms for family and friends to stay onsite, and a separate dining space that’s cozy and intimate and to take breaks from the party on the patio overlooking the ocean. Pretty perfect, right?

So when Michaela + Sean reached out to me after seeing a wedding I photographed there a couple of years ago, I was so excited to have yet another incredible couple find me and invite me along as their wedding photographer.

Michaela is basically a bubbling fountain and I think it’s in her DNA to be this warm and inviting woman who never stops smiling, laughing, and enjoying being around those that mean the most to her. My proof: to greet Sean for their first look she opted to pinch his butt before he turned around and brought a bottle of champagne to drink out of the bottle to kick off the day.

And Sean, well he’s a stoic, shy (at least at first until we started laughing and joking around while he hung out with his best friends out in the MUD) guy with a calm energy that fits so beautifully next to his wife. And man oh man does this guy know how to hug the woman he clearly loves deeply. When he took Michaela in his arms while I photographed them as the sun dipped below the trees he grabbed her tight and tucked her into his arms with everything he had – and I got a picture of it to prove it.

They compliment one another and when you combine their unique personalities into a relationship, you end up with this sophisticated joy that can only be described as Michaela + Sean.

They didn’t want to fuss over the wedding day and instead opted to choose vendors they trusted completely and let them take the reins with their professions including the DJ, florist, hair and makeup team, and me. She wanted to have fun when marrying the guy who was imprinted on her heart and I can absolutely say that it was an incredible success.

From best friends that kept the love flowing for these two wonderful people and families that were nothing short of caring and utterly happy to welcome a new member into their families, to a day that flowed naturally and easily and gave me tons of space to be creative and open to their story, I was so enamored with their wedding day.

Michaela + Sean, never stop being you and never forget that while Michaela was hanging with her friends getting her wedding day look in place – Sean and his friends were hanging out in the mud daring each other to climb trees, go for a dip in the ocean, and light some fires. I won’t elaborate further on the last part for Sean’s sake ;)

Congratulations you two, I wish you all the best!

Ceremony & Reception: Dockside Guest Quarters in York, Maine
Southern Maine Wedding Photographer: I AM SARAH V Photography
Videography: Stop Go Love
Flowers: York Flower Shop
Dress: BHLDN
DJ: Beat Train Productions
Cake: Elephantine Bakery
Hair & Makeup: Naviina Salon & Spa

The groom and his best friends hang out and drink beers before the wedding celebration begins

The groom and his best friends hang out and drink beers before the wedding celebration begins

The bride wraps up a love letter to the groom on their Maine Wedding Day

The bride's best friends get ready for the ceremony to begin - and to toss some petals

The bride greets her mom after putting on her wedding dress

The bride and her shoes on her wedding day

A bridal portrait in her room before the first look begins at their Dockside Guest Quarters wedding day in Maine

A bridal portrait in her room before the first look begins at their Dockside Guest Quarters wedding day in Maine

A bridal portrait in her room before the first look begins at their Dockside Guest Quarters wedding day in Maine

The groom takes in the ocean views before the first look begins

THe bride greets the groom for their first look with a bottle of champagne and a butt pinch on their Maine Wedding day

THe bride greets the groom for their first look with a bottle of champagne on their Maine Wedding day

The bride and groom take turns drinking from a bottle of champagne and dancing

The bride and groom take turns drinking from a bottle of champagne and dancing

The bride and groom are ready to celebrate their wedding day at Dockside Guest Quarters in Maine

The bride and groom walk back from the dock in York Maine

The bride and groom get close to one another after their first look on the ocean at Dockside Guest Quarters

The mother of the bride lovingly touches her face before the wedding ceremony begins

The bride and groom pose with their flower girls by the water

The mother of the bride walks her daughter down the aisle as a flower girl jumps back in to dump more petals in York Maine

The groom is trying to hold back a laugh on their Dockside Guest Quarters wedding day

The mother of the bride wipes a tear during the outdoor wedding ceremony

The couple and their friend the officiant during their outdoor southern Maine wedding ceremony

The bride laughs with the groom on their York Maine Wedding day

Dockside Guest Quarters wedding venue in York Maine is gorgeous for an outdoor ceremony

The bride laughs at cocktail hour in York Maine with her new husband

The bride and her best friends hug each other tight in celebration of her wedding day

A small wedding guest and his mom pose for the photo

The bride eyes a note on the phone of a wedding guest

The first dance on the floor at Dockside Guest Quarters

The married couple walks in the tall seagrass in York Maine

The couple can't hold in the laughter after marrying in Southern Maine

Newlywed couple embraces to show off the wedding bands on their York Maine wedding day

The biggest hug from the groom to his wife at Dockside Guest Quarters in York Maine

The wedding couple hold each other close on their Dockside Guest Quarters Maine wedding day in the seagrass

The wedding couple hold each other close on their Dockside Guest Quarters Maine wedding day in the seagrass

The wedding couple hold each other close on their Dockside Guest Quarters Maine wedding day in the seagrass

Silhouetted Couple against the pink sunset from their wedding

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