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Planning your Big Day? This event is an absolute must.

Every January, we bust out our party shoes and hit the ground running in one of Wilmington’s coolest ever events. Yes, I’m talking about Courtyards & Cobblestones, the awesome downtown walking tour that features the area’s finest wedding vendors. Think seven fully styled venues, live music and tasty treats, all happening on January 14th and 15th. This celebration? It’s a can’t miss, lovelies.

An evening perusing seven (yes, seven) mock weddings in one of our fave cities is basically a dream come true, and Courtyards & Cobblestones does NOT disappoint. I’m talking creative teams made up of amazing vendors from Southeastern North Carolina all coming together to conceptualize and style some of the coolest mock weddings you will ever lay your eyes upon. Even better? You’ll be strolling through each and every masterpiece, gathering ideas + inspiration for your own Big Day AND having the time of your life with your loved ones, besties and in-laws included. Not to mention meeting each and every one of the wedding pros that will make it all happen. It’s sooo much fun.

From gorgeous florals to yummy cake tastings to amazing giveaways to swag bags full of goodies, Courtyards & Cobblestones is one celebration you definitely need to attend. Mark those calendars NOW and head to the Courtyards & Cobblestones website here to get tickets. And be sure to enter the giveaway below for one seriously fun weekend.

GIVEAWAY!

What: Courtyards & Cobblestones is giving one lucky reader two (2) tickets to the Courtyards & Cobblestones Venue Tour on January 14th and two (2) tickets to the Courtyards & Cobblestones Mix & Mingle Brunch on January 15th, plus a one night stay at Courtyard by Marriott Historic/Downtown in Wilmington, NC.

How: To enter, simply leave a comment below telling us what you are looking forward to the most at Courtyards & Cobblestones! (ex: I can’t wait to find the florist of my dreams!)

Who: One lucky winner, chosen completely at random, will be chosen on Friday, January 13, 2017. For terms and conditions, click here. Good luck!

Wedding Planning Event: Courtyards & Cobblestones | Photography: Eric Boneske Photography | Videography: The Good Life Film Company | Event Design & Planning: Social Butterfly Events | Flowers: Eco Chic Blossoms | Wedding Dress: Heidi Elnora Atelier | Cake: Imaginary Cakes | Jewelry: Reeds | Catering: 128 South | Lighting: High Performance Lighting | DJ: Brian Hood | Transportation: Wilmington Trolley Company | Venue: Belle Vue Wilmington | Wedding Venue: Brooklyn Arts Center At St. Andrew’s | Wedding Venue: 128 South | Wedding Venue: Brooklyn Arts Center At St. Andrew’s | Wedding Venue: City Club At De Rosset | Wedding Venue: Atrium by Ligon Flynn | Wedding Venue: Bakery 105 | Fashion Styling: ADG Fashion Styling | Health: Pure Barre | Linens & Rentals: CE Rental | Music: Benny Hill Music | Paper & Graphics: Alexis Scott Designs | Photobooth: KMI Photography | Rentals & Tent: Party Suppliers & Rentals | Specialty Rentals: Pomp Event Furnishings | Wedding Dress Boutique: Coastal Knot

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This is How You Celebrate the Perfect Island “I Do’s”

We’re big fans of coastal soirees and when it comes to saying “I do” with the stunning blue waters of the Atlantic Ocean as your backdrop, Jekyll Island Club Hotel is IT. From the crazy cool venue options to the breathtaking views to the talented staff that knows everything about throwing a fab wedding, this is a place that has dream day written all over it. See just what I mean below.

Whether you’re planning an intimate soiree for two, want to celebrate the night away with 300 of your nearest and dearest or fall somewhere firmly in between, Jekyll Island Club Hotel has you totally covered with their 30 years of wedding planning experience and variety of breathtaking venues. Think the sand-in-your-toes perfection of the Beach Pavilion, the Italian Renaissance-inspired Crane Cottage and the luxurious Morgan Center… just to name a few. Not to mention their world-class catering, top-notch event professionals and chic accommodations that will make every invited guest sooo happy. It just doesn’t get better, you guys.

From romantic celebrations overlooking the water to nights spent cozying up in true Victorian style, Jekyll Island Club Hotel is most definitely the locale for you… We promise. Contact them today to start your journey towards happily ever after.

Photography: Peacock Photo and Video | Photography: Caitlin Lee Photographers

Colorful Charleston Wedding With The Brightest Blooms Ever

When wedding industry vets get married, there’s a pretty good chance it’s gonna be gorgeous. Need proof? Check out this colorful Charleston wedding of one of the floral designers of Branch Design Studio. Dana Cubbage captured the beautiful blooms that were everywhere AND every angle of this blush wedding dress from Gown Boutique of Charleston. Film Anywhere Productions got in on the live action and it’s all in our Vault gallery right this way!

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From Dana Cubbage WeddingsI have known Eliza for a few years now and have worked with her more times than I can count. She is one of the talented floral artists at Branch Design Studio here in Charleston and when she contacted me last year right after she got engaged, needless to say I was THRILLED!! It’s always such an honor when another industry colleague asks you to be a part of their wedding day. I knew Eliza’s wedding day would be incredible and I have to say… it was everything I envisioned and SO MUCH MORE!!

Naturally, the florals were breathtaking. The ladies at Branch truly outdid themselves for Eliza’s big day. So much texture and so many bright colors… I was in absolute HEAVEN! Eliza’s blush tulle ballgown was a definite showstopper and every single detail of the day was thoughtfully addressed. The Gadsden House was the PERFECT venue for this garden-inspired soiree and the weather couldn’t have been better for Eliza and Ben as they said “I do!” in front of their family and friends. Lauren and her team at ELM Events did such an outstanding job. Everything was pure perfection and I’m still on cloud nine!! I could honestly go one for days about this wedding, but I’ll just let the photos do the talking.

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Photography: Dana Cubbage Weddings | Videography: Film Anywhere Productions | Event Planning: ELM Events | Floral Design: Branch Design Studio | Wedding Dress: Essense Of Australia | Cake: Ashley Bakery | Stationery: Elli | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Amsale | Catering: Mosaic Catering & Events | Hair + Makeup: Lashes And Lace Charleston | DJ: Other Brother Entertainment | Groom's Attire: Jos A Banks | Wedding Venue: Gadsden House | Bridal Boutique: Gown Boutique of Charleston | Vintage Rentals: 428 Main Vintage Rentals

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