Greene Maine Wedding Photographer : Intimate Farm Elopement for Mariel + Chris

Mariel and Chris were married in the backyard of his grandparent’s farmhouse in Maine. It’s a place that’s always brought warmth and good memories to him and it’s a place that Mariel fell in love with the first time she visited. The stained glass windows, the family photos on the walls, the love notes hanging above the desk – it was the perfect place for these two to take those first exciting steps into being husband and wife.

Spring is always a surprise up in Maine – you just never know what you’re going to get! And this year was certainly one that was far different than any I’d experienced since coming to the area. The cold weather took up residence for far too long after winter ended and then the rain just never seemed to let up – but on the day these two decided to join together forever, the weather was just perfect.

While she sat on the porch getting her makeup done by her friend, he entertained the small group of family and friends who’d come to witness their celebration. A long table was set up for everyone to gather around for lunch before they took the few quick steps to the backyard to watch the couple say their vows.

The mood was one of calm and one of love and even though the timing of events fell a little behind – as they almost always do! – everyone enjoyed the laidback atmosphere and good conversation around the table in the living room.

With a beautiful song performed by Mariel’s friend as she and her brother entered the ceremony (and a happy pup that was excited to be pet by everyone), they said their vows, Chris shed a couple of tears, and they hugged family in celebration before I stole them away for some photos along the Maine dirt road.

Mariel + Chris, what a beautiful and intimate wedding day you two shared with us all; I wish you two all the best on life’s great adventure!

Family await the start of the intimate Maine wedding ceremony to begin on a sunny May day

The bride gets her makeup completed on the front porch of the Maine farmhouse while the Virgin Mary watches

A note to mom on the farmhouse chalkboard

The bride's brother watches as his sister gets her makeup completed for her intimate Maine wedding

The groom passes along the food on the day of his wedding ceremony in the farmhouse living room in Maine

The bride is watched by her grandmother as she gets finishing touches done on her hair before the outdoor ceremony in Maine

The bride has her hair finalized by her friend in the family's Maine farmhouse before the wedding starts

The groom's grandparents pin flowers on one another before heading out to the Maine wedding ceremony

The groom checks to see how long before the wedding ceremony is going to be in full swing

Flowers decorate the farmhouse's stained glass windows on the wedding day

The bride and her brother await the musical cue to enter her Maine wedding ceremony

The bride's brother escorts her into the outdoor Maine intimate wedding ceremony

The bride and her brother stand in front of their family as he hands her off to the groom at the Maine intimate wedding ceremony

The groom smiles warmly at the bride during their intimate Maine wedding

The puppy relaxes in the grass during the intimate wedding ceremony

The bride laughs during their outdoor intimate Maine wedding in the backyard

The groom wipes a tear after officially marrying his bride in the intimate Maine backyard wedding

The bride hugs her new grandmother after the ceremony on her Maine farmhouse's backyard

The groom cuts into the wedding cake in the Maine farmhouse living room

The bride and groom hold tight to one another on a Maine dirt road after officially being wed at home with family

The bride and groom enjoy time with one another among the flowering trees after their intimate Maine wedding

The bride and groom hug each other tight after officially being married in Maine

The groom laughs in the yard of his family's historic farmhouse

The groom showers the bride with a kiss on the hand in front of a garage at his family's Maine farmhouse

The groom and bride share a laugh in front of a garage at his family's Maine farmhouse

The newlyweds head back to the Maine family farmhouse to celebrate with family

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 or on Instagram. I photograph many locations including being a Maine elopement photographer in Southern Maine and I would enjoy photographing your day too! If you’d like to contact me directly, please email me at

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