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Merrill House

Tucked away in the heart of Western Maine, Merrill House is a historic wedding destination unlike any other. This early American estate has evolved from a log cabin in 1791 to a sprawling homestead outfitted with impressive architecture, polished decor and amenities for the comfort of modern life.

Accommodations for up to 25 overnight guests are available, along with indoor reception space for 75 and outdoor celebration space for up to 200. With a variety of options, the Merrill House is able to host weddings ranging from intimate elopements to grand affairs. Newly appointed guest rooms, a luxe formal dining room, and sweeping lawn are just a few reasons why couples choose the Merrill House year after year.

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Siri Jones Photography

Siri Jones Photography is a documentary wedding photographer located in Somervilla, MA. Siri uses photography to tell a story, each image she captures is crafted to evoke emotion. From to happy ceremony tears to toast laughs, Siri will capture every special moment of your day in evocative photographs that will take you back to the moment every time you look at them.  As a nostalgic at heart, it’s no wonder why she was drawn to wedding photography! Siri works in Boston and beyond, bringing her personal and professional touch to each celebration she shoots.

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Are you planning a wedding in the Boston area? Visit Siri’s website to see more of her work!

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Meadowmere Resort

Located in the heart of picturesque Ogunquit, ME, Meadowmere Resort is the perfect place for couples and guests to enjoy a wedding weekend.

The hotel has a longstanding history as a sought after accommodations spot for couples tying the knot on the coast of Southern Maine. While the venue itself doesn’t typically host weddings, they are located a short distance from many top-tier venues in the area. When you stay at the Meadowmere Resort, you’ll enjoy the very best standard of New England hospitality. Sumptuous rooms, an outdoor pool, and award-winning health club and spa are just a few of the many perks this hotel has to offer. The resort also offers intimate elopement packages for couples wishing to tie the knot in a small ceremony by the sea.

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Watershed Floral

L&L: Tell us a little bit about you & your business.
Watershed Floral grew from many years working at Kennebec Flower Farm in Bowdoinham. Customers would comment on the bouquets I made for the farmers’ market and started asking if I did arrangements for weddings. At first, I said no. I worked full time as a teacher and the thought of being in charge of the flowers for someone’s big day seemed overwhelming. But then my friends started getting married, and I was the go-to flower gal. I grew my skills and my confidence, and after a few years decided to launch Watershed Floral. It grew slowly at first. I kept my teaching job and only did events during summer vacation. Three years ago I left teaching to focus on flowers. It’s been an exciting (and scary) adventure!

 L&L: Describe the range of services you offer.
I offer everything from a bridal bouquet & boutonniere for a small wedding or elopement to full scale – wedding party, ceremony, and reception.

 I also have a lot of unique vases and other props that are available to rent as part of a floral package.

 L&L: What are some of your favorite venues and vendors you enjoy working with in the area?
 There are so many wonderful places in Maine to get married and so many talented vendors. Too hard to choose!

 L&L: How far in advance do couples usually book you for their wedding day?
There is huge variation in this. Ranging from summer of next year, to weddings for this fall. Most people are somewhere in between.

 L&L: How do most clients find you?
Word of mouth. Most clients come to me because another vendor or former client sent them my way. Also features on blogs really great!

 L&L: What is the most memorable wedding you’ve worked at and why?
This is a very difficult question. Each one is so unique. And I have favorites for different reasons. Some weddings are memorable because I had a personal connection to the bride & groom. My sister’s best friend got married last summer and I did the flowers for that wedding. It was special to me because I had known most of the bridal party since childhood. I had two weddings last year, one at The Barn at Walnut Hill and the other at Newagen Inn, that incorporated a lot of plants, which as a former farmer and avid gardener was really fun for me!

 L&L: How can couples get in touch with you?
The best way is through the contact form on my website. This allows me to collect some preliminary information about the event. Email is good too – sarah@watershedfloral.com.

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Maine Lakeside Cabins & Events

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! info@mainelakesidecabins.com or toll free 1-855-528-3441

 

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Maine Snapshot Studio

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.

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