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, and I just hope that my collaborators “get it.” For this project, we combined influences …

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, to create unique, eclectic wedding inspiration capturing the vibe of the blog and our readers. …

Jenn & Teague's Celtic-Inspired Wedding Weekend & Midsummer Night's Dream Masquerade Ball featuring a Celtic Handfasting | Folie à Deux Events Chapel Hill Wedding Planner | Photo by Rebekah Senter

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 attended by about 50 of their closest family and friends. An afternoon tea service with …

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 small group of people can take a lot of research and preparation. So where do …

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

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 …

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 extravagantly to have a cool, meaningful wedding. What started as a financial necessity for many …

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

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 amazing than the last. Their decor incorporated simple geometric designs and botanical elements. The couple and …