Sunday, November 28, 2010

Our Mountain Side Wedding Featured on Style Me Pretty

Erin & Eric called me to say they were leaving the big wedding behind.  Instead they invited their immediate family and ran away to one of their favorite vacation spots, Bar Harbor Maine.  They asked us to plan & design their wedding, their only guidance being they loved vintage shabby chic, and the color palette of muted purples, creams and marigold.  The concept we came up with was a vintage feel with birch wood, succulants, & milk glass.  Erin's bouquet was very organic with hydrangea, kale, lamb's ear, as well as purple and cream roses.  They were married on top of Cadillac Mountain and ate a gourmet meal at the Looking Glass, a four star restaurant on top on a hill overlooking Frenchman's Bay.  The long family style table had a buttercup bengaline fabric runner and cluster of vintage sherbet cups, milk glass and bottles filled with roses, hydrangea, buttom mums, and kale.  It was here that we received one of our best compliments.  As Amber was sewing a bustle on Erin's dress, Erin's mom commented on the design.  "Erin, she totally nailed it.  Did you tell her what to do?"  Erin replied, "No Mom, we spoke briefly twice and I sent her seven photos of things I like"  Erin's Mom said, "Well, she got everything you wanted and all that you dreamed!"  What a compliment.... see what Erin's vision was
All the Photo Credit Belongs to the Boston Based ADORABLE couple of Rebecca Hansen Photography!!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Truffle In A Jar

But that's just what I call it...  You know when you bite into a truffle and the smooth, super-chocolatey goodness is so good that it makes you close your eyes so you can truly savor every note?  Well, that's what will happen to you after the first bite of this stuff.

I'm talking about "Robin's Chocolate Sauce", a rich, velvety concoction that can be heated to pour over ice cream or other goodies, but that is perfectly suited to eat directly from the jar.  In fact, each tiny jar is labeled "spoon chocolate" and comes with its own little spoon, so you don't even have to wait until you get home to eat it!  Robin's is made in Fort Fairfield, Maine, and is committed to using organic and/or fair trade certified ingredients.  There are seven flavors; Original, Blueberry, Raspberry, Ginger Pear, Tropical Dark, Orange Spice, and Bittersweet.  They will make the perfect favor for weddings or other events, including the kind that involve you, your favorite comfy PJs, a good movie, the couch, and a little jar with a spoon.

Come and get it!  

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Sasha & Sam-August 28, 2010

What an amazing couple!  What an amazing day!  What a pleasure to help such a sincere and down-to-earth pair celebrate one of the most important days of their lives.  They were a treat to work with, and we couldn't be more genuine when we say they deserve all the happiness that life has to offer!

Together Sasha & Sam own Salty Dog Farm, an organic vegetable farm in Milbridge, ME.  As you may have guessed by their chosen life's work, they are dedicated to doing everything they can to preserve the environment.  Even though they wanted to celebrate their marriage in a big way, they wanted everything about it to reflect their commitment, and ultimately their personalities.  sweetest thing was thrilled to help them realize their vision!  The setting; the beautiful Asticou Inn in Northeast Harbor, Maine.  The vibe: fun elegance.

The tables were draped in antique lace and the centerpieces included driftwood, dahlias placed individually in small antique bottles, and white votive candles.  We loved shopping for all those sweet, little antique bottles and jars, combing the beaches of Maine for beautiful driftwood, and were absolutely amazed by the shock of colorful dahlias we retrieved from Endless Summer Garden in Camden, ME.  We combed the state for the most amazing vendors and connected Sasha & Sam with Sperry tents, whose luxurious tents are made from recycled sails, and in which were hung the most beautiful vintage-inspired chandeliers.  We also created gift bags for all of their guests; a beautiful recycled-sail Seabag made right here in Maine and crammed with Maine goodies like gourmet chocolates from Black Dinah Chocolatiers, Mad Gabs lip balm, Tom's of Maine toothpaste, artist Rachael Anderson's stunning photo postcards, and delicious lobster gummi candies.

The bride and groom said their I-do's overlooking the harbor and then it was time to party!  Jerks of Grass bluegrass band played the cocktail hour, and Slavic Soul Party made an incredible entrance and led the bride and groom to the dance floor.  We all know what happened next; they danced all night and lived happily ever after.

Congratulations Sasha & Sam!  Thank you for letting us be a part of your amazing celebration!

All photo credit: Michelle Turner 

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