Maine Event Planner Blog

sneak peek: Jill + Ben

Jill and Ben got married overlooking the ocean this past weekend at the Samoset Resort in Rockport, Maine. With views of the golf course, bay, and the picturesque breakwater and lighthouse, Jill and Ben’s wedding captured Maine’s beauty.

Photograph by Chris Bennett

Congratulations Jill and Ben!


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Maine Wedding Planner: The Purple Orchid, Event Planning

Venue: Samoset Resort

Photographer: Chris Bennett

Catering:  Samoset Resort

Music: King of Hearts

Florals: Field Floral Studio

Cake: Sugar Tree Cakes

sneak peek: Whitney & Zach

Whitney and Zach made their rustic-wedding dreams a reality this past weekend at Live Well Farm in Harpswell, Maine. A beautifully lit barn, outdoor tent, and close proximity to the ocean ticked all the boxes for a Maine summer wedding.

The charming attached farm house provided an intimate space for family and friends to get ready for the big day.

Photos by Lauryn Sophia.

Antique bottles and personalized lobster-bibs provided memorable touches.  


Congratulations Whitney and Zach!

Photos by Lauryn Sophia.


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Maine Wedding Planner: The Purple Orchid, Event Planning

Venue: Live Well Farm

Photographer: Lauryn Sophia

Catering: Kate Hodgkins

Music: Pete Kilapatrick

Bouquets: Honeysuckle Way

Hair: Kate Cesana

Rentals: One Stop Rentals

Tent: Coastal Maine Canopies

sneak peek: Alex & Marion

Alex and Marion tied the knot on a gorgeous June day at French’s Point in Stockton Springs. The couple, their friends and family enjoyed a lobster bake followed by fireworks on Friday night and a ceremony and reception overlooking the water on Saturday.

The rehearsal dinner highlighted all things Maine: lobster, nautical style, and a night down at the beach.

The ceremony on Saturday took place on a point overlooking the ocean and was followed by a tented dinner and party!

Congratulations to Alex and Marion!

More to come!

Maine Wedding Planner: The Purple Orchid, Event Planning
Venue: French’s Point
Rehearsal Dinner Catering: Bar Harbor Catering Co.
Reception Catering: Trillium Catering
Photography: Brendan Bullock Wedding Photography
Band: Dan Capaldi
Florist: One & Supp
Hair & Makeup: Vanessa Golden at Beauty Mark Salon


sneak peek: Rory & Steve

Rory and Steve got married at the very same place they met years ago: Ocean Gateway in Portland, Maine. The couple enjoyed perfect Maine weather in an outdoor ceremony and celebrated that evening in a venue with panoramic ocean views.

Photo by Erica Godino with Closer North.

Photo by Erica Godino with Closer North.

The couple commemorated the event with custom koozies for all the guests.

Congratulations Rory and Steve!

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Maine Wedding Planner: The Purple Orchid, Event Planning
Venue: Ocean Gateway
Photographer: Closer North
Catering: the Bread and Butter Catering
DJ: Dave Dionne
Florist: Little River Flower Farm
Hair & Makeup: A New Leaf Salon

sneak peek: emily & chad

more to come!

Maine Wedding Planner: The Purple Orchid, Event Planning
Venue: Marianmade Farm
Catering: The Bread and Butter Catering Company
Photographer: Darling Photography
Cocktail Hour Performance / DJ: Isaiah Bennet Music
Ceremony Music: Occasional Brass & Strings 
Officiant: Stephanie Batterman
Florist: Emily Carter Floral Design
Rentals: One Stop Event Rentals
Hair / Makeup: Jessica Levesque, Elise Pierce
Transportation: Country Coach Charters 

sneak peek: lindsay + mike

more to come!

Maine Wedding Planner: The Purple Orchid, Event Planning
Catering: Trillium
Florist: Michelle Peele
DJ: John Dolan
Ceremony Music: AJ Edwards
Rentals: One Stop
Transportation: Country Coach Charters
Photographer: Christina Bernales
Hair and Makeup: Bei Capelli
Videographer: Cody Wambolt
Venue: Marianmade Farm

sneak peek: jamie + alex

more to come!

Maine Event Planner: The Purple Orchid, Event Planning
Venue: Inn at Ocean’s Edge
Catering: Trillium
Florist: Coco Design
Photographer: Theo Milo 
Hair / Makeup: Studio 90 on Fleet
Band: Encore 
Rentals: Wallace Event Rentals

maine wedding venues: going coastal

Maine has 3,478 miles of coastline with 3,166 off-shore islands <– the only two states the beat us out in coastline are Florida and Louisiana, that’s pretty impressive. There’s just something about the ocean that’s so magical, a view that never gets old. Let’s visit some coastal wedding venues that provide the quintessential Maine backdrop.

Samoset Resort
From their site: “Nestled on 230 oceanfront acres overlooking Penobscot Bay, the Samoset Resort offers a timeless setting for romantic Maine weddings.”

photo cred: Steven Fairfield / see more of Lindsay & Kevin’s wedding!

French’s Point
From their site: “Set on a peninsula overlooking the Penobscot Bay in Maine, French’s Point offers two year-round, oceanfront vacation rental homes available for weddings and milestone celebrations with beautifully landscaped grounds, a variety of gorgeous event spaces, and an incredible array of amenities affording our guests an unequivocal value with uncompromised privacy, in an unparalleled setting.”
photo cred: Chris Bennett Photography / see more of Natayla & Christian’s day!

Inn at Ocean’s Edge
From their site: “The Inn’s 15 acres of gardens, rolling lawns and woods, our unique infinity swimming pool, and dramatic ocean views, all come together to treat you and your wedding guests to a true Maine wedding.”

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Cliff House
From their site: “Offering panoramic ocean views, exceptional culinary selections, and more, Cliff House resort is an unrivaled setting for New England weddings. Inspiring indoor and outdoor venues—each of which feature remarkable sightlines of the southern coast of Maine—present a picturesque backdrop for luxurious & unforgettable receptions alike”

photo cred: Kim Chapman Photography

inspiration: maine engagement picture locations

Another great way to explore the amazing views, landscape, lighthouses, rocky shorelines, and mountains in Maine is during your engagement pictures. Below are some fun options for you to explore!

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