A Sweet Summer Wedding in June

Carolyn & TJ

Saturday, June 10, 2017

As we begin to shift our focus to the year ahead and another wedding season of hosting beautiful milestone celebrations for our guests here at French’s Point, we can’t help but reminisce on some of the beautiful weekends and guests we hosted here on the shores of Penobscot Bay this past season.

The early-summer wedding of Carolyn and TJ remains a highlight of the summer for our tiny team. This elegant wedding included a guests list of kind, loving and thoughtful family and friends that traveled from near and far to celebrate with the happy couple. The weather that day could not have been more blessed.

In short, it was the ideal summer day for a wedding; perfectly suited to this wonderful duo. Carolyn and TJ, with help from their wedding planner, Kristin, at Beehive Creative worked to ensure the details of the event came together seamlessly and with the help of Trillium Catering, guests were well fed, always had a drink in hand, and a smile on their face. I recall being struck by the laughter and revelry which floated on the breeze along with the sweet smell of beach rose.

“I recall being struck by the laughter and revelry which floated on the breeze along with the sweet smell of beach rose.” – Jessika Brooks-Brewer

We are excited to see what the future brings this wonderful couple and were beyond honored to host and serve them here at French’s Point where they got their start in life as a married couple.

Carolyn & TJ’s Vendor Team:

  • Bar Services: Trillium Catering
  • Catering: Trillium Catering
  • Ceremony and Cocktail Music: Unknown
  • Ceremony Venue: French’s Point Waterfront Gazebo
  • Design and Styling: N/A
  • Dessert: Trillium Catering
  • Dinner and Dancing Entertainment: Double Platinum Celebrations
  • DJ: DJ Chris – Double Platinum Celebrations
  • Month of Coordinator: Beehive Creative
  • Favors: N/A
  • Fireworks: N/A
  • Floral Design: Broadturn Farm
  • Hair: Glow Salon – Kim
  • Makeup: Glow Salon – Katie
  • Officiant: Kat Logan – Friend of the Couple
  • Photo Booth: Maine to Boston Photo Booth Rental
  • Photography: Ramble Free Photo Co. – Hannah
  • Reception Venue: French’s Point Sailcloth Tent
  • Rentals: One Stop Event Rentals and  French’s Point
  • Transportation: Bo Mar Transportation and Field of Greens (Limo)
  • Videography: N/A

Vendor Spotlight: The Purple Orchid Event Planning

French’s Point Estate is thrilled to continue our series of blog posts spotlighting amazing Maine wedding vendors that help to make weddings at our waterfront wedding venue not only successful but truly the embodiment of the experience our clients strive to craft for their family and friends. This series will showcase some of the best providers from our vibrant, talented, dedicated wedding industry community we are so proud to be a part of here in Maine and New England. This group of professional wedding vendors understands and adheres to our guiding principles for the service we endeavor to provide our clients: Be Responsive, Be Kind, Provide Excellent Customer Service, Provide the Very Best Product/Service. Because of these wonderful people, the celebrations here are French’s Point Estate is the stuff of which dreams are made!

My friend Kristina, owner of The Purple Orchid Event Planning is a coordinator with an eye for logistics and details! She is the perfect fit for a couple seeking a wedding planner to relieve couples of the burden of managing the vendor’s team and details involved in a wedding in Maine. The Purple Orchid Event Planning specializes in tented, outside, and/or private property weddings that involve more moving parts (for example, tent, rentals, generators, etc) than a resort venue. Kristina’s experience in the hospitality industry has provided her with the skill sets and knowledge needed to ensure your guests have the experience you set out to create for your wedding. If you are planning a wedding in Maine and you want to have the event managed from start to finish so you and your honey can sit back and enjoy the day, you need to meet Kristina, from The Purple Orchid Event Planning.

How long have you been operating your business?

We are so excited (and ready) to be entering our sixth season of business. Prior to opening The Purple Orchid, I had an extensive background in all aspects of the hospitality world.

How would you describe your services (i.e. day of coordinator, full-service event planning, logistics management, event design, etc)?

The Purple Orchid, Event Planning is a full-service event planning company specializing in tented, outside, estate, barn and family-owned properties throughout Maine. Our services include day-of coordination, consultation and custom packaging for all our wedding clients. We strive to be one of Maine’s premier logistical planners and only design weddings for our full-service couples.

Describe your ideal client.

The Purple Orchid team loves to laugh, have fun and enjoy a team approach to event planning. Our ideal client is laid back in their personality but knows they deserve a well-planned and executed event. They work as hard in their world as we do.

What is your favorite moment on wedding day?

Great question! I still cry at ceremonies. When you can see, and feel, that unique love couples have for one another, it makes my heart happy. Having the opportunity to be a part of one of their most intimate days while being welcomed by the most important people in their lives – we are just so grateful and fortunate to be a part of that.

What’s your favorite trip in Maine?

There are so many little gems in Maine; undoubtedly, why people decide to get married here! The Purple Orchid is a based out of Mid-coast Maine because we love that area. Other favorites include hiking in Camden, wine tasting in Portland, skiing in Bethel, swimming in Sebago, camping in Belgrade and trying new restaurants along the way.

Kristina Slocum, Owner
The Purple Orchid, Event Planning
136 Maine Street
Brunswick, ME

Featured photo by Chris Bennett Photography