Laura & Connor’s Maine summer camp wedding was hands down one of the most memorable weddings days I’ve ever documented. Fair warning — these photos may have you wishing for rain on your wedding day.
Migis Lodge on Sebago Lake set the tone for Laura and Connor’s Maine summer camp wedding. Migis Lodge is the quintessential ode to summer camp with its classic cabin-style accommodations surrounded by 135 acres of pristine woods alongside Maine’s Sebago Lake shoreline. The weekend started with a lobster boil, boating on the lake, and a light-hearted pickle ball tournament on-site — which now may be my new favorite way to start a wedding weekend.
All day, the forecast said thunderstorms in the afternoon, but you wouldn’t have guessed that from how chill L + C were about it. Despite the downpour happening at exactly the ceremony time, they decided to still have the ceremony outside. Laura and Connor didn’t stop smiling the entire time — umbrellas, raincoats, wet feet and all! These two are proof that the weather doesn’t have to ruin your day, and in fact it can make it better than you ever could have imagined.
Every scene of L + C’s Maine summer camp wedding, from getting ready to going to and from the ceremony was met with ear-to-ear smiles from the bride and groom. They were just so excited to get married, you could see it all over their faces. The rain also made their day that much more romantic and nostalgic. It was just like those rainstorms that would happen at summer camp when you were a kid.
As if it couldn’t get any better, Laura traveled to the ceremony by boat. She was escorted by her dad, bridesmaids and a few umbrellas, taking in the rain coming down over the lake as they approached. After the sweetest of ceremonies, Laura and Connor headed back to the dock for a celebratory boat ride. This was one of my favorite moments of the whole day. Max and I had the best time hanging out with L + C and watching them revel in it as they toasted to their first few moments as newlyweds, against the sound of the rain on the water.
Witnessing L + C embrace the rain and laugh through it all was the ultimate testament to their relationship — to their love, their sense of adventure, and their united approach to whatever life throws their way. They say rain on your wedding day is definitely good luck, but these two don’t even need it.
Just like this Maine summer camp wedding, I’d love to document it for you exactly the way it felt.
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officiant: Heather Rose
hair & makeup: @ollosalon
super 8: @hopeallisonphotography
bride’s attire: Lee-Ann Belter
groom’s attire: @suitsupply