Published September 9th, 2015
Show your guests you’re thrilled to have them at French’s Point to make your special day unforgettable – greet them with a special collection of quintessentially Maine provisions. Start with a small yet sturdy L.L.Bean Boat and Tote Bag ($24.95), the Maine-made carry-all. Add local treats like Lucy’s Granola to ward off hunger between meals. Made just a stone’s throw up the coast in East Blue Hill, all five flavors are both tasty and wholesome ($15 for 5, 4-ounce snack packs). Savory Little Lad’s Herbal Popcorn makes a welcome late-afternoon snack ($3.99, 5 oz.). Sweeten the deal with heavenly chocolates from Portland-based, Dean’s Sweets or Black Dinah Chocolates. To quench a thirst, add a bottle of Poland Spring water ($1.20; 20 oz.).
As they explore the scenic French’s Point grounds and nearby Belfast, your guests will appreciate sun protection from Mad Gabs Blueberry Lip Saver ($3), made with soothing all-natural ingredients like beeswax and olive oil.
Next, add a jaunty Sea Bags wristlet ($35), with nautical flair that’s fitting for Maine’s bold coast. Made on Portland’s waterfront from recycled sails, your guests will put it to good use corralling small belongings during their stay.
Finally, pop in a keepsake. Erin Flett’s Anchor Soy Candles ($35) are crafted and hand-poured in Westbrook, with a fresh sage-sandalwood scent that smacks of the Maine outdoors. (Bonus: guests can re-use the silk-screened glass container for drinks or to store treasures found on nearby Sandy Point Beach.)
Your wedding party and close family members play extra-special roles in your celebration. Thank bridesmaids and groomsmen with one-of-a-kind treasures made by the Portland artisans at CHART Metalworks. Peltro Boundary Bangles ($75) for the girls and Regatta Key Rings ($110) for the guys – each featuring a map of the French’s Point area – are a beautiful way to take them back to your oceanside weekend.
Treat other VIPs with the Down East Breakfast Gift Set ($44.95), complete with pancake mix, syrup, blueberry jam, and coffee from Maine’s foodie fave, award-winning Stonewall Kitchen.
Another warm touch? The Indigo Pinstripe Wrap ($395) from Swans Island. Hand-crafted down the road in Northport from a luxurious blend of silk and merino wool, this heirloom feels like a special hug from the coast every time you wrap up in it.
Maine-themed treats and gifts will not only be appreciated by your guests, they’ll provide a fond reminder of your special weekend at French’s Point.