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


Ceremony to Reception…Many bridal magazines these days encourage couples to look for venues where both ceremony and reception can be held in the same location. While this can be a cost-effective, guest-friendly option (no traveling from church to reception site), what they don’t always talk about are the logistics of how those transformations actually happen.… Read More


Rounding out the introductions in the “Meet Our Team” series is the group that spends the most time with our clients working through the details for each event.  The “heartbeat” of the planning process is made possible by our Event Coordinators, Day-Of Coordinators, and Office Admin. This team of ladies (no discrimination here fellas, they… Read More