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Monday, November 30, 2009


We were interviewed today by News 14 Carolina about ways to host a fabulous Holiday Party without breaking the bank! Lots of great tips & tricks.
Tune in Sunday to watch the feature!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving from Carolina Wedding Design...

More Than A Day

As Thanksgiving Day rolls around,
It brings up some facts, quite profound.
We may think that we're poor,
Feel like bums, insecure,
But in truth, our riches astound.

We have friends and family we love;
We have guidance from heaven above.
We have so much more
Than they sell in a store,
We're wealthy, when push comes to shove.

So add up your blessings, I say;
Make Thanksgiving last more than a day.
Enjoy what you've got;
Realize it's a lot,
And you'll make all your cares go away.

By Karl Fuchs

Friday, November 20, 2009

Warm Winter Wedding Beverage...

....are you in search of something to add to your winter wedding to keep your guests warm and cozy while they perhaps mingle during cocktail hour or as the wind down the evening before they depart?

Warm apple cider will be perfect! You can offer your guests little 'Cider Shooters' dazzled with a fun cinnamon stick as they mozey through cocktail hour, or you can pour a full serving in a monogramed mug right before they leave.....then, they also can keep the mug as their souvenir. Click here for a yummy recipe!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

'Green' Save the Dates...

I have several couples that are wanting to be very 'green' with their wedding, especially when it comes to paper. I love that idea and we at CWD completely agree with and advocate eco-friendly ideas.

We've decided to use mypunchbowl.com as a resource for their save-the-dates in lieu of printed ones. This site has adorable announcement templates that can be personalized with your information and photos, then emailed to all of your potential guests, families and friends.

Cost effective, eco-friendly and cute.....how could you go wrong!?

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Meet Carlin & Hart!

CWD welcomes

This beautiful couple is one of our newest and we're thrilled to get started. Monday we'll begin our venue search uptown.
Their July nuptials will be here before we know it so we'll be making gains in no time.

Stay tuned for more details!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Meet Jaya & Derek!

CWD welcomes
Jaya Neal & Derek Rapp

This beautiful couple is our first client via a Skype consult!

They live in Michigan but will be tying the knot here in Charlotte in August 2010 at Byrons.

We connected immediately as we are all huge Tarheel fans (both of them are actually Carolina grads!)...not to mention their personalities are amazing and even from the first chat you can tell they are truly in love.

We have some meetings set up in December, so stay tuned for more details regarding Jaya & Derek!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Graylyn Estate!

We are thrilled to have just booked a wedding at the stately stone masterpiece called Graylyn Estate & Conference Center in Winston Salem. This immaculately manicured 55 acre property will truly WOW our guests in April. Here are a few pictures that we took on our tour last week. They offer indoor and outdoor ceremonies and receptions, and have right at 100 guest rooms and suites to accommodate all of your sleeping arrangements.
If you would like more information on Graylyn, please contact Casey Siega-Riz at 336-758-2425 and tell her CWD sent ya!