May 2014 Archive

Real Wedding at Old Salem and Brookstown Inn {Jamie + Brandon} Part 2 | Winston-Salem Wedding Planner

Prepare yourself, because Part 2 of Jamie and Brandon‘s wedding is going to blow your vintage lovin’ mind. Jamie and Brandon are both true lovers of heirloom and handmade pieces and it really reflected in their day.  From Jamie’s fabulous bouffant-esque updo to their 150 year old ceremony location, to the cross stitch Mr. and Mrs. signs, and also Jamie’s grandmother’s salt and pepper shakers turned cake toppers; Every detail was just SO Jamie and Brandon.

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Design, Coordination, Planning: Leigh Pearce Weddings | Photography: Perry Vaile Photography | Floral Designer: Amy Lynne Originals | Accommodations + Reception Venue: Brookstown Inn | Ceremony Venue: Old Salem | Catering: Holly Tate Fine Catering | Linens + Rentals: Partymakers + La Tavola |  Hair + Makeup: Carla White | Cakes: Maxie B’s | DJ: Triad DJ | Officiant: Reverend Gerald Donnelly | Transporation: A Formal Affair Limo | Ceremony Music: Massengale Entertainment Source | Programs, Escort Cards, Signs: Lemonseed & Co. | Cocktail Napkins + Coffee Sleeves: Confetti Grey

Real Wedding at Old Salem and Brookstown Inn {Jamie + Brandon} Part 1 | Winston-Salem Wedding Planner

Jamie has the most amazing, infectious laugh.  I knew the moment I heard that laugh and met Jamie’s  fiancé (now husband!!), Brandon, that this was going to be one awesome day. Perry Vaile Photography truly captured every sweet moment.  I love that every time I see her images of Jamie and Brandon, it immediately takes me back to their day in the most perfect way. We planned an intimate, traditional ceremony at the beautiful St. Phillips Moravian Church at Old Salem in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.  It was very important to Jamie and Brandon that the focus of their ceremony be on their marriage and their relationship with God. Enjoy and stay tuned for part two tomorrow!! (P.S. These two love birds were featured on Wedding Chicks.. see it here!!)

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Design, Coordination, Planning: Leigh Pearce Weddings | Photography: Perry Vaile Photography | Floral Designer: Amy Lynne Originals | Accommodations + Reception Venue: Brookstown Inn | Ceremony Venue: Old Salem | Catering: Holly Tate Fine Catering | Linens + Rentals: Partymakers + La Tavola |  Hair + Makeup: Carla White | Cakes: Maxie B’s | DJ: Triad DJ | Officiant: Reverend Gerald Donnelly | Transporation: A Formal Affair Limo | Ceremony Music: Massengale Entertainment Source | Programs, Escort Cards, Signs: Lemonseed & Co. | Cocktail Napkins + Coffee Sleeves: Confetti Grey

Kind Words from the Bride {Lindsay} | High Point, NC Wedding Planner

Thank you, Lindsay, for sharing your LPW experience!!:

My wedding is the one thing I fantasized about from childhood up until April 26, 2014. I had visions and dreams of what I wanted my wedding to be like. Did I think those dreams would come true? No. Did they? Yes. Why? Because of Leigh Pearce and her team! I can’t tell you how indecisive my mother and I both are. I knew us planning my wedding by ourselves would be next to impossible and a total nightmare. We started out by booking a few vendors on our own. Once we saw how much work and thought went into planning a wedding we decided it was time to hire a planner. Enter Leigh Pearce. I think there is really only one word that describes her: WOW. She made wedding planning a breeze. Not only did she recommend some excellent vendors, but she also communicated with them for me once they were booked. Talk about taking a lot of the stress away! It was so nice having somebody to keep me organized. She was always letting me know things I needed to get done and she made sure I had them done on time! Her communication was flawless and she could always be reached. On top of keeping me organized and helping out with the vendors, she also managed to create the most beautiful, and I mean BEAUTIFUL, wedding I had ever seen. I went to her with a vision (a blurry vision might I add) of what I wanted my wedding to be like. She actually created it and made it real. In fact, she made it even better! I never could have dreamed up a more gorgeous wedding. I can’t tell you how many compliments I received about how perfect everything was and how it was the most beautiful wedding they had been to. I gave all the credit to Leigh and her team! They certainly deserve it. They kept the day running so smooth and I didn’t have to worry about a single thing. I was able to relax and enjoy the best day (and most beautiful day) of my life. Thanks Leigh Pearce Weddings. You’re the absolute best.


Lindsay + Sam on wedding day!

Ashley Stone Photography

Kind Words from the Bride {Carolyn} | Charlotte, NC Wedding Planner

Carolyn and Mike are such a pleasure and I loved creating their beautiful event so much!:

Words can’t express how wonderful it was to work with Leigh and her team! Before I met Leigh, I had booked a few vendors that I knew I wanted but ended up hitting a road block and had no clue what else I needed to do next in the wedding planning process. I’m so thankful that I found Leigh. She made me feel very comfortable and I knew from the beginning that I was in good hands. She was organized and incredibly easy to communicate with. Leigh helped translate my wedding day visions into something that our vendors could actually work with.  Leigh was not only the perfect planner, but her wedding day execution was flawless and made our lives stress-free. She communicated between all of the vendors and had schedules for the wedding party. We were able to enjoy the wedding and spend time with guests. So many of our guests have told us it was the best wedding they’ve been to, and I was so proud to say that it wouldn’t have happened without Leigh and her fabulous team at Leigh Pearce Weddings.


Carolyn + Mike on wedding day!

Vesic Photography

Real Wedding O. Henry Hotel { Diana + Thomas} | Charlotte, North Carolina Wedding Coordinator

Diana and I go way back to the early LPW days.  She contacted me when she was working for Abigail Seymour back in 2010 about styling a workshop they were hosting for local wedding photographers.  I loved working with them and it was the start of a beautiful creative partnership and friendship!  I was beyond thrilled when sweet Diana contacted me about her wedding.  She was quite possibly the most beautiful bride I have ever seen.  She looked like a European model in her stunning gown.  The  icing on the lovely wedding cake? Abigail and Traci captured the day for a complete full circle moment reflecting how strong your working relationships can be.

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Coordination: Leigh Pearce Weddings | Photography: Abigail Seymour Photography | Ceremony: Phillips Chapel at Canterbury School | Reception + Catering: O. Henry Hotel | Florist: Just Priceless | Ceremony Musicians: Corda Entertainment | DJ: K2 Productions | Cake: Cakes by Manfred

Real Wedding Film at Revolution Mill {Blaire + Matt} | Greensboro, NC Wedding Planner

I am SO excited to share Blaire and Matt’s beautiful wedding film from Good Earth Films.  Alex and James perfectly captured the day .. I wish more people would invest in a wedding film!  This one may just convince you if you are on the fence about them.  Blaire’s dad gave the best speech and now they can remember it always because they have it recorded.  Such a beautiful moment.  So kick back and enjoy this sweet film! P.S. You can see B+M’s wedding here and here!

Blaire and Matt – Preview from James & Alex Gould on Vimeo.

Little Black Book + SMP Feature | Greensboro, North Carolina Wedding Planner

I am so excited to share that I am now a member of Style Me Pretty’s Little Black Book! If you are not familiar with SMP and their Little Black Book, it is a much coveted collection of the best of the best of wedding professionals.  If you want to hop over to SMP, you can see my LBB profile here. Also………….



Style Me Pretty is featuring Natosha and Justin’s wedding today! You can see the whole feature here.  I absolutely loved this wedding and adore N+J. What a fantastic way to start the week!

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