Castine, Maine Wedding – Destiny & Bill

I hit it off with Destiny and Bill the minute I walked into their gorgeous, coastal vacation rental in Castine this Labor Day weekend. Destiny and I shared a similar past line of work, and Bill is a graduate of Maine Maritime Academy, where I was employed a few years ago.  And they got married in the town that I called home for a number of years, and where I got married myself. So going back and photographing someone else’s wedding in the same place that you tied the knot is quite a sentimental experience and one that is very interesting to see from the other side.

This was a very small, family-centered occasion with only immediate relatives in attendance. And it wasn’t Destiny’s father that walked her to Bill, but rather her young, and may I say handsome, son that lead his momma to her groom. It was the sweetest “giving away” I have witnessed. And what was even sweeter, was that Bill not only read his vows to Destiny, but also had a very special portion dedicated especially for his new son. It brought everyone to tears and is a testament to how loving and close this family is.

What started out as a rainy day, unsure of whether we’d even be able to go outside, soon turned into a glorious afternoon on the coast, filled with sunshine. It was a perfect day in Maine to be on the water and an even more perfect day for a wedding. After the ceremony on the deck, I took them into the town where we were chauffeured around in a 1977 Ford pick-up. We made stops at Fort Madison, the MMA campus, and down to “The State of Maine”, MMA’s training cruise ship…another sentimental spot for Bill.

Congrats Destiny & Bill. It was an honor to be present to witness this day and capture it all for you. I wish you all the love in the world and many, many more days of glorious sunshine in your life.

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  • Pamela McGowan BurnsSeptember 13, 2012 - 1:33 am

    What beautiful pictures you two. Congratulations and many, many happy years of togetherness.ReplyCancel

  • Joyce HillSeptember 13, 2012 - 1:43 am

    Lovely pictures..Arlene you looked lovely as well..it looks like such a wonderful day..ReplyCancel

  • Jan Withee DowningSeptember 13, 2012 - 3:54 am

    Great pictures. Congratulations.ReplyCancel

  • Jenny CurrierSeptember 13, 2012 - 9:18 am

    Your pictures are beautiful, congrats to both of youReplyCancel

  • Valerie York McCartySeptember 13, 2012 - 11:26 am

    absolutely beautiful Destiny & Bill and to the whole family!ReplyCancel

  • Jack Johnson Sr.September 13, 2012 - 9:07 pm

    Congratulations to you both! Wonderful pictures of a lovely intimate wedding. Please pass on a hello to your parents.ReplyCancel