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Wedding Planning

Shake it up: Ideas for a Non-Traditional Wedding

So you want to have a Non-Traditional Wedding… Who says a wedding has to be a ceremony followed by a cocktail hour and reception? Well it honestly isn’t always set up that way today or historically. There are lots of ways to shake up the format of your wedding. Whether you intent is to reframe […]

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Floral Design Styled Photoshoot Weddings

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 […]

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Real Talk Weddings

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 […]

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Real Talk Weddings

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, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Fashion Inspiration Weddings

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 […]

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Inspiration Party Planning Weddings

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 […]

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Inspiration Mood Board Monday Party Planning Weddings

Mood Board: Twin Peaks

  I have no idea where this will lead us. But I have a definite feeling it will be a place both wonderful and strange. – Agent Dale Cooper, Twin Peaks I know this may be a strange choice for my first Mood Board, but I don’t want anyone getting the idea that this is […]