Nicole and Zak | Wedding | Colony Hotel in Kennebunkport, Maine
Dean and I are so excited to be back at The Colony Hotel for Nicole and Zak's wedding! We first met them for their engagement session in Boston last year, where it all began for them, at Northeastern University. And now they chose Maine to celebrate their wedding, just up the road from the beach in Wells where Zak asked Nicole to marry him.
The Colony Hotel is filled with such rich history. It's the perfect place for a classic oceanfront wedding. Built in 1914 it sits on Ocean avenue overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, nestled between Walkers Point, the summer home of the Bush family, and downtown Kennebunkport. It's the perfect spot for Nicole and Zak's family and friends to come spend a weekend, relax and celebrate their special day.
Nicole and her girls had an amazing room with a view, and balcony, in the main hotel. There, along with the couple's fur-baby Gus, the girls were getting their hair and make up done. Each bridesmaid had written a letter for the bride for her to read on her day, each girl trying to get a tear from Nicole. It was a game of sorts for each girl to see if her letter would be the one to make the bride cry. None were successful until it was time for Nicole to slip into her wedding gown. Only then did she shed a tear, or a bunch, in laughter when her maid of honor grazed her bum while lacing up the bottom ties of the corset.
Zak and his guys got ready in an air-conditioned suite across the street from the main hotel - luckies! It was such a humid day with impending thunderstorms, AC was key! They were kicked back and relaxing, sharing so many laughs with each other. Zak and his buddies all used to play hockey so Dean felt right at home hanging out with them. Even Zak's dad used to coach so the whole day with the guys had a very team-like feel.
Nicole and Zak's day went off without a hitch, despite the threat of thunderstorms as mentioned before. They were so excited when the storms held out long enough for them to still have their outdoor ceremony overlooking the beautiful Atlantic Ocean, complete with sailboats passing by! Shortly after the ceremony we had to scoot inside for a passing storm before ducking back out for some dramatic sky portraits along the beach.
As the guests partied away inside - and boy did they party! A deluge was happening outside. Our weather alerts were going nuts, at one point we had about 15 notifications about lightning strikes and severe thunderstorms coming through on our watches. BUT! The weather parted just in time, as the reception came to a close it was just lightly sprinkling out as Nicole and Zak welcomed their guests onto the terrace to wrap up their Colony Hotel wedding with a bang. An amazing fireworks show!!
The history of The Colony Hotel certainly played into the styling of their day. Everything about their wedding was classic and perfect, and everything we love to capture as Kennebunkport wedding photographers.
Colony Hotel Wedding Photos
by Kennebunkport Wedding Photographers
The day Zak proposed to Nicole was a complete surprise. She thought he was at home in Massachusetts while Nicole and her mom headed up to Maine for a day of shopping and hanging out at the beach. After thoroughly shopping til they dropped, Nicole and her mom headed to the beach for a walk - when all of a sudden a familiar voice called out to Nicole. When she turned around she saw Zak dressed in a suit, drop to one knee and propose! So it's only fitting that they wrapped their Colony Hotel Wedding with a stroll on the beach!
Colony Hotel Wedding Vendors
Kennebunkport Wedding Photographers: Brittany & Dean of Two Adventurous Souls
Venue: The Colony Hotel
Hair and Make Up: Jessica Candage
Officiant: Vows for You by Cynthia
Baker: Let Them Eat Cake
DJ: The Music Man
Fireworks: Maine Pyrotechnics
Stationary: Mulberry and Elm
Brittany and Dean are creative Kennebunkport Wedding Photographers who loving having fun with our wedding couples. We work together and separately to capture every emotion and angle on your wedding day. Two Adventurous Souls storytelling style will capture your wedding both in candid and naturally posed images. Whether you're planning a Colony Hotel Wedding, Maine Wedding, Costa Rica Wedding or anywhere in New England we will be there for you! For more info pleaseÂ contact usÂ about your wedding photography!