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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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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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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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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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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!

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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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Alexandra
Wedding:
8/16/2013
5.0/5.0
I truly could not have asked for a better experience than the one I had with Kristina. My only regret is not bringing her in earlier! Kristina is calm, genuine, incredibly hard working, creative and immensely efficient. I was planning a wedding in Maine from across the country and there was so much I didn’t know that I didn’t know. Less than a month before the wedding we made the decision that we needed help bringing it all together and fortunately we landed on Kristina for the job. I am a pretty laid back person, but being as completely clueless as I was to the process and to the details and not reaching out to Kristina until the final weeks before the wedding, certainly made our wedding a difficult one to take on. Kristina was able to put me at ease in such a natural way and took care of things that went far and away above and beyond her ‘job’ as if it were nothing. Our guests even took note and initiated feedback regarding her sweet nature, positive attitude and ‘energizer bunny’ work ethic. She made us feel completely taken care of and allowed us to relax and just enjoy the day, each other and our guests. Kristina’s assistance was ultimately invaluable to us and we would choose her in a heartbeat if we had it to do all over.
I truly could not have asked for a better experience than the one I had with Kristina. My only regret is not bringing her Read more...
I truly could not have asked for a better experience than the one I had with Kristina. My only regret is not bringing her in earlier! Kristina is calm, genuine, incredibly hard working, creative and immensely efficient. I was planning a wedding in Maine from across the country and there was so much I didn’t know that I didn’t know. Less than a month before the wedding we made the decision that we needed help bringing it all together and fortunately we landed on Kristina for the job. I am a pretty laid back person, but being as completely clueless as I was to the process and to the details and not reaching out to Kristina until the final weeks before the wedding, certainly made our wedding a difficult one to take on. Kristina was able to put me at ease in such a natural way and took care of things that went far and away above and beyond her ‘job’ as if it were nothing. Our guests even took note and initiated feedback regarding her sweet nature, positive attitude and ‘energizer bunny’ work ethic. She made us feel completely taken care of and allowed us to relax and just enjoy the day, each other and our guests. Kristina’s assistance was ultimately invaluable to us and we would choose her in a heartbeat if we had it to do all over. Read less
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Tania
Wedding:
8/10/2013
4.8/5.0
I really liked working with Kristina. We hired her for day-of wedding coordination, and she was responsive and lovely for phone calls and meetings in advance. She had some great suggestions for places to find decorations and other things. On the day of the wedding, she was a little difficult for me to get ahold of, which stressed me out for about 3 minutes when I was wondering where she was...and then she appeared like a magic fairy. She managed several potential disasters (no silverware at the reception site, no hors d'oeuvres from our caterer) calmly and effectively.
I really liked working with Kristina. We hired her for day-of wedding coordination, and she was responsive and lovely for Read more...
I really liked working with Kristina. We hired her for day-of wedding coordination, and she was responsive and lovely for phone calls and meetings in advance. She had some great suggestions for places to find decorations and other things. On the day of the wedding, she was a little difficult for me to get ahold of, which stressed me out for about 3 minutes when I was wondering where she was...and then she appeared like a magic fairy. She managed several potential disasters (no silverware at the reception site, no hors d'oeuvres from our caterer) calmly and effectively. Read less
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Amy
Wedding:
7/20/2013
5.0/5.0
Kristina was our Day Of Coordinator, and my husband and I couldn't have done it without her! She's really easy to talk to and down for anything. She was really responsive and was able to give us advice on what we should or shouldn't rent for our outdoor wedding and reception.

Well worth the cost to keep the day on schedule and enjoy my wedding day. I highly recommend Kristina.
Kristina was our Day Of Coordinator, and my husband and I couldn't have done it without her! She's really easy to talk to Read more...
Kristina was our Day Of Coordinator, and my husband and I couldn't have done it without her! She's really easy to talk to and down for anything. She was really responsive and was able to give us advice on what we should or shouldn't rent for our outdoor wedding and reception.

Well worth the cost to keep the day on schedule and enjoy my wedding day. I highly recommend Kristina. Read less
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Hatsy
Wedding:
6/29/2013
4.9/5.0
Working with Kristina was the best decision we made in planning our wedding. She worked incredibly hard in the months before the wedding and in the few days leading up to it, including a series of site visits to the difficult-to-reach island where our wedding was held. She was always available to discuss issues with us, and she made hugely valuable connections with other vendors in the area (band, photographer, etc.).

Because of the island location of our wedding, a great deal of attention to detail was required, and Kristina did a great job. As one example of many, she worked with the island school bus driver and developed a detailed, essentially minute-by-minute schedule of where and what time the bus would pick up our guests.

Although it went well above and beyond what we expected, Kristina was a huge help in planning our rehearsal dinner as well. She put in a great deal of time arranging logistics and making connections with vendors for that event too.

Kristina was always a pleasure to work with and we HIGHLY recommend her to other couples.

-Noah and Hatsy Kaufman
Working with Kristina was the best decision we made in planning our wedding. She worked incredibly hard in the months Read more...
Working with Kristina was the best decision we made in planning our wedding. She worked incredibly hard in the months before the wedding and in the few days leading up to it, including a series of site visits to the difficult-to-reach island where our wedding was held. She was always available to discuss issues with us, and she made hugely valuable connections with other vendors in the area (band, photographer, etc.).

Because of the island location of our wedding, a great deal of attention to detail was required, and Kristina did a great job. As one example of many, she worked with the island school bus driver and developed a detailed, essentially minute-by-minute schedule of where and what time the bus would pick up our guests.

Although it went well above and beyond what we expected, Kristina was a huge help in planning our rehearsal dinner as well. She put in a great deal of time arranging logistics and making connections with vendors for that event too.

Kristina was always a pleasure to work with and we HIGHLY recommend her to other couples.

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Jessica
Wedding:
6/1/2013
5.0/5.0
Look no longer she is AMAZEBALLS!!!! posted 6/23/2013
There are too many amazing things to say about Kristina. My now husband and I chose a space that we could make our own. We knew that we would need help with day of stuff since we would be busy doing our own thing. We looked on the knot and found Kristina. From the first meeting I was like yup, we are hiring you. She came to the table with a lot of knowledge and helpful tips. We were on a budget, but your wouldn't have known looking at our wedding. It was more than I could have ever imagined.

Kristina gave us a lot of great vendor recommendations and I am so glad we took her up on them. She was there with design and decorating tips. She was afraid to say maybe that isn't a great idea. Especially when my husband wanted to put tulle everywhere just because he thought it was pretty.

Kristina was there bright and early and stayed through everything. She was on top of everything. I am pretty easy going but when we had to move our ceremony from the top of the mountain to the bottom (1 day before the wedding)she was there to calm me down. Kristina was there every step of the way.

She made the night run great. Kristina was there to give me my flowers to walk down the isle, a plate of food when we went to go take pictures, and she made sure guests were where they needed to be for all the special moments. She thought quick on her feet about the heat and no air conditioning issue. If I lived in Maine I would hire her for every event, I mean I might pay her to travel to me just to have her at my event.

If you hire Kristina you will not be disappointed. She will make your day/event the best it can be. She took our simple rustic wedding and made it AMAZEBALLS!!! Set up a meeting with her and you will see exactly why you need her!
Look no longer she is AMAZEBALLS!!!! posted 6/23/2013
There are too many amazing things to say about Kristina. My now Read more...
Look no longer she is AMAZEBALLS!!!! posted 6/23/2013
There are too many amazing things to say about Kristina. My now husband and I chose a space that we could make our own. We knew that we would need help with day of stuff since we would be busy doing our own thing. We looked on the knot and found Kristina. From the first meeting I was like yup, we are hiring you. She came to the table with a lot of knowledge and helpful tips. We were on a budget, but your wouldn't have known looking at our wedding. It was more than I could have ever imagined.

Kristina gave us a lot of great vendor recommendations and I am so glad we took her up on them. She was there with design and decorating tips. She was afraid to say maybe that isn't a great idea. Especially when my husband wanted to put tulle everywhere just because he thought it was pretty.

Kristina was there bright and early and stayed through everything. She was on top of everything. I am pretty easy going but when we had to move our ceremony from the top of the mountain to the bottom (1 day before the wedding)she was there to calm me down. Kristina was there every step of the way.

She made the night run great. Kristina was there to give me my flowers to walk down the isle, a plate of food when we went to go take pictures, and she made sure guests were where they needed to be for all the special moments. She thought quick on her feet about the heat and no air conditioning issue. If I lived in Maine I would hire her for every event, I mean I might pay her to travel to me just to have her at my event.

If you hire Kristina you will not be disappointed. She will make your day/event the best it can be. She took our simple rustic wedding and made it AMAZEBALLS!!! Set up a meeting with her and you will see exactly why you need her! Read less
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Kelsey
Wedding:
6/30/2012
4.9/5.0
We hired Kristina and her two staffers as our day-of coordinator for our 130-guest wedding at my parents' farm in Maine. She went above and beyond, showing up early to get set up and making sure everything was done the way we had discussed in the days leading up to the wedding. She and her staff also poured champagne, cut the cake, set up our table settings, cleaned the dishes, and broke down everything at the end of the night. All our rentals were cleaned and placed back in their containers in a super efficient and organized manner. Our DJ took us aside and told 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.
We hired Kristina and her two staffers as our day-of coordinator for our 130-guest wedding at my parents' farm in Maine. Read more...
We hired Kristina and her two staffers as our day-of coordinator for our 130-guest wedding at my parents' farm in Maine. She went above and beyond, showing up early to get set up and making sure everything was done the way we had discussed in the days leading up to the wedding. She and her staff also poured champagne, cut the cake, set up our table settings, cleaned the dishes, and broke down everything at the end of the night. All our rentals were cleaned and placed back in their containers in a super efficient and organized manner. Our DJ took us aside and told 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. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Kristina was amazing she made my wedding go off without a hitch and was able to listen to everything we wanted and my parents wanted. She set everything up and was in touch with the catering company, the linen company and the tent company ect to arrange all the last minute details. This was all a huge help. It really couldn't have gone better.
Kristina was amazing she made my wedding go off without a hitch and was able to listen to everything we wanted and my Read more...
Kristina was amazing she made my wedding go off without a hitch and was able to listen to everything we wanted and my parents wanted. She set everything up and was in touch with the catering company, the linen company and the tent company ect to arrange all the last minute details. This was all a huge help. It really couldn't have gone better. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Megan
Wedding:
6/23/2012
5.0/5.0
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. Arrangements for appetizers and and bar tenders fell through about 6 months before the wedding, at what happened to be the busiest time of year for my own work. We called Kristina, who came through with guidance and suggestions; her experience can be relied upon. She recommended a caterer and bar tenders; on the day itself she stepped in to direct the wait staff; she cued the DJ; she arranged the table decorations and settings for the outdoor wedding; she saw to it that the other vendors were given meals, as we recognized it was a long day for everyone. Kristina has her own checklist to go through at advance meetings, so you need not fear anything will be overlooked. She's responsive and works well with all the other vendors. There's really not much more I can add other than that I would certainly call her in for the next family wedding!
One of the first calls I would make after my younger daughter's engagement would be to call Kristina at the Purple Orchid! Read more...
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. Arrangements for appetizers and and bar tenders fell through about 6 months before the wedding, at what happened to be the busiest time of year for my own work. We called Kristina, who came through with guidance and suggestions; her experience can be relied upon. She recommended a caterer and bar tenders; on the day itself she stepped in to direct the wait staff; she cued the DJ; she arranged the table decorations and settings for the outdoor wedding; she saw to it that the other vendors were given meals, as we recognized it was a long day for everyone. Kristina has her own checklist to go through at advance meetings, so you need not fear anything will be overlooked. She's responsive and works well with all the other vendors. There's really not much more I can add other than that I would certainly call her in for the next family wedding! Read less
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