Real Maine Weddings January 2023

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AS I WRITE THIS letter for each issue of Real Maine Weddings, I take the time to think back over the last six months of the Maine wedding season. Each time, I am reminded of the talent and creativity represented in the diverse group of professionals, both in the images submitted and in the people I work with in my own business. I continue to be humbled to work with such talented and passionate professionals. I recently appeared with a group of Maine wedding professionals on a local tv news segment about the Maine wedding industry and its recovery from the pandemic. When it aired, it struck me how I continue to be grateful to work alongside the owners of the businesses represented. The Maine wedding industry is full of genuinely remarkable people dedicated to helping create memorable wedding days for their clients.

You will notice in this issue that we have kept the format from the last and arranged things according to Maine’s many diverse geographical regions: Aroostook, Maine Highlands, DownEast & Acadia, Kennebec Valley, MidCoast, Lakes and Mountains, Portland, and Maine Beaches. There are so many great opportunities available to engaged couples looking to get married in these regions of the great state of Maine! I love that we have started framing the submissions we receive this way, and I hope that you enjoy looking at things with these regions in mind.

It is exciting for all of us to be at the beginning of the 2023 wedding season! Keep an eye out for our newly revamped website, designed to be used specifically as a resource for engaged couples and anyone looking for assistance as they start the planning process. As always, let us know if there is anything we can do to assist you in your planning. We would love to help you in any way that we can!

Sincerely,

REAL MAINE WEDDINGS

Brought to you by Real Maine Weddings LLC P.O. Box 386 Patten, Maine 04765 www.realmaineweddings.com

PUBLISHER

Christine Parker christine@realmaineweddings.com

EDITOR

Reuben Bell III editor@realmaineweddings.com

ART DIRECTOR

Sandy Flewelling

CULTURAL DIRECTOR

Fausto Pifferrer

PROOFREADER

Robin Switzer

Real Maine Weddings is published twice a year by Real Maine Weddings, LLC. Stories and photography published in Real Maine Weddings are for their quality and editorial interest. They are not associated in any way with the photographer’s or related vendor’s decision to advertise or not to advertise in Real Maine Weddings

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Real Maine Weddings is sold at newsstands from Maine to upstate New York and distributed at select wedding shows along the East Coast and Day’s Jewelers’ and bridal salons throughout Maine. Newsstand Cover Date: January 2023, published January 2023. Vol. 16, No. 1, © 2023. Advertisers, photographers, and their agents are responsible for the copyrights and accuracy of all material they submit.

Nothing in this issue may be copied or reprinted without written permission from the publisher.

For more information, visit www.realmaineweddings.com.

Cover photo by Kim Chapman Photography

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Maine Regions / 61

Gorgeous real Maine weddings and inspired shoots from each of Maine’s eight geographical regions.

The Maine Beaches / 63

Greater Portland & Casco Bay / 73

Maine Lakes & Mountains / 83

Kennebec Valley / 96

Maine’s Midcoast & Islands / 101

Downeast & Acadia / 109

The Maine Highlands / 117

Aroostook County / 121

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MAINE TIPS

Planning Pages / 10

The countdown has begun! Practical tips and advice to jump start the planning process.

Trends / 12 What’s trending in the wedding universe in 2023? We’ve got you covered.

50 Things / 14 A list of things to remember when planning your Maine wedding.

Licensed to Wed / 18 A step-by-step guide to make your Maine wedding official.

INSPIRATION

Catering / 34 Everything old is new again... with a twist.

Maine Jewelry Trends / 42 Tips for picking the perfect wedding jewelry.

Inspiration / 92

Maine wedding photographers share fresh ideas for Maine wedding magic!

MAKE IT MAINE

Floral Guide / 22

Gorgeous bridal bouquets, centerpieces, and boutonnieres created by Maine florists.

Maine Cakes / 28 Creative cakes and desserts made by Maine bakers.

Cheers! / 36 Inspired cocktails and recipes from Maine Spirits.

Maine Wedding Fashion / 46 Modern romance on the banks of Rangeley Lake.

DIRECTORY / 125

Barns; Catering/Bakeries/Confections; Catering; Cheers, Entertainment/Bands/DJ; Event Designers & Wedding Planners; Event Rentals and Tents; Florists; Gifts; Jewelry; Local Experts; Officiants; Photo Booths; Reception/Event Centers/ Rehearsals; Transportation; Videography; Wedding Garment Care/Dry Cleaning/Preservation

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HOW EXCITING!

You are recently engaged and starting to plan your wedding. There are so many moving parts and possibilities. Where do you start? Here are some tips and suggestions to help you get started. Remember: there are no hard and fast rules to wedding planning anymore. Sit down with your partner and determine what the essential pieces are to you. Everything else will fall into place.

wedding is different, and you’ll discover what is essen

Did you know?

Whether you are a native “Mainah” or planning a destination wedding, thank you for choosing to have your wedding here and helping keep Maine moving in this significant way! Weddings in Maine represent $1,000,000

in annual revenue. Everything you spend on venue rentals, catering, hair & makeup, transportation, equipment rentals, photography, videography, etc., supports a small local business. Every dollar goes back into the local economy, and we love you for that.

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CURVING YOUR CEREMONY CHAIRS

The guests at the ends of each row will be able to see better, and no one feels left out. You’ll be able to see your guests better. It looks beautiful and elegant in photos. And, best of all, the rounded edges of rows make it feel like you’re getting a big hug during the ceremony!

Three things to consider when hiring your wedding planner/coordinator:

1. PERSONALITY. Meet in person or Zoom with them and get to know them. Do you jive with that person and feel comfortable?

2. TRUST. After meeting, do you feel confident they will have your back and make the best decisions for your big day?

3. REVIEWS/REFERENCES. Check out their social media and wedding websites for reviews from past clients!

— Renee Strange-Farnham, Strange Events

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EW D D I N GS 101 • WED D INGS
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It creates a cozier experience for your guests. Your guests will hear everything better as the sound bounces off the curved rows of chairs.
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BUDGETING 101 Every
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It is customary to feed the professionals you have hired for your wedding celebration. This team varies but often includes your event planner , photographer, band or DJ, and officiant . Talk to your caterer about the best way to feed the team efficiently — timing is everything! Your caterer can also walk you through the best options for vendor meals. Sometimes the team eats the same meal that the guests are having. Sometimes a separate buffet area is set up for the team members to eat on their schedule. Figure out what works best for your particular situation.

HONEYMOON ESSENTIALS

You are thinking ahead and planning your honeymoon. Good idea! Where to start? A travel agent: 1) saves you time by doing the research for you, 2) has access to exclusive promotions, 3) is your advocate if anything goes wrong on the trip.

— Maria Northcott, Steward and Porter Travel by Dream Vacations

PHOTOGRAPHY: Getting Started!

You might think you should be able to compare photographers the way you’d compare plumbers — who can do the job at the price you want to pay and guarantee it will turn out the way you want. Considerations such as personality, products, artistic styles, how working with us will make you feel on your wedding day, and how you’ll feel with the finished product afterward should be on your radar.

HELPING THOSE IN NEED THROUGH

YOUR WEDDING

A new national program has just launched that offers meals directly from your wedding to hungry people in your area! Ask your caterer if they have heard about the You Can Have Mine Initiative. This program lets individual members of the vendor team choose to waive their meals at your wedding and donate the dollar amount to a local shelter or food bank, where it will go straight to feeding hungry kids and adults in your area. Every bite counts when you are food insecure.

—Fausto Pifferrer, Blue Elephant Events and Catering

We all have different pricing structures, shooting styles, and ways of interacting with our clients. Some photographers charge a low base price and let you add options to customize your finished package. Others have an all-inclusive price, which may or may not include prints, files, albums, or other products.  Some won’t share pricing until they meet with you, and some photographers write custom quotes for each wedding. Your wedding will be different from any other we’ll see this year, so please forgive us if we spend a little more time trying to understand how we can help you before just quoting you a price. You’re not a leaky faucet to us, and you probably want more than just a washer replaced!

— Will Von Wenzel, Focus Photography

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F E E D YOURVEN D ORS
catering

FIRST LOOK WITH DAD

He’s been on your side since day one. Your wedding day is likely loaded with meaning for him. Consider giving Dad his moment with a first look.

NEON SIGNS

Custom neon signs are a whimsical way to light up your big day. And when the party is over, it will look great hanging on your wall at home.

UNUSUAL PETS

We’ve seen a lot of dogs at weddings over the last few years and we love it. But when the cows and goats and chickens show up, that’s quite a party!

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Congratulations!

YOU’VE DECIDED TO GET MARRIED IN MAINE. WONDERING WHAT’S NEXT? NO WORRIES! WE’VE GOT YOU COVERED WITH OUR TOP 50 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW TO GET HITCHED IN MAINE WITHOUT A HITCH!

If you are planning a wedding in Maine from thousands of miles away, it helps to have a local person steer you in the right direction. If you don’t have friends or family in the area, consider hiring a MAINE WEDDING PLANNER .

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transportation information

SCOPE OUT TRANSPORTATION options early. When you plan your Maine wedding, remember there aren’t multiple airports, bus stations, or public transportation venues for your guests to choose from.

2LEAVE TIME for people “from away” to get lost.

If people are driving, provide SUGGESTED REST STOPS. I-95 can go on for miles without one, so be prepared.

5If you’re flying in from out of state, KEEP YOUR WEDDING ATTIRE ON HAND. Pack it in your carry-on bag and have it pressed when you arrive.

PUT SIGNS UP along the road in rural areas so your guests won’t get lost.

BE AWARE OF TRAFFIC.

Coastal Maine is a popular place in the summer, and Route 1 can come to a standstill, making travel time between the church and the reception longer than planned.

CONSIDER PROVIDING TRANSPORTATION. If people are coming in from out of town for your wedding, consider hiring a party bus, van, or even a trolley to take guests from their hotels to the wedding ceremony, to the reception (if it’s in a different location), and back to their hotels. It will save on parking spaces and offer your guests a safe alternative to driving.

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STUFF rentals & reservations

If you are renting tenting, tables, chairs, etc., doublecheck the details of your

RENTAL DELIVERY, especially if you are having a rural wedding. It may be easier for your rental company to deliver your order earlier in the week, giving you more time to set things up.

10There are many beautiful, natural places in Maine to get married without access to a restroom. Plan accordingly to have RESTROOM TRAILERS available for your guests.

Planning an island wedding? Remember these two words: FERRY SCHEDULE. You don’t want your guests to miss the boat.

11Rural areas can lack a large number of available accommodations. Be prepared to BOOK ROOMS AND GUEST HOUSES well in advance. FO R THOSE FRO M A

YAW planning from afar

If you’re getting married in the fall, book hotel rooms early. Autumn is “LEAF PEEPER” SEASON in New England, and accommodations book up fast with out-of-state tourists.

Give your guests MAINE-MADE FAVORS

It’s an easy way to be unique and send your guests home with a reminder of the time they spent with you.

Want to send your guests home with a bit of piece of Maine? How about a sapling? The Maine state tree is the EASTERN WHITE PINE. Have your guests plant the tree and help the environment.

SERVE LOCAL FAVORITES like Maine microbrews, blueberries, whoopie pies, and fiddleheads. Many people can’t get these things where they live.

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One great way to have an authentic and greener wedding is to PURCHASE SUPPLIES LOCALLY Incorporate Maine food, drink, and favors.

Lobster is a Maine tradition, but it’s messy! If you plan to serve lobster, consider serving it “LAZY LOBSTER” style — pre-cracked and ready to eat. It will keep your tables and guests tidy.

Maine summers are short! Be sure to BOOK YOUR VENDORS WELL IN ADVANCE. 12-18 months in advance is not too early. 21

If you plan a Maine wedding from afar, try to MAKE AT LEAST ONE TRIP to your destination site and meet with all of the companies you have booked.

VISIT THE CEREMONY SITE during the same time of day and year that you have scheduled your ceremony and make notes of external or environmental noise. There’s nothing like a foghorn to ruin the moment.

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Figure out what flowers are in season in Maine for your wedding. Using SEASONAL FLOWERS in your bouquet and decor will save you money and will still look beautiful.

If you are planning a destination wedding in Maine, a great place to start is to CONTACT A LOCAL WEDDING PLANNER in the area you’d like to be wed. They’ll know all of the helpful details to get you going!

Maine is just as beautiful in the winter as it is in the summer. CONSIDER A WINTER WEDDING in the woods or on the ski slopes of one of Maine’s premiere ski resorts.

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Have a PHOTO BOOTH at your wedding. It’s still fun, and people love it. There are many great photo booth rental companies that offer a variety of options.

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NO PLACE L I KE HOME in the backyard

Planning a backyard wedding? Call the local town hall to see if there is any CONSTRUCTION PLANNED for the area around the time of your wedding. Summer in Maine is also road construction season.

It’s also a good idea when planning a backyard wedding to LET THE NEIGHBORS KNOW what time it’ll take place, so they’ll be sure to cease mowing their lawns during the ceremony.

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BRING A PAIR OF SHOES to wear during the scenic photoshoot on the rocky coast of Maine. The last thing you need on your wedding day is a sprained ankle.

SAND. WATER . WAV E S . B .SSIL on the beach

Since going barefoot on the beach is a norm, offer your guests PRE-MOISTENED TOWELETTES so that they can wash their feet before putting their shoes back on.

Planning a beach wedding?

If you are going to take beach photos, make sure your BUSTLE keeps your dress from dragging in the sand.

NIX THE IDEA OF A LONG TRAIN on your wedding dress. Delicate fabric doesn’t mix well with sand and seaweed.

Beach weddings have a casual feel, so why not SAY “NO” TO STILETTOS and wingtips and choose flip-flops?

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Planning an outdoor wedding? Rent a SOUND SYSTEM. You want your guests to be able to hear your heartfelt vows.

34The weather can change quickly in Maine. If you plan on having an OUTDOOR WEDDING, have an inside space ready as a backup.

thinking seasonally!

LOOKING TO FEATURE FRESH LOCAL FLOWERS AT YOUR MAINE WEDDING? HERE ARE SOME FAVORITES THAT ARE AVAILABLE IN MAINE DURING WEDDING SEASON.

Wear SUNSCREEN and bring SUNGLASSES. Many weddings are outside, and you don’t want photos of you to show you sunburned and squinting.

If you’re worried about bugs, put a bottle of INSECT REPELLENT on each table at the reception and make use of citronella candles when decorating.

If you are planning a romantic ceremony outside on the coast, be aware that it can get quite WINDY. Make sure your hairstyle pulls your hair away from your face to keep from holding it back with your hand throughout the vows.

Two words. MUD SEASON. If you’re getting married outside in the spring, beware.

42Summer evenings can be chilly in Maine. Plan on renting PATIO HEATERS if people are going to be outside in the dark, especially on the coast, where it can be windy.

If your ceremony is in a church without a cooling system or outside in a hot area, have PAPER FANS for your guests to cool themselves.

BLACK FLY season runs from mid-May to early July. MOSQUITOS can be an issue, too. Try not to schedule your ceremony during the buggiest times of day — like dusk — if you are having an outdoor wedding.

BRING AN UMBRELLA

If it’s not going to rain, you can use it as shade.

On the coast it can get especially chilly at night in summer. Remind guests to PACK A SWEATER.

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Peonies Lilacs Daffodils Hellebores Forsythia
Snapdragons Zinnias SUMMER Hydrangea Lupine Clematis Sweet Pea LATE SUMMER Dahlias FALL Eucalyptus Ninebark Basil,
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BOTH PEOPLE

GETTING MARRIED must visit the town office in person to apply for a marriage license. If either of you were married before, bring a copy of your divorce decree. You do not need to apply in the town where the wedding is planned. Different rules apply depending on where you are from, so check out maine. gov for information.

Licensed to Wed

If you are getting married at a PUBLIC PLACE, such as a park or a beach, check to see if you need permits, especially for alcohol.

Getting married in the OFF-SEASON (aka winter) may save you money on the reception site and the vendors you choose.

49There are only so many Saturdays in the summer! Consider having a wedding on ANOTHER DAY OF THE WEEK, like a Friday or Sunday — especially if the venue you want to use is already booked.

It is an urban myth that throwing rice at weddings is harmful to birds, but it does make a very real mess. Think about another FESTIVE KIND OF SEND-OFF: blow bubbles, play musical instruments, throw birdseed, or light sparklers.

TUOBA sage advice

FILE MARRIAGE INTENTIONS: The first step in obtaining a marriage license is to record the marriage intentions in writing. Both of you must sign the intentions stating you are free to marry.

WHERE TO FILE: If you are both Maine residents, file your intentions at the municipal office in the town or city where at least one of you resides.

If only one of you resides in Maine, then both of you must file your intentions at the municipal office in the town or city where you hold residency.

If neither of you is a resident of Maine, you can file intentions at any municipal office in Maine.

If either of you happen to be divorced, remember to bring a copy of your divorce decree. If you don’t have one, this can be obtained from the district court where the decree was issued. This needs to be an original document issued by the court with an embossed seal, not a photocopy. Present this to the clerk when you apply for your license and you will be good to go!

Once your intentions are filed and the license is issued, you are free to marry anywhere within the state.

ISSUING LICENSE: There is no waiting period in the state of Maine. Once your intentions to marry are filed, the license may be issued immediately with your signatures. The license must be used within 90 days (not three months) from the date the intentions were filed and can only be used in the state of Maine.

AFTER CEREMONY: The person who performed the ceremony is responsible for completing the appropriate section of your marriage license. This includes obtaining the signatures of two witnesses (traditionally your maid of honor and best man) plus the signature of the officiant.

FILLING OUT & FILING: The marriage license must be completed in black ink only. The officiant is responsible for filing the license with the municipal clerk at the municipality where the license was issued. They have seven days from when the ceremony took place to file. Once it’s filed, you’re officially married.

For further information, contact the Maine Office of Vital Records at 207-287-6490 or visit www.maine.gov.

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florals

FROM BOUQUETS TO BOUTONNIERES TO CENTERPIECES AT YOUR RECEPTION, FLOWERS ARE A BIG PART OF MANY MAINE WEDDINGS. WE HOPE THE INSPIRATION ON THE FOLLOWING PAGES GIVES YOU A TASTE OF WHAT MAINE FLORISTS AND EVENT DESIGNERS CAN PULL OFF FOR YOUR BIG DAY!

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FLORIST: Blue Cloud Farm PHOTOGRAPHER: Melissa Gebert Photography
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MAINE FLORALS Real Maine Weddings January 2023 | 23
FLORIST: Marcia Davis Flowers PHOTOGRAPHER: Elysian Photography

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FLORIST: Farmhouse Floral by Estabrook

PHOTOGRAPHER: Taylor Jan Photography

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FLORIST: Eastern River Farm

PHOTOGRAPHER: BrightWorks Photography

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FLORIST: Flower Girl Wedding Designs

PHOTOGRAPHER: Taylor Jan Photography

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FLORIST: Poppies & Twine

PHOTOGRAPHER: Taylor Jan Photography

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Real Maine Weddings January 2023 | 25 15 Tillson Ave, Rockland, Maine 04841 www.flowersbyhoboken.com • weddings@flowersbyhoboken.com • BOUTIQUE WEDDING FLORIST • Let us make all yo flal dres ce true!
FRENCH PHOTOGRAPHY Goldenwood ensembles Elegant Music For Weddings and Special Occasions Classical to Contemporary www.goldenwoodensembles.com • (207) 332-0945 KEVIN COUTURE PHOTOGRAPHY
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FLORIST:
River Farm PHOTOGRAPHER: BrightWorks Photography
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FLORIST: Plant Office PHOTOGRAPHER: Melissa Gebert Photography
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BAKER: Hanami Cake Design
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MAINE WEDDING CAKES Real Maine Weddings January 2023 | 29 [ Top ] BAKER: Honey & Lace Baking Co. PHOTOGRAPHER: Honey & Lace Baking Co. [ Left ] BAKER: Confectionery PHOTOGRAPHER: Chris Keeley Photography [ Above ] BAKER: The Bankery & Skowhegan Fleuriste PHOTOGRAPHER: Kim Chapman Photography
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CATERING

MINGLE THE BOLD colors and 1980s vibe of the past with eco-sensibilities and the concern for sustainability so prevalent with today’s couples, and you’re on trend for this season and next. Maybe GREEN is the new, trending color?

At Laura Cabot Catering, we enjoy allowing the season’s bounty to drive a menu. What ingredients are “of the moment?” What feels appropriate to the time, occasion, and place? Are there elements of shared experiences or travel the wedding couple would like to employ? How can we infuse a menu with the natural feel of the land and sea?

Wine is undoubtedly known for terroir, but how about oysters, for instance? The waters which sustain them also give them unique mineralogy and flavor, and here in Maine, we are blessed with many expert oyster growers and sea farmers. I feel the

same way about seaweed and use it judiciously in my cooking and presentation.

Along the same line, the carrots in my gardens taste much different than those from another farm. Supporting our boutique farms is a personal passion, and I love to incorporate this into my wedding menus.

Speaking of trends, I have noticed discussions on the re-emergence of bows in wedding couture. Still, unless we’re discussing farfalle pasta, I am not including them in the menu conversation. I see a renewed uptick of interest in grazing tables. Supersized and elaborate charcuterie boards with antipasti elements are a specialty here at Laura Cabot Catering. Also, small plates are seeing a comeback and are a fun way to taste many things and mingle without getting overly full.

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For a larger-scale, crowd-pleasing menu that checks all the boxes, here is an example of a wildly popular menu we presented at an island wedding event this past autumn. It featured a raw bar with Islesboro oysters and Gulf shrimp, representing the two domiciles of the family we were serving. We also had charcuterie as a stationed appetizer.

ter·roir /ter’wär/ noun

Passed items were varied to include seasonal items (butternut squash, lateseason spinach) and to address dietary concerns such as veganism and an allergy to tree nuts.

We offered a plated salad course, which served to upscale the feel of service with an eye to the budget, and coupled that with an assortment of rustic breads and butter — always a good way to break the ice with dining table companions.

The two-sided buffet allowed the crowd to move gracefully and efficiently. The menu offered three entrées: a bespoke heritage herbed pork loin roast with demi-glace and morels, an airline chicken breast with optional caponata, and a vegetarian, glutenfree, vegan Ratatouille with parmesan on the side. The sides were a mixed rice pilaf, local parsley potato, and a medley of seasonal farm vegetables. I find that creative and hearty side dishes are one way to satisfy many different diets and tastes, and preferences.  We’ve also deliberately moved to using exceptionally high-quality oils for cooking and finishing our foods as another way to please our discriminating clientele.

Although this next season marks our fortieth at Laura Cabot Catering, every season brings its lessons, trends, challenges, and triumphs. We love every bit of it and the wonderful families we have yet to serve.

DOCKSIDE WEDDINGS & EVENTS

A Dockside Wedding

Our lovely coastal venue has the most beautiful view of York Harbor and all its nautical activities.

We have everything onsite at our resort to make your special day memorable — chair rentals, dining room, large dance floor, exquisite lodging and wonderful food. For more information or to start planning today, call 207-363-2722 or email info@dockside-restaurant.com

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The characteristic taste and flavor imparted to a wine by the environment in which it is produced.
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Sugar Plum Fizz

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Cheers!

Rehearsal Dinner

The big day is almost here! Enjoy time catching up with close family and friends with drinks that everyone will love. FOR SPRING/SUMMER Love

0.5 oz blood orange juice 0.5 oz lime juice 2 dashes orange bitters 3 oz Sparkling Rosé

Garnish: blood orange wheel Add all ingredients except sparkling wine and orange wheel to a cocktail shaker and shake with ice. Strain into a wine glass filled with ice. Top off with sparkling rosé. Garnish with the blood orange wheel.

FOR FALL/WINTER Love Punch

1 Bottle Plantation 3 Star Rum 25 oz pomegranate juice 8.5 oz fresh lemon juice 8.5 oz simple syrup 4 oz water

Garnish: pomegranates, lemon wheels, ice blocks Combine rum, pomegranate juice, lemon juice, simple syrup, and water in a punch bowl. Stir in ice blocks and fruit garnish.

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Cocktail Hour

While you catch up with friends and family, sip on these sophisticated cocktails.

STELLA’S ON THE SQUARE

Stella’s on the Square is a special events venue and communitybased hub in Bridgeton, Maine. Managed by M.A.N.E. Catering and Event Services and owner Nicholas Orgo, Stella’s specializes in sourcing local ingredients to create unique menus as the centerpiece for memorable events that bring people and the community closer. Also offering off-premises catering and event planning services, the team at Stella’s aims to create unique, flavorful menus and tasteful and creative events to turn our client’s dreams into happy memories!

FOR SPRING/SUMMER

Eternally Grapefruit

2 oz Sipsmith London Dry gin 1 oz lemon juice

0.75 oz orgeat

1 dash Angostura bitters

Garnish: grapefruit twist

Add ingredients to a shaker filled with ice. Shake and strain into a chilled coupe glass, and garnish with a grapefruit twist.

FOR FALL/WINTER

Love and Chocolate

0.75 oz Baileys Irish cream 0.75 oz Frangelico 0.75 oz Kahlúa 1 oz heavy cream

0.5 oz honey syrup

Garnish: chocolate syrup rim, Toblerone chocolate, shaved

Add chocolate syrup to a shallow bowl or plate, then dip the rim of the coupe glass in the chocolate to coat the rim. Add Baileys, Kahlua, Frangelico, heavy cream, and honey syrup to a shaker filled with ice. Shake and strain into the rimmed coupe glass.

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Reception

It’s party time! Celebrate with fun cocktails that will keep your guests on the dance floor all night long!

Brunch

The final gathering of the weekend wouldn’t be complete without a little something to ease the effects of celebrating too hard.

FOR SPRING/SUMMER

French Kiss

1.75 oz Goslings Black Seal Rum

0.25 oz dry vermouth

0.25 oz orange juice

0.25 oz simple syrup

Garnish: orange twist

Add ingredients to a cocktail shaker and shake with ice. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass and garnish with an orange twist.

FOR FALL/WINTER I’m Nuts for You

1 oz Hennessy Brandy

1 oz Tempus Fugit crème de cacao brown

1 oz heavy cream

Garnish: nutmeg

Shake brandy, crème de cacao, and cream in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Strain into a coupe glass, and garnish with grated nutmeg. Strain into the rimmed martini glass.

FOR SPRING/SUMMER

Will You Berry Me?

2 oz Cold River Vodka

0.75 oz lime juice

0.75 oz lemon juice

1 oz orgeat syrup

5 blackberries

Garnish: sprig of rosemary, two more blackberries

Shake vodka, lemon juice, lime juice, orgeat, and 5 blackberries in a cocktail shaker with ice. Strain into a highball glass filled with crushed ice. Top with club soda and garnish with blackberries and a sprig of rosemary.

FOR FALL/WINTER

Cran-Marry Mule

4 oz Ketel One Vodka

1.5 oz lime juice

4 oz cranberry juice

6 oz ginger beer

Garnish: 6 cranberries, rosemary sprig

Shake vodka, lime juice, and cranberry juice in an ice-filled shaker. Strain cocktail into two separate glasses, and top each with ginger beer. Garnish with cranberries and rosemary sprig.

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Add ingredients to a collins glass filled with ice. Stir ingredients to combine. Garnish with a lime wheel. FOR FALL/WINTER Wedding
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1.5 cups Bimini
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0.5 cup Cointreau
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0.75 cup lemon juice
0.5 cup simple syrup
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Add 2 cups of ice cubes to a punch bowl. Add the gin, sparkling wine, Cointreau, club soda, lemon juice, simple syrup, and bitters into the bowl and stir ingredients to combine. Garnish with star anise, pineapple slices, and grated nutmeg.

Luxury SPARKLING WEDDING

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THESE DIAMONDS WILL ADD EXTRA SPARKLE TO YOUR WEDDING DAY!

1 | Memoire Diamond Station Necklace in 18kt Yellow Gold (3/4 ct tw) Enchantment awaits your perfect wedding day with a Memoire diamond station necklace fit for royalty! Live out your most elegant princess fantasies on the best day of your life.

2 | Diamond Knot Ring in 14kt Yellow Gold (1 ct tw) Beautifully representative of two lives tied together in matrimony, this stunning diamond knot ring is the perfect piece to help you turn the page to this new chapter of your life.

3 | Diamond Tennis Bracelet in 14kt Yellow Gold (21/10 ct tw) The timeless beauty of diamonds collides with modern trends in this exquisite diamond tennis bracelet in yellow gold. Give yourself a little bit of everything for your perfect day!

4 | Diamond Dangle Earrings in 14kt Yellow Gold (1/4 ct tw) Irresistible elegance defines these yellow gold diamond dangle earrings. Like golden raindrops, these earrings will decorate your special day with all the enchantment you deserve.

5 | Diamond Open Drop Earrings in 14kt White Gold (1/3 ct tw) Classic diamonds and pure white gold come together in these stunning diamond drop earrings for a look so irresistible you won’t want to take them off when the night is over!

6 | Diamond Tennis Bracelet in 14kt White Gold (10 ct tw) The purest diamond bracelet meets elegantly crafted 14kt white gold. Perfect for the glamorous bride, you will treasure this exceptional piece for years to come.

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| Five Row Diamond Ring in 14kt White Gold (21/2ct tw) Five rows of glittering diamonds are just what you need to walk down the aisle with confidence and class!

8 | Diamond Halo Necklace in 14kt White Gold (1/2 ct tw) This modernday classic is the perfect wedding necklace for the bride who loves simple elegance and a touch of sparkle. The timeless design is a true heirloom piece, sure to be cherished for generations.

9 | De Beers Forevermark Diamond Infinity Necklace in 18kt Yellow Gold (1/2 ct tw) Only 1% of the world’s diamonds are selected as De Beers Forevermark diamonds. Celebrate your unique love with diamonds that are just as magnificent as your story.

10 | Diamond Halo Stud Earrings in 14kt Yellow Gold (1/2 ct tw) Take classic diamond studs to the next level with a halo of diamonds that will reflect the beauty of your perfect wedding day!

11 | Diamond Flex Bracelet in 14kt Yellow Gold (1 ct tw) Romantic yellow gold is always in style, and this glamorous diamond flex bracelet is just what you need to say “I Do”!

12 | Diamond Journey Necklace in 14kt White Gold (1 ct tw) Perfectly paired with a sweetheart or a plunging neckline, this brilliant diamond journey necklace is the perfect way to represent all that your relationship has yet to become.

13 | Baguette and Round Diamond Fashion Ring in 14kt White Gold (13/8 ct tw) Every star-crossed lover deserves to be married in style! This dazzling diamond-crossed fashion ring is the easiest choice you’ll make for your big day.

14 | Diamond Oval Halo Stud Earrings in 14kt White Gold (1 ct tw) Make your wedding the day you feel the most beautiful with these magically elegant diamond cluster earrings with glamorous halos!

15 | Diamond Tennis Bracelet in Platinum (65/8 ct tw) For the elegant, classic bride, a diamond tennis bracelet symbolizes the forever beauty that love holds. Embrace tradition with diamonds that will sparkle and shine during the best day of your life.

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| Maine Pink Tourmaline Necklace in 14kt White Gold with Diamonds (1/20 ct tw) Bring soft pink glamour to your wedding day style with this Maine pink tourmaline and diamond halo necklace.

tourmaline cuff bracelet is perfect for the bride that loves to keep things classic.

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| Maine Green Tourmaline Necklace in 14kt Yellow Gold with Diamonds (1/5 ct tw) Let them stop and stare as you walk down the aisle with the bold, exquisite signature necklace.

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| Maine Pink Tourmaline Earrings in 14kt Rose Gold with Diamonds (.05 ct tw) Mystical enchantment awaits you in these rose gold earrings with Maine pink tourmaline and diamonds. Celebrate your love in style!

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| Maine Pink Tourmaline Necklace in 14kt Rose Gold with Diamonds (1/10 ct tw) Bold, modern color radiates brightly in this exquisite rose gold necklace with Maine pink tourmaline and diamonds.

7 | Maine Pink Tourmaline Ring in 14kt Rose Gold with Diamonds (1/10 ct tw) Add a pop of modern color to your wedding day look with a ring you’ll show off almost as often as your wedding ring.

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| Maine Green Tourmaline Necklace in 14kt Yellow Gold with Diamonds (1/7 ct tw) For the vintage bride, this glamorous Maine green tourmaline necklace in yellow gold is the perfect cherry on top of your enchanting natural beauty.

8 | Maine Green Tourmaline Earrings with Diamonds in 14kt White Gold (1/7 ct tw) A drop of Maine’s most brilliant gemstone is just what your wedding look needs. These Maine green tourmaline and diamond earrings will become a favorite part of your day-of style!

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| Maine Green Tourmaline Cuff Bracelet in Sterling Silver and 14kt Yellow Gold. Who said wedding glamour had to be elaborate? This beautifully simple Maine green

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| Maine Green Tourmaline Ring in 14kt Yellow Gold with Diamonds (1/4 ct tw) Cheers to love, and to the endless glamour of Maine green tourmaline and diamonds! A girl’s best friend just got even better.

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10 | Maine Green Tourmaline Knot Earrings in 14kt Yellow Gold with Diamonds (.01 ct tw) Tie the knot in earrings you’ll adore for years to come! These beautiful Maine green tourmaline knot earrings each feature the sparkle of one simple diamond.

11 | Ruby Bracelet in 14kt White Gold with Diamonds (1/7 ct tw) Rubies are the universal gemstone of royal romance, and this enchanting ruby and diamond bracelet is truly fit for a princess.

12 | Maine Pink Tourmaline Earrings in 14kt White Gold with Diamonds (1/7 ct tw) Raise a toast with us to the beauty of natural Maine pink tourmaline and sparkling diamonds! Decorate your most special day with earrings you’ll wear for a lifetime of love.

13 | Emerald Bracelet in 14kt Yellow Gold with Diamonds (7/8 ct tw) Channel your inner Cleopatra with the gemstone she loved most. What better day to embrace the romance and beauty that Cleopatra symbolizes than on your wedding day?

14 | Maine Pink Tourmaline Ring in 14kt White Gold with Diamonds (3/8 ct tw) Sparkle your way down the aisle with this exquisite emerald cut Maine pink tourmaline and diamond ring.

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JEWELRY: (Left & Inset) CRISLU

Cubic Zirconia Necklace in Sterling Silver and Platinum Finish

(Above) Andrew Prince by CRISLU

Chandelier Drop Earrings

(Right & Inset) Andrew Prince by CRISLU Crystal and Fresh Water

Pearl Necklace, Andrew Prince by CRISLU Crystal and Fresh Water

Pearl Drop Earrings

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: The Henry’s Bridal Boutique & Formal Wear

The combination of my love of gorgeous light and color and making you comfortable in front of my lens is why I believe I’m a successful wedding and portrait photographer.  If you are comfortable, I will capture your beautiful natural soul, where the magic happens. For weddings, I also like to be unobtrusive in telling the real story and shooting moments as they unfold. Strong moments are a must-have. I have also learned that no two weddings are anything alike, so each wedding needs to be photographed to complement the vibe. My advice to other photographers? Love life more than you love photography, and you will be a great photographer.

BOUTIQUE: The Henry’s Bridal Boutique & Formal Wear bangorbridal.com

For 20 years, The Henry’s Bridal Boutique and Formal Wear has outfitted wedding parties, prom goers, event attendees, and party guests in Eastern Maine and beyond. When Mike and Maureen Henry opened The Henry’s in 1999, they envisioned being more than a bridal shop — they wanted to be a onestop solution for all special occasion attire. Henry’s continues to listen and collaborate with customers, helping each one craft the perfect look for their special occasion. From our family to yours, thank you for shopping locally and choosing The Henry’s. We’re proud to be a small family-owned business with deep roots in Eastern Maine. You’re choosing to support local families like ours when you shop locally.

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BOUTIQUE: Grayce Bridal & Formal graycebridal.com

Grayce is an independent, female-owned multilocation bridal and formal wear company. They understand shopping for bridal and formal wear can feel scary and overwhelming. Their award-winning bridal experience is raved about by brides from all over the country. They believe in the power of the right dress, and their goal and privilege is to empower women to feel their best daily. Grayce is proud to offer the latest tuxedo-suit styles to purchase or rent. You’ll find affordable prices backed by their promise to deliver quality and service. The Grayce Experience creates a safe and empowering environment where finding the perfect dress becomes a memory you treasure.

If you are looking for a heartfelt and intimate wedding experience, look no further than Mountain Star Estate! Nestled in the Western Woods of Maine on four scenic acres overlooking Rangeley Lake, Mountain Star Estate is fully equipped to fulfill all your wedding and event needs for up to 200 people. We pride ourselves in only booking one wedding per week to ensure that every detail, no matter how minor, goes according to your specific vision.

& TUXEDOS: The Henry’s Bridal Boutique & Formal

Wear

JEWELRY: (Top & Inset) Swarovski Crystal Constella Necklace, Swarovski Crystal Attract Soul Bangle Bracelet

(Left) Cultured Freshwater Pearl Earrings and Necklace Set in Sterling Silver (11-12mm pearls)

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VENUE: Mountain Star Estate mountainstarestate.com DRESSES

JEWELRY: (Left & Inset) Swarovski Crystal Green Exalta Necklace, Swarovski Crystal Green Lucent Bangle Bracelet

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DRESSES & TUXEDOS: The Henry’s Bridal Boutique & Formal Wear JEWELRY: (Above Left) Swarovski Crystal Pink Sunshine Drop Earring, Swarovski Pink Sunshine Necklace, (Above Center) Swarovski Crystal Yellow Millenia Bangle Bracelet, Swarovski Yellow Millenia Necklace, Swarovski Crystal Yellow Millenia Drop Earrings (Right) Diamond Dangle Earrings in 14kt Yellow Gold (1/4 ct tw), Swarovski Trilliant Millenia Necklace

DRESS: Grayce Bridal & Formal JEWELRY: Swarovski

Trilliant Millenia Necklace, Swarovski

Thrilling Bangle Bracelet

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JEWELRY: (Left & Inset) Swarovski

Crystal Gema Flower Stud Earrings, Swarovski Crystal Gema Flower Necklace

Opposite page: (Top Left) Swarovski

Crystal Gema Flower Stud Earrings

(Top Right) Swarovski

Crystal Constella Drop Earrings, Swarovski Crystal Constella Necklace

(Bottom) Andrew Prince by CRISLU

Crystal Drop Halo Necklace, Swarovski

Crystal Attract Soul Bangle Bracelet

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JEWELRY: Day’s Jewelers daysjewelers.com

Day’s Jewelers is a chain of eight full-service jewelry stores located in Maine and New Hampshire. It is a family business founded in Portland, Maine in 1914 by the Davidson family and later purchased by the Corey family in 1988. Day’s became an employeeowned company as of November 1, 2021. The company also operates an e-commerce website, www. daysjewelers.com. Day’s mission is to build a company that stands the test of time. Their uncompromising commitment to continually exceed customer expectations has been the cornerstone of the Day’s brand for over 100 years.

FLORAL DESIGN & CAKE: The Bankery & Skowhegan Fleuriste thebankery.com

Situated in the historic Flat Iron district of Skowhegan, The Bankery & Skowhegan Fleuriste is an artisan bakery, cake shop, and florist. Our baked goods are made from scratch using the freshest ingredients, and our flowers explode with colors and wonderful scents. We invite you to treat yourself to a bite and flowers for a smile! Well into our second decade in business, our mission and focus remain constant: creating high-quality, from-scratch products; providing attentive and personalized customer service; contributing to the vibrant and welcoming atmosphere of our downtown; supporting the development of new opportunities for our area’s businesses and residents, and giving back to our community.

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DRESSES & TUXEDOS: Grayce Bridal & Formal JEWELRY: (Above) Andrew Prince by CRISLU Crystal Drop Halo Necklace, Andrew Prince by CRISLU Chandelier Drop Earrings

HAIR: Kim Doll, A Hair to Remember kimberlydoll.com

Kim Doll has been doing special event hair for over 20 years. With the experience of over 1,000 weddings to her credit, she has developed into an efficient and poised professional able to handle the stresses of any wedding party. She offers on-site hairstyling for the entire bridal party and custom designs for each client during their pre-bridal consultation. She has kept her styles and skills current with continuing education and hair shows around the country.

MAKEUP: Aliza Gerrish, AG Beauty facebook.com/alizagerrish

Based in Patten, Maine, Aliza is one of Maine’s most sought-after hair and makeup artists. She is highly recommended by her clients, who appreciate her ability to find the perfect styles and color pallettes for their individual looks.

DRESSES & TUXEDOS:

Grayce Bridal & Formal

JEWELRY: (Top & Inset) Diamond Cut Dangle Earrings in 14kt Yellow Gold, Swarovski Crystal Yellow Millenia Bangle Bracelet

(Far Left) Swarovski Green Millenia Earrings, Swarovski Thrilling Bangle Bracelet

(Left) Andrew Prince by CRISLU Crystal and Fresh Water Pearl Drop Earrings, Andrew Prince by CRISLU Crystal and Fresh Water Pearl Necklace

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JEWELRY: (Above) Cultured Freshwater Pearl Strand Earrings in 14kt Yellow Gold (6-6.5mm pearls), Cultured Freshwater Pearl Necklace in 14kt Yellow Gold (6-6.5mm pearls)

(Top Right) Cultured Freshwater Pearl Necklace in Sterling Silver (11-12mm pearls)

(Inset) Swarovski Crystal Gema Flower Bangle Bracelet

(Bottom Right) Swarovski Crystal Gema Flower Stud Earrings, Swarovski Crystal Gema Flower Necklace

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JUMPSUIT: Grayce Bridal & Formal JEWELRY: Swarovski Crystal Black Exalta Necklace, Swarovski Crystal Green Lucent Bangle Bracelet
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Maine REGIONS

the maine highlands the kennebec valley downeast & acadia

maine’s lakes & mountains

maine’s midcoast & islands greater portland & casco bay the maine beaches

FROM SPECTACULAR MOUNTAIN vistas to the rock-bound coast, every region in Maine offers something special for everyone to explore.

Each of the eight regions in Maine offers its own unique landscapes, amenities, and something special for engaged couples and their friends and family to enjoy. If you are looking for elegant cityscapes, rugged

outdoor opportunities, a classic seaside ceremony, or a place to plan a lakeside celebration, Maine has it all.

We invite you to use the real Maine weddings and styled shoots on the following pages as inspiration for your own Maine wedding. Send a message to editor@real maineweddings if you have any questions — we’d love to help get your planning started!

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62 | www.realmaineweddings.com ARABELLA ESTATE WEDDING BARN & SPECIAL EVENTS | 766 LONG PLAINS ROAD | BUXTON, MAINE 04093 MOBILE / TEXT 207-504-4101 | ARABELLAESTATE.COM | INFO@ARABELLAESTATE.COM Come celebrate the happiest day of your life with us at Arabella Estate! Your three-day wedding package includes the gorgeous 5,000 SF two-level barn with mezzanine, 3 indoor bathrooms, full catering kitchen, huge sunken dance floor, overnight accommodations for up to 16, heated swimming pool, manicured grounds with flower gardens, and gas firepits. One-day and half-day packages also available. O ering All-Inclusive Packages with an o ciant, flowers, cake, photography, bar service, DJ, and more! W HERE L OVE IS T IMELESS... PHOTOS: (TOP) ARIEL WORTHING; (ABOVE LEFT) HANS BOLTE; (ABOVE MIDDLE) PHILIP ZUKATIS; (ABOVE RIGHT) MOLLY BRETON & CO.

THE MAINE BEACHES

MAINE’S SOUTHERN COAST IS FAMOUS FOR VAST EXPANSES OF SANDY BEACHES AND DRAMATIC CLIFFS. IT’S THE PERFECT LOCATION TO HOST A LOBSTER BAKE OR BEACH WEDDING. SAY “I DO” UNDER A DRIFTWOOD ARBOR NESTLED ON THE BEACH WITH THE DEEP BLUE OCEAN AS YOUR BACKDROP— IT’S A PICTURE PERFECT MOMENT.

Approximate miles from the Maine Beaches to Bangor 150; Portland 20; Boston 100; New York City 300; Montreal 340

Closest Airport

Portland International Jetport (PWM)

Places to get your marriage license

Biddeford City Clerk | 205 Main Street | 207-284-9307

Kennebunkport Town Clerk | 6 Elm Street | 207-967-1611

Kittery Town Clerk | 200 Rogers Road | 207-439-0452

Ogunquit Town Clerk | 23 School Street | 207-646-9546

Old Orchard Beach Town Clerk | 1 Portland Avenue | 207-934-4042

Saco Town Clerk | 300 Main Street | 207-282-8213

Wells Town Clerk | 208 Sandford Road | 207-646-5113

York Town Clerk | 186 York Street | 207-363-1003

For more information

Maine Office of Tourism visitmaine.com | 888-624-6345

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AUTUMN WEDDING NUPTIALS

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Real Maine Weddings January 2023 | 65 CREATIVE TEAM Photography: Sam Nappi Photography Venue & Bar: River Winds Farm & Estate Planning: Dominique Beaulieu, Blue Elephant Events Catering: Blue Elephant Catering Dessert: The Winey Baker Officiant: Pattie McKnight Beauty: Sparrow Hair Studio Makeup: Naviina Florist: Mimi & Mum Ceremony Musicians & Band: Silver Arrow Band Rental Equipment: A Plus Party Rentals Rehearsal Shuttle Transportation: Maine Limousine Service Guest Transportation: VIP Tour & Charter Bus Company
66 | www.realmaineweddings.com THE MAINE BEACHES | FEATURED WEDDING THEIR PALETTE PANTONE® 18-4535 Blue Jewel PANTONE® 17-1562 Mandarin Red PANTONE® 12-0752 Buttercup PANTONE® 16-3118 Cyclamen

Where Traditions

Every love story is unique.

At the Nonantum Resort, we partner with you to create an experience that feels like you, from beginning to end. From intimate elopements to sweeping waterfront ceremonies, cozy cocktail dinners to elegant ballroom banquets, no dream is too big, and no detail is too small. This is the beginning of your forever after; let us help you design your dream come true.

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70 | www.realmaineweddings.com THE MAINE BEACHES | FEATURED WEDDING Villageby theSea www.vbts.com | 1373 Post Rd, Wells, Maine | 207-646-1100 | 1-800-444-8862 Visit our newly renovated ballroom and beautifully landscaped ceremony site today! THEIR PALETTE PANTONE® 19-4120 Blue Opal PANTONE® 12-0643 Blazing Yellow PANTONE® 14-0957 Spectra Yellow PANTONE® 15-1335 Tangelo

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The ideal setting for an oceanside wedding with elegant function rooms and accommodations, impeccable cuisine and unsurpassed service.

The ideal setting for an oceanside wedding with elegant function rooms and accommodations, impeccable cuisine and unsurpassed service.

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GREATER PORTLAND & CASCO BAY

THE GREATER PORTLAND & CASCO BAY REGION IS HOME TO MAINE’S LARGEST CITY, OVERLOOKING CASCO BAY. PORTLAND IS THE GATEWAY TO PICTURESQUE LIGHTHOUSES, QUAINT ISLANDS, AND HISTORIC LANDMARKS. FIND THE PERFECT VENUE IN A CHARMING PLACE THAT CAN HELP YOU MAKE YOUR SPECIAL DAY UNIQUELY YOURS.

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Chebeague Island

Approximate miles from Greater Portland to Bangor 130; Boston 110; New York City 310; Montreal 275

Closest Airport Portland International Jetport (PWM)

Places to get your marriage license

Portland City Clerk | 389 Congress Street, Room 203 | 207-874-8610

Freeport Town Clerk | 30 Main Street | 207-865-4743 x123

Scarborough Town Clerk | 259 U.S. Route 1 | 207-730-4020

For more information Maine Office of Tourism visitmaine.com | 888-624-6345

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74 | www.realmaineweddings.com GREATER PORTLAND & CASCO BAY | FEATURED WEDDING
Real Maine Weddings January 2023 | 75 PHOTOGRAPHY BY ELIZABETH IVY PHOTOGRAPHY MARRIED ON THE ISLAND Hanna & Collin COW ISLAND CREATIVE TEAM Photography: Elizabeth Ivy Photography Venue: Cow Island Rippleffect Planner: The Maine Event Planning Co. Bar: Full Pour Bar Catering Cake: Prairie Baking Co. Band: Captain Ray & Crew Florist: Geraniums Red, Delphiniums Blue Hair & Makeup: Hair Etc.
76 | www.realmaineweddings.com GREATER PORTLAND & CASCO BAY | FEATURED WEDDING THEIR PALETTE PANTONE® 19-4151 Skydiver PANTONE® 17-2034 Pink Yarrow PANTONE® 15-2213 Bonbon PANTONE® 14-4522 Bachelor Button
Real Maine Weddings January 2023 | 77 Williston-Immanuel United Church 156 High Street, Portland • 207-775-2301 WIUC.org • o ice@wiuc.org welcome here
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Hannah & Derek PORTLAND

A WATERFRONT WEDDING DAY

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PHOTOGRAPHY BY KIM CHAPMAN PHOTOGRAPHY
GREATER PORTLAND & CASCO BAY | FEATURED WEDDING Real Maine Weddings January 2023 | 79 CREATIVE TEAM Photography: Kim Chapman Photography Venue: TEIA Club, Peaks Island Day-Of Coordinator: Julie Guerette, The Maine Event Planning Co. Caterer: Coastal Critters Charcuterie Boards: The Portland Board Cake: Let Them Eat Cake Florist: Geraniums Red, Delphiniums Blue Bulk Florals: Broadturn Farm DJ: Dave Dionne Rentals: Savvy Rentals Ferry Charter: Fogg’s Water Taxi & Charters Maps: Sonja Bajic Studios
80 | www.realmaineweddings.com GREATER PORTLAND & CASCO BAY | FEATURED WEDDING PANTONE® 13-0858 Vibrant Yellow PANTONE® 15-1058 Radiant Yellow THEIR PALETTE PANTONE® 19-5217 Storm PANTONE® 18-1945 Bright Rose
Real Maine Weddings January 2023 | 81 WEDDINGS. EVENTS. MEMBERSHIPS. 300 Spurwink Avenue | Cape Elizabeth, Maine 04107 | 207.799.2273 | www.purpoodock.com SAMANTHA CLEMMER PHOTOGRAPHY SAMANTHA CLEMMER PHOTOGRAPHY NICK GENESIO PHOTOGRAPHY SAMANTHA CLEMMER PHOTOGRAPHY NICK GENESIO PHOTOGRAPHY

MAINE’S LAKES & MOUNTAINS

THERE IS NO BETTER PLACE TO ENJOY YOUR WEDDING THAN AMONG THE MOUNTAIN VISTAS, LAKE VIEWS, AND QUAINT VILLAGES OF WESTERN MAINE. WITH BREATHTAKING NATURAL BEAUTY SPANNING ALL FOUR SEASONS, ANY TIME OF THE YEAR IS PERFECT FOR A WEDDING AMONG MAINE’S LAKES AND MOUNTAINS.

Approximate miles from Maine’s Lakes & Mountains to Bangor 125; Portland 50; Boston 200; New York City 375; Montreal 225

Closest Airport

Portland International Jetport (PWM)

Places to get your marriage license

Lewiston City Clerk | 27 Pine Street | 207-513-3124

Auburn City Clerk | 60 Court Street | 207-333-6601 ext. 1126

Bethel Town Clerk | 19 Main Street | 207-824-4171

Fryeburg Town Clerk | 16 Lovewell Pond Road | 207-935-2805

Rangeley Town Clerk | 15 School Street | 207-864-3326, ext. 110

For more information

Maine Office of Tourism visitmaine.com | 888-624-6345

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Mary & Will FRYEBURG

WOODLAND WEDDING DAY

PHOTOGRAPHY BY THE WILD BUNCH PHOTOGRAPHY

84 | www.realmaineweddings.com MAINE’S LAKES & MOUNTAINS | FEATURED WEDDING
Real Maine Weddings January 2023 | 85 CREATIVE TEAM Photographers: The Wild Bunch Photography Venue: Hardy Farm Caterers: 302 West Bar Service: Maine Mixologist Florist: JM Event Design Rentals: One Stop Events DJ: DJ Kevin Duran, Double Platinum Celebrations Dessert: Baked with Love Attire: Andrea’s Bridal Hem & Veil Alterations: Suit Shop Hair: Aimee Daniels Makeup: Spa 2 You, Heather Ginn Rings: Day’s Jewelers
86 | www.realmaineweddings.com MAINE’S LAKES & MOUNTAINS | FEATURED WEDDING PANTONE® 16-1459 Mandarin Orange PANTONE® 18-1050 Honey Ginger THEIR PALETTE PANTONE® 13-5911 Bird’s Egg Green PANTONE® 12-0915 Pale Peach
220 Bates Street Lewiston, Maine (844) 55-AGORA www.agoragrand.com CastlesPRINCESSES GET MARRIED IN IMAGES COURTESY OF LAD PHOTOGRAPHY (TOP), MOLLY BRETON & CO. (BO OM LEFT) AND CARON&CO PHOTOGRAPHY (BO OM 2ND FROM LEFT)

NORDIC WEDDING MEMORIES

88 | www.realmaineweddings.com MAINE’S LAKES & MOUNTAINS | FEATURED WEDDING
PHOTOGRAPHY BY KH FILM Rachel & Jordan SEBAGO
Real Maine Weddings January 2023 | 89 CREATIVE TEAM Photography: KH Film Planning & Design: Odyssey Events Caterer: Sportsman’s Kitchen & Keg Florals: Bad Rabbit Flowers DJ: Gabe FM (cocktail hour), Northeast Event Design (reception) Tabletop Rentals: Gooseberry Tabletop Rentals: One Stop Event Rentals Hair: Hair by Brittany Makeup: Makeup by Madi
90 | www.realmaineweddings.com MAINE’S LAKES & MOUNTAINS | FEATURED WEDDING THEIR PALETTE PANTONE® 14-1107 Oyster Gray PANTONE® 14-1050 Marigold PANTONE® 16-1452 Firecracker PANTONE® 18-1346 Bruschetta
Real Maine Weddings January 2023 | 91 Weddings at Water’s Edge 16 PICKFORD ROAD, RANGELEY / 207-864-LOON ( 5666) / LOONLODGEME.COM HAVEN PHOTOGRAPHY • Complete Banquet Services • Lodging • • Personal Wedding Consultant • In-House Catering • A SPECIAL EVENTS VENUE (207) 803-8402 6 North High Street Bridgton, Maine facebook.com/ stellasonthesquare
92 | www.realmaineweddings.com MAINE’S LAKES & MOUNTAINS | INSPIRATION YELLOW & WHITE PHOTOGRAPHY BY LAD PHOTOGRAPHY
Inspiration MEXICO
Real Maine Weddings January 2023 | 93 LOVE ELEVATED TAKE YOUR DAY TO NEW HEIGHTS With two hotels, multiple ceremony and reception venues, a mid-mountain lodge accessed by gondola, and professional catering and event planning teams, Sunday River has everything you need to plan your perfect wedding — all set in the mountains of Maine. SundayRiverWeddings.com CREATIVE TEAM Concept/Photography/Stylist: LAD Photography Coordinator: Kaylas Kreations Venue: The Carriage House at Gregory Inn Florist: Bad Rabbit Flowers Caterer: Lilac Catering Bar: The Nightcap Bar Co. Suit/Tux: Grayce Bridal Cake: Bear Brook Bakery Hair: Kate M. Petite Jeweler: Flux Jewelry Studio Makeup: Flawless Pros Stationery: Custom Creations Boutique Rentals (pillow and flatware): Cassandra Marie Events Models: Kali Stanley, Dane Morgan Be a part of history and make yours with us. www.kingshillinn.com
94 | www.realmaineweddings.com MAINE’S LAKES & MOUNTAINS | INSPIRATION
Real Maine Weddings January 2023 | 95 Come see the N ew views at Granite Ridge Estate Imagine your day at the top of a mountain, surrounded by 200 private acres and breathtaking panoramic views. Make it reality at Granite Ridge Estate & Barn. GRANITERIDGEESTATE.COM 207.747.1212 | NORWAY, MAINE 207WEDDINGS FILMS & PHOTOGRAPHY online at realmaineweddings.com YOURMainewedding! Sta planning

THE KENNEBEC VALLEY

WITH PRISTINE LAKES, ROLLING HILLS, RUSHING RIVERS, AND HISTORIC TOWNS, THE KENNEBEC VALLEY IS MAINE’S HIDDEN GEM.

Approximate miles from the Kennebec Valley to Bangor 60; Portland 100; Boston 200; New York City 400; Montreal 275

Closest Airports

Augusta State Airport (KAUG) Bangor International Airport (BGR) Portland International Jetport (PWM)

Places to get your marriage

license

Augusta City Clerk | 16 Cony Street | 207-626-2310

Waterville City Clerk | 1 Common Street | 207-680-4213

Skowhegan Town Clerk | 225 Water Street | 207-474-6902

Jackman Town Clerk | 369 Main Street | 207-668-2111

For more information

Maine Office of Tourism visitmaine.com | 888-624-6345

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Alexis & Jonathan WINTHROP

GLAM IN THE BARN

PHOTOGRAPHY

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Jess
Photography
The Barn at Silver Oaks
Blue Elephant Events and Catering
Flower Girl Wedding Design
Upbeat Entertainment
Village Baking Co.
Minted
Dress: Allure Bridals, Alexandra’s Bridal Boutique Bridesmaids’ Attire: David’s Bridal Groom’s Attire: Robert’s Tuxedo
Wilder Perez info@beechhillbarn.com | www.beechhillbarn.com | 207.458.4749 Love Gathers Here Beech Hill Barn | Carriage Barn | Oak Grove | Farmhouse | A-Frame Cabins PHOTOS: C OURTNEY ELIZABETH MEDIA PANTONE® 19-3902 Obsidian PANTONE® 19-2430 Purple Potion THEIR PALETTE PANTONE® 18-0323 Campsite PANTONE® 19-1757 Barbados Cherry
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Maine’s Excl ive Oceanside Event Barn

At SaltWater Fields Wedding & Event Barn, you won’t have to choose between a barn and the ocean. You can have both.

|| All-season oceanside barn || 3.5 miles from Rockland on 8 acres of oceanfront property with room for up to 200 guests || Rental includes tables, indoor & outdoor chairs, ceremony benches, china, glassware, silverware, coffee supplies, event props & furniture at no extra cost to you.

saltwaterfieldsweddingbarn.com || (207) 837-9192 || 299 St. George Road, South Thomaston, Maine 04858
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MAINE’S MIDCOAST & ISLANDS

Approximate miles from Maine’s MidCoast & Islands to

Bangor 60; Portland 95; Boston 200; New York City 395; Montreal 295

Closest Airports

Knox County Regional Airport (KRKD) Bangor International Airport (BGR) Portland International Jetport (PWM)

Places to get your marriage license

Belfast City Clerk | 131 Church Street | 207-338-3370 x114

Camden Town Clerk | 29 Elm Street | 207-236-3353

Rockland City Clerk | 270 Pleasant Street | 207-594-0304

Bath City Clerk | 55 Front St # 1 | 207-443-8332

For more information

Maine Office of Tourism visitmaine.com | 888-624-6345

COASTAL COMMUNITIES THAT MAKE UP THIS MUST-SEE REGION WELCOME YOUR WEDDING WITH OPEN ARMS. WOW YOUR GUESTS WITH A TRULY QUINTESSENTIAL MAINE GETAWAY. Real Maine Weddings January 2023 | 101
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Katie &

Harsha

HARPSWELL

AN INDIAN & MIDCOAST WEDDING DAY

102 | www.realmaineweddings.com MAINE’S MIDCOAST & ISLANDS | FEATURED WEDDING
PHOTOGRAPHY BY HAVEN PHOTOGRAPHY
Real Maine Weddings January 2023 | 103 CREATIVE TEAM Photography: Haven Photography Venue: Livewell Farm Rentals & Planning: Brenda Brochu, BB’s Events and Rentals Caterer: Union Street Baker, Ghee Portland Food Truck Bar Service: Maine Mixologist Florals: Harpswell Garden Club DJ: The Music Man DJ Service Tents: A Plus Party Rental Transportation: Northeast Charter & Tours
104 | www.realmaineweddings.com MAINE’S MIDCOAST & ISLANDS | FEATURED WEDDING PANTONE® 17-1656 Hot Coral PANTONE® 19-1761 Tango Red THEIR PALETTE PANTONE® 13-4409 Blue Glow PANTONE® 16-1358 Orange Tiger

Brianna & Matthew WARREN

HARMONY & SPARKLERS

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PHOTOGRAPHY BY TRINA DINNAR PHOTOGRAPHY

CREATIVE TEAM

Photography: Trina Dinnar Photography

Officiant: Russell Kato Ramos (Groom’s uncle)

Venue: Harmony Hill Farm

Day of Coordinator: Tammy Hilchey, Owner of Harmony Hill Farm

Caterer: Rollie’s Catering

Wedding Cake: Bride’s Aunt

Desserts: Wicked Woopies

Bar Service: Bittersweet Bar Service

Hair & Makeup: Balayage Bride (Kyley Williams)

Florist: Eastern River Farm

DJ: Maine Made Weddings (Ryan Gavin)

Bride’s Attire: K&B Bridals and Tux

Bridesmaid’s Dresses: Azazie

Men’s Attire: Men’s Wearhouse

106 | www.realmaineweddings.com MAINE’S MIDCOAST & ISLANDS | FEATURED ELOPEMENT

All-inclusive, charming midcoast Maine wedding venue

We know how difficult and stressful it can be to pull together all the details for a wedding – venue, caterer, bar service, rentals and day of coordination! So we have put it all together for you. Additionally, we use our 14 years of experience to coordinate the myriad of details that go into a wedding so that you are able to spend time celebrating with family and friends. Close your eyes and imagine your wedding day in full swing, you are relaxed and enjoying the day because you chose The 1812 Farm to handle the details!

What does All-Inclusive at The 1812 Farm mean:

· Onsite catering and trained staff to set up, serve and cleanup

· Bar service with the addition of our vintage Airstream bar car

· Day of Coordination – timeline creation, coordination with your chosen photographer and dj

· Getting ready space for your use the entire day!

· Tables, upgraded cross back reception chairs and white ceremony chairs

· Beautifully set tables with our supplied china, silverware, glassware, tablecloths and napkins

Real Maine Weddings January 2023 | 107 1297 BRISTOL ROAD, BRISTOL, MAINE THE1812FARM.COM | (207) 563-6007
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PANTONE® 18-2043 Raspberry Sorbet PANTONE® 19-4052 Classic Blue THEIR PALETTE PANTONE® 13-1406 Cloud Pink PANTONE® 15-1530 Peach Pink
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DOWNEAST & ACADIA

THE DOWNEAST & ACADIA REGION IS FAMOUS FOR HOSTING WEDDINGS ALONG ITS ROCKY SHORELINE AND SCENIC HARBORS. WITH MOUNTAIN-TO-SEA VIEWS, THIS AREA OF MAINE GIVES COUPLES A BOLD LANDSCAPE TO CREATE THEIR DREAM WEDDING.

Approximate miles from DownEast & Acadia to Bangor 50; Portland 170; Boston 290; New York City 500; Montreal 400

Closest Airport

Hancock County - Bar Harbor Airport (KBHB) Bangor International Airport (BGR)

Places to get your marriage license

Ellsworth City Clerk | 1 City Hall Plaza | 207-669-6604

Bar Harbor Town Clerk | 93 Cottage Street | 207-288-4098

Machias Town Clerk | 7 Court Street, Suite 1 | 207-255-6621 x8683

Calais City Clerk | 11 Church Street | 207-454-2521 x1000

For more information

Maine Office of Tourism visitmaine.com | 888-624-6345

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Beka & John SCHOODIC POINT

110 | www.realmaineweddings.com DOWNEAST & ACADIA | FEATURED WEDDING
PHOTOGRAPHY BY 88 CLEMENTINE AN ELOPEMENT IN ACADIA
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TEAM Photography: 88 Clementine Officiant: Lynn Hunt, Vows by Lynn Florals: Cottage Flowers Hair: Echo Salon
CREATIVE
112 | www.realmaineweddings.com DOWNEAST & ACADIA | FEATURED WEDDING PANTONE® 17-2519 Gin Fizz PANTONE® 19-3942 Beacon Blue THEIR PALETTE PANTONE® 11-0507 Winter White PANTONE® 14-3205 Pirouette YOUR Mae Heymo AWAITS Let Dorr Properties show you what it means to be our guest. Choose from our beautiful oceanfront cottage, our new private island home, or our cozy, newly renovated coastal home. And find out how sweet a honeymoon right here in Maine can be. Visit dorrproperties.com

Katy & Owen

AN ISLAND ROMANCE

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CREATIVE

TEAM

Photography: 88 Clementine

Venue: Private residence

Catering: Clark Point Catering

Planner: Rachel Sisson, R.L. Sisson Events

Band: Violets for Your Furs

DJ: DJ ONoir

Florals: Molly Friedland, Little Red Flower Truck

Trees in the tent: Frost Farms

Hair and Makeup: Echo Salon

Jewelry: Sam Shaw (earrings), Caro-Gray Bosca (necklace)

Rentals: Wallace Events

Fireworks: Central Maine Pyrotechnics

114 | www.realmaineweddings.com DOWNEAST & ACADIA | FEATURED WEDDING
Real Maine Weddings January 2023 | 115 THEIR PALETTE PANTONE® 17-1545 Cranberry PANTONE® 19-4057 True Blue PANTONE® 19-2432 Raspberry Radiance PANTONE® 15-1262 Carrot Curl
116 | www.realmaineweddings.com Henry’s the Bridal Boutique & Formal Wear
31 Washington Street ~ Bangor Penobscot Plaza 207.947.0702 ~ 800.974.0702 www.bangorbridal.com online at realmaineweddings.com VIBEFind your Maine wedding
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THE MAINE HIGHLANDS

RIGHT IN THE CENTER OF MAINE, THE MAINE HIGHLANDS IS UNPARALLELED FOR ITS BEAUTY AND VARIETY. LOOKING FOR ADVENTURE, HISTORY AND CULTURE? THE MAINE HIGHLANDS OFFERS YOU THE IDEAL BACKDROP FOR YOUR AUTHENTIC MAINE WEDDING.

Approximate miles from DownEast & Acadia to Portland 175; Boston 290; New York City 500; Montreal 300

Closest Airport

Bangor International Airport (BGR)

Places to get your marriage license

| 73 Harlow Street | 207-992-4220

| 7 Minden Street | 207-695-2421

Lincoln Town Clerk | 29 Main Street | 794-3372

| 197 Penobscot Avenue | 723-7007

For more information

Maine Office of Tourism visitmaine.com | 888-624-6345

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Elaine & Sam CORINTH

MARRIED IN THE SUNSHINE

118 | www.realmaineweddings.com THE MAINE HIGHLANDS | FEATURED WEDDING

Photography:

Hair

Makeup:

Bride’s

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CREATIVE TEAM
Jenn Marie Photography
Puddledock Gathering Post
Moe’s Original BBQ
Frank’s Bakery
Bangor Floral
Venue:
Caterer:
Cake:
Florals:
Stylist: The Hairrm, Kayla Albright
Backwoods Artist by Kristen Crosby
& Groomsmen
Henry’s Bridal Boutique
Grooms
Attire: The
Attire: Grayce Bridal
120 | www.realmaineweddings.com THE MAINE HIGHLANDS | FEATURED WEDDING PANTONE® 16-1451 Nasturtium THEIR PALETTE PANTONE® 19-4052 Classic Blue PANTONE® 11-1408 Rosewater PANTONE® 12-5408 Moonlight Jade

AROOSTOOK COUNTY

AROOSTOOK COUNTY IS A FIVE-HOUR DRIVE NORTH OF PORTLAND AND IT IS, IN EVERY WAY, A WORLD APART. YOU’LL FIND BOTH UNTAMED FORESTS AND WIDE OPEN ROLLING HILLS TEEMING WITH BEAUTY. GET MARRIED AGAINST THE BACKDROP OF THE COUNTY’S POTATO AND CANOLA FIELDS AND FIND OUT WHAT MAKES AROOSTOOK WORTH THE DRIVE.

Approximate miles from Aroostook County to Bangor 150; Portland 275; Boston 400; New York City 600; Montreal 400

Closest Airports

Presque Isle International Airport (PQI) Bangor International Airport (BGR)

Places to get your marriage license

Houlton Town Office | 21 Water Street | 207-532-7111

Presque Isle City Clerk | 12 Second Street | 207-760-2720

Caribou City Clerk | 25 High Street | 207-493-3324 x207

For more information

Maine Office of Tourism visitmaine.com | 888-624-6345

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Maci & Justin

ROMANCE IN THE COUNTY

122 | www.realmaineweddings.com AROOSTOOK COUNTY | FEATURED WEDDING
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FORT FAIRFIELD

CREATIVE

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TEAM Photography: BrightWorks Photography Venue: Towle Knoll, Justin’s family home Reception Barn: Local Amish craftspeople Caterer: Governor’s Restaurant and Bakery Officiant: Justin’s brother, Jake Florist: Amy’s Flowers Engagement Ring and Wedding Rings: Quality Jewelers Attire: Henry’s Bridal Boutique (bride); Macy’s (groom) Alterations: The House of Koski
124 | www.realmaineweddings.com AROOSTOOK COUNTY | FEATURED WEDDING PANTONE® 18-5624 Shady Glade THEIR PALETTE PANTONE® 18-3943 Blue Iris PANTONE® 19-3943 Bellwether Blue PANTONE® 15-2215 Begonia Pink

BARNS

Arabella Estate Wedding Barn & Special Events

Come celebrate the happiest day of your life with us at Arabella Estate! Your three-day package includes the 5,000-SF barn, accommodations for up to 16, heated swimming pool, manicured grounds with flower gardens, and gas firepits. One-day and half-day packages also available. Tables, chairs, linens included.

766 Long Plains Road, Buxton 207-504-4101 • www.arabellaestate.com

Beech Hill Barn

Beech Hill Barn is a stunning post and beam event venue. The property also offers the Country House with pool, the Oak Grove with a mountain view for ceremonies, the Stone Patio for cocktail hour, the East Field for tents and games, and of course, the panoramic view of Maine countryside.

200 Beech Hill Rd, Pittston 207-458-4749 • www.beechhillbarn.com

Granite Ridge Estate & Barn

Built at the top of 1,000-foot high mountain, the estate lodge has panoramic mountain views from every room. It is surrounded by 200 private acres and sleeps 17.

127 Richards Way, Norway • 207-747-1212 www.graniteridgeestate.com

King’s Hill Inn & Barn

Looking for beauty, history, and elegance for your rustic wedding? We bet our beautiful barn is the perfect location for your celebration of love!

56 King Hill Road, South Paris 207-774-0204 • www.kingshillinn.com

SaltWater Fields Wedding & Event Barn

At SaltWater Fields Wedding & Event Barn, you won’t have to choose between a barn and the ocean — you can have both. We’re Maine’s exclusive destination event barn on the sea. Our oceanside barn, just 3.5 miles from Rockland, offers ample space for privacy and room for up to 200 guests.

299 St. George Road, South Thomaston 207-837-9192 • www.saltwaterfieldsweddingbarn.com

The 1812 Farm

Sweeping lawns and gardens, a glittering pond with fountain and an 18th century Maine barn, the stage is set for you and your guests and an unforgettable moment in time.

1297 Bristol Road, Bristol 207-563-6007 • www.the1812farm.com

BRIDAL STYLE

The Henry’s Bridal Boutique & Formal Wear

Our knowledgeable staff will assist you in finding the wedding gown of your dreams. We carry gowns to accommodate everyone’s budget, so you can realize your bridal dreams no matter what your budget. No appointment is necessary.

31 Washington Street, Bangor 207-947-0702 • www.bangorbridal.com

Wedding Angels Bridal Boutique

Opening January 2023!

Wedding gowns and mother of the bride/ groom dresses in an intimate boutique setting.

101-A York Street, Portland 207-956-7055 • www.weddingangels.com

CATERING / BAKERIES

Blue

Elephant Events and Catering

Blue Elephant offers one-of-a-kind wedding packages that guarantee that your wedding and reception will be the one that you have always dreamed of. 265 North Street, Saco • 207-281-3070 www.blueelephantcatering.com

Kitchen Chicks Catering

We are a full-service catering company, located in beautiful Kennebunk, Maine. At Kitchen Chicks Catering we offer fun, elegant food for every occasion. Delicious and beautiful food, impeccable service, and meticulous attention to detail. 41 Water Street, Kennebunk • 207-985-0252 www.kitchenchickscatering.com

Laura Cabot Catering

Laura Cabot Catering has been creating beautiful weddings and receptions for over 30 years. We begin by listening and then tailoring our clients’ needs and tastes to complement their special day. Call us today to see what 35 years of experience can bring to your special day! 207-832-6337 • www.lauracabotcatering.com

M.A.N.E. Catering

We pride ourselves on creating custom menus to satisfy every palate and individualize each event to meet your specific needs and desires within your budget. Sourcing locally grown and responsibility farmed fruit, vegetables, meats, and seafood, we bring you the very best Mother Nature has to offer. 207-747-0174 • www.manecatering.com

Stone Cove Catering

Just as there is no template for a standard party, we believe catering for your gathering is a very personal and unique choice! Together we will craft the event that reflects you — your story, your tastes, your distinctive style. P.O. Box 40, Bristol • 877-548-0095 www.stonecovecatering.com

The Bankery and Skowhegan Fleuriste

Our team at The Bankery and Skowhegan Fleuriste provides our wedding clientele with unparalleled expertise and creativity while executing their ideas from concept to completion. From “Yes!” to “I Do!”, we will walk you through everything from cake and pastry selections, flowers for the wedding party, wedding and reception, to the tuxedos. 87 Water Street, Skowhegan 207-474-BAKE (2253) • www.thebankery.com

CHEERS

Maine

Spirits

We believe that supporting locally distilled spirits is good for our economy and offers a positive contribution to the people who live and work in the state of Maine. We hope you’ll give these products a try and support the local entrepreneurs who help to fuel the Maine economy.

www.mainespirits.com

ENTERTAINMENT / BANDS / DJ

Double

Platinum Celebrations

Tell us all about your dream wedding. We know that every wedding is as special as the two people being joined in matrimony. We will work with you and your loved one to create a custom wedding package to suit your distinct needs. Weddings are what we do! We want you to relax and enjoy the day.

207-939-3761 • www.maineplatinumdj.com

Plush Music

Plush is comprised of ten musicians with over 100 years of combined experience in the wedding and events world. Putting that knowledge of the industry to work for you, Plush will help you plan every last detail in advance, so when the big day arrives, you have nothing else to do except sit back and enjoy the party! Whether large or small, let Plush make your wedding celebration or special event one you’ll always remember. 207-619-4148 • www.plushmusiclive.com

The Music Man DJ Service

When you celebrate, make it wonderful in every respect, starting with the entertainment. The Music Man DJ Service offers you something special: “Excellence.”

207-423-4859 • www.themusicmandjservice.com

EVENT DESIGNERS & WEDDING PLANNERS

Blue Elephant Events and Catering

Blue Elephant offers one-of-a-kind wedding packages that guarantee that your wedding and reception will be the one that you have always dreamed of. 265 North Street, Saco • 207-281-3070 www.blueelephantcatering.com

LA Blue Venue Brokers & Maine Venue Partners

Our mission is to connect our venues with clients and clients with venues looking for unique and inspiring spaces that engage and excite, and to partner with new and existing venues to help guide them through the eyes of a potential client and the eyes of a experienced vendor. We are an experienced team with a restless desire to collaborate, connect with, and explore event spaces throughout New England. 207-423-9622 • www.mainevenuepartners.com

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Maine Event Design & Decor

Maine Event Design and Decor is an event design company specializing in lighting and fabric designs based out of Brunswick. We join forces with you to custom create your unique style and vision. Maine Event takes event design off your shoulders but not out of your hands. 207-725-8895 • www.maineeventdecor.com

EVENT RENTALS & TENTS

A+ Party Rental

Providing A+ quality rental products at a fair market price, supported by experienced, courteous staff. 10 Washington Avenue, Scarborough 888-611-2999 www.apluspartyrentalme.com

One Stop Event Rentals

From casual seaside receptions to the most elegant celebrations, we love setting the stage for memorable Maine weddings.  262 Main Street, South Portland 207-767-5966 • www.onestopeventrentals.com

FLORISTS

The Bankery and Skowhegan Fleuriste

Our team at The Bankery and Skowhegan Fleuriste provides our wedding clientele with unparalleled expertise and creativity while executing their ideas from concept to completion. From “Yes!” to “I Do!” we will walk you through everything from cake and pastry selections, flowers for the wedding party, wedding and reception, to the tuxedos. 93 Water Street, Skowhegan 207-474-6256 • www.thebankery.com

Flowers by Hoboken

We want to help you make your wedding day beautiful; a visual experience like no other. Our creativity and attention to detail make all the difference. Our array of wedding services include exquisite bridal bouquets, bridal party flowers, beautiful floral arrangements, interior and exterior decoration and setup of ceremony and reception areas.

15 Tillson Avenue, Rockland 207-236-3023 • www.flowersbyhoboken.com

GIFTS

Coastal Kreatives

We help couples create a candle favor that represents the time of year and the theme of their weddings. Customized candle tags help create a thoughtful thank you or a small reminder of the special day, when guests light them at home. www.coastalkreatives.etsy.com

JEWELRY

Day’s Jewelers

including custom design, appraisals, and watch repair. www.daysjewelers.com

Maine:

600 Center Street, Auburn • 207-784-6766

4 Stephen King Drive #2, Augusta • 207-579-0499

930 Stillwater Avenue, Bangor • 207-990-0351

49 Topsham Fair Mall Rd, Topsham • 207-725-8559 415 Philbrook Avenue, S. Portland • 207-780-6052 80 Main Street, Waterville • 207-872-9025

New Hampshire: 66 March Avenue, Manchester • 603-641-8232 567 Amherst Street, Nashua • 603-324-5200

Peapod Jewelry

At Peapod Jewelry we offer unique personalized designs that celebrate and commemorate special events shared by family and friends. We offer your choice of Birthpearls® or semi-precious gemstone “peas” so that the design you select is uniquely yours. 40 US-1, Edgecomb 207-882-9500 • www.peapodjewelry.com

LOCAL EXPERTS

Bar Harbor Chamber of Commerce 2 Cottage Street, Bar Harbor • 207-288-5103 www.barharborinfo.com

Bath, Maine 15 Commercial Street, Bath 207-442-7291 • www.visitbath.com

Belfast Area Chamber of Commerce 14 Main Street, Belfast 207-338-5900 • www.belfastmaine.org

Bethel Chamber of Commerce 8 Station Place, Bethel 800-442-5826 • www.bethelmaine.com

Greater Bangor Convention & Visitors Bureau Bangor • 207-947-5205 • 800-91-MOOSE www.visitbangormaine.com

Greater Portland Convention & Visitors Bureau 1375 Congress Street, Portland • 207-772-4994 www.visitportland.com

Greater York Region Chamber of Commerce 1 Stonewall Lane, York • 207-363-4422 www.gatewaytomaine.org

Katahdin Area Chamber of Commerce 1029 Central Street, Millinocket • 207-723-4443 www.katahdinmaine.com

Kennebec Valley Chamber of Commerce 269 Western Avenue, Augusta 207-623-4559 • www.augustamaine.com

Kennebunkport Chamber of Commerce 16 Water Street, Kennebunk • 207-967-0857 www.gokennebunks.com

Lewiston Auburn Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce 415 Lisbon Street, Lewiston • 207-783-2249 www.androscoggincounty.com

Maine Wedding Association

The MWA produces comprehensive, professional bridal shows across the state. www.maineweddingassociation.com

Ogunquit Chamber of Commerce

36 Main Street, Ogunquit • 207-646-2939 www.ogunquit.org

Penobscot Bay Regional Chamber of Commerce

2 Public Landing, Camden • 207-236-4404

1 Park Drive, Rockland • 800-562-2529 www.mainedreamvacation.com

Rangeley Lakes Maine Chamber of Commerce 6 Park Road, Rangeley • 207-864-5571 800-MT-LAKES • www.rangeleymaine.com

OFFICIANTS

All In One Weddings

Officiants

& Packages

Our professional team of wedding officiants (Ministers & Notaries) will craft a beautiful ceremony for you — offering many unique options, readings, and traditions to choose from. Packages may include your flowers, cake, photos, video, DJ, honeymoon suite & more!

Affordable ceremonies for every budget!

Statewide • 207-504-4101 Mobile / Text Anytime! www.Allin1weddings.com

PHOTO BOOTHS

Maine to Boston Photo Booth Rental

Maine to Boston Photo Booth Rental has everything you need to make your event the most memorable it can be. You and your guests will be thrilled with the quality of product and professional service that is offered to you by Maine to Boston Photo Booth Rental. 207-205-2221 • www.m2bphotobooth.com

RECEPTION / EVENT CENTERS / REHEARSALS

Agora Grand Event Center

Your all-inclusive wedding venue rental comes complete with luxury amenities including an elegant chapel, a magnificent reception hall for small and large weddings alike, an exquisite balcony lounge to pamper you and your wedding party, and New England’s most unique honeymoon suite to share with your loved one.

220 Bates Street, Lewiston • 844-552-4672 www.agoragrand.com

Atlantic Oceanside Hotel & Conference Center

We provide a full range of wedding services including ceremony location, reception, dining, decor, and lodging for your guests.

119 Eden Street, Bar Harbor 207-288-5801 • www.barharbormainehotel.com

Crooked Steeple Hall

Diamond professionals since 1914, Day’s Jewelers offers many services in addition to our collection of jewelry and gifts,

Maine Office of Tourism 59 State House Station, Augusta 888-624-6345 • www.visitmaine.com

Nestled along Maine’s winding Penobscot River, Crooked Steeple Hall is a fixture in Winterport dating back to 1850. In 2019, it was thoughtfully and painstakingly renovated. It is poised to be a distinct wedding locale for couples seeking a one-of-a-kind experience.

176 Main Street, Winterport • 207-404-0548 www.crookedsteeplehall.com

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Dorr Properties

Let Dorr Properties show you what it means to be our guest. Choose from our beautiful oceanfront cottage, our new private island home, or our cozy, newly renovated coastal home. Close enough to Acadia and Bar Harbor but far enough away to get the coastal Maine feel without the tourist traps. Find out how sweet a honeymoon right here in Maine can be. 182 Bar Island Road, Milbridge 207-546-7488 • www.dorrproperties.com

Dockside Restaurant of York Harbor

Our lovely coastal York, Maine wedding venue has the most beautiful view of York Harbor and all its nautical activities. Our sprawling lawn to the ocean’s edge makes for the perfect ceremony spot, and we have everything onsite at our Maine resort to make your special day memorable. 22 Harris Island Road, York • 207-363-2722 www.dockside-restaurant.com

Loon Lodge

The perfect celebration begins with the perfect location — Rangeley Lake. The Rangeley Lakes Region offers so many things that you and your group can do as part of any event: snowmobiling, skiing, boating, hiking, ATV rides, swimming and shopping. We offer a function room and private dining room and our tent can accommodate functions for up to 175 people.

16 Pickford Road, Rangeley 207-864-LOON (5666) • www.loonlodgeme.com

New England Outdoor Center/Twin Pines Lakeside resort with breathtaking scenery; full-service custom weddings with lodging and catering. Indoor and outdoor event options are available. Open year-round. Destination wedding venue.

30 Twin Pines Road, Millinocket Lake 800-634-7238 • www.neoc.com

Nonantum Resort

Dedicated to providing our guests with the highest quality service, we assure that your wedding or vacation in Maine is everything you dreamed it would be. 95 Ocean Avenue, Kennebunkport 207-967-4050 • 888-205-1555 www.nonantumresort.com

Province Lake Golf

Sitting astride the Maine and New Hampshire border, the beautiful grounds of Province Lake Golf sit among majestic pine, birch and firs with a stunning view of the Ossipee Mountains, course and lake.

18 Mountain Road, Parsonsfield 207-793-9612 • www.provincelakegolf.com

Purpoodock Club

We have room to accommodate up to 140 people for a formal seated event and up to 200 for a non-seated event. Our flexibility allows for board or business meetings, luncheons or dinner parties, hearty hors d’oeuvres receptions, special occasion celebrations, holiday parties, wedding receptions and more.

300 Spurwink Ave, Cape Elizabeth 207-799-2273 • www.purpoodock.com

Stella’s on the Square

Stellas on the Square is a special events venue. We offer custom-made events and menus for a wide variety of special occasions. Room rentals available, private parties, office meetings

6 North High Street, Bridgton • 207-803-8402 www.facebook.com/stellasonthesquare

Sunday River

Whether you want to add custom touches to create a unique reception, plan a weekend packed with activities for your friends and family, or book an entire hotel to build a once-in-a-lifetime experience, we’ve done it all and are here to help. From intimate ceremonies to extravagant events and everything in between, our wedding coordination team, network of vendors, and chefs can make your dreams a reality. Speak with us today about your vision; we’re excited to start planning with you.

15 South Ridge Road, Newry • 207-824-5895 www.sundayriverweddings.com

The Bethel Inn Resort

Our renowned 200-acre resort, lawns and gardens, country elegance, welcoming staff, and multitude of locations for receptions and banquets set us apart from the ordinary choices available to you.

21 Broad Street, Bethel • 207-824-2175 800-654-0125 • www.bethelinn.com

RESERVE

Union Bluff Meeting House

The Union Bluff Meeting House is an oceanfront destination offering breathtaking views with a classic graciousness, both inside and out. We can make your event unique and memorable.

8 Beach Street, York Beach • 207-363-1333 www.unionbluff.com

Village by the Sea

Affordable and elegant wedding receptions. Large main ballroom. Outdoor ceremony site with gazebo. Wedding coordinator. Perfect resort for destination weddings. One- and two-bedroom suites and swimming pools.

1373 Post Road, Wells • 207-646-1100 www.wellsmaineweddings.com

Williston-Immanuel United Church

If you’re looking for a beautiful well-located ceremony venue, consider WIUC’s beautiful, historic Sanctuary. All couples are welcome at WIUC. The Sanctuary can seat about 250 comfortably. The Greenough Chapel is ideal for smaller gatherings (up to 80 people). We have a cloistered garden and walkway that many couples find perfect for photographs.

156 High Street, Portland 207-775-2301 ext. 301 • www.wiuc.org

We bring the fun!

Magic mirror, open air and enclosed photo booths available www.m2bphotobooth.com 207-205-2221

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TRANSPORTATION

Maine Limousine Service

Maine Limousine Service has been providing professional, luxury transportation for northern New England weddings since 1987. Our fleet includes limousines for 6-20 passengers, shuttles, black cars and a stunning 1962 British Bentley. Our experienced chauffeurs are sharply uniformed in black suits, and are at the service of the wedding party and/or guests they are escorting. Our traditional wedding service includes sparkling wine or cider, a red carpet, and a “Just Married” sign. We offer transportation for all aspects of your wedding, including bachelor/bachelorette parties, rehearsal dinners, photo shoots, after-parties and airport transfers. Arrive in style on your wedding day!  70 Pleasant Hill Road, Scarborough 207-883-0222 • www.mainelimo.com

Northeast Charter & Tour

We know that when you’re planning your big day, transportation is a key element to everything coming together. Our team is here to give you the solutions you need to ensure that everything goes smoothly. It’s important to us that your special day is glitch-free. 235 Goddard Road, Lewiston • 207-784-3159 www.northeastchartertour.com

VIDEOGRAPHY

Life in Focus

You want your story told with emotion. You want to cry all over again because you’re hearing those beautiful speeches once more. You want to relive your first dance with the love of your life. You want something beautiful that will make you smile, laugh, cry, be excited for your love story. Every time. 207-240-1113 • www.lifeinfocusweddings.com

WEDDING GARMENT CARE / DRY CLEANING / PRESERVATION

Pratt Abbott is Maine’s only local expert in wedding dress care. Unlike other vendors, we do all work in-house and never send your garments out of state. Services include: pre-wedding preparation (so you look perfect walking down the aisle), post-wedding cleaning (to remove soil and protect delicate fabrics), wedding dress preservation (to retain the beauty and value of your dress for generations). Choose Pratt Abbott for personal service, expert garment care, and outstanding results. 14 locations in Maine to serve you. 207-210-5127 • www.prattabbottwedding.com

WEDDING SHOWS/EVENTS

Bliss Wedding Show

March 11 & 12, 2023 at Thompson’s Point

Bliss is a curated boutique wedding show that engages couples to meet their vendor team in a relaxed and comfortable setting. Over 80 vendors will help you plan your special day. We will have a lounge to sit down in and relax, and the bar and food vendors will be open during the show hours. Each engaged couple will receive a special gift.

Saturday, March 11, 5pm-8pm • VIP Session

Sunday, March 12, 10am-12pm • VIP Session

Sunday, March 12, 11am-2pm • General Admission VIP Admission $25, or 2 for $40 • Swag bags for all VIP attendees and SPECIAL gift for each couple General Admission: $10 www.blissweddingsmaine.com

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