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Blue Elephant recommends that you check out the following vendors as you are planning your event.

Accommodations

Hampton Inn Saco
Located just off I-95 in Saco, the Hampton offers comfortable rooms and elegant spaces for wedding receptions and other large functions. Other amenities include high speed internet access, fitness center, and pool. Contact Andrew Scherer for more information.
48 Industrial Park Rd., Saco, Maine, USA 04072
207-282-7222

Nonantum Resort
The Nonantum delivers on the promise of a genuine Maine waterfront resort. It is steeped in casual historical elegance -- with just the right modern comforts. On the water in Kennebunkport, Maine, the Nonantum offers everything you need to create life-long memories.
95 Ocean Avenue, Kennebunkport, ME 04046-2626
207 967-4050
http://www.nonantumresort.com/

Bar and Beverage Services

Spirit Beverage
Spirits is a full service beverage caterer catering to all your special event needs.
http://www.thedogfishcompany.com/spirits-catering.html

Clothing and Accessories

Simply You
Simply You is a women's clothing store with an uptown flair, bringing unique, quality women's clothing and accessories to Saco, Maine.

Everywhere you look you will find something to inspire you whether its our fashionable apparel, dazzling shoes, flashy accessories, jewelry, handbags, fragrances, lotions, sachets, cozy sleepwear and much more, including clothing previously not available in Southern Maine.
www.simplyyoufashions.com

Diamonds/Jewelry

Ruvanni Inc.
Offering loose diamonds and precious gem stones in a wide variety of cuts and colors. All stones are hand selected and inspected by a certified gemologist. Ruvanni purchases its stones directly from a mine in Africa and offers extremely competitive prices to its customers.
http://ruvanni.com/

DJ Services

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.
www.amazingdjmusic.com

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.
www.themusicmandjservice.com

Flowers

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.
207-799-4458
http://flowersinmaine.com

Flora Fauna
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.
207.650.3563.
www.florafaunaweddings.com

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.
9 Cori Drive Saco, ME 04072
207.423-9622
http://www.laurieandrewsdesign.com

S. Scollay Custom Floral Design
Proactive in meeting the latest trends, dovetailed with classic style. Exclusive arrangements to complim ent the specific setting. Paying attention to details, only the most exquisite and fresh flowers are selected for use.
Contact Sara Gorstein: 207.450.4813 or 207.899.2847
www.sscollaydesign.com

Lilygami Design
Custom origami, graphics, and floral design by Sally Orth Chandler.
www.lilygamidesign.com

Graphic Design

Griffin-Vites Watercolor Stationary
Though specializing in wedding papers, offering everything from save-the-date cards to thank you notes, Griffin-vites has numerous collections to choose from, whether your occasion be the welcoming of a newborn, a birthday celebration or the moving of a home...
Post Office Box 134 York Harbor, Maine 03911
207.361.4305
http://www.griffin-vites.com

Murphy Empire
207.272.7566
http://www.murphyempire.com

Hair and Makeup

Bei Capelli
207.885.0888
http://www.beicapelli.com

Lighting Design

Griffin Landscape Architecture
Landscape architect John Griffin also specializes in custom interior and exterior specialty lighting that will transform your venue into an elegant and dramatic colorscape.
207.272.9430
http://www.griffinlandarch.com

Musicians

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.
207.797.3848
http://www.bobcharestmusic.com

Classic Groove
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.
Contact Steven Tashjian.
617.930.6105
www.classicgroove.net

ENCORE!
The musicians of ENCORE! are proud to offer the very best in light classical music for all special occasions - weddings, receptions, openings, parties, fund-raisers, funerals. Our members are highly qualified performers with many years of experience in the business and all are affiliated with professional organizations including the Portland Symphony Orchestra. Our general fee schedule is comparable within the industry, but it is our ability to be flexible in working within a client's budget that has resulted in the continued success of our business.
207.761.4639
http://www.encorrrr.com/

Officiants

Rev. Dr. Reuben Bell
The Samara Center for Practical Spirituality is a place for instruction, practice, and spiritual growth for people of coastal southern Maine and beyond. The Center is operated by The New Jerusalem, a non-profit Maine corporation organized for educational activities on a number of levels. Its mission is to provide a place for teaching and learning enhanced by the universalizing principles disclosed by Emanuel Swedenborg, for use in peoples' lives.
121 North Street, Saco, ME 04072
207.602.6774
www.samracenter.org

Lisa Harmon
As your Wedding Officiant, I would be pleased to help you create your own personalized vows and ceremony for your wedding or vow renewal. Your ceremony can be as small and intimate as vows only or could include an additional ceremony such as a sand or candle ceremony."
207.608.1139
www.mainecoastbeachweddings.com

Photographers

Alexandra C. Daley-Clark Photography
Classic Maine wedding photojournalism.
18 Park Street, # 303, Saco, ME 04072
207.286.3686
www.classicmainewedding.com

Anne Sweeny Photography
Turning Moments Into Memories
Photographer Anne Sweeney documents the important moments in the lives of her subjects with grace, skill and tremendous love. Outdoor family portraits are her specialty.
With over 800 weddings to her credit, Anne is experienced with all types of settings, and all types of family situations. Let her guide you and your loved ones seamlessly through your big day, capturing all of the happiness and easing all stress.
207.653.1288
annesweeneyphotography.com

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.
207.752.3430
www.breamcdonald.com

Cuppa Photography
The singing tea kettle is the opening soundtrack to an afternoon of laughter, conversation and love. No matter the season, there is something deeply comforting about a warm mug of something cupped in two hands that spans time and emotion. I hope that the images of Cuppa Photography will do the same. Contact: Cindy Giovagnoli
www.cuppaphotography.com

Double-Take Photography
Two Photographers for your one occasion: Weddings, Events, H.S. Senior Sessions, and Family Portraits. Specializing in creative wedding capture, Jaime & Jeff blend together artistic, traditional, and candid photographic styles to capture the magical memories of your most cherished moments.
207-283-0050
www.doubletakephotography.com.com

fotografix studio
Capturing the story of your wedding day through distinctive, high quality images has been photographer Dave Bates' specialty for over 14 years. Located adjacent to Pepperell Square in downtown Saco, (just a 2 minute walk from The Blue Elephant Cafe) Fotografix Studio offers artistic wedding photography along with customized service and products for the Southern Maine area and well beyond. Always bringing a fun, creative and personable approach to your special day, Dave's friendly personality, professionalism and dedication to his clients are what make him a great fit for your wedding or special event.
176 Main St., Saco ME 04072
207.282.9045
www.fotografixstudio.com

Jen Dean Photography
For us it is all about capturing emotional moments combined with beautiful sweet light. Please call us to introduce yourself and tell us about how we can catch the sweet light in your life.
207.318.0467
http://www.jendeanphoto.com/

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.
http://www.katecrabtreephotography.com/

Nadra Photography
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.
207.885.9300.
www.nadraphotography.com

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
888.611.2999
www.apluspartyrentalme.com

One Stop Party Shoppe
One Stop Party Shoppe 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.
262 Main Street, Route One South Portland, ME 04106
207.767.5966
www.onestoppartyshoppe.com

Party Plus Tent and Event Rentals
Whatever special event you're planning, Party Plus Tent & Event Rentals is here for you! We specialize in white wedding tents, dance floor, stage, tables & chairs, table settings, linens and more. We rent everything you'll need to create lasting memories of your special day. We are a family owned business since 1972 and we are pleased to offer our Maine and New Hampshire customers quality rental equipment and friendly, professional customer service on a daily basis. Please call one of our event consultants today for your complimentary estimate.
6 Commercial Street, Biddeford, ME 04005
800.427.3862
www.partyplusmaine.com

Sperry Tents
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.
195 New Hampshire Ave, Suite 110, Portsmouth, NH 03801
603.570.4857
http://www.sperrytentsseacoast.com/

Transportation

Maine Limo
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.
184 Main St., Suite 1A South Portland, ME 04106
207.883.0222
http://mainelimo.com

Videoography

Media Northeast
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.
.207.447.1529
www.medianortheast.com

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.
.207.400.0311
www.softshellproductions.com

Wedding Cakes

Coastal Cakes
From simple butter cream cakes to cakes overflowing with gum paste flowers we will bring your vision to life. Chef Vicki Pettinger will work personally with you to create a beautiful cake to complement your event using only the freshest ingredients.
207.282.7516
http://www.coastalcakes.com/

Edible Delights
Edible Delights will create a cake as unique and individual as your special event.
207 Saco Avenue, Old Orchard Beach, ME 04064
207.284.1250
www.maineweddingcakes.com

Wedding Dresses

Andrea's Bridal
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!
207.772.5313
510 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
http://www.andreasbridal.net/

Wedding Planners

Blissful Beginnings
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.
603.490.1514
510 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
http://www.blissfulbeginnings.com/index2.php/