When you plan an outdoor wedding during the Summer, you spend half your time planning a wedding while spending the other half becoming an amateur meteorologist and praying to the rain gods for mercy.I'm not sure what Erica & Dillion did, but we had the most perfect weather you could ask for when having a Summer wedding.
Y'all, we don't think we've met a group of people that smile this much.
Halfway through the evening, we went to check in on Hannah & Korey and found them on the dance floor. They were staring each other in the eyes through the blue and purple lights, and even with the band blaring next to them, it was like they were all alone in a sea of friends and family. It was a moment of bliss that we feel completely rewarded to witness when we are able to bring true love together.
When Shelby Vanhoy (now Roebock!!), local style blogger extraordinaire at Pretty in the Pines, approached us about bringing to life her vision for an adventure and travel inspired bridal shower, we were immediately brimming with ideas. As you know, we're die-hard travelers and it's not often that we're able to incorporate our love of travel into our designs. To say we were pumped is an understatement!
Hiring a wedding planner isn't always on everyone's mind when planning their big day. Putting together the details for your event is one of those things that you really underestimate until you're knee deep in invite addresses, you're struggling to meet deadlines at work, dinner isn't cooking itself, and you still think you can get in shape to look good in those honeymoon pictures.
Kirkland and Mike's Durham daytime bash has us completely and totally obsessed with brunch weddings. We so enjoyed working with this fun-loving, sweet couple and we especially commend them as the majority of their wedding planning was done very long distance as Mike was stationed in the Middle East. Through many a Facetime and Skype date, they planned all of the intimate details together and the result was a wedding that was the perfect reflection of them.
A real life fairytale wedding is hard to come by. You know, the type of wedding where the bride and groom are so spectacularly in love? Where the reception hall is turned into something straight out of a Disney movie? Where a horse drawn carriage whisks the happy couple away? Sounds dreamy, right?
All of the above perfectly describes Megan and Nico's dream-come-true wedding day.
Morgan and Rob are some of our dearest friends and we are honored to have been a part of bringing their wedding day to life. Years ago, Morgan was moving to Raleigh from Richmond and looking for a roommate. I had a room open in our little post-college rental house and a friend of a friend suggested that we meet.
Cara and Clark’s wedding in Raleigh in June was such a beautiful and special celebration and we were honored to be a part of it! From the beginning, they were an amazing couple to work with and had some of the most beautiful and classic details incorporated in their big day. The couple both attended UNC Chapel Hill (Go Tar Heels!) and paid homage to their Alma Mater with touches of the traditional ‘Carolina Blue’ throughout the day. From Cara’s gorgeous Carolina Blue Badgley Mishka heels to the custom Tar Heel themed corn hole boards, the couple was able to include connections to the school and state where their love story began. Being in the South, the couple stuck to tradition by burying a bottle of Woodford Reserve bourbon to help keep the rain away. Luckily, the rain was no where in sight and the day couldn’t have been more perfect!
We have some (very) exciting news y’all! The weekend is starting off with a big bang (literally) and we are so honored and humbled to have our ‘Written in the Stars’ elopement shoot featured on Style Me Pretty! Yes, you heard us right, Style Me Pretty, the kind-of-a-big-deal wedding industry blog. This celestial themed shoot was an amazing experience and we are so proud to share it with you! You’re invited to hop on over to SMP to check out the full feature here.
I'm so excited to share the photos from an inspiration shoot holds a very, very special place in our hearts today. Why the love-fest? Let me count the ways.
We got snowed in.
When life gives you lemons, cut it in half and squeeze it into some spirits.
Hey, we are also getting married! We are excited to share the story of our engagement (aka one of the most awesome days of our lives) with you!
The day is here! It's finally here! After months of brainstorming and planning, Lily & Oak is finally being unveiled to the world and we couldn't be more excited to share our vision with you.
Launching this brand has been an invaluable learning experience and I am sure that building this brand this year and into the future will continue to provide countless more lessons, but we're buckled in and ready for the ride. We wanted to bring you behind the scenes today and share how we've gotten to this point!