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Sunday, May 30, 2010

Happy Memorial Day

Remembering our freedom this weekend....

The legacy of heroes is the memory of a great name and the inheritance of a great example. — Benjamin Disraeli

Thursday, May 27, 2010


THANK YOU to those who attended our Sex and the City 2 Premiere Event last night! We had a blast walking the hot pink carpet, posing at the step & repeat with our FAB Sarah Jessica Parker banner, hosting the exciting shoe contest, giving out tons of door prizes, sipping delicious martinis created for each SATC gal, sampling tons of awesome food, dancing to the DJ, & admiring the glamorous decor, linens and lighting ... AND we were able to raise a significant amount of money for Friendship Trays- Meals on Wheels!

This event was such a success because of the INCREDIBLE vendors involved including Eat Here Now, Ayrsley Grand Cinemas, Split Second Sound, Sterling by Design, Classic Party Rentals, Connie Duglin linen, Lucy Parker Photography and Dreamlight Films. Also, a huge thanks to all those who donated for the giveaways especially Hilton Garden Inn, Ayrsley Grand Cinemas, the LOOK, CrossFit Steele Creek and Premier Health Rehab Solutions.

Pictures to come soon!

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

tonight is finally here!

Tonight is our big sold out Charity Benefit for Meals on Wheels/Friendship Trays of Charlotte!
T H A N K Y O U to all of you who are attending and to those generous vendors & sponsors listed below who are helping pull off this huge party!

See you tonight!!!!!

Monday, May 24, 2010

Bedazzle my Bonbons!

I love these fun edible glitter chocolate delights whether to be hand-passed at your wedding or event, on a buffet/station display, as a wedding favor or as a garnish for your signature drink. They come in all sorts of colors. A tip for the bride... be sure finish your formal pics before you indulge in one as your lips will be glitter-ized! Check out the Bedazzle my Bonbons website for more info and pics.

Thursday, May 20, 2010


As of this morning we were sold out for our huge Sex and the City 2 Movie Party & Premiere next Wed night.....BUT we received so many disappointed emails and calls from people that didn't get theirs in time we decided to upgrade to a bigger theatre!
So, we just released more tickets!
You can still see it before anyone else!

Be sure and get yours ASAP if you want to join us! It's gonna be a fabulous night with over

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

only 9 tickets remain! Sex and the City 2 Premiere Party Tickets!


What have we done now you ask?? We've planned the party of the season!

If you're like us, you've been DYING to see the sequel to Sex and The City for years and it's almost here!

We've rented out the E N T I R E theatre at Ayrsley Grand (off of 485 and South Tryon)...so yes we can keep our cell phones ON and we DON'T have to whisper! It's a private party!

You will arrive and walk the 'pink' carpet and give your best step and repeat with Lucy Parker Photography behind the lens. We'll socialize outside under the pavilion and munch on some appetizers and desserts from Eat Here Now beginning around 9. Split Second Sound will play some of our fave tunes as we scout the crowd for the B E S T pair of HEELS! So you ALL have a reason to shop! (you're welcome)

We'll give out some door prizes including the Grand Prize for the best pair of heels before we head into the theatre for the midnight premiere.

Knowing that we are all very blessed, we wanted to use this event to 'give back' to the Charlotte community. We have selected to donate the proceeds from this event to Friendship Trays, aka Meals on Wheels. This fabulous local organization delivers more than 600 meals DAILY to those that are elderly, handicapped or suffering...it's a well balanced meal that is the only stable nutrition some of these people receive. We urge you to visit their site and join in their force if you can.

Tickets MUST be purchased in advance. No tickets will be sold at the event.
For a sneak preview of the movie click here

Heavy Apps and Desserts from Eat Here Now
Martini Ticket
Paparazzi to photograph those hot heels!
Your midnight Premiere Movie Ticket
Donation to Friendship Trays

Monday, May 17, 2010

Looking to Intern?

We are taking applications & resumes for spring/summer interns. If you're interested, please email us at info@carolinaweddingdesign.com. Be sure to include your resume' and a letter stating your desires and intentions of why you want to get involved in the wedding industry. These intern spots are available immediately.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Welcome new CWD Clients, Morgan & Ross!

CWD Welcomes

This is a love story you will definitely want to follow. Morgan finds herself planning her June 2011 wedding at the Ballantyne Hotel from afar in New York City, so she's hired us on as a full service planner to help with every single detail....we are thrilled.

Her story is one that will melt your heart. I urge you to visit her blog if you get a moment....it's definitely recommended that you prepare yourself to be amazed by her courageousness and tenacity as tells of her winning battle with cancer. To say she's an encouraging fighter is an understatement. And Ross.....wow, what a partner.

From working with her already, she's a constant quiet reminder of priorities in life. We all need to remember what's important....and what's not.

Cherish every moment!

Morgan, Ross and mom Linda ~ This is going to be an amazing time.....get ready!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

NACE photos!

photos courtesy of Tommy McCart Photography

We wanted to share a quick post with you from the April NACE Charlotte Chapter meeting. We helped design this 'school house' theme as the program was geared towards learning about NACE.....we called it NACE 101 and even had our own school marm, Mrs. Katie Perrin ;-)

Above are some highlights of the luncheon held on the rooftop of the Holiday Inn Center City!

We invite anyone to join us at an upcoming NACE meeting if you're looking to make or deepen industry relationships.....or if you're looking for employment!