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Simple Elegance Goes A Long Way With This Styled Shoot

When in doubt, go simple. Remove all the excess, it’s not even needed. Get back to the bare, beautiful bones. Need some visual inspiration? Look no further than this simple – yet still uber stylish – shoot by Nancy Ray at the Barn at Reynolda Village. Created by Rebecca Rose Events, it’s pure pretty and we can’t get enough – see more in our Vault gallery right this way!

From Rebecca Rose EventsThis fall, a brand new venue space opened in historic Reynolda Village in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. The Barn at Reynolda Village originally served as a cow barn for the Reynolds family estate, and has recently undergone a renovation and restoration. Now the building boasts a crisp, white, airy space… a true blank canvas for weddings. The nearby grounds of Reynolda Gardens are so beautiful that we couldn’t pass up an opportunity to partner with Nancy Ray Photography to design and capture some ideas on film. This shoot is all about the beauty of natural textures, the possibilities of a limited color palette, and the sweet joy of simplicity.

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Photography: Nancy Ray Photography | Event Design + Styling: Rebecca Rose Events | Floral Design: Rebecca Rose Events | Wedding Dress: Rivini | Cake: Regi Originals | Stationery: Rebecca Rose Creative | Reception Venue: The Barn at Reynolda Village | Hair + Makeup: LULA Hair & Makeup | Suit: The Black Tux | Bridal Boutique: Nitsa's | Flatware, Glassware + Chargers: Hauser Rental Service | Garden Portraits Location: Reynolda Gardens | Linens: Nuage Designs | Models: Directions USA | Silk Ribbon: Adorn Company

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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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Glitter, Confetti and Loads of Bubbly = the Perfect New Year’s Eve

If ever there were an evening so deserving of all the glitter, confetti and champagne, it would be this one. Take a cue from Viva L’Event NC + V+T Photography and celebrate New Year’s Eve in the most sparkly of ways. Because the best is yet to come dears. And if you over do it, this hair of the dog should do the trick tomorrow morning. Cheers to 2017!

Requirements for a fabulous New Year’s Eve Gala are glitter, confetti and lots of bubbly, all of which were the inspiration when we were planning on ringing in the New Year! We wanted our guests to feel like they were attending an elegant house party inside the walls of The Merrimon-Wynne House.

 As you walked through each room, something sparkly caught your eye. Upstairs we had a “bubbly room” where you could find a champagne bar to spruce up your glass with different fruits and juices.

Next door was a “dessert room” filled with all kinds of bite sized sweet treats. Across the hall was a “Mule Bar” where guests could choose from a Mexican, Kentucky or Moscow Mule!

 A photobooth was set up under our entryway chandelier with props and a big bowl of confetti meant to be thrown into the air.

Dancing took place under a sea of balloons intertwined around the twinkling chandeliers. We created a Resolution Board where guests were asked to share their new years eve resolutions. Once the countdown began, party hats, noise makers and confetti were handed out to each guests.

As the clock struck 12, confetti cannons bursted through the dance floor and “Happy New Year” was shouted throughout the house. 

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Photography: V+T Photography | Event Planning: Viva L'Event NC | Floral Design: Meristem Floral | Catering : Beau Catering | Calligraphy: Mason Dixon Design | Event Venue: Merrimon-Wynne House | Magnolia : Weston Farms