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Texan Charm Comes to Maine: Sonya + John

On a record-breaking day in July, this Texan-couple brought the heat for their wedding at Beech Ridge Barn in Scarborough, Maine. Sonya and John celebrated with their closest family and friends from all over the world in a state that has played an integral part of their love story. This venue, located only ten minutes… Read More


After Party Spots in Coastal Maine Hubs

The Purple Orchid team aims for our couples to love their wedding day so much that they never want it to end. For some fun-loving groups, this means one thing: an after party. Keep your wedding day going all night long at some of our favorite bars in a few of our favorite Maine towns:… Read More


Tips for Tented Weddings

Tented weddings are incredibly popular for Maine summer weddings, and we must say – we’re huge fans! Tents are a great option for expanding the capacity of a venue, allowing guests to enjoy a summer evening’s breeze, and increased views and proximity to the water.   That being said, there can be some important logistical… Read More


2019 Year in Review

Working as an event planner in New England is a somewhat cyclical profession. In the summer months, it’s go time. Months of diligent planning culminate in the dream events that make it all worth it. Somewhere in between the ebbs and flows of long-term planning and putting the finishing touches on seating charts, there is… Read More


Budget Saver Secrets Series: Bridesmaid and Groomsmen Rental Services

You’ve probably been told that planning a wedding is expensive. And it can be! But it doesn’t have to be. After years of working in this industry we’ve seen all the tips and tricks to getting your dream wedding without breaking the bank. With nearly a decade of coordinating events with budgets of all sizes,… Read More


Oceanside Estate Wedding: Kristine + Andy

During the hottest weekend of Maine’s summer, Kristine, Andy and Natalie officially became a family of three. Kristine and Andy, a fun-loving couple from DC, brought their good-time attitude and elegant but fun taste with them all the way to French’s Point in Stockton Springs.  This couple has always loved Maine and escaping the city… Read More


Oceanside Wedding: Emma + Jake

Emma and Jake were college sweet hearts at Bowdoin College and came back to the state where their love began to tie the knot. True to the couple’s spirit, they didn’t just have a Maine wedding – they had the ultimate Maine wedding.   Their August wedding at Newagen Seaside Inn in Boothbay Harbor embodied… Read More


Why Maine?

In the early stages of wedding planning, one big question that needs to be answered is where to get married. As planning moves forward, there will be lots to consider in terms of specific venues and towns, but first things first, we recommend narrowing down on a state first.   As a wedding planner who… Read More


sneak peek: Alex + Aneesha

Maine is famous for its many natural wonders – including its rolling mountains and lake regions. At the very end of June, Alex and Aneesha tied the knot at Granite Ridge Estate– a barn perched atop a small mountain with views for miles.  The couple exchanged vows at the wooded ceremony site surrounded by their closest… Read More


sneak peek: Giuliana and Harrison

Giuliana and Harrison had a Maine wedding to remember. This fun-loving couple took ocean-side to a new level by celebrating their special day at the Chebeague Island Inn with panoramic views of Casco Bay.  The couple kicked off their wedding day with an intimate family ceremony taking place on the lawn outside the Chebeague Island Inn…. Read More


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