Inspiration Monday | High Point NC Wedding Planner

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This was quite possibly one of the most FUN weddings I have ever done! Mary Anna and Weston are such a fun couple that we decided to host a rusic county fair themed day. So how do you get this look? No county fair is complete with out a lot of amazing food and blue ribbon desserts so we set different food stations (to mimic food vendor booths) around the room. Guests enjoyed strolling about and tasting all the different options. We also incorporated fun games — like corn hole and ring toss — at cocktail hour. And last but not least (and my personal favorite!!!) we the amazing centerpieces. I worked with Sami and Nancy at Just Priceless to create these unique pieces. See the ferris wheels? They are  actually cupcake stands I found turned centerpieces. What do you think of our county fair design?

Throwback Thursday | Proximity Hotel Wedding Planner

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Abigail Seymour Photography

 Over four years later and still one of my all time favorite weddings. Every table was named after a beloved Southern saying and I have to say .. I believe we started a trend!

Sneak Peek {Katherine + Nathan} | Siler City NC Wedding Planner

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Whitebox Photography

Just a teeny tiny sneak peek at one of my all time favorite weddings. Clear top tents, a million twinkle lights, and a whole lotta bourbon made for the perfect fall wedding day for Katherine and Nathan. More to come!!

Perks of a Planner Vol 14 | Greensboro NC Wedding Planner

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Jagg PhotographyKippy + Mike’s Greensboro Country Club Wedding

Today, my friend, Scott, catering sales director at the prestigious Greensboro Country Club, is sharing his thoughts on the perks of a wedding planner. Scott is the epitome of professional and goes above and beyond for his guests at the club. I am always so excited to work with him to create a magical and top notch event!

I have to say, working with a professional wedding planner is an essential piece of the pie. A planner is the nucleus of the event and keeps all sides on the same page. As a salesperson I see mostly the reception side of the day but with a planner I get a snap shot of the whole day. Without a doubt it prepares me for what the day will bring. I have had the privilege of working with many wedding professionals in the Triad including Leigh Pearce of Leigh Pearce Weddings, Lisa Johnson, and Grace Beason of Grace Leisure Events. These ladies are at the top of their game and WOW do they know how to say “I Do” to their bride and grooms.

Planning a wedding is a onetime deal and there is NO room for error.  We as professionals only have one shot to get it right. Working with a wedding professional like Leigh Pearce gives me the peace of mind that the day will be flawless and that the “T’s” are crossed and the “I’s” are dotted.  Planners not only make our weddings spectacular, but they are also there to promote my venue to future brides.

We are in the business of creating moments and in those moments, there are many steps to take from down the aisle to a sparkling farewell. Working with a true wedding professional is insurance for a bride that her day will be uniquely perfect. 

Brides remember with the right team dreams do come true! 

Inspiration Monday | Charlotte NC Wedding Planner

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Logan Jarrard | Katie + Jason’s Graylyn Estate Wedding in Winston-Salem, NC

Creating a wedding design can be overwhelming at times. There are so many choices .. what if you like everything? To these brides I always say go classic and timeless with pops of personality. It will never let you down and you know in ten years you will still love it! Katie and Jason are the perfect example of that! With a subtle palette of creams, navy, and fresh greens, they created a classic and elegant affair. They added personal touches like the handmade cake stand by Jason and jewelry made my Katie’s talented sister. So how do you get this look? Avoid choosing overly trendy colors. Stick with soft tones, timeless blooms, and a venue that has a little personality. You cannot go wrong! What do you think of this look?

Happy Anniversary {Kippy + Mike} | Greensboro NC Wedding Planner

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Jagg Photography

Happy first anniversary this weekend to Kippy + Mike!

{See their winter wonderland wedding here and here}

2015 Pantone Color of the Year – Marsala | Raleigh NC Event Designer

The internet is all abuzz over the new Pantone color of the year — Marsala. It has not been well received after several years of vibrant, happy tones (Tangerine Tango, Emerald, Radiant Orchid) but y’all I have to admit I am LOVING it! I love the deep earthy tone. It feels luxurious and paired with the right hues can be beautiful. I pulled together some of inspiration from my favorite wedding inspiration sites to give some ideas on how to incorporate this color. I envision textured linens, bold fashion choices (hello all Marsala slim cut Italian suit), and earthy dahalias. So, what do you think? Do you love or hate Marsala as the new Pantone color of the year?

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Style Me Pretty |  Wedding Chicks

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Green Wedding Shoes |   Elizabeth Anne Designs