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Inspiration Styled Photoshoot Weddings

Revolutionary Love: The Frida & Joe Photoshoot

Rebellious, Art-Inspired, Punk Rock Wedding Inspiration at The Meadows at Firefly Farm Preserve in Raleigh, NC. I like to approach styled shoots as an opportunity for artistic expression, a chance to do the art we aren’t always free to do with paid work. Sometimes the concepts I come up with are a little out there, […]

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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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Inspiration Styled Photoshoot Weddings

Ashley & Nick’s Eclectic Wedding Vow Renewal & Styled Shoot

What began as a simple branding photoshoot for my other blog, Secularly Wed, turned into a full-on styled wedding photoshoot and vow renewal with over 15 local wedding pros involved. Inspired by the ethos and mission of Secularly Wed, I set out to bring together some of my favorite wedding event partners and an amazing couple, […]

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Portfolio Real Weddings

Jenn & Teague’s Celtic-Inspired Wedding Weekend at Rigmor House

Jenn & Teague were married earlier this year at Rigmor House in Chapel Hill, NC. They held two events over the course of a weekend inspired by their love for theater and Shakespeare and their connection to their Celtic heritage. The first day featured a traditional Christian wedding ceremony performed by the bride’s uncle and […]

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Floral Design Portfolio Styled Photoshoot Vendor Spotlight

Modern Styling for The Cannon Room – Raleigh, NC

The Cannon Room is a new event venue at Capital Club – Raleigh HQ. Their space is a mix of Art Deco splendor and Mid-Century Modern minimalism. I fell in love with their furniture pieces and the clean lines of the space. For my table design, I wanted to highlight the furniture and chose to […]

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Party Planning Vendor Spotlight

Well Kept Chaos – Your Virtual Party Planner

Before I got my start in wedding planning, I threw over-the-top theme parties for birthdays, Halloween, New Year’s Eve, and sometimes just for the hell of it! I would find basically any excuse for a celebration. The thing is, these parties take time to conceptualize and plan. A well executed theme party, even for a […]

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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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DIY Projects Party Planning Weddings

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]