Courtney & Jeff

Courtney & Jeff were married in early March of this year in a very intimate wedding at Chatham Station. Surrounded by only 30 guests, it was not …

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Tiffany & Tyler

Imagine this: an Aussie lass comes to Raleigh for a short, sweet summer venture and falls in love with a local lad. Can you picture …

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Jackie & Conor

The fabulous wedding of Jackie and Connor Weeks proves once again that many hands (and the ability to be nimble) can make magic happen. When …

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Audrey & Stephen

Audrey Mendes & Stephen Kelleher were married in October of last year at Ardenwood Farm, a brand new venue in Chapel Hill. This gorgeous spot …

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Anna Claire & Michael

Our brides (and couples) are all so dear to us, because we work closely with them to create their day to remember. By the time …

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Morgan & David’s Magnolia Ceremony

A Magnolia Wedding The October wedding of Morgan and David was pretty close to perfect and we don’t say that lightly. Amazing weather, a gorgeous …

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Torre & Brian at The Matthews House

Plan A Torre and Brian came to Premier Party Planners after meeting us at the Carolina Wedding Market in 2019. The couple won a free …

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Jamie & Casey’s December Affair

A Winter Wedding In December of 2020, Jamie Freet and Casey Hefner were married in a Pottery Barn style wedding at The Barn in Valhalla. …

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Samantha & Max Light it Up

After the pandemic of 1918, our country entered an era we now refer to affectionately as The Roaring 20s. F.S. Fitzgerald wrote The Great Gatsby, …

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Katy & Mike at Walnut Hill

The Place Walnut Hill is a perfectly classic, rustic-chic and elegant summer wedding spot and it did its job once again when Katy Cockerham and …

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Serenity & Jeremy’s Stunning Elopement

Stars, under the stars You’ve got to put your hands together and applaud those couples who finally look at each other, look at the calendar, …

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Teri & Chris Make It Official at Traine

When Teri and Chris came to Premier Party Planners – less than two weeks after getting engaged, we might add – we knew immediately that …

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Kathryn & Alex Celebrate at The Laurelbrook

The Couple This gorgeous couple, Kathryn & Alex, contacted Premier Party Planners and then booked us after that consultation with Tara in September of 2019. …

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Jessica & Mark’s Autumn I Dos

Jessica Fowler and Mark Murray were married on November 7th of this year in a colorful, fun and upbeat break from the Covid doldrums. It …

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Kim & Nick Say YES at The Parlour

Both the bride and groom, along with most of their wedding party and guest list are in the medical field. Kim knew that she wanted …

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Alana & David Dance into Their New Life

This couple will remember their August 7, 2020 wedding as a shining moment in a pretty tough year. We at Premier will remember it because …

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Olivia & Blake’s Walnut Hill Affair

Olivia Daley and Blake Spangeberg were married at Walnut Hill during this season of Covid in August of this year. This bride never let the …

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Jessie & Harrison’s English Garden Wedding

Jessie and Harrison had a large wedding with an intimate feel at their home church. It was marked by faith, sweet moments, elegant details, and …

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Mallory & Tanner Mix it Up

Yes, we are still living through a pandemic, and that has changed everything. As we planned Mallory and Tanner’s big day many many months ago, …

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Cheers to 10 Years!

Where it all began “When I was in my last semester of college at UNCW, I was assigned to interview someone in a profession that …

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Chatham Station Opens for Megan & Ric

The weekend before our world in 2020 came to a grinding halt due to the pandemic … in fact THE weekend … was basically March …

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Stephanie & Alex: Our Return to Walnut Hill

We always love returning to Walnut Hill with couples who’ve chosen it to be their wedding venue. It’s a gorgeous spot with plenty of views, …

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Monica & Paul’s Wedding Fireworks

Are couples still getting married during this – let’s face it – extremely difficult time? Yes they are; it just doesn’t look like it might …

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Lauren & Zack’s Perfect Day

To answer your first question: YES, you can wear a gown as stunning as Lauren’s to a winter wedding. She did it and the faux …

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A Walnut Hill Wedding Party ~ Kristen & Stephen

When Hospitality People Party Kristen and Stephen are in the restaurant business, as are many of their dearest pals, so not only was their ceremony …

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Caffe Luna Hosts Stephanie & Prudvi

Take 2 This gorgeous couple eloped first. But in December of 2019 they invited guests and had another ceremony to allow their families and friends …

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Emily & Carson’s Wedding at Forest Hall

A 2020 Wedding! Imagine that. Amidst all of this Covid-19 related news, it happened.  And it happened at the glorious Forest Hall at Chatham Mills. …

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Paige & Joe’s Walnut Hill Wedding

The Outdoors Walnut Hill is a popular wedding venue thanks to its barn, gorgeous old growth trees, and ability to have indoor and outdoor spaces …

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Haley & Matt’s Chic Early Winter Ceremony

A Fairytale, both sweet and chic Haley and Matt are an extremely vivacious and fun couple who tied the knot at Chatham Station in November …

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Katie & Brian’s Summer Party at Bay 7

A Party, disguised as a Wedding And THAT, dear ones, is a compliment! This couple is from the New York/New Jersey part of the world …

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Charlene & Jon’s Artful Wedding

We Married at the Gallery You would almost expect the person who says this to be either smoking a filterless cigarette while recounting her wedding …

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There’s Fun … and then there’s Megan & Brian

The Couple … & their Pup Megan and Brian are two of the sweetest and funnest people we’ve had the opportunity to work with. Premier’s …

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Sydney & Daniel’s Dual-city Nuptials

Why Not Philly? Sydney and Daniel wanted to be married at a Mormon Temple and since options in Apex, NC and Washington, DC, their two …

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Southern Charm for Georgia & TJ

The Place Georgia and TJ tied the knot at Old Lystra Inn in Chapel Hill, North Carolina in April of 2019. Not only was it …

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Katie & Will at The Merrimon-Wynne

The Place The Merrimon-Wynne is an extremely popular wedding spot for brides and grooms looking for a traditional venue, and it lives up to its …

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Premier Party Planner’s Tara Ties the Knot

What transpires when two industry professionals get together? The short answer is magic. Tara is a local Wedding Planner – a  Wedding Planner at Premier …

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Sabrina & Tate’s Duke Chapel Wedding

For those of you who are not familiar with this place, its history or fame, this is Duke Chapel on the campus of Duke University. …

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Alyse & Richard’s Contemporary Chic Wedding Day

This is what happiness looks like, … and she hasn’t even seen the groom yet! First a mini back story: Alyse Armstrong married her sweetheart …

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Loren & Evan’s Walnut Hill Wedding

Have you ever read a series of books and while loving the characters, you realize that what keeps you reading is the place? Books about …

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Ivy & Ethan

Just look at them. THAT, dear reader, is happiness. How did we get there? How do notes, and Pintererst boards and dreams become an event? And who are these two darlings below? Glad you asked.

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A Walnut Hill Wedding

What makes a wedding amazing?
Let’s rephrase.
What makes a wedding amazing other than resources, planning and a vision?
People and Place.

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Sam & Martin’s Fabulous Early Fall Wedding

Picture this: a church wedding, a fabulous reception at a cool, new/historic spot (can we say that? New Historic? Well we did), complete with a change of wedding gowns, flowers, navy colored accents and dancing to a killer band that makes you long for a wedding invitation.

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Wedding Feature – Amanda & Matt

At Premier Party Planners, we love the start-to-finish details of wedding planning. It’s what we do, right?

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Elizabeth & Kevin

Elizabeth and Kevin’s early October wedding brought plenty of good luck as unexpected showers started early in the morning at the gorgeous Berry Hill Resort and Conference Center in South Boston, Virginia. Luckily, from the very beginning Elizabeth had her heart set on a white sail cloth tent so the reception setup was able to continue, on schedule despite the rain.

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Meredith & Endrit

Meredith and Endrit came to us after attending another wedding that Premier Party Planners coordinated and personally, I couldn’t have been happier to dive into another Greek wedding! For those of you who have never attended a traditional Greek Orthodox wedding, it is comprised of multiple rituals, each designed to unite the couple as one.

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Kayla & Nathan

Kayla stopped by our Premier booth and shared with us a little bit about her fiance Nathan, her love for NC State (go Wolfpack) and her dreams for her future wedding day (in that order too lol.) Right from the beginning, I knew I wanted to be the planner for Kayla and Nathan’s big day, and hoped I would be seeing them again soon.

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Abby & Patrick

Both Abby and Patrick had a lot of ideas for their big day, and with the help of a spectacular team of vendors (see links below) their navy and coral wedding dreams came to life at the gorgeous Umstead Pines Country Club.

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Ashley & Jonathan

We started working with Ashley and Jonathan fairly early in the planning process and helped them come up with a design and decor concept that would be elegant, and yet still let the natural beauty of the wood barn shine through.

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Maggie & Mike

There is something especially romantic about a historic resort nestled among the trees that just screams wedding destination, making Berry Hill Resort the perfect place for Maggie and Mike’s romantic spring wedding.

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Hello from Tara

Hey everyone!
Tara here.

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Meredith & Dave

Hold on to your shorts, people! I am blowing the dust off our blog! I couldn’t think of a better wedding to restart our blog with Meredith and Dave’s super blingy and drop dead gorgeous wedding at The Umstead.

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Lauren & Brad

Lauren and Brad were married on a cool, sunshiny day in August (yes, every once in a blue moon this does happen!).

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A very special birthday dinner…

It’s not every day that you get to help plan a 75th semi-surprise birthday party. So when Mr. D approached me about helping him plan his wife’s birthday party, I was elated!

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Nicole + Jimmy 5.20.12

For anyone who has been flowing our blog and/or me in general, knows that Jimmy and I (finally) tied the knot back in May. The whole “Wedding Planner planning her own wedding” thing was very interesting.

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A little bit of Swiss Mrs.

Our fabulous German photographers of CHARMEDWedd graciously sent me some tid-bits from the uber-cool Swiss wedding we did a few weeks back. I am so excited to share them with you! So without further adieu, please enjoy!

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We’re baaaack!!!

We made it! We’re back! Back in the good ‘ole US of A. What an awesome experience. I still can’t even believe I was there in Switzerland gazing up at the Swiss Alps. Thouse mountians are incredible…

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The hills are alive, with the sound of music….

For those who hadn’t heard, Premier Party Planners is going international! Yup, that’s right – our international destination wedding is about a week away! We are so excited for this trip!

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Dress Shopping – part deux

So as you all may know, my parents came up this past weekend with the goal of purchasing my wedding dress.

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Dress Shopping – part une

Technically, I’ve been dress shopping three times now. The first time, me and my future sisters’-in-law, went to Traditions by Anna…

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Oh, the joys of planning your own wedding….

Let me start of by saying that I LOVE weddings, I LOVE wedding planning, I LOVE my brides, I LOVE my job!

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A Sweet Debate

So it’s official… I’ve been roped in… asked to take a side… What side might that be? The biggest debate in the wedding industry – cake or cupcakes?!

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