Real Wedding: Katie + Brandon at The Barn at Valhalla

I virtually met Katie and Brandon about a year before their big day. They had chosen The Barn and wanted a little help with the logistics of the day. One of the things that I love about The Barn is the fact the couple. their families, and their bridal party can all stay on site. They had planned dinner, breakfast, and lunch for everyone staying there each day. It was such a nice gesture and it made the whole weekend feel so personal. They did their own centerpieces completed with potted "Herbs" to pay homage to the groom's last name Herb. Which by the way is really hard to pronounce correctly when you are taught to drop the H sound for the plant- but for their name, you pronounce the H sound.

The biggest thing about these two is that they just knew how to have fun. They were constantly laughing, smiling, and just seem to really enjoy their time together and with their guests.

The wedding took place out in the field under the trees and it was perfect. The trees gave some much needed shade and it really could not of been a more beautiful day. After the ceremony, the guests had cocktail hour by the fireplace. Dinner was under the tent and dancing was in The Barn. It was a night full of dancing and merriment. People kept commenting how this was the most fun wedding and it sure looked liked they had a blast!

Enjoy all these photos from the amazing Sarah Joann Photography!

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Thanks to all our awesome vendors!

Photography: Sarah Joann Photography

Venue: The Barn at Valhalla

Planner: Dana with C&D Events

Rentals: American Party Rentals

Florals: Embellished Blooms

Centerpieces: DIY

Caterer: Backyard Bistro

Ceremony Music: Friends of Groom, David & Rosene Rohrer

Reception Music: DJ B-Man with Cool Receptions

Dessert: Simply Cakes

Hair/Make-up: Salon Povera

Videographer: Bowtie Films

Officiant: Friends of the couple, Todd and Janet Fields

Real Wedding: Kristen + Joseph at the North Carolina Botanical Gardens

Kristen & Joseph are the sweetest couple! I feel like I say that often about all of my couples, but honestly, they are the sweetest!! They have the kindest hearts and from the first time I met them were so genuine about their wedding day and each other. I couldn't wait for them to be married and for me to help them start on their marriage journey. The whole week of their wedding the rain was playing hide-n-seek with us. Thankfully, they were willing to go for it and the day ended up being beautiful with no rain. They were married in the Botanical Gardens and partied all night in the Auditorium surrounded by loving family and friends. I love when a couple personalizes their wedding and by far my favorite moment of their day was their processional. They had chosen the theme music from the West Wing as their processional song. As a fellow West Wing fan (yes, I'm watching the entire series for the second time right now), I about lost it. Perfect choice for the couple. Kristen & Joseph, I wish you a lifetime of happiness and Carrboro adventures!



Thanks to all our awesome vendors!

Photography: Annie Watts Photography

Venue: North Carolina Botanical Gardens

Planner: Whitney with C&D Events

Rentals: American Party Rentals

Florals: Bouquet - Pine State Flowers, Centerpieces by Bride

Caterer: Durham Catering Company

Music: Music provided by Bride + Groom

Photo Booth: Lil Photo Bus

Dessert: Whole Foods

Hair/Make-up: Ceremony Salon

Lighting: Vivid Lighting

Officiant: Rev. Dr. John Milholland (family friend of the Bride + Groom)

Real Wedding: Neeti + Alex at The Barn at Valhalla

I met Neeti and Alex at Neeti's mother's house one morning and we immediately clicked - must have been the chai! I loved Neeti's down to earth approach to planning and how collaborative she and Alex were from the very beginning. It was a long distance plan as she and Alex lived in California so we conversed mostly through conference calls and emails. Oh and we can't forget the google docs! Neeti's spreadsheets are a force to be reckoned with!

My Husband and I were invited to the rehearsal dinner and it was so much fun getting to know some of their guests, getting henna done, and experiencing their families - the nicest people! The wedding day was a hot one but so much fun - no one seemed to mind! Our bridal party started off the day in the barn with a yoga session and then moved on hair and make up. My team and I set up the ceremony and reception space and got all guests and attendants in place for the Baraat. Alex rode in on a horse like a champ - he was bringing the party!

I loved being involved in the ceremony - Neeti had created a program that explained all of the steps and the tradition behind the ceremonies - it was beautiful!! The rest of the night was so full of Aunts and cousins and so many friends! You could tell how much Neeti and Alex were loved! I also can not forget to mention how GORGEOUS Neeti looked all night! The sari for the ceremony was perfection and her reception outfit is by far the best I have seen!

Thanks to all our awesome vendors!

Photography: L'Amour Foto

Venue: The Barn at Valhalla

Planner: Courtney with C&D Events

Rentals: CE Rentals and Tent by Grand Rental

Florals: Bushel + Peck Designs

Caterer: Raaga

Music: DJ Sohil

Photo Booth: Lil Photo Bus

Dessert: Maple View Ice Cream

Lighting: Vivid Lighting

Real Wedding: Abigail + Benny at Rosehill Plantation

It was so great to be a part of Abigail and Benni's family for a day! They celebrated their marriage at the beautiful Rosehill Plantation in Nashville NC with 200 plus friends and family. I remember thinking how kind and loving all of the guests were throughout the whole evening - they even sat through the ceremony while it misted outside!

One of the most memorable aspects of the day was how close both Abigail and Benni are to their siblings. You could just feel the love and respect they had for each other and how much they were going to miss each other when the couple moved away! It was so sweet and made me want to ask for parenting tips from both families!

Please enjoy some of the images that captured this sweet, loving day!

Thanks to all our awesome vendors!

Photography: J. Christina Photography

Venue: Rose Hill Plantation

Planner: Courtney with C&D Events

Florals: Julie with Bushel + Peck Designs

Music: Friend of the Bride and Groom

Videographer: Simple Lee Video

Photo Booth: SnapIt

Dessert: Publix

Hair/Make-up: Brielle Chapman



Real Wedding: Laura + Mark at The Barn at Valhalla

Mark and Laura were such a fun and enjoyable couple to work with. I loved the laid back and beautiful feel they were going for and the Barn at Valhalla was the perfect venue for them! We were worried about rain leading up to the wedding, but as Mark put it we were "cautiously optimistic." Luckily the rain held off for us pretty much the entire night, it ended up being a gorgeous May day. Boy was it windy though! We had to macgyver a solution to stop the linens from blowing off (safety pins to the rescue). So much of wedding planning is staying calm and improvising. The rest of the night was smooth sailing, without a hitch. The bride and groom even got to enjoy a super fun family tradition during the reception. Overall, it was an amazing day and I am honored to have helped make it a success!

Thanks to all our awesome vendors!

Photography: Kyle Aiton

Venue: The Barn at Valhalla

Planner: Kelsy with C&D Events

Rentals: American Party Rentals

Florals: DIY

Caterer: Humble Pig

Music: Allen Smith with SPIN

Dessert: Sugarland

Hair/Make-up: Bride Guide Triad

Officiant: Sazie Tagliere (friend of the Bride and Groom)

Real Wedding: Laura + Will at The Bradford

Where to even start with these two?!? I loved working with Laura and Will. Not only did I love their vision - but I loved them as a couple. They were warm, kind, and so much fun. They knew how to laugh, not take everything so seriously, and how to compromise. They live in Texas, so we spent lots of time on the phone/e-mail/text and had power weekends when they were in town. The process was so enjoyable and I always said "If I had more Laura's.."

Immediately she knew she wanted a Rustic feel to the day. We took Pinterest ideas and put together some inspiration. The vision really came together when we went to CE. We all fell in love with their new blue plates and that sealed the design! The colors she chose were so inspired and I just loved all the details. We went a sage green, blue, and neutral palette. We kept the flowers white, green, and pops of blush throughout. Her bouquet was amazing- one of my favorites by far!

The weekend came and it was looking like rain in the forecast. Luckily that morning we saw that we could have the ceremony outside in a window of no rain. It was gorgeous! The rain cooled it down slightly, and the breeze was blowing to keep everyone cool. The downside of the breeze was that we had to improvise on our tall arrangements as they could not stay up in the wind! I adored their families. Laura is from Colombia so she had a handful of people that traveled for the wedding. They came with special Colombian sweets for the dessert table, and gave each guest a sweet treat for a favor. It was a hit!

Once the music started - they did not stop. It was a party! Guests dances all night! They had glow sticks, an awesome DJ (Yay SPIN!!) and specialty drinks. They brought a Colombian liquor with them that is traditional given as a shot- it was the best watching people take it! We ended the night with an epic confetti send off and the guests (about 60) got on shuttle that took them downtown to Rum Runners and they continued the party until the bar shut down.

Oh what a night! It was so much fun and I am so, so grateful that they chose me to be a part of their day. Laura and Will - I wish you all nothing but the best! Thank you for letting us be your planner - it was honor and such a joy to serve you this past year!

Enjoy the pics from Anna Holcombe!

Thanks to all our awesome vendors!

Photography: Anna Holcombe Photography

Venue: The Bradford

Planner: Dana with C&D Events

Rentals: CE Rentals

Lounges: Greenhouse Picker Sisters

Florals: Julie with Bushel & Peck Designs

Caterer: Rocky Top Catering

Music: Dave with SPIN

Photo Booth: SnapIt

Dessert: Something Sweet

Hair/Make-up: Perfection by Patricia

Officiant: Wendy Tingle

Real Wedding: Shoshana + Noah at The Barn at Valhalla

Sometimes after meeting a couple in person at a consultation I think "I really, really want to work with them!". Noah and Shoshana were definitely one of those couples. Not only were they a fun, sweet couple but we also had some things in common: our NYC history and connections, the fact that Noah is a professor in the department that I received my degree...the list goes on.

When we first started chatting about the details of their wedding I knew that this was going to be a fun one! Shoshana had dreams of bright, colorful wildflowers (which works so perfectly at the Barn) but also with modern touches throughout. I loved the combo and the design turned out stunning - especially the flowers by Bloomin Rose! And while rain threatened us all the way up until Shoshana walked down the aisle, it turned out to be a gorgeous ceremony by the pond. Noah and Shoshana's vows were exactly like the rest of their wedding - sweet, colorful and full of love. I heard many people tell them that they were some of the best vows they've heard, and I agree! One of the things that I loved about their wedding was that, after the ceremony and cocktail hour, they jumped right into dancing. And I don't mean just first dances, but a good 30 minutes of dancing in the barn! It was a unique and fun way to kick off the reception! From there guests enjoyed an amazing family style dinner followed by toasts, cutting the cake and then a whole lot more dancing.

One of my favorite moments of the day was when everyone was on the dance floor doing the Hora - it looked like so much fun and Noah and Shoshana were beaming! They also had the most epic candy bar that guests loved and devoured.

It was truly one of the most memorable weddings I've done. I am so grateful to not only have been able to plan it for them, but also to have met Noah and Shoshana!

Thanks to all our awesome vendors!

Photography: Tracy Timmester Photography

Venue: The Barn at Valhalla

Planner: Leah with C&D Events

Rentals: American Party Rentals

Florals: Bloomin Rose Flowers

Caterer: Posh Nosh Catering

Music: Mike Hadjoglou with K2 Productions

Photo Booth: SnapIt

Dessert: Sugarland

Hair/Make-up: Ceremony Salon

Officiant: Friend of the Bride and Groom

Real Wedding: Taylor + Greg at The Bradford

Taylor & Greg’s wedding day turned out to be a beautiful Saturday in April! There were a few scares of rain earlier in the week but we held out to see if we could chance it so they could have their intimate outside wedding on the Terrace at the Bradford. You know what they say, April showers bring May flowers! Thankfully, the weather was absolutely perfect and the newlyweds and their guests danced the night away under the stars.

I’ve been working with Taylor for over a year planning her dream day and I could tell it was going to be one for the books! She & her mom designed Taylor & Greg’s wedding day so beautifully. Their design and DIY looked absolutely gorgeous. They even brought in their own lounge setting, head table silverware, and chairs. Every last details was considered and made to feel so very special. For example, their guest book was a recording station so they could capture sweet memories from their family & friend’s own voices. This couple is so thoughtful and caring in everything they do! They even had an Easter Egg hunt for the kids!

Taylor & Greg, I’m so thankful that I could be a part of your big day and look forward to staying in touch with you as you continue in your marriage journey!

Thanks to all our awesome vendors!

Photography: Annie Watts Photography

Venue: The Bradford

Planner: Whitney with C&D Events

Rentals: CE Rentals and Greenhouse Picker Sisters

Florals: Julie with Bushel + Peck Designs

Caterer: Beau Catering

Music: Victor with All Events DJ

Photo Booth: All Events DJ

Videographer: Thomas Blake Films

Dessert: Simply Cakes

Make-up: Makeup by Ashley Mooney

Officiant: Josh Whitfield (Greg's Brother in Law)

Real Wedding: Beth + Beck at The Parlour at Mann's Chapel

What a day this day was! I met Beth through my husband. He worked with Beth's Father for a few years and specifically worked with him while we were amidst construction of The Bradford. I remember him telling me how supportive his co-workers were and helpful they were during a very exhausting and trying time. Right away - I knew I wanted to help and pay back their kindness. It made it even more appealing after meeting Beth. Goodness gracious- if you could pick the ideal client- it would be this lovely person right here. She is kind, generous, and so genuine. I loved her vision for the day- making sure everyone had a great time and every guest felt cared for.

Beth and Beck were living in Tampa when we first met and then eventually moved to New Jersey. We planned a few power weekends, but did most of our planning remotely. We had great phone chats that probably turned into more life catch-up talks than wedding planning - but I didn't mind! When we first started talking about the design she mentioned a "classy barbeque" - which based on her Pinterest board did not make sense. Beth is so natural, easy going, but always is so put together. We came up with the phrase - "organic elegance" - it was perfect and so perfectly described her design!

The guests came into the chapel for the ceremony - which was a tear jerker! Total side note: every wedding makes me reflect on Sam and our wedding day. Vows are so powerful and so beautiful. There are some weddings that just move me and it always makes me want to run home and give Sam a big kiss and hug - but since I can't do that - an "I love you" text is just as good. It was one of those ceremonies. Made me all gushy and giddy for my own love in my life. Anyways - after the ceremony, guests moved onto the front porch for one big group picture and then moseyed over to cocktail hour. Cocktails were in the woods with cocktail tables, benches, and market lights strung in the trees. After cocktail hour we ate dinner under the open sky on the little terrace. Rocky Top rocked it out and everyone raved about the food! Guests were then taken inside for introductions and dancing. The night ended with a sparkling exit and the bride and groom staying until the very last guest left and just sat on the porch in the rocking chairs going over their night. It was seriously the cutest thing.

The day was perfect and surprisingly hot. Luckily most of our outdoor areas were shaded! It didn't put a damper on anything and guests had a great night! What I loved most was how much they love people. You could tell that everyone there was so important to them and that they were so thrilled to just be married. They knew that the day was going to be beautiful - but more importantly, they knew it would be perfect because at the end, they would be man and wife.

Beth and Beck- I can not tell you how honored I was to be a part of your day. You two were a joy to work with!!

Please enjoy all the pictures from the very talented Sarah Joann Photography!

Thanks to all our awesome vendors!

Photography: Sarah Joann Photography

Venue: The Parlour at Mann's Chapel

Planner: Dana with C&D Events

Rentals: CE Rentals

Florals: Dana + Julie with Bushel + Peck Designs

Stationary (invitations, menu & escort cards): Bushel + Peck Designs

Caterer: Rocky Top Catering

Ceremony & Reception Music: Nina with All Events DJ

Dessert: Details Cake Design

Hair: Wedding Hair by Liz

Make-up: Ashley Mooney Makeup

Real Wedding: Dana + Justin at The Bradford

What a special day + special couple! I loved getting to spend over a year planning Dana and Justin's wedding - what a precious couple. The one word that comes to mind about this couple is - intentional. They are so intentional in their relationships with their family and friends and that intentionality came through in their wedding planning. Dana is a local calligrapher and is so talented - she designed their full wedding invitation suite and it was AMAZING. Justin is the kindest, most patient groom, and will no doubt make Dana such a happy lady for the rest of her life! Their event was very natural and elegant in design - and though it was a hot day, it ended up being a gorgeous night on the terrace under the market lights. Their crowd was a dancing one - and everyone seemed to enjoy the warm spring evening catching up with old friends and family. The couple ended the night with a paper lantern release to celebrate their union!

Much love and happiness to you, Dana and Justin!

Thanks to all our awesome vendors!

Photography: Anderson Shore Photography

Venue: The Bradford

Planner: Becca with C&D Events

Rentals: CE Rentals and Cottage Luxe

Ceremony Florals: Bower Bird Flowers

Reception Florals: Becca with Bushel + Peck Designs

Caterer: Beau Catering

Ceremony & Reception Music: Frankie Hagan with Island Sound

Videographer: Jon Warlick Media

Dessert: Details Cake Design and Whole Foods Bakery

Invitation Design: Dana Reid Calligraphy (the bride!)

Officiant: Jeffrey Sholar

Real Wedding: Alexia + John at The Bradford

Oh where to start with this one!?! I loved planning this wedding. I loved the concept, the vision, and I especially loved this bride! We always had meetings way too late and we always ended up chatting about stuff other than weddings. Alexia found us and knew right away that she wanted a package that included design. When she told me her colors were black, white, and blush I knew I was going to be gorgeous.

We went with a more preppy modern look with a touch of a garden feel. We used CE's black and white stripped napkins accented with gold chargers and the gold flatware. We used lots of candles and lush greenery with pops of flowers.

The biggest memory for me about this event was the flip. Y'all- it was insane. We moved a pergola, put down a dance floor, took away 210 chairs and added tables and seating for 210 people with full place settings. I have never been so hot/tired/so proud of my team! It was intense and one we STILL talk about this event as the epic flip.

I am so excited to finally share these pictures! This couple is so special to me for so many reasons and even more so because as of January, Alexia has joined the C&D Team! Which means you will be seeing more and more of her. She is rocking it so far and I can not wait to see the events she produces! She is meticulous, organized, and more type A than myself - if that is possible. Enjoy all the pictures from 3sixty Vision!

Thanks to all our awesome vendors!

Photography: 3sixty Vision

Venue: The Bradford

Planner: Dana with C&D Events

Rentals: CE Rentals

Florals: Bushel + Peck Designs

Invitations: Bushel + Peck Designs

Caterer: Backyard Bistro

Ceremony & Reception Music: 3sixty Vision

Videographer: 3sixty Vision

Photo Booth: 3sixty Vision

Dessert: Once in a Blue Moon Bakery

Hair: Mari Chesney with Serenity Hair Salon 

Makeup: Adora Ramos with Fresh Makeup

Officiant: Pastor Mack Winston

Real Wedding: Megan + Carly at The Cookery

I was beyond thrilled to have the honor of working with Megan and Carly on their big day! Their wedding was so unique and FUN, and they were the most chill, laid back couple ever. From the very personal wedding favors (which included things such as mix CD's, Cheerwine and Legos) to the bright and cheery flowers, to the local beer growler table markers, you could just feel their personalities throughout the entire day. They were also surrounded by the most loving and supportive group of friends and family that I've seen. It was obvious that everyone there thought the world of Megan and Carly, and so did I!

Their ceremony was held at the beautiful Pilgrim United church in Durham. Their vows were sweet, funny and extremely heartfelt - exactly as they should be! From there guests traveled to The Cookery for cocktails, dinner and dancing. And oh man, there was some AWESOME dancing! One of my favorite moments of the day was in their hotel room where they were getting ready (yes, they got ready together - see, they really are the most chill people ever!). Megan couldn't figure out her bow tie, but thankfully the bellman at the hotel stepped in and was able to do it for her (after helping me deliver their bouquets, naturally). The photo that Carolyn Scott captured of this moment still makes me giggle whenever I see it!

Overall it was a gorgeous and fun day and I am so thankful that they chose me to be a part of it!

Thanks to all our awesome vendors!

Photography: Carolyn Scott with Carolyn Scott Photography

Ceremony: Pilgrim United Church of Christ

Venue: The Cookery

Planner: Leah with C&D Events

Rentals: CE Rentals and American Party Rentals

Florals: Julie & Jemissa with Bushel + Peck Designs

Caterer: Donovan's Dish

Ceremony Music: Arioso Strings

Reception Music: Damien Maass DJ & Video Service

Dessert: Details Cake Design

Hair/Make-up: Tre Bella Salon

Officiant: Mandy Micelle Norris

Real Wedding: Cheryl + Ryan at Merry Hill

Merry Hill in Mebane, NC was the perfect venue for Cheryl & Ryan’s May wedding day. Cheryl had planned for her wedding day to be fun, simple, and just the right amount of laid back and Southern. Cheryl & Ryan both give tirelessly of their time, talents, and love to the Community around them. Cheryl is a nurse and Ryan is a police officer. They give so much and I could tell that their friends & family were ready to shower them with love and appreciation for all that they have done. Speaking of their families, they were so sweet. Cheryl’s dad was even helping me carry around pies and centerpieces while we were setting up! Now, that’s dedication.

One of my favorite highlights from the day was when Ryan showed up on his motorcycle (yea, he’s pretty cool) with his mustache shaved off. Not only that but Cheryl was so caught up in the excitement of the day that she didn’t even notice for 5 whole minutes! Ryan was so proud of his mustache but it was heartwarming to see that he was willing to show up clean shaven for his bride on their best day yet! Cheryl & Ryan, cheers to many more years of love and happiness!!

Thanks to all our awesome vendors!

Photography: Jenna DiPrima with DiPrima Photography

Venue: Merry Hill

Planner: Whitney with C&D Events

Rentals: Hayden Tent Rentals

Florals: Julie & Heather with Bushel + Peck Designs

Caterer: Hillsborough BBQ

Ceremony & Reception Music: Coleslaw Bluegrass Band

Dessert: Pies from Lowe's Foods

Hair/Make-up: Wink

Officiant: Rev. John Crow

Real Wedding: Molly + Nick at The Barn at Valhalla

I loved being a part of Molly and Nick's wedding! There laid back and slightly sarcastic personality jived so well with my own. They had a sweet, intimate family affair at the Barn at Valhalla that was a perfect for their wedding! I love how you get to stay at the lodge all weekend - truly making it a weekend event as opposed to just the day...they took advantage of this set up by having their rehearsal the night before (catered by the groom's father), set a fire and made a night of it! Wedding day - that fire place became a beautiful backdrop for their ceremony. The Humble pig brought their foodtruck and served all sorts of goodness - seriously there was everything from Tacos to brisket on that menu! It was such a fun and relaxing evening that I hated to see end!

Thanks to all our awesome vendors!

Photography: Emily Alane Photography

Venue: The Barn at Valhalla

Planner: Courtney with C&D Events

Rentals: CE Rentals

Florals: Friend of Family

Caterer: The Humble Pig

Dessert: Wicked Sweet Cakes

Hair/Make-up: Radiant Hair & Makeup

Officiant: Wendy Tingle

Real Wedding: Kristina + Emile at The Bradford

Kristina and Emile's day was one beautiful, multi-cultural family celebration! Their day was such a festive one - complete with Scottish, Russian, and African themes throughout the day to represent their family heritage. It was so obvious that each family side was truly elated to be celebrating together and joining their families into one! I have no doubt that Kristina and Emile will live a happy, colorful life together! Their love for each other is so vibrant! Congrats, you two!

Thanks to all our awesome vendors!

Photography: Charo and Mike Photography

Venue: The Bradford

Planner: Becca with C&D Events

Rentals: CE Rentals

Florals: Flowers on Broad Street

Caterer: Rocky Top

Ceremony Music: Anita Burroughs-Price, Harpist

Reception Music: Ross Merle, Just Music! DJ

Dessert: Rocky Top

Hair/Make-up: Rosa with Sweet T Salon

Officiant: Linda Canino

Real Wedding: Abbie & Billy at The Cookery

It was such a privilege to plan Abbie and Billy's wedding at the Cookery. From the first consult I could tell how much Billy meant to Abbie and how excited she was to plan their marriage - not just their wedding! They had a really sweet, intimate affair filled with just the closest of friends and family - really maximizing the cookery's space with an outdoor ceremony, inside dinner/dancing, and back outside for a s'mores bar (Who doesn't love a s'more!). Their ceremony was so sweet and personal - I loved their vows and commitments made - you could just feel how much they each esteemed the other! Enjoy all the pictures and pretty details that went into making this wedding day as beautiful as their commitment to each other!

Thanks to all our awesome vendors!

Photography: Stephen Thrift with Stephen Thrift Photography

Venue: The Cookery

Planner: Courtney with C&D Events

Rentals: CE Rentals

Florals: Courtney with Bushel + Peck Designs

Caterer: Donovan's Dish

Ceremony & Reception Music: Ryan with Spin

Dessert: GiGi's Cupcakes

Real Wedding: Elizabeth + Joe at Merrimon Wynne Carriage House

Oh how I adore this couple!  Joe is a church friend of mine, who's girl I quickly fell in love with when we first met to plan their wedding.  Elizabeth is quite the completion for Joe - and their love for one another and others is so precious.  This couple is one that I'd say will grow the sweetest family and will have the most fun and adventures together. I was so honored that they chose me to be a part of their day!

From the beginning, they said they wanted a celebration of "their people" and a celebration of their love to ring in the New Year....and oh what a party it was!  Their ceremony was intimate and full of meaning - held in the Merrimon Wynne Carriage House.  Guests made their way into the cocktail hour adorned in their New Year's eve best, and then enjoyed a station style dinner from Beau's Catering back in the Carriage House.  DJ Randy Bennett played the most perfect New Year's tunes and there was quite the crowd on the dance floor!  Dessert was from the lovely Hayes Barton Cafe (amazing!). Bushel and Peck designs put together Joe's wedding design vision and brought holiday colors and a little glamour to the decor.

What a perfect New Year's celebration!  Congrats DeKonty's!


Thanks to all our awesome vendors!

Photography: Ashley Stephenson with Story Photographers

Venue: Merrimon-Wynne House

Planner: Becca with C&D Events

Rentals: Party Reflections

Florals: Becca with Bushel + Peck Designs

Caterer: Beau Catering

Ceremony Music: Arioso Strings, Brent Jordan & Emily Fletke

Reception Music: DJ Randy Bennett with Bunn DJ Company

Dessert: Hayes Barton Cakes

Videography: Chris Hendricks

Hair/Make-Up: Joanne May

Transportation: Ecostyle

Photo Booth: Raleigh Photo Booth

Real Wedding: Rachel + Jack at The Stockroom

Rachel is a sweet friend of mine and I was so excited to be a part of her big day. We used The Stockroom for both the ceremony and reception and had guests visit The Mahler Fine Art Gallery downstairs for cocktail hour. We maxed out the capacity of the venue with over 175 guests, but it was surprisingly comfy and cozy with everyone in there. The couple opted for stations instead of a typical buffet, and I think everyone loved it! Overall, it was an awesome event and so special for me to get behind the scenes on this special day!

Thanks to all our awesome vendors!

Photography: Abigail Grey Photography

Venue: The Stockroom

Planner: Kelsy with C&D Events

Rentals: CE Rentals

Florals: Flowers done by Bride

Caterer: Catering by Design

Ceremony and Reception Music: All Events DJ

Dessert: Publix Cake and Cookies

Officiant: Bruce Atwood

Real Wedding: Kathy + Mel at The Barn at Valhalla

Unique. fun. diverse. best music! These are just a few words I'd use to describe Kathy and Mel's Fall wedding at the Barn at Valhalla.  The barn is such a family oriented wedding venue - one that allows your guests to really spread out and enjoy the beautiful property all weekend long!  We love working at the barn - it always reminds me of being in the mountains in all it's rustic glory! 

Kathy and Mel had a beautiful wedding day and guests were able to utilize the interior and exterior of the barn.  Their band was phenomenal - Shamu Garcon was a cajun band that brought the guests to their feet dancing with such fun live music!

Best Wishes on a wonderful, happy marriage Kathy and Mel!

Thanks to all our awesome vendors!

Photography: Erin Ryan Photography

Venue: Barn at Valhalla

Planner: Becca with C&D Events

Rentals: CE Rentals

Florals: Bushel and Peck Designs

Caterer: Rocky Top Catering

Ceremony and Reception Music: Shamu Garcon

Dessert: Simply Cakes

Hair and Makeup: Wedding Hair by Liz

Real Wedding: Brittany + Josh at 214 Martin Street

I am so excited to finally share these photos with you! I so enjoyed this wedding, this couple, just the whole day! I met with Brittany and her parents (who are just the sweetest btw) last Spring. They were mostly just interested in design services, but quickly decided to add on our event management package. From the start, I loved the concept: Small, intimate, and lots of fall! Her family was from up north and her dad had a way to get boxes of cranberries- so we made sure to incorporate that into our design. She loved sunflowers and color of deep burgundy. It was really refreshing to use bolder colors and go fully fall with the design. The flowers were so vibrant and we loved the wooden touches. 
Design aside- this couple was just so much fun! I loved her sense of humor and how happy she was. I don't think she stopped smiling all day! And when you see her smile - it is contagious. She is so joyful and it is evident that these two just adore each other. we really enjoyed getting to know her guests and family and loved the warmth that everyone had for each other. It was truly a night where they were surrounded by everyone that loved them. 
Enjoy the pictures from the oh so talented Jenna DiPrima!

Thanks to all our awesome vendors!

Photography: Jenna DiPrima Photography

Venue: 214 Martin

Planner: Dana with C&D Events

Rentals: 214 Martin

Florals: Bushel and Peck Designs

Caterer: 214 Martin

Ceremony and Reception Music: PC Productions

Dessert: Edible Art

Officiant: David James

Hair and Makeup: Family of Bride & Groom