Rangeley Maine Wedding at Bald Mountain Camps : Megan + Michael

It was supposed to be hurricane weather all up the coast of New England with Maine being hit with wild winds and heavy downpours as well as unseasonably cold weather for the first week of September.

But Megan and Michael weren’t letting that worry them.

They held fast to the plan of having their Maine wedding on a large dock out in Mooselookmeguntic Lake and hoped that the rain showers would skip their ceremony.

And it did.

And we got lots of those beautiful stormy clouds with peeks of sun as it tried to shine through the inky blue clouds that I love so much. It was a beautifully Maine day with mountains in the background and a glassy lake dotted with moored boats.

Megan quietly got ready and did last-minute touches on her vows with her friends who laughed together while getting their hair done in the sunroom. Her brother Connor nervously rehearsed the words he’d read aloud as the couple’s officiant and let me photograph him as he prepared on the back deck of the home.

She was surrounded in the large lakefront rental home by her parents who helped the couple’s son, CJ, get into his wedding attire (you’ll see lots of that little guy in the pictures – he’s one expressive boy that was so fun to photograph!) and made sure that Megan had everything she needed for the day.

And when she got into her wedding dress?? What a knockout! It fit her perfectly and she was just absolutely stunning.

When it was time for the ceremony to start out on the docks, the guests huddled close in the chilly 63-degree weather and watched as the couple read their vows and Connor perfectly performed the ceremony. CJ watched intently while holding his grandmother’s hand as his parents said “I do” and then during the family formal photos he continued to be the co-star of the show.

After some quick photos of the newly married couple out on the dock before Megan got too cold, we sent them off to cocktail hour before starting the reception off with a bang which lead to some partying on the dance floor that couldn’t have been more fun to photograph!

I’d been eyeing the firepits that kept guests cool when they’d step outside of the tent to be near the water so I was pumped when Megan and Michael agreed to come outside with me real quick to get some last pictures of the night together and I have to say, the result was so cool! It reminds me so much of the last scene in Sixteen Candles with Sam and Jake kissing over the birthday candles – you’ll see that one at the very end of the post!

Megan, Michael + CJ, I wish you two all the best! You two are such loving parents to that wonderful boy and it was great being a part of your Maine wedding day.

The stormy skies over Mooselookmeguntic Lake and mountains on the Maine wedding day

The bride works on her vows a little longer before she gets into her gown at her Maine wedding

Bridesmaids enjoy a little fun while they get ready for the wedding day to begin

Finishing touches on the bride's hair before she puts on her gown

The bride works on her vows a little longer on the day of her Maine wedding

The brother of the bride nervously prepares for being the wedding day officiant

The brother of the bride nervously prepares for being the wedding day officiant

The bride is ready to get into her dress in Maine

The bride gets some help from her bridesmaids as she puts on her dress

The bride gets into her wedding day shoes

Grandpa and the bride's son get into wedding day attire for the Maine wedding ceremony

Grandpa and the bride's son get into wedding day attire for the Maine wedding ceremony

The bride and her son share a moment together before heading off the Maine ceremony

The groom gets all ready with his energetic group of friends on the wedding day

The groom and his son stand before the Maine lake and mountains

Signs greet guests to the wedding on a dock

The ceremony space out on a dock overlooking a Maine's Mooselookmeguntic Lake and the mountains on a stormy day

The bride's brother and officiant enters the Maine wedding ceremony

The groom watches as the bride comes down the aisle of the dock ceremony

The bride and groom have a ceremony out on a dock for their Maine wedding day

The son of the couple watches the action of the wedding ceremony with his grandmother

The bride reads her vows to her husband while her brother smiles warmly

The bride and groom have their ceremony out on a dock overlooking a Maine lake and mountains

The newly married couple walks back up the dock after being officially married in Maine

A bridesmaid tries to get close to the bride's son but he isn't too thrilled

The groom snuggles his son after he marries his wife in Maine

The groom gets creative so he can make sure his son faces forward during picture time

The bride and groom get close and take in a few quiet moments out on the docks in front of Maine's Mooselookmeguntic Lake and a mountain range on their wedding day

The bride and groom laugh as they hold onto one another after their Maine wedding out on a lake

The bride walks along the lake holding the groom's hand in Maine

The bride and groom laugh while out by the lake at their Maine wedding

The bride and groom laugh as they hold onto one another after their Maine wedding out on a lake

The bride and groom laugh as they hold onto one another after their Maine wedding out on a lake

The entrance to the tented wedding reception in Rangeley Maine

The bride and groom have a dance together at their wedding reception

The parents of the bride give a funny toast at the wedding reception in Maine

The newlyweds laugh at the toasts from friends on their wedding day

The tented reception under a deep blue Maine sky at Bald Mountain Camps

Guests enjoy the music under the tent for the wedding reception in Maine

Guests get the party rolling on the dance floor at the wedding reception

Guests get into the music at the Maine wedding reception

Bride and groom sneak a kiss on the dance floor

Guests enjoy the music and the party at the Maine reception

Guests enjoy the music and the party at the Maine reception

The bride runs into a teary family member on the dance floor at the reception

The groom's son isn't too pumped about the wedding reception

The bride and groom dance together at their wedding reception

Guests enjoy the music under the tent for the wedding reception in Maine

Guests get the party rolling on the dance floor at the wedding reception

Maine Wedding Photographer creative fire photo at the night reception near Portland Maine

Bald Mountain Camps Maine Wedding Photographer: I AM SARAH V Photography (Oscar was my second!)
Ceremony & Reception: Bald Mountain Camps Maine
Wedding Planner: Twist Six Events
Officiant: Conner Green
Wedding Dress: Alexandra’s Bridal Boutique
Suit: Domenic’s Tuxedos
Flowers: Flowers By Hoboken
Cake: Sweet Celebrations
Hair & Makeup: Ashley & Jessy
Tent + Rentals: Marshall Rental
Reception Lighting: Griffin Griffin Lighting
DJ: AudiblEvents

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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