“Working with Kristina is amazing. . She covers every detail at the job as well as before and after to ensure a successful, smooth event. In everything she does. It is clear to me that she genuinely cares about the client and their needs. I have worked with many event planners in my 20 years of catering, and she is among the best. Easy to get along with, conscientious, caring, and on the ball. What more could you ask for?”
~ V. T., Professional Caterer
“Our DJ took us aside and told us he had never seen a wedding coordinator work as hard as Kristina and we had to agree. It was a huge relief to my parents and to me and my husband to have her there – we couldn’t have done this wedding without her…”
“One of the first calls I would make after my younger daughter’s engagement would be to call Kristina at the Purple Orchid! Her advice and especially her presence on my older daughter’s wedding day made the event worry-free for the family; we were able to enjoy our own party…”
“Kristina was exceptional in support of our wedding…most welcoming and professional.”
~ Mrs. McCardle
“Kristina did a great job~ professional and enjoyed working with her ~very responsive!”
~ Karen Wohlgemuth, Afaxys
“Kristina did an excellent job especially since she picked up the event late in the game.”
~ Curtis Picard, Maine Merchants Association
“Kristina was a joy to work with, very responsive and accommodating.”
“Kristina seemed to “read our mind” and was always available when we needed her.
~ Louis Young, Mironov, Sloan and Parziale
“Kristina replied to my many emails promptly and plan with our out-of-town clients.
~ Carly Crouse, Hood Cook-off
“Kristina understood and was very responsive to our needs, she is the BEST!”
~ Patty Browning, MMG Insurance
“Kristina is fantastic, attentive and thorough, we were able to get exactly what we needed without much explanation,”
~ Ameriprise Financial
“Hiring Purple Orchid Event Planning for my Maine wedding was the best decision I ever made. After speaking with a number of different Maine wedding planners, Kristina stood out as capable, knowledgeable, and ready to take on the job. I hired her soon thereafter and decided to go with the “full service” package- and to this day, it was the best “wedding purchase” I made. I am a bride located in Massachusetts and wanted to have a lakeside, backyard wedding in Western Maine. Both the groom and I were set on getting married on Kezar Lake, a place that is very special to us for several reasons. However, both sets of our parents were very concerned with our choice of location. They weren’t sure it could fit 100 guests, they were terrified that the ground was not level enough, and they had no idea where to put the tent. They were worried about parking, finding adequate vendors, and catering to the guests’ needs. The groom and I were adamant about the location, and arranged for Kristina to meet us on Kezar Lake to obtain her professional opinion. Kristina arrived on time and her professionalism was apparent from the start. We showed her where we envisioned the ceremony and reception, expecting her to be as doubtful as our parents. To our delight, she said that our vision would definitely work and even suggested a perfect place for the cocktail hour under the trees. Throughout the course of the next year, Kristina was instrumental in executing the vision I wanted. I set up a Pinterest page, so that she could see ideas, styles, and themes that I liked. She listened to what I wanted and was receptive when I explained what I didn’t want. She was attentive to my style and also came up with great ideas. She gave me the names of amazing vendors, all of whom were in my price range. She kept me on my deadlines and reminded me of my to-do list. When my parents decided last minute that they needed a fancy port-a-potty, Kristina found them a vendor right away. We found out she made an unexpected trip to the lake (a 2 hour drive) to make sure that the Port-a-Potty and tent would work. Fast forward to the wedding day: Kristina was incredible. She took care of all my needs and more. After all the frenzy of the previous days, I was actually able to enjoy the day. She helped set up the tables, made sure the decorations were perfect, put up signs, set up the escort cards. She constantly checked in on me, brought me sparkling water, and kept us to our schedule. We had an incident where the dock broke with the entire wedding party on it – and she dried the groomsmens’ pants! At the reception, I actually saw her filling up water glasses- something that was definitely not in her job description. Kristina wanted to make sure it was the best possible day ever and it was. We received compliments from every wedding guest including several “best wedding we’ve ever been to”. It couldn’t have been the wonderful day it was without the help of the Purple Orchid team. Seriously, do yourself a big favor and hire Kristina. You won’t regret it!”
Kezar Lake, Maine Wedding
We hired Purple Orchid Event Planning in December 2015 for our July 2016 wedding. We purchased the full Maine Wedding Planner package. True to how the package is advertised, Kristina’s service was virtually unlimited. She particularly excelled during the first month of planning and the last week before (and of course the day of) the event. She helped us quickly identify a wedding site by pre-filtering locations based on our tastes, date restrictions and budget. My wife and I live in Boston, so she arranged to have us tour five sites in one day. We ended up choosing a location we would never have considered without the benefit of her experience. She has a great approach where she proposes several options for each vendor need, depending on your budget and tastes, and offers editorial perspective where necessary. She makes the process much more manageable while also making you feel like it is still your day. She is a great sounding board and voice of calm and reason during a process that could otherwise be rather stressful. We truly rarely felt stressed through the whole planning process. Fast forward to the week before the wedding: Kristina was on top of every detail. Our particular crisis was the mobile bathroom vendor canceling our reservation five days before the wedding. We never worried about it, and Kristina took care of it. Come the Friday before the weekend, we handed off a car full of table cards, Ketubah, photos for display, etc. and then stopped worrying about any details. She and her team took care of everything the weekend of the wedding, and we never worried about any of it. Highly recommended, especially for outdoor weddings–and for couples short on time.
Apple Orchard Wedding in Maine
My husband and I always say that Kristina was our best choice in our whole wedding planning process. I don’t have enough space to write how awesome Kristina and Purple Orchid was for our Maine island wedding. She was organized, laid back, professional, proactive and went above and beyond in all respects to ensure our day was perfect – which it was. I cannot recommend Kristina enough – seriously. I was one of those people that thought we wouldn’t need a wedding planner and I repeat – best decision we made by far!!! Besides her help prior to the wedding Kristina and her teammate Chelsea were incredible on the day of – they made sure the day was flawlessly executed. Best choice!!
Maine Island Wedding