Saturday, February 26, 2011

Steph & Aaron inspiration to reality.... Hydrangeas in the summer!

It is still the middle of the winter & I am longing for the sunshine of summer.  SOoooo, I am looking back at the amazing weddings we did this past summer for inspiration & maybe even some vitamin D.  Steph & Aaron are such amazing people! Steph is a teacher for children with special needs, while Aaron is a fireman who volunteers for autism charities.  Honestly, I am not making it up, they are really this beautiful & generous.  I was blown away by their love for each other & their community.  They choose to get married at Steph's family estate in Blue Hill, Ingleside, were her parents, grandparents, great-grandparents, aunts & cousins were married as well.  The house was spectacular & the view was sensational.  In fact, Aaron proposed to Steph on the side porch & that is were they saw each other for the first time before the ceremony.

The morning of the wedding before she got her hair & make up done the family had breakfast on the front porch,  then Steph and her Dad went fishing out in the ocean.   To see Steph & Aaron's blog about their inspiration.... click here.

SO here is the reality, it was truly an amazing day.....
celebrating after the ceremony

flowers by Verona Island Flowers

Hair & Make Up by L-factor
Birdcage & Hairpiece by Blush Couture by Gina

Down a the swim club

Photo booth~ Maine Photo Booth Company

First Meeting, same place that got sweet!

Napkins wrapped with muscle shells found on their beach

galvinazed buckets with hydrangea & wildflowers

The AMAZING cast of characters that made this event happen....

ceremony location~ Private Residence , Ingleside
reception location~ Blue Hill Country Club
Officiant~ Captain Ken Barnes
Florist~ Verona Island Flowers
Photographer~ Audra Photography
Hair & Make Up~ L-Factor
Birdcage Veil~ Blush Couture by Gina
DJ~ Bob Wilson
Guest Experience~ Maine Photo Booth Company
Rentals~ Wallace Tent
Caterer~ Cast Iron Catering 

Friday, February 25, 2011

Lily's Inspiration to reality!

My Design Inspiration for  Lily can be revisited here.....

The day was fantastic, stunning, and heart felt.  Lily looked amazing, Buddy was just adorable.  The ceremony was moving, the reception fabulous.  It is a true honor and delight when I get to see the inspiration become a reality.  

Here are all the players in this in this fantastic event....
Ceremony Location~ Chestnut Street Church, Camden Maine
Reception Location~ Whitehall Inn
Photography~ Sierra Kristen Photography
Ceremony Music~ Casie Poplaski
Reception Music~ Mike Dow
Transportation~ Rockland Yellow Cab
Floral Design~ sweetest thing weddings. floral design. events
Planning~ sweetest thing weddings. floral design. events

Monday, February 21, 2011

It's A Wrap!

sweetest thing, along with Granville Rental Company, Bangor Wine & Cheese, Ann Marie's Kitchen, and Wicked Wines is proud to be sponsoring a wrap party for Penobscot Theatre Company's production of Dirty Blonde. 

The play is based on the life of the outrageous Mae West, so of course the decor can be nothing short of outrageous.  Our design scape is modeled after the glamor of both the time period of Hollywood's heyday and the icon herself.  The bold and beautiful colors of peacock feathers provided the foundation for our inspiration.  We'll add sumptuous fabrics, dazzling vessels filled with beautiful flowers, and candelabras to maximize the drama.  Here are a few pictures to tempt you, and we hope to see you there satisfying your... curiosity.

Penobscot Theatre It's A Wrap! Party
Sunday, February 27, 2011
6:00-8:30 PM
Granville Rental, 205 Main Rd., Holden

Tickets are $35 each
All Proceeds to Benefit Penobscot Theatre Company

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Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Vintage Possibilities

As you know, sweetest thing is currently involved as one of the sponsors of the $100,000 free wedding being given away by Maine Wedding Association and Real Maine Weddings.  For those of you that don't know about it, here's a quick recap:

Brides (and grooms) from all over the country are being encouraged to submit a 2-minute video to detailing their reasons for wanting a free Maine wedding.  Entrants are encouraged to be as genuine and creative as possible.  The wedding will be held at The Harraseekett Inn in Freeport on October 21, 2011.  The semi-finalists will be chosen by public vote, with the finalist chosen by a panel of wedding professionals and announced at the April 3rd Freeport Bridal Show.  That, my friends, is when the real fun begins and sweetest thing's role kicks into high gear!

We will be helping the bride with every important decision from the dress to the decor, but don't forget that the public gets a say.  Everything will be voted on, so we have to make sure that quality choices are available.  The choices we'll offer for decor are currently being showcased at Maine wedding expos being held around the state.  We will offer the bride three looks, catered, of course, to her colors and preferences. The first of these looks is what we like to call "Vintage Glam".

We have a serious love affair with milk glass and opaque dish ware, antique bottles and tins, rustic flowers, and antique-y linens.  These amazing images were captured by Audra Photography, who will be one of the FOUR fabulous photographers shooting the Freeport wedding, including Anne Schmidt Photography, Michelle Turner Photography, and Nadra Photography.  Enjoy this sneak-peek into what could be YOUR dream wedding!