Author archives: Megan Gillikin

Lisa and Joe’s Garden Style Umstead Wedding

Lisa and Joe's Garden Style Umstead Wedding
Lisa and Joe Lisa and Joe were married this past September in a beautiful, early fall wedding at the gorgeous Umstead Hotel and Spa.  Lisa and Joe met while at Duke and now live in New York,  but decided to host their friends and family back in North Carolina where their relationship started!   From the time Lisa booked us to their fabulous wedding day, we had a [...]

Becca and Pat’s Summer Merrimon Wynne Wedding

Becca and Pat's Summer Merrimon Wynne Wedding
Becca and Pat Becca and Pat were married this past August and we are just in love with their wedding day details and the emotion captured by our friend, Ginny Corbett.  We had the huge honor of planning Becca's older sister's wedding back in 2011 and were anxiously awaiting the opportunity to work with this caring, funny, and genuinely kind family again!  They are [...]

Ji Won and John’s Durham Bay 7 Wedding

Ji Won and John's Durham Bay 7 Wedding
Ji Won and John were married this past June in a gorgeous ceremony at the always timeless Duke Chapel.  The reception that followed was an elegant and high energy celebration at Angus Barn's Bay 7 in Durham!  Ji Won and John hired us after hearing that we were planning one of John's co-worker's weddings. They were living in Boston and working full time.  With both set[...]

Annamaria and Andrew’s Bald Head Island Wedding

Annamaria and Andrew's Bald Head Island Wedding
Annamaria and Andrew were married last summer in a gorgeous wedding on Bald Head Island!  Family culture played a big role in the day and there were fun and unique traditions included like the special bridal ribbon cutting ceremony that took place prior to the actual ceremony!  The ceremony itself was held in the most serene and gorgeous chapel we have ever seen.  Aft[...]

Ana Catherine and John’s Mountain Magnolia Inn Wedding!

Ana Catherine and John's Mountain Magnolia Inn Wedding!
Ana Catherine and John’s wedding weekend took place in one of their favorite spots to vacation, the quaint town of Hot Springs, NC. They said the first time they walked up to the Mountain Magnolia Inn they knew they’d have their wedding there and it’s no surprise why! The venue is tucked between the mountains and offers breathtaking views that Brett and Jessica captur[...]

Rachel and David’s Outdoor Garden Wedding at The Sutherland!

Rachel and David's Outdoor Garden Wedding at The Sutherland!
Rachel and Dave were married this past April in a beautiful garden ceremony at The Sutherland in Wake Forest.  With both being in the hospitality industry, these two knew they wanted to throw a fabulous party for their friends and family with tasty food, great music, and a relaxed ambience.  We had the most fun planning this gorgeous day.... from the long farm style[...]

Band vs. DJ

Band vs. DJ
Let's face it, music can make or break your reception and choosing the right option can be a daunting task. There seems to be endless options... you watch highlight reels, look at the difference in pricing and wonder which is right for your special night. To make it easier on you we've created a list of things to consider to help you make one of the first decisions in[...]

Anna and Butch’s Elegant Winter Wedding

Anna and Butch's Elegant Winter Wedding
Anna and Butch’s December wedding was pure winter elegance! The decorated tree shone brightly through the front bay window as guests arrived at the Merrimon-Wynne House. The walls inside were decorated with Anna’s artwork, and the modern floral arrangements by Watered Garden accented her pieces beautifully. Dinner was held beneath the stars in a clear tent, wi[...]

Emily and Ryan’s Fall Merrimon Wynne Wedding!

Emily and Ryan's Fall Merrimon Wynne Wedding!
Emily and Ryan were married in October at one of our most favorite Raleigh wedding venues...The Merrimon-Wynne!  The fall weather was perfect, the sun was shining, and their day was full of laughter, happiness, and special family moments!  We loved getting to know Emily (and her sweet mom!) while planning the wedding!  Emily always arrived at our appointments full of [...]