Category: Inspiration

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


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


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


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


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


inspiration: spring bouquets

This past week has been particularly grey. And full of rain. Hopefully these spring wedding bouquets will bring some brightness to your day. source source source source source  


you’re engaged, now what?

celebrate + enjoy just the two of you! Pop some champagne! The next few hours / days are going to be a stream of phone calls, texts, and social media comments. Take some time to savor the moment with your newly minted fiancé! You both will be feeling such a high, whether you knew it was… Read More


sneak peek: krissy & melinda

more to come! Vendors: Event Coordination: The Purple Orchid, Event Planning Venue: Josias River Farm Caterer: 111 Maine Rentals: A Family Affair, Maine Vintage Rentals, One Stop Event Rentals DJ: Beat Train Productions Ceremony Music: Occasional Brass & Strings Florist: Little River Flower Farm Officiant: A Sweet Start Cake / Dessert: Ahimsa Cake Photographer: Xu… Read More


sneak peek: kate & joe

  more to come! Vendors: Event Coordination: The Purple Orchid, Event Planning Venue: Marianmade Farm Catering: 111 Maine Rentals: One Stop Event Rentals DJ / Band: Revolution DJ Ceremony Music: Boston Horns Florist: Blue Cloud Farm Photographer: Alexandra Roberts Hair /Makeup: Ariel Johnson & Bonnie’s A Cut Above Transportation: Country Coach Charters


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