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The Purple Orchid, Event Planning

Brunswick , ME
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Brunswick, ME 04011 US (map)

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207-615-4674

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ABOUT US

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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INFO FOR WEDDING PLANNING

What wedding events do you provide services for?
Ceremony, Reception, Rehearsal Dinner
What wedding planning services do you offer?
Budget Analysis, Day-Of Coordination, Event Design, Full Planning, Partial Planning, Timelines, To-Do Lists, Vendor Referrals
What types of weddings do you accomodate?
Civil, Cultural, Destination, Eco-Friendly, Military, Non-Religious, Religious
How many planners are on your team?
4

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Kim
Wedding:
8/13/2016
5.0/5.0
Hiring " The Purple Orchid, Event Planning" was the best decision we made for a successful and fun wedding. Kristina Slocum was quick to respond to us and thought of so many details we didn't even think of. The week before, and especially the day of the wedding was so "stress-free" knowing that they taking care of everything. I would highly recommend this business!!
Hiring " The Purple Orchid, Event Planning" was the best decision we made for a successful and fun wedding. Kristina Read more...
Hiring " The Purple Orchid, Event Planning" was the best decision we made for a successful and fun wedding. Kristina Slocum was quick to respond to us and thought of so many details we didn't even think of. The week before, and especially the day of the wedding was so "stress-free" knowing that they taking care of everything. I would highly recommend this business!! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Book them! This team is worth every penny. We hired the team at The Purple Orchid to assist with day of coordination for our wedding. Chelsea and Melissa began working with us about 6-8 weeks before our wedding and were on top of every detail! They were always positive, helpful and flexible. They are also incredibly organized, so I never doubted their ability to coordinate among our vendors . On the day of our wedding, they were so helpful and flew under the radar the entire time. They organized all of our decorations and our large bridal party (18). We ran into two small issues (rain and our DJ), but Chelsea and Melissa did their best to ensure everything rain smoothly - we were so happy! They even brought us food to make sure we ate before we started chatting with guests. I have no reservations about recommending the team at The Purple Orchid. They are the best event planning team I have ever come across.
Book them! This team is worth every penny. We hired the team at The Purple Orchid to assist with day of coordination for Read more...
Book them! This team is worth every penny. We hired the team at The Purple Orchid to assist with day of coordination for our wedding. Chelsea and Melissa began working with us about 6-8 weeks before our wedding and were on top of every detail! They were always positive, helpful and flexible. They are also incredibly organized, so I never doubted their ability to coordinate among our vendors . On the day of our wedding, they were so helpful and flew under the radar the entire time. They organized all of our decorations and our large bridal party (18). We ran into two small issues (rain and our DJ), but Chelsea and Melissa did their best to ensure everything rain smoothly - we were so happy! They even brought us food to make sure we ate before we started chatting with guests. I have no reservations about recommending the team at The Purple Orchid. They are the best event planning team I have ever come across. Read less
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The Purple Orchid, Event Planning responded with the following comments:

Ana- you two are wonderful with amazing family and friends. This made made it really easy to try to want to do everything we could for your special day!

Sending much love, Chelsea and Melissa
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Dana
Wedding:
6/11/2016
5.0/5.0
I am a photographer. I have photographed weddings, i have been to weddings, and like a crazy woman I decided that I would plan my entire wedding. Planning an entire wedding is really hard to do and I do not suggest it for most people. Having a professional to make sure you are doing things right is really important. I made the decision to hire a day of planner because I wanted to enjoy the day rather then direct it. Kristina was great. She and I got together about two months before the wedding and came up with a plan on how the day should be. She sent me forms to fill out so that I could have a time line, so that she would know all my vendors, she would know what a I ordered for the wedding and from whom and she made sure that all the planning I had done was correct. She found a few mistakes that I had made in my ordering and she worked with my vendors to fix them. She worked with my Officiant and all of these different vendors and had them all working together to make my day as easy as possible. I know there was behind the scene drama going on on my wedding day that I had no idea about. Like dealing with the crazy intense wind and rain during my outdoor wedding. She had to run out and buy tons of umbrellas to keep folks dry as they waked from tent to tent. She made sure that my day ran smoothly and that made all the difference. I got to enjoy the day. My only major decisions was how much I should eat, drink, and dance with my husband, family and friends. Kristina, her team, was the best wedding decision I made. I would highly recommend them.
I am a photographer. I have photographed weddings, i have been to weddings, and like a crazy woman I decided that I would Read more...
I am a photographer. I have photographed weddings, i have been to weddings, and like a crazy woman I decided that I would plan my entire wedding. Planning an entire wedding is really hard to do and I do not suggest it for most people. Having a professional to make sure you are doing things right is really important. I made the decision to hire a day of planner because I wanted to enjoy the day rather then direct it. Kristina was great. She and I got together about two months before the wedding and came up with a plan on how the day should be. She sent me forms to fill out so that I could have a time line, so that she would know all my vendors, she would know what a I ordered for the wedding and from whom and she made sure that all the planning I had done was correct. She found a few mistakes that I had made in my ordering and she worked with my vendors to fix them. She worked with my Officiant and all of these different vendors and had them all working together to make my day as easy as possible. I know there was behind the scene drama going on on my wedding day that I had no idea about. Like dealing with the crazy intense wind and rain during my outdoor wedding. She had to run out and buy tons of umbrellas to keep folks dry as they waked from tent to tent. She made sure that my day ran smoothly and that made all the difference. I got to enjoy the day. My only major decisions was how much I should eat, drink, and dance with my husband, family and friends. Kristina, her team, was the best wedding decision I made. I would highly recommend them. Read less
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Pauline
Wedding:
9/5/2015
5.0/5.0
Thank you so much Kristina for ensuring that my husband and I had the best wedding. Kristina went above and beyond from the moment we hired her. She is THE BEST! We got married on an island in Maine and we planned the wedding from Denver, CO. Despite the numerous logistical issues we ran up against Kristina was there to calm us down and make sure everything went according to plan. She is proactive, professional, detail-oriented, and yet manages to be laid back and fun. Our calls with Kristina were usually very late for her (time zone differences) but she was always available and happy to help. She went above and beyond what we even expected and saved us multiple times when things fell through or we needed a last minute change. She worked so well with our other Maine vendors and her assistance on the day of was unbelievable. Honestly, my husband and I always say she was our best wedding planning decision and we recommend her services to anyone!! THANK YOU Kristina!! - Pauline and Jody
Thank you so much Kristina for ensuring that my husband and I had the best wedding. Kristina went above and beyond from Read more...
Thank you so much Kristina for ensuring that my husband and I had the best wedding. Kristina went above and beyond from the moment we hired her. She is THE BEST! We got married on an island in Maine and we planned the wedding from Denver, CO. Despite the numerous logistical issues we ran up against Kristina was there to calm us down and make sure everything went according to plan. She is proactive, professional, detail-oriented, and yet manages to be laid back and fun. Our calls with Kristina were usually very late for her (time zone differences) but she was always available and happy to help. She went above and beyond what we even expected and saved us multiple times when things fell through or we needed a last minute change. She worked so well with our other Maine vendors and her assistance on the day of was unbelievable. Honestly, my husband and I always say she was our best wedding planning decision and we recommend her services to anyone!! THANK YOU Kristina!! - Pauline and Jody Read less
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Lindsey
Wedding:
8/15/2015
5.0/5.0
Kristina and Chelsea were excellent as our day of wedding coordinators (and the consultation package). Kristina assisted with recommendations throughout our planning process, and really helped to plan the timeline of our day to ensure things ran smoothly. She contacted all of our vendors prior to our Big Day to incorporate everyone in our working timeline. Our wedding was held at a non-traditional outdoor venue, that had never had a wedding on the grounds before, and as we were coordinating and bringing in all vendors ourselves, it was extremely important to us to have someone like Kristina there with her expertise in coordinating weddings and being able to to take care of all the small but important details that need to occur, so that we could enjoy our day just being the bride and groom, and get married! They were there early to help set up and meet with all vendors arriving, and stayed well into the night to make sure everything went as smooth as possible. Kristina successfully navigated through the day and alleviated any stress that may have fallen on us, and we are so thankful for that! We also had Chelsea come by on the night of our rehearsal dinner to help out, as we had a large wedding party and wanted to get everyone on the same page, and it was so great to meet with and go over things with her instead of on the day of, when things were guaranteed to be even more hectic. . It was a pleasure working with both, would highly recommend them to anyone looking for a wedding coordinator!
Kristina and Chelsea were excellent as our day of wedding coordinators (and the consultation package). Kristina assisted Read more...
Kristina and Chelsea were excellent as our day of wedding coordinators (and the consultation package). Kristina assisted with recommendations throughout our planning process, and really helped to plan the timeline of our day to ensure things ran smoothly. She contacted all of our vendors prior to our Big Day to incorporate everyone in our working timeline. Our wedding was held at a non-traditional outdoor venue, that had never had a wedding on the grounds before, and as we were coordinating and bringing in all vendors ourselves, it was extremely important to us to have someone like Kristina there with her expertise in coordinating weddings and being able to to take care of all the small but important details that need to occur, so that we could enjoy our day just being the bride and groom, and get married! They were there early to help set up and meet with all vendors arriving, and stayed well into the night to make sure everything went as smooth as possible. Kristina successfully navigated through the day and alleviated any stress that may have fallen on us, and we are so thankful for that! We also had Chelsea come by on the night of our rehearsal dinner to help out, as we had a large wedding party and wanted to get everyone on the same page, and it was so great to meet with and go over things with her instead of on the day of, when things were guaranteed to be even more hectic. . It was a pleasure working with both, would highly recommend them to anyone looking for a wedding coordinator! Read less
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The Purple Orchid, Event Planning responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much for the kind words- it means so much to us that we were able to help you two create a perfect day! You guys are wonderful! Please keep in touch. Best, Kristina and Chelsea
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Kelly
Wedding:
7/25/2015
5.0/5.0
Kristina and Chelsea are a god-send! We feel very thankful to have decided on a day-of wedding coordinator. Kristina was excellent to work with from the very start. Planning a wedding two states a way, we had an initial phone conversation that alluded to an immediate connection and understanding of our wedding needs and vision. She met us prior to the event at our wedding location. Our wedding was at my husband's family summer home; thus, we had to pull in MANY different vendors to come out to this little Maine, island. Kristina organized all the vendors seamlessly. She contacted each one prior to the wedding and took that worry off of our plates and allowed us to enjoy the morning leading up to the big moment. The day of the wedding she showed up early to help with set-up and nailed every last one of our little details (and as a teacher, there were many). During all of this she remained friendly and professional. We are extremely thankful that we went with a day-of wedding coordinator and that this was The Purple Orchid. I would highly recommend them!
Kristina and Chelsea are a god-send! We feel very thankful to have decided on a day-of wedding coordinator. Kristina was Read more...
Kristina and Chelsea are a god-send! We feel very thankful to have decided on a day-of wedding coordinator. Kristina was excellent to work with from the very start. Planning a wedding two states a way, we had an initial phone conversation that alluded to an immediate connection and understanding of our wedding needs and vision. She met us prior to the event at our wedding location. Our wedding was at my husband's family summer home; thus, we had to pull in MANY different vendors to come out to this little Maine, island. Kristina organized all the vendors seamlessly. She contacted each one prior to the wedding and took that worry off of our plates and allowed us to enjoy the morning leading up to the big moment. The day of the wedding she showed up early to help with set-up and nailed every last one of our little details (and as a teacher, there were many). During all of this she remained friendly and professional. We are extremely thankful that we went with a day-of wedding coordinator and that this was The Purple Orchid. I would highly recommend them! Read less
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Kathleen
Wedding:
6/21/2015
5.0/5.0
This review will not even begin to do justice to the services Kristina and her staff provided for my daughter's wedding. The wedding took place at our home and even though that was overwhelming at many points, Kristina's competence and experience assured us everything would run smoothly. She is detail-oriented but kept us focused on the event as a whole. We weren't sure if we could fit the expense of hiring a planner into our budget but the reality is that if we hadn't, we would not have had the amazing wedding we did! Kristina's checklists and advice were invaluable and her wedding day presence was phenomenal. We highly recommend Kristina and the Purple Orchid (thanks so much to her assistant Chelsea, too!) to anyone planning a wedding in Maine. Sometimes it is not just the business smarts but the personal touch that makes an experience with a company unforgettable. We will always remember the generosity of time and spirit that Kristina provided us on this very special day.
This review will not even begin to do justice to the services Kristina and her staff provided for my daughter's wedding. Read more...
This review will not even begin to do justice to the services Kristina and her staff provided for my daughter's wedding. The wedding took place at our home and even though that was overwhelming at many points, Kristina's competence and experience assured us everything would run smoothly. She is detail-oriented but kept us focused on the event as a whole. We weren't sure if we could fit the expense of hiring a planner into our budget but the reality is that if we hadn't, we would not have had the amazing wedding we did! Kristina's checklists and advice were invaluable and her wedding day presence was phenomenal. We highly recommend Kristina and the Purple Orchid (thanks so much to her assistant Chelsea, too!) to anyone planning a wedding in Maine. Sometimes it is not just the business smarts but the personal touch that makes an experience with a company unforgettable. We will always remember the generosity of time and spirit that Kristina provided us on this very special day. Read less
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The Purple Orchid, Event Planning responded with the following comments:

Kathleen,

Thank you so much for giving us the opportunity to work with your family. You opened up your home and welcomed up like we were part of the family. Thank you, thank you!
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Michelle
Wedding:
6/13/2015
5.0/5.0
Kristina and her staff were amazing! The network of people she knows and her ability to get things handled are second to none. We had the most amazing wedding and the best part was it was stress free!
Kristina and her staff were amazing! The network of people she knows and her ability to get things handled are second to Read more...
Kristina and her staff were amazing! The network of people she knows and her ability to get things handled are second to none. We had the most amazing wedding and the best part was it was stress free! Read less
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The Purple Orchid, Event Planning responded with the following comments:

Thank you Michelle for your review- I know everyone including ourselves really enjoyed working with you on your wedding. xoxo
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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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