Ryan was an adorable groom with butterflies before his wedding ceremony - not because he was nervous about marrying Mary, but because he hadn't seen her all day when Denise and I arrived. His Mar-Bear, as he calls her (the first word in his vows that he wrote), is the other half of him. Together, the two have an undeniable energy that is easily witnessed, if you are around them for longer than a mere two minutes. You can see the love, passion, friendship, and fun that these two have together. I think they wear their hearts on their sleeves for each other, their friends, and their family. Because of that, their day was filled with tons of emotion - laughter, smiles, hugs, tears, funny faces with the ring bearer and flower girls, and wedding cake frosting on the groom's cheek, courtesy of the bride, that he playfully ate off his face with a fork. And of course, this also meant they didn't hold back from dancing most of the night away. DJ Aaron Topfer played hit song after hit song, and the dancing got wilder. Just as we were leaving, Mary, Ryan, and most of their wedding guests were refueling on pizza and drinks, and getting ready to continue their night of celebration with bowling at the eight-lane alley right on-site at the venue, Point Lookout in Northport, Maine.
Thanks to Denise Farwell for being the second shooter on this wedding and making some of the pictures below!