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Nicole + Jon: Hardy Farm Wedding

Updated: May 5, 2023

Hardy Farm garden wedding in Maine

Words from the couple:

" Liz was one of the easiest and best decisions we made for our wedding day. Having to cancel and reschedule our big day due to the pandemic was not easy, but Liz was so flexible, thoughtful, and supportive. Leading up to the big day, her expertise and organization helped us feel confident in mapping out our timeline and preparing for details we hadn't even thought of. She also helped us stay on track with all of the excitement on the wedding day itself.

Her kind-hearted and down-to-earth nature fit right in with all our friends and family. You would have thought she was one of the group! Whether she was taking portraits up close or candids from afar, she made us feel at ease. She made us laugh, smile, cry, feel beautiful and loved.

AND, we couldn't be more in love with how our photos turned out. We will always treasure her and the genuine and beautiful moments she captured. Liz, we cannot thank you enough! And, if you're getting married in Maine, we cannot recommend Liz enough!! "


Nicole & Jon waited much too long for their special day thanks to COVID. So long that they decided to just say " I DO" at home in a quick ceremony while they waited for the day they both dreamed of.

Let me tell you, this day was WORTH the wait. Hardy Farm is a magical venue in Fryburg Maine. It has featured a woodland chapel for the ceremony, a tent for dining, a garden for cocktails, and a barn for dancing the night away.

It's really one of my favorite venues around.

At the farmhouse, the ladies were getting ready. Nicole had her talented friends help her with her hair and makeup.

Downstairs mom helped with finishing touches and gave her a special note to read before walking down the aisle.

Then it came time for the first look. Absolutely love that despite being already married, these two were so emotional. This really was their real wedding day, the day they had been dreaming of.

Couple shares a first look at their wedding in Fryeburg Maine captured by Maine Wedding Photographer Elizabeth Ivy Photography

We did their portraits in the formal garden where the light was just gorgeous.

Elizabeth Ivy Photography, Maine Wedding Photographers, takes a shot of this beautiful couple in the garden at Hardy Farm on their wedding day.

As always I try hard to create portraits that feel natural and showcases their real personality.

I always get traditional images too because these classic shots of the bride are must haves.

We had some fun with the wedding party and did a few family formals as well.

The girls wanted a vogue look with was fun to do.

The woodland ceremony featured close friends providing music and song.

Again, there was so much beautiful emotion. These are favorite ceremonies to capture.

woodland chapel forrest wedding in Maine

Bride sheds a few tears during her wedding in the woods  in Maine. Maine Wedding Photographer Liz Prybylo uses a long lease to get these intimate images while remaining out of sight.


After the ceremony guests went out to the lawn for games and cocktails.

Cocktails and dinner took place in the tent.

I giggled when I saw the kids just barely making it over the drink bar.

They had a fun temporary tattoo table with custom stickers as well as other fun ones.

By the end of the night, every guest had a temporary tattoo.

Their sweet first dance:

Then we moved on to speeches.

For dinner they served......CHIPOTLE. Be still my heart.

A few of the tattoos sported by guests:

Guests wearing wedding tattoos

Guests munched on donuts before heading to he dance floor.

Wedding Donuts

Nicole and Jon preformed an amazing choreographed song that they danced to early on in their relationship.

Instead of a guest book, they opted to have guests autograph a jersey for them. A groomsman presented it to the couple by instructing everyone to cheer them on like they were a favorite team winning the stanley cup. The energy was infectious with guests roaring, stomping and raising their hands- such a cool experience.

wedding jersey

They ended evening tearing up the dance floor.

Dancing the night away in the barn at hardy farm

Congratulations Jon & Nicole. Your night was every bit as perfect as your love for each other.

As a Maine Wedding Photographer specializing in weddings of under 150, intimate weddings, elopements, minamonies, and micro-weddings across the State of Maine, I'm here to document your wedding day in an unobtrusive, heartfelt way to maximize your ability to say present while capturing authentic, natural moments. Get in touch to discuss your plans!


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