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I'm Baaaack! AW with PIP

Hey girls!  I'm back from Maine!

FI and I had an AWESOME trip.  We went up to the venue.  It's GORGEOUS...completely and totally perfect.  They let us stay on the property, overnight, for FREE.  We had sexy time.  It was nice.

Then we met up with our caterer for dinner and drinks.  We discussed our food budget and we came up with some potential menus.  She's also letting us handle our own bar & bring out own liquor...which will save us THOUSANDS!

So, FI and I are going to crunch some numbers tonight...but we're 99.99999% sure this is THE place.  I'm probably going to email the property manager and have him draft a contract and send in a deposit within the next 48 hours.

And then, on our way back, FI and I hit the Kittery Outlets.  And I got cute clothes on sale at Banana Republic.

What's been new around these parts???

Here are the pics!

This is the bedroom in our cabin for the weekend of the wedding!


The living room in the couple's cabin:

The lobby/entrance of the venue:


The dance floor:


Me on the left wing of the porch of the venue:




The covered (optional) porch of the venue.  I love the ceiling lights!



The view from the porch...also known as "the money shot":


View of the venue from the grass:



I'll walk down the stone steps and onto my grass aisle!

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    lunarsongbirdlunarsongbird member
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    What's on the menu, hm?

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    edited December 2011
    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/special-topic-wedding-boards_not-engaged-yet_im-baaaack?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Special%20Topic%20Wedding%20BoardsForum:136Discussion:e5879090-68cf-40dc-8874-415f568bb64bPost:632b62b5-91e1-4d36-b4e5-a555670c7f05">Re: I'm Baaaack!</a>:
    [QUOTE]What's on the menu, hm?
    Posted by lunarsongbird[/QUOTE]

    <div>Butler passed and stationary hors d'oerves, which include mini lobster rolls!  All of the food will be locally grown, sustainable, and organic...because I'm granola like that.</div><div>
    </div><div>There will be a regular salad and a caprese salad, using several different colors of tomatoes.  The main course will be an option of haddock, pork loin with apple chutney, or squash (or mushroom, we're not sure) ravioli.</div><div>
    </div><div>There will also be veggie sides and a starch, probably mashed potatoes.</div><div>
    </div><div>And lots of bread...and coffee/tea with dessert.</div><div>
    </div><div>And we're not sure about the cake yet, except that it will be buttercream.  :)</div>
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    becunning2becunning2 member
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    edited December 2011
    That's quite the table!  I love that you're going all granola, very neat!  I'm glad it's looking pretty positive for your venue!

    ...and let me have some of your buttercream cake.  Especially if it's chocolate.
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    jorja86jorja86 member
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    edited December 2011
    Beautiful! What part of Maine? (you can give me a general area...but I promise I won't crash your wedding). I grew up spending summers in the Camden/Lincolnville area, and I still have lots of family up there. I LOVE Maine. I've actually been to a bunch of cousins weddings up there, and they were all amazing.
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    calindicalindi member
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    Gorgeous and SO perfect!

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    edited December 2011
    Wow the place is gorgeous.  The menu sounds great!  It will be gorgeous!

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    edited December 2011
    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/special-topic-wedding-boards_not-engaged-yet_im-baaaack?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Special%20Topic%20Wedding%20BoardsForum:136Discussion:e5879090-68cf-40dc-8874-415f568bb64bPost:26814e11-ffd5-469f-bb5a-0d9e5cb35575">Re: I'm Baaaack! AW with PIP</a>:
    [QUOTE]Beautiful! What part of Maine? (you can give me a general area...but I promise I won't crash your wedding). I grew up spending summers in the Camden/Lincolnville area, and I still have lots of family up there. I LOVE Maine. I've actually been to a bunch of cousins weddings up there, and they were all amazing.
    Posted by jorja86[/QUOTE]

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    </div><div>That's insane...this place is in Lincolnville.  Squeee!</div>
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    peekaboo2011peekaboo2011 member
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    edited December 2011
    I love it!!!!  We actually talked about Maine - my BFF offered up her family's property for us on the beach up there.  

    And...om nom nom nom.  Your menu sounds delicious!!!!!
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    marleylikeairmarleylikeair member
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    edited December 2011
    ZOMG Shoes. I am sooooo crashing your wedding. Those pics are beautiful, and the food sounds fantastic. I'm so happy to see you two moving forward with your plans all happy and excited! Yay!
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    jorja86jorja86 member
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    edited December 2011
    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/special-topic-wedding-boards_not-engaged-yet_im-baaaack?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Special Topic Wedding BoardsForum:136Discussion:e5879090-68cf-40dc-8874-415f568bb64bPost:c47dd7c7-1360-43d1-8258-7d8ec925526c">Re: I'm Baaaack! AW with PIP</a>:
    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: I'm Baaaack! AW with PIP : That's insane...this place is in Lincolnville.  Squeee!
    Posted by loves2shop4shoes[/QUOTE]

    Well then, I might have to crash your wedding. Seriously though, I'm not sure how familiar you are with the area, but I can give you some info for good places to eat/drink/stay if you want. Man, it's making me really want to go there RIGHT NOW.
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    edited December 2011
    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/special-topic-wedding-boards_not-engaged-yet_im-baaaack?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Special%20Topic%20Wedding%20BoardsForum:136Discussion:e5879090-68cf-40dc-8874-415f568bb64bPost:e79c1cfb-6361-433c-a293-960527ff28ae">Re: I'm Baaaack! AW with PIP</a>:
    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: I'm Baaaack! AW with PIP : Well then, I might have to crash your wedding. Seriously though, I'm not sure how familiar you are with the area, but I can give you some info for good places to eat/drink/stay if you want. Man, it's making me really want to go there RIGHT NOW.
    Posted by jorja86[/QUOTE]

    <div>Ummm...any info you have on that area would be SUPER helpful!</div><div>
    </div><div>Oh, and you rock.</div>
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    desertsundesertsun member
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    edited December 2011
    *jumps up and down in glee*

    I LOVE IT!!!!

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    jorja86jorja86 member
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    edited December 2011
    I'm getting ready to turn in for the night, and I also will probably have to ask my Dad for the names of some place that I just know as "the cute little place on the corner", but I will send you a PM/page you soon!

    Off the top of my head (and most of these places are in Camden):
    -The Smiling Cow is a must see, super cute souvenier shop right on the Camden harbor
    -Mariner's is a little restaurant with awesome seafood. Two of my cousins also just opened a restaurant in Camden, but I'm horrible, and I don't remember the name.
    -the library is really old and very cool
    -there are a couple hotels and B&Bs right on the waterfront in Camden that I know my cousins used for their weddings that would be close enough to Lincolinville-I'll find out the names
    -Lincolinville Beach is really cool, it's actually got something at least resembling sand, instead of just rocks, and the water is more shallow, so it's not AS cold. There is a lobster pound there right by where the ferry docks that has great fried clams. If you have an extra day, the ferry takes you to a little island called Isleboro, which is actually where my family stayed when I was growing up. It has a lighthouse and a super cute little village.
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    Elle1036Elle1036 member
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    edited December 2011
    SO pretty!  I'm so jealous of you right now.
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    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/special-topic-wedding-boards_not-engaged-yet_im-baaaack?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Special Topic Wedding BoardsForum:136Discussion:e5879090-68cf-40dc-8874-415f568bb64bPost:75e534aa-ecfe-4054-b501-cdfafa84d171">Re: I'm Baaaack! AW with PIP</a>:
    [QUOTE]SO pretty!  I'm so jealous of you right now.
    Posted by Elle1036[/QUOTE]

    Ditto.
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    ravenrayravenray member
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    I love it Shoes!  It looks so awesome.  You are going to be a beautiful bride :)  With a yummy menu! ;)

    When I typed beautiful bride I thought of a Bugs Life where the caterpillar goes "Some day I will be a beauuuutiful butterfly."  I lol in my head.

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    edited December 2011
    wow that is a gorgeous venue!!
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    sparkles88sparkles88 member
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    What a beautiful venue!!!
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    Your venue looks AWESOME! And the menu sounds yum yums!
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    LizzyTish88LizzyTish88 member
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    Glad you had a good trip! Everything seems to be coming together nicely. Love the venue!!
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    edited December 2011
    I'm so giddy for you Shoes! Beautiful venue, yummy menu...sounds like a real winner. Can't wait to see what other details you have in store for your big day!!
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    lmwilberlmwilber member
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    OMG!!!! It looks AWESOME!!!! Such a cute place, the menu sounds fab, and the fact that they are letting you BYOB!?!?!? How perfect is that? I'm so happy for you and the future Mr. Shoes! Your wedding is going to rock :)
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    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/special-topic-wedding-boards_not-engaged-yet_im-baaaack?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Special Topic Wedding BoardsForum:136Discussion:e5879090-68cf-40dc-8874-415f568bb64bPost:0ae27750-de97-4f8a-ac33-550cbd5671c9">Re: I'm Baaaack! AW with PIP</a>:
    [QUOTE]I'm getting ready to turn in for the night, and I also will probably have to ask my Dad for the names of some place that I just know as "the cute little place on the corner", but I will send you a PM/page you soon! Off the top of my head (and most of these places are in Camden): -The Smiling Cow is a must see, super cute souvenier shop right on the Camden harbor -Mariner's is a little restaurant with awesome seafood. Two of my cousins also just opened a restaurant in Camden, but I'm horrible, and I don't remember the name. -the library is really old and very cool -there are a couple hotels and B&Bs right on the waterfront in Camden that I know my cousins used for their weddings that would be close enough to Lincolinville-I'll find out the names -Lincolinville Beach is really cool, it's actually got something at least resembling sand, instead of just rocks, and the water is more shallow, so it's not AS cold. There is a lobster pound there right by where the ferry docks that has great fried clams. If you have an extra day, the ferry takes you to a little island called Isleboro, which is actually where my family stayed when I was growing up. It has a lighthouse and a super cute little village.
    Posted by jorja86[/QUOTE]

    AHHH my family goes on vacation to Owl's Head/Rockland every summer!!

    I LOVE MAINE! And all of these places are awesome :)

    Shoes - GORGEOUS venue! The food sounds fantastic!
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    motoLynmotoLyn member
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    edited December 2011
    Loving the "money shot" what an awesome venue.
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    lunarsongbirdlunarsongbird member
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    edited December 2011
    Yum....caprese salad. Genius.

    What are your colors? Do you have any ideas on how will you be deocrating the tent? Or am I getting ahead of myself? I'm super excited for you!
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    edited December 2011
    Our colors are Royal Blue and light pink.  We're not sure about decorating the tent yet.
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    Niiiiiiiiiiice!!

    And OMG I LOVE KITTERY!! <3

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