Southern Weddings Archive

LPE named a finalist in The Best of the South Awards!!!!!! | North Carolina Wedding Planner

What an unbelievable surprise and honor! I woke up this morning to a cheerful email from my friends over at Southern Weddings with some great news.

Leigh Pearce Events has been nominated by YOU, our friends and family, as a finalist for one of the best event planners in the South! It is truly an honor to be nominated beside some of our nearest and dearest friends (#weddingplannerfriendsarethebestfriends).

Now we need YOUR help to make it to the tip top and bring this award home! We would love your vote at the following link .. you can vote once a day until June 9!

Thanks friends!!


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Southern Weddings V9 Launch Party at The Carolina Inn | Chapel Hill NC Event Planner

When the ladies at Southern Weddings Magazine asked for my help for their V9 launch party, I was beyond happy to oblige! I simply adore the magazine and knew that anything those talented ladies had dreamed up would be amazing. I chatted with Marissa about her initial ideas to create a love letter wall based on the key editorial in the latest issue. From there, we collaborated on this lovely, interactive wall that was such a fun edition to the party!

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My dear friend, Anna Paschal Photography, tagged along for the party and I am so grateful for her helping hands. We started with this beautiful white wall from Paisley + Jade and added ribbon then soft blue envelopes with mini white clothespins (no easy feat as many calculations were made for perfect lines!). Next up, Serendipity Designs Raleigh added the final touch – a lush greenery garland and fresh blooms. The result was stunning and is such a great idea to translate into escort cards or a guest book at a real wedding. File that one away, friends!


Jessica of Simply Jessica Marie reached out to me a few days before the party with a top secret surprise for the SW ladies. She had painted this beautiful portrait of them and needed the perfect spot to place it. I knew this sweet little writing desk was the perfect home for her artwork.


Loved working with these two talented ladies, Marissa and Jessica!


Here are a few more sneak peeks of the party from the fabulous AJ Dunlap for those of you that weren’t able to join us!

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Love Letter Wall Planning + Styling: Leigh Pearce Events | Photography: AJ Dunlap | Vintage Rentals: Paisley + Jade | Venue + Catering: The Carolina Inn | Floral Design: Serendipity Designs Raleigh | Calligraphy + Artwork: Simply Jessica Marie | Swag Bags: Bash Bags, Belle and Union Co., All She Wrote Notes, The Paisley Ribbon, Laurel Calligraphy, The Virginia Artisans, Canvas HQ

Featured in Southern Weddings Magazine | NC Wedding Planner

Just when you think the Southern Weddings team has created the most beautiful wedding publication you have ever laid your eyes on .. they start all over and do it again the very next year and it is always better than ever! I am so excited to be seen in the pages of Southern Weddings Magazine Volume 8 along with my fellow Blue Ribbon Vendors. If you have not grabbed a copy, run over to the SW shop and snag yourself one now!



Featured on Southern Weddings | North Carolina Wedding Planner

I am head over heels for Katie and Doug’s beautiful wedding on Southern Weddings today! Despite the THREE storms we had that day, everything went off without a hitch and their sweet day will go down as an all time favorite for myself and the LPW team. Pop over to Southern Weddings, here, see the full feature and all the amazing creative partners!


Featured on Southern Living | Winston-Salem, North Carolina Wedding Planner

What better way to end the week than a featured wedding on The Daily South, Southern Living Magazine’s blog.  They featured Nicole and Matt’s sweet ceremony at St. Leo’s and their beautiful Brookberry Farm reception (see my recap from there day here and here).  Jump on over and see the whole feature here. Happy Friday, friends!

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