Julie and Ira are close friends of Eddy and I. In fact, Julie and I have been friends since Junior High School where our friendship developed from similar interests in the school band and running on the track team together. In high school the relationship continued and as we went our separate ways in college we never lost touch! Julie is one of those friends that I don’t see often, or even talk to more than a few times a year, but we can always pick up where we left off–and if either of us needs the other we are there. Since high school, we have had many adventures together and shared many memories, so when she told me she was getting married and we were already booked for another wedding, I needless to say was very bummed. But then Julie called a few weeks later to let me know the date had been changed to the Sunday…I was relieved and honored that not only would I be able to attend, but would also be their photographer. It’s always nice when friends and family ask us to photograph their wedding because we get to spend so much time with them that day! We also feel that the close relationship we have with them allows us to better capture all the special moments of their wedding day.
Julie and Ira planned a beautiful, intimate wedding surrounded by their closest family and friends at the home of their friend’s, Hal & Steph in West Bethel, Maine. Their home is surrounded by mountains and it really was the perfect back drop for their day. The ceremony was filled with all sorts of special touches. This continued through to the reception, including a beautiful poem written and read by Julie’s Aunt Janice, a touching toast by Rob, the Best Man and then a funny, but warm, roast given by Heather, the Maid of Honor. Many tears were shed, but also many laughs were had. This was not your typical wedding and it couldn’t have been any more perfect for Julie and Ira. It was a day of fun in the sun, taking family photos, good food and drink… and as then sun started to set, there was a few friendly games of horseshoes and a camp fire with marshmallows to end the day!
Julie and Ira, thank you so much for letting us be part of your beautiful wedding day! It was great and we were happy that we could be there for the both of you!! Congratulations again, and we wish you many many years of happiness together!!
Ira gave his best man Rob a watch with a special engraving!
There were so many emotional and special moments that made up their day! Here is Heather (Maid of Honor) giving Julie some love and support!
Julie and Ira weren’t sure their rings were going to be ready for the ceremony. So Kelsey and Alex made them friendship rings that they both wore despite their rings being ready on time.
Julie and Ira’s day was very much about their wonderful family and friends! Here are some of the many family photos that were taken that day!
And here are their wonderful hosts and dear friends; Hal, Steph, David, Tanya, Harris, Alex & Kelsey!!
Some home brew for the occasion!!
There was a fabulous poem, toast and roast given by Julie’s Aunt, Janice, the best man, Rob and maid of honor, Heather! Lots of tears and laughter ensued.
So, because Julie and Ira are good friends of ours, we got to enjoy ourselves a bit as well…okay, Eddy, actually enjoyed himself a little more than I did!
So glad someone took our camera and took this photo! We really need to try to do this with all our fabulous couples!!
The end of the day was spent playing some serious horseshoes! Julie, definitely held her own with all the guys!!
This last photo was Ira’s idea…vision of his! I wish we could say it took one take but we found out, Ira is better at jumping out of airplanes than jumping off the ground!!