"I will love you forever; whatever happens. Till I die and after I die, and when I find my way out of the land of the dead, I'll drift about forever, all my atoms, till I find you again..."
"I'll be looking for you...every moment, every single moment. And when we do find each other again, we'll cling together so tight that nothing and no one'll ever tear us apart. Every atom of me and every atom of you...We'll live in birds and flowers and dragonflies and pin trees and in clouds and in those little specks of light you see floating in sunbeams...And when they use our atoms to make new lives, they won't just be able to take one, they'll have to take two, one of you and one of me, we'll be joined so tight..."
-from Philip Pullman "The Amber Spyglass"
i predict that weddings in 2014 will include some of these trends. the overall vibe for 2014 will be simple, effortless, comfortable, earthy and clean.
inside out cakes
simple wedding jewelry
bouquets with mostly one flower or color
simple silhouette wedding dresses
wood, rock, glass, and fibers: raw materials for wedding decor
creative wedding favors: handmade soaps, special teas, homemade jam
live bands will make a comeback
camp weddings will continue to be a big thing, especially here in maine
Look no further than this complete list of the best Maine wedding bands! Many of these come personally recommended by other Maine wedding vendors who I trust. Some are suggestions from friends. Some just sound cool!
- Time Pilots anything back in time (80s anyone?!)
- Wavelength you name it, they can do it
- The Bob Charest Band ceremonies to receptions and more!
- The Nikki Hunt Band all genres
- Sassafras Stomp high energy folk
- The Boneheads folks/rock/americana
- Colwell Brothers soul
- The Fogcutters BIG band!
- Cozmik Zombies kick ass rockabilly!
- Tony Boffa versatile - all genres
- Novel Jazz - jazz (didn't see that coming, did you?)
- The Chris Humphrey Big Band swing/jass/latin and more
- Retrospecticus all genres
- Jim Ciampi Band EVERYTHING!
- Velourosaurus rock
- The Awesome 80s music
- A Murder of Crows funk
- The Waiters all genres
- Standard Issue jazz
- Sly Chi funk
- High Spirits cosmic punk
- Edith and Bennett Band worksongs and old-time dance tunes
- Maine Street R&B Revue R&B
- The Big Chief Band anything you want
- Motor Booty Affair funk
- Billy Wylder ecclectic
- Alison Ames Band everything
- Tricky Britches bluegrass
- Delta Knights blues
- King Memphis rockabilly
- Every Other Sunday all styles especially rock/pop
- Wellfleet americana/classic rock/folk/you name it
- Mixology from Elvis to Beyonce
- Soul Benders soul
- Twisted Strings Band Celtic/traditional music on fiddle, guitar, and Irish bouzouki
- Milessongs every genre
Did I miss a band you know and love? Leave the name of the band in the comments below. thanks!
POSING WITH MY HUSBAND BEFORE HE WAS MY HUSBAND
by Beth Fitzgerald
Editor, The Maine Wedding Company
Brian and I worked for the East Valley Tribune in Arizona as newspaper photojournalist during the late 90's. We barely knew each other when a mutual friend and fellow photographer, Samantha, asked us to pose for a freelance job she was working on for a national photography magazine. Her assignment: Taking natural couples portraits.
What can you do? You're just wrapped up with a complete stranger! You're forced to let walls down. You're forced to laugh and smile. Your forced to gaze and breathe and connect in way that I can only explain as human.
Then it was over. Got the shots. Great. Everyone went off to other things — separately.
Now, I can remember my face feeling red and how bright it was that day. I remember Brian's white shirt. I remember thinking that the images were cute when Sam showed them to me just a few days later. She had done a nice job. But that's about it; nothing amazed me at the time.
It wasn't until Samantha brought out those same photographs out two years later that I really saw it. It was amazing. Brian and I were seriously dating by then and I saw it. I fit right under his arm perfectly. From my expression, I felt safe. I saw the look Brian that gives me when he thinks I am being adorable. I saw how I touch him in photos. I saw us— our connection.
Whoa! How we connected with each other before, not knowing each other, was the same way we connected with each other now that we were together. It was a shock to see.
I wish I had those photographs now. I don't. Brian and I have been married over 10 years and have daughter together. What would I be able to see now? Our bodies and faces have changed, but our connection has not.
this is a bit of a twist on the "things i'm loving" post in honor of thanksgiving. herewith my list:
my kitty cats - check them out on instagram (pretty much the only place i subject you to endless pics of my cats)
my little riverside town - damariscotta, maine, baby
my full time job - they allow me to take time off in the summer so i can perform weddings and match my 401k!
window inserts - non-sequitor
my mom's rutabaga casserole - this isn't my mom's recipe (or blog) but it's the best i could find
club med in cancun - it's where i met my husband almost 9 years ago
fun things to do in winter - or else i'd go insane
warm wool socks - trust me, if you live in maine you need like 50 pairs!
the lincoln county animal shelter - for taking care of all the pets who are looking for a home
what are you thankful for this year?