Adaumont Farm Open House | Greensboro NC Wedding Planner

Please join me this Sunday from 1 to 4 PM at Adaumont Farm for an open house. You can tour the venue and meet some wonderful vendors. Even if you are just along for the ride (I am talking to you, Father of the Bride), you can have a leisurely afternoon on the porch and relax.  For more info and how to sign up for this event, visit here. See you there!!!

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Inspiration Monday | Charleston SC Wedding Planner

If you love sunsets, rolling hills, and al fresco dinners, then this wedding is for you. I absolutely loved everything about this wedding. So, how do you get this look? Less is more y’all. A few perfectly placed cocktail tables, mixed seasonal blooms from an organic farm, and a twinkle lights make a huge impact in a subtle way.  I loved the small, but meaningful details we incorporated like paper details designed by the bride’s sister, a sweets table stocked by family and friends, and a monogrammed ring bearer pillow. What do you think of our design?

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Alexa’s Photography | Erin + Brandon’s Willow Oaks Plantation Wedding

Kind Words from the Mother of the Bride | Raleigh NC Wedding Planner

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Sneak Peek {Brittney + Chris} | Burlington NC Wedding Planner

The images from all of our Fall 2014 weddings are rolling in and I just had to share a sneak peek from Brittney and Chris’s Starlight Meadow wedding. Barn weddings always have a soft spot in my heart and this one was one of my favorites! I cannot wait to share the rest from Liz Grogan Photography!
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Perks of a Planner, Vol 19 | Winston-Salem NC Wedding Planner

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Alisha Silver Photography | Amy + Matt’s Revolution Mill Studios Wedding

Today, my friend, Reverend Gerald Donnelly also known as Rev G is sharing his thoughts on the perks of a wedding planner. Rev G is my absolute favorite officiant to work with. He is always so professional, pleasant, and exudes joy for his couples. If you are in need of a celebrant, he is the best.

When I see that Leigh is the planner for a wedding I’m officiating, my blood pressure goes down significantly, and a smile comes across my face!  Working with her makes my role as wedding officiant so much more enjoyable.  And, more importantly, I know that the couple will experience the a premier wedding ceremony.  This is because Leigh is there with years of expertise and experience all the while sharing her warm, calming presence! For instance, when Leigh is there, I know that I don’t have to fret about the wedding schedule or if things will be disorganized.  I’m always confident that the event is professional planned and everyone knows what to do and when.  With that confidence in her, I can focus on what I do best—being present to the bride and groom during the ceremony itself. 

Summerfield Farms Open House | Greensboro NC Wedding Planner

Please join me this Sunday from 1 to 4 PM at Summerfield Farms for an open house (cough cough, that means free, people!). You can tour the venue and meet some wonderful vendors. Even if you are just along for the ride (I am talking to you, Father of the Bride), you can have a leisurely afternoon on the porch and relax.  For more info and how to sign up for this complimentary event, visit the SF website here. See you there!!!

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Perry Vaile Photography Jessica + Matthew’s Wedding at The Barn at Summerfield Farm

Perks of a Planner, Vol 18 |Asheville NC Wedding Planner

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Anna Paschal Photography | Courtney + Brian’s Grove Park Inn Wedding

Today, my dear friend, Kasey, owner and designer of Confetti Grey, is sharing her thoughts on the perks of a wedding planner. Kasey is definitely my right hand gal and is our in house paper supplier for all LPW brides. She is so wonderfully creative, accommodating, and a total sweetheart. I just love her to death even though we have never actually had the pleasure of meeting in person (living in different states!!).

The last thing that I was doing on the night before my wedding was showing the reception venue how I wanted the menus and favors to look on each table. It was 11pm before I arrived home. I still boil inside when I think about their response to my seemingly erratic state, “relax, it’s going to look beautiful no matter how it’s laid out”. Right. Riiiight. I spent months of my time, thousands of (my father’s) dollars, came in the night before my wedding, and you want to “wing it”. The last thing that I was thinking on the night before my wedding was, “I should have spent the damn money on a wedding planner who wouldn’t let them do this to me”.

And so, I became one – or I thought I would. I remembered every last detail that had gone wrong, and remembered every last detail that had gone right, or could have gone better, and I tasked it, for each bride, that she would never have the same stress-inducing experience. Unfortunately, that meant that I was going to have the stress-inducing experience for them. It takes a special kind of person to be patient (think screaming bride), friendly (think screaming mother of the bride) and still steadfast. This wasn’t me. I found a facet of the wedding industry that I loved so incredibly much that I actually found patience – paper.

Most of our brides have found us through referrals, Etsy or Pinterest. Then last year we decided that the best business relationship someone in the paper biz might have is the actual wedding planner – the hub of all things in the wedding industry, a light in the storm that is, well, planning a wedding. When Leigh reaches out to us with a new client, I can’t help but get excited because there’s another person who understands the etiquette, the proofing process and the value and importance of beautiful paper. We work together to design something custom for each bride, something tailored to the bride’s vision and yet still within budget.

To date, Leigh and Confetti Grey have worked together on countless weddings, many recently published in some of our favorite wedding blogs. She is that woman, who somehow manages to keep the professionalism alive in an insanely crazy industry. I have never had the pleasure of meeting her, and I have never met any of her brides. Still I can say, with strong conviction…that I wish she had planned my wedding.

Side Note – And let me tell you, if you want to get published (a.k.a. see yourself sparkling, on your most-gorgeous day ever, with everyone else looking fairly decent too…) Leigh is the person to make it happen. I get excited every time that I see her share a special piece of a bride’s wedding paper as it’s being laid out, and even more excited when I see the photographs in print! It’s a feeling like no other, to have other brides swoon over how beautiful your wedding was.