Let me introduce myself....

Friday, July 11, 2014

Real Wedding Falmouth Country Club, Maine

Brie and Matt Steinback tied the knot literally at the Falmouth Country Club in Maine!  Since they are both interested in sailing and ocean activities, the themes of their colors, favors, guest oar, and tying a knot, all made for a wedding and ceremony that was truly unique and special.  Each guest received a miniature water color painting of a lighthouse, or buoy in a magnetic frame, table assignments were placed on a vintage map of Portland, Maine, and table numbers were knots.

The colors worn by the bridesmaids were navy and the men were looking sharp in their dark suits.  The venue was held outside on the golf course, and the rows were designated by buoys in keeping with the theme.  The parents were invited to bring up the nautical rope, for the couple to make a ceremonial knot to secure their marriage.  After the ceremony, guests were invited to sign an oar that Brie and Mat will keep in their home as a symbol of love.  It was a privilege and honor for me to create with this fantastic couple! 

Congratulations Matt and Bri, I wish you a lifetime of happiness and smooth sailing!!

New England Wedding and Event Professionals

I am so proud once again to be a member of the New England Wedding and Event Professionals. This group of wedding professionals are the finest in the industry!  Stop on by their blog and check it out.  Dates are filling up fast.  Don't miss out on having our group assist you in making your once in a lifetime event magnificent.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

You are invited to a picnic in Maine.......SURPRISE it is a wedding!!

What can be more fun that getting invited to a backyard picnic on a lovely day in Maine???   How about a SURPRISE wedding!  That's right, none of the guests would have suspected.  They were so busy trying to decide what they would cook to bring and share, that the thought of a wedding never entered their mind.  How fun is that?

Michelle and Doug wanted to have a wedding with a few of their closest friends and family, they wanted them to be relaxed and they wanted everyone to have a good time.  When the guests arrived, they were enjoying the food and fun, and Rev. Heather just showed up and mingled with the gang as a "friend" of the couple.  At the appointed time, Rev. Heather called the group to come over to a pretty tree, the location that Doug and Michelle had chosen to say their vows.

Once the guests came to the appointed area, they were still bewildered, then all of a sudden, they realized that Heather was a minister, and in fact, there was going to be a wedding! 

Rev. Heather said,"  I went to the appointed place and called everyone to gather around - the Bride's father is half way through his chmeo for Hodgkin's Lymphoma. He has always been the support of his family . Her parents lit right up when they found out it was a wedding and the father of the bride cried. (Mother of the bride tries valiantly not to, but was only marginally successful). It was a huge surprise to the guests and the looks on their faces was priceless. A collective jaw drop straight to the grass. Both bride and groom were beaming and everyone was very happy."

Great job keeping the surprise!  I wish the new Mr. & Mrs. Long and their family a lifetime of happiness.   

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Photography by Lauren Halvorson - Gabe and Jon Point Lookout Resort in Maine

WOW! I had the privilege to meet Lauren Halvorson at the wedding Gabe and Jon at Point Lookout Resort in Maine.  Then, I saw her first look photos from the wedding.  What an incredible photographer that can capture the essence of the day.    I can't wait to see more!!!

Photography by:  Lauren Halvorson Photography
Phone 978-735-0243
email: :KHphotography@live.com

The Music of Jaw Gems from Portland, Maine

At the recent wedding of Gabrielle and Jon, I had the pleasure to meet and listen to the music of Jaw Gems.  Their friendly style and mellow music was enjoyable to all in attendance.  They provided the music for guests arriving, the music for the bride and her wedding party, and the processional, and then continued with the cocktail hour and evening events.    I enjoyed them, and want to invite you to check them out when they are in Portland.  They play every Tuesday night at Local 188 at 685 Congress St. Portland, ME and every 4th Thursday night at Sonny’s at 83 Exchange St. Portland, ME.  I hope to get to see them again sometime soon.  Check them out!

Real Wedding - Point Lookout in Maine Gabrielle and Jon

The rains threatened for the rehearsal, and the wedding day didn't appear to be much better.  The location, Point Lookout in Linconville, Maine is situated on the top of a hill with a view of the Camden Hills State park and a magnificent view of Penobscot Bay.  The acerage of the resort covers a wide area of trails, and also waterfont.  The view is breathtaking.  Even with the clouds overcast and the rain threatening, the view was still quite spectacular! 

Gabrielle and Jon and their families endured the chill and a bit of mist to witness their most beautiful bride and handsome groom exchange their vows.  There was not a dry eye to be had.  Their vows were meaningful, and spoken from the heart. 

Gabrielle was stunning.......that is the only word I can come up with, her gown just took my breath away, and it did for her groom too!    It was such a pleasure to work with a couple so kind, caring, and so in love.  They and their friends and beautiful family enjoyed the resort, and all of it's ammenities, no matter what the weather held. 

I was honored to work with them.  The staff of the facility was so accomodating, and was available to the couple and their guests every step of the way.  

The music for the ceremony was provided by  Jaw Gems of Portland and provided a great variety of music for not only the ceremony but the cocktail hour and reception.

Congratulations Gabrielle and Jon!  All our best for a lifetime of happiness. 

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Rheba Sutton White Chapel Real Wedding Keisha and Kevin

If you have never had the chance to see the Rheba Sutton Chapel in Palm Harbor, you should make it a point to visit.  The location is perfect for a wedding and reception.  Janice is a fantastic coordinator and keeps everything moving smoothly!
Keisha and Kevin decided to tie the knot in the Chapel with Rev. David Bishop of LovingUnity.com officiating. 

Keisha and Kevin have been together for quite a few years, and have been the parents of Kingston their dog and Kiki the calico cat! 

Kevin had some Celtic roots thus the couple decided to take part in the Oathing Stone Ritual to seal their vows in stone. 

They shared their own personal vows which brought a tear to everyone present.  

Congratulations Keisha and Kevin!  Best wishes for love and happiness


destination florida weddings (20) beach weddings in FLorida (11) children in wedding (9) creative wedding ideas (9) tampa bay area weddings (9) florida wedding cakes (8) maine weddings (8) Association of Bridal Consultants (7) Maine wedding locations (7) unique wedding venues (7) Beach Wedding in Florida (6) Custom Weddings Florida (6) beach wedding (6) creative photography (6) destination maine weddings (6) florida officiants (6) maine justice of the peace (6) tampa bay weddings (6) tampa weddings (6) unique wedding ceremonies (6) Baptism (5) Destination weddings (5) Great New England Wedding Venues (5) Maine destination (5) ceremony locations (5) destination new england weddings (5) ethnic weddings (5) florida beach weddings (5) florida weddings (5) themed weddings (5) wedding music (5) wedding readings (5) Clearwater Florida (4) Florida Notary Florida Officiant (4) Maine officiant (4) Tama Bay Area Weddings (4) bay area bridal association (4) blended sand ceremony (4) blending rituals (4) bridal consultants florida (4) ceremony music (4) florists (4) green weddings environmentally friendly weddings (4) interfaith weddings (4) non-denominational minister (4) pets in weddings (4) readings (4) tampa bay officiants (4) Brides Against Breast Cancer (3) DJ Association (3) DJ in Florida (3) Disc Jockey Florida (3) Family Rituals (3) Florida Wedding Officiants (3) Interfaith officiant (3) Justice of the Peace Florida blended sand ceremony (3) Massachusetts Justice of the Peace (3) Safety Harbor Resort Florida (3) Sunken Gardens (3) Unique wedding locations (3) Wedding Officiants Florida (3) association of bridal consultants (3) celtic weddings (3) ceremonies with families (3) commitment ceremonies (3) creative weddings (3) customized wedding (3) customized weddings (3) destination florida wedding florida (3) dove release (3) florida florist (3) florida notary and ministers (3) lovingunity officiants (3) officiants in Florida (3) venue (3) American Disc Jockey Association (2) Armed Forces (2) BABC (2) Boca Ciega (2) Child Blessings (2) Child Naming (2) Custom Weddings in Florida (2) Discount Weddings (2) DonCesar Resort (2) Ethnic Traditions (2) Florida Justice of the Peace (2) Florida Wedding Officiant (2) Jimmy Buffet Themed Wedding (2) Loving Unity (2) Massachusetts Weddings (2) Memorial Rituals for Deceased Relatives (2) Military Weddings (2) Religious Weddings (2) Renewal of Vows (2) Same Sex Marriage (2) Sandpearl in Clearwater (2) St. Petersburg Womens Club (2) Sunset Wedding Tampa Bay (2) Theme Weddings (2) Tradewinds Hotel in St. Petersburg (2) Wedding Florists (2) Wedding Minister (2) Wedding Venues (2) baby namings (2) beach rituals (2) beach weddings in Forida (2) bridal shows (2) catering (2) creative baby rituals (2) destination wedding (2) destination wedding ideas (2) elopements (2) elopements florida (2) environmentally friendly weddings (2) florida clergy (2) florida creative weddings (2) florida officiant (2) flowers (2) garden wedding (2) irish weddings (2) making memories for breast cancer (2) marriage preparation course (2) nonantum resort (2) notary in florida (2) perfect wedding guide (2) ring bearer (2) tampa bay (2) tampa bay bridal association (2) unique weddings (2) uniting families (2) wedding cakes (2) wedding ceremony ideas (2) wedding photographers (2) wedding photographers florida (2) wedding planners (2) wedding planning (2) weddings in Maine (2) Bayou Club (1) Books To Read (1) Bridal Showcase (1) Channel 10 (1) Civil Unions (1) Commtment Ceremonies (1) Crowning Ceremony (1) Custom wine (1) Davis Island Garden Club (1) Florida Wedding License (1) Ft. DeSoto Weddings (1) Garden Weddings (1) Grant Hemond DJ (1) Guest Books (1) Holiday Inn Harborside (1) Hyatt in Tampa (1) Islands Bamboo Garden (1) Islands Banboo Garden (1) Male Officiant (1) Massachusetts Venues (1) Name Change Kit (1) Out of the Box Weddings (1) SND Dollar (1) Safety Harbor Resort Florida (1) Sea Glass (1) Song Lyrics for Readings (1) St. Pete Beach Weddings (1) TTampa Weddings (1) Tampa Bay Officiants Florida (1) Tampa Wedding Minister (1) The Brides Bouquet (1) Tropical Weddings Florida (1) Tv appearance (1) Valentines Day (1) Veterans (1) Wedding Expo (1) Wedding Rituals (1) Wedding Special Offers (1) Wedding Vows (1) White Cliffs in Northboro (1) Wine Works (1) Writing your own vows (1) b (1) beauty (1) bike riding (1) blending ideas (1) breast cancer (1) bridal gowns (1) clearwater weddings (1) cycling (1) doves (1) doves in florida (1) dunegrass country club (1) elopments (1) event planners (1) fashion (1) florida (1) florida j (1) florida photographer (1) florida venues (1) gown sale (1) grooms cake (1) grooms cakes (1) handfasting (1) horse drawn carraige rides (1) humorous wedding stories (1) hunters green country club (1) initimate weddings (1) limousine service tampa (1) name giving (1) party rentals (1) premier bride (1) premiere bride (1) rachael ray (1) rentals (1) rusty pelican (1) sand key beach (1) sandpearl (1) signing the license (1) step parenting issues (1) tampa bay bride (1) tampabay wedding locations (1) tying the knot (1) wedding cakes florida wedding cakes (1) wedding chapels (1) wedding in Florida (1) wedding linens (1) wedding officiant (1) wedding rituals beach wedding ideas (1) wedding stories (1) weddings in Florida (1) weddings in New Hampshire (1) weddings on the water (1)

Tampa Bay Sunset

Tampa Bay Sunset