Karina + Seth Marry at Live Well Farm

Karina is an identical twin. I didn’t know this until I arrived on site at Live Well Farm and handed the bridal bouquet to the her, then, a few hours later, saw who I thought was Karina, dressed in a white Bridesmaid dress holding a Bridesmaid bouquet. Their resemblance was incredible!

 Karina, Seth and her identical twin sister on the right.

Karina, Seth and her identical twin sister on the right.

Karina + Seth met in College at Northeastern and moved to Cambridge. Karina grew up in Spruce Head, Maine and still returns to visit friends and family. Choosing Maine as a destination for their wedding seemed to be a no brainer. Live Well Farm is located in Harpswell, Maine- just a short drive from the town of Brunswick, where Bowdoin College is.

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Karina and Seth pose by the water in Harpswell, Maine

Karina opted for subdued colors; muted shades of mauve, taupe and sand. We used ‘Amesia’, ‘Quicksand’ and ‘Sahara’ Roses with accents of wine colored Ranunculus and Sarracenia orchids.

 We loved that the Bridesmaids and Bride all wore shades of  white.

We loved that the Bridesmaids and Bride all wore shades of white.

 Classic couple.

Classic couple.

 Seth is wearing a ‘Amnesia’ Rose Boutonniere with a backing of Eucalyptus greenery.

Seth is wearing a ‘Amnesia’ Rose Boutonniere with a backing of Eucalyptus greenery.

 Karina and Seth at Live Well Farm

Karina and Seth at Live Well Farm

VENUE: LIVE WELL FARM | CATERER: 111 MAINE, THE HOLY DONUT | PLANNER: GENEVA CAMPBELL | FLOWERS: PRETTY FLOWERS | PHOTOGRAPHY: LINDSAY HACKNEY PHOTOGRAPHY

Tori + Steve

Tori + Steve were referred to us by Emily Hricko of Emily Elizabeth Events, who also happens to be Tori’s older sister.

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Tori + Steve chose The Breakwater Inn in Kennebunkport, Maine for their ceremony and reception location. They lived in Boston and were looking for a destination venue convenient for their guests to travel to with the space to accommodate them all.

 Nothing beats an ocean backdrop and the sophistication of black tuxedos.

Nothing beats an ocean backdrop and the sophistication of black tuxedos.

Lindsay Hackney Photography of Derry, New Hampshire photographed their wedding.

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Sperry Tents Seacoast provided the beautiful white sailcloth tent, the walnut cross back chairs and the tables linens.

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Their 3-tiered cake was provided by Let Them Eat Cake, out of Kennebunk, Maine.

We added flowers to the top and alternating tiers.

Pictured here are ‘Juliet’ Garden Roses, (watch the video link to learn all about this amazing flower), orange Ranunculus and cream Lisianthus.

VENUE: THE BREAKWATER INN & SPA | RENTALS: SPERRY TENTS SEACOAST | FLORALS: PRETTY FLOWERS | PHOTOGRAPHY: LINDSAY HACKNEY PHOTOGRAPHY | CAKE: LET THEM EAT CAKE

Krista + Victor

Krista + Victor married on Friday, July 6, 2018 at a private, oceanfront home in Freeport, Maine.

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Heidi Brisette, owner of SHE Luxe Weddings was the mastermind behind this wedding. The design was all about romantic white flowers and dripping, vining, greenery.

The clear top tent had hanging structures with draping greenery and Hanging Amaranthus.

 Structures suspended by  Event Lighting Concepts

Structures suspended by Event Lighting Concepts

 No detail was overlooked. Walnut cross-back chairs…luxurious linens and taupe colored candle tapers.

No detail was overlooked. Walnut cross-back chairs…luxurious linens and taupe colored candle tapers.

 Taupe tapers with gold accents.

Taupe tapers with gold accents.

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Krista and her wedding party embodied casual sophistication. We paired crisp white flowers against rich greenery for contrast.

Jaimee Morse Photography captured this day and night perfectly.


  Aurora Provisions  catered the event.

Aurora Provisions catered the event.

Wedding Planner: SHE Luxe Weddings | Photography: Jaimee Morse Photography | Floral Design: Pretty Flowers | Lighting: Event Lighting Concepts | Catering: Aurora Provisions

The Delphinium Peddler

A customer called us the other day to order flowers. While I took her order, she recalled how she used to buy Delphinium from Amy for $1/ stem many years ago. This was the first I'd heard of it. 

Amy grew up in California where she experienced the magic of flowers in bloom year round but it wasn't until after she had gone to college (where she studied Art Education), then worked as a boat broker, got married and settled down before she revisited her love of flowers and plants. 

She got her start when she bought 700 Hybrid Delphinium plants from Ball Seed (their minimum at the time) and planted them in a 800 square foot garden beside her garage. She grew the cut flowers and sold them to neighbors and Skillin's Greenhouses.

It was from then that Amy got attention for her gardening and floral design talents. Not long after, she booked her first wedding and garden design client and the rest is history. 

 

Pink + Plaid

Eliza + Tim married at Live Well Farm in Harpswell, Maine on October 7, 2017. Live Well Farm is a quaint venue once owned by native-Mainer Patrick Dempsey from Grey's Anatomy

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Live Well Farm is nestled on five acres near the sea in Harpswell, Maine. It's large enough to accommodate a tent with 200 guests but also cozy enough for a more intimate reception.

Eliza's vision was executed by The Purple Orchid. Eliza chose a beautiful pink wedding dress and wanted rich, fall tones with an emphasis on plaid. Eliza and Tim even coerced their guests to partake in the theme by adorning themselves in the plaid of their choice. 

Eliza was a breath of fresh air for us as designers. She really allowed us to creatively express her vision without much restraint. We chose beautiful flowers ranging from soft peaches and pinks to richer, deeper tones of pimento and plum.

  There is no denying this is a match made in heaven. 

There is no denying this is a match made in heaven. 

  It couldn't be clearer that these two adore each other. 

It couldn't be clearer that these two adore each other. 

  Just look at these beauties!

Just look at these beauties!

A special thanks to Jamie Mercurio (we are super fans!) for these stunning and romantic photos. 

You can read more about Eliza + Tim in Ruffled

VENUE: LIVE WELL FARM | PLANNING : THE PURPLE ORCHID | FLORAL DESIGN: PRETTY FLOWERS | PHOTOGRAPHY: JAMIE MERCURIO PHOTOGRAPHY

 

 

Summer wedding at Beech Hill Barn

Beech Hill Barn is one of the nicest barn venues in Maine. Located in Pittston, Maine, the farm has horses and the owners, Priscilla and Jay live on site.

Priscilla and Jay both have an attention to detail. She mentioned to me that she researched barn venues for a year in order to create the ideal venue. I was particularly impressed with the outdoor space. There were designated areas for cocktail hour and a place to  enjoy cocktails while playing yard games.

I also noticed the careful consideration that went into her vendors' needs. There was an area tucked away for caterers that even had an outdoor sink-- something I haven't seen in my years of wedding set ups.  This wedding was catered by one of the premier caterers in Maine- Blue Elephant. They, too, are known for their impeccable attention to detail.

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Beech Hill Barn also offers a beautiful backdrop for a wedding ceremony- with a stationary arbor and white wooden benches. The walk down to the site is beautiful. The path meanders through fields of Lupines- we were lucky enough to catch the tail end of the season. 

Flowers: Pretty Flowers | Venue: Beech Hill Barn | Photography: Ashley Scott Photography | Catering: Blue Elephant