nautical maine home goods

last week i had the pleasure of attending an open house at uptown studio in rockland, maine. what a great store. it's owned by tori, who is an artist. her store is almost more like a gallery really. she has fantastic nautical inspired home goods: table clothes, aprons, linen napkins, tote bags, and more. her goods would be perfect gifts for the special people in your wedding. or, if you're attending a maine wedding, they would make perfect gifts for newlyweds.   

Original Designs · Maine Made · Local, Modern & Vintage Inspired...Expect the Unexpected

more bailey island maine | a maine wedding officiant

i just love these photos. seeing them bring me back to Vanessa and Brenden's Bailey Island Library Hall wedding. I really felt connected to these two. They are old souls with a mature love that anyone in their presence can feel. Lexi from Lexi & Matt Photography (previously Walla Photography) took these and did a fantastic job. Thanks for sharing them, Lexi! 

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best of 2012

if you're on facebook you might have recently seen how they gave you a "see your 2012 year in review." well i've decided to give you a "see a sweet start's 2012 in review." i've had the most amazing year. it was my first full year of performing weddings and i can't say enough how i feel like i've found my calling. i feel so lucky to have found something that is so rewarding. i want to give a huge shout out to all my clients and say hello to some new ones who'll i'll be working with next year!

here are some of my favorite moments from 2012. 

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vlog: meet a sweet start

here's my first go at a vlog post. this was so much fun to do, i'll definitely be doing more in the future! 

in this 3 minute video i introduce myself and talk a little bit about how i got started in the wedding industry and specifically as a maine wedding officiant. i was a little nervous and i say "um" a LOT! anyway, i hope you like it, let me know what you think.


Meet Maria Northcott of A Sweet Start from a sweet start on Vimeo.