Today I am thrilled to share this beautiful Backyard, Sunday brunch Fall wedding in Maine with pretty pink and red details.
Images were captured by Andrea Simmons Photography.
Andrea Simmons is a Wedding Photographer based in Maine but who travels all over New England and the U.S.
As well as Weddings she also photographs families, seniors, and newborns.
Andrea says of the couples Fall wedding day…
Fuschia and Brandon met 12 years ago in college, and up until around 2 years ago, they were just friends!
Once they took that next step though, things progressed quickly, as they realised how perfect they were for each other!
They chose to get married at Fuschia’s parent’s home in Brooks, Maine. Not only was this Fuschia’s childhood home, but Fuschia is very close with her parents, she even calls her Mom her best friend!
The decided they wanted a Sunday brunch, really just a big celebration for their friends and family to be together!
During our meeting, Fuschia and I bonded over our love of cats, the Princess Bride, and God!
She has such a bright and happy personality, someone who is easy and fun to be around.
I then met her fiance Brandon during their engagement session in Acadia National Park..
We went to Sand Beach, where Brandon proposed to Fuschia last summer and I could tell right away why Fuschia loved him, they seemed so natural together, and Brandon has a very kind and gentle presence.
I knew that based off their engagement session, the wedding was going to be amazing, but I wasn’t even prepared for what I showed up to that day!
I arrived early Sunday morning on a mid-October day to find Fuschia’s parents bustling about inside with last minute preparations.
It was oddly warm out for October, with some clouds in the sky.
The florist was decorating the reception with some of the most beautiful eucalyptus garlands!
When I walked into the backyard to check out the ceremony site, I was blown away by the incredible view of the mountains and lake, with golden and red trees everywhere!
Fuschia was upstairs with her bridesmaids getting their hair and makeup done.
They had a table set up with a white porcelain dining set that Fuschia had bought years ago, knowing that one day she would want to use it at her wedding.
As the morning went on, I watched as family and friends arrived, lots of hugs were exchanged, and everyone admired the beautiful foliage.
The ceremony start time came and went, as the getting ready process was taking longer than expected.
When announced to the guests, everyone just chuckled and went on chatting with each other.
When the ceremony time arrived the Brides nephew was the cutest little ring bearer, and when Fuschia stopped midway down the aisle to give her Mom a big hug it touched my heart!!!
Brandon and Fuschia were married under the tall trees in the backyard, the same trees that had once shaded the playground that Fuschia and her siblings played on as children.
During the ceremony, a fluttering of ladybugs filled the air, and started landing on all of the guests and bridal party!
There had to be at over a hundred of them, they filled the air, gently floating around, crawling on the bride’s veil and dress.
No one seemed to mind, and it kept everyone smiling and giggling throughout the ceremony! I’ve never seen anything like it!
Fall is my favourite season here in Maine, and I couldn’t imagine a more beautiful setting or couple!
The stunning florals just pulled everything together so nicely, and the long, family-style, tables of the Reception were just lovely.
The couple then had their first dance as man and wife before Fuschia joined her Dad and broke down in tears before they even started dancing! It was such a special moment!
This was followed by cutting of the Wedding Cake before a few more sun speckled portraits..
Fall Wedding Vendors
Photography: Andrea Simmons Photography
Second Photographer: Laura Stevens Photography
Bridal Dress and Suits: Blush Bridal & Formal – Bangor
Bridesmaid Dresses: The Henry’s Bridal Boutique and Formal Wear
Catering: Jeff’s Catering & Event Center
Florals: Unity Flower Shop
Cake/desserts: Frank’s Bakery & Custom Catering
DJ/band: Nor’East Entertainment
Hair and Makeup: Kimberly Savage Makeup Artist and Hairstylist
Rentals: Wallace Events
Officiant: Uncle Craig