I was pleased to have both of my daughters, their families, and a close friend attend Thanksgiving dinner at our home in Alna this year. With the excitement of a table full of guests, plus two little ones at the kids’ table, I crafted a larger scale fall arrangement for the dining room table. My grandchildren helped me forage for some filler leaves and branches that morning and the pops of color come from some of my favorite fall blooms. When I have the chance to do so, I’m always reminded of how fulfilling it is to design for oneself!
I am so excited to be sharing some tips on arranging flowers for the holidays on my daughter’s lifestyle blog, Map & Menu. Click here to read the post and see some of the arrangements I’ve created for the past few holidays.
Lindsay and Mike were married on the most beautiful July day at Marianmade Farm this summer and I am thrilled to be able to share these stunning photos from Vermont-based photographer, Christina Bernales. This wedding was surely a highlight of my 2017 season – not only are Lindsay and Mike a wonderfully sweet couple, their vision for a colorful, romantic wedding on a lavender farm was spot-on! I think Christina did a truly remarkable job capturing the day in all its beauty and I cannot thank her enough for sharing her talents.
Photography: Christina Bernales. Floral Design: Michelle Peele Floral. Venue: Marianmade Farm. Event Planning: Purple Orchid Events. Catering: Trillium Caterers. Rentals: One Stop Event Rentals.
Maeve & Kent were married at Marianmade Farm on a beautiful, warm September day. I loved working with their early fall color palette which even allowed me to use hardy fall vegetables throughout the florals. Maeve & Kent were an incredibly kind couple to work with and gathered a fantastic team, including my daughter, Meredith Perdue, Wendy of Dragonfly Services, and the tasty Damariscotta River Grill restaurant.
A special thanks to Meredith for the lovely photos below!
Wedding season begins for me tomorrow, so I thought I would share a few highlights from a June wedding last year that is near and dear to my heart – Kelly & Devin’s Marianmade Farm Wedding. These two were a dream to work with, from start to finish, and they made my day by coming out to Alna to take photos in the lupine fields behind our home! The lupine will soon be blooming and I know that every time I look out over those purple fields, I will always think of this wonderful couple.
A special thanks to Henry + Mac for sharing their amazingly beautiful photos and another great big thank you to Sarah of Daisies & Pearls and Trillium Caterers – working alongside vendors such as these makes my job so much more enjoyable!
Photography: Henry + Mac. Floral Desig: Michelle Peele Floral. Planning, Design, and Coordination: DAISIES & PEARLS. Wedding Venu: Marianmade Farm. Catering: Trillium Caterers. Music: DJ Jon. Beauty: Ariel Johnson. Rentals: One Stop Event Rentals and A Family Affair. Paper Goods: Twinkle & Toast. Transportation: Country Coach Charters.
I am so excited to share the links to our farmhouse vacation rental here on our property in Alna. Over the last year of owning our home on the Sheepscot River, we have loved sharing this farmhouse, just up the hill from our own residence, with family and friends, vacationing in Maine. We look forward to sharing this unique property with travelers from all over now, thanks to our vacation rental team at Turnkey.
Please have a look at our listings on VRBO, Home Away, and Turnkey for many more photos and information about the property.
It was a near impossible task to pick only a handful of Henry + Mac’s vibrant, light-filled photographs for this blog post. Adrea & Raghu’s Marianmade Farm wedding this past summer was a treat for all of us involved. The details, planned perfectly by Sarah of Daisies & Pearls, the blending of cultural traditions, and the moments captured by so wonderfully by Henry + Mac made this wedding a highlight of my 2016 wedding season. I hope you enjoy the selection photos from this lively, festive celebration!
Photography: Henry + Mac. Planning, Design, and Coordination: DAISIES & PEARLS.Floral Design: Michelle Peele Floral. Ceremony + Reception Venue: Marianmade Farm. Catering, Bartending, and Dessert: Dandelion Catering. Ceremony & Cocktail Music: Shaadi Ki Shehnai. Reception Music: Beat Train. Beauty: Hair That Moves and Amanda McCarthy. Henna: Henna Cafe. Rentals: One Stop Event Rentals. Paper Goods: Printerette Press via Gus & Ruby Letterpress. Transportation: Country Coach Charters.