The quintessential Maine wedding of Ellen & Jeff at Migis Lodge

How did you two meet?
We are high school sweethearts! Went to Princeton Day School together. 

Why did you choose to get married at the location that you did?
Jeff’s parents have been going to Migis since their first wedding anniversary! They started a tradition of going every single summer until the kids were teenagers, and eventually ended up buying a house on the lake. It’s been a special place for the Straus family for years, and since I’ve been around for so long, it’s subsequently become a special place for me too. Everything there is amazing—the food, the views, the peace and quiet, the nature, the smell! We love it. Also – having a lot of the same friends and being very close to our families, we loved the idea of having a wedding weekend where everyone got to stay right on the premises. And it was awesome! Walking around the whole weekend and looking around to see everyone you love enjoying the water, tennis, their porches to read a book, etc. 

Were there any happy surprises that happened at the wedding? 
The rain, which could have been a bad surprise, but the way it worked out was crazy! And the sunset / crazy colored sky we got afterward was just awesome. 

What moment sticks out to you above all of the others from the wedding?
Jeff and I downing a few quick oysters alone outside where cocktail hour had been while everyone waited for us inside. The calm before the craziness started! Then walking in to the dining room as we were announced. 
Also Mr. Brightside on the dance floor. 

Now that the wedding is over, what are you going to do with all of your free time?!
Quite a lot! We just both started new jobs and are moving to Florida! Lots of changes. 

Photographer: Rachel Buckley
Band: Nightshift Entertainment / District 21
Venue/catering: Migis Lodge
Lighting: Griffin and Griffin Lighting
Florist: Flora & Fauna
Planner: Maine Seasons Events
Invitations: Niamh Langton
Hair & makeup: Naviina Salon
Dress: Lovely Bride
Suit: Michael Andrews Bespoke
Officiant: Rabbi Bill Kuhn
Rentals: One Stop Event Rentals