Gabrielle and Steve’s Wedding
Ceremony at Ocean Gateway and Reception at The Red Barn at Outlook Farm

Gabrielle and Steve’s Wedding

They say it’s good luck when it rains on your wedding day, and so Gabby and Steve are really lucky!

But that didn’t stop them. It was cold, it was wet, and yet they still went to the beach for their first look! They had a few dry minutes around their ceremony, and then towards the end of the night, when their fireworks were about to start, it rained again. And Gabby and Steve stood outside in the rain (and lightning) and watched their fireworks.

Here’s a handful of things to look for in their pictures: Portland’s Ocean Gateway for the ceremony; Gabby’s grandfather performed the ceremony; the Red Barn at Outlook Farm for the reception; the incredibly entertaining band Men In Black; and fireworks, in the rain! I hope you like the pictures – Will

wedding dress and earrings
Gabby and the girls got ready at an Airbnb in Wells Beach
hair accessory with starfish
bridesmaids toast
bride and moh
Gabby’s sister Victoria was her MOH
groom in rain at beach
Steve, certain that it always rains in Cape Elizabeth
first look at kettle cove beach in maine
rainy day wedding pictures at beach in maine

I know what’s going through your mind – why the heck did the photographers take them to the beach on a rainy day in April? And the answer is, we’re definitely not rugged enough to have suggested this – Steve and Gabrielle are just tough and determined. We actually did their engagement shoot there, on what should have been a snowy day, when it was also freezing cold and raining.

bridesmaids at ocean gateway in portland maine wedding
bubble gun at wedding
groomsmen at ocean gateway wedding in portland
men walking along balcony
groom outside ocean gateway
wedding flowers made of books
Gabby made all the flowers herself – from books!
wedding details ocean gateway
music before ceremony ocean gateway wedding
groom watches bride and father walk down aisle
bride and her father at alter
wedding couple at alter behind sign with their names
wedding ceremony
The Pastor who performed the wedding ceremony is also Gabrielle’s grandfather!
wedding ceremony ocean gateway
wide shot of ocean gateway wedding in portland
couple kisses when married
confetti fills the air at wedding at ocean gateway in portland, maine
confetti in air over bride and groom
That’s right, confetti. Everywhere.
bride and groom covered with confetti
wedding couple on balcony in portland, maine
wedding couple outside on rainy day
wedding couple on dock in portland maine with wind blowing veil
wedding couple surrounded by umbrellas on dock at ocean gateway in portland maine
This shot is one of my favorite rainy day shots ever! I’m so grateful the wedding party had white and black umbrellas!
wedding couple and party with umbrellas in portland, maine
wedding party
sign that says steve and gabrielle
decor at red barn wedding
So many firsts at this wedding. Definitely the first time I’ve seen a card catalog for place cards!
bride and groom enter red barn ballroom in south berwick maine
Steve and Gabrielle prepare to charge into the ballroom!
first dance at red barn at outlook farm
First Dance
wedding cake with couple dancing in background
Check out this beautiful cake from Sandpiper Cake Shop!
wedding couple kiss at table
wedding band Men In Black performs at Red Barn at Outlook Farm
Men In Black consistently amazed the crowd, and kept the dance floor packed!
bride and bridesmaids perform with the band Men in Black at red barn in south berwick maine
Gabby and the bridesmaids sitting in with the band. I know you’re thinking it – I need more cowbell!
steve and his groomsmen perform with the band men in black at red barn wedding
Not to be outdoone, the groomsmen did Dropkick Murphys!
bride and groom rock out with men in black wedding band
You can see that Gabrielle and Steve were shy about performing….
people watching fireworks at wedding at red barn in south berwick, maine
Standing in the rain at the end of the night
Fireworks in the rain at red barn outlook farms wedding
The Red Barn didn’t cancel the fireworks just because of a little lightning – their staff is amazing!


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