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

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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

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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

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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

Floral-filled Baby Shower | The Cannon Room, Raleigh, NC

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Louise's Floral Baby Shower

The Cannon Room, Raleigh, NC

Looking through the photos from Radian Photography of Louise's baby shower at The Cannon Room brought tears to my eyes.  It may have been the pregnancy hormones, but I'm pretty sure it was because of all the beautiful, thoughtful details. Lauren of The Lion House did an amazing job with the styling and florals - I want her to bring all of her design skills to Case de Smith to work her magic on my blank walls and empty bar carts.  I love the way she displayed our cake gems, mini cupcakes, and pretzel rods on serving ware from the Greenhouse Picker Sisters.  

Planning & florals: The Lion House 

Photography: Radian Photography

Venue: The Cannon Room

Catering: Belle's Catering

Event rentals: Greenhouse Picker Sisters

Lettering: Foxwood Studio