Intimate Coastal Wedding at Hartley Mason Reserve | York, Maine Wedding Photographer
"I will always love you, like the ocean loves the shoreline: in gentle wakes, in violent waves, in rising tides, from sinking moons. I will always love you, and though I may recede, I will always, always, come back to you."
What a sweet kind of love Jen and Eric share.
I was introduced to this down-to-earth couple through a local wedding planner, and how lucky I am to have been part of their intimate coastal celebration at the Hartley Mason Reserve in York, Maine - where they tied the knot on a chilly coastal evening with their closest friends, family, and the ocean as witness. Their guest list consisted of about 15 people, and it was so clear to me how loved and supported Jen and Eric both were by this close circle.
From meeting the bride-to-be before the wedding, and speaking with her future groom later on the phone, I could tell how laid back and trustworthy the couple was with me as their photographer. I heard the phrase, "We're not worried about anything," more than once, and the two set a wonderful tone for their wedding day with no stress, no worries; just love (and lots of it).
With a breeze keeping us all cool, Jen and Eric sealed the deal with a kiss concluding a beautiful ceremony by the cliffs of York. While their guests headed across the street to the reception site at York Harbor Inn, I stole the couple away for a few quiet moments of portrait time, and followed them inside into the Inn for drinks and appetizers with their expecting party. The Inn's Peacock Room set the stage for a cozy, communal gathering to end the evening, where I snuck out as dinner was being served to let the couple and their nearest and dearest celebrate without distraction.
Jen and Eric were truly sweet souls who expressed nothing but appreciation and pure happiness throughout the evening. Their radiant smiles said it all, and it was truly a pleasure to capture.
Wishing you both a beautiful life, J + E!
Ceremony Venue: Hartley Mason Reserve
Reception Venue and Catering: York Harbor Inn @yorkharborinn_weddings
Photographer: Alanna Hogan Photography @alannahoganphoto
Planner: Love Affair @loveaffairsuite
Officiant: Mary Carey Foley
Musician: RC Thomas @rcthomasmusic
Florals: Flowers by Leslie/Heidi H Designs @flowersbyleslie.heidihdesigns
Cake: Popovers on the Square @popoversportsmouthnh
Seacoast Maine & New Hampshire wedding photographer, Alanna Hogan Photography, is for the adventurous at heart and the wild with love. For intimate weddings, elopements and engagements across New England and beyond, you’ve come to the right place. Lose yourself in love and stay awhile, won’t you?