Real Wedding: Alexandra + Francisco at The Merrimon-Wynne House

This wedding was perfection! I had such a great time planning Alex and Fran's wedding that I suggested a sequel - annually! These two were the most gracious and kind clients - a planner could not have asked for a better partnership. Not only were they decisive (Fran mostly deferring to Alex's judgement) but they also trusted my expertise and allowed me to guide us in directions that made the day effortless. There are few times in my career that I have left an event/client relationship knowing that I am better at what I do and this was one of those times! I truly believe that working with Alex made me a better communicator and gave me new purpose in what I do!

Alex and Fran are wonderful together - you can see how well the compliment each other and there were no shortage of kind comments given at the reception - her sister's speech was one for the books! Her getting ready shots - captured by the wonderful AJ Dunlap - exemplified what I want for all of my clients! Such Joy and Beauty! I loved her idea of using a greenery Garland as an aisle marker - it set the stage for a meaningful and personal interfaith ceremony. Not to mention that arch!! Cocktail hour followed and was hosted in the main house and we moved to the carriage house for dinner and dancing. All of their guests kept the dance floor hopping and the time just flew by!

What really sticks out in my mind and heart about this event is how meaningful it really was. The circumstances surrounding this event reminded me of how important it is to celebrate these milestones greatly - how weddings are more than just a big party but rather a reunion of loved ones - how you never really know how important a day can be. Thank you Alex and Fran!

Warmly, Courtney

Thanks to all our awesome vendors!

Photography: AJ Dunlap Photography

Venue: The Merrimon-Wynne House

Planner: Courtney with C&D Events

Paper Products: Dana with Bushel + Peck Designs

Florals/Design: Julie with Bushel + Peck Designs

Rentals: CE Rentals

Caterer: Donovan's Dish

Music: Family Friend

Dessert: Cupcake Shoppe Raleigh

Hair: Wedding Hair by Liz

Makeup: Michelle Clark Makeup

Officiant: Kevin Holland