When you start down the winding driveway onto the Marianmade Farm in Wiscasset, Maine, you feel like you've just been given a big hug. The hillside, covered in lavender bushes neatly trimmed into round humps, slopes down to the Sheepscot River. Dried lavender hangs everywhere: the barn, the bathrooms, the cottage, which means the air smells like heaven (full disclosure: lavender is my favorite scent!). I'm not exaggerating, this barn venue, tucked away along the banks of the Sheepscot River, is a special, special place. And so it was the perfect place for Karissa and John to get married!
In the midst of the most gorgeous Indian summer in late September, with temps in the high 70s, Karissa, John and 12 of their dearest friends formed a band of love at the bottom of the grassy field. The barn, totally decked out in gold (!) utensils, antique bottles, and the most gorgeous flowers, welcomed their guests. I could go on and on about the perfection of the this wedding. I must say, it was the BEST way for me to bring my 2014 wedding season to a close. A big thanks and congratulations to the happy couple!
All photos by A Sweet Start.