Emerywood Baptist Church + Adaumont Farm Wedding {Courtney + Brett} | High Point NC Wedding Planner

I am¬†going to be¬†honest .. I am a little sad that this wedding is over. I planned with Courtney and¬†her mom, Sue, for over a year and¬†they are like family now.¬†This wedding was definitely one of my all time favorites not only for the design (I am still swooning of the florals!)¬†but because Courtney, Brett, and their families made the day so special.¬†I truly¬†could not be more¬†happy for them — these two were made¬†for each¬†other!!

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Event Design + Coordination: Leigh Pearce Weddings | Photography: Anna Paschal Photography | Ceremony Venue: Emerywood Baptist Church | Reception Venue: Adaumont Farm | Floral Design: Just Priceless | Catering: Above & Beyond Catering | Rentals: Party Reflections | Videography: Grace Jones Videography |  Day of Paper: Confetti Grey | Cake: Doris Tilley | Transportation: Sterling Carriage | DJ: K2 Productions | Lighting: Kenneth Eller | Hair + Makeup: Carla White

Kind Words from the Bride | Richmond, Virginia Wedding Planner

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Pole Barn at Summerfield Farms Wedding {Kathryn + Shawn} | Greensboro NC Wedding Planner

I could¬†not¬†have asked for a sweeter and more fun couple to work with¬†than¬†Kathryn and Shawn. These two were such¬†a blast to plan with¬†and had¬†such¬†a¬†strong vision for certain things yet were totally flexible and open minded¬†with¬†other plans.¬†I love that!!¬†Their day was a melting pot of styles¬†— lets just say it was a little bit country, a little bit rock¬†‘n roll¬†— and definitely one of my favorites. I¬†hope you enjoy these images from¬†the fabulous Alexa Stutts just as¬†much¬†as¬†I loved planning with¬†K+S. Enjoy!

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Planning + Event Design: Leigh¬†Pearce Weddings | Photography:¬†Alexa’s Photography | Venue: Summerfield Farms | Catering: Fresh¬†Local¬†Good Food¬†Group |¬†Hair + Makeup: Carla White¬†| Linens: La Tavola | Custom Lighting: Kenneth¬†Eller |¬†Floral Design: Tabitha Southard |¬†Invitations:¬†Smitten On Paper¬†| DJ: K2 Productions | Vintage Rentals: Eventful | Cake + Desserts: Sweet Josephine’s

Kind Words from the Bride | Greensboro NC Event Designer

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1618 Wine Lounge Wedding Reception {Lauren + Adam} | Greensboro NC Event Planner

Sweet Lauren and I work together frequently as she is the catering director for one of my favorite¬†caterers, 1618 On Location. She and Adam¬†have been together for several years and¬†have two of the cutest kiddos you¬†have ever¬†seen.¬†So, when I¬†got wind of their plans to wed¬†in¬†secret at the¬†courthouse then throw a¬†huge¬†celebration for family and friends, I was¬†ALL IN. Lauren and Adam¬†tied the knot in September¬†at the¬†Greensboro Courthouse before enjoying a decadent lunch¬†at Undercurrent complete with¬†champagne¬†and chocolate cake.¬†¬†Once they said their I Dos, we¬†hit the¬†ground running to¬†plan a seriously fun¬†party to celebrate their marriage¬†with¬†amazing food, delectable desserts, copious¬†amounts of bubbles, and a million twinkling candles and lights. I could not be more¬†pleased with¬†the end result and it was¬†certainly one rockin’ party!! Congrats L+A!!!

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Event Design + Coordination:¬†Leigh Pearce Weddings | Photography: Tigermoth¬†Creative¬†|¬†Venue + Catering: 1618 Wine Lounge | Floral Design: The¬†Farmer’s Wife | Music + Entertainment: Jessica Mashburn¬†+ Evan Olson | Lighting: Kenneth Eller | Cupcakes¬†+ Cookies: Maxie¬†B’s

The Newly Engaged To Do List | North Carolina Wedding Planner

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Wahoo!! You are engaged!!! Once the initial shock has worn off and you can finally tear your eyes away from that sparkly new addition on your left hand, you may begin to feel a bit overwhelmed with the idea of planning a wedding.  Most people have never planned an event so involved and may beginning to stress about the to do list that keeps getting longer and longer.. and longer and longer.  First, take a deep breath and relax!  Keep reading to find out what you can move to the top of that to do list and make your life easier.

1.¬†Share your exciting news and celebrate!¬†¬†Obviously, you¬† want to call your parents, close family members, and friends first.¬† They will want to share in your happiness too!¬† Start thinking about those close friends and family members who may be a part of the wedding party (such as best man, maid of honor, and other attendants).¬† And make sure you enjoy actually¬†being¬†engaged.¬† Don’t let the start to planning take away from the fact that you are engaged to be married.

2.¬†Set the budget and guest count.¬† Both of these tasks go hand in hand because a $10,000 budget simply cannot support 300 guests. ¬†Find out who may be contributing to the wedding and how much each contributor is willing to spend.¬† Decide on a general estimate of the number of people you like to invite to the wedding.¬† This is important information that needs to be known before other aspects of planning can begin (such as selecting the caterer or venue). Next, actually create a guest list.¬† Yes, it’s boring and tedious but you never¬†really¬†know how many people you want to invite until you actually start writing it down.

3.¬†Set the date and time of the big day.¬† A way to save money is to plan your date during the off-season or on a Friday or Sunday during the daytime.¬† The more expensive months included April, May, June, September, and October. ¬†Ideally, you want¬†at least¬†6 months to plan so that you don’t feel to rushed and go wedding-crazy.¬† Also, most wedding¬†vendors book dates up to two years¬†in advance so you want to make sure you don’t have to settle for someone else because you set your date too late.¬† It is difficult to continue planning your wedding without setting a date because so many things are affected by it.

4.¬†Get help!¬† Consider¬†hiring a wedding planner.¬† You definitely do not need to take on this huge project by yourself.¬† There are a million other things in your life that take up time (work, school, children, family, friends, and the list goes on).¬† You don’t want to put yourself in a situation where you are so stressed and tired that you aren’t even enjoying your engagement anymore. ¬†Having a¬†hard¬†time¬†wrapping your¬†head around¬†the thought of¬†hiring a planner? Think¬†of¬†your wedding like buying or selling¬†a¬†home. Technically, you¬†do not need a real estate agent to sell your home, but¬†the whole process is so much easier with one.¬†Someone is there to navigate¬†you through all your options, give¬†advice, and troubleshoot as problems arise. ¬†Same thing with a planner!

5.¬†What’s your wedding style?¬†¬†Do you want beachy-boho or vintage country?¬† Or do you want glitzy glam or modern and fresh?¬† Knowing your wedding style will help you select the right color palette and design.¬†¬†If you’ve hired a planner and/or event designer, they will be a tremendous help in this area!

Wedding industry and married friends, any additional advice you can share with the newly engaged? I would love to hear your advice!!

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About Leigh Pearce Weddings: Leigh Pearce Weddings is a full service wedding planning and design company. We are committed to providing thoughtful planning services, timeless designs, and unparalleled coordination experiences. Our clients value timeless events, Southern hospitality, and creating memorable experiences to last a lifetime.  We work with a select number of clients every year in order to focus on giving an exceptional experience from I will to I do. Your planning process and wedding day are treated with the utmost care, attention to detail, and personal touches. It is our goal to exceed your expectations in every way. We are based in Greensboro, North Carolina and are available for travel throughout the Southeast. Some of our favorite destinations are Asheville, Charlotte, Charleston, Chapel Hill, Durham, High Point, Raleigh, Richmond, Wilmington, Winston-Salem, and the Outer Banks. 

Kind words from the mother of the bride | Wilmington NC Wedding Planner

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