Local and seasonal floral arrangement with dahlias, hydrangeas, love in a puff, artichokes, lisianthus, ninebark, rosehips and foxglove.
There is a reason Maine is called Vacationland. For those of us who count ourselves lucky enough to live here all year, the perks are well known. If you are exploring the idea of coming to Maine for your destination wedding, I'm happy to share some secrets. September is my favorite month. I would call September the cozy month. It embraces with it's warmth and brings out our inner cat. The inclination to want to stretch towards the sun and just relax a little. Maybe take a catnap under a maple tree that is just starting to change color. Or perhaps gather with those you love in a breathtaking natural location and get married.
With high season summer tourist traffic slowing down in September, more wedding event venues become available. Same with accommodations and transportation. Many seasonal restaurants are still open until Columbus day. The year round restaurants become less crowded and more accommodating to large groups. The weather is close to ideal with warm days and cool nights. In short, all the great reasons people come to Maine in the summer continue without as many crowds.
September flowers are equally spectacular. It's a time of great abundance and variety. Both dahlias and hydrangeas come into there own during September. Local flower farms are bursting with blooms right up until the frost, often well into October. The local farmers are also enjoying the time of great bounty. In September, the M.O.F.G.A Common Ground Fair happens, along with many other agricultural fairs around the state celebrating the season. It's a great time to be in Maine. But then again, every day is a great time to be in Maine!