Find Your Wedding Inspiration | Greensboro NC Wedding Planner

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 You’re a bride and you’ve got this wedding planning thing down. You have made a color coded guest list, created a itemized spread sheet for your budget, booked some awesome vendors, and worked through a lot of day-of logistics.  You are one organized wedding planning machine.  But there is one element that you just can’t wrap your brain around: design.  You don’t know how to pick a linen or discuss your centerpieces.  All the resources out there seem overwhelming so you avoid the situation.  Well, avoid no more.  I’ve got five easy tips to help find YOUR wedding inspiration:

1. Wedding Blogs: In my opinion, blogs are hands down the best resource for wedding inspiration.  Don’t know where to begin? Start with some of my other favorites: Style Me Pretty or Every Last Detail.  Not only will you find some design inspiration, but also great wedding advice from vendors and brides alike.

2. Bridal Magazines:  I think the first thing most newly engaged gals do (other than scream with joy and call their mamas) is buy bridal magazines.  I keep a healthy stock in the office and love to pull one during a consult to get a feel for a bride’s style.  Some of my favorite wedding mags are: Martha Stewart Weddings, The Knot, and Southern Weddings.

3. Pinterest: I’m addicted. Like shaking in the corner when I haven’t logged on all day.  Ok, well maybe not that bad.  But seriously, Pinterest is amazing.  All those wedding blogs I just mentioned? Did you think, “How the heck should I remember, organize, and/or save what I like from these sites?” Fear no more.. that’s what Pinterest is for!  Read up on how it works here and then follow me!

4. Everyday Life: Don’t have time for the internet or magazines?  Look around you for easy inspiration!  By looking at your closet, your favorites stores, and your home, you’ll get a sense of what you already like.. even if you didn’t realize it before.  If your house is full of vintage accents, work with that!  If you think your two best friends (and bridesmaids) look great in pink, roll with it.  Sometimes the answers to your design dilemma are right in front of you.

5. People: Make a list all about YOU.. food you love, favorite movies and music, nicknames, habits, your job.. anything you can think of.  Next, have your fiance do the same thing.  Trade off and read each others answers for a good laugh then do the same project again.. but as a couple.  You’ll see that y’all drink Cheerwine with every meal.  Translate that into glass bottles of your favorite Southern soda in welcome bags or as favors.  Y’all love a particular sports team?  Use jerseys as photo booth props.  The possibilities are endless.

I hope these tips are helpful to find your wedding inspiration!  Are there any resources that you find particularly helpful when finding your inspiration? 

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About Leigh Pearce Weddings: Leigh Pearce Weddings is a full service wedding planning and design company. We are committed to providing thoughtful planning services, timeless designs, and unparalleled coordination experiences. Our clients value timeless events, Southern hospitality, and creating memorable experiences to last a lifetime.  We work with a select number of clients every year in order to focus on giving an exceptional experience from I will to I do. Your planning process and wedding day are treated with the utmost care, attention to detail, and personal touches. It is our goal to exceed your expectations in every way. We are based in Greensboro, North Carolina and are available for travel throughout the Southeast. Some of our favorite destinations are Asheville, Charlotte, Charleston, Chapel Hill, Durham, High Point, Raleigh, Richmond, Wilmington, Winston-Salem, and the Outer Banks. 

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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?

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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!

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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! 

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{See their winter wonderland wedding here and here}