William Allen Farm Maine Wedding Photographers : Jodie + Ian

Sometimes the world conspires to bring you to those that you’re destined to walk the earth with like it did for Jodie + Ian. Although these two grew up living mere hours away from one another in Maine, it wasn’t until they both moved to Tennessee that they met and fell in love. And while the two of them desired to bring together a party on the grounds of the beautiful William Allen Farm for their wedding, they wanted to do the celebration their way and to honor the things that are closest to their hearts. So even though they sometimes would talk to me about wondering if doing or not doing various typical traditions would be too odd (to which I said what I always do, “do what makes your hearts happy, not what you think you should do”) they put their concerns off to the side and went with their gut – and it was so wonderful that they did!

And I must say that Ian and his father’s handmade (by his father!) kilt, coat, socks, and all was not only beautiful, it was unique and incredibly well made. I knew beforehand that his father was going to be creating his wedding attire but I had absolutely no clue how stunning it would be. Everything but their button-up shirts were made by his dad and it all was expertly sewn and designed – absolutely incredible! Ian rocked out his gear all night, even late into the evening when the Viking helmets came out for the party which topped the suit off perfectly :)

Jodie’s attention to detail from the unique table crests where guests were to find their “clan”, to each piece of dinnerware that was sourced over the year so every table had a unique and beautiful setting made the day feel even cozier and reflective of these two. And instead of the traditional father-daughter dance, Jodie and her dad did an impromptu dance during the middle of the festivities to Stevie Wonder where they swung each other around and had the biggest smiles on their faces as they celebrated.

From a friend who sang special songs written specifically for them and then another friend who sings for the opera in Knoxville whose voice guided Jodie and her father down the aisle to meet her husband – it was all so loving, so personalized and so exactly what I love about photographing a wedding. Making the day fine-tuned to what you hold near and dear to you is what the day is truly all about, so when couples decide to alter what is “supposed” to be done for what makes them happy as a couple, I couldn’t be more pleased.

And then Juno their pup was part of the day too! Oh, she’s the sweetest, softest little girl who was so excited to walk them back up the aisle at their William Allen Farm wedding after they officially said I do! She stayed for the party into the evening too and I couldn’t get enough of this sweet little girl and the love her mom and dad clearly have for her!

It was a wonderful day to be a part of and it featured some of my favorite people to work alongside so it was a great way to spend a warm, late fall Saturday!

Jodie, Ian + Juno, I wish you all the best and I’m so happy we all FINALLY got to meet! You’re a wonderful family and your day was most perfectly you!

The bride gets ready in the farmhouse on her Maine wedding day

The bride and her girls get ready in the farmhouse on her Maine wedding day

The bride shares a laugh with the girls in the farmhouse of her Maine wedding

The bride came prepared with her LL Bean boots just in case it rained at her outdoor wedding day in Maine

William Allen Farm wedding Photographer the groomsmen get ready in the barn

The groomsmen laugh while getting ready in the barn on the outdoor fall wedding day

William Allen Farm wedding the groom awaits the start of the first look while in his kilt

William Allen Farm wedding the groom awaits the start of the first look while in his kilt

The bride starts to walk over to the groom at their outdoor wedding in Maine

William Allen Farm wedding Pownal the couple laugh during their first look outside

William Allen Farm wedding Photographer Pownal Gray Portland the couple laugh during their first look outside in Maine

The groomsmen show some love to the groom during pictures in Southern Maine

The bridesmaids show some love to the bride during pictures in Southern Maine wedding

William Allen Farm wedding Portland the father of the bride walks his daughter down the aisle at the ceremony

William Allen Farm wedding with the bride wiping away a tear while saying her vows to her husband

William Allen Farm wedding with the bride laughs during the outdoor fall ceremony

The groom in his kilt smiles warmly at his bride during the outdoor Maine wedding ceremony

William Allen Farm wedding Photographer the beautiful fall grounds at the farm during the ceremony outdoors in Maine

William Allen Farm wedding the bride and groom smile after a song is performed by a family friend at their ceremony

The bride laughs while putting a the wedding band on her husband during the fall outdoor Maine ceremony

William Allen Farm wedding the bride and groom are married and they walk back up the aisle with their dog while they celebrate their Maine wedding nuptials

William Allen Farm wedding the groom's father runs up the aisle with his partner in the kilt he made

William Allen Farm wedding Photographer the newlyweds stand with their dog after the ceremony while the groom rocks his kilt

Maine Wedding the newlyweds share a kiss with their puppy after the ceremony is over

William Allen Farm wedding the bride gets a kiss from her dog and laughs at their outdoor Maine wedding

The bride and groom wade through the farm's leaves after their fall wedding ceremony in southern Maine

The groom smiles at his bride while they stand in the leaves on the farm's property

William Allen Farm wedding the bride and groom dance out in the woods after their outdoor fall ceremony

The bride and groom hold each other close while dancing among the leaves at the Maine farm wedding while he is in a custom kilt

The bride and groom hold each other close while dancing among the leaves at the Maine farm wedding while he is in a custom kilt

William Allen Farm wedding the groom dances with the bride on the grounds after their fall Maine wedding

William Allen Farm the bride and groom dance after their Southern Maine wedding in the fall

The groom wears his custom made kilt at his fall wedding in Maine

William Allen Farm wedding the newlyweds stand in front of the pond with him in his kilt before the reception starts and as the sun goes down

William Allen Farm wedding the decor inside the barn for the reception

The bride and groom enter their Maine barn wedding reception laughing

The groom gives a speech at his wedding reception with the bride laughing next to him in front of the twinkle lights at their Maine barn wedding

The maid of honor gives a speech at the Maine barn wedding reception and the bride tears up

The maid of honor toasts the newlyweds at their barn wedding reception

The maid of honor laughs during the dinner at the barn wedding reception

William Allen Farm wedding the bride and groom have their first dance while he is in his custom kilt in their barn reception

William Allen Farm wedding the bride dances with her dad at the Maine barn reception

William Allen Farm wedding the bride dances with her dad at the Maine barn reception

William Allen Farm wedding the groom's father and his partner dance at the barn reception

Guests dance at the wedding reception in the Southern Maine wedding venue

Guests dance at the wedding reception in the Southern Maine wedding venue

William Allen Farm wedding the bridal party spins the bride at the barn reception

Groomsman dances with a viking helmet and a beard at the Maine barn wedding reception

Guests dance at the wedding reception in the Southern Maine wedding venue

Guests dance and have a great time at the wedding reception in the Southern Maine wedding venue

William Allen Farm wedding reception in the barn the bride and groom wear viking hats on the barn dance floor

Ceremony + Reception: William Allen Farm
William Allen Farm Wedding Photographer: I AM SARAH V Photography (Oscar was my second)
Coordinator: LuLu & Co
Catering: 111 Maine (amazing people and incredible food!)
DJ: Jeff from Rethink the DJ (Jeff is a favorite of mine!)
Wedding Gown: Wedding Wonderland in Knoxville, TN
Cake: 111 Maine
Florist: LuLu & Co
Groom’s Suit + Kilt: His father made it all!
Hair: Sheer Bliss Salon

Maine & New Hampshire wedding photographers, I AM SARAH V Photography, photographs events for wildly in love couples seeking a 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 William Allen Farm wedding photographer in Pownal Maine. If you’d like to contact me directly, please email me at hello@iamsarahv.com

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