Carrie & John’s Wedding Day, Real Wedding with Knots ‘N Such, Raleigh Wedding Planner & Florist

Feature image by Kate Pope Photography.  Knots ‘N Such, Raleigh Wedding Planner and Florist.

Carrie & John’s wedding day, from ceremony to reception, was filled with beautiful blooms and fantastic details.  Knots ‘N Such, Raleigh Wedding Planner & Florist, had the honor to provide planning, coordination, event, and floral design for their wedding day.  The ceremony was held in an immaculate cathedral at St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Church. After the ceremony, the reception was held at the lovely Oaks at Salem.  We loved developing and bringing Carrie’s vision of soft color palettes and clean, contemporary design to reality.  Their big day also was published on Weddings Magazine, our favorite NC wedding publication!

A team of vendors worked hard to make this day happen, and we loved working with all of them.  These vendors include:

Ceremony Venue: St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Church

Reception Venue: The Oaks at Salem

Catering & Bartending: 214 Martin Street Catering

Photographer: Kate Pope Photography

Band/MC: Java/East Coast Entertainment

Transportation: EcoStyle

Rentals: Party Reflections

Cake Designer: Edible Art

Hair & Make-Up: Mirror, Mirror

Stationery: The Oblique Pen

Here are a few images from Carrie & John’s wedding.  Head over to our gallery to see all our faves!

Bridal Jewelry

Photography by Kate Pope Photography

Bridal Details Photography

Photography by Kate Pope Photography

Invitation Suite

Photography by Kate Pope Photography

Bridal Portrait

Photography by Kate Pope Photography

Bridal Bouquet Close-Up

Photography by Kate Pope Photography

Junior Wedding Attendants

Photography by Kate Pope Photography

Flower Girl Close-Up

Photography by Kate Pope Photography

Bridal Party with Flowers

Photography by Kate Pope Photography

Bridesmaid Bouquet Close-Up

Photography by Kate Pope Photography

Bridesmaid Bouquets

Photography by Kate Pope Photography

Groomsmen Photo

Grooms Boutonniere

Photography by Kate Pope Photography

Groomsmen Boutonniere

Photography by Kate Pope Photography

Welcome To Wedding

Photography by Kate Pope Photography

Aisle Decor

Photography by Kate Pope Photography

Here Comes The Bride

Photography by Kate Pope Photography

Ceremony Exit

Photography by Kate Pope Photography

Reception Space at Oaks at Salem

Photography by Kate Pope Photography

Reception Venue

Photography by Kate Pope Photography

Beautiful Blooms Reception Tables

Photography by Kate Pope Photography

Elevated Centerpieces Reception Table Details

Photography by Kate Pope Photography

Candle Details on Reception Tables

Photography by Kate Pope Photography

Sweetheart Table

Photography by Kate Pope Photography

Bridal Cake

Photography by Kate Pope Photography

Macaroon Details

Photography by Kate Pope Photography

Couple Kiss at Ceremony

Photography by Kate Pope Photography

Sparkler Exit

Photography by Kate Pope Photography

Congrats again Carrie & John – we love you! If you’re interested in bringing your wedding vision to life, contact Knots ‘N Such, Raleigh Wedding Planner and Florist, today.  Can’t wait to hear from you!

XOXO,

Amy

Maria & Mario’s Wedding Day, Real Wedding with Knots ‘N Such, Raleigh Wedding Planner and Florist

Feature Image by Jodi Baker Photography.  Knots ‘N Such, Raleigh Wedding Planner and Florist.

You know I love a good challenge!  When Maria came to me to design floral arrangements for her wedding, I was stumped by her color palette. She’d fallen in love with a blush & blue bridesmaid dress, but she also wanted bright colors like oranges and reds to reflect her & Mario’s cultural heritage. I tried to wrap my mind around blending those colors together, and it took me a minute to come up with the perfect combination. And when I look back at these photos, I realized that we created something amazing. I mixed blush with pale blue to match the dresses and added in corals and oranges to get that pop of color she wanted. Maria and Mario are a beautiful couple, and their wedding day reflected their amazing personalities.  From the venue to the bridal party to the ceremony to the reception, it was a gorgeous day, and I was honored to help bring their vision to life.  Knots ‘N Such, Raleigh Wedding Planner and Florist, also wants to thank some vendors who we worked alongside at Maria and Mario’s wedding day celebration:

Ceremony and Reception Venue: The Glenwood Club

Catering: Irregardless Catering

Photography: Jodi Baker Photography

Here are a few of our favorite pictures from Maria and Mario’s big day.  You can see more in the gallery!

Ceremony Venue

Photography by Jodi Baker Photography

Bridal Party

Photography by Jodi Baker Photography

couple photography

Photography by Jodi Baker Photography

Bridal Bouquet

Photography by Jodi Baker Photography

Bridal Party Florals

Photography by Jodi Baker Photography

Reception Table Decor

Photography by Jodi Baker Photography

Reception Tablescape

Photography by Jodi Baker Photography

Congrats to Maria and Mario; what a beautiful day and we loved being a part of it!  Here at Knots ‘N Such, Raleigh Wedding Planner and Florist, we would love to help bring your vision to life.  Contact us today and let’s make the magic happen!

XOXO,

Amy

Pascale & Tim’s Wedding Day, event with Knots ‘N Such, Raleigh Wedding Planner and Florist

Feature Image by Joe Payne Photography, Knots ‘N Such, Raleigh Wedding Planner and Florist

Pascale and Tim’s wedding day was a beautiful blend of cultures and traditions from their family’s Lebanese and Japanese backgrounds, as well as, American wedding traditions.  The backdrop for the ceremony was Umstead Park on the Umstead Hotel & Spa’s grounds, with an indoor ceremony, in a ballroom within the Hotel.  Knots ‘N Such, Raleigh Wedding Planner and Florist, had the privilege to create blush and white garden style arrangements as the focal points for both the ceremony & reception.  We were thankful and honored to work with such a wonderful team of vendors that created such a great day for the bride and groom!

Floral Design: Knots ‘N Such

Ceremony & Reception Venue: The Umstead Hotel & Spa

Photography: Joe Payne Photography

Assistant Photographer: Erin Costa Photography

Wedding Coordinator: A Southern Soiree

Officiant: Father Christopher Ross, Celestial Ceremonies

Cake: Sugarland

Musicians: Arioso Strings

Hair & Make-Up: The Make-Up Culture

DJ/Emcee/Photobooth: DJ Rang

Lighting: Sparks Productions

Rentals: Party Reflections

Videography: Thomas Blake Films

It was truly a joy to work with this precious couple.  I wish them a lifetime of happiness and love!  Visit the gallery today to see more of the amazing photographs from this wedding and other weddings.

Outdoor Ceremony Space

Photography by Joe Payne Photography

ceremony-flowers

Photography by Joe Payne Photography

Couple Flowers

Photography by Joe Payne Photography

Bridal Bouquet

Photography by Joe Payne Photography

Reception Venue

Photography by Joe Payne Photography

Reception Table Decor

Photography by Joe Payne Photography

Centerpiece Photo

Photography by Joe Payne Photography

We love hearing from our brides and how they felt about their wedding flowers.  Pascale left this sweet message on our WeddingWire page.  “Amy is amazing! We worked on my wedding flowers together. She understood my vision so well and has such good taste when it comes to creating beautiful bouquets and centerpieces. She was SO responsive replying to my emails very timely. She is extremely flexible and accommodating as well. I changed my mind so many times during the design process and she was always happy to make the adjustments and to work with me to bring my vision into a reality. She was always smiling, friendly and just a great vendor who made the wedding planning process much much easier. If you have the chance to work with her, you should grab it! Very highly recommended!”

Please contact us today if you are in the market for a wedding planner and florist!  We look forward to hearing from you!

XOXO,

Amy

 

Erica and Josh’s Wedding Day, event planned with Knots ‘N Such, Raleigh Wedding Planner and Florist

Feature Image by J.P. Lord Photography. Knots ‘N Such, Raleigh Wedding Planner and Florist.

Erica and Josh are truly the most precious couple, and I have such wonderful memories of their wedding day! The weather was beautiful, the venue was picturesque, and the vintage touches were perfect. These two lovebirds tied the knot at the historic Merrimon-Wynne House in Downtown Raleigh.  The ceremony was held outdoors on the lawn, with the main house being the cocktail area, and finally guests were ushered into the carriage house for an evening of dining, dancing, and fun activities.  Knots ‘N Such, Raleigh Wedding Planner and Florist, enjoyed so much providing both the floral decor, as well as, providing coordination for this joyful couple.  With touches of ivories and shades of blue, it truly was an evening to remember.  We want to thank the following vendors who worked so hard alongside of us to bring this vision to life:

Ceremony & Reception Venue: Merrimon-Wynne House

Catering & Dessert: Durham Catering Company

Photographer: J.P. Lord Photography

Lighting: Vivid Lighting NC

Games Rental: Cornhole Express

Rentals: Party Reflections

Vintage Rentals: Southern Vintage Table Rentals

Please visit our gallery to see more of our favorite images from this stunning wedding, but in the meantime, here is just a snippet of the glorious day!

Bride Wedding Prep

Photography by J.P. Lord Photography

Bridal Portrait

Photography by J.P. Lord Photography

Flower Girls

Photography by J.P. Lord Photography

Bridal Party Serious Pose

Photography by J.P. Lord Photography

Bridal Party Florals

Photography by J.P. Lord Photography

Groom Photo

Photography by J.P. Lord Photography

Groomsmen Serious Portrait

Photography by J.P. Lord Photography

guestbook-table-details

Photography by J.P. Lord Photography

Sweetheart Table Details

Photography by J.P. Lord Photography

Groomsmen Flowers

Photography by J.P. Lord Photography

Ceremony Arbor

Photography by J.P. Lord Photography

Ceremony Photography with Arbor

Photography by J.P. Lord Photography

Recessional At Ceremony

Photography by J.P. Lord Photography

Sweetheart Table Kiss

Photography by J.P. Lord Photography

Like I said, what a fantastic day it was, and so much fun with the wedding party and fun details.  Erica and Josh were an amazing couple to work with, and we are so glad we got to work alongside of them for their beautiful day!

We are happy we can see how happy we make our brides feel.  After the wedding, Erica shared the following review on WeddingWire, “I came to Amy almost in tears because of how overwhelmed I was with wedding planning. I booked her for coordinating and floral design and it was one of the best decisions I made. She immediately put me at ease with her calmness and comforting personality. Amy has a passion for what she does and helped me with so many decisions! She has a lot of experience and any bumps that arose she handled quickly and efficiently. She also did my florals for the decor and bouquets and they were beautiful! I told her the colors and pointed out a few pictures I liked and she created amazing pieces that I was more than happy with. Amy was so great to work with and I felt very taken care of and if you are considering either a coordinator or florist I HIGHLY recommend Amy!”

Congrats again to Erica and Josh; it was a day straight out of a storybook! If you are looking for a wedding planner and/or florist to help you pull off your big day, please do not hesitate to contact us at Knots ‘N Such!

XOXO,

Amy

Jamie and Evan’s Wedding Day, an event with Knots ‘N Such, Raleigh Wedding Planner and Florist

Feature Image by J. Parker Photography. Knots ‘N Such, Raleigh Wedding Planner and Florist. 

This past year, I was honored to be asked by a fellow wedding vendor to provide her wedding day flowers! This truly is the highest honor a vendor can receive in this industry!  It was a beautiful outdoor ceremony with an indoor reception at The Glenwood Raleigh, one of my favorite venues. (I mean look at the surroundings – it looks like a national park!)  Then to put the cherry on top, the wedding was published in Weddings Magazine, the local go-to wedding resource for modern couples in the Triangle. To say it was a delight is an understatement!

You can see all of our favorite pictures in the gallery on our website, but here is just snippet from that gorgeous day! Hello lush blush yumminess! We used ranunculus, roses, silver dollar eucalyptus, dusty miller, and jasmine vine to name a few! But seriously, Jamie is so gorgeous, she could make anything look amazing!

Photography by J Parker Photography

Photography by J Parker Photography

Photography by J Parker Photography

Photography by J Parker Photography

Photography by J Parker Photography

Photography by J Parker Photography

Photography by J Parker Photography

What a privilege it was to provide the flowers for this amazing couple. We would love to help you with flowers for your wedding or upcoming event.  Please contact Knots ‘N Such, Raleigh Wedding Planner and Florist, today, so we can begin planning your vision!

XOXO,

Amy

Allison and Andy’s Wedding Day, Event with Knots ‘N Such, Raleigh Wedding Planner and Florist

Feature Image by Jaime Blow Photography. Knots ‘N Such, Raleigh Wedding Planner and Florist.

Today, now that it is beginning to feel more spring like, I want to share with you a beautiful wedding that I got to be a part of last June. Allison and Andy had a beautiful day and the flowers are still some of my favorites.  Their venue was the industrial and charming The Rickhouse in Durham, NC.  Here’s the lineup for the vendor dream team:

Now enjoy some of my favorite pictures of their coral, blush, and mint wedding! We used coral charm peonies, mint foliage, freesia and quicksand roses, just to name a few. Love!

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Photography by Jaime Blow Photography

Photography by Jaime Blow Photography

Photography by Jaime Blow Photography

Photography by Jaime Blow Photography

Photography by Jaime Blow Photography

Photography by Jaime Blow Photography

Photography by Jaime Blow Photography

Photography by Jaime Blow Photography

Photography by Jaime Blow Photography

Photography by Jaime Blow Photography

Photography by Jaime Blow Photography

Photography by Jaime Blow Photography

Photography by Jaime Blow Photography

Photography by Jaime Blow Photography

Photography by Jaime Blow Photography

Photography by Jaime Blow Photography

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I know photos cannot capture the complete beauty of the day, but when I think back to this wedding, the flowers, the couple, the atmosphere: it just makes me swoon.  Thanks to Allison and Andy for letting Knots ‘N Such, a Raleigh Wedding Planner and Florist, be a part of your special day. Contact us today if we can help you with planning and flowers at your wedding!

XOXO,

Amy

Wedding Celebrations: A Raleigh Wedding Planner’s Guide

Feature photo by  Stephen Thrift Photography. Knots ‘N Such is a Raleigh wedding planner & florist.

 

The wedding isn’t the only celebration that a bride needs to prepare for in the journey to marital bliss. There’s also the engagement party, bridal and/or household shower, bachelorette party, bridesmaids luncheon, and rehearsal dinner that need the same level of attention and planning to make them truly spectacular! Not everyone chooses to host these events for various reasons, sometimes only because they’re unsure of their purpose. So Knots ‘N Such, Raleigh Wedding Planner & florist, is here to help and explain a few of the more important ones…

 

Engagement Party

This is your opportunity to make a grand announcement to friends and family that something special is just around the corner! Engagement parties let your guests join in on the excitement for the coming nuptials and also allow your relatives time to consider how much they can assist with the wedding.

 

Photo by Krista Joy Photography

 

Bridal Shower

The bridal shower (not to be confused with a bachelorette party) is when all your ladies get together for light cocktails and gifts! This is the party that Grandma gets invited to, so it’s usually a bit classier.  By the time of the bridal shower,  you want to have your bridal party selected and ready, because they can help with things like sending invitations, sorting your gifts, and arranging for food and drinks. The bridal shower is your cue to sit back and relax, knowing that your wedding is just around the corner and and all your favorite ladies are there with you!

 

Raleigh Wedding Planner & Florist

Photo by Mabyn Ludke Photography

 

Rehearsal Dinner

The rehearsal is perhaps the most important pre-wedding event, since it prepares everyone involved in your wedding party and lets them know exactly where to be and when to be there! That aside, these are some of your closest friends and family that have perhaps traveled and taken time off work just for you, so it’s important that you treat them to a nice evening afterward to show them how much you appreciate their investment to making your wedding perfect.

 

Raleigh Wedding Planner & Florist

Photo by Riley Maclean Photography / Food by Durham Catering Company / China from American Party Rentals

 

I know preparing for your wedding can seem overwhelming at times, which is all the more reason to allow yourself these extra chances to relax with your loved ones (and open some presents!) before you say “I do”. A great point to remember in this journey is a great planner is happy to take care of every little detail, from your engagement party to your reception, to ensure that your entire wedding experience is nothing but joyful!

 

XO,

Britany

 

Meredith & Trey – Raleigh Wedding Planner & Florist

Remember back in June, we here in NC thought we would literally melt from the heat wave?  That was the setting for a lovely summer outdoor wedding for us.  We persevered and stood strong in 100+ degree heat, not wanting to let our clients down at all!  (When really we wanted to jump into the pond at the venue!  LOL)

Knots ‘N Such, Raleigh wedding planner & florist, joined the planning process a few months prior and carefully reviewed existing plans and helped to fill in the gaps, so that the day went amazingly smooth and nothing was forgotten.  But we can’t plan for Mother Nature! Just as the sun went down and the reception was in full swing, She threw another curve ball.  Enter dark clouds, thunder, lightning, and huge gusts of wind.  We were sure we were gonna be drenched!  The bride asked to move up the tosses and sparkler exit, so we hurried through those, and thought we had just made it in time.  Packing up was pure chaos as everyone still present packed and loaded in a frenzy.  But guess what?  It never rained.

I have to laugh looking back.  This wedding was sweet and wonderful, but probably the craziest experience I’ve encountered yet.  It also illustrated how Knots ‘N Such can persevere in any type of environment!  I’m so thankful for my assistant coordinator, Amy, for hanging in there with me.  And I’m thankful for the other vendors, those who cooperated to make the day magical for the couple.

Raleigh Wedding Planner & Florist

I also want to note the lovely flowers; I had so  much fun designing these unique pieces for the wedding. The bride’s favorite color is purple, but she couldn’t choose just one shade.  Soooo, we used all shades of purple!  The venue  has hanging baskets of fern and rose bushes all around the property, so we used fern and roses in all the arrangements as well.  Spring was the purple wedding season for me, but each wedding was so different in blooms and style, so I never got bored, even at this last purple wedding.  I’m always so inspired by each couple and strive to design something truly unique for them.

I could ramble all day about how much I enjoy my job and how much I hope to please my beautiful couples, but I must sign off for today!  See the full gallery here.

Special thanks to the vendor team:

Brant Daniel Photography (First 4 flower pictures)

Sunset Ridge Buffalo Farm

ASB Photography

Blue Box Weddings DJ

Harvest 27 Films

Baked by Britt Cakes

Johnny Bakatsias Catering

Yvonne & Cash – Raleigh Wedding Planner & Florist

Yvonne & Shamaine are the most fun couple I’ve ever worked with!  EVERY meeting I was laughing until my cheeks hurt.  And that’s no exaggeration!  They love life and each other, which made my job so stinkin’ easy.  My job?  Coordination and floral design.  And I was SO honored to do it!

Yvonne is insanely organized – a Raleigh wedding planner’s dream client!  haha  When reviewing her plan, I was blown away by how thorough she was!  Hey, Yvonne, you’ve got a job here should you ever decide to switch careers.  😉  She’d planned so many moving parts, beautiful aspects, for the ceremony and reception.

The ceremony was held at her childhood church in Roxboro.  Very touching!  There was even a pew dedicated to her grandmother.  How awesome to get married in such a special place in the history of her family!

Her color palette was wisteria and silver.  And she LOVES wildflowers.  During our design consult her eyes LIT UP when I showed her a bouquet with a single peony front and center surrounded by smaller, wilder blooms.  So guess what I had to do?  Get her a peony!  I loved the look on her face when she saw her bouquet; I like to spoil my brides.  🙂

Yvonne and Shamaine included all of their children in the ceremony in various ways.  Some were ushers, some bridesmaids, some junior bridesmaids, and some flower girls.  The wedding party was a total of 19 people – one of the largest I’ve ever seen!  But all of them did such a great job  at rehearsal and did absolutely perfect at the wedding!  They also did a sand ceremony that included all the children – there were 4 different colors of sand that mixed together beautifully in a gorgeous vase.  Yvonne & Shamaine must’ve been sooo proud!  The cherry on top was the lovely playing and singing of harpist Julie Money.  It was all enough to make me teary-eyed!

If you’re a regular follower, you know that I posted something recently about 2015 flower trends.  Included in that list was having bridesmaids wear corsages instead of carry bouquets.  Months ago, I suggested it to Yvonne and she was all for it!  I love when my brides think outside the box!  And what trendsetters we are here at KNS.  😉

The reception was equally as magical and FUN.  I had fun just watching!  But, as usual, I’m rambling, so I’m gonna be quiet and let the pictures do the talking.  View the full gallery here.

Many thanks to all the wonderful vendors!

Coordination & floral design:  Knots ‘N Such

Venue:  Durham Convention Center

Pre-wedding Photographer:  Danell Beede Photography

Photographer:  Howard Gaither Photography

Harpist/Vocalist:  Me & My Harp – Julie Miller Money

DJ:  Michael Bond

Videography:  Bay Leaf Productions

Cake:  Details Cake Designs

Ashlee & Mark’s Wedding

This is a special wedding to me for a couple of reasons.  First, because it was the first of the Spring 2015 wedding season!  And what a FANTASTIC start it was!  I was so honored to provide coordination as well as floral design for the couple.

Second reason:  Ashlee & Mark had a long engagement and Ashlee patiently planned every detail, working so very hard to make it special for them.  She said it was her gift to Mark.  🙂  She is such a fun girl and Mark is such a complement to her.  To illustrate perfectly, at rehearsal when Mark arrived, Ashlee said “Oh good, Mark’s here.  I feel so much better when he’s with me.”  How precious is that?!  I melted.  But I digress… I was over the moon happy to witness all their hard work pay off.  It was so obvious they had such a blast at the wedding.  It was truly a beautiful thing.  No one deserved it more!

Ashlee is so expressive, right?  In her review commenting on coordination, she said “It’s a lot of sharing, but is totally worth it”.  She was an exceptionally organized bride, so it was so easy to pick her brain and be prepared for the big day.  And as she can attest, I do pick my bride’s brains!

Ashlee had a fun palette of eggplant purple and lotsa BLING!  She loves calla lilies, so that became the focal flower for the designs.  She wanted a white bouquet – I’m a huge fan of the bride having all white! And the bridesmaids had a lovely mix of purple blooms and small touches of white ones.  We added rhinestone accents to all the personals and what I call the WOW piece – the reception entry piece.  Female family members had wrist corsages with rhinestone bracelets.  I die.  I was ecstatic at how they turned out and so was the bride.  Paint me uber happy!!!

The wedding proceeded flawlessly, and I give credit to the fabulous vendor team for that!  Thanks to:

Photography – Cachet Weddings

Venue – Castle McCulloch

Catering – Castle Catering

Castle Decor – My Beautiful Wedding

DJ/Lighting/Videography – Blue Box Weddings

Cake – Edible Artistry Bakery

You guys know I ramble, so I should shut up now and let the pictures do the talking!  See the full gallery here:  Ashlee & Mark