Inspiration Monday | Greensboro NC Wedding Planner

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Vesic Photography | Carolyn + Mike’s Revolution Mill Studios Wedding in Greensboro, NC

Hallelujah,¬†praise the Lord,¬†and pass the biscuits. Bold colors¬†are¬†making a [wedding] comeback! I love a blush and bashful wedding just as much¬†as the next¬†gal, but it is such¬†a treat to mix it up and work with¬†bolder colors like we did for Carolyn and Mike. Their rustic¬†Parisian romance inspired wedding was¬†such a delight to create.. so¬†how do you¬†get the look?¬†Instead of the usual thick black and white awning stripe that often¬†gets associated with all things French,¬†I went with a soft, subtle black and off white fine striped linen. We balanced rustic and romance by pairing¬†lanterns¬†with lush peonies and¬†greenery. Mixing patterns and¬†textures while highlighting pops of deep red tones and metallic¬†gold was the¬†perfect mix of¬†glamorous Paris and¬†rustic France. J’dore!!

NACE Event | Raleigh NC Wedding Planner

Earlier this year I decided to join the Triangle chapter of NACE {National Association for Catering and Events} and I absolutely love it! Every month I get to meet up with my fellow NACE members to network, chat about event life, and learn from the best in the biz. For our August meeting, I had the pleasure of being the event planner sponsor. I had the opportunity to work closely with our very generous sponsors to plan and design this Personal Branding focused event.

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DJ Randy Bennett really set the tone for the event with some great tunes during cocktail hour!

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We were¬†very fortunate to¬†have James of Walters¬†&¬†Walters on¬†hand that evening to capture every¬†detail and moment so wonderfully. I love this shot of Kate, our rock star¬†interim programs chair, showcasing the¬†signature cocktail¬†in Party Reflections’¬†stainless steel martini glasses.

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I¬†had so much¬†fun putting together this event design! I worked really closely with¬†North Raleigh¬†Florist to create the perfect look for our tables and they blew me away! The bamboo in silver containers¬†paired perfectly with¬†the grapewood¬†and¬†succulents creating a conversational table. I also¬†incorporated some of Party Reflections¬†newest pieces¬†in our design and let me tell you,¬†I am in love. From the¬†metal round back chairs¬†to¬†those¬†chic textured linens … every detail they provided¬†set the stage for a¬†great evening.

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You know me, I am always a sucker for the perfect paper detail. My in-house stationary partner, Confetti Grey, created two different cocktail napkins with metallic foil as well as the rice paper menu cards/questionnaires.

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Zinda created an amazing menu¬†with¬†delectable¬†passed¬†hors d’oeuvres, a¬†hearty and to die for family style dinner, and of course a¬†beautiful¬†(and tasty!) champagne cocktail.

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Jen and Ashley put together such an informative and entertaining presentation on personal branding. I took away so many great ideas and tips! And many, many thanks to Island Sound for saving the day with our AV needs!!

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The final touch for any Asian feast are always fortune cookies!

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Planning + Design: Leigh Pearce Weddings | Photography: Walters & Walters | Venue + Catering: Zinda | Speakers: Jennifer Buenviaje with Makeup For Your Day + Ashley Duch-Grocki with ADG Fashion & Wedding Stylist | Music+ Emcee: Randy Bennett with Bunn DJ Company | Rentals: Party Reflections | Floral Design: North Raleigh Florist | AV: Island Sound & Video | Menu Cards + Cocktail Napkins: Confetti Grey

Kind words from the bride | Winston-Salem NC Event Planner

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Inspiration Monday | Raleigh NC Wedding Designer

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Ashley Stone Photography | Lindsay¬†+ Sam’s Loft at Union Square Wedding in¬†High¬†Point, NC

Things I will never tire of:¬†sequin linens, dreamy loft spaces, and¬†awesome clients.¬†Lindsay and Sam’s wedding was, of course, all three of these things. So how do you¬†get this look? We blended together classic touches like a church¬†ceremony and fluffy¬†hydrangeas with¬†modern¬†touches like sequins¬†and fun patterns. Their venue was the perfect blank slate to really make these details and the color palette pop. We worked with fresh, fun, Spring colors like¬†peach, blush, and¬†gold with pops of a mint blue to really tie the whole look together.

Adaumont Farm Wedding {Katie + Doug} | Charleston SC Wedding Planner

Be still my detail loving¬†heart, y’all . Katie and Doug’s wedding was what wedding planner dreams are made of: a¬†sweet as pie couple, warm and welcoming¬†families,¬†stunning¬†venue,¬†rock¬†star¬†event team, and one¬†crazy¬†gorgeous design.¬†I absolutely loved planning¬†and designing this beautiful¬†day alongside Katie, Doug, and Katie’s mom, Lauri. They were always so intentional in their decision making, knowing exactly when to be decisive and when to let the pros take over.¬†Sit back, relax, and savor this beautiful day. And, if you missed it,¬†Southern Weddings featured Katie and Doug’s wedding this week¬†including¬†an interview all about their love story (totally worth the read, y’all)!

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I¬†just loved these¬†welcome boxes we put together for K+D’s guests! They featured a welcome program¬†with¬†all of the¬†weekend events,¬†water, a locally made¬†honey almond¬†granola bar, a bottle of Cheerwine, and two¬†state shaped iced cookies¬†(Texas for¬†Katie and NC¬†for¬†Doug).

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Carla White, you are too good my friend. Seriously, how stunning is this updo on Katie?

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Katie’s Just Priceless¬†bouquet was a mix of peonies, garden roses, lisianthus, ranunculus, veronica, eucalyptus, and amaranthus… just to name a few! We went with a gathered look that felt natural but still oh¬†so¬†lush.

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We¬†had not one, not¬†two, but¬†three¬†storms that day.¬†The first two were really just short,¬†heavy bouts of¬†rain. No problem! We dried off chairs and sent¬†guests down to the ceremony site with¬†sunshine pouring down. Not a blip¬†on the radar to be seen for at least another¬†hour or two.¬†Everything was¬†going smoothly — nicely timed¬†processional, lovely music, relaxed¬†guests —until Katie and¬†her dad started to make their way down the aisle. I¬†have never in my life seen a storm roll in so fast¬†and with¬†such¬†ominous, Armageddon like clouds.¬†Thankfully,¬†we¬†made it through¬†entire¬†ceremony without a drop of rain. As soon as Katie and Doug recessed and¬†hopped in their¬†getaway car,¬†every¬†guest¬†as though¬†they could all read my mind leaped up and literally sprinted for the reception space –a good three¬†to five minute walk.¬†Thankfully almost everyone made it inside without being¬†completely soaked (myself NOT¬†included). The¬†funniest part was¬†that Katie and Doug were able to watch¬†everyone flee for their lives¬†while they sat cozily¬†in their car sipping champagne. Just¬†as it should be. ūüėČ

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For the reception, we wanted everything to feel natural, organic, layered, and elegant. My favorite details (and there were SO many) were the the fun rattan chargers, the overflowing floral runners, and the textured ice blue linens. After planning so many weddings there, Adaumont Farm has become such a favorite venue of mine and I love the challenge of making each one different than the rest.

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Nothing is more elegant or timeless to me than beautifully iced cakes accented with fresh blooms and greenery. Adding a naked cake as the focal point was the perfect rustic touch that we needed.

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When your photographer asks you during dinner if you want to go out for more photos, ALWAYS say yes. I just love these moments Ali captured.

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Photography: Ali Williamson | Planning and Event Design: Leigh Pearce Weddings | Venue: Adaumont Farm | Florist: Just Priceless | Cake Baker: Elizabeth Ann Pastry | | Videography and DJ: K2 Productions | Caterer: Painted Plate | Rentals: Party Reflections, Partymakers, La Tavola | Lighting: Kenneth Eller | Ceremony Music: Rob Massengale Entertainment | Vintage Car: Fantasy Limo | Bridal Salon: Traditions By Anna | Hair and Makeup: Carla White | Bride’s Shoes: TOMS | Bridesmaids’ Dresses: David’s Bridal |  Menswear: J. Crew | Invitations: Smitten on Paper | Day-of Paper: Confetti Grey | Welcome Box Cookies: Details Cake Design

Grey Likes Weddings + Once Wed | Raleigh NC Wedding Planner

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I am a *huge* fan of these two wedding blogs. Grey Likes Weddings shares fabulously stylish soirees and Once Wed has some of the most beautifully curated weddings around. So, it was a truly wonderful surprise when they both reached out to me to become one of their coveted preferred vendors.  Pop over to my page on Grey Likes Weddings and my page on Once Wed to say hello and take a look around!

Featured on Southern Weddings | North Carolina Wedding Planner

I am head over heels for Katie and Doug’s beautiful wedding on Southern Weddings today! Despite the THREE storms we had that day, everything went off without a hitch and their sweet day will go down as an all time favorite for myself and the LPW team. Pop over to Southern Weddings,¬†here,¬†see the full feature¬†and all the amazing creative partners!

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