Category archives: Weddings

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[...]

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 [...]

Taylor and Tres’ Duke Chapel and Washington Duke Inn Wedding!

Taylor and Tres' Duke Chapel and Washington Duke Inn Wedding!
We are so excited to be sharing Taylor and Tres' wedding on our blog!  This wedding was a special planning collaboration with Grace Leisure Events (a fellow planner and friend) and this family was a dream come true to work with!    We were honored to work alongside Grace to help plan an event with Taylor and Tres' and their families.  As the wedding weekend approached[...]

Kelli and Will’s 12 Oaks Country Club Wedding!

Kelli and Will's 12 Oaks Country Club Wedding!
  A fall day surrounded by rich colors, crisp fall weather and love… could it get any better? We don’t think so!  Kelli and Will said “I Do” in November at the beautiful 12 Oaks Country Club, and we are excited to share this sweet couple's wedding with you today!  A warm palette of jewel tones, copper and greenery accented the industrial chic space that is 12 Oa[...]

Dennis and Margaret’s Umstead Wedding!

Dennis and Margaret's Umstead Wedding!
Classic and sophisticated describes not only this chic affair but this sweet couple who said “I Do” this October at The Umstead Hotel and Spa.  Margaret and Dennis are two of the most poised, kind and genuine people we have had the pleasure of working with and their wedding day was truly a reflection of the love they have for not only each other but their friends and [...]

An Evening at Gatsby’s Manor!Surprise 50th Birthday Celebration

An Evening at Gatsby's Manor!
Jay Gatsby would have been proud of the fabulous party thrown in honor of our amazing client's 50th birthday celebration this fall.  It was a night of jazz, flappers, sequins and gin and it made for the perfect Gatsby soiree at Graylyn Estates.  Each room was transformed into a magical setting through the use of glamorous custom furniture, extravagant blooms and rich [...]

Catherine and Kyle’s Durham Wedding!

Catherine and Kyle's Durham Wedding!
Meeting and falling in love at Duke University made Duke University Chapel  and  Bay 7 at American Tobacco the perfect locations for our couple, Catherine and Kyle, to say "I do" this September. The bride's vision of a formal fall affair designed around her love of architecture and ornate styles was brought to life through a rich palette of marsala and burgundy accent[...]