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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

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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The Perfect Plan 

When it comes to weddings, The Perfect Plan’s mission is to create a stress-free planning experience that results in perfectly executed celebrations catered to meet each couple’s unique vision.

The Perfect Plan is a Massachusetts-based special events company that brings weddings and events to life across Greater New England. Senior Wedding Director, Connie Nye Clark, has years of experience under her belt. She brings passion and professionalism to every wedding she coordinates with sharp attention to detail and a savvy skill set. Connie and her team provide a bevy of customizable services, including budget management, event design, vendor selection, lodging assistance, guest hospitality, day-of management and so much more.

To learn more about The Perfect Plan or get in touch with inquiries visit their websitecall 508-280-0206 or email cncplanner@gmail.com.

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Today we’re looking back on a chat with local transportation experts, Maine Limousine Service.

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

Maine Limousine Service features an impressive fleet of immaculate vehicles driven by a staff of experienced, professional chauffeurs. The company has provided luxury wedding transportation for northern New England since 1987. Teale and Kim took over operations in 2007 and have focused on building the fleet, as well as the staff, to ensure our clients receive the best private car service possible. Our fleet of 25 vehicles includes sedans, SUVs, passenger vans, town car limousines, a Lincoln Navigator limousine, a party bus and our beloved 1962 classic Bentley.

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

Our traditional wedding service includes a trained, experienced chauffeur, red carpet service, “Just Married” signage and complementary champagne (or sparkling cider) for a celebratory toast. Our chauffeurs are dressed in a white shirt, black suit and tie with a black chauffeurs cap. They will assist you and your party as needed and collaborate with other wedding vendors to ensure your big day flows smoothly.

In addition to wedding day transportation, we are able to provide service leading up to the “I do” including for bachelor/bachelorette parties, the rehearsal dinner, guest shuttles, car service for guests traveling to attend your wedding and sightseeing tours for those guest who may make a vacation in Maine surrounding your special day. We can also provide transportation to/from all regional airports for your honeymoon.

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

There are many things that make our service unique, including the maintenance of our vehicles and the quality of service our clients receive. We have a full-time auto technician and detailer, in addition to a talented office staff and team of chauffeurs who have worked in private transportation for decades with all their years combined, all of whom take pride in the work we do. There is a manager on duty available by phone 24 hours per day, 7 days a week, so no one is ever left without support, even late on a Saturday night. Our fleet offering is also one of the most diverse in the area.

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

Many wedding planning guides will tell you to book transportation within two months of your wedding day. We’ll tell you, if there is a vehicle you have your heart set on, book as soon as possible. While we have four super stretch limousines in our fleet, we only have one Lincoln Navigator stretch, one party bus and, most of all, one Bentley. If you need our larger capacity limos or are in love with the Bentley, call us as soon as you have the wedding date determined to ensure the vehicle you want is available for you.

L&L: How do most clients find you?

Most people find us online at mainelimo.com or wedding directories, or are referred to us by another of their vendors. We also attend a number of wedding shows through the fall and winter, which is where many brides and grooms get the chance to learn more about our service.

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

Couples may reach us by calling 207-883-0222 or emailing reservations@mainelimo.com. Couples can also connect with us on Facebook or via Twitter, Instagram or Pinterest @mainelimousine. We always welcome couples to come visit our offices and see our fleet to help them best determine which vehicle would work best for the service they need.

Also, if you are planning a Friday or Saturday wedding in May, keep in mind that many limousines are booked for proms on those dates, so it’s a good idea to reserve your transportation at least six months in advance. Limousines are also in higher demand on holiday weekends, so it’s a good idea to book early in those cases, as well.

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