As one of the most popular Charlotte wedding planners, this Carolina Wedding Design (CWD) blog will update you on the latest tips and trends we're seeing in the wedding industry. We'll also showcase different client stories along the way to show you what real brides and grooms are experiencing with us! We offer all types of packages to fit your planning/design needs, so feel free to contact us if you'd like...704.541.9100

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

CWD Exclusive: Searching for Bridesmaid gowns

Searching for the perfect gown for your attendants is always a blast.
Here is a short video from this morning, shopping with one of our fabulous full service clients, Lydia Nims. Her adorable mom (Kim) and sister (Katherine) joined us on the hunt.....

Friday, December 18, 2009

Problem Solved!

Most bridal shoes have thin heels which can be difficult to wear when you are outdoors for a wedding ceremony or reception...especially on the lawn.

You no longer have to sacrifice those fabulous shoes! SoleMates has created a product, clear or black, that slips on most heels so you do not sink in the lawn. This discreet and easy to use product increases the surface area on the base of the heel which prevents the heel from sinking into grass or falling into cracks!

Brides/Bridesmaids - if you order 10 pairs you'll receive a 10% discount! For more information, go to www.thesolemates.com.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

CWD Photo Shoot!

Carolina Wedding Design had a great photo shoot yesterday morning on location at the Duke Mansion and Hayden Olivia Bridal! HUGE thanks to George at Catch Light Studio for working his magic (especially on me- Cortenay). Also, the Vivienne Westwood wedding gown (Carrie Bradshaw's wedding gown in the Sex and the City movie) is available at Hayden Olivia Bridal and it MAY have slipped on me to try on for fun. Pictures to come soon!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Trend 2010 Alert!

Mismatched Bridesmaid Dresses

For several years, brides have been selecting a bridesmaid dress designer and a fabric, then letting their bridesmaids choose the style that works best for their bodies. But the 2010 wedding trend takes idea further. Choose only a color, then let your bridesmaids find an off-the-rack dress of any designer that they like. Not only does this take some pressure off of you, but it also ensures that women are choosing a dress they like and they'll be likely to actually wear again. If you follow this trend, be sure to tell your bridesmaids how formal the dress should be – you don't want one bridesmaid wearing a casual sundress while another has on a beaded evening gown.

Showing individual personalities is great and it really adds extra character to your party.....and photos!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

CWD on Cover of Ballantyne Magazine!

We are ELATED to be on the cover of the Winter Issue of the Ballantyne Magazine.
Click here to see the full article.

The new issue has been on the stands a couple weeks so we wanted to post it for those of you that aren't in the Ballantyne area.

The 8 page spread talks about holiday tips and tricks to hosting a fantastic holiday party without breaking your bank, but still giving your friends and family a FABULOUS party.

Thanks to Deborah Triplett for the amazing photoshoot.


Monday, December 7, 2009

News 14 Carolina Interview....

Some of you don't have Timewarner Cable therefore missed our clip
today offering budget friendly holiday tips and you asked us to post it.....here you go!
Very exciting for Carolina Wedding Design and Carolina Event Design!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Exciting news! Meet Cortenay Matters!

Carolina Wedding Design has some VERY exciting news!

We are thrilled to announce that Cortenay Matters is now a partner with me at Carolina Wedding Design & our sister company Carolina Event Design! Expect the official Press Release & updated website next week!

You'll be able to read Cortenay's full bio and hear about her 8 years in the wedding industry, 5 of which she's been a planner. She brings a wealth of knowledge to our firm and rarely meets a stranger in the wedding industry, partly because she has served at the NACE Charlotte Chapter President for the last 2 years and is very involved with local organizations.

Welcome Cortenay! I'm honored to be working with you again!