The Sunday River Wedding of Dan and Colleen

The Sunday River Wedding of Dan and Colleen

Wedding Gown at Sunday River sign in Maine

Danny and I have been going up to Newry, ME for years. One trip up, we went to North Peak at Sunday River and saw a wedding being set up. The setting was so beautiful that we decided then and there that when we got married, we would have our reception at the top of the mountain…  We went with a rustic/woodsy theme. We had lots of wood slices, burlap and mason jars that decorated the tables. Our cake was made to look like a birch tree with our initials carved into it.”
Colleen & Dan

The Dress
Lip Liner
Buttoned up
Down the Hall
The Bride
Looking Out
The Sky

“I’m an oncology nurse at Mass General Hospital. Getting dressed up and having makeup on is a rare thing considering I spend most of my time in scrubs.” — Colleen

The bride in the summit lobby at Sunday River wedding
Tie and rings
Tying the tie
The Rings
Walking off to the first glance

Danny and the groomsmen wore charcoal grey suits from Jos. A. Bank. The ties were yellow and cobalt blue plaid from Brooks Brothers. All the boys had special lapel pins to match their personalities.” —  Colleen


I can’t say enough about the first look with Focus Photography. I was so nervous waiting in the grass for Danny to tap me on the shoulder. It was such an incredible feeling to see my soon to be husband standing there looking so handsome. I started crying a little bit because I was so excited and overcome with emotion. I would absolutely recommend doing a first glance to any other bride and groom.” —  Colleen

The Approach
on the lawn

We did pictures out on the terrace behind the Grand Summit Hotel. It was kind of hot and sunny but a beautiful spot for group pictures.”   –  Colleen

With Each Other
Through the grate
The Dip
Holding him
Against him
Leaning in

Danny and I don’t really love having our picture taken. We were both incredibly nervous going into taking our romantic session photos but after the first few clicks of the camera, we loosened up a bit and started to enjoy ourselves. Pictures on the wedding day were so much easier and we knew exactly what to expect. I don’t think either of us would ever consider a career in modeling but we are definitely more comfortable in front of a camera now!”  –Colleen

At the Pond
Colleen and Dan at their Sunday River Wedding – this is at the Summit Lodge
Wedding flowers
The Girls
Wedding Party
The wedding dress photographed at the artists' bridge in newry, maine for a sunday river wedding
“We got married on the Artist’s Covered Bridge in Newry, ME. Danny and I have seen other weddings on this bridge and knew that we had to get married there. The weather was perfect and the river looked and sounded beautiful. 
During the ceremony
The Arists’ Bridge during the ceremony – Sunday River wedding
The Groom
Time Capsule
Dog of Honor
With Dad
The view down the aisle
Arm in Arm
Holding hands
Looking on
Once more with feeling

It was so exciting seeing all of our family and friends waiting on the bridge for the ceremony to start. I had already seen Colleen so I wasn’t nervous at all.” —   Dan

Our dog Lucy walked down the aisle with our friend Justin. My brother Pat read a poem titled “how falling in love is like owning a dog”. I loved this poem and really felt like it was perfect for having a dog in the wedding.”  Colleen

Speeding Away
Throw your hands in the air
Bridal Party on the Bridge
bridal party
wedding bands
the wedding rings are well displayed on the bride
Rings with flowers

Danny and I met 6 years ago at the Purple Shamrock in Boston. I was having drinks with my BFF and maid of honor, Laura, and Danny was out with some Coast Guard buddies. Really long story short, a few drinks led to a long distance relationship and now a happy marriage. ” — Colleen

Gown under the chair lift at sunday river wedding
Maybe it wanted to go to the summit…

Danny and I have been going up to Newry, ME for years. One trip up, we went to North Peak at Sunday River and saw a wedding being set up. The setting was so beautiful that we decided then and there that when we got married, we would have our reception at the top of the mountain. We could not have asked for more perfect weather to highlight the gorgeous views from the top of North Peak. It was so fun making our grand entrance by riding up on the chair lift!” —  Colleen

Groomsmen waiting
The Tunnel
On the chair
Cocktail Hour
The Cocktails
The entrance
Under the table
First Dance
Cutting the cake
Feeding the cake

Danny and I aren’t the best dancers so we were a little nervous to dance in front of everyone. My dad and I danced to my parents wedding song. My dad and I shared a very special moment during this dance together. Danny and his mom busted out some moves for their dance together. It was fun to watch.” — Colleen

a sunset silhouette shot of a bride and groom at a sunday river wedding. Photography by Focus
Silhouette at sunset – Sunday River wedding – Newry, Maine
Night Sky
At the end of the night, the summit is lit by starlight.
Time Pilots
On Stage

One of the best moments of the wedding was when the Time Pilots had Danny and I play with them. Danny got on the microphone while I rocked out with the guitar. I’m really hoping the speaker for the guitar wasn’t on!” —  Colleen

Colleen and Dan Rock Out to the Time Pilots at Sunday River wedding in Newry, Maine
Colleen ‘plays the guitar’ while the Time Pilots play at her Sunday River wedding.

All of our guests and family members loved Will and Lucia of Focus Photography. They were so fun and kept everyone laughing during the group photos. Will had some great photo ideas and Lucia really kept the day moving.” —  Colleen

Thank you to everyone who joined us up in Newry, ME to celebrate this special day with us. We had so much fun and feel so loved by all of you!” —  Colleen and Dan

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