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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

Beyond the Centerpiece: Floral Trends and Tips from a Raleigh Wedding Planner

Feature photo by Vesic Photography. Knots ‘N Such is a Raleigh Wedding Planner & Florist

Close your eyes.  Imagine your big day.  The beautiful dress.  The perfect partner.  The flowers.  Floral designs have been a staple for a wedding for many years.  And designers have broadened to include flowers in more than just centerpieces and bouquets.  Let Knots ‘N Such, Raleigh Wedding Planner & Florist, help you make your flower dreams come true for your big day. Follow along to look at some unique floral trends that have popped up recently.

Flower Crown Pink and Burgundy

Photo By: Danell Beede Photography

-Creating Hanging Flower Displays: I, personally, am in love with the idea of elevating flowers even more than an elevated centerpiece can do.  This trend can include hanging chandeliers with florals as the focal piece, inverting floral displays to give the ceiling a “Secret Garden” motif, or dangling flowers from a potted plant, glass orb, or creating a shower of flowers from the top.  This could be a unique way to showcase your favorite color, signature flower, or just create that “oh wow” moment for your guests.

Reception Arbor Sweetheart Table

Photographs by Stephanie

-Integrating Hair Pieces: Spend some time on social media and you will quickly see that integrating the flowers into your hair design on your big day will create a uniquely fresh look.  From floral head pins to flower crowns, a bride will leave everyone breathless with an elegant hair design.  

Bridal Floral Headpiece

Photographs by Stephanie

-Elevating the Cake Design: There are many aspects of the wedding day in which to incorporate floral designs; one you may consider also involves the “sweet” part of the day: your cake.  Cake tasting is definitely a treat during the wedding planning process, so maybe consider bringing your florist along to help in the design of the confectionery delight.  Floral cake design can wrap around the cake (creating a cascading feel to the flowers that might match your bouquet) or possibly a topper that elevates the cake to the next level.   

Couple's Cake with Floral Accents

Photographs by Stephanie

 

-Highlighting the Ceremony Backdrop: When it comes to your ceremony backdrop, you might want to consider: what unique touches will add to the photographs of the important ceremony?  The ceremony backdrop is an awesome place to add a touch of flowers or make a whole floral showcase.  If you are using an arbor, consider using flowers to accent the arbor or as curtain ties for the drapery.  

First Kiss Under Wooden Arbor

Danell Beede Photography

There are many other ways to incorporate flowers into your wedding and reception design.  Look at your venues and think what could be accented with a beautiful floralscape: a fountain, pompadours, staircases, etc.  The list really does go on and on, from lighting accents to floating florals.  This is where having an awesome florist and/or wedding planner comes in handy to make your garden dreams come true. Knots ‘N Such, Raleigh Wedding Planner & Florist, would love to come alongside you to incorporate flowers in a variety of ways into your big day. 

XO,

Britney

KNS Coordinator

Bridal Bouquets: A Raleigh Wedding Planner’s Favorite Florals

Feature photo by Vesic Photography.

As a Raleigh wedding planner and florist, I understand better than most, that flower choice can really make a wedding. They’re the perfect decoration. They accent so many places. They look great everywhere. In this blog let me share with you some of my recent favorites.

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Classic vs. Cliché – Winter Wedding Tips from a Raleigh Wedding Planner

Knots ‘N Such is a Raleigh wedding planner & florist. Feature photo by Riley McLean Weddings.

Today we’re talking about winter weddings. With the first day of winter just a few days past, we are now officially in the season of colder weather. Brrr! If you’re planning a winter themed wedding, grab your hot chocolate and listen up.

Most brides choose their wedding season for a reason, and winter is no different. Maybe you love evergreen and snow, or maybe you just want your guests to be comfortable in their party clothes. But winter weddings pose their own sets of challenges, just like spring, summer or fall weddings. If you’re throwing a winter-themed wedding, here are some tips to keep it from feeling too cliché.

1. Keep decorations classic.

When we think winter, we think snowflakes and certain color schemes: Red, gold, green, silver, blue. These are all beautiful ideas that bring back a lot of good memories. But to avoid feeling a little too on the nose, keep things rooted in a classic feel. If you’re going silver and gold, considering using these beautiful (but strong) colors as accents. Imagine metallic chargers on simple white table cloths, for example, or metallic flower vessels or candle holders. Contrasting with a more simple color, such as white, red or lavender will add a luxe feel without overwhelming your palette. If you’re going with a classic holly red as an accent, keep the touches small. It’s easy for a bright color to overwhelm your wedding.

Check out some winter themed ideas here.

2. Add a few nostalgic winter touches…but not too many.

If you decide to serve roasted chestnuts as a party favor, that’s a small touch of winter cheer that will have your guests smiling. Roasted chestnuts, fake snow, a hot chocolate bar, snowflakes, AND evergreen? That might be going a bit too far. Pick the details you really want and ensure they’re done well. This goes for any themed wedding. It’s easy to go overboard, but hard to draw back and be selective. Pick the details that really mean something to you, or you think will be a hit with guests.

3. Don’t add nonseasonal flowers.

In our current day and age, we can get flowers all year round, no matter the season. But it won’t stop a spring or summer flower looking out of place, especially if you live in a climate where winters are, you know, actually cold. Here in the Raleigh area, we have mild winters, but it still gets into the low twenties. So a bright summer daisy might seem out of place, especially if your guests are bundling just to walk from their car to the chapel. If you’re dead set on having out-of-season flowers, be sure to avoid the ones that are brightly colored. A yellow daisy will just look out of place surrounded by lush winter foliage.

For example, take a look at this beautiful floating centerpiece I designed for a recent shoot!

Raleigh Wedding Planner & Florist

Photography by Riley McLean Weddings

 

4. Do your research.

The best way to decide if something’s your style is to research it. Make a Pinterest board, a mood board, or just bookmark every winter wedding picture you can find. Knowing what you want is the easiest way to make sure your wedding is exactly how you want it. If you like an idea, keep it in mind and bring it up to your wedding planner.

As professionals, wedding planners (like myself) have lots of experience, and know how to make your dreams a reality. It’s our job to make sure your wedding, themed or not, is exactly what you want. Check out our gallery to see weddings planned and designed by Knots N’ Such. Contact us here to make sure your special day is perfect!

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