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Wednesday, March 31, 2010

eSession - Caroline & Keith

Last week we strolled around Freedom Park for Caroline & Keith's eSession with David of PhotoEdge. This couple is laid back, happy, and in love...and it showed.
Their April 30th wedding is less than a month away, and we find ourselves coasting through the final details.
Here's a tidbit from the photoshoot with the adorable couple and their child, Brittany.

Caroline & Keith, we are SO looking forward to your wedding. It's been so enjoyable having you as clients. We are just waiting to perfect this day for you.....Talk soon!

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Thank you vendors! Clark & Hopfer wedding

What a perfect day for a wedding!
This past Saturday was cool, but S U N N Y! Such a beautiful March wedding day for Sarah Clark & Clark Hopfer. They are now soaking up the rays in St. Thomas....missing me I'm SURE. Right?
As always, it takes a TEAM to execute a wedding day to perfection. Thank you to all of the vendors below for being so great to work with and making their dream day a reality!

We hope to post actual wedding pics very soon, they're going to be killer!

Andrea Fitzgerald, Palisades Country Club
THE AMAZING TEAM, Palisades Country Club
John Farmer, minister
Christine Van Arnsdale, Harp
Monty and the guys, Flashback (band)
Ella Knox, Ella Art (cake)
Stephanie Moss, beauty
Brian Goggin, Southpark Limo

Monday, March 29, 2010

All smiles...

This is what it's all about.......
I think many times grooms have no clue what goes on behind the scenes and during the planning process between his new wife and the wedding planning team. This groom was truly grateful and we were so happy to take the stress off of HIS shoulders on wedding day as well. Below was the FB msg we got from his bride yesterday.
We'll post pics and list vendor thank-yous soon!

Cheers Sarah and Clark!!! ENJOY ALL of St. Thomas!! (we'll be waiting for you there......lol)

Friday, March 26, 2010

Happy Wedding Weekend SARAH & CLARK!

This amazing couple will be man and wife tomorrow at sunset (at the Palisades Country Club) and we are thrilled to be a part of their day! Having the pleasure of working with them previously with her sister's wedding, needless to say our relationship is definitely personal and I truly consider her a friend.
Sarah is a bright, bubbly, smart & gorgeous girl who LOVES her family and life. Clark is a handsome, shy & hardworking man who adores his woman and does whatever he can to provide for her.

Sarah and Clark....(and MOB Robin, hehe) ~
Tomorrow is going to be amazing and it's because of the love you exemplify.
Can't wait to laugh with you and reflect back on this planning process once you return from your honeymoon! See you in a couple hours for your rehearsal! ~ hgb



Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Pictures from Dalton & John's wedding on February 27th

We are thrilled to share Dalton & John's special day with you! This slideshow was created by their wedding photographer, Lacey Gadwill. To see a list of their wedding day vendors on a previous blog post, click here. Enjoy!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

A little bit of Morocco & India...

CWD is having a dream planning this stunning wedding in April.
This bride and groom are just exploding with flexibility and great taste. These Moroccan and Indian splashes will definitely be something that guests will leave talking about.....It's just around the corner until this inspiration board is reality!


Monday, March 22, 2010

NACE insight for March

Last week we teamed up with Pam Bailey of Flowers from the Cellar to design the March NACE meeting which was held on top of the pool at the Hampton Inn and Suites in Southpark. This pool cover (provided by Pleat Systems) was the coolest. I have to admit, my first steps on the pool cover were quite slow and soft, but before you knew it we were all walking across the 'water' with confidence.

I got the linens from our gal pals over at Connie Duglin Linens....LOVED them with the sashes! Tenting provided by Classic Party Rentals. Soft seating provided by American Furniture Rentals.
Here are some of the shots from photog extraordinaire Casey Cunningham of Cunningham Photo Artists.


Welcome Beth Hudson & Jefferson Riley!

CWD welcomes new clients Beth Hudson & Jefferson Riley! This couple takes meaning of the word 'sweet' to a whole new level!

Within a week, we've been able to contract the ceremony and reception venue at The VanLandingham Estate and photographer Tara Mauldin for their October 23, 2010 wedding! Can't wait to dive into all of the other fun details!

Friday, March 19, 2010

White House | Black Market carries Bridal!

Just announced, White House | Black Market now carries a Bridal Line!!
It appears to focus mainly on the bridesmaids, and showcases some adorable dresses and hot accessories....some pictured below. Visit their bridal page for full details and pricing.....VERY reasonably priced =)

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Recent CWD Review....Thank you Dalton Blair Green!

Our latest review on WeddingWire.com
Think twice about 'doing it yourself'....just ask Dalton....


Monday, March 15, 2010

CWD Recap...Hartley & King Wedding

We want to say a huge THANK YOU to the following vendors who were involved this past weekend for the wedding of Georgia Hartley and Paul King!
This colorful wedding was full of energy and fun!
Vibrant colors, glow sticks, parasols, sushi station, asian elements.....we had it ALL!
Photos from the talented Tommy McCart to be uploaded soon!

Friday, March 12, 2010

Congrats Georgia Hartley & Paul King

Happy Wedding Weekend to
Georgia & Paul!

This fabulous couple signed on with us in November and we've had a ball serving as their full service planner.
Georgia is a gal who knows what she likes and we've made this ceremony and reception very indicative of her and Paul's infectious personalities. This young couple is SO in love, it's precious!
St. Matthew's Chapel is the setting for the noon ceremony, followed by lunch and LOTS of dancing at the Ballantyne Country Club. We'll post some snapshots on Monday...and then of course the fabulous pro shots (via Tommy McCart Photography) in a couple weeks.

I couldn't blog about this couple without mentioning the MOB, and my new friend, Marye Jo. This is a mother who cares for her daughter like you can't imagine. She (and the FOB Greg) would give Georgia the world if she could, and if there was a mold for an MOB who showed respect, patience, support, and love for a daughter, it's Marye Jo.
MJ, you definitely win an MOB award....you've been so great to work with and Georgia is lucky to have a mother like you. You better not lose my phone number!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

CWD welcomes Casey & Frank!

CWD welcomes new clients Casey Bruner & Frank Wilson! This FUN couple met five years ago through mutual friends and work together at 107.9 the link.

AND…. We just found the perfect venue this morning for their ceremony and reception at the Palisades Country Club! Ceremony and reception venue - check! It's going to be beautiful!

Monday, March 1, 2010

THANKS to the FAB vendors for creating a perfect day for Mr. & Mrs. John Green!

What a gorgeous wedding day this past Saturday for Mr. & Mrs. John Green! Dalton & John are such a sweet couple who are beautiful inside and out! We had a great group of vendors involved to create their wedding day just as Dalton & John had envisioned.

A HUGE thank you to Casey & Andrea Cunningham, Lacey Gadwill Photography, Climbing the Wall, Tizzerts, First Impressions Linen, The LOOK artistry, East Coast Entertainment- The Fabulous Kays, First Presby Church Gastonia (especially Karen), Gaston Country Club (Scott is awesome!), Southpark Limo, Burke Christian Tours Shuttle, Courtyard by Marriott Gastonia, The Dunhill Hotel!

We can wait to post pictures! I do have a few pictures below that Heather took with her iphone so my apologies that it is a bit fuzzy!