by Christie Brogan {11.24.16} Ahhh…Thanksgiving. As the official kick off to both the holiday and engagement season, Thanksgiving gives us quite a bit to celebrate. Somehow, I think, this year’s Turkey Day gathering may be especially memorable for most Americans. At a table overfilled with turkey, fixins’ (a Southern term), and assorted pies…there is certain… Read More


by Christie Brogan {11.11.16} After a long week of political divide, ugliness, and the outcome of a Presidential Election certain to be discussed for years to come (Lord, help us all)…it seemed appropriate to end with some beauty, love, and hope (something painfully absent from all the news outlets and social media chatter). Feast your… Read More


Traditionally speaking, Saturday is still the most popular day of the week for a wedding. (No surprise.) Over the past five to seven years, there certainly has been an increase in hosting weddings on the “bookend” days of the weekend with couples opting for a Friday or Sunday date. (Again, no surprise.) Lately, however, we have noticed a trend towards an even greater “break from tradition” and a move towards weekday weddings…as in, Monday through Thursday. Why, you ask? Continue ReadingRead More


#TrendAlert {Make Your Wedding Your Own} In the modern era of Instagram and Pinterest, it is so very easy to “fall in love” with all of the hot bridal trends. (And, for the record, we love the look of the current bridal trends. Who wouldn’t? Blush hues. Edison lights. Greenery. Gold accents.) Certainly there is… Read More


The Cottage on Orange Street

Planning your wedding in Wilmington, NC? If so, there’s a new trend on the scene…bridal suites.  What is a “Bridal Suite”? A location for the bride (or groom) and bridal party (or groomsmen) to gather on the big day for the pre-wedding preparations, brunch, and photos. These facilities are available for day rental (read: not… Read More