by Christie A. Brogan {4.20.17} At the end of the day, the goal is for it all to “gel”…the venue, the dress, the decor, the flowers, the cake, the food service style…everything.  We can warn you about the “rabbit hole” that Pinterest can become when wedding planning, but no one quite understands until they encounter… Read More


by Christie A. Brogan {3.30.17} The hip bone is connected to the leg bone…the leg bone is connected to the knee bone…the knee bone is connected to the… Everyone remembers the grade school sing-a-long song that helped us understand how all the body parts are connected. Well, the same goes for planning your wedding day.… Read More


by Christie Brogan {3.10.17} Along with the 1001 other decisions you will have to make during the wedding planning process, one that needs to be addressed pretty early on is “DJ vs. Band”. Actually, lets rephrase that statement…you don’t have to decide right away, but you need to have some idea of which direction you… 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