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… 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

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

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