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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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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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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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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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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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Floral Design Inspiration Styled Photoshoot

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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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 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 […]