Rejuvenate ~~ Alda's sublimely beautiful frisky, rustically elegant or eleganty elegant Maine Weddings and celebration flowers of 2012. My 35th year pleasing more than 1000 happy Brides, Grooms and families~ humbly exquisite,tastefully unique, exhilarating auroral rainbows of magical, fragrant colors and divine whites. Share the love. ~ ~~ Freedom Florist, near Belfast and Maine Flower Girl Pearls®~~generosity and exceptional value. ~ ~ Bo's artisanal sparkling ambiance for laid-back up-scale days; By hiring both of us you'll end up having experienced something utterly special~~ Alda grows a treasure trove of best of day flowers~ wild flowers, vines, perennials, shrubs, fruit branches, ferns, mosses and tropicals; gardenias, hops, hydrangeas, roses, primroses, peonies, sweet peas, orchids and lilacs are specialties. Her long established local and distant floral sources and most talented helpers are simply tops. We love doing the roads "less traveled by"'. Ring 207-342-5796 or e-mail Alda Stich~ Bo Atkinson We do the entire State of this magnificent Maine... Mount Desert Island, North East Harbor, Blue Hill, Brooklin, Castine, French's Point, Belfast, Point Lookout, The Islands, Lincolnville, Camden Hills, Rockport, Rockland, St George, Cushing, Friendship, Waldoboro, Damariscotta, Christmas Cove, Boothbay Harbor, Southport, Freeport, Brunswick, Harpswell, Cape Elizabeth, Kennebunk, Kennebunkport, Wells, Naples, Sebago Lake, Rangeley, Old Town, Orono, and Bangor.
To book for 2013 and 2014
Our gardens will be on the Georges River Land Trust (It's Time for the Tour) Gardens in the Watershed Sunday July 14, 2013 10:00AM to 5:00 PM rain or (we hope!) shine For more information and to purchase ticket (207) 594-5166
Alda's Maine FlowerGirl® Pearls
All Saints by the Sea Episcopal Church~ Newagen Seaside Inn, Southport
Large silver bowls~ grey dusty miller edgings, whites, soft pinks, yellows, pale blues, lilacs and peach. Napkin sprigs~ fragrant white freesia
Orchid, calluna heather, white pine needle, pale blue belladonna delphinium and rose snowberry boutonnieres
Boat dock floral garland
Rustic jewel, All Saints by the Sea, Southport. Three pomander kissing balls, breeze worthy, later for tent
My serenely elegant Bride carried white bouquet with phalaenopsis orchids. Her Bridesmaids carried best of day, whites ~ summer asters, casa blanca lilies, hydrangeas, delphiniums, bella amaryllis, tuberoses, Japanese anemones, dahlias, lisianthus, roses and gooseneck loosestrife. Silver vases awaited.
Clip on pew ends. Vintage linen runner .
Maine black bears. Sweet Sensations cake.
Yale Bulldogs + Princeton Tiger crew
High banners. Bo Atkinson, lighting and trees.
The Samoset Resort, Rockport
The Bridesmaids carried flowers of red, burgundy, pink, lavender and purple with touches of white. In the mix~freesia, tuberose, rose, ranunculus, phlox, amaryllis bella, pincushions and lisianthus
Kissing ball pomanders~ pink hydrangea, veronica, celosia, spray roses, hypericum berries and lisianthus, later moved to seating table.
Garland later on the head table
My serenely elegant Bride carried a mostly all white bouquet~phalaenopsis orchids, hydrangea, sweet pepperbush, tuberoses, meadow rue, phlox, freesia, snapdragons, gooseneck loosestrife and pink ranunculus. The men wore phalaenopsis orchids.
Samoset ballroom ~some tables with low arrangements, some tables with tall
My mouth blown, Blenko crystal vases, centers floating orchids and callas, long tails, dancing amaranth; globe thistles on silver trays.
My style~ beautiful, abundant unique colors and fragrant flowers.When one live in a white world for almost half of the year, when the Wedding season starts, it's time for awesome beauty. I am grateful for my Bridal families and their guests for choosing Maine.
The Newman Center, University of Maine, Orono
Christening Day, baby welcoming celebration. Come home to Maine.
Celadon pots ~wild maiden hair ferns
Garlands best of day whites~ cosmos, snapdragons, candytuft, butterfly bush, phlox, queen Anne's lace, foxgloves, roses, and marble arch salvia.
( I have a notion that like returning spring song birds, if you marry in Maine, you will be drawn back to the wonderful aromas and gentle people that abound.)
Point Lookout Resort, Northport
Beach side rehearsal lobster bake~ rustic honeysuckle, tiger lilies, zinnias, nicotiana and Queen Anne's lace.
Top of the Summit, Point Lookout Resort, Northport
Large silver punch bowl ~ shades of white, orange, red and pink ~hollyhocks, gladiolas, casa blanca lilies, larkspurs and dahlias
Lace covered chuppah decorated with garlands of ruscus, hypericum berries, lilies, cymbidium orchids and "Red Sox" calla lilies. Baskets later moved to sides of band.
Pomander kissing ball chair ends ~hydrangea, callas, ranunculus and saponaria were fit for moose as well.
Boutonnieres~ red orchids, white pine, freesia, heather, hypericum berries, hydrangea and sweet peas.
Bridesmaids' bouquets with more color and feather wisps.
My serenely beautiful Bride and her Mom carried white bouquets with touches of color.
Rolling fog throughout the ceremony. At times, one could clearly see the entire Penobscot Bay.
Formally attired Summit. Half tables with signature light up moss topiaries; half with Blenko crystal vases. Vase mid section floated calla lilies and orchids.
A pair, tall silver candelabras for side tables~ tuberoses, ranunculus, hydrangea, primroses, love in a midst, jewels of opar and jasmine.
The tall arrangements set on silver trays with orchids had orange and red ranunculus, "Red Sox" red calla lilies, jasmine, hydrangea, long james storey orchids, crocosmia, and amaryllis bella.
Point Lookout's cake maker, Mark Vogt, created a splendid wedding cake; separated tiers with my fresh flowers.
Holy Family Catholic Church,Old Town ~Knights of Columbus Hall
My serenely elegant Bride carried an all white, best of day bouquet of peonies, gardenias, balloon flowers, love in a mist and roses.
Her Bridesmaids carried red poppy anemones, peonies, astilbe, dahlias, fare well to Spring godetia, candelabra primroses and fragrant rose geraniums.
A large basket of peonies was left for the Sunday service in this most beautiful, Old Town Holy Family church.
The long stemmed pew ends were placed in awaiting, tall clear rectangular vases at the Knights of Columbus hall.
Point Lookout Resort, Northport ~ perfect Thanksgiving with Wedding ceremony in front of glowing fireplace followed by silver candle light dinner for nine. Best of day white flowers and ferns set in antique Maine silver collection.
Rustic Elegance. Beautiful Camp Mataponi, Naples spectacular Sebago Lake. My Bride inspired me using Pinterest.
Wild flowers of the day were suspended by hemp twine. Blue mason jars with etherial pink Japanese anemones, love in a mist, blue lobelia, phlox, nicotiana, pee gee hydrangea, fairy candles cimicifuga and turquoise porcelain vine berries.
The flower boy, Corgi Pickles, sported a floral collar of Karl Lagerfeld pale fragrant sumptuous lavender roses, hydrangea, seeded eucalyptus and Cascade hops, bound with burlap ribbon.
Men's boutonnieres of white pine needles, thistle eryngium, Cascade hops and rose snowberries~ bound in fresh wild sphagnum moss and tied with burlap threads.
Small corsages of fresh gardenias, pink calluna heather, roses and snowberries for Grandma and sister. Moms carried small nosegays. Burlap ribbon tied all flowers.
Bridesmaids carried eryngium thistle, asters, turtleheads, delphiniums, tuberoses, scabiosa spheres, seeded eucalyptus, kiss me over the garden gate, roses, lisianthus, veronica and viburnum berries.
The Bride and her maids wore fragrant fresh hair flower gardenias in their hair.
The aisle was lined with the Brides collection of antique blue mason jars filled with best of the day wild flowers .
My serenely beautiful Bride carried eryngium thistles, Japanese anemones, lisianthus, garden asters, turtleheads, delphiniums, tuberoses, scabiosa spheres, seeded eucalyptus, kiss me over the garden gate, roses, veronica and blue viburnum berries.
Filled canoe with wonderful beer varieties, sphagnum moss, larch branches, ferns and ice.
The cocktail tables and rest rooms had antique blue mason jars filled with butterfly bush, snapdragons, turtleheads, veronica, kiss me over the garden gate, spray roses, eryngium thistles, viburnum berries and seeded eucalyptus.
Joined 8 foot tables with 40" burlap runners seated twelve.
Vivid blue hydrangeas, large antique Maine silver bowls and delphiniums, roses, summer amaryllis, eryngium thistles, kiss me over the garden gate, seeded eucalyptus and swirling emerald tasseled amaranths. Fragrant flowering apple mint sprigs for napkins.
Even dinner was decorated in a sumptuous wreath. Catering ~111 Maine .
The beautiful Wedding cake from the Bankery in Skowhegan~fern and thistle top and touches of globe amaranth and rose snowberries.
To book for 2013 and 2014