The Blushing Bride (Post 2)

The day is finally here. Your wedding day! The day you dreamed about for so long is finally here. It’s hard to believe that after all the planning, hard work, and tears, you finally get to marry your best friend! With so much anticipation leading up to your wedding day, it’s easy to get swept read more »

Friday Introductions: Meet Ashley

Ashley contacted us back in July inquiring if there were any assistant planner positions with our company. Prior to her email we were already entertaining the idea of bringing on an assistant planner because of the amount of weddings we were booking for the 2016 wedding season. So we met Ashley for coffee and after read more »

Sarah & John //September 12, 2015// Mordecai Historic Park


Tucked away in Downtown Raleigh is a hidden gem called Mordecai Park. Once the site of the largest plantation in Wake County it’s 3.2 acres offers couples the use of beautifully landscaped gardens, a small chapel, use of the visitor center and several historical buildings that add the perfect backdrop for pictures. Sarah and her read more »

Friday Introductions: Meet Joanne

Hi everyone! My name is Joanne and I am one of the new assistants for Happily Ever After! I am super excited about starting this role and working with these two fantastic ladies, Lynn and Jess. It has always been a dream of mine to be a wedding planner! I am extremely organized and always read more »

Whitney & Rob // October 24, 2021 // Bay 7

Honestly, it saddens us a little bit to write this blog post because it means this wedding has come and gone! We truly enjoyed growing close with Whitney and Rob during the year of our planning together; these two souls illuminate all that is around them, and we hate our time with them is over, read more »

The Blushing Bride (Post 1)

Advice from one bride-to-be to another… I have heard many of my friends, family members and clients say that planning a wedding is almost equivalent to having a second job. What bride does not want her day to be perfect?! Whether you are having a backyard wedding to an elegant princess wedding, it is every read more »

Morgan & Ryan // October 24th, 2015

Some of you may not know this but long before Facebook came to be there was another social media outlet called Myspace. It never really took off and I’m not sure if anyone even still uses it today but fortunately for me it did exist because that is where Morgan met Ryan and how they read more »

Clarissa & Matt // June 6th, 2015

Clarissa emailed me 3 months before her wedding realizing it may be a good idea to hire a Day Of Coordinator for her June 6th wedding at Iron Horse Events in Cedar Grove. After chatting about all of the moving parts that go into planning a wedding at an all outdoor venue, I’m so glad read more »

Zach and Kirsten’s Wedding March 2015

Kirsten’s mom Leigh contacted me in 2014 asking if I was available for her daughter’s wedding. In our conversation she was explaining to me how she wanted to be “present” and “all in” for her baby girl’s big day and how I was going to be “her gift”. That happens quite a bit, we are read more »

Vendor Series: A Planner’s Perspective (DJ)

So you’ve been chugging right along with all of your planning: you’ve scoured Etsy for the perfect program layout, you plan on having a girls night to work on painted mason jars for your guests, and you’ve spoken more on the phone with your bartender solidifying the perfect specialty cocktail than you’d like to admit. read more »