This beautiful video comes to us from the amazing team at Novae Film and Photo. This pre-wedding wedding shoot was such a pleasure to design and work on and Erik and Brant were fabulous fun!
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Its almost March on a Maine micro flower farm. Seed starting begins soon, the sun is staying out a little later, and spring is finally starting to feel tangible again. For now, though, I am still stuck inside most days, watching my duck flock out the window, having questionably in-depth conversations with my cat, experimenting with sourdough recipes and basically just drumming my fingers until this snow melts away. As cabin fever starts to really get the best of me, I am reminded of how everyone keeps telling me to blog, so I guess now is as good a time to start as any!
Let’s begin with, How I Became a Farmer Florist, or more aptly, That Time I Bought a House and Never Wanted to Leave:
Several years ago my husband and I moved to Maine from Thailand because we were looking to establish a more permanent home-base for our nomadic, SCUBA-bum lifestyle (more on that later). Our intention was to buy a small house, get “nesting” out of the way, and then resume our life of weird experiences, delicious street food and diving with manta rays.
Only a few weeks into our property search, on a whim, I convinced our real estate agent to let me check out a house that was not at all in our budget and the complete opposite of what we were looking for; namely a nice, small, maintenance free, low mortgage payment! But one of my favorite things has always been snooping through new spaces, so we looked, just for fun!
Long story short, we now call that house, which was not in our budget and the complete opposite of what we were looking for, home!
Due to some unforeseen factors, it turned out to be not as out-of-our-budget as we initially thought. As fate would have it, we suddenly found ourselves the proud, slightly bewildered (and mildly terrified) owners of an adorable 1816 farmhouse, 30 acres of woodland and a lawn that is unimaginably expensive to mow.
This was all a bit overwhelming and definitely a change of pace from what we were used to. My husband, who is British, hadn’t lived in the “first world” for any significant length of time in almost two decades and I had only fleetingly tried my hand at “real life” some years earlier in Seattle. Our comfort zone tends to be any environment in which we are totally unfamiliar, so I guess in that respect, homeownership actually kind of fit the bill!
But what happens when you are in search of a starter home and instead end up with something kind of akin to your dream? You never want to leave, that’s what! Also, side note, the vision you once had of your “dream home” suddenly changes drastically and you begin to have delusions of Martha Stewart level grandeur, conversely, home repairs are no joke… but those are stories for another time!
And so, in a quest to never leave the property, but also not end up delinquent on a mortgage payment, I dug up the back yard and a flower “farm” was born!
And that’s pretty much how it happened…
Today Green Wedding Shoes featured this beautiful Maine wedding inspiration shot by Katelyn Mallett Photography at Granite State Alpaca Farm in New Hampshire!
Rachel and Joe got married on the most beautifully foggy day at Gray Haven’s Inn in Georgetown, Maine and here are the photos from Jill Hoyle Photography to prove it!
Check out Maureen and Anthony’s beautiful seaside wedding shot by Time Correira Photography!
We are so excited to have been a part of this special day! Valerie put a lot of thought and effort into executing the perfect wedding look and we were honored that she chose us to take care of her flowers! We were especially excited about how much she loved her wild and wonderful artichoke bouquet! And we couldn’t be more happy to receive such beautiful photos form the talented Jess Woodhouse! Check out a little sneak peek below!
How absolutely adorable are these two?
photos by Emily MacCabe Photography!
Check out these beautiful photographs by Katelyn Mallett Photography of Hope and Christopher’s gorgeous Grey Haven’s Inn wedding. It was a beautiful sunny day full of smiles and laughter!
And here are the photographs from our late winter Wonderland shoot! Give it up for dark wedding dresses, mushrooms in your bouquets and bunnies!
Its January and that means that this years issue of Southern New England Weddings is going to be out on shelves soon! This year we had the pleasure of taking part in one of their editorial shoots designed by Cristen & Co. Events and shot by Move Mountains Co. at Tops'l Farm in Waldoboro Maine!
Nettie and Jackman look amazing in their woodland boho wedding shoot!!!! Flowers foraged from the land!
We just got these photos back from Katelyn Mallett Photography who we collaborated with this past October. This gorgeous shoot took place on the most perfect autumn day and we think its came out amazingly! Thanks to The Bar Association, Little Ivy Paper Goods, Bubbe and Bestemore, Landry's Confections, Reel Maine videographers, AE Ceramics, Steindry and all who helped bring this thing together!
We are happy to share some lovely photos from Revolution Summer Photography of this gorgeous October wedding we had the pleasure of preparing flowers for! It was a beautiful day wit ha beautiful couple and some super adorable flowers!
We recently worked on this GORGEOUS video with a bunch of our nearest and dearest Maine wedding vendors! Check them all out, there is some incredible talent going on here! And isn't this video just fantastic! Bring on the dark flowers and unusual wedding ideas! We love this!
Tis the season for bold colors, browns, reds, orange! Loving the autumn Maine wedding season so far!
We had the pleasure of doing flowers for this gorgeous coastal wedding earlier this month at Grey Havens Inn in Georgetown, Maine. The day was perfect, the flowers were amazing, the bride was radiant and photographer Cait Bourgault of Cait Bourgault Photography, www.caitbourgaultphotography.com, captured these fantastic photos! Check out her website to see more!
Its been a slow growing summer for lots of farmers here in Maine, but finally things are starting to pop, the garden's are colorful and the weddings are beautiful!