Recently, Real Maine Weddings sent a list of questions over for me to answer about Hailey Tash Photography. There were questions about how I first discovered my love for photography, what I do for fun when I’m not shooting, what my style is, and what I love about wedding photography. It’s been a while since I sat down and really took the time to answer some of these, and I have to say, doing so just reminded me why I love what I do so much. So, thank you to Real Maine Weddings for the feature and the reminder! Here’s a peek at what the feature looks like, but you can also see the full feature here.
The forecast for Dani and Gibson’s wedding wasn’t promising. In fact, at one point I’m pretty sure I read that there would be downpours, thunder, and lightning all day. Dani and Gibson saw this too. While I crossed my fingers and toes that the forecast would change, Dani and Gibson decided to borrow an old Southern wedding tradition and bury a bottle of bourbon nearby at Gibson’s parent’s home. For extra luck, there were a few prayers said and maybe even a dance to keep the rain away because, why not?
Well, I’m happy to say that when Joel and I arrived on their wedding day there were only blue skies in sight for miles. The sun was out in full force, and it was probably the hottest day of the season so far. I think it’s safe to say that the bourbon thing really works!
Dani and Gibson decided to marry in Northeast Harbor where Gibson had grown up. It played an important role in their relationship (they had their first kiss on his parent’s terrace!), so it just felt right. The stunning Asticou Inn was the perfect venue for such a wonderful day.Dani was my favorite kind of bride. She didn’t stop smiling all day!For the ceremony, we rode Oli’s Trolley to the nearby St. Ignatius Catholic Church.We made a few stops around Northeast Harbor for portraits before heading back to the Asticou Inn.I made sure to grab a few of them in their getaway car— a classic Mercedes that belongs to Gibson’s father.
We slipped out at dusk for a few final portraits of the newlyweds.The dance floor was packed thanks to Cover Story Entertainment.Thank you for having us, Dani and Gibson!
Ceremony: St. Ignatius Catholic Church
Getting Ready and Reception: Asticou Inn
Photography: Hailey Crabtree
Second Photographer: Joel Crabtree
Officiants: Father Joseph Carver, SJ (friend of the bride’s family) / Rev. Dr. William Hague (friend of the groom’s family)
Cake: Celebration Cakes by Janice Strout
Flowers: Cottage Flowers
Tent/Reception Décor: Wallace Events
Transportation: Oli’s Trolley
Invitations, Programs, and Event Cards: William Arthur
Makeup: Bella Skin and Body Boutique
Dress: Suzanne Neville from Hannelore’s in Old Town, Alexandria
Bridesmaid dresses: J. Crew
Groomsmen Suits: Brooks Brothers
Ties: Vineyard Vines