The bagpiper rehearsed along the water's edge throughout our setup for Jenni & Jon's wedding, which gave us goosebumps and teary eyes. That's what bagpipes do. They make us cry. They make our occasions feel so very momentous, so very significant, as they are and as they should be.
We entered a new season a few weeks ago, but this summer wedding was as bright and warm as the day we're enjoying now. Have to remember not to take it for granted. And remember that when the cold settles in, that the brightness, warmth and flowers will return again soon.
Caroline & Spencer, Live Well Farm, Harpswell.
Greta Tucker Photography
The wind and rain had nothing on Mari and Luke's September wedding. Neutrals for the win / dream wardrobe / bridal party goals / people in love.
Mari & Luke, private home, Harpswell.
Leah Fisher Arsenault Photography
Paper: Share Studios
Calligraphy: Dancing Ink Calligraphy
Cake and Sweets: Landry’s Confections
Make-up: Adore Rouge
Hair: Aphrodite Salon
Gown, Shoes, Earrings: BHLDN
Men’s Necktie: Mizu
Plateware: Heartwood Essentials
Napkins: Food 52
Taper Candles: Nordic Candle
Wine Glasses: CB2
Water Glasses: West Elm
Cake Table: Urban Outfitters
Hard Goods (Table): Details Event Staging
Gunmetal Chairs: One Stop Event Rentals
Venue: Maine Maritime Museum
Female Model: Sarah Madeira Day
Male Model: Wesley Day
Maia & Jake, Live Well Farm, Harpswell.
Mat & Ash Photography
We remember half the sky blue bright shining, the other heavy dark rain cloud. We remember a quick summer shower, and then the most gorgeous of June days' triumph. Maia and Jake's Live Well Farm wedding with the most summery floral vibe. Multicolor and wild.
Despite the weather (tornado warning!), the setup and party went on! We loved the simple elegance and absolute floral vibrance of Elizabeth and Bob's July 1 wedding. Rustic style, petite bouquet for Elizabeth, arrangements as far as the eye could see, and ceramic planters brimming with blueberry bushes, herbs and ferns...
Planner: Emily Elizabeth Events
Elizabeth & Bob, Rockcraft Lodge, Sebago.
Jamie Mercurio Photography
Here's a little June throwback for you, which surely you'll welcome (we most certainly do) seeing as August, and summer, are coming to such a swift close. Warmth of sunshine, salty breeze, joyful celebrants, and beautiful flowers - all major elements of Elise & Andrew's Cushing's Island wedding.
Elise & Andrew, Cushing's Island.
Betty Clicker Photography
Just a small sampling of the images are shared in this blog post - to see more, visit both 100 Layer Cake and Real Maine Weddings hyperlinks above. Super worth your time.
Photography: Jamie Mercurio Photography
Venue: Willow Pond Farm
Design & Styling: L.Brook Events
Floral Design & Styling: Watershed Floral
Hair & Makeup: Ariel Johnson Makeup
Desserts: Nothing Bakes Like a Parrott
Rentals: A Family Affair of Maine & One Stop Event Rentals
Jewelry: Springer’s Jewelers
in our June 27th blog post "We love June + Romantic Maine Coast Wedding," we described why it is Watershed Floral loves styled shoots so much (TLDR: all ideas can come to life). Here's a taste of two more styled shoots we've collaborated on this 2017 season. Be sure to look back for more from these shoots.
Photos came rolling in from a few of our June weddings! Needless to say, we are stoked. So lovely!!!
Sam & Joey, William Allen Farm, Pownal.
Leah Fisher Arsenault Photography.
Kaela & Ryan, Wells Reserve at Laudholm, Wells.
Spring Smith Studios.
Dana & Colman, Inn By The Sea, Cape Elizabeth.
What else do we have going on? Head on over to lovely k collette in Portland to see our weekly floral arrangements in and amongst the work of featured artisans! Here's a sweet little look at what Sarah has done so far:
June is the best. First thing, its weather is pleasantly and predictably warm. That means we get our little bodies to the coast, to the seashore, to our favorite ice cream store, to the strawberry field. June also constitutes our northern revitalization after many months spent buried under blankets or sweaters or both. We reacquaint with the sun, salt air, and our favorite pair of sandals.
Styled collaborative photoshoots are also the best. They gives us a chance to work more closely and intentionally with industry folks from our community (or from away, in the case of this blog post!), to dream up and create without limitation, to showcase our favorite flower or location. They also serve to remind us of our creative powers, and that our work is really fun.
Hailing from Denver but visiting family in Maine, Amy Caroline Photography invited us to do the following styled shoot (think romantic, coastal elopement) at Fort Williams in Cape Elizabeth. Amy, it was such a pleasure meeting and working with you! Thank you so much for the invitation and for the beautiful images! And to you all reading this, remember - Amy Caroline Photography travels!
The second half of May no doubt had showers, but also these flowers. Felicitously, the weather cleared for Courtney and Mathew's intimate (just themselves and their parents) Wednesday wedding at Hidden Pond and Sarah and Rob's Memorial Day Weekend wedding at the Nonantum Resort. Such beautiful celebrations! Enjoy!
P.S. More mantles, please!
Courtney & Mathew, Hidden Pond, Kennebunkport. Emily Delamater Photography.
Sarah & Rob, Nonantum Resort, Kennebunkport.
photos: Watershed Floral team
Okay, May 2017 definitely doesn't deserve an exclamation point for its weather (except if you were asking "why, May, why?!"), but it does for a solid kickoff to our 2017 flower season. Here are some of our May highlights, because they're worth sharing.
On May 13th, Mother's Day weekend, we had two pop-up shops (hosted by Rêve Cycling Studio and Anthropologie Portland) in honor of moms, as well as two weddings. With the anticipation of a new season and sunshine, with our gratitude for mothers, and with our tender hearts, we broke out all the beauty for this incredibly special weekend, and we still have heart eyes for it all. We'll be back with more, but for now enjoy!