Today we’re talking with the talented wedding planner and designer Lindsey Norton of L. brook Events.  Continue reading to see our one-on-one interview with Lindsey to learn more about her beautiful business.

Photography by: Emily Delemeter 

L&L: Tell us a little bit about you & your business.

I am the founder and creative director of L. brook, a full-service wedding planning and event design company.  I have a background in Fine Arts and a passion for people.  I founded L. brook on the beliefs that weddings are important, should be meaningful, and are the foundation of a great marriage and life that is built on the joining of two families, and most importantly on love.  I approach working with couples in a warm, sensitive and thoughtful way, which is matched by my impeccable attention to detail and intuitive sense of design.  I am an unabashed romantic and optimist.  I was born in the South, but currently live in Falmouth, Maine, with my husband and English Springer Spaniel, Arlo. I seek and find inspiration from my environment and a variety of other places, but I am most inspired by my clients’ unique love stories.

L&L: Describe the range of services you offer.

I offer full-service wedding planning and event design services to couples.  This means that we are involved in the planning and design process as much as the couple needs and wants us to be.  Some couples want to be very involved and hands-on, while others are busy with work or grad school and leave a lot of the decisions and details to us.  We typically begin working with couples at the beginning of the planning process–when they are still searching for a venue or after they have just found one, and work with them every step and stage throughout the process until their wedding is over.  Vendor referrals and curation, tablescape design, budget and logistics management, and comprehensive event management are just a few of the services we provide our couples with.  While we love and specialize in weddings, we occasionally partner with other creatives on editorial or promotional shoots to provide creative direction and styling.

L&L: Can you give us a brief overview of how the planning process goes when couples come to you.

Our first priority is to learn as much as possible about our couples.  How did they meet?  What do they love to do together?  What are they passionate about?   What are their family and friends like?  All of these questions help us learn what their unique love story is and help us dream up ways to bring their story and vision to life while ensuring that their celebration is authentic, original, meaningful, and a seamless experience.

From there we gather inspiration and curate imagery to create mood boards and mock-ups, honing in on an event aesthetic and design.  Color palette creation, sourcing linens and rental items, dreaming up lighting designs and installations, sketching tablescape elements with whimsical and romantic florals, sourcing personally crafted paper goods, and thinking through every element that will define how their wedding looks and feels, is a sampling of how we carefully design, craft and select artful details that will cohesively bring our couple’s vision to life.

Once their design and vision is refined we hit the ground running to carefully bring all of the details together through intentional planning and execution.  We guide our couples throughout the entire planning process, which begins by thoughtfully curating the team of creatives that will bring their vision to life.  Then on their actual wedding day we are present to manage every detail of the day and coordinate with the entire team to ensure that their wedding unfolds seamlessly in the beautiful way that they imagined.

L&L: What is one thing you would say makes your business unique in the industry?

I truly believe that less is more and that quality is more impactful than quantity.  Because of this I work with a limited number of couples each season—no more than eight, to ensure that I am able to provide my clients with an unparalleled level of service and attention.  I will only schedule one wedding a weekend, and am present at every wedding.  In addition, this value carries out in our approach to wedding design; by curating thoughtful details that are layered, rich in meaning, and engage all of the senses, I am able to create an authentic experience for couples and their guests that is memorable, an experience that speaks to and tells their unique love story.

L&L: What are some of your favorite venues and vendors you enjoy working with in the area?

There are so many beautiful venues in this area, I love Marianmade Farm, Broadturn Farm, Black Point Inn, The Barn on Walnut Hill and Flanagan Farm, Trefethen- Evergreen on Peaks Island and 58 Fore, but I have been hoping to plan and design weddings at French’s Point, Chebeague Island Inn, Migis Lodge and Hidden Pond.  As far as favorite vendors, I love working with people and companies who are creative, passionate, and strive to provide couples with the same personalized and high level of service that I do.

L&L: How far in advance to couples usually book you for their wedding day?

Couples typically book me at the very beginning of their planning process, which is often 12-14 months before their desired wedding date.  However, we have worked with couples that have had only 5 months to plan their wedding.

L&L: How do most clients find you?

Clients find me in a variety of ways, either from recommendations from their friends, referrals from vendors that I have collaborated with in the past, or from online or print resources where my work has been featured.

L&L: What is the most memorable wedding you’ve worked at and why?

I am really lucky that I have worked with some amazing couples since starting my business.  Every wedding is memorable for different reasons.  My favorite weddings have been the ones where the couple infuses their wedding with different elements that are representative of their relationship, their background or even how they met.  I always love surprises at weddings too.  I had one wedding where the bride and groom wanted to surprise the mother of the bride with a live jazz band after the dinner part of their reception.  Where the wedding took place there was no cell phone service, so it was very hard to coordinate with the band for the surprise and also talk through a detailed timeline with the families without mentioning the band.  I was also nervous that band would not have the opportunity to set-up ahead of time because electricity at this venue was a concern.  However, everything went off without a hitch and the expression on the mother of the bride’s face–and all of the guests– when the band entered dinner blaring a trumpet and walking to the stage was a moment I will never forget, it was perfect!

L&L: How can couples get in touch with you?

To get in touch with me, couples can email me directly at Lindsey@lbrookevents.com

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  1. Love and Lobster
    Lindsey
    11/06/2015 at 10:09 am Permalink

    Thank you so much for featuring this, it is a great honor to share more about myself and business with one of my favorite blogs!

  2. Love and Lobster
    Kristin @ Reveriemade
    11/06/2015 at 11:39 am Permalink

    Loved this feature! Lindsey is a class act; so much talent, heart and couth. Thanks for sharing her heart with the world!