Shane and Allie//June 18th, 2016//The Cookery

Shane and Allie were married this past June on a gorgeous Spring day surrounded by their family and friends. We had blue skies and perfect temperatures for their ceremony which was held in the courtyard at the Cookery in Downtown Durham. With the brick walls, steel grey doors and perfectly placed wreathes you could not read more »

April and Phil // May 7th, 2016//Mims House

Some of you may not know this, but May 7th holds a special place in our hearts (more specifically Lynn’s heart). This is because it is her very own wedding anniversary! This year she celebrated 20 (!!!) years. So when April and Phil reached out to us asking to help with their May 7th wedding, read more »

Hillary and Landon//May 14, 2016//Portofino

I still remember the first time I met Hillary. Her laugh, her smile and how she lovingly spoke of her fiance couldn’t help but make you fall in love with this sweet southern belle. She met Landon in the hospital where he was her grandmother’s nurse. It truly is one of THOSE love stories. And read more »

The Blushing Bride (Post 3)

We’re quite sure that many of you have friends, sisters, sister-in-laws or even cousins who have gotten married recently. They are a great source to turn to for advice and would probably love to tell you what worked or didn’t work on their big day. Here is what one of our recent brides had to read more »

Jaime and Alan // November 22, 2015 // Rand Bryan House

I met Jaime and her mom at the wedding show back in January of 2015 and a month later I officially became their planner after we met for coffee to discuss their big day. Jaime told me the story of how her and Alan met in Spain and from that day forward I was continually read more »

Maria and Wesley // September 18, 2015//Merrimon Wynne

Maria and Wesley became Mr. and Mrs. Stewart on a beautifully pleasant Friday in September. Their vows were taken at Vintage Church in downtown Raleigh, and then guests headed to the stunning Merrimon-Wynne House for cocktail hour and the reception. This venue never ceases to make our jaws drop, we love it so! It was read more »

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 and 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 »