Little Cranberry Island Maine Wedding Photographer Isleford Dock : Meredith & Sam

Meredith + Sam have known each other since they were young and they both spent time on Mount Desert Island and Little Cranberry Island so the place holds many memories and stories between the two families. And the first date that Meredith and Sam went on? It was none other than Little Cranberry Island itself so it’s only fitting that this would be where they’d start their forever.

They wanted a Maine feel for the day that included not feeling constricted or stuffy. They wanted to embrace the outdoors and the wildness of an island that sits quietly across from the hills of Acadia and boasts only one restaurant and just a few year-round inhabitants. And a real Maine day is what they got!

Maine brought her best summer storm skills with some deep blue clouds, lots of rain, choppy waters that led to small craft advisories and canceled water taxis, and tons and tons of beauty.

The day was so very unique and tied so closely to the hearts of the couple which could be seen in the way they memorialized loved ones that had passed all too soon, the loving hand of a godmother whose decades of experience in high fashion carefully helped Meredith perfect her stunning wedding gown and veil, and it was in the decor that Rachel Sisson’s team beautifully set up and arranged for everyone to enjoy.

With the waters being so choppy there were long delays in getting guests (and the groom!) across the water to the island so Meredith held down the fort in the Neighborhood Meeting House on the island where her dad gave her tips on the words she’d read, her sister brought in the smiles, and we told her stories of weddings that sometimes just go awry but as long as the couple says I do, then all is right in the world.

Since the day was blanketed with those deep blue clouds and the ceremony was pushed back so guests could attend, light drifted away fast and so when I saw a chance to grab the couple after the raucous and endearing ceremony was complete, I took it and ran! I’d found a spot earlier in the day where the deep greens of the island were offset by the yellow in September’s goldenrods and snapped a few pictures of two people in love before the rain came back in hot and heavy.

From there it was drinks on the dock at the Islesford Dock Restaurant, toasts that brought laughter that moved Meredith’s whole body and dancing to the live band who got everyone ready to party.

The couple brought people from all corners of their lives to this little island off the coast of Maine and showed them exactly what a Maine celebration is all about. It was a day I definitely won’t forget and I’m sure none of the guests will either!

Meredith, Sam and your sweet dog Mabel who I was so ready to steal, I wish you all the best and I send lots of love your way!

A water taxi takes guests to the island during the rain for the wedding

The bride gets into her wedding day shoes on her big day

The bride along with Gabriella Forte get her ready for the wedding to start

Wiping away the tears from an anxious bride on her Maine wedding day

The bride works on her wedding vows at the Neighborhood Meeting House on Little Cranberry Island Maine

The bride works on her vows with her dad waiting patiently beside her on Little Cranberry Island Maine wedding day

The bride and groom have a quick moment together before they leave for the Isleford Church in Maine

Islesford Congregational Church on Little Cranberry Island Maine

The bride's father and his partner take in the last few moments before the ceremony starts

The bride and groom have a moment together in front of the stained glass windows of Islesford Congregational Church

The couple's dog is ready for the wedding ceremony to start

The bride and her siblings walk down the aisle together

The bride and groom stand at the front of the Islesford Congregational Church for their wedding ceremony

The bride is barely lit in the dark church for the wedding ceremony

The bride laughs during the wedding ceremony at Islesford Congregational Church Maine

Friends tear up during readings for the wedding ceremony while the couple smiles

The bride and groom put their arms around one another while they walk out of the wedding ceremony

The bride and groom take in the nature of Little Cranberry Island Maine after finally being married to another

The newlyweds take in the view of Little Cranberry Island after their wedding ceremony

The bride and groom take in the nature of Little Cranberry Island Maine after finally being married to another

The bride and groom hold each other close before the rain starts on Little Cranberry Island for their wedding

The bride and groom hold each other close before the rain starts on Little Cranberry Island Maine for their wedding

The bride and groom laugh together in the woods of Little Cranberry Island Maine

The stunning bride stands among the wildflowers and deep greens of Little Cranberry Island Maine on her wedding day

The bride throws on the groom's suit coat and gets a little help from a guest with an umbrella

She takes a chug of the champagne on her wedding day

Islesford Dock Restaurant on a stormy Maine wedding day

The bride and groom kiss at the dinner table at Islesford Dock Restaurant as the reception is about to start

The bride and groom cuddle close during the toasts at the wedding reception in Maine

They newlyweds laugh at the toasts during the wedding reception

The bride can't contain her emotions listening to the toasts on her Maine wedding day

The bride can't contain her emotions listening to the toasts on her Maine wedding day

The bride and her father share a moment together after his toast to her and her new husband

The Islesford Dock Restaurant as the sun has set and the party is starting

The bride and groom make it official on the dance floor at their Maine wedding reception

The guests enjoy dancing at the Islesford Dock Restaurant on Little Cranberry Island Maine

The guests enjoy dancing at the Islesford Dock Restaurant on Little Cranberry Island Maine

The guests enjoy dancing at the Islesford Dock Restaurant on Little Cranberry Island Maine

The bride and groom make it official on the dance floor at their Maine wedding reception

Little Cranberry Island Maine Wedding Photographer: I AM SARAH V Photography (Oscar was my second!)
Ceremony: Islesford Congregational Church Maine
Reception: Islesford Dock Restaurant
Wedding Planner: R. L. Sisson Events
Officiant: Jon Cedar
Band: Maine Street R&B Revue
Wedding Dress: Theia
Suit: Suit Supply
Flowers: Chickadee Hill Flowers
Desserts: Mount Dessert Bakery
Tent: Wallace
Rentals: A Family Affair

Maine & New Hampshire wedding photographer, I AM SARAH V Photography, photographs events for wildly in love couples seeking an NH & Maine wedding photographer with a photojournalism & cinematic approach. You can see more of my work online at www.iamsarahv.com or on Instagram. I photograph many locations including being a Maine wedding photographer and I would enjoy photographing your day too! If you’d like to contact me directly, please email me at hello@iamsarahv.com

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