Perks of a Planner, Vol 21 | Winston-Salem, NC Wedding Planner

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Anna Paschal Photography | Sidney + Shawn’s Hodgin Valley Farm Wedding in Pleasant Garden, NC

Today, my friend, Jennifer, Director of Events at K2 Productions, is sharing her thoughts on the perks of a wedding planner. Jennifer is such a doll to work with and is such a great resource for all things DJ, video, and lighting.

On the day of your wedding, K2Production’s DJs are prepared with your detailed planning sheets and a timeline from your planner.  Even with all of this pre-wedding planning, small changes can, and will, always come up on the day of your wedding.  Since your DJ/MC is an integral part of controlling the flow of the evening through the music, it’s really helpful to have an experienced planner, like Leigh Pearce, on-site is she are able to let us know what happening next and if anything has changed from the original timeline.  This allows us to be even more prepared and for things to run seamlessly for you and your guests.

It’s all in the details.  Things that may seem small and unimportant to most, like which door the bridal party will be entering the reception through or which side of the table you’ll stand when you cut the cake is important for K2Produciton’s videographers to know.  These details are important so your videographers can set up cameras in the best possible locations to capture these moments all without being intrusive or blocking your guest’s view.  We need at least 3 minutes advance notice to ensure our audio equipment and cameras are set appropriately before these important moments occur.  These are the day-of details your wedding planner knows and can give your videographers throughout your event.

Adaumont Farm Wedding {Christa + Michael} | Charlotte NC Wedding Planner

Christa and Michael tied the knot on a beautiful summer day in July. Their traditional ceremony paired with an elegantly draped barn reception and fun details made for one fabulous day. I had so much fun sharing their personalites in the design! 

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Christa shared a first look with her father in the church courtyard. Such a beautiful moment that can often get overlooked in the shuffle of the day.  adaumont farm wedding 3 adaumont farm wedding 5 adaumont farm wedding 4 adaumont farm wedding 7

Christa and Michael have so much fun together and we really wanted to showcase that. We had a fair themed cocktail hour menu featuring these tasty spiked sno-cones. adaumont farm wedding 8 christamichael-485 adaumont farm wedding 15 adaumont farm wedding 16

Our table designs were classic and simple with pops of coral to keep the lighthearted element pulled through.  christamichael-628 adaumont farm wedding 13 christamichael-788

Christa loved the playfulness of pennants so we carried it through in our paper details and the cake. Also, she loves Hello Kitty and Michael is a firefighter. So, in homage to that, we tucked a little Hello Kitty face with a firefighter to the side of the cake.  adaumont farm wedding 10 christamichael-904 adaumont farm wedding 18

Planning, Design, Coordination: Leigh Pearce Weddings | Photography: Julie Livingston | Church: Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church | Reception Venue: Adaumont Farm | Catering: Painted Plate | DJ: K2 Productions | Florist: The Farmer’s Wife | Specialty Linens: La Tavola | Rentals: Party Reflections| Bakery: Sweet Meg’s | Hair + Makeup: Updo’s

Perks of Planner, Vol 20 | Charlotte NC Wedding Planner

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Liz Grogan Photography | Susan + Ben’s Adaumont Farm Wedding

Today, my friend, Mark, band band leader of one of my favvvvorite bands, Walrus, is sharing his thoughts on the perks of a wedding planner. Mark is so great to work with. Seriously, not all bands are so flexible and easy going!!.  He and the rest of the guys in Walrus put on a great show!!

I always breathe a huge sigh of relief when our clients hire a professional wedding planner. It makes my job as a band leader so much easier. There’s nothing worse than seeing a bride have to worry about micromanaging all the moving parts that make up a wedding. When our couples don’t have this additional stress, the end result is that they are able to truly enjoy their day.  As a planner, Leigh stays ahead of the days events so that the vendors can focus on serving and performing for the guests. In my experience with her, the timeline was implemented smoothly and any adjustments that needed to made were done so professionally and effectively. I would highly recommend her as a planner for any occasion!!

Inspiration Monday | Raleigh NC Wedding Planner

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Autumn Song Photography | Meaghan + Tim’s Adaumont Farm Wedding in Trinity, NC

Adaumont Farm is always one of my favorite settings for a wedding and works so well for brides wanting a Southern yet timeless soiree. And this wedding was definitely those two things.  So how do you get this look? Pairing varying shades of taupe with mercury glass, soft textured florals, and refined fabrics.  Truly, rustic elegance at it’s best.

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