Hardy Farm Wedding Photographer | Chriki + Sam

On July 11th, 2015, Chriki + Sam Harvell were married at Hardy Farm in Fryeburg, Maine! What a gorgeous day for such a wonderful couple to celebrate their love with family and friends. I swear, these two have the best smiles and their love and understanding of each other is beyond measure.

A vintage twist on rustic chic, Chriki + Sam's style was simultaneously elegant and colorful, contemporary and familiar. They picked wild flowers fresh from local fields and gardens and scattered them in vintage medicine bottles on table tops and in the barn and her bouquet by Susan Betz, of Bouquet or Blooms was simply jaw-dropping. They had two rockstar friends, Matt + Abby, help set up and style the intricate details Chriki spent months planning and crafting!

For dinner, everyone was seated at long tables and enjoyed a delicious pig roast and family style salads and side dishes by White Mountain Cider Co. Everything flowed and everyone was relaxed and having a wonderful time, including me!

Their vows were honest and sweet, filled with real promises and grounded confessions of love for each other. This is how and why Chriki + Sam are meant to be together for a very, very long time; they are a perfect duo! 

Photographer: Courtney Elizabeth Media

Second Photographer: Michael Leary

Venue: Hardy Farm, Fryeburg, Maine

Flowers: Susan Betz of Bouquet of Blooms

Catering: White Mountain Cider Co.

Cake and Cupcakes: Nothing Bakes Like a Parrott

Make-Up & Hair: Sarah Beliveau of Head Games Salon for Hair & Body

Dress: Essense of Australia

Suit: J.Crew

Ceremony Music & DJ: Friends & Family!

Caswell Farm Wedding Photographer | Skye & Matt

I can't even begin to tell you the joy Matt and Skye's wedding celebration brought me last Saturday, September 27, 2014. In addition to the perfect Fall weather, gorgeous Caswell Farm venue, killer performance by local musicians Tumbling Bones, colorful flowers by Fiddleheads Flowers and Vintage Chic Gifts and delicious local eats by Harvest Moon Pizza, this caring couple took time to play, laugh, eat, dance and sing with ALL of their family and friends.

From yard games and mustache mason jar glasses, to sweet wood-fired hand pies and bluegrass boot-stomping, participation levels and laughter filled the gaps between Caswell Farm's trees and fields. With the help of family and friends, the couple planned the celebration between rotations working in the Gulf of Mexico. 

My favorite fact about Matt and Skye, and I think that this is important, is that the wedding was exactly what they wanted. While tradition certainly provided the bare bones of structure, the couple never feared to go beyond the traditional timeline and create space for family, love and a few moments alone here and there. 

Skye even wore her glasses for Matt. He said he thought she was always stunningly beautiful how he saw her everyday, why change that for an event?? 

I could certainly go on and on about the impressive support system Matt and Skye have built just by being themselves, or the incredible collaboration of family, or the awesomeness that is the bond between all of the siblings involved, but I hope the photos can tell that best of all.

To Skye and Matt -- may your love be as solid and enduring as I witnessed last week. Thank you for for being you (and so much fun!!)!

Mr. & Mrs. Matt Garand & Skye Waterson

Venue: Caswell Farm, Gray, Maine

Dress: Lea-Ann Belter

Bride's Shoes: Frye Boots, Original Vintage

Skye's Rings: Kristin Coffin Jewelry (Etsy)

Matt's Wedding Band: JC Metalsmith Jewelry

Groom's Tie: DH Friend Neckwear

Groom's Vest: David Wood - Custom Order

Flowers: Fiddleheads Flowers & Vintage Chic Gifts

Catering: Harvest Moon Wood-fired Pizza

Dessert: Harvest Moon Wood-fired Hand Pies

Photography: Courtney Elizabeth