Mason & Nicole’s start to Mr. & Mrs. was held at Village by the Sea in Wells, Maine. It’s about a 30-minute drive from Portland, which is usually my home-base when I’m downstate for love stories.

As you guys know, I’m SO glad when brides and grooms opt to keep their wedding days all in the same area. It adds so much flow to the day and lets the newlyweds have more time to socialize with the guests they love without sacrificing too much time. Today’s wedding/getting ready was all in one location. This worked well for Nicole & Mason, who opted for a short, brunch wedding on a sunny Sunday morning.

The sun was in and out behind clouds (just enough to give me a little sunburn, but what’s new!?), and sweet touches like donuts, mimosas, and taffy added a whimsical but charming spin to the day.

These guys have some hilarious friends, so serious photos were not going to be the faves. A support group is huge, especially as you begin a new life as husband and wife, and Nicole & Mason definitely have friends and family who’ve got their backs.

One of my favorite moments during the day was when Mason & Nicole included their little guy, Oliver, in their vows. I’m such a sap, I know, but COME ON. That’s just asking for waterworks. So touching. The day was sweet, just like these two, and I’m so happy for them and the joy to come. Take a peek at a few shots from their short, but sweet day.




























Photography | Emily Brianne Photography assisted by Blossom & Pine Media*

Planning & Design | Village by the Sea

Officiant | Vows for you by Cynthia

Wedding Venue | Village by the Sea

Preparations | Village by the Sea

Cake | Village by the Sea

Bride’s Dress & Veil | David’s Bridal

Bride’s Shoes | Kate Spade

Bridesmaids’ Dresses | David’s Bridal

If you’re searching for the best Portland wedding photographers, I would love to chat with you about your vision for your day and recommend some other amazingly talented pros (like Emily) if I’m already busy. If you are searching for a photographer in any other part of the world, definitely reach out! With lots of travel experience both within and outside of the U.S., my passport is ready to go at a moment’s notice.

*These images were taken by Kay for Emily Brianne Photography. ALL images in this blog post were taken, edited, and retouched by Blossom & Pine Media. Thanks to Emily for the fun wedding day!


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