90 Bridge Street, Westbrook, ME 207.772.4274

Here's the team who worked behind-the-scenes to make this shoot successful!

Venue Owner: Beth Austin at River Winds Farm and Estate   |  Flowers and Planning: Elishia Townsend from Simple Elegance of Maine   |  Lighting: Craig and Cory from Illuminated FX   |  Fabric Draping: Robin and Rachel from Maine Event Design and Decor   |  Catering: Fausto from Blue Elephant Events and Catering   |  Photography: Bet you can't guess...

River Winds Farm is a working horse farm in Saco, Maine, and a hybrid wedding barn, and its beautiful!

Here’s why I say hybrid. There’s a lot of ‘rustic’ barns in New England being offered for your wedding right now. River Winds has a brand new pressed-concrete floor (so no gaps for heels to stick in or nails sticking out), and while its wonderfully country, rustic, and vintage, there’s NOTHING dilapidated about it. And in addition to the grounds and brand new barn, your wedding rental includes the main house – a 7 bedroom estate with a professional kitchen, man cave, swimming pool, indoor hot tub, and room for a bridal party to truly enjoy a weekend. You’ve got to see it to believe it. River Winds Farm is special.

Anyway, when owner Beth Austin finished converting the new wedding barn, she and planner-extraordinaire Elishia Townsend had Focus Photography shoot a styled wedding to show off River Winds. If you don’t know, a styled shoot isn’t real, so the bride and groom in these images (Kylee and Caleb) didn’t know each other before, and the connection between them in the romantic images is staged. They were both amazing sports about it, and I loved getting to work with them. – Will

River Winds farm and estate
Drone Shot of River Winds Farm & Estate
dining room
Dining room and reading nook
professional kitchen at river winds
decor at horse farm
Every room in the estate is thoughtfully filled with vintage decor
barn at river winds
The Barn at River Winds
man cave
The Man Cave at River Winds
man cave at river winds farm wedding
The groom hanging out in the man cave
Kylee before the ceremony

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010 Riverwinds farm wedding - Kylee before the ceremony

Kylee before the ceremony

Ceremony down by the pond

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DCIM/100MEDIA/DJI_0203.JPG - Ceremony down by the pond

Ceremony down by the pond

This is all part of the River Winds property

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019 Riverwinds farm wedding - This is all part of the River Winds property

This is all part of the River Winds property

Draping by Maine Event Design and Decor

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023 Riverwinds farm wedding - Draping by Maine Event Design and Decor

Draping by Maine Event Design and Decor

I love these bridesmaids for their enthusiasm for this first dance picture!

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024 Riverwinds farm wedding - I love these bridesmaids for their enthusiasm for this first dance picture!

I love these bridesmaids for their enthusiasm for this first dance picture!

Crepes from Crepe Elizabeth - a portable creperie!

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027 Riverwinds farm wedding - Crepes from Crepe Elizabeth - a portable creperie!

Crepes from Crepe Elizabeth – a portable creperie!

Lime Cocktails To Go - Blue Elephant Events & Catering

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028 Riverwinds farm wedding - Lime Cocktails To Go - Blue Elephant Events & Catering

Lime Cocktails To Go – Blue Elephant Events & Catering

Blue Elephant Events and Catering

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029 Riverwinds farm wedding - Blue Elephant Events and Catering

Blue Elephant Events and Catering

Dessert goodness from Black Tie

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030 Riverwinds farm wedding - Dessert goodness from Black Tie

Dessert goodness from Black Tie

A huge thank you to our make believe wedding party!

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031 Riverwinds farm wedding - A huge thank you to our make believe wedding party!

A huge thank you to our make believe wedding party!

After the shoot there was an industry launch party, so the great drinks, appetizers, desserts, and crepes all got eaten, and weren’t just for show! River Winds is a really cool venue – you should totally schedule a site visit, and then call Focus Photography to cover your wedding!

Thanks for looking!

Will (and Lucia)

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