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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

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


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

Michelle + Melvin | The Cotton Room, Durham, NC


Michelle + Melvin

The Cotton Room, Durham, NC

There are so many words that I can use to describe Michelle + Melvin's brunch wedding at The Cotton Room - industrial, earthy, relaxed, It's as if Fern Gully was placed inside an old warehouse.  Michelle used so many types of succulents, herbs, and other plants that i don't think anyone could name them all.  Some of my personal favorites from their wedding  were the fern-covered arbor, the packets of seeds that guests received as favors, and floral-filled geometric lanterns.

Michelle requested gingerbread cake, since it's her favor dessert flavor, and we were happy to oblige.  I adore the way it was simply decorated with ferns and the cutest wooden cake toppers that Michelle painted herself. 

Thank you Lauren Cowart Photography for sharing the pictures with me.  

Oh! How could I forget to tell you that Michelle and Melvin rode away on bicycles.  So cute!!!

Sarah + Stephen | Lonnie Poole Golf Course, Raleigh, NC


Sarah + Stephen

Lonnie Poole Golf Course, Raleigh, NC

There are so many elements of Sarah + Stephen's wedding I will never forget - from the vibrant and lush florals (including a beautiful arch), Sarah's gorgeous blush-colored dress, the stunning portraits in the Raleigh Rose Garden, and the loving way that they looked at each other in every photo.  

And their cake!! I mean how can a cake designer not love this display?!  When you've done countless semi-naked cakes in your career, it is really easy to become really jaded by them.  But then Meristem Floral comes along and completely renews your love for the stunningly simple style.  Here's wishing that every bride wants a floral topper for their naked cake.  Oh, and can we talk about the bed of flowers?!  Too much!!

Check out the photos by Tatum and Taylor of Blue Barn Photography



Kelsey + Isaac | Merry Hill Farm, Mebane, NC

Kelsey and Isaac's outdoor wedding was the perfect mix of vintage and vibrant, with mixed-matched tableware.  Before setting up the cake, I took the time to walk among the tables to check out the different place settings, goblets, and floral arrangements. Their amazing team of vendors really pulled out all of the stops for this one and I'm so happy that I can relive their wedding day through these photos by Annie Watts Photography.

We created a semi-naked cake that fit perfectly with their decor.  Summer Lovin' was their flavor of choice and I think it was the perfect cake for the season - fresh strawberries, vanilla bean buttercream, and lemon-infused cake.  Yum!

Venue: Merry Hill Farm 

Wedding Coordinator: Stacy Newburg of Events by Memory Lane 

Assistant Photographer: Colleen Mathias Photography 

Videography: Big Dog Little Bed 

Florist: Springwell Gardens 

Caterer: Catering Works 

Cake: Sugar Euphoria 

DJ: Big Boy Productions 

Band: Integrity Strings 

Hair: Dana Page of Biz Mari Hair 

MUA: Heather Pratt

Wedding Dress: Stella York from Classic Bride and Formals 

Shoes: Jack Rogers 

Jewelry: Kendra Scott 

Bridesmaids Dresses: Lula Kate and Alfred Sung from Bella Bridesmaids 

Tuxedos: Ashworth's Clothing 

Design and Rentals: Greenhouse Picker Sisters 

Vintage China and Decor: Southern Vintage Table 

Linens: CE Rental 

Calligrapher: Annie Timmons 

Custom Wooden Signs: Wildflower Words Co.