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

Overwintering Dahlias

Growing Dahlias takes a little time and patience but the reward is well worth it. Below are some Dahlias we overwintered last year for a client in South Bristol, Maine.

A Naturalized Garden in West Bath

I love this garden. We have the pleasure of maintaining this beautiful property in West Bath which was designed by Ann Kearsley of Portland, Maine and installed by Gardenform of Lunenburg, Massachusetts

 With chunky pieces of granite blocks and curbing, you can't help but look down when you walk. 

With chunky pieces of granite blocks and curbing, you can't help but look down when you walk. 

A naturalized garden utilizes native plants which are low maintenance and adapt well to soil and water conditions in the area. These types of gardens also help the ecology and eliminate the need for pesticides. 

 Hayscented fern and Blueberry sod. 

Hayscented fern and Blueberry sod. 

We visit this property once a week to do selective weeding and watering. The new plantings need special attention until they've established strong enough roots. 

A New Headshot

We wanted to freshen up the website, so we called up the immensely talented, Jamie Mercurio- who, also happens to live close by in the town of Bath, Maine. If you're not familiar with Jamie, you should be. Not only is she incredibly talented behind the camera, she's also hilarious.

Working in a home studio isn't necessarily always glamorous, but it is convenient and a comfortable to place to create (with a dog always by your side).

 Photo credit:  Jamie Mercurio

Photo credit: Jamie Mercurio

 Photo credit:  Jamie Mercurio

Photo credit: Jamie Mercurio

Flowers provided by: East of Eden Flower Farm & New England Flower Exchange | Photography: Jamie Mercurio Photography | Home based studio: Brunswick, Maine