Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Cathleen and Kyle | September 2015
Greensboro Wedding Planner:  Social Conceptions
Ceremony Music:  Abigail Van Patter, Harpist
Photography: Katie Klein Photography
Ceremony & Reception: O.Henry Hotel, Greensboro NC
DJ & Photobooth: A&A DJ
Bakery: Easy Peasy

Florist: Brenda McLamb
Officiant: Rev. J.J. Jacobson

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Cathleen and Kyle’s beautiful September wedding was one for the memory books. The two put so many unique touches into their wedding, ranging from homemade apparel to fun reception games. The happy couple wed and hosted their reception at the O.Henry Hotel in Greensboro, North Carolina.

Cathleen walked down the aisle to music from harpist Abigail Van Patter, adorned in a stunning wedding gown she made by hand! The gorgeous white dress had detailed lace sleeves and even included Cathleen’s “something blue” by featuring a sparkly blue underlay on the front of the dress. Her look was complete with a beautiful veil and flower crown. The two were wed by Rev. J.J. Jacobson.  

After the ceremony, the bride and groom ceremoniously kicked off the games by throwing the first corn hole toss on the official “Team Bride” and “Team Groom” boards. The reception was filled with adorable directional signage with messages such as, “Good food and bad dance moves” this way.

Tables inside the venue were decorated using stunning white floral centerpieces accented with greenery from florist Brenda McLamb. The newlyweds and their guests celebrated the evening with a three-tier white, black, and gold cake from Easy Peasy bakery. Afterward family and friends dressed in bright hats, glow sticks, and festive sunglasses to take fun photobooth pictures and dance the night away to beats by A&A DJ.

























Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Anita and Anand | November 2015

Ceremony and Reception: Grandover Resort in Greensboro, NC
Videography: HoneyDew Flims | Click Here for Highlights
Catering: Saffron
DJ: DJ Rang
Bakery:  Delicious Bakery
Henna: Poonam Solanki
Greensboro Wedding Planner & Coordinator:  Social Conceptions

Photography: Vesic Photography 
Event Decorator and Florist: Carolina Wedding Belle

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While this beautiful couple, Anand and Anita, were looking forward to a sunshine filled wedding day at the Grandover Resort in Greensboro, NC, the slightly rainy morning couldn’t put a damper on their fun!

The pictures are absolutely stunning, and document the story of the day in glorious detail from the beautiful bride getting ready to the baraat (when the groom arrives). For the first part of the ceremony, Anand looked debonair in his traditional ivory and gold brocade jacket. Anita was breathtaking in an embellished sari of deep red and saffron, while the intricate henna work on her arms created stunning patterns and swirls that set an elegant background for the adornments of elaborate traditional jewelry.

There were so many family members and friends celebrating with Anand and Anita, going through the preparations and traditional rituals that make a Hindu ceremony feel so joyful. The bride and her bevy of beautiful bridesmaids looked like a jewel box had been thrown open, the rich and opulent colors creating a radiant rainbow. Anand’s groomsmen radiated pride in their deep red jackets that were beautifully embroidered in gold.


The talented photographer at Vesic Photography captured some of the most striking and exciting pictures of the celebrations as well as the sweet and intimate moments for this stunning couple. The prayer to Lord Ganesh to remove obstacles in the way of their marriage is such an intensely wonderful moment that says so much about how much their families want Anita and Anand to be happy and prosperous.


Both Anand and Anita kept wide, bright smiles throughout this traditional Vivaah, being celebrated by their family and friends on this beautiful beginning of their lives together.







 









Monday, February 15, 2016

Marine and Joe | October 2015

Durham Wedding Coordinator:  Social Conceptions
Bakery and Florist:  Whole Foods Durham
Ceremony and Reception: Sarah P. Duke Gardens
Catering: Catering Works
Photography:  Effervescent Media Works
Officiant: Rev. Debra Brazzel
DJ:  DJ Rang
Photobooth:  Get In Photobooth

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On a rainy October day, Marine and Joe said “I do” in the beautiful Sarah P. Duke Gardens at the historic Duke University. The misty rain didn’t dampen their joy even for a moment as they celebrated their love and joined together under a tent filled with their family and friends.

Marine’s smile absolutely lit up every space she entered, and the cloudy day provided a soft and dreamy backdrop for stunning photography captured by Effervescent Media Works. The delighted groom and bride were pronounced man and wife by the very happy Rev. Debra Brazzel. From the sweet letters they wrote to each other to be read while getting ready, to the bride’s elegant Maggie Sottero dress swirling as she danced with her new husband; from the sweet cream roses and lavender bouquet to the charming and romantic photos taken throughout the gardens, the details of this wedding were elegant and personal.

Don’t let the effortless and calm beauty of Marine deceive you – she was the mastermind crafter, the maven of DIY, who thought of all the details of the beautiful decorations, and those of us here at Social Conceptions were so glad to be able to execute her vision. The centerpieces were candle-filled lanterns, with bunches of French lavender and other lovely touches sentimental to the bride and groom.

The bunting on the cake, by Whole Foods in Durham, was a sweet nod to their individual French and Italian heritages, along with the dainty French macaron and delicious Italian cannoli for dessert. French cheeses were clearly marked with adorable pennants and served on rustic wooden trestles. All of the catering by Catering Works was a feast for the eyes as well as the senses.  

The jubilant flag dance at the reception brought everyone onto the floor with them to share in the celebration of their union. This wedding of Joe and Marine, the new Monsieur et Madame, was one of the loveliest we’ve ever been lucky to be part of.

First Look
First Look
Rainy Day Back Up Plan: Lighted Tent
Rainy Day Back Up Plan: Lighted Tent

Rainy Wedding Day Photos
Rainy Wedding Day Photos
Lily Pads at Sara P. Duke Gardens
Lily Pads at Sara P. Duke Gardens
Ceremony Flowers
Ceremony Flowers

Wedding Decor: Childhood Photo Post

Headtable, Bridesmaids Bouquets Used as Centerpieces
Headtable, Bridesmaids Bouquets Used as Centerpieces
Lavender and Lanterns Centerpieces
Lavender and Lanterns Centerpieces
Birdcage Seating Chart
Birdcage Seating Chart
Cake Cutting
Cake Cutting
Lighted Tent Last Dance
Lighted Tent Last Dance
Headtable, Bridesmaids Bouquets Used as Centerpieces
Headtable, Bridesmaids Bouquets Used as Centerpieces

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Meghan & Scott | July 2015

Winston-Salem Wedding Planner:  Social Conceptions
Catering:  Prissy Pollys
Photography: Beam Photography
Reception:  Barn at Tanglewood in Winston-SalemDJ: The Nite AlBakery: Family Friend
Florist:  Sedgefield Florist


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Meghan and Scott’s Winston-Salem wedding began at Central Baptist Church where the couple exchanged their vows at the altar. The wedding had a country feel, with members of the wedding party from the bride right down to the flower girl wearing cowboy boots to complete their outfits. Social Conceptions was in attendance to make sure the day ran as smooth as could be.

The reception was held at the Barn at Tanglewood where family and friends enjoyed a delicious dinner by Prissy Pollys that included everything from pulled pork to baby potatoes. The happy couple cut into their naked cake adorned with strawberries, and everyone danced the night away to music from The Nite Al.

Meghan and Scott shared their love with their guests to commemorate the day. Those in attendance left their thumbprint on a family tree guest book and signed their names on a cornhole set for the couple. Guests were gifted jars of jellies and syrups to choose from as they left for the evening as a reminder that the happy couple was “jam packed with love.”


Country Chic Wedding
Country Chic Wedding
Cowboy Boots Wedding Photography
Cowboy Boots Wedding Photography
Naked Strawberry Wedding Cake
Naked Strawberry Wedding Cake
Cornhole Guestbook
Cornhole Guestbook
Sedgefield Florist
Sedgefield Florist
Bullet Cufflink
Bullet Cufflink

Jam Wedding Favors
Jam Packed with Love
Shotgun Shell Boutonniere
Shotgun Shell Boutonniere