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The Purple Orchid, Event Planning

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The Purple Orchid, a Maine Event Planning company, specializes in tented, outside and backyard weddings. In addition to weddings The Purple Orchid, Event Planning has organized company... Read more
The Purple Orchid, a Maine Event Planning company, specializes in tented, outside and backyard weddings. In addition to weddings The Purple Orchid, Event Planning has organized company picnics, client appreciation outings and non-profit fundraising walks and galas.

Planning is a skill, and we feel that throughout our years in the business we have mastered that skill. When organizing an event, whether it is a Maine Wedding, Corporate Outing, or a Fundraising Gala; bringing the food, music, games and laughter together is what we love to do, logistically and aesthetically.

In preparation of, and throughout your event, we can assist you with as much as you desire. We can plan, organize and set-up for the entire event, or we can assist in other ways such as passing hors’douevers that you have prepared or welcoming guests as they arrive … just call us your “personal assistants” at your next company party or family outing.

No matter what you desire to accomplish, together we will arrange the best solution to make sure your event is exactly what you want. This way we make sure that you can enjoy the planning, be more organized and stay within your budget.

The Purple Orchid, Event Planning has professional relationships with caterers, rental companies, musicians, photographers and artists, ensuring you will be working with top professionals every step of the way! Read less
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Lynn
Wedding:
10/3/2014
5.0/5.0
Kristina from The Purple Orchid was absolutely wonderful in every aspect of her services. Always available and in touch, getting each detail just right. We were out of state and she became our hands on the ground, she saw exactly what we wanted and when above and beyond what we expected. All of our guests said that this wedding weekend event was unlike anything they had ever been to, it exceeded all of their expectations. That made my son, my daughter in law and us very very happy. By all means use her services, you won't be disappointed!!!
Kristina from The Purple Orchid was absolutely wonderful in every aspect of her services. Always available and in touch, Read more...
Kristina from The Purple Orchid was absolutely wonderful in every aspect of her services. Always available and in touch, getting each detail just right. We were out of state and she became our hands on the ground, she saw exactly what we wanted and when above and beyond what we expected. All of our guests said that this wedding weekend event was unlike anything they had ever been to, it exceeded all of their expectations. That made my son, my daughter in law and us very very happy. By all means use her services, you won't be disappointed!!! Read less
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Patty
Wedding:
9/13/2014
5.0/5.0
I hired Purple Orchid for only the day-of coordination (in hind sight I wish I had hired her as my complete Wedding Planner!). She was thorough, detail-oriented, and organized during the week before the wedding. She did not need any hand-holding and was independent and professional - exactly what you need on you big day! She coordinated with ALL of the vendors during the week before to make sure the schedule was nailed down and took care of the little details that the bride and groom might overlook. She set up all of the table decorations, brought us appetizers during photos, coordinated first dances and toasts with the DJ, and was there for general support throughout the whole event. She even took care of things when it started to rain (like bringing things inside!) and I barely even noticed that it was raining at all because I didn't have to worry about anything! I can't thank her and her staff enough for the fabulous job they did, and all with a relaxed, sensible attitude which helped to calm everyone down just by being in the room. I highly recommend Purple Orchid Event Planning.
I hired Purple Orchid for only the day-of coordination (in hind sight I wish I had hired her as my complete Wedding Read more...
I hired Purple Orchid for only the day-of coordination (in hind sight I wish I had hired her as my complete Wedding Planner!). She was thorough, detail-oriented, and organized during the week before the wedding. She did not need any hand-holding and was independent and professional - exactly what you need on you big day! She coordinated with ALL of the vendors during the week before to make sure the schedule was nailed down and took care of the little details that the bride and groom might overlook. She set up all of the table decorations, brought us appetizers during photos, coordinated first dances and toasts with the DJ, and was there for general support throughout the whole event. She even took care of things when it started to rain (like bringing things inside!) and I barely even noticed that it was raining at all because I didn't have to worry about anything! I can't thank her and her staff enough for the fabulous job they did, and all with a relaxed, sensible attitude which helped to calm everyone down just by being in the room. I highly recommend Purple Orchid Event Planning. Read less
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The Purple Orchid, Event Planning responded with the following comments:

Thank you Patty and Todd- you two were so great to work with!
You looked amazing and it is evident the love you two share. Such a pleasure- please stay in touch. All the best, Kristina and team.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
My mom suggested that we hire Kristina of The Purple Orchid Event Planning and we haven't stopped thanking her! My parents, my husband, and I can't say enough good things about how beautifully Kristina handled our wedding day (and the planning leading up to it).

From Day One, Kristina was organized, helpful, endlessly supportive, and totally reliable. She thought of things we didn't, and remembered things we couldn't.

We couldn't have been happier on our wedding day. Much of that happiness is owed to Kristina's experience, hard work, and calming presence. We had total faith that she would carry out our plans. She did - in fact, she turned them into a reality that was better than anything we could have imagined. The day was wonderful, and we owe Kristina huge thanks for that.
My mom suggested that we hire Kristina of The Purple Orchid Event Planning and we haven't stopped thanking her! My Read more...
My mom suggested that we hire Kristina of The Purple Orchid Event Planning and we haven't stopped thanking her! My parents, my husband, and I can't say enough good things about how beautifully Kristina handled our wedding day (and the planning leading up to it).

From Day One, Kristina was organized, helpful, endlessly supportive, and totally reliable. She thought of things we didn't, and remembered things we couldn't.

We couldn't have been happier on our wedding day. Much of that happiness is owed to Kristina's experience, hard work, and calming presence. We had total faith that she would carry out our plans. She did - in fact, she turned them into a reality that was better than anything we could have imagined. The day was wonderful, and we owe Kristina huge thanks for that. Read less
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The Purple Orchid, Event Planning responded with the following comments:

WOW, Thank you! I love what I do and especially so when who I'm doing it for people who totally deserve it! You, your fiance and family are so pleasant and welcoming...you two are perfect for each other and I THANK YOU for allowing me to be a part of it.

All the best to you all... sending much love and laughter your way. Kristina
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Private User
Wedding:
8/23/2014
5.0/5.0
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.

Kristina was instrumental in executing the vision I wanted. She listened to what I wanted and was receptive when I explained what I did not 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.

On my wedding day, Kristina was incredible. She took care of all my needs and more. 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 ran around, drying the groomsmens’ pants! At the reception, I actually saw her filling up water glasses! 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!
Hiring Purple Orchid Event Planning for my Maine wedding was the best decision I ever made. After speaking with a number Read more...
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.

Kristina was instrumental in executing the vision I wanted. She listened to what I wanted and was receptive when I explained what I did not 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.

On my wedding day, Kristina was incredible. She took care of all my needs and more. 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 ran around, drying the groomsmens’ pants! At the reception, I actually saw her filling up water glasses! 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! Read less
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Bronwyn
Wedding:
8/22/2014
5.0/5.0
We hired Kristina of Purple Orchid as a month of coordinator for our wedding on Peaks Island. It was so helpful to have her coordinate our vendors for the month of the wedding since we had a lot of logistics with planning a wedding on an island. She really stepped in and took charge of many aspects of the planning which was amazing. She was lovely, easy to get in touch with, and everything went splendidly during the wedding. I highly recommend Kristina!
We hired Kristina of Purple Orchid as a month of coordinator for our wedding on Peaks Island. It was so helpful to have Read more...
We hired Kristina of Purple Orchid as a month of coordinator for our wedding on Peaks Island. It was so helpful to have her coordinate our vendors for the month of the wedding since we had a lot of logistics with planning a wedding on an island. She really stepped in and took charge of many aspects of the planning which was amazing. She was lovely, easy to get in touch with, and everything went splendidly during the wedding. I highly recommend Kristina! Read less
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Sarah
Wedding:
6/21/2014
5.0/5.0
With Kristina and Clementine there to run day-of coordination for us, I didn't have to worry about anything the day of the wedding. If I had questions or concerns I just had to ask and they would get answered or remedied right away. At one point, I even had some uninvited visitors as the girls were getting ready in the morning and I said to Kristina, "I don't know if this is part of your job description..." To which she promptly replied, "It can be!" And she kindly asked the guests to return for the scheduled ceremony. What a great attitude! My mom was equally impressed with Kristina's positive attitude and ability to get things done efficiently and beautifully. She was exactly what we hoped she would be when we hired her as our day-of coordinator.
With Kristina and Clementine there to run day-of coordination for us, I didn't have to worry about anything the day of the Read more...
With Kristina and Clementine there to run day-of coordination for us, I didn't have to worry about anything the day of the wedding. If I had questions or concerns I just had to ask and they would get answered or remedied right away. At one point, I even had some uninvited visitors as the girls were getting ready in the morning and I said to Kristina, "I don't know if this is part of your job description..." To which she promptly replied, "It can be!" And she kindly asked the guests to return for the scheduled ceremony. What a great attitude! My mom was equally impressed with Kristina's positive attitude and ability to get things done efficiently and beautifully. She was exactly what we hoped she would be when we hired her as our day-of coordinator. Read less
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Karen
Wedding:
6/21/2014
5.0/5.0
The Purple orchid was beyond valuable in orchestrating our rehearsal and day of coordinating. Kristina and her staff went above and beyond to handle any and all issues, details, questions during this magical wedding event. leading up to this, she was responsive through email, did a site visit to become fully up to speed and worked to keep in the loop on all vendors. She was very professional, knowledgeable, caring , sensitive and very understanding of all our jitters. Her work with all the vendors was amazing and she made us all feel very comfortable and relaxed. Because of her, we were able to relax and enjoy the weekend with all our guests, as it should be. Thanks many times over to Kristina for making this such a positive experience for all of us!
The Purple orchid was beyond valuable in orchestrating our rehearsal and day of coordinating. Kristina and her staff went Read more...
The Purple orchid was beyond valuable in orchestrating our rehearsal and day of coordinating. Kristina and her staff went above and beyond to handle any and all issues, details, questions during this magical wedding event. leading up to this, she was responsive through email, did a site visit to become fully up to speed and worked to keep in the loop on all vendors. She was very professional, knowledgeable, caring , sensitive and very understanding of all our jitters. Her work with all the vendors was amazing and she made us all feel very comfortable and relaxed. Because of her, we were able to relax and enjoy the weekend with all our guests, as it should be. Thanks many times over to Kristina for making this such a positive experience for all of us! Read less
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Beth
Wedding:
10/5/2013
5.0/5.0
Kristina doesn't even belong on these charts-she is so incredible that 5 stars is not enough! Working with Kristina is like working with your best friend, if your best friend is extremely detail oriented, has great vendor contacts and makes it look like everything comes together with ease! Having done a fair amount of the planning and decor myself, I know it is NOT the case, but she made it look effortless AND her complete control of the timeline, the vendor parties and the in-house parties made it possible for me to enjoy the day without a single care.
She was able to recommend vendors and find me the perfect ones for me when some didn't fit (who knew finding an officiant that meshed would be so hard?); she negotiated great rates with the vendors we picked and dealt with the unexpected last minute issues (extra charge for the agreed upon outside bar-sorted with finesse, one of the rented buses gets hit by a car? no problem, replacement on its way without any disruption to guests) with humor and speed.
There are so many details that go into making a wedding amazing, and most are really fun to deal with, but Kristina deals with those that aren't fun (and the personalities that aren't fun) with grace and efficiency-I cannot possibly recommend her highly enough -other than to say HIRE HER, HIRE HER, HIRE HER. She is amazing and will bring her energy and expertise to create a wonderful day for you. I am going to have to come up with a party just to work with her again soon!
Kristina doesn't even belong on these charts-she is so incredible that 5 stars is not enough! Working with Kristina is Read more...
Kristina doesn't even belong on these charts-she is so incredible that 5 stars is not enough! Working with Kristina is like working with your best friend, if your best friend is extremely detail oriented, has great vendor contacts and makes it look like everything comes together with ease! Having done a fair amount of the planning and decor myself, I know it is NOT the case, but she made it look effortless AND her complete control of the timeline, the vendor parties and the in-house parties made it possible for me to enjoy the day without a single care.
She was able to recommend vendors and find me the perfect ones for me when some didn't fit (who knew finding an officiant that meshed would be so hard?); she negotiated great rates with the vendors we picked and dealt with the unexpected last minute issues (extra charge for the agreed upon outside bar-sorted with finesse, one of the rented buses gets hit by a car? no problem, replacement on its way without any disruption to guests) with humor and speed.
There are so many details that go into making a wedding amazing, and most are really fun to deal with, but Kristina deals with those that aren't fun (and the personalities that aren't fun) with grace and efficiency-I cannot possibly recommend her highly enough -other than to say HIRE HER, HIRE HER, HIRE HER. She is amazing and will bring her energy and expertise to create a wonderful day for you. I am going to have to come up with a party just to work with her again soon! Read less
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ashley
Wedding:
9/14/2013
5.0/5.0
I just wanted to take a minute to write a review about my wedding planner. I know when i was first starting to look for a wedding planner i was overwhelmed with who to chose. However the minute i met Kristina in a coffee shop in Portland, i knew immediately she was the right fit for me and my fiance. She was down to earth, friendly and seemed very knowledgeable about planning a wedding. Throughout the process we continued to email back and forth, and every time she immediately responded back quickly. This was so helpful especially since i was planning a maine wedding from California. Kristina kept me informed and on track throughout the year and when the wedding day came she exceeded my expectations. She followed all of the directions i had left her, and executed my "vision" perfectly. She was great the day of the wedding and kept everything moving seamlessly. I dont know what me and my parents would have done without her! I didnt have to think about any of the details on my wedding day and instead could spend time with my new husband, friends and family! i cant thank you enough for all your hard work kristina, and i hope you have many more successful weddings in the future!

ashley and isaac little
I just wanted to take a minute to write a review about my wedding planner. I know when i was first starting to look for a Read more...
I just wanted to take a minute to write a review about my wedding planner. I know when i was first starting to look for a wedding planner i was overwhelmed with who to chose. However the minute i met Kristina in a coffee shop in Portland, i knew immediately she was the right fit for me and my fiance. She was down to earth, friendly and seemed very knowledgeable about planning a wedding. Throughout the process we continued to email back and forth, and every time she immediately responded back quickly. This was so helpful especially since i was planning a maine wedding from California. Kristina kept me informed and on track throughout the year and when the wedding day came she exceeded my expectations. She followed all of the directions i had left her, and executed my "vision" perfectly. She was great the day of the wedding and kept everything moving seamlessly. I dont know what me and my parents would have done without her! I didnt have to think about any of the details on my wedding day and instead could spend time with my new husband, friends and family! i cant thank you enough for all your hard work kristina, and i hope you have many more successful weddings in the future!

ashley and isaac little Read less
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The Purple Orchid, Event Planning responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much Ashley,

It was my pleasure and I am thrilled you were happy with my services. Please be sure to keep in touch as the years pass by.

Your wedding was gorgeous and I'm so happy I can say I was a part of it.

All the best, Kristina
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.9/5.0
Kristina and her Purple Orchid team were amazing! I could not have pulled off my wedding without them! They were professional, discrete and all over the wedding timetable so that myself and my husband (or any of the family) had to worry about anything the whole night. The team was very flexible but made sure we got all the traditional bits done (bouquet toss, first dance etc) and everyone had a brilliant time. Thanks so much ladies!!!
Kristina and her Purple Orchid team were amazing! I could not have pulled off my wedding without them! They were Read more...
Kristina and her Purple Orchid team were amazing! I could not have pulled off my wedding without them! They were professional, discrete and all over the wedding timetable so that myself and my husband (or any of the family) had to worry about anything the whole night. The team was very flexible but made sure we got all the traditional bits done (bouquet toss, first dance etc) and everyone had a brilliant time. Thanks so much ladies!!! Read less
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