A Place Both Wonderful & Strange – Twin Peaks Wedding Inspiration

My very first post on this blog was a Twin Peaks wedding inspiration mood board, where I talked about visual and thematic elements of the show and how I would apply them to a wedding. Fast forward to Spring 2017, Twin Peaks is coming back to TV and I found out that Jessica of Three Region Photography was just as into the show as I was. I had already been …

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 …

Modern, Botanical Wedding Inspiration @ Oakland Farm

Today, we bring you a botanical wedding styled shoot from last fall at Oakland Farm. When my good friend, Adam, told me he would be managing this brand new wedding venue, I offered to help them get started by organizing a styled wedding shoot.  Oakland Farm is a scenic property in southern Chatham County, between Sanford and Pittsboro, NC. I met our photographer, Ana Teresa last summer and instantly realized our styles …

James + Erica’s Modern Summer Motorco Wedding – Durham, NC

Even Wedding Planners get married too! Check out the highlights of our summery rock club wedding in Durham, NC at Motorco Music Hall! We knew that we wanted to have a small, budget friendly wedding with a lot of personality! We focused on having great food and beers, a unique ceremony, a cocktail party atmosphere, and a full weekend of fun for our many out of town guests! Big thanks to …

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 …

Planning Your Actual Wedding

Yay! You’re Engaged! What now? There is a ton of pressure put on engaged couples to have this huge, perfect, storybook wedding regardless of what you can afford, or would even really enjoy. Hell, I actually like planning parties and the over the top production that is the “Traditional American Wedding” is just about the opposite of what I would want for my own wedding. But then what do you …