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Hotel Room Blocks: Everything You Need to Know

Reserving a comfortable, convenient, and affordable place for your out-of-town guests to stay is a key part of your wedding preparation. Figuring out where your guests can find that? Not so easy.  That’s where we come in, the expert planners. We’re here to help you through the process of reserving a hotel room block: the… Read More


Children at Weddings: Pros and Cons

Jamie Mercurio Photography Inviting the kiddos. Yes or no?   When it comes to finalizing the guest-list, there are two options. Invite the kiddos,  or don’t…  One couple coos over and envisions flower girls tossing petals down the aisle and tearing up the dance floor with a toddler. Another couple thinks about cranky toddlers staying up past… Read More


What Will Wedding Flowers Cost

  Flowers and weddings go hand in hand, literally. There’s nothing like the feeling of walking down the aisle, holding a beautiful bouquet that’s been put together seamlessly- or seeing your guests gush over the foliage, textures, and colors of your floral arrangements that light up the day.   Photo by Brendan Bullock Photography  … Read More


Purple Orchid Team’s Favorite Dessert + Drink Pairings

There are so many magical moments at weddings, and despite working in the industry for a decade, it is still impossible to choose one favorite part of event day. That being said, there is always something so heartwarming about the after-dinner portion of the evening. The combination of guests refueling with sweet desserts and refreshing… Read More


sneak peek: Amy + Alex

Along with going to restaurants, traveling, and going into the office, wedding season looks pretty different this year. Our hearts have been with all of the couples and families whose wedding plans have been upended this year – but working in this industry has taught us that although plans may change, love does prevail. Amy… Read More


Behind the Scenes of Ask the Expert

Our friends at Real Maine Weddings – a magazine, blog, and source of wedding planning inspiration – featured our fearless leader, Kristina Slocum as their expert of the month. In the article (featured below), Kristina gets into some of the different value that a planner can do for you. But at the Purple Orchid, what… Read More


Julia + Josh’s Vibrant Fall Wedding

It’s been a crazy month. We’re right there with you all – working from home is hard, being cooped up with the family has its difficult moments, and the uncertainty can be anxiety producing. But, if there is one thing keeping us sane during all of this, it’s that we are in a business that… Read More


Books We Are Loving

To our Purple Orchid Family, It is one of the greatest joys of this profession that we get to be a part of the happiest days and moments of people’s lives. During this unprecedented time, we are changing up our usual content in hopes to provide a bit of solace and joy for each of… Read More


personal touches: Photo Books + Polaroid Cameras

Without a doubt, one of the most special parts of any wedding is the silly, light moments shared between guests. New friendships made, old ones rekindled, and buddies from all walks of life mixing on the dance floor is truly what makes the day special. We so often wish that we could bottle up this… Read More


Meet the Planner: Jarron

If you have worked with him, you know and love him, and if you haven’t yet… you’re about to love him! Jarron is a devoted member of our team, known for his fun attitude, styled eye, and bow ties on wedding day! Jarron embodies the Purple Orchid’s relaxed but highly organized style perfectly. Tell us… Read More


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