Wednesday, November 18, 2015


Hello friends! Becca here! I'm home and back in action in the wedding world after the sweetest maternity leave.   Some of you probably saw the well wishing posts from my rock-star team mates on the blog earlier. The last few months have been filled with adventure as the hubby and I spent two weeks in India and brought back the most precious daughter.  I can't imagine our life without her now!   Being a mom to her is one of the greatest gifts I have ever received!  My good friend Casey of Casey Rose Photography was there to capture such a sweet airport homecoming:

To see more pictures from our journey, follow me on Instagram and check out our #bringinghomebabytay posts!

Photos: Casey Rose Photography

Friday, October 16, 2015

The light!

Hello All!

We are seeing the light over here at the end of the proverbial tunnel - we have executed 18 weddings in the past 7 weeks and are on our last weekend before a 4 week hiatus! I can't even tell you how excited I am to work on some planning, maybe clear my desk, spend a Saturday with the kiddos, and even attend church! I have such high hopes for the next few weeks.....

That is not discounting how AWESOME C and D and the Bradford did these past couple of months - seriously we had a team that made all of this possible and they all ROCKED it! Could not be more proud and thankful for everyone involved and all they did to make each event a success.

Here are some pictures of a few of our fave moments!

So loved being a part of this girls day!

My FAVORITE ceremony ever - officiated by the Bride's Dad!

Some pretties at the Bradford for a gorgeous Sunday event!

We got to witness an EPIC lip Singing contest between the Bride and Groom!

Still drooling over this cookie display made by the Groom's mother!

Dana under the Chuppah she designed!

Loved these flowers - so fun and vibrant!

NC botanical garden did not disappoint on this beautiful day!

Who doesn't love a good Hora!

Creative magnolia pew markers for one of our sweetest couples!

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Laura + Andrew: Spring Wilmington Kenan Chapel & Shell Island Resort Wedding

So many special details during this wedding!  "Lulu and Roo" are such a fun-loving couple!  There were so many things I loved about this wedding - obviously the location being one of them.  From the beginning of our planning time, they desired to have a wedding beachside, without having it specifically on the beach.  Their ceremony was held at Kenan Chapel - so elegant and intimate of a chapel.  The reception was held at the beautiful Shell Island resort right on Wrightsville Beach.  Some of the highlights of the evening were: a surprise British taxi for a getaway car, absolutely stunning cake by One Belle Bakery, and Andrew's mother playing the piano for the ceremony music.  Their officiant (Andrew's uncle) had their parents come up to the altar during the ceremony and read a letter to their children - it was such a special moment!  Another tear-jerking moment was when Andrew surprised Laura by singing to her at the reception.  There wasn't a dry eye in the room!  

Congrats Laura and Andrew - we wish you all the best for a meaningful, blessed marriage!

Ceremony venue: Kenan Chapel at Landfall
Reception venue: Shell Island Resort
Caterer: Shell Island Resort
Florist: Flowers by June
Planner: Becca/C&D Events
Photographer: Dana Laymon Photography
Videography: Divine Treasures
DJ: Craig with Active DJ Entertainment

Monday, September 28, 2015

Our Industry Rocks: Instagram favorites

Happy Monday everyone! Today will kick off our first week of "Our Industry Rocks!" I decided to use Instagram to choose my top "picks" for what inspired me, made me pause a little longer, and just made me smile. But boy was it hard this weekend - Instagram was just  filled to the brim with ah-mazing events. It was hard to choose just a few! Let's begin:

The first is a photo re-grammed by Donovan's Dish. It was originally posted by Southern Love Studios. The wedding was planned by Chad Biggs Events and was seriously just amazing. I could fill this whole post with the pictures I saw from this night. But I felt like this one captured it the best. Chad and Chris were the first to wed in NC after it was legalized in October. They finally got the chance last weekend to celebrate with friends and family. Not only was the wedding just picture perfect, but it is such a neat thing to see all the industry professionals that came together to celebrate these two.

The next photo just made my jaw drop. I have worked at Bay 7 lots in the past and never have I seen it look this amazing! Get Lit did such an amazing job. It truly looked like it was straight out of a Fairy Tale!  The ladies at Gather Together were the visionaries behind this so I can only imagine what the rest of the event looked like!

We belong to the small community over at Wilmington Weddings since we do a handful of weddings over there each year. We love following knot too shabby events mostly because her ideas and weddings are different and really make you think outside the box. This past weekend was no exception! I absolutely adore these white couches as ceremony seating, The lanterns, gold accents, and flower walls are just the perfect touch to this seriously gorgeous ceremony. 

Sometimes you get just a little stuck when it comes to escort cards. I saw this on a friend's Instagram and saw that it was from Premier Party Planners. I love this idea! Each cup had a couple's name on it telling them what table to sit at. Such a cute and fun idea! There were lots of neat pictures from this event but this was by far my favorite take away idea! 

 I love this picture from AJ Dunlap. It just truly emotes happiness and joy. I love it when a photographer captures such raw emotion. It can transport you to the moment and have a glimpse into what they were feeling at that moment. I came across this and just smiled when I saw it- because how could you not?!?

 And my last shout out is to On the Rocks Bartending. They did a bang up job this weekend working in the rain, and helping make our event just go flawlessly. I love it that they are always smiling even if they are wet. They were such a pleasure and joy to work with. And of course their drinks were the talk of the night!

I know this weekend was a tough one with all the rain - but everyone rocked it and pulled off fantastic events! Here's to you and a job well done!