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JPwed-1552Peaks Island is still amazing to me even after living in Portland for 11 years.  It’s just a 15 minute boat road from my studio on Commercial Street, but it feels like a vacation destination hours away.  Just the way Martha’s Vineyard isn’t really that far from Cape Cod, but you feel like you’re a world away, only it’s a million times simpler to get to Peaks Island.  Jelena and Pete are from the DC area, but as soon as they saw the Inn on Peaks, they booked it for their wedding.  It’s got that kind of magnetism.

I should say a few quick words about the Inn before I show the wedding images.  Fred and Judy (owners) have done a fabulous job decorating the Inn on Peaks.  It’s a perfect inn for a weekend or week-long stay unwinding on a small island.  The rooms are coastal-themed, and any time of day you can drink a Shipyard on the front porch and unwind.  The wedding coordinator, Jayson Mathieu, does a great job keeping weddings relaxed and stress-free.  I love the laid-back vibe, but it’s not a venue I normally think of as being swanky and chic.  Until this wedding.

Laurie Andrews (florist, planner, and coordinator for this event), of Laurie Andrews Design,  changed all that.  She took the quaint gazebo and added red satin curtains.  She took the covered porch and added a white leather lounge.  She draped a truckful of flowers from the mast of the tent, and hung candles in little glass globes.  And she brought one kick-ass get-funky wedding to Peaks’ Island, and Lucia, Alison and myself were lucky enough to photograph it.

I hope you like the images – Will.

Ceremony Site and Decorated Gazebo at Inn on Peaks Island Wedding in Portland Maine
Ceremony Site and Decorated Gazebo
Groom stands on balcony at Inn on Peaks wedding
Peter enjoying the view
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Peter before the Ceremony
Bride in her room with dress before portland maine wedding at Inn on Peaks
Jelena in her suite

Bride getting her dress on at Inn on Peaks wedding in Portland, Maine

Bride and bouquet before First Look
Jelena
First look at Peaks Island Wedding Portland Maine
Pete was waiting in the gardens for Jelena to come tap him on the shoulder.

Romantic images of bride and groom at Inn on Peaks Island wedding in Portland Maine

wedding ceremony at Inn on Peaks Island
Our assistant Alison had to balance on the hillside behind the ceremony just so she could get this shot!
Wedding Ceremony at Inn on Peaks - Maine wedding photographers Focus Photography
Wedding Officiant Diane York at the gazebo, and in the last shot, Inn on Peaks wedding coordinator Jayson Mathieu appears to be growing out of a table.
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Lounge by Laurie Andrews – #ThatsSoLA

Table settings at Inn on Peaks Wedding

Dinner course at Inn on Peaks Island wedding in Portland maine

Party shots at Maine wedding at Inn on Peaks Island
Pictures do this band no justice – they rocked the whole island!
romantic images at twilight at Portland Maine wedding on Peaks Island
The twilight images are captured just as the sun dips under the horizon, when the sky is at its most colorful.

Thanks for looking.  We’d love to hear what you think!


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A wedding as incredible as this one doesn't come together without a lot of people's efforts. I might be forgetting a couple of people (sorry), but here's who I marked down.

Venue and Coordinator: Jayson from The Inn on Peaks Island   |   Flowers, Design, Event Planning, Lounge Concepts, Wedding Coordinator, Invites, and probably ten other titles: Laurie Andrews of Laurie Andrews Design   |   Officiant: Diane York from Diane York Weddings   |   Hair and Make-Up: Lisa from Bei Capelli   |   Gown Designer: Matthew Christopher   |   Music: Athene Wilson   |   Cake: Foley's Cakes   |   Transportation: Casco Bay Cruise Lines   |   Photography: Will, Lucia, and Alison from Focus Photography

Ceremony Site:
at the gazebo on the property
  • Peaks Island
Reception Venue:
Inn on Peaks Island
  • 33 Island Ave
  • Peaks Island, Maine 04108
Other Locations:
Portland