I had the pleasure of photographing Emily and Mike's island wedding on a gorgeous day in September. The weather was stunning. The food was excellent. The donuts were fresh.
A little about why Emily chose Peaks Island in her own words: "I grew up in Cape Elizabeth and my family and I visited Peaks Island often, usually for day trips to go for a walk, explore the tidepools, or take a bike ride. After moving away to attend college out of state and working in NYC, DC, and Boston I would always come back to visit Peaks with new friends I'd met from all over the country as part of my "showing off Maine" tour. I love the quiet, unpretentious charm the island has. It's such a gorgeous place but it feels open and accessible to anyone. It's also still kind of a hidden gem for people who are not local to the area. Even as Portland has grown in popularity, many people I talk to still have never heard of Peaks and it's one of the first places I always recommend people visit. When Mike and I got engaged I knew I wanted to have our wedding there. I'd learned about the TEIA Club a few years earlier when I saw photos of a classmate's wedding there and knew that was the venue I wanted. It's such a unique, simple, and beautiful location - and you just can't beat that wraparound porch for cocktail hour! The location provided an unforgettable backdrop for our wedding day and we feel so fortunate we were able to share the island's beauty with our friends and family."
Catering (food and drinks): Fire and Co.
Venue and Ceremony site: TEIA Club Peaks Island
Planner: Julie Sexton Guerette
DJ/Sound: M.R.K Entertainment
Donut Truck: Urban Sugar
Bussing: Northeast Charter & Tour Co.
Ceremony Music: Julieanne Eberl
Rentals: Wallace Events
Bouquets: Harmon’s Floral Co