Category: Inspiration

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


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


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


4 Fresh Wedding Reception Ideas

Emily and Will

Weddings don’t need to follow a script! There’s a million different ways that you can make a wedding your own. From personalized touches to moments that make your wedding feel uniquely yours, take the step to do something different. It can be overwhelming to decide where to begin with customizing your wedding, so we’ve put together… 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


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