A little east of Bangor, Maine is the small town of Holden. It’s actually the first place in Maine I experienced – went there on a rare family vacation long time ago when I was a kid – and it started an affair with the state that’s never ended. I’ve visited, resided, went to college, and done lots of photography in Maine, and I continue to call it home even though I wasn’t born there.
What’s that got to do with Holden? Well, last weekend I went back there for Matthew and Stacey Brown’s wedding. It felt like a return to my roots. There was nothing fancy about the affair…but so full of love, joy and excitement that the Ritz has likely never seen a wedding like it.
Matthew cried more than Stacey – no small feat since she’s pretty emotional. Friends and family provided a down home pot luck of treats to eat and the wedding coordinator, Coleen Perkins did more than coordinate – she also decorated the hall, was a third of the catering staff, baked the cake, did table favors…and performed the ceremony!
Here’s a few photos from a most touching day.