by: Christie A. Brogan {11.10.17} What comes to mind when you think of a “destination wedding”? Most people think sandy beaches and palm trees…or some exotic foreign country serving the dual purpose of wedding locale and honeymoon. What if you’re looking for a destination that doesn’t require a passport? Of the roughly 2.5 million weddings… Read More


by Christie A. Brogan {6.2.17} Why buy event insurance? This question comes up about once a year and (for us) is typically a topic of conversation in the aftermath of a tropical storm or hurricane sailing past our coastal community in Wilmington, NC. Considering yesterday marked the start of Hurricane Season 2017 (June 1st to… 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


Mother Nature has certainly been marching to the tune of a pretty schizophrenic drum lately. Although wintery weather is a regular occurrence in much of the rest of the country, it is not something we are equipped for in “the South” – as evidenced by the post-armageddon images on the nightly news. Here’s the thing to… Read More


As any photographer will tell you, there is an art to light and its use in photos.  Lighting can transform a photo into a masterpiece or destroy its composition.  With a little planning, you can make the most of the natural light (read: amazing sunset) and special lighting additions that will impact your photos. In… Read More