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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
www.LKHPhotography.com
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
forever! 

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