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Rustic Seaside Wedding :: Sebasco Harbor Resort :: Popham Beach

Ashley and Dustin had a rustic seaside wedding ceremony at Popham Beach and then a fun lobster bake at Sebasco Harbor Resort. Ashley and Dustin are high school sweethearts, so for many people, this wedding was a long time coming. They spent a lot of time planning every detail carefully.

Now, you all know how we love when our couples choose the details of their wedding with care and meaning. Popham Beach is so important to Dustin’s family, who have been spending summers there for all of his life. More on his family’s connection later 😉  Of course their ceremony was gorgeous, and their reception at Sebasco Harbor Resort was a blast! This group knew how to tear up the dance floor.

Thank you for a fabulous weekend in such a beautiful location!

Much Love!

Audrey & Cody

(This wedding was featured on Love & Lobster in 2016)

Rustic_Seaside_Wedding_Audrey_Cutler_PhotographyNatural_Central_Massachuetts_Wedding_PhotographySebasco_Seaside_WeddingNatical_Seaside_WeddingAshley getting ready. Check out that sail boat wall paper!Sebasco_Maine_WeddingThe bouquets were gorgeous and smelled amazing with the eucalyptus!Rustic_Ocean_WeddingNew_England_Seaside_WeddingSimply stunning.Rustic_Sebasco_Resort_WeddingDustin getting ready with his Dad and brother. They don’t all look a like, do they!? 😉Rustic_Seaside_Wedding-Time to get married!!! Popham Beach State Park.Popham_Beach_Maine_WeddingPopham_Beach_Maine_WeddingHere comes Ashley! What a great entrance.Popham_Beach_Maine_WeddingPopham_Beach_Maine_WeddingOverflowing with emotion!Popham_Beach_Maine_WeddingPopham_Beach_Maine_WeddingWe paused for a quick shot of the entire group on the beach! Popham_Beach_Maine_Wedding-IMG_0103And they are off!Popham_Beach_Maine_WeddingThe bridal party at Fort Popham. PS. We are super excited for Ashley’s sister and maid of honor, Erica’s, wedding in just a few short weeks!Rustic_Seaside_Wedding_Massachusetts-IMG_0150Popham_Beach_Maine_Wedding-IMG_0359Fort Popham was a great place for photos. We were so glad that Ashley and Dustin took us there.Fort_Popham_Wedding_PhotographyFort_Popham_Wedding_PhotographyIMG_0120 copyFort_Popham_Wedding_PhotographyFort_Popham_Wedding_PhotographyFort_Popham_Wedding_PhotographyThe view! Every where you turn is gorgeous.Laidback_Seaside_Wedding_MassachusettsNatural_Seaside_Wedding_Massachusetts-IMG_0157Rustic_Natical_Seaside_WeddingNatural_Ocean_Wedding_MassachusettsMore about Dustin’s family, who have been visiting Popham Beach since 1958: So we took this image of Ashley and Dustin walking down the beach. We just love it and posted it on Facebook as a sneak peek right after their wedding. Little did we know that this image would remind Dustin’s father, Bart, of another photo. The photo he had taken of his parents, the last time they walked Popham Beach together. Cody and I are reminded that what we do really is important. We love that couples, and their families, take the time to share their stories with us. We love helping make new memories too. Examples like this are what makes this job so worth while. Our picture of Ashley and Dustin is on the left.  Dustin’s grandparents are on the right (taken by Bart Hill).Rustic_Beach_Wedding_New_England_0357Natural_Seaside_Wedding_MassachusettsWe made a stop at Ocean View Park Campground at Popham Beach. Dustin grew up going to this very cabin so photos here were a must have.Rustic_Seaside_Wedding_MaineBack to Sebasco Harbor Resort for the festivities. Fun_Sebasco_Harbor_Resort_WeddingLook at that amazing light house at Sebasco!Sebasco_Harbor_Resort_Wedding_LighthouseThe light was gorgeous. Natural_Sebasco_Harbor_Resort_WeddingSebasco_Harbor_Resort_Wedding_LighthouseThe reception was in The Clipper and had a rustic seaside wedding theme. So laid back and fun! Sebasco_Harbor_Resort_WeddingRustic_Barn_Wedding_New_EngalndRustic_Seaside_Wedding_MassachusettsSebasco_Resort_Rustic_Seaside_WeddingThe first dance!Rustic_Barn_First _Dance_Wedding-IMG_3118 Rustic_Barn_Wedding_First_DanceLook at this group! So excited!Sebasco_Resort_Wedding-IMG_3132Heartfelt toasts made by Ashley’s sister, Erica, and by Dustin’s brother, John!Fun_Rustic_Barn_Wedding_Massachusetts-IMG_0539The lobsters, steaming in seaweed over hot coals. Yum.Lobsterbake_Rustic_Seaside_Wedding-IMG_3178Lobsterbake_Rustic_Seaside_Wedding-IMG_3181Super cute cake. Accompanied by cupcakes and pies.Rustic_Barn_Wedding_Cake_MassachusettsThe cake cutting, which ended with an impromptu smooch!Laidback_Barn_Wedding_Cake_MassachusettsThe parent dances!Fun_Rustic_Barn_Wedding_MassachusettsThis group was lively on the dance floor!Fun_Rustic_Barn_Wedding_MassachusettsFun_Rustic_Barn_Wedding_MassachusettsFun_Rustic_Barn_Wedding_MassachusettsTwo ring shots, because we just could not pick.Rustic_Wedding_Audrey_Cutler_Photography_IMG_1000Nautical_Wedding_Audrey_Cutler_Photography_0979

Rustic Seaside Wedding – PHIPSBURG, ME

Photographers: Audrey and Cody Cutler – Sterling MA

Venue:  Sebasco Harbor Resort – Sebasco Estate, ME

Florist:  Blue Cloud Farm – Kim Michel – Newfield ME

Dj:  Kathi Zerkle

Video: Tim Ethier – Holden MA

Bride’s Dress:  David’s Bridal

Bridesmaid’s Dresses:  Macy’s

Tux:  Men’s Warehouse 

Cake:  Mae’s Cafe & Bakery – Bath ME

Hair & Makeup:  The Bride, Ashley!

Rings:  Sharfmans Jewelers – Worcester MA


How did you both meet?    

Ashley:  “High school sweethearts 🙂  

Dustin: “I6th grade, at Middle School.

What was the most memorable part of your wedding day?    

Ashley:  “Sitting back for 5 minutes during the reception to take a look around the room at everyone we love having an amazing time. 

Dustin: “Seeing Ashley walk down the steps to the beach and how how beautiful she looked.

What was the funniest?

Ashley:  “The speeches, and Mike Pope dancing with every woman in the room. LOL! 

Dustin: “Mike Pope dancing with Janna and every other married woman.

Advice for future couples?

Ashley:  “Don’t stress about the small stuff, it will all work out perfect in the end. Also don’t be afraid to ask for help.” 

Dustin: “Pick a venue and vendors (photo, video, music, flowers, etc) that you feel comfortable working with.  Work together with your wife/husband and have fun planning it.  Don’t worry if all things don’t go as originally planned, no one will know whether it was planned or not.”


    • Processional:  “Marry Me” – played by friend Ted Ludwig on guitar

    • Recessional:  “I Think I Wanna Marry You” – Bruno Mars

    • Introductions:  “Here For The Party” – Gretchen Wilson

    • Bride & Groom Introduction: “No Place I’d Rather Be” – Clean Bandit

    • First Dance:   “Then” –  Brad Paisley

    • Father/Daughter Dance:  “ It Won’t Be Like This For Long” –   Darius Rucker

    • Mother/Son Dance:  “Forever Young” – Audra Mae

  • Last Dance: “Wagon Wheel” – Darius Rucker 

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