“How much weight can I lose before the wedding?” It’s a thought that runs across the minds of many couples once the wedding planning starts. Some approach it with lofty goals, while others are just looking to start a health routine to feel their best (and de-stress with exercise!). Is there a right or wrong… Read More


by: Christie A. Brogan {1.29.18} New Year. Newly engaged! Let the preparations begin… You don’t have to be engaged to know that there’s a lot of prep and planning that goes into your wedding day. It’s not all about menus, flowers, the guest list, and all of the other items on your Post-Engagement Checklist. It’s… 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


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