April & Matt’s Rustic Soiree at The Rickhouse – Durham, NC

April and Matt tied the knot last May in a fun and easy going rustic soiree at The Rickhouse in Durham, NC.They are such a down to earth couple and I really enjoyed getting to know them and their family and friends at the wedding. Their priority was to have a wedding that felt authentic to them while also incorporating the traditions and elements that were most important to them. …

Why you need a Wedding Photographer

Because you definitely need a Wedding Photographer… As a wedding planner, I often meet with couples who are surprised and discouraged by the cost of a professional wedding photographer. The fact is that for most people, a wedding is the first time they have ever had a reason to hire a professional photographer at all! Having been involved with the fashion industry, wedding industry, and being a good friend of many …

Modern Wedding Etiquette for Rebel Couples

From the very moment you get engaged, questions of wedding etiquette start popping up. Should you announce your engagement online or wait until after you see your families in person? Who are you supposed to invite? What is up with all the different pieces of invitation stationary? Why does it matter how I address the invites? And that is only the beginning… Not only are traditional etiquette rules overwhelming, many are …

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Taking back the Wedding Industry

The revolution begins with you. Being a wedding planner, I get so bummed out when I see people trashing the wedding industry online. But hear me out, because I also totally get it. The industry as a whole has a lot to answer for. Over the last 30 years, the expectations around weddings have skyrocketed, and who is to blame for that? Some of the blame definitely belongs with Hollywood. Portraying …

The 5 Most Common DIY Wedding Mistakes

Ever since the financial crisis in 2008, couples have increasingly turned to DIY wedding decor and planning, eschewing traditional wedding industry vendors in search of lower cost, more personalized weddings. We have seen a rise in quality resources and materials, affordable, stylish wedding gowns, and in general, an attitude that you don’t have to spend as extravagantly to have a cool, meaningful wedding. What started as a financial necessity for many …

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Sydney & Aaron’s Modern, Minimalist Wedding at Bridge Club – Raleigh, NC

I was so honored to be a part of Sydney & Aaron’s modern, minimalist wedding at Bridge Club in Raleigh. When I first met the couple, I instantly knew that this was going to be an incredible wedding. Their own aesthetics and values were very close to my own and every new idea they shared was even more amazing than the last. Their decor incorporated simple geometric designs and botanical elements. The couple and …

Abigail + Andrew’s Glamorous, Market Hall Raleigh Wedding

The morning of Abigail and Andrew’s wedding at Market Hall, my car broke down a block away from the venue in a busy downtown Raleigh intersection. It was one of those make the best out of the circumstances situations and I was lucky to be close to the venue and have my assistant to help lug all the stuff while my poor car was towed away! Life can come at you …

Sam & Seri’s Lake House Wedding in Chapel Hill

Back in June, I coordinated a wedding for an incredible couple, Seri & Sam. Today, I am excited to share that their wedding was featured on The Budget Savvy Bride! I was honored to be able to help with this truly unique and fun wedding.  Their ceremony was held at the Arboretum on the UNC Campus and the reception was held at a lovely lake house Bed & Breakfast in Chapel Hill. Seri’s Aunt designed …

Wedding Truths with Bridechilla Graduate Erica

Heyo! I recently recorded an episode of the Bridechilla Podcast with the lovely Aleisha McCormack! If you aren’t already listening to this podcast and you are planning a wedding, seriously get on it! It is a gold mine of ideas, support, and advice from a delightful Aussie who swears a bunch! I have been writing for the Bridechilla blog and have two articles posted over there as well. Definitely looking …

20 Amazing Looks from NY Bridal Fashion Week

The New York Fall 2017 Bridal Fashion Week is going on this weekend, and I have been stalking  following Instagram for all the glorious updates from the runways and Pier 94. There are a few common trends that I can totally get behind. Here are 20 of my favorite looks curated from Instagram.   Vintage inspiration and heirloom techniques on this darling gown! Looking divine in @divineatelier 🌸 A photo …