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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


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


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