Bella Wang Photography

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Fall Granite Ridge Estate and Barn Wedding | Maine

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Granite Ridge Estate & Barn

Granite Ridge Estate is the perfect wedding venue to capture those signature New England fall colours. The foliage turns to peak colour change around the 3rd week of October and we managed to catch the best of it. The weather was forecasted to be rainy all day so we were all a bit stressed as everyone knows they come here for the view.

But as nature would have it, we were so lucky when the skies parted for the first look. Things were cold, damp and wet, but everyone was kept warm by the love of Liz & Devin.  They met several years ago when they both worked at a pizza parlor. She thought he was cute and they’ve been inseparable since.  They love the fall season so they knew they had the perfect wedding venue when they found Granite Ridge Estate and Barn.

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Besides of course Granite Ridge Estate and Barn, the details were provided by the best and could not have been possible without: Catering was provided by The Bread and Butter Co.  Cake Artist Bear Brook Bakery Makeup by Making Faces Hair by Lena Hartford DJ : DJ Jacob Sound  . Dress by  Augusta Jones at L’Fay Bridal  (bridal) and Weddington Way (bridesmaid dresses). Floral design by Watershed Floral Tuxes by Dante Tuxedo . Video by SP Films . Day of Coordination by Kelly Franklin-Colby

The Details

It’s all about capturing the details of the wedding day. This is what makes each couple unique and separates their wedding from any other. I love how they used wraps in her wedding colours to keep the bridesmaids warm during photos (it was freezing!). This idea was both cute and very practical. Scroll down to see their images.

Ring photos taken at Granite Ridge Estate and Barn

The Rings and the Ring Box.

Invitation photos taken at Granite Ridge Estate and Barn

Invitations

Bouquets and flower photos taken at Granite Ridge Estate and Barn

The gorgeous bouquets

Why not use the gorgeous view of Granite Ridge Estate?

Groom's cowboy boots

Groom’s cowboy boots

Groom and groomsmen at Granite Ridge Estate and Barn

I love just prompting people and seeing what unfolds. You get the most genuine reactions and expressions.

Groom's cowboy boots

Groom at Granite Ridge Estate & Barn

What a handsome groom

This was taken in another small space in the attic of one of the barns at Granite Ridge and Estate.

exchanging gifts with the groom and bride at granite ridge estate in norway maine

Gift Exchange

exchanging gifts with the groom and bride at granite ridge estate in norway maine

A little comic strip of their story. How cute is that?

Prep photos of mother of bride and bride

Prep photos of father of bride and bride. Father is crying.

Gift exchange for her parents.

Gift exchange for mother of the bride.

The First Look

Granite ridge estate and barn is everything you could ever hope for in terms of classic New England views with the fall foliage. It’s so hard to time when the leaves will change but luckily I was there for 3 weekends almost in a row documenting weddings at this stunning venue.  For the first look I try not to take my couples too far just in case the footing gets tricky. On this very rainy day, the clouds parted for us to capture the first look images outside – thank goodness for that!

First look moment focus on the groom at Granite Ridge Estate and Barn in Norway Maine First look moment focus on the bride at Granite Ridge Estate and Barn in Norway Maine First look moment at Granite Ridge Estate and Barn in Norway Maine First look moment at Granite Ridge Estate and Barn in Norway Maine

The Portraits

Anywhere you photograph on the property of the Granite Ridge Estate and Barn is breathtaking.

Couples portraits of the bride and groom at Granite Ridge Estate and Barn in Norway Maine

Gosh.. look at that view.

Couples portraits of the bride and groom with fall foliage at Granite Ridge Estate and Barn in Norway Maine

Gorgeous fall foliage for this wedding

Fall Foliage wedding in Maine

Couples portraits of the bride and groom with fall foliage at Granite Ridge Estate and Barn in Norway Maine

When you have 5 minutes between raindrops, you make every moment count.

Couples portraits of the bride and groom with fall foliage at Granite Ridge Estate and Barn in Norway Maine

Those colours could not be more vibrant for their fall foliage wedding in the mountains.

Fall foliage wedding in Maine

We managed to capture a few portraits before the storm rolled back in.

Floral Arbor at ceremony space

what gorgeous florals using one of the two arches provided by Granite Ridge.

The ceremony space at Granite Ridge Estate and Barn

The ceremony space

Tablescape with eucalyptus and classic stemware

Tablescape with eucalyptus and classic stemware and beautiful wedding cake

Cake by Bear Brook Bakery.

What a gorgeous table setting by Bread & Butter Co.

Head Table at the Granite Ridge Estate and Barn

The head table.

Those tablescapes with classic stemware are everything.

Cupcakes by bear Brook Bakery

Cake by Bear Brook Bakery

Table Seating cards

Gorgeous calligraphy for the name cards.

Signing the Guestbook Fall bridal party looks and ideas in New England

Fall bridal party looks and ideas in New England

It was cold, so these adorable blankets were perfect to keep them warm. It also looked gorgeous and thematic for a Maine wedding.

Ring boy and flower girl processional

Love the little suitcase he’s carrying.

Groom sees his bride coming towards him down the aisle

That reaction is what every girl dreams of

Father of bride walks bride coming down the aisle

Groom looking at his bride.

Rainy ceremony at Granite Ridge Estate and Barn in Norway Maine

A little rain couldn’t stop this wedding

The newlyweds

Signed, sealed, delivered!

wedding details to inspire you including programs and in memorium table

I love the details that they included in their wedding including loved ones that weren’t able to make it.

cat emblem incorporated into bridal bouquet

Her darling cat that just passed away had to be included in the wedding.

The reception space at Granite Ridge and Estate

Bread & Butter Co. did such an amazing job with the space. The warmth of the cafe lights really create a brilliant backdrop for these images and the reception itself at the Granite Ridge Estate and Barn.

Cafe lights as a backdrop to Granite Ridge Estate wedding

sunset at granite ridge estate and barn.

Look at the gorgeous colours in the foliage for this wedding at the Granite Ridge Estate and Barn.

Sunset bride and groom photo

The sun peeked out for one brief moment and we made the most of it.

dusk photo at Granite Ridge Estate and Barn

The sun set quickly because of the storm but we had to get in one last photo with the view.

The Reception

First dance of bride and groom

So happy and in love.

bridesmaids crying during emotional first dance.

Love those moments just off to the side.

Gorgeous backdrop to the first dance at Granite Ridge Estate

The first dance. Check out those gorgeous windows that allow for a view of the mountains of Maine.

Dancing time at the reception

Toasts by the mother of the bride.

Speech by the maid of honor

Beautiful toasts all around.

father daughter dance.

That expression on her dad’s face.

mother and son dance.

Mother and son dance had us all in tears.

reception partying on the dance floor

Love it when people have fun on the dance floor.

Groom dancing at reception partying on the dance floor

Dance floor shenanigans.

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My path here is a bit different than most. I have a background in engineering and accounting/auditing. Like every good Asian daughter, I wanted to make my parents happy. With my first paycheck I bought a camera. I was instantly addicted to capturing life's details and observing people's interactions. When I moved from Toronto to Boston, I found myself without a job but with a fresh start. I got my first gig off Craigslist (crazy!) and have been fully booked ever since. The family that had booked me on Craigslist still keeps in touch with me to this day and I've photographed them quite a few times since. I've been featured in numerous publications both online and in print (Martha Stewart Weddings, Boston Magazine, The Knot). 8+ years later, you've stumbled onto my page.  

I am candid, communicative and caring. For those that know me, they know I have a pretty wicked sense of humour to get people to relax. My goal always is to ensure you are heard and that you are comfortable throughout the process. In my portfolio you can see each family's genuine happiness and comfort in their body language. It takes a lot to create the environment of trust. The rave reviews from my families afterward show you how much they care about me in return. This environment of trust builds from the beginning and I honestly attract the kindest families that allow me to create consistently strong images with heart in order to tell their story.

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