Maine Event Planner Blog

sneak peek: Bridget + Ryan

Bridget and Ryan tied the knot overlooking Nubble Lighthouse in York, Maine in mid-August. Though it threatened to rain for most of the day, the stormy weather held off until nightfall and the couple, their family, and friends were able to enjoy a gorgeous outdoor ceremony followed by a tented reception.

Groom and groomsmen’s personalities shining through.

Rose and gold details, accented by natural greenery, were showcased throughout.

Congratulations Bridget and Ryan!

More to come!



Wedding Planner: Kristina Slocum of Purple Orchid Event Planning

Venue: Viewpoint Hotel

Photographer: Cait Bourgault Photography
Flowers: Little River Flower Farm
Rentals: Sperry TentPeak EventsA Family AffairHeartwood Essentials
Cake:  Nothing Bakes Like a Parot
Makeup: Beauty Muse
Hair: Lindsay Griffen
Catering: Liberty Lane Catering
Videographer: Daniel Olivares
Band: Big City
Ceremony music: Opus Trio

sneak peak: Ben + Cambria

This fun-loving couple made their wedding into a whole weekend affair at their lake-side venue, Kingsley Pines, on Sebago Lake. After yoga classes, fun on inflatable lake floats, food trucks, and more, the weekend culminated in a Sunday ceremony and reception. 

Following the ceremony, guests enjoyed a cocktail hour by the lake complete with a bluegrass band and a portable bar in an airstream trailer.

A firework show on Sebago Lake kept the party going before guests danced the night away in the barn!


Congratulations Ben and Cambria!

More to come!



Maine Wedding Planner: Purple Orchid, Events

Venue: Kingsley Pines

Caterer: Bread and Butter

Bar Truck: Destination Catering

Photographer: Kari Herer

Ceremony Band: Muddy Marsh Ramblers

Reception Band: Groove Authority

Florist: Snell Family Farm

Fireworks: Central Maine Pyrotechnics

Lighting: Lighting Event Pros

sneak peek: Emily + Will

Emily and Will got married overlooking the ocean at Wolfe’s Neck Farm in late July. The couple, their family, and friends then celebrated the night away in a sailcloth tent with stunning ocean views.

Photo by Lindsay Hackney

Photo by Lindsay Hackney

The couple used a Polaroid camera and scrapbook to involve guests in commemorating their day!

Congratulations Emily & Will!


More to come!


Maine Wedding Planner: Purple Orchid Events

Venue: Wolfe’s Neck Farm

Photographer: Lindsay Hackney

Catering: Fire & Co.

DJ: Greg Powers

Cake and Dessert: Nothing Bakes Like a Parrot

Florist: Emily Carter Floral Designs

Gelato Cart: Gorgeous Gelato

Hair & Makeup: Ferrante Salon and A New Leaf Salon



sneak peek: Jack’s Bar Mitvah

The Greatest Show!


Mid-July we had the opportunity to help Jack celebrate his Bar Mitvah at Camp Modin in the Belgrade Lakes region. From carnival rides, to arcade games, LED dance floor, Boston Circus and a variety of food trucks, all we can say is Jack’s celebration was an absolute blast and we will be talking about it for a very long time!

Guests celebrated with mocktails, street corn, quesadillas, tacos, soft pretzels, a s’mores bar, and a wide variety of desserts. Additionally, three food trucks stopped by and featured delicious foods including vegetarian poutine, Greek food, and wood-fire pizza.


The Maine Tinker Studio, a stylish, portable photobooth, was available for guests to take silly pictures with a huge array of props!

Mavel tov, Jack!



Event Planning:  The Purple Orchid, Event Planning

Venue: Camp Modin

Catering: Camp Modin, 168 Main, Spiro and Company, Pinky D’s

Photography: Pete Barrett

Photo Booth: Maine Tinker Photography

Rentals: Peak Event Services, Wallace Events

Arcade Games: Player One

Carnival Rides: Smokey’s Greater Shows

DJ & Dance Floor: Pure Energy

Entertainment: Boston Circus Guild, Your Caricature Co.

Lighting: Moonlighting Productions


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!


More to come!



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.


More to come!


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!

More to come!

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