Preferred Event Professionals
Blue Elephant Events recommends that you check out the following professionals as you are planning your event. These are some of our favorite folks to work with!
Bar and Beverage Services
The Bar Association
Specializing in Maine beers, a thoughtful wine selection, and custom hand-crafted cocktails, we aim to add a personal, unique and memorable atmosphere to any social event. In addition to using high-quality ingredients, we provide a staff of charming & professional bartenders and a creatively rustic aesthetic.
Signature drinks are our specialty. Using local mixers, let us help you create a drink menu that reflects your tastes, and gives your guests something new and fun to try!
Spirits is a full service beverage caterer catering to all your special event needs.
Day of/Specialty Services
Sam Butts Yoga
Weddings are a major milestone for any couple and the stress that accompanies the pre-wedding day planning can manifest as mental and physical exhaustion. Yoga helps brides, grooms, wedding parties and family and friends relax, quiet their minds, and prepare for the celebration. A pre-wedding day yoga session includes yoga poses, breathing exercises and meditation–a combination that will help you create a new presence of mind as to more fully enjoy the momentous day.
White Gold Wedding Forecasts
The one thing you can’t buy for your wedding day is perfect weather. However, you can have the most accurate forecast at your fingertips. With packages starting at $199, you’ll receive pinpoint weather forecasts zeroed in on your big day. From an hourly weather forecast to a 10-day outlook – you and your guests will know exactly what to expect.
Decor and Lighting Design
The Event Light Pros
The Event Light Pros, founded by John Griffin, design, install, and manage lighting displays for weddings, corporate functions, bar/bat mitzvahs, private parties, special occasions, fundraisers, and other events throughout New England.
Event Lighting Concepts
Event Lighting Concepts (ELC) is a boutique firm specializing in dramatic lighting applications for weddings, destination weddings, corporate events and other special occasions with a service area including Maine, New Hampshire and Massachusetts. Our experienced event light pros will take great care in creating an atmosphere that will astonish you and your guests while staying true to your personal tastes. Whether you already have a vision for lighting your event or are looking to us for ideas and inspiration, you have landed in right place. Welcome. We are here to help!
Maine Event Design and Decor
Maine Event Design & Décor is an experienced special event decorating and lighting company based in mid-coast Maine. We serve all of Maine and New Hampshire communities with color and style in a variety of mediums including rich fabrics, stunning floral designs from our professional floral designer, creative lighting options, colorful lanterns, theme props and balloons. Our company’s strengths lies in its unique capability of providing a mixture of concept and theme development with décor and lighting services that can be custom packaged to meet your needs.
Amazing DJ Music
DJ and photographer Kevin Oulette offers a unique combination of DJ services and special event photogrpahy specially tailored to the needs of each individual client.
DJ Deweese Entertainment
DJ Jeremy is ready to assist you in making your event a day to remember. With over 15 years of DJ and MC experience, DJ Jeremy has the expertise and know-how to perform for any event. DJ Jeremy takes unsurpassed pride in his company’s image. Clean equipment, professional appearance, and positive attitude are of most importance to DJ Jeremy’s clients, therefore it is of most importance to him. With a large referral business, DJ Jeremy has established himself as one of the more sought after professional DJs for the New England wedding season. DJ Jeremy invites you to review the website and contact him with any questions; he is here to provide you the leadership and support needed for you to make your special day, special!
DJ Marc Entertainment
DJ Marc Entertainment located in Portland, ME. Specializing in making your special wedding event or any other type of event exactly the way you imagine it to be.
The Music Man DJ Service
Some of the most wonderful times of our lives are our celebrations. When you celebrate, make it wonderful in every respect, starting with the entertainment. The Music Man DJ Service offers you something special…Excellence. Providing professional disc jockey and master of ceremony services, and entertainment for all your celebrations.
Brian Zutter Productions
Whether you’re planning a Wedding, Private Party, Corporate Event or School Dance, I’ll provide you with the music and atmosphere you deserve. My years of experience will help me to read and interpret your crowd. I want the people focused on the experience, not the Disc Jockey. With a perfect blending of music and master of ceremonies services, I will help make your event one to remember.
Todd the Rocket
Todd the Rocket is considered by audiences and peers alike to be a true connoisseur of dance music from across decades and styles. He is recognized for his soul-stirring, floor-rocking mix of music spanning Motown & classic soul, funk, rare disco, electro boogie, first generation hip hop, classic dance tracks, 80s and 90s throwback jams, and exceptional contemporary hits. He is always eager to pull a hit from the wayback machine and bring his dancefloors on a ride. Todd the Rocket tosses out the cookie cutter of every other wedding and treats your music like all the other best aspects of your day; unique, one-of-a-kind, tailored to fit, and served sassy.
Fleur de Lis Floral Design
Fleur de Lis is a complete floral boutique providing fine art floral designs. We carry a unique assortment of flowers, foliage and gifts. We are committed to offering the residents and businesses of greater Portland unsurpassed service.
Flora Fauna is a floral design studio, with a team of trusted stylists and gifted designers who create truly exquisite events. In addition to flowers, Flora Fauna also offers complete event design.
Laurie Andrews Design
Laurie Andrews Design (LAD) is a full service (delivery, installation, removal) venue decoration, custom-design and floral company. Offering innovative, creative and exceptional floral design. At LAD we dream in color. Our goal is to gain your confidence, inspire your creativity, and win your heart. We are deeply committed to creating an event that will provide lasting memories for years to come in an unforgettable setting. Weaving together incredible floral design, luxury event rentals and expert styling, lad will create fabulous weddings, amazing events and posh parties whether intimate or grand. Our style is heavily influenced by the latest trends. We have a relentless quest for fresh new ideas that are always executed to the highest standards of quality.
Simple Elegance of Maine
Simple Elegance of Maine LLC is a locally owned online florist serving the Greater Portland and Addison, Maine areas. From its beginnings in the Bangor community, Simple Elegance of Maine has focused upon providing inspiring floral arrangements centered on quality. We are a member of the Maine State Florist and Grower’s Association. Owner, Elishia Townsend holds a Maine Masters in Floral Design.
Hair and Makeup
Illusions: An Aveda Concept Salon
Our philosophy is simple: Never rest on your laurels. We know that our reputation is only as good as our last service. Our stylists are all very experienced and we work as a team to provide you with the highest quality beauty services and the professional attention that you deserve.
Invitations and Printing Services
Lauren Rachel Design
A custom wedding stationery design studio based on the lovely Portland, Maine coastline. Specializing in beautiful design and exceptional production of wedding stationery and day-of-materials. There are unlimited options for customizing your special day. My expertise in wedding paper begins with invitations but can include exceptional and attractive details for the full range of your wedding planning needs.
Bob Charest Band
The Bob Charest Band is the soundtrack for your event, setting the tone from inviting dinner music to the final chant…”One more song!” We treat every client the way we want to be treated. We return calls and emails promptly and welcome all your questions. We rehearse music until it is truly performance ready, ensuring a result that is both professional and personal. When your guests arrive, the band is completely set up, with soft lighting and background music welcoming them.
Classic Groove draws on the versatility of its members to perform a diverse mix of music for any occasion, with a repertoire ranging from R&B and Top 40 to Smooth Jazz and Latin. The Group consists of Female Lead Vocalist, Male Vocals, Saxophone, Bass Guitar, Lead and Rhythm Guitar, Drums, and Keyboard. Whether playing at a club, wedding, or corporate party, Classic Groove offers a great variety of music for all ages and musical tastes.
Every Other Sunday
Every Other Sunday is a versatile, nine-piece dance band specializing in wedding receptions, corporate events and other functions. We pride ourselves on providing just the right number of ballads and dance songs to keep your guests entertained all night long and customize each set for the perfect blend of rock, pop, jazz, classical or country for your event. We bring everything we need for the party except electricity!
Judy Saiki provides beautiful harp music for weddings, receptions, and special events in Maine, New Hampshire and Massachusetts. An experienced and versatile professional harp player, Judy performs regularly with the Boston Pops and Boston Symphony. Her beautiful music will add elegance to your special occasion.
When not touring with Jonathan Edwards, Rob Duquette is playing his original children’s and “grown up” music around New England. He also has over 30 years of playing experience in venues all over the country, covering all events from concerts to weddings. His song list runs deep and wide and covers genres from traditional jazz to dance music. He also does many shows solo on guitar.
The Time Pilots
Time Pilots are a 6-piece dance party band. With male and female lead vocalists, saxophone, guitar, bass, keyboards and drums, Time Pilots play all of your favorite dance hits – from Frank Sinatra to Rihanna, and everything in between! Top 40, Oldies, R&B, Classic Rock, 80′s, Disco, Jazz, Reggae, and anything else that gets people dancing and having fun- all with high energy and authenticity.
Our underlying focus is to inspire people to have fun and dance in an elegant, but understated presentation. It includes setting up the professional sound equipment and instruments before guests arrive, stylish but formal attire, eloquent EmCee services and an iPod of softer background music to play during the break. With over 600 weddings in our resume, The Waiters have a proven history of keeping guests on the dance floor. We strive to make every wedding the best we’ve played for, and every couple happy they chose us.
Are you ready to rock? Wavelength has been packing dance floors at weddings and events in Maine and beyond since 1998. From light jazz to Motown, country and classic rock to today’s hits—we’re tuned to the tone you wish to set.
World Premiere Band
A dazzling combination of live music, dance and choreography, this Boston-based five piece is a spectacular live performance experience. World Premier Band is guaranteed to keep your dance floor full all night long.
A Sweet Start
I love everything about weddings and especially love working with couples getting married in Maine. I specialize in customized ceremonies that reflect your personality and relationship. I craft the ceremony specifically for you and your sweetie, so no two ceremonies are ever alike. If you’re looking for an experienced wedding officiant who will help you create the wedding ceremony of your dreams; who will guide you through the process of getting married in Maine; who will support you on your wedding day; and who genuinely loves this work, you’ve found the right person!
Vows For You By Cynthia
Writing your wedding vows can be harder than it seems. Let Cynthia write them for you then perform your intimate wedding. She will skillfully weave innovation with affirmations of your love for your chosen partner. Get the help you need for your memorable wedding vows.
Maine Photo Booth Co.
Vintage photo booth rental for Maine and New Hampshire.
Ruby is a lovingly restored, cherry red, 1962 VW bus that has been converted into a rolling photo booth. Your event will immediately be set apart when Ruby rolls up, opens her doors, and starts making photo bus magic.
We are the purveyors of fun and the authorities on event entertainment. We’ve taken the tired old photo booth and brought it into the 21st century with tons of cool features and special effects. Let us customize a TapSnap Phototainment Experience for your upcoming event and see for yourself how we make every event unique.
Alexandra C. Daley-Clark Photography
Classic Maine wedding photojournalism.
Brea Macdonald Photography
As a photographer my goal is to capture and preserve the real moments of life. If it’s your newborn baby’s toes, 1st tooth, senior portrait or wedding day I will approach your life event in a unique, authentic and personal manner that stays true to who you are. Your photos will bring to life those exciting occasions for generations, preserving those moments that take your breath away. Serving Nantucket, Cape Cod, Boston, New Hampshire, and Maine.
Brittany Rae Photography
Why are photographs so important to me? Most recently my toddler has taken to carrying around our family albums and pointing out all the people she knows. I don’t think I ever truly understood the importance of photographs until that moment. The portraits I take aren’t just for you, they’re for your future, your children and your grandchildren. They’re a visual history.
Emily Delamater Photography
Making art out of life is what makes me happy – to capture the emotion behind a day and to tell each story with a focus on the details and the people. I live to create beautiful images.
We are a Maine based husband/wife photography team who have been in business since 2005 and truly love what we do. We love working with people and telling their story through compelling images. One of the greatest compliments that we constantly receive is how comfortable we make our clients feel. Every client’s story is unique, and through our work we like to tell that story with images that capture a moment and convey an experience.
They say a picture is worth a thousand words, so a hundred wedding galleries must be worth billions. Why not look through a few of our weddings and let our images speak for themselves?
Fotografix Studio/David Bates Photo
Telling the story of your wedding day through distinctive, high quality images has been photographer David Bates’ specialty since 1995. Located close to Blue Elephant Events in downtown Saco, Dave delivers artistic wedding images and brings a friendly, creative and personable approach to your special day.
Jen Dean Photography
It’s more than just the “big day.” It is an event that joins two lives, two histories, two worlds together. This will be the event to celebrate not just you, but the lives of the family and friends who brought you to now. Your portraits of the day should reflect who you truly are: not just a line of posed people, but your personality captured for your grandchildren. That is what I do. When the cake has been eaten and the guests have gone home you are left with your sweet memories and the portraits of your day.
Kate Crabtree Photography
Your wedding day will only happen once, so it’s important to find the right photographer to capture your wedding exactly how you remembered it. I care deeply about my clients and get to know them prior to the wedding so that I can provide coverage that reflects who my couples are and how they love one another. At the end of the day, each couple receives customized photography that will help them remember both the big and small moments that made their big day so special.
Kate Michaud Photography
My style is all about creating images that are honest & artful reflections of your story, family, love, celebration or simply just for fun! I would categorize myself as more of a photojournalist than just a photographer. When you look at your photos, I want them to be a beautiful representation of the time of your life I’m capturing for you. One of the best parts of my job is getting to know you and create images for you to cherish.
Kivalo Wedding Photography
Although I of course shoot family formals and bridal party formals, I am not a traditional photographer. I shoot in a creative style capturing real moments. I have a lot of fun and my clients do too 🙂 The images are full of emotion, connections, and passion. They are timeless and will enable you to remember your wedding day forever.
With ten years of experience and a passion that doesn’t end with the click of the shutter, Nadra has the skill and intuition in capturing special moments that will render you speechless. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts from the very unique Northern California school Humbolt State University. While there, she discovered how powerful photography can be in shaping our understanding and appreciation of our lives. Now refined in her craft, Nadra specializes in her vision of timeless fine art documentary photography. She and her camera celebrate her love of family throughout New England and beyond.
Peter Greeno Photography
Natural, un-posed, candid moments. Based out of Portland, Maine and Boston, Massachusetts, Peter runs a full time photography studio that serves a discerning clientele.
Russel Caron Photography
Wedding Photography Artists. Award-winning, full time, professional wedding photography by a husband and wife team, photographing fine weddings in Maine, Boston, New England, and worldwide destinations. Contemporary, creative, and artistically-modern wedding photography with quality, experience, and personality.
Tenting and Rental Equipment
A Plus Party Rental
Whether you are planning a Wedding, Black Tie Affair, Corporate Event, Graduation Ceremony, Back Yard Party, or a Festival, A-Plus Party Rental’s expertise and vast inventory can bring your event vision to life.
10 Washington Avenue, Scarborough, ME 04074
Affordable Events is a full service Wedding and Event company offering wedding and event tents that are of the best quality and style. We offer full design and set up of your event with our large inventory of products, keeping things fresh and new by keeping up with the latest trends and styles. So whether you are planning the wedding you always dreamed of, or the party of the century, let Affordable Events help make your dream a reality.
Only CORT Events offers exclusive brands developed specifically for the event rental industry including the flexible Endless collection, sophisticated Lounge 22, brilliant Luna Lighting, revolutionary Napoleon collection, and the unique Elements décor line.
Details Event Staging
We are passionate about providing you with stylish, hard-to-find, and one-of-a-kind event rental options that will make your special event extraordinary!
Exeter Events & Tents is Northern New England’s finest event rental company. Family owned and providing quality service for nearly 25 years, we offer an expansive selection of wedding and event products and services including the region’s most comprehensive selection of tents, tables, chairs, china, and other accessories, making us a one-stop source for any occasion. Recognized as leaders in the industry, our highly experienced and friendly staff and consultants welcome the opportunity to help you create the memorable event you deserve.
One Stop Events
One Stop Events prides itself on the reputation it has built over the years, providing top quality rental equipment and first class customer service to businesses, caterers, event planners and individuals. Our consultants have over 30 years of combined rental service experience and look forward to hearing from you.
Savvy Event Rental
Here at Savvy Event Rental we are a team of professionals with extensive event experience ready to help you craft your perfect day. From our gorgeous Tidewater Tent to our farm tables and cross-back chairs, we vow to make your planning experience memorable. Join the thousands of happy clients we’ve worked with – from brides to planners – and let us help you Become an Event Hero!
Canvas sailcloth tents handcrafted by Sperry Tents are defined by their elegant peaks and signature pennants. Combining traditions of the finest American sail makers with modern amenities, Sperry Tents offer refined outdoor ambiance and a uniquely nautical feel in an exclusive product line. Sperry Tents are distinguished in the wedding tent industry by the highest quality craftsmanship and individualized, professional customer service.
Vim + Vigor Events
It is the unknown that keeps us going. We are comprised of dozens of uniquely talented and creative people, from all walks of life, who love putting their energy into making each event unique and special and bringing clients’ vision to life. We are constantly launching new and exciting products, designs, and opportunities – and we are always looking for ways to reinvent ourselves, our products, and our industry. We are not looking to for the ripple effect – we are looking for the tidal wave.
Our unparalleled team of custom designers, builders, and rental inventory experts, we continue to work diligently, innovating and perfecting event after event, with renewed enthusiasm for the future, and you. It was your unflagging support and demand over the years that inspired and buoyed our gradual expansion from a custom farm table shop to luxe rentals galore, expansive design services, and custom EVERYTHING.
Wallace Tent & Party Rentals
At Wallace you can plan your event with confidence. Our 17 years of experience in the event industry, vast inventory, and highly-trained staff will make planning your event rental easy. Whether you are preparing for a dinner party, a wedding, or a complex multi-day event for thousands of people, we can help. Our goal is to provide you with the highest level of customer satisfaction and to make your event a success!
Good Times Shuttle
Maine Limousine Service
Maine Limousine Service is located just minutes from the Portland International Jetport. We provide elegant and reliable luxury transportation 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to all airports and train stations from Bangor, Maine to La Guardia, New York. Our fleet of luxury sedans, SUVs, limousines, van and stretch Navigator SUV are sure to make your next business function, corporate travel, wedding, special event or night on the town an exceptional one. At Maine Limousine Service, our experienced chauffeurs are professional, prompt, courteous and always sharply dressed. Please take a moment to view our fleet of sedans, limousines and our flagship 1962 Bentley.
Portland Harbor Water Taxi
Portland Harbor Water Taxi is getting ready to launch its second year in Casco Bay! We currently operate two boats, the Elizabeth Grace and Redline Osprey. The Elizabeth Grace is a 33 foot Willard that was built as a passenger launch for the military. It is inspected by the USCG to carry up to 37 passengers in Casco Bay. This vessel is primarily used as a Harbor Shuttle between popular water front locations in Portland and South Portland, and for Star Gazing tours on Friday nights in the summer. We provide scheduled transportation for summer programs on Cow Island with Ripple Effect and transportation to Historic House Island. The Elizabeth Grace is available for private chartered events. The Red Line Osprey is a 24ft Osprey fully enclosed Pilothouse powered by a 260hp Yanmar Diesel. This vessel is primary used as a water taxi and can carry 6 passengers quickly and safely around Casco Bay.
At Your Service Video Production, LLC
At Your Service Video Production is your best choice if you are looking for Videographers in Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts and New England. We are also available for travel, so if you are having a destination wedding or an event somewhere other than New England, don’t hesitate to contact us!
Media Northeast provides one thing: great video production. Whether you’re looking for a beautiful, unobtrusive, no-stress wedding video, a corporate video that takes the guesswork out of your hands and delivers a product that’ll make you stand out, or a memorable event video, Media Northeast is the video production service you’ll be glad you selected.
Soft Shell Productions
Nora McCormack, founder and owner, created Softshell Productions in 2008. Based out of both Yarmouth and Newry, Maine, she has been traveling throughout New England filming primarily weddings and action sports. She has recently won a national video contest to create the next music video for the band Guster. Her winning submission is now the official music video for their song Bad Bad World, and has inspired several “pay it forward” movements, challenging citizens to document their random acts of kindness.
Wedding Cakes and Dessert
Cakes for All Seasons
Custom cakes and fine desserts for all occasions, baked from scratch, with fresh, select ingredients. Gracious, personalized service. Design consultations and tastings by appointment. Long-distance planning is a breeze. Let’s meet, I’ll bring the treats!
confectionArt, established in 2000, is the premier custom cake design business serving Maine, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts. confectionArt provides beautiful and delicious wedding cakes to hundreds of satisfied customers each year. Our deliciously moist, artistic, and elegantly-designed cakes for weddings, anniversaries, birthdays, bridal showers, baby showers, and any type of special occasion will be remembered by your guests as a wonderful touch to your event.
Make your wedding or event a truly unique Maine event with catering service from Gelato Fiasco. We’ll bring custom-made gelato and sorbetto flavors, all the supplies, and the professional staff needed to serve your friends and family a most special New England treat. Pans of gelato are placed in an old New England tabletop crate display, creating an exciting visual presentation for your event. Our gelato cart is also available.
We are a small Maine company specializing in cakes, candy and confections. Planning an event? We offer a selection of yummy things from whoopie pies and cookies to petite fours and cupcakes. We offer custom service for weddings. Thinking about the cake of your dreams — or how about a custom ice cream or truffle just for your special day? Want special party favors for the reception or as gifts for the bridal party? Call us and we’ll help you plan the perfect sweets for your perfect day.
Let Them Eat Cake
We believe that the choice of a wedding cake is a once in a lifetime decision, an expression of the bride and grooms individuality and unique style. Whether your preference is for the classical or the whimsical, Let Them Eat Cake will create your fantasy that family and friends will long remember.
Mainely Wedding Cakes
Mainely Wedding Cakes is passionate about cakes and cake design. With your vision and our design we will make your wedding day the best it can be.
The Marshmallow Cart
We’re your after dinner dessert, lazy sunday snack, mid-day cheat meal, date night deal-maker, wedding weekend centerpiece, corporate party promotion piece, birthday party bragging piece! Whatever the occassion, we roast up the fun! Serving Streetside Roasted S’mores, Marshmallow Pops, and Marshmallow Krispy Treats featuring our signature coconut, caramel, mint, maple, strawberry, raspberry and vanilla marshmallows!
Andrea’s Bridal is Maine’s premier bridal and formal wear boutique located in the heart of Portland’s downtown district. We offer a vast selection of gowns for every occasion, personality and budget. Let our experienced style consultants help you find the perfect dress for your big day. Awarded Best of Weddings 2011 by The Knot!
Blue Elephant Events
In addition to our colleagues below, Blue Elephant is also a full service event planning company. Planning your event should be a fun process, leading up to a day that you will remember with great happiness forever. Let us guide you through the details and help keep things on track – give us a call to set up an appointment!
Blissful Beginnings is your advisor, confidant and set of second hands. We design, manage and provide consultation for events that are: Weddings, bar mitzvahs, baby and bridal showers, anniversaries, and birthdays. Inside or outdoors, at home or at an establishment. Every size event, every budget. If you can imagine it, we can do it! Contact: Melanie Voros.
Sweetest Thing Weddings
We believe with every inch of our (this season dressed) being, that our tag line is true! “uniquely yours…the way a MAINE wedding should be.”