the carolinas


Real Weddings: Kacie + Darby

Posted 11/03/2009 by in Real Weddings \ 17 comments

I’m a South Carolina girl at heart, so I simply adore Kacie and Darby’s wedding, set at one of my favorite venues in the world, the Inn at Palmetto Bluff, and photographed by the incredible Nashan Photographers.

Guests were welcomed to the lowcountry with beautiful jute gift bags and lovely palm fans.

The ceremony took place in Palmetto Bluff’s Waterside Chapel – a simple and …


Is it October already?

I am in total shock that my wedding is just about a month away – where did the time go? September was a total blur – starting with a last minute trip to Paris (I know, pretty amazing), followed closely by my bachelorette and Homecoming at Davidson. Then I had two fabulous showers in Brian’s hometown, and then a work …

Location, location, location

Posted 08/07/2009 by in Venues \ 7 comments

After Brian and I got engaged, we started talking about where and when we wanted to get married. I should note here that I moved around a lot growing up and thus don’t have a “hometown” where I would want to get married. We knew the wedding had to be in the fall or winter to avoid Brian’s season, so …

Chambers (the building)

“I knew the way you know about a good melon.”

Posted 07/29/2009 by in Life \ 6 comments

Ed Note: I’m beyond thrilled to welcome another EAD Weddings bride blogger into the fold!  Natalie is absolutely adorable and I know you’re going to love getting to know her and reading and commenting along as she plans her November 2009 North Carolina mountain wedding!

Hi EAD readers!  I almost can’t believe I’m here blogging to you – I have been …


Dirty Love

Posted 04/10/2009 by in Getting Engaged \ 7 comments

Hello EAD readers! I am thrilled to be blogging here on Elizabeth Anne Designs!  I can’t wait to share ideas with you and hear your comments and ideas on my wedding plans as well!  I suppose I should do an introduction…

I’m originally from North Carolina and am a recent graduate of UNC (yay National Championship win!) where I studied anthropology …

rustic outdoor wedding

Real Weddings: Hannah + Paul 8.2.08

Posted 09/30/2008 by in Real Weddings \ 12 comments

Today we have an absolutely beautiful rustic North Carolina wedding for you, photographed by Kellie Kano!  Hannah and Paul’s wedding was a very simple but well-thought-out event, more proof that bigger is not always better when it comes to budget and that personal touches really mean the most when it comes to your big day.


Real Wedding: Anna + Eric, May 9 2008

Posted 08/22/2008 by in Real Weddings \ Leave a comment

We have a mini-feature for you from Natalie Storment Photography.  Anna and Eric were married at The Point Lake Club in North Carolina.  The gorgeous venue was the perfect backdrop for their early summer wedding.

I love how couples are including their children.  It’s so important to let them know the marriage includes them as well.

Thank you for sharing, Natalie!



Location, Location, Location

Posted 07/08/2008 by in Venues \ 3 comments

Choosing our venue was really a difficult decision for me. Choosing the city where we would get married was even harder. I am from Louisiana and lived most of my life there, but my parents live in Dallas now. My honey and I were both living in Columbia, South Carolina and he was originally from Columbia and his parents still live …


A SugarButt Session

Posted 06/10/2008 by in Engagement Sessions, Photography \ 2 comments

I find it absolutely adorable that photographer Brooke Mayo calls her engagement sessions “SugarButt” sessions.  So cute!

When Brooke sent over these images from Elizabeth and Todd’s SugarButt session, I couldn’t believe how precious they were – what a fun couple!


Rustic NC Mountain Wedding

Posted 05/15/2008 by in Color Palette, Inspiration Boards \ 10 comments

Whitney was kind enough to enter our EAD inspiration contest awhile back, and even though she didn’t win, we thought we’d pull together an inspiration board for her rustic fall North Carolina mountain wedding in hues of orange, brown, and aqua.

Clockwise from top left: The Wiebners, Artfool, Darling Dexter blog, the Knot, Darling Dexter blog, B&B finder, Tiffany Aicklen Photography, Brides via …


Profile: Salt Harbor Designs

{Image Credit: Millie Holloman}

A few weeks ago, Rachel from Millie Holloman Photography posted images from a session with Salt Harbor Designs. I loved them so much that I contacted Jennifer, the owner, and she graciously answered a few questions for us.

Salt Harbor is based in Wilmington, North Carolina. Jennifer founded the company in March of 2007 and the first wedding …

Paperwhites Press

Posted 02/21/2008 by in Stationery \ 5 comments

I couldn’t believe my luck when I stumbled upon Paperwhites Press.  Sarah, based in Raleigh, creates absolutely gorgeous custom letterpress invitations and stationery.  Just have a look at the beautiful details in the images below.

My favorite details are the architecturally inspired corners and frames.  Simply beautiful!  She maintains a blog as well so add her to your reader for more …