purple orchid events planners

WE TAKE ON A TEAM APPROACH.

Throughout your entire planning process, you will work with the entire team. Combined, we have some great skills and experiences that we all want to share with you. 

*Remember, you are part of that team too. Great communication is a must.

WE ARE TRANSPARENT AND HONEST.

Too honest sometimes, but we know you can handle it. We need that in return. Don’t like an idea, we can handle it. This is not our celebration, it is yours- and we want to make it so.

WE CHARGE ONE FLAT RATE.

No surprises please! We believe that every client, no matter what your budget, merits the same time and detailed attention. From $20,000 to $200,000 events, we have done it all. Regardless, all clients pay the same.

WE ARE REAL PEOPLE.

You can say we are laid back in our personality and approach. Do not mistake that for the way we work for you. We work really (really) hard to ensure you have the event that you have worked so hard for. (really, really hard)

WE RESPOND WITHIN 48 HOURS.

Or less if we can. Sunday is a family day.

WE WANT TO BE HELPFUL.

Face it, you need help. It is okay to ask for help. We have worked with the best vendors in the world. We know people, and we want you to know them too.

WE ARE RESPONSIBLE AND RELIABLE.

We are not in college anymore, this is a legit business. If we have plans to be there, we will be there. If we have a call scheduled, let’s talk.

F.U.N. SPELLS FUN

We are so fun. (at least we think we are) Event Planning does not need to be stressful. Save your drama for your mama. We want to have fun with you; laugh, like real hard, laugh until our stomachs hurt. We want your planning experience to be fun. Just like life.

WE HAVE AN EDUCATION

All college grads.

WE ARE EXPERIENCED

At planning events. And a lot of weddings. And in life. And in marriage. And stuff like that.

WE CAN BE VERY NURTURING

Because sometimes, you just need a hug.  

about us - purple orchid events

KRISTINA SLOCUM, OWNER AND PLANNER.

Q: Hkristina slocumow long have you been in the business?
A: I have been in the Hospitality and Planning business for more than 22 years. My first job was at the age of 15 as a hostess in a restaurant.

Q: What about planning do you enjoy?
A: I love the people I work for- our clients! I enjoy helping them throughout their planning process. They do not do this every day- so I like making them feel comfortable with their choices and decisions. There is a lot to think about when planning an event or a wedding.

Q: How do you balance everything; business, children, husband, employees, health and fun?
A: #worklifebalance I have a lot of support- including my children and husband. I hire the right people. We live in Maine- a lot of the recharge comes with the territory; include hiking in Camden, wine tasting in Portland, skiing in Bethel, swimming in Sebago, camping in Belgrade and trying new restaurants along the way.

NIKKI SWAN, LEADING LADY.

nikki - maine event plannerQ: What makes you live in Maine?
Having lived and traveled in other states, I have found that Maine is a unique place where you can ski in the mountains, make sand castles on the beach, and kayak in the lakes, all while spending time with some of the best people on earth. Also, my family is here and I would be no where without them so it is important to me to be close to them making the memories that I couldn’t live without.

Q: Tell us two things on your bucket list?
Go on safari in Africa & snorkel the Caribbean

Q: What is your favorite dinner to cook?
I am a huge fan of a good crockpot meal. It brings back childhood memories for me to have the yummy smells take over the house and settling in to a cozy meal with loved ones. Cooking a meal to enjoy with great company is how you know you’ve done it right.

Q: What makes you a good person?
I am genuine. I genuinely care, I genuinely laugh, and I genuinely love.

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