Ana & Mike were married on the beautiful Peaks Island in Maine this past weekend. Ana’s family has owned a house on the island for decades. There was a sweet framed note on one of the walls of the house from the original owner to Ana’s Great Grandparents (great great maybe?). The note explained that the house was being sold at an amazing bargain at mere hundreds of dollars. I’m not sure what the conversion rate is to today’s dollar but it sounds like a deal to me! The house was full of old photographs telling stories of happy memories…which is priceless.
I met Ana and Mike a few months back for their engagement session on Peaks Island. We cruised around and they showed me their favorite spots. It was quite nice to get a tour of the island from people who really know it. The island felt a little more familiar to me on the day of their wedding.
The ceremony over looked the water at TEIA. There was a sweet Greek tradition of crown wearing that I have never seen before. These two beautiful crowns were bound together with a ribbon. During the ceremony the crowns were placed upon Ana and Mike’s heads by Ana’s brother. They were then switched back and forth symbolizing the new union. I love traditions!
After the ceremony we took the large bridal party out to the docks. The question of how much a dock can hold always crosses my mind when I am standing on a dock, looking at 20+ other people standing on that same dock. Luckily, all those beautiful people, and myself, made it off that dock without getting soaked and becoming a viral video. That’s always a win for the day!
It was so nice seeing Ana and Mike and photographing them with their family and friends. I loved all the close connections and deep rooted traditions that were speckled into the day. Congratulations to you both!