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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

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Charlotte Wedding Planners | Thank you Neal/Rapp Vendors!

This weekend's wedding was absolutely beautiful and flawless. Having a top notch group of vendors is truly priceless.

Dr. and Mrs. Rapp are enjoying their first few days of married life and we wish them the B E S T!

Here is a the list of vendors and to them we say THANK YOU!

Rev. Margaret Nunez
Extravaganza ~ pipe and drape, chairs
Violin by Christine ~ Ceremony music
Jeff Brown ~ Cocktail hour guitarist
Jami Svay ~ Makeup
Dreamlight Films ~ Cinematography
Silver Fox Limo ~ all Transportation

Friday, August 27, 2010

Charlotte Wedding Planners | Happy Wedding Day Jaya & Derek

We want to wish our beautiful couple
MISS JAYA NEAL & DR. DEREK RAPP
a wonderful wedding weekend!

All of their family are flying in from all over the world right now....the gals are on their way to a day at the spa we set up for them.....the guys, who knows....guys always have it easy right???

This ceremony and reception will take place at Byron's Southend tomorrow evening at the Design Center and the Atrium. Watch the space below transform into a sea of cream and ivory.
Jaya and Derek chose an amazing team of vendors so this one is a slam dunk.

Can't wait to post pictures soon!

Enjoy your weekend everyone ~

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Thank you vendors | Carol Austin & Djordje Avramovic wedding!

Congratulations Carol & Djordje... what a beautiful wedding weekend for a couple truly in love!

Carol & Djordje are so thankful for all of the vendors involved in creating a PERFECT day for them. We will post pictures as soon as we have them from Anna.

Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral
Poffie Girls | wedding gown
Roof with a View | reception venue
Intermezzo | catering (Djordje's restaurant)
Party Reflections | rentals
Anna Naphtali Hollingsworth | photography
Elizabeth House Flowers
First Impressions Linen
Laura's Bakery | wedding cake
Jade Salon | hair stylist
Who's the Fairest? | make-up artist
Peak Limo | transportation
Jason Herring | DJ
Mladen | Serbian singer

Friday, August 20, 2010

Charlotte Wedding Planner | Happy Wedding Weekend | Carol & Djordje!


We're heading out to the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral this afternoon for Carol Austin & Djordje Avramovic's rehearsal. We've wrapped up all of the final details for this beautiful & colorful wedding on Sunday.

Carol and Djordje have done an amazing job in blending the multi-cultural aspects from both families, and we're delighted to execute this weekend flawlessly, allowing them to sit back and relax.

Stay tuned for photos!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Charlotte Wedding Planners | Welcome New Clients: Kellyn McLamb & Bennett Harrod

CWD welcomes new clients
Kellyn McLamb and Bennett Harrod

Kellyn's mom contacted us knowing that Bennett would be proposing just around the corner. Knowing they wanted a May wedding, she understood how popular May was and wanted to at least secure a planner and a venue immediately.

Well, he asked & she said yes.....so May 14th it is!

We've only spent a few hours together so far but I can tell already, this is an amazing family.
Kellyn and Bennett are off to Ireland on Friday for a little R&R but we've already secured a venue.....Longview Country Club.

We just love clients that are excited about their wedding and this family is nothing but smiles.
This is a snippet of an email Bev (MOB) sent to us Friday afternoon ~ we love you guys right back!

"We love you!!! Kellyn and I went by Hayden Olivia Bridal.......found it!!!! Want your thoughts. I guess it will set the stage. I took pictures for when we meet. Kellyn wants to keep the dress between you and me. You are perfect for us. At the end of the day we were all so excited! You are fabulous! Bev"

Stay tuned for entries about their love story along the way!


Friday, August 13, 2010

CWD welcomes new clients Rebecca & Rich!

Carolina Wedding Design welcomes new clients Rebecca Solomonson & Rich Belthoff!

We will be wrapping up the details for their October 9th wedding at Morehead Inn. We are looking forward to executing this beautiful, fall wedding! Countdown is on ... can't wait to work with great wedding professionals such as Indigo Photography, Carolina Chamber Players, The Blossom Shop and For Goodness Cakes!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Welcome new Clients | Lacey and Tim!

CWD welcomes new clients

LACEY GANTT & TIM RUSHING

The thought of a long engagement is not appealing to this couple so we're knocking this out quickly! They gave us only a few suggestions and are letting us run with the design of the rest...we love it. She lives on a horse farm and loves the color orange....He loves fishing and would fish everyday if he could. Watch how we pull these elements together to make her grandfather's estate in Montebello a colorful autumn affair!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Modern Trousseau Trunk Show this weekend!

Callie Tein, designer of Modern Trousseau, will be at Hayden Olivia Bridal in downtown Charlotte this weekend. Callie will be available to work with brides on Friday, 8/13, and Saturday, 8/14.

On Friday, 8/13, brides will also be able to check out invitations from Salutations, taste cake from WOW Factor Cakes and participate in airbrush make-up demos! FUN!

Call asap to set up your appointment as they are quickly filling up... 704-333-0377

Monday, August 9, 2010

CWD welcomes new clients Carol & Djordje!

Carolina Wedding Design welcomes new clients Carol Austin & Djordje Avramovic!

This couple has hired us to wrap up the loose ends for them and execute wedding weekend which is fast approaching... August 22nd! The ceremony will be at the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral with reception at Roof with a View.

What kind of entertainment will there be in bringing these two families together?... a DJ as well as some traditional Serbian music intermittently throughout the evening. Djordje, owner of Intermezzo Pizzeria & Cafe, has his staff ready to cater for the reception!

Friday, August 6, 2010

Charlotte Wedding Planner ~ Lydia & Jeremy Mobley ~ post 1 of 2

Tara Mauldin.....what do we say to compliment you enough? We CAN'T!
WOW. WOW. WOW.

Just as Tara separated her blog, we're posting this in 2 different session.....ok maybe even THREE!

Lydia and Jeremy definitely stole my heart early on in working with them. I never heard one cross word between the two.....and the happiness that was abounding from them was authentic. That real love is contagious & to be admired.

Now beginning their married life in Philadelphia, hopefully these blog posts will help our couple relive their amazing day. Here are some personal shots, we'll post the design & detail shots next week......stay tuned!

for a full list of wedding vendors click here
to see Lydia's bridal session click here
to see Tara's full wedding blog post click here


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this is TRUE Lydia...
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Taylor and gang at the Place for Flowers definitely replicated the bouquet we designed for Lydia!
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Yes, they are dancing to Miley Cyrus, Party in the USA.....don't be fooled! I told on you gals!!!
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One last spray for perfection...
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Listening to her brother's (Clay Nims) impeccable accapella rendition of 'How Great Thou Art'...chills I tell you....
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Here's a mom that is a jewel....the definition of a supportive, Christian, loving mother...lucky to now call her my friend and role model too....and a Christian father that is a rock for the family...who cares for his 3 ladies like no other...
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LOVE them!
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Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Get Inspired....Southern Vintage Style...

CWD always looks for alternative and fresh new color palettes to introduce to our weddings. We never copycat, and always like to infuse new colors that maybe our clients wouldn't initially think about. Would you think to use pink and blue together?

Here's a new inspiration board using a pale rose pink, a soft greyish blue, and a neutral taupe. The inspiration behind this board is classic, southern, outdoor, vintage...

enjoy and as always, stay inspired...

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Monday, August 2, 2010

CWD welcomes new clients Talisha & Brian!

Carolina Wedding Design welcomes new clients Talisha Peay & Brian Middleton!

Brian is always thinking ahead. He proposed to Talisha down in Charleston with a professional photographer ready to go. Kelli Nixon Photography captured not only the proposal but also their engagement session. Way to go Brian!

On Friday, we will begin the venue search for their August 2011 wedding! Can't wait!