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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

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Wedding Pictures - Amanda Brown & Thomas Schroder

We were thrilled to be a part of Amanda & Thomas's wedding on June 4th! Here are some beautiful pictures from the phenomenal photographer - Critsey Rowe!

Thank you to the following vendors for creating a perfect day for Amanda & Thomas:
Church - University City United Methodist
Reception - Byron's Southend
photographer - Critsey Rowe
Caterer - Best Impressions
Cake - For Goodness Cakes
Video - Video Expression
Flowers - Fashion Florist
Hair and Makeup - Carmen Carmen Cotswold
Band - The Reality Show Band

This couple is so precious! Much love to you both, Cortenay





This picture below is probably my favorite! Check out Amanda's reaction when I told her it was time for the last song... love it!

Friday, September 24, 2010

Wish Upon A Wedding | Fundraising Gala | 11.12.10


Good Morning Bloggers!

Today we are writing about an UBER important cause. Cortenay and Heather both serve on the inaugural board for the Carolinas' Chapter of Wish Upon a Wedding.

We would like to formally invite YOU and ALL of your friends and family to attend the 1st annual Fundraising Gala at the Ritz Carlton on Friday, November 12th.



In order to attend or participate with WUW, you do NOT have to be connected in any way with the wedding industry.
You just need to be a caring person who loves a charitable cause and wants to give back.

What is WUW?

Wish Upon a Wedding is the world’s first nonprofit wish granting organization providing weddings and vow renewals for couples facing terminal illness and serious life-altering circumstances regardless of sexual orientation. Our organization offers couples a chance to enjoy a very special day, without any thoughts of existing health or other serious issues, while surrounded by their closest family and friends.

By celebrating the courage & spirit of these couples, we help create lasting memories that will be cherished for years to come. It is our hope that others facing similar situations will find hope, strength, and the promise of eternal love.

Officially launched in January of 2010, Wish Upon a Wedding currently has over a dozen chapters to serve Wish Applicants. We service couples residing in or wishing to get married within 300 miles of any one of our chapter locations.

Ticket Information:

Tickets for the gala are $100 and include the following: entry ticket, cocktail hour, plated dinner, wine service with dinner (full bar avail), swag bag, & silent auction. We also have a discounted rate with the Ritz Carlton and only $179/night. Wow.

P L E A S E consider attending this year's gala. Many companies are considering having this gala be their Holiday Party, and are sponsoring a table. Please email info@carolinaweddingdesign.com if you are interested in buying a table sponsorship.

Please consider attending. Heather and Cortenay have committed to selling 25 tickets as a company. PLEASE HELP US REACH THIS GOAL. When you purchase your ticket, please email info@carolinaweddingdesign.com or tell Heather or Cortenay you're one of their 25!

We hope to see you there!




Monday, September 13, 2010

Charlotte Wedding Planner | New Site Love

There are sooooo many adorable sites out there, we can't find them all.....so we LOVE it when our friends and clients of old and new introduce us to something fresh.

Check out erincondren.com

Site full of colorful personalization. Notecards, calendars, canvas wraps, books, the list goes on and on....and it's not JUST for weddings. Love it!





Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Charlotte Wedding Planners | Welcome Kelsey & John!

CWD welcomes new clients

KELSEY DOWLING & JOHN PETTUS

I think one thing every vendor strives for are solid referrals. There is nothing sweeter than getting a call from a prospective client whose friend or family member was {or is} a client of ours.

We got a message from one of our favorite past clients {Sarah Clark Hopfer} saying that her girlfriend and bridesmaid Kelsey was giving us a call as she just got engaged.

We met with Kelsey, her fiance' John, and her fabulous mother Tippy. During the consult, they said they weren't sure the direction they were going with the wedding, but they knew they wanted us to take them there......We were beyond thrilled.

We've only been working together a week, yet we have already personalized their 3 page budget, set a June date and secured a venue!!

Let the fun begin!


Sunday, September 5, 2010

Happy Wedding Day Kelly & Joe!

We want to wish

Kelly Berg & Joe Reilly

a BEAUTIFUL wedding day filled with laughter and fun!


This couple has planned a weekend of festivities including a 'dance off' between the bride and groom at the Knights baseball game last night. LOVE it!

Today their wedding day will be filled with a fun 'ho down' themed wedding at the Dairy Barn. What perfect weather! We're off to the bride's house to start hair & make-up!

Happy Labor Day weekend everyone!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

CWD welcomes new clients Melissa & Casey!

Carolina Wedding Design welcomes new clients Melissa Johnson & Casey Hurley!

As recent transplants from Raleigh, Melissa and Casey had quite the task ahead of them in planning their wedding in a new city which is why they called us! The hunt for the perfect venue begins on Friday. And while Melissa's mom is in town we also have our sights set on THE wedding gown. We LOVE being a part of this experience!!!