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Anne and Kevin at Historic Rosedale Plantation

Today's 60 degree weather has me flashing back to one of our 2017 May weddings.  Anne and Kevin chose Historic Rosedale Planation for their rustic elegance themed reception and the plantation proved to be the perfect backdrop to all the neutral tones. I couldn't be more in love with the images captured by Lauren Friday Photography and it was so much fun to look through them again and reminece on the day. Enjoy!



Vendor Team

Planning: A Simple Affair Events

Venue:  Historic Rosedale Plantation

Photography: Lauren Friday Photography

Florals: Carolyn Shepard Designs

Cake:  The Wow Factor Cakes

Catering: Best Impressions Catering

Paper Items: Olive Paper

Rentals: Evermore Event Rentals





Alexa and Adam at L'Abri at Linwood

It's not uncommon as a wedding planner, to become close to your couples.  You get to know them while sharing hours of planning meetings in hopes to create memorable moments they will remember for a lifetime.  From the beginning, at our very first meeting Alexa and I just hit it off and when I met Adam for the first time it felt like we had known each other for years. 

After developing such a close relationship with this couple, it came as no surprise to me that their wedding day would be one for the record books!  Alexa and Adam's wedding day was filled with love, dancing and endless laughter.  From the impromptu shots of tequila the bride requested WE ALL do (a first for me) before the wedding, the surprise ambush of the bridal party after the wedding ceremony, to the epic flip cup tournament that ensued during the reception, this wedding and couple will be one I will never forget and one that will forever bring a big smile to my face every time I look back at the amazing images captured by Gandee Photography. 



The Team:

Venue: L'Abri at Linwood

Wedding Planner: A Simple Affair Events

Photographer: Gandee Photography

Videographer: Carlisle Wedding Videography

Catering: Iron Hen

Florist: Blakemore's Flowers

DJ: Split Second Sound

Transportation: Grape Escape Tours

Photobooth: Shutterbooth

Dress: J Majors Bridal





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Caroline and Tj's wedding at Buck Ridge Plantation

On the blog today are some highlights from Caroline and TJ's wedding at Buck Ridge Plantation

Tucked along the back roads of South Carolina you will find Buck Ridge Plantation and Lodge, a private lodge and resort occupying 6000 acres in Orangeburg South Carolina.  As a child, Caroline would spend her summers camping at Tourville Lodge so it made perfect sense that she chose it to be the place to say her I do's this past May.  The beautiful rolling lawn and picturesque lake made the perfect back drop for their i do's with the reception to follow under the stars on the back patio of the Edisto Manor Plantation House.  Here are just a few of my favorites from their day!


The Team

Location/Catering: Buck Ridge Plantation and Lodge

Wedding Coordinator/Planner:  A Simple Affair Events

Photography: Julia Fay Photography

Videography: 326 Films

Ceremony Music: The Jackson Sisters String Quartet

Florist:  Worthy's Florist

Cake: Bonnie Brunt Cakes

Rentals:  Something Borrowed

DJ: Party Time Dj's

Hair:  Laken McKenzie Cosmetics

Makeup: Megan Hannigan

Transportation: Fun Tours LLC



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Already dreaming of cooler temperatures? Me too!

If you're anything like me, just a few weeks into the blistering hot temperatures and I'm already dreaming of fall.  You see, I didn't always live in North Carolina.  My love for the fall and seasonal changes comes from my time spent growing up in Indiana.  Though I consider the QC my home today, part of the reason I choose Charlotte as my home 17 years ago was because of the beautiful season changes the city provides.  That, and that I might upon occasion still see some snow without being plagued with it for weeks on end!  With that being said, it is only fitting that today's post include some beautiful images of Karissa and Ryan's wedding this January.  It also just so happened to be the one weekend that we received a little snow to make this winter wonderland wedding all the more special.  I also want to take this time to send out much love as they are expecting their first little buddle of joy (who just so happens to be a little girl after their fun gender reveal) later this year!  I couldn't be more happy for the two of you!! MUAH!!




Ceremony/Reception Venue: The Mint Museum Uptown Charlotte, NC

Wedding Planner: A Simple Affair Events

Photographer: Casey Hendrickson Photography

Videography: Crown Alley Films

Catering:  Something Classic Catering

DJ:  Split Second Sound

Florist: Carolyn Shepard Design Group

Cake:  The Wow Factor Cakes

Stationary: Olive Paper

Hair & Makeup:  Cali Stott Makeup Artistry and Rachel Rupert

Transportation: Silver Fox Limos




Easter Inspiration

Looking for some ideas to ramp up your Easter holiday? Check out these fun and easy ideas sure to make your family and friends look twice!

Metallic Dipped Eggs

I love the way golds and silvers add a sophisticated touch to even the simplest of decorations and these eggs are no exception!

Or these....

Dip Dyed Pastel Napkins

I love the idea of mixing pastel colors and these napkins so remind me of spring.   This DIY project is so easy, even the DIY challenged will find this project a snap!



The Pretty Place Setting

Use mix matched dish sets, make your own ribbon table runner and finish with a centerpiece with single type of flower and you have a elegant table setting for Easter brunch.   Here,  mixed casual light pink chargers with delicate, gold-edged bone china in two patterns (try borrowing from a friend) .  Add a little extra touch by tying on a tulip with ribbon around each of the napkins  and a golden egg place card for a personal touch!

Last but not certainly not least, I leave you with a recipe sure to knock everyone's socks off and a dish I can't wait to try myself.   Does anyone really need a reason to add pasta to their morning?  Little hint... this is one of items on the menu at my Easter gathering.  Enjoy!

Eggs and Bacon Bucatini Nest

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