Rustic Garden Party-Gerrish Island-Maine

Rustic Garden Party-Gerrish Island-Maine
New Hampshire & Maine Wedding Planners at Lisa Sammons Events recently planned and designed a small Surprise Party for a very dear family on Gerrish Island in Maine. When we met with our client, they were keen to have an outside party in their beautiful English-style gardens.

LSE’s Kate Sanders created the cutest entryway signs that greeted guests as they arrived which lead them through the quaint garden to the reception area of event space.

Everyone enjoyed lovely cold beverages before luncheon was served surrounded by the English-style Garden and a view of the Ocean in the distance….

The Host secretly and thoughtfully flew 16 family members from London to surprise the guest of honor (her husband) on his 50th Birthday. But there was also a second surprise for one of the arriving London guests. The Birthday Surprise was to be two-fold. The host’s father-in-law shares the same birthday with his dad (his 80th). Combining the 50th + the 80th Birthdays created the “Brand” for the event……”Celebrating 130 Years”

Adding to the Garden Theme, but still keeping the rustic-feel, we created Seed Packet Favors with Vintage Labels and Custom Menus with the “130 Years brand” and used them in the tablescapes.

For centerpieces, we used wooden wine boxes and filled them with fresh potted herbs.

Keeping in mind this was for her husband’s birthday, we knew we would want to emphasize the rustic nature of the grounds to make it as masculine as we could for him.

The Luncheon was European-style set-up: one long table for 45 guests, farmer’s benches, and burlap runners. Simple white table linens and plates, bottles of EVOO, Balsamic Vinegar, and flatware tied with Jute completed the look.

The food was served family-style, which created the relaxed atmosphere our client had envisioned.

It was a great honor to be chosen to plan this special family milestone, and it was a pleasure working with them on their top secret plans……and what a treat to work and design an event in such beautiful gardens…..

….and on such a lovely property on Gerrish Island. #blessedwithwork  #gerrishislandmaine

Event Photos: Shaun Davies / Shaun Davies Photography/ Event Manager – Lisa Sammons Events / Contributor – Style, Inspiration, & Design
Article: Lisa Sammons / Owner/Principal Planner & Lead Designer – Lisa Sammons Events /Contributor/Features Editor-Style, Inspiration, & Desing

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