About Maine Lakes Wedding and Event Florist

The Beginning

weddingAfter almost 20 years in the floral business, both working for another shop and as the owner of Raymond Village Florist, Jess decided to take a leap from the day-to-day running of a traditional retail shop to focusing mainly on working with clients on events, weddings and specialty orders. Thus, Maine Lakes Weddings and Event Florist was created!

The Work
bouquet 1Jess brings fifteen years of experience designing arrangements of all scales, big and small, for events, weddings, funerals, anniversaries, birthdays and thank you’s. She has worked at venues all over Maine from Phippsburg to Bethel, from Bangor to York, and even in New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Connecticut.

When you work with Maine Lakes Wedding and Event Florist, you receive high levels of both creativity and client service. Jess will work alongside you as you determine colors, style, shape, texture, flower choices, and budget. We don’t have preset packages or special event “plans,” so we take the time to tailor flowers specifically for each unique event.

The Philosophy
bouquet 3Because we care about our community and yours, we try to source products locally, whenever possible. One of Jess’ favorite activities is foraging in the woods and along the lake shore for interesting foliage or flowers to use in her designs. We have great relationships with many local farmers and gardeners and look to them for flowers, and even veggies, in creating our signature #gardentovase style.

Special Orders
bouquet 2While our work focuses principally on events and weddings, we love flowers and floral design of all kinds, so we couldn’t not take on smaller non-event work, those single beautiful arrangements that celebrate a special occasion. Apart from event work, Jess retains the flexibility to design an arrangement for a party, anniversary, birthday or even a sympathy tribute for a funeral or memorial service. We only ask that you give us at least five days advance notice and place a minimum order of at least $100. We will even deliver it for you within reasonable driving distance of the studio! We hope that you will consider us your “floral concierge.”

Seasonal Orders
Holiday arrangementThe holiday season is always a wonderful time for flowers and decorating. Maine Lakes Wedding and Event Florist will be open by appointment and for a few retail hours in the weeks before the winter holidays, Thanksgiving and Christmas. We have been making centerpieces for tables all across the Lakes Region and beyond for more than 15 years, and will be glad to design one for your holiday table. Check back here and also visit our Facebook page for more news about holiday availability.