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Alison + Bradley | The Stockroom at 230, Raleigh, NC

've always considered my mom to be my best friend. Even as a teenager. Even when she wouldn't let me go to the club at 15.  She's my biggest cheerleader, confidant, and sometimes by most genuine critic.  So working with mother and daughter duos who have a special relationship is bittersweet to me. While I love seeing them light up while planning one of the most important days of their lives, it makes me miss my mom tremendously. 

Meeting Alison and her mom was one of the highlights of my year.  They were so sweet to me and to each other during our consultation and I just knew the wedding would be something special.

And it was. Dana of C and D Events created a beautiful set-up at The Stockroom and allowed me to design their dessert table with a macaron and floral topped cake, mini desserts, and treats from her mom.  Thank you Annie for capturing all of the beautiful photos!

Photography: Annie Watts Photography

Venue: The Stockroom 230

Planner: Dana with C&D Events

Rentals: CE Rental

Draping + Market Lights: Themeworks

Florals: Dana with Bushel + Peck Designs

Centerpieces: DIY

Caterer: Rocky Top Hospitality

Music: All Events DJ

Dessert: Sugar Euphoria

Coffee Bar: Gourmet Grinders

Officiant: Lisa Koch

Cierra + Sean | The Leslie-Alford-Mims House, Holly Springs, NC


Cierra + Sean

The Leslie-Alford-Mims House | Holly Springs, NC

Unfortunately, I rarely see the bride and groom on their wedding day and that always makes me a little sad. While it was a treat to hug Cierra before she walked down the aisle, I was low-key broken up that I couldn't stay for the entire thing. Thankfully, Annie was on hand to capture all of the emotions and the fun of the day.  

Their dessert bar, along with the blue marble and rose gold cake were so fun to create. I'm so honored to have been a part of their day.  

Leslie + Tyler | Merrimon-Wynne, Raleigh, NC


Leslie + Tyler

The Merrimon-Wynne House, Raleigh, NC

Confession: I was not a fan of Gatsby-inspired weddings. Maybe it was the flowers.  Or maybe it's that I thought every Gatsby inspired cake looked super similar and a little juvenile. But then I did one for my cousin's wedding and realized that there was so much variation that could be incorporated.  So when Emily of Whiskey and White Events told me that her clients, Leslie and Tyler, were looking for a cake that would double as a statement piece for their 1920's wedding I was so excited.  Not only did they want a huge cake, but the inspiration came from George and Amal Clooney's gigantic wedding cake.  We decided to incorporate smaller tiers of gold within the geometric emerald, black and gold lines.  Check out the photos by Kelley Deal Photography for some beautify Gatsby-like inspiration.  

Leah + Adam | Merrimon-Wynne, Raleigh, NC

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Leah + Adam

Merrimon-Wynne, Raleigh, NC

When your couple is an absolute dream to work with you, the bride is a wedding planner, and they're are just so adorable, you know their wedding is going to be one for the books!  Then their wedding day comes and you are proven right. With the help of C and D Events, Leah and Adam incorporated so many beautiful details throughout the day - from the arbor to the favor table of spices to the custom welcome sign from Mason Dixon Designs.  I'm still in love with it all.  

Their Passion Flower-flavored cake was decorated with beautiful flowers provided by Meristem Floral and it was such a pleasure to work with Anna on their placement.  And the fact that it was placed in front of one of my favorite backdrops - the blue doors at The Merrimon-Wynne House was an added bonus. 

Keep scrolling to see the gorgeous images by Megan Kerns Photography and Forage + Film for A.J. Dunlap.

The Barn of Chapel Hill | Chapel Hill, NC


The Barn of Chapel Hill

Chapel Hill, NC

Hey, brides!  Hey, other wedding vendors!  Have you checked out The Barn of Chapel Hill yet?  No, this isn't a paid ad, but I just want to make sure that you know about this cute new venue in the Triangle.  For years I've been hoping and praying that our area would have a venue that is light, airy, and a little rustic.  Don't get me wrong, I'm not against old, brown, wooden barns, but my personal aesthetic leans more toward bright, white spaces. 

So knowing all of this, you can imagine how excited I was when Be Inspired PR asked me to participate in this styled shoot.  C and D Events did an amazing job designing and executing this editorial and the launch party that followed.  All of the vendors went above and beyond to make the party a success and Caroline Lima was on hand to capture all of the gorgeousness. 

We provided multi-flavored, multi-colored macaron towers for the guests, and now I'm wishing that every bride orders one of these for her wedding.  In addition to the macarons, we created a double-barrel cake that was decorated 

Venue and Florals: The Barn of Chapel Hill

Photography: Caroline Lima

Rentals: Cottage Luxe

Linens: CE Rental

Lighting: Get Lit Special Event Lighting

Cocktail Napkins: For Your Party

Glassware: American Party Rentals

Invites: Bushel and Peck Weddings

Jewelry: Kendra Scott

Dresses & Tux: Savvi Formalwear

Stylizing: C and D Events

Makeup: Bella Trio Salon and Spa

Table & Welcome Signs: Delovely Details

Ice Cream: Andia's Ice Cream

Espresso Bar: Event Espresso Catering

Catering: Durham Catering

Chocolates: Chocoh Sweetness

Produced: Be Inspired PR