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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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 […]

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Folie à Deux – The Madness of Two | The Avowed Podcast

Earlier this year, a new podcast premiered, and I quickly fell head over heels in love with it… The Avowed Podcast, hosted by Jasmine R Lilly, features conversations that discuss the love, relationships, the wedding industry, art, politics, the pursuit of meaning and fulfillment… you name it, it’s all on the table. I listened to the […]

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Modern Wedding Etiquette for Rebel Couples

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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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Taking back the Wedding Industry

Folie à Deux Events Blog - Taking Back the Wedding Industry. Changing the dialogue around weddings and vendors by focusing on our values and priorities. www.folieadeuxevents.com

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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The 5 Most Common DIY Wedding Mistakes

Folie à Deux Events - DIY Wedding Decor Some of the 300+ Paper Flowers we made for a fandom inspired wedding!

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

Folie à Deux Events Blog - Minimalist Wedding at Bridge Club Raleigh NC with modern geometric and botanical details. Wedding Planner & Designer Chapel Hill, NC www.folieadeuxevents.com Photo by Ashley Posthuma of Photography Anthology

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 […]

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Modern, Botanical Wedding Inspiration @ Oakland Farm

Folie à Deux Events Blog | Modern Botanical Wedding Inspiration Styled Shoot at Oakland Farm Sanford, NC | Photo by Ana Teresa Galizes | www.folieadeuxevents.com

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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