April 28 • 2017
April 27 • 2017
L&L: Tell us a little bit about you & your business.
Maine Lakeside Cabins & Events is a full-service venue located directly on Wyman Lake in Kennebec Valley. Our venue can host up to 250 guests and onsite accommodations can house 100 guests. Featuring a lodge, barn, and large lake-front lawn area for ceremony and reception, customizable packages are available to make the most of your destination event.
L&L: Describe the range of services you offer.
Range of services includes catering, bar service, officiating, coordination & design, set up, accommodations, and so much more..
L&L: What is one thing you would say makes your business unique in the industry?
As owners, we bought this place for others to enjoy the area and facilities as much as we do. We are flexible, laid back, and extremely accommodating to our guests needs and requests. The services available at our resort are full-amenity, while at the same time, affordable.
L&L: How far in advance do couples usually book you for their wedding day?
We are booking a year out as of right now.
L&L: How do most clients find you?
Word of mouth has been great, Facebook, various wedding websites.
L&L: How can couples get in touch with you?
Email or call! email@example.com or toll free 1-855-528-3441
April 24 • 2017
Hello gorgeous! This Bristol, ME wedding from dream team, Hailey & Joel Photography, is simply stunning. Beth and Noah’s special day was full of personal touches and plenty of coastal charm.
Beth and Noah met at the iconic Pemaquid Point Lighthouse for their First Look. The combination of ocean views, sunshine and their infectious smiles resulted in some truly breathtaking shots. Back at The Bradley Inn, the lovebirds became “Mr. and Mrs.” and led the party to the nearby Contented Sole. We love how the couple dressed up the venue with bold jewel tones, echoing the bridesmaids’ bespoke gowns and statement-making bouquets.
Photography: Hailey & Joel Photography
Venue: The Contented Sole
Floral Design: Blue Cloud Farm
Gown: Nicole Miller
Hair & Makeup: Emili Beaulieu
Entertainment: Adam’s Mobile DJ Service & Sound
Sweets: The Cupboard Cafe
Ceremony Site: The Bradley Inn
First Look Location: Pemaquid Point Lighthouse
April 21 • 2017
April 20 • 2017
L&L: Tell us a little about the Maine Snapshot Studio.
SNAPSHOT: Maine Snapshot Studio is a portable digital self-portrait studio that provides a fun, memorable experience for wedding receptions, corporate event and private functions. The studio is 7′ tall, 6′ wide and 5′ deep when assembled and includes all the necessary accessories including a camera, remote control and a human attendant to ensure everything operates smoothly. Images taken are posted online to a password-protected online gallery for viewing and ordering prints two weeks after the event. Clients also receive a disc of high resolution images with a personal use license agreement.
L&L: What packages do you offer?
SNAPSHOT: Pricing is broken down into three categories: Wedding Pricing: $895 for 4 hours, including disc of images. Corporate Pricing: $495 for 2 hours, including disc of images. Private Event Pricing: $350 for 2 hours, including disc of images. Tho based in Portland, we do travel to outside areas for an additional fee.
L&L: Adding a photo booth can seem like a splurge for some couple’s budgets. How would you reply to this statement?
SNAPSHOT: We agree which is why the pricing for this particular booth is so affordable compared to the more traditional photo booths with the curtain that only output a strip of thumbnail photographs. Furthermore, the quality of the images captured in the Maine Snapshot Studio are toned to a rich black and white, instant favorites among guests and inexpensive enlargement gift options.
L&L: Some people can be a little camera shy. What do you suggest people can do to loosen up for their photo booth debut?
SNAPSHOT: Maine Snapshot Studio is a wee bit addictive. Sure, your first time in may be a little awkward, but as soon as you get the rhythm (point the remote at the camera until you see the red light, then wait 3 seconds for the flash to fire), a drink or two and a few friends alongside you, the creativity will begin to flow! We don’t bring props with us, but you are more than welcome to supply your own according to you event’s theme or season as you see fit. It’s an activity guests of all ages can appreciate and have fun with, and everyone enjoys the instant gratification of taking a peek at the preview to see how their self-portrait turned out.
L&L: Every person seems to have a gorgeous glow in your photographs. How do you do it?
SNAPSHOT: We know! We hear this all the time. The high key look of the portrait smooths out blemishes and highlights key features. No concealer needed here.
L&L: How far in advance should a couple book for their wedding day or corporate event?
SNAPSHOT: We recommend booking the booth, which requires a 50% deposit, just as soon as you decide you must have it at your wedding or event. As we only currently have one booth, once someone else snatches it up, unfortunately you’re out of luck.
L&L: How do most of your clients find you?
SNAPSHOT: Maine Snapshot Studio is rented through emilie inc. photography. Wedding couples can add the booth to their wedding day package if they like. We have also booked the booth for clients outside our studio and simply through word of mouth for corporate and private events.
L&L: Thank you for giving us an inside peek into Maine Snapshot Studio. If readers want to get in touch with you to inquire about your availability, what is the best way for them to reach you?
SNAPSHOT: Please contact emilie inc., at 207.272.2285 or go to mainesnapshotstudio.com for more information.
April 18 • 2017
Get your party pants on ladies! It’s time to celebrate the bride-to-be in your life. Take inspiration from what makes your bestie unique to create a perfectly personal theme that she’ll never forget.
DIY Bouquet Bar
Bake your cake, and eat it too! Cooking lesson showers are on the rise. We love how this theme combines guest activities and dining into one ball of delicious fun. [Photo: Hallie Duesenberg via Favors and Flowers]
This one goes out to all the laid back ladies! Host a backyard barbecue or picnic stocked with the bride’s favorite food. She’ll love the casual vibe and personal touches. [Photo: Sara Ford Photography via My Wedding]
Make Your Own Mimosas
Take A Hike
Wilderness enthusiasts will love a shower in the great outdoors. Overnight camping is a great choice for intimate groups, while an afternoon hike or evening s’mores roast is a great for a longer guest list.
[Photo: Little Ivy Design via Etsy]
Photo Booth Fun
Games are a staple at bridal showers. Select a line up of old favorites and new twists to keep guests laughing all evening. [Photo: Martha Stewart Weddings]
Nothing says, “Let’s party!” like a little black dress. An LBD theme–with the bride in her Little White Dress–is perfect for a formal, yet fun soiree. [Photo: Lavender & Twine via Green Wedding Shoes]