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Bridal Bar Crawl 2020

The BEST girls night out you’ve ever had!  The Bridal Bar Crawl is for ALL ladies, whether you’re married, engaged, dating or single! Grab your old wedding dress, bridesmaid dress, or hit up a consignment shop and join us for a Bridal Bar Crawl! Visit 6 of Raleigh’s downtown bars September 2020. (Date TBD) Jimmy […]

25 Outdoor Wedding Venues in North Carolina

What’s trending for 2020 and 20201 weddings? Outdoor wedding venues! COVID-19 has rocked the world. Many states have “closed” to encourage social distancing. North Carolina is slowly staring to open up but there are still restrictions on mass gatherings. Outdoor events and gatherings are encouraged over those that are held indoors. If you are planning […]

Wedding Pro Spotlight – Gladwell Orthodontics

If you’ve attended one of our recent wedding shows, chances are you’ve met the friendly faces of Gladwell Orthodontics. We’ve enjoyed working closely over the past several months with the Gladwell team. What can we tell you from our experience? The staff at Gladwell Orthodontics are knowledgeable, efficient, professional and fun. You don’t have to […]

How to Plan a Wedding during the COVID-19 Crisis

COVID-19, Coronavirus, Global Pandemic, The Rona – whatever you call it, it’s here. COVID-19 has affected everyone’s lives differently from country to state to county. We are now just starting to reopen North Carolina in May 2020. This is great news for the wedding industry which came to a halt back in March. Many couples […]

Which North Carolina Wedding Venue Fits in Your Wedding Budget?

  When it comes to wedding planning, the first things couples have to do before anything else is decide on a wedding budget. Once a budget is agreed upon, the next step is to start researching wedding planners and wedding venues. This is where the wedding planning process can become complicating, challenging and at time […]

Which North Carolina Wedding Venue fits your Wedding Style

First comes loves, then comes the proposal the comes wedding planning! Getting engaged is such an exciting time. You have so many emotions – joy happiness, love, and maybe a little anxiousness too! Your next step is to announce to all of your friends and family. The VERY first question everyone will ask you (trust […]

A Quarantine Proposal

There is a lot of uncertainty in the world right now, one thing that will continue to prosper is love. While many weddings are getting postponed, there are so many couples just beginning their wedding planning process. A local Raleigh couple is sharing their quarantine proposal story with us! Popping the Question During Quarantine Phoebe […]

Wedding Pro Feature – Sweet Pea Waxing

Sweet Pea Waxing Boutique Sweet Pea Waxing Boutique is a full body waxing and skincare boutique in Raleigh, NC promising a phenomenal waxing and facial experience in a professional, clean and intimate environment. Sweet Pea Waxing uses a high-quality hard wax for facial, underarm and all bikini services. Our technique, choice of products and experience […]

How to Allocate Your Wedding Budget

Determining and allocating a budget for your wedding can be pretty stressful and let’s face it, most likely expensive — but it is one of THE most important tasks you just can’t skip when it comes to planning your big day. Coming up with a solid budget will influence everything from the venue, guest list, […]

Wedding Pro Feature – Confectionate Cakes

Raleigh Wedding Cake Artist Meet Laura The chef, designer and confectionery artist of Confectionate Cakes is Laura Elgaard, the former owner of “Laura’s Cakes and Pastry”, a retail bakery located in historic downtown Apex, NC.  Laura is a skilled pastry chef who received the first of her culinary training in Florida. Laura has committed years of self guided training and […]

Wedding Pro Feature – Camp Gladiator

What is Camp Gladiator? Camp Gladiator is a four-week outdoor group fitness program for all fitness levels. Every workout is different, incorporating full-body exercises led by Certified Personal Trainers. Our Campers get unlimited workouts at all of our 4,000+ locations nationwide to fit their lifestyle! Camp Gladiator is a life-changing fitness movement dedicated to transforming […]

2020 Pantone Color of the Year

    2020 Returns to a Classic Blue   In the wedding industry, one of the biggest things newly engaged couples look forward to is the announcement of the Pantone Color of the Year.  Pantone Color Institute selects a color symbolizing and representing the new year to come based on predicted world trends. Pantone’s selection […]

Top 15 Bachelorette Party Ideas in Raleigh, NC

Skipping town for a girl’s getaway may be the current trend for Bachelorette parties, but there’s also an array of awesome activities here in Raleigh that would make for an unforgettable party!  A local outing for your Bachelorette party not only helps to save some cash (which can always go toward the wedding tab!) but allows for […]

How to Stay Organized While Wedding Planning

Getting a bit stressed with logistics for the big day? Take a deep breath, relax and read on! We’ve polled former brides to share their best organizational tips for wedding planning. Here’s 5 ways to help check off the to-dos for your “I Do’s”. Organizational Tips for Wedding Planning Depending on the size and scope […]

Unique Wedding Favor Ideas Any Guest Will Love

The guests attending your wedding are some of the most special people in your life. They’re presence marks support, encouragement and celebration of the bride and groom’s union. Give a token of appreciation by gifting something unique, useful or delicious for your guests to enjoy. Here, we’re sharing a variety of unique wedding favor ideas guaranteed […]

Real Raleigh Wedding Stories: The Bernatowicz Wedding

A Simple Chic Garden Wedding Nearly 10 years ago, Renee and Nick met at communications school for the Marine Corps and quickly became best friends.  However, just as Nick was being deployed, their relationship began to grow into something more.  “We had our first kiss just before he deployed, but weren’t completely sure about the […]