Old Orchard Beach Wedding

May 15, 2022 | Weddings | 2 comments

Old Orchard Beach Wedding

I absolutely LOVE that I got to photograph this Old Orchard Beach Wedding a few weeks ago! Melissa and Ed never got to have the dream wedding they always dreamed of since they officially got married in the courthouse a few years ago. When Melissa asked me to be her wedding photographer, I was elated! She wore a stunning, custom-made dress, and every detail that she put together was so beautiful. I enjoyed conversing with her friends and family, and we couldn’t have asked for better weather. The week leading up to the wedding called for storms and rain, we were worried, but just as we hoped, the skies cleared,  and the day was perfect.

Something you should know about this sweet family, is their son, Sequoyah. He is the center of their universe, and they longed to hold him in their arms and to watch him grow up alongside his big brother Braylon. I have learned a lot about the language surrounding loss from Melissa, so please understand that I am trying to be delicate and real with this part of their story. At 41 weeks, they received the most devastating news that no one wants to hear. He no longer had a heartbeat and their world shattered. Sequoyah was supposed to be at this wedding, but instead, he was in an urn, and that is the worst feeling to see someone go through. I felt so many emotions for them as the day went on. His urn was so beautiful with a tree on it and they also had many dedication pieces and moments for him throughout the day in these photos. Melissa even has a beautiful necklace made from some of his ashes and breast milk, as well as both of their wedding bands! Melissa and Ed are such a beautiful couple who are so deeply in love and love their children even harder. They deserved this day to celebrate this.

It is my honor to share these beautiful moments in photos as their photographer on this day.

Important Links:

Sequoyah’s foundation: https://www.rootsofsequoyah.com/

Venue: https://www.ferrybeach.org/

Make-up: https://www.facebook.com/jena.bertone

Dress: https://www.facebook.com/groups/207993333781879

Wedding bands with Sequoyah’s ashes and milk: https://www.treeofhopecreations.com/

Necklace with Sequoyah’s ashes and milk: https://www.etsy.com/shop/TwistedMountainRoots

Black and white bride getting makeup done
Makeup artist doing eyeliner on bride before wedding
Bride getting makeup done sitting on picnic table
Wedding Welcome sign leaning against tree in the grass
Inside wedding reception area tables
Thank you for being a key part of our wedding
View from above makeup artist doing makeup to bride
Groom holding rings in a glass box
Groom holding sons urn before wedding
Father helping son fix suspenders before wedding
Children hugging and playing together on grass
children hugging and smiling together
Bride holding pregnant stomach before wedding
Black and white makeup artist spraying makeup setting spray
Father walking bride down boardwalk to beach wedding
Father and bride walking to wedding on beach
Black and white father walking bride across beach to wedding ceremony
Wedding ceremony on old orchard beach
Wedding ceremony on old orchard beach
Wedding on the beach with people sitting in chairs
Black and white little boy standing in isle during beach wedding
Bride and groom kissing at alter on beach
Bride and groom embracing after first kiss at the alter on the beach
Black and white Groom holding son on beach
Black and white bride and groom walking on beach looking at each other
Bride on old orchard beach holding flowers in front of the ocean
Bride and groom posing on beach with son and baby's urn
Bridal bouquet made of wooden flowers on beach
Bride holding heart shaped eucalyptus petal
Bride and groom walking away from camera on old orchard beach
bride with red hair kissing groom on beach
Black and white bride and groom posing and holding belly on beach
Bride holding flowers on the beach
Bride and groom holding son's urn on the beach
Bride and groom filling shadow box with beach sand
Black and white bride and groom kissing on beach
Bride and groom laying on wooden plank looking up
Black and white bride and groom laying on boardwalk looking at each other
Bride and groom kissing on boardwalk holding belly
Black and white image of daughter and father dancing
Woman in yellow hugging woman in orange dress
Framed image of baby and foot casting in a box
Rustic Wedding cake with wooden flowers
Black and white image of people dancing

2 Comments

  1. Pat Foster

    You did a wonderful job photographing Melissa and Ed’s ceremony and we’re very cordial with all the guests. Thank you for helping make their day so special.

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  2. Elizabeth Peabody

    OMG! I’m crying all over again just looking at these beautiful photos of their wedding. Thank you for documenting my granddaughter’s special day. She made the right choice by opting for your services.

    Reply

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