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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

Friday, July 30, 2010

CWD Welcomes new clients, Joyce Kim & Chris Bettini!

Carolina Wedding Design welcomes new clients Joyce Kim & Chris Bettini!

Chris is excited about the entertainment... and Joyce is all about the design! We are excited to plan this cherry blossom themed wedding for March 2011!


Thursday, July 22, 2010

Bridal Shoot | Carlin Gallman by the Schultzes!

Here is a tidbit from the bridal session captured by Cheyenne and Geoff of The Schultzes!
CWD thinks that photography should be at the TOP of your list when choosing wedding vendors and when budgeting. These pics are great examples of 'why' we feel that way. It takes true talent to capture what you see below and the photos are with you for a lifetime. Some photographers stage things a little too much and make the subjects feel like characters, which may be fun at the moment but most clients regret the intense 'staging' once they see the photos, especially a few years down the road. Choose someone who truly captures your personality and focuses on YOUR personality, not theirs.

Thanks Cheyenne and Geoff for once again, another breathtaking session.
Hair/makeup/styling by the LOOK

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Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Featured Client | Sarah Clark Hopfer, Carolina Bride

We are so excited for and proud of our March 2010 client, Sarah Clark Hopfer! She is featured in the current issue of Carolina Bride magazine. Photobucket

This 3 page spread showcases a few snapshots of her day and tells part of her love story with her hubby, Clark. This family is very near and dear to me and I was the planner for her sister's wedding in 2008.

Congrats Sarah! You completely deserve this spread and we are ecstatic for you! Thank you for the kind testimony you gave us (below).....we adore you guys equally =)
LOVE YOU!
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Tuesday, July 20, 2010

eSession | Heather Hoge and Jeff Allard

Tommy McCart is a very popular photographer in the Charlotte area and we know why! His clients absolutely LOVE him and his work is amazing....truly captures the clients' love for each other.

Here are a few shots from our July 3rd couple, Heather and Jeff....now Mr. and Mrs. Allard!

We'll post wedding day pics in just a couple weeks!


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Thank you Vendors | Gallman & Turner Wedding


What an amazing weekend....
Congratulations Mr. & Mrs. Hart Turner!
We know you're wasting away in Anguilla right now but we wanted to send out a big thank you to all of the vendors that made your day so perfect.

We'll post photos as soon as we get them from Cheyenne & Geoff!

Carolina Wedding Design | full planning, design, decor, cake stand
the Schultzes | photography
1st Baptist Church Uptown
Jim Orr | organ
Mark Christian | vocal
The Strictly Business Band | via East Coast Entertainment
Elizabeth Tolley | wedding day beauty
the LOOK | esession and portrait beauty & styling


Friday, July 16, 2010

Happy Wedding Weekend CARLIN & HART!

We're heading out to 1st Baptist Church to begin the rehearsal for Miss Carlin Gallman and Mr. Hart Turner. We've worked with this couple for almost a year and have truly enjoyed every minute! Tomorrow after the nuptials we'll party until midnight at Bentley's on 27.

She's this tiny little blonde bombshell with crystal blue eyes, and Hart is this tall, muscular, handsome football player that's a teddy bear when he's around her....perfect match! We've have the pleasure of working with Carlin's mom, Syliva, on much of the wedding - she has been so much fun too and truly adores her daughter. It's precious.

Pictures from their engagement session can be found here....we'll be able to share images from Carlin's drop dead gorgeous bridal session next week!

I will miss you guys and wish you the BEST in life's next chapter. Marriage is a beautiful thing and I know you'll love it! Hugs......HGB

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Featured Clients | Weddings Unveiled



We were thrilled to see clients Carlin & Hart featured on Weddings Unveiled yesterday! It showcased images from their recent engagement session with the Schultzes. Check it out here! We're finalizing last minute details and errands as they tie the knot in about 48 hours!! We can't wait to show you shots from Carlin's bridal session and from the actual wedding.....stay tuned!


Monday, July 5, 2010

Tiffany Phifer & Ryan Dubose - Wedding Slideshow!

Hi followers!

Here is a link to some amazing shots and a collective slideshow of wedding day images from Tiffany and Ryan's wedding on June 12th!

Images courtesy of Tim Hines Photography

For a full listing of vendors involved, click here to read the previous blog!