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Paula, We want to thank you, from the bottom of our hearts, for making the wedding of our dreams a reality. We're still in honest awe of your passion and willingness from day one to turn our muddled mix of thoughts, wants and hopes into something tangible and perfect. You and your entire team gave us the most fun, most beautiful day ever and we will forever feel grateful and blessed for that. We do so hope our paths will cross again in the future, as you're too special of a person not to. All our love, Sheela & Joe.

Sheela & Joe, July 2017, The Barn on Walnut Hill, North Yarmouth, Maine


Dear Paula, It is difficult to express just how grateful I am for all your support leading up to the wedding and the day of. Especially on this tiny card! You are such a thoughtful person with a kind spirit, and that really comes through in the way you approach your work. I felt very supported and cared for throughout the planning process and our wedding was, hands down, the best day of my life. Thank you for being an instrumental part of that. Love, Hannah.


Dear Paula, I'm the second one to write to you. I just read Hannah's words below...I'm simply blown away as to how her trepidation for even having a wedding day transformed into expressing that it was the best day of her 13,635 days on earth to date. Extraordinary. Her sheer joy and happiness and clarity about the experience is something I wished for, but only in my most optomistic visions, thought could come true. Paula, you were essential to making that come true for her...for us. With great appreciation for you and honor for your work, Thanks + Love, Zak

Hannah & Zak, August 2015, Camp Kieve, Nobleboro, Maine


Paula, We truly can't thank you enough for all of your efforts in ensuring that our day was perfect. You went above and beyond your duties as our coordinator and helped alleviate our stress and worries leading up to our wedding day. we feel so fortunate to have had the opportunity to work with you and will speak your name for years to come! Thank you so! Love, Sarah and Tim

Sarah & Tim, August 2014, The Barn at Flanagan Farm

Dear Paula, Where to even are truly an incredible person.  Your creativity is absolutely breathtaking!  We can't thank you enough for all that you did for us on our special day.  It was truly magical!  We hope to keep in touch for a very long time and who knows...we could use your expertise at our fifty-year wedding anniversary!

Alan & Mikaela, October 2014, The Barn at Flanagan Farm

Paula came up with the most amazing birthday party for me this month. The transformation of our home to a wondrous space was beyond our expectations. Everything went off without a hitch, and everyone was impressed! Highly recommend her for your next important event!


Dr. Verne W., January 2013, Private Residence, Falmouth, Maine

Paula was amazing. Really that is it and we are eternally grateful to her and the entire A Family Affair team. She was professional, organized, kind, and creative. Above all she truly cares about what she does and has an unmatched passion and talent. We hired Paula for partial planning services. Every step of the way she went above and beyond. The day would not have been as magical as it was with out her expertise, hard work, and vision. We first were introduced to Paula and A Family Affair with the intent of renting some of her amazing collection of props and decorations for our wedding. But quickly realized she had so much more to offer. Our only mistake was not hiring Paula for the full planning services. Paula has the uncanny ability to hear a rough idea or sketchy thought and make it into beautiful and breathtaking reality. She knows how to balance your thoughts and wishes while adding in special surprising touches. As someone who has spent years in the hospitality industry I was worried about my ability to simply let go and enjoy the day. With Paula at the helm, it was a breeze. We feel very lucky to have found Paula and A Family Affair. We are so thankful for everything they did to make our wedding everything we wanted and more. 

Alison & Steven, September 2013, Private Residence on Orrs Island

Dear Paula, Gabe and I are writing to express our profound gratitude and thanks for all you did to create such a lovely wedding for us. A few months have passed (wow did they fly by!) and we are now beginning to see the images {from our day-c/o Sharyn Peavey Photography}. In each picture it is clear how much time, effort and care you put into each and every detail of the day. It was truly just as we wanted it and we have you to thank in large part for this... I have thought that a large part of the seamlessness of our wedding was due to my mother and father perhaps orchestrating something from the heavens. I have comforted myself at times with that notion. While I believe that may be true I know the harmony and joy of our day was largely supported and facilitated by the time and effort that was put in by the people that worked with us on every last detail. We are so grateful to you Paula for all that you did. For your spectacular referrals, your promptness and professionalism, your kind heart and energetic spirit. You made our wedding a day that we will remember fondly and with great joy...we are endlessly grateful to you for that.

Alee & Gabe, August 2013, Chandler House B & B

My husband and I, who live in California, were married in Maine in October 2012. We ended up giving ourselves a sort of difficult wedding challenge, not only doing it across the country but in a venue that presented its own unique challenges - a farmhouse not set up for hosting large events, an hour and a half outside of Portland. A lot can go wrong in that circumstance. It didn't. In fact, the wedding was flawless. Paula thought of all contingencies, consulted closely with us, made her recommendations based on her experience (which for the most part we deferred to), listened to us and was open-minded in the instances where we saw things differently. It felt like a true collaboration.  She worked closely with us aesthetically; we shared Pinterest boards so from across the country we could communicate visually and once the weekend arrived we were able to build a truly gorgeous event that reflected our own eclectic aesthetic.  She has a beautiful eye, understands that a wedding requires pace and rhythm, and knows how to bring it about. We whole-heartedly recommend her!

Maggie & Paul, October 2012, The Farm at Eastman Hill

Hi Paula!  First, I wanted to say THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU for helping us to create the wedding of our dreams. You and your team are so talented--you have such a unique ability to make EVERYTHING you touch beautiful. I have heard absolutely nothing but wonderful things about the design of our wedding. We would have been lost in the whole overwhelming process without your guidance. The wedding album is coming along well and each time I look through the pictures I see something new and gorgeous that I did not notice on our wedding day. Thank you for all the special extras and details and for all of your hard work and dedication. It was the MOST perfect day. Before the wedding, so many people told me to relax, to accept the fact that something would go wrong, and to just enjoy the day regardless. They could not have been more wrong!!! Everything went according to plan and we owe that all to you. Having you there allowed us to relax and truly ENJOY our special day.

Sara & Jeff, September 2012, The Barn on Walnut Hill

Paula, YOU are ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!!  As the Mother of the Bride, I wanted to take time to tell you what an absolutely PHENOMENAL compliment you were to pulling off the glorious wedding Amanda and Jason had last week!  It was everything she dreamed of and FAR MORE than I could have ever imagined!  Must admit, I don’t think I’ve ever attended a wedding with an event planner before, but I was just in awe (as were other guests) at how you all were attentively in the background and yet busy little bees and magically we are all still wondering how/when some of the things got moved was just pure magic!  A week later, I’m still in awe and bliss over this wedding event...FLAWLESS and MAGICAL.  Your kind, gentle, experienced touches were just the icing on this cake. Some people kind of embellish their services on-line, but as I re-read your website services, you hit the nail right on the ARE EXACTLY (and more!) what you’ve put out on your web page.

Kathy C., June 2012, The Black Point Inn

Dear Paula, Thank you over and over again, for all your hard work on Saturday. You are REALLY talented at what you do. We were so pleased with how everything looked and how content everyone appeared to be. So, again, thank you. You took so many of my design ideas to another level-you're great!


Rosemary U., August 2012, The Barn on Walnut Hill

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