Long term blog readers might have noticed that at the start of 2013 I started blogging each wedding in one big post (vs. the three or four smaller posts) - I felt like I could tell the whole story of the day better that way. However when the wedding involves taking over a whole island in the middle of Lake Winnipesauke and I'm photographing the rehearsal dinner, the pre-wedding 5k run and all sorts of other fun then I just can't fit it all into one.
So without further ado, here's part 1 of Laura + Mike's Sandy Island Family Camp Wedding.
I'm saving the pictures of the boat ride over and the beautiful signs and other wedding related details until part II. In the meantime, if you're not familiar with Sandy Island you can find out a little more and see Laura & Mike's engagement pictures here:
Sandy Island Family Camp NH Photographer
Guests arrived on the island and were welcomed to the beach with wine, cocktails and a keg of beer to watch the sunset. Leslie and The Wedding Belle team made everything happen so smoothly - more about them in part II also!
Here they are! The almost-newlyweds Laura & Mike. I loved Laura's cute little dress and was wowed to find out it was originally her Mom Nancy's wedding gown!
This was the first wedding I've photographed that started with a 5k run around an island. I was most impressed with the running outfits (I think Laura's brother wins the most patriotic award) and the turnout!
Laura had thought of every detail and her sister in law and cousin were on hand to award the winners with their medals:
One, two, three, run....