Adaumont Farm Wedding {Teresa + Drew} | Charlottle NC Wedding Planner

I have to say.. I was pretty sad when this wedding was over. Not only did I love planning all the little details, but I loved spending time with this couple. Teresa and Drew both have the most wonderful personalities and are just those kind of people you want to be friends with. So the fact that they had a seriously swoon worth day, made it all worth while. And we were oh so lucky to have Liz Grogan to capture all of the pretty. Pop open a bottle of Cheerwine and enjoy.. this is one you will definitely want to pin. P.S. Check out their feature on Style Me Pretty!

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In true Southern style, Teresa and I put their custom monogram on anything standing still!

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One of my favorite features of Adaumont Farm is the beautiful porch. I have had many a maid of honor spend the morning rocking in these chairs writing her toast.

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Absolutely, hands down, my favorite bouquets ever. Peonies, ferns, ribbons… perfection.

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I am always a sucker for a cathedral length veil. Especially down a long aisle full of petals. Swoon!

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I love this moment Liz captured of Teresa sipping champagne and getting out of the ceremony get away car for photos. It is so timeless!

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At cocktail hour, guests enjoyed spiked lemonade and fried green tomato sliders. YUM.

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Hi, my name is Leigh and I am addicted to linens. I know, I have a problem.  But seriously, how perfect are these blue seersucker napkins and the rosey runner?

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We wanted each table to feel like dinner in a garden and I think we knocked it out of the park. The Farmer’s Wife created these beautiful trees that were simple but had a major wow factor!

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If your photographer wants to pull you out of dinner for ten minutes, DO IT. Why? See below :)

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Planning, Styling, Coordination: Leigh Pearce Weddings | Photography: Liz Grogan Photography | Venue: Adaumont Farm | Florist: The Farmer’s Wife | Linens: La Tavola | Catering: Iron Hen | Paper: Confetti Grey | Vintage Car: Sterling Carriage | Hair + Makeup: Carla White | Lighting: Kenneth Eller | Cake: Sweet Meg’s | Band: Walrus 

Perks of a Planner Vol 7 | Greensboro NC Wedding Planner

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Alexa’s Photography | Erin + Brandon’s Willow Oaks Plantation Wedding in Eden, NC

Today, my friend, Chris, the wonderful sales manager and event coordinator of Willow Oaks Plantation, is sharing her thoughts on the perks of a wedding planner. Willow Oaks is one of my favorite venues and I LOVE working with Chris .. she is so accommodating to our brides!

Being the event coordinator and sales manager at Willow Oaks Plantation, I often get confused as the wedding planner. With every bridal tour, one of my many questions is always, “Do you have a wedding planner?” If they don’t, I let them know I am happy to make a referral. A bride cannot go wrong in hiring a person who will take all of her stress and worries away. As a bride, you will only do this wedding thing once! A wedding planner has event experience and will be able to help with all facets of the wedding. Your wedding planner has contacts with florists, bakeries, rental companies, venues, photographers, videographers, and more. Your wedding planner can take you through all of your pre-planning to the actual day of. Speaking for myself, I have a referral list that consists of two planners…. Leigh is definitely one of them! It is a joy to work with a professional that has a positive attitude, a plan and can execute them eloquently! It sure makes my job easier!

Inspiration Monday | Reidsville NC Wedding Planner

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Whitebox Photography | Amanda + Evan’s Belmont Estate Wedding in Eden, North Carolina

Amanda and Evan had the quintessential Spring Southern wedding featuring a beautiful church ceremony and a reception at a local antebellum home. Guests enjoyed cocktails and fresh lemonade post-ceremony on a large veranda before dining family style and dancing the night away. So how do you get this look? A+E had the most beautiful and fresh Spring color palette with pops of lavender, white, and soft yellow. A classic white cake with detailed piping, fresh blooms in mint julep cups, and sweet ribbon bows are just a few ways that this classic look was brought together. I loved Amanda’s flower hair piece.. it was the perfect way to show her fun personality! What do you think of this look?

Featured on Wedding Chicks | Asheville NC Wedding Planner

What a week!! Not one but TWO of my lovely 2014 brides are gracing the pages of my favorite wedding blogs this week. Ashley and Joe’s beautiful Willow Oaks Plantation wedding is on Wedding Chicks today! Pop over and leave them some love (and swoon over Anna Paschal Photography‘s talent!).  Come back soon because I will have a full recap of their day here on the blog!

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Featured on Style Me Pretty | Charlotte, NC Wedding Planner

It is always such a joy to see my beautiful LPW brides (and grooms!) published on some of my favorite wedding resources. Pop over to Style Me Pretty’s Little Black Book to see Teresa and Drew and their lovely day captured by Liz Grogan Photography. Keep an eye out for my full recap of their day here!!

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Sneak Peek {Courtney + Brian} | Asheville NC Wedding Planner

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Anna Paschal Photography | Courtney + Brian’s Grove Park Inn Wedding in Asheville, North Carolina

I don’t know how you can look at this image and not want to hop in your car and head to the mountains. This wedding was an all-time favorite for me on so many levels. The perfect design, the perfect view, and most importantly, the perfect couple. I cannot WAIT to share more of the gorgeous from Anna Paschal!!

Perks of a Planner Vol 6 | Greensboro NC Wedding Planner

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Perry Vaile Photography | Jessica + Matthew’s Summerfield Farm Wedding in Summerfield, NC

Today, my friend, Meghan, the owner of Sweet Meg’s Bakery, is sharing her thoughts on the perks of a wedding planner. I absolutely LOVE working with Meg .. she is so sweet (pun intended!!!!!).

As a small piece of the wedding industry, I’ve come to realize just how much a wedding planner does to prepare a bride for her big day! I’ve had the pleasure of working with several wedding planners throughout the Triad. From a vendors perspective, I love it!  There are so many details that come into play when creating someone’s special day that having someone who coordinates all the behind the scene details is extremely helpful!  Each planner I’ve worked with has their own unique style to bring everything together. One thing I personally love about Leigh are her story boards! There are so many options just for the wedding cake and Leigh minimizes some of that indecision by choosing several cake concepts that will incorporate well into the overall design.  As the baker, you don’t always get to see the complete design plan for the wedding and you just hope that when you deliver the cake, it matches the rest of the decor. Sometimes it does and sometimes it doesn’t, but when you work with a wedding planner that is detail oriented, like Leigh, you know your component of the wedding will compliment the design!

Something else I find valuable is the amount of knowledge a wedding planner has. Most people have only experienced planning a wedding once so they don’t know all the ins and outs of the industry. Wedding planners are conscious of contracts, deposits and dead lines. I don’t want to spend a lot of time pestering my brides about getting contracts signed, making sure the balance is paid by the deadline and confirming delivery times. When working with a planner, all of these things are taken care ahead of time and it makes for a much more relaxed day!

Working with a wedding planner seems to eliminate a large part of the stress in a couples wedding day, not only for them but for the vendors as well!