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Happily Ever After is a faith led mother/daughter team that cares deeply for our clients. We will go that extra mile to ensure our brides experience with us surpasses their expectations and dreams.

a mother & daughter planning duo

We are Lynn & Jessica.

Blush, Green & Slate Wedding/Merrimon Wynne/Julia & Tony


Thinking about Julia and Tony’s summer wedding has me feeling all the warm and sunny feels! To all of our shock and amazement, the high for their July 7th wedding was only 79! During the planning process, we were anticipating a scorching North Carolina summer day, so we always planned on having an indoor ceremony. Even though the weather would of allowed for an outdoor ceremony, we kept with the indoor ceremony as all of our design was created to accommodate that. From our very first planning meeting, Julia had a very clear picture of the wedding she envisioned, she just needed the help bringing her design to life, so she opted for our Partial Planning package (our most popular package!). She loved shades of blush and pink, but also wanted green to be an accent color, and not only with fresh greenery, but in other details, too! To accent the pink and green, gray was the subtle neutral to balance out the palette. My favorite way she incorporated her color scheme was in her bridesmaids dresses, swoon worthy! Everything about this wedding was romantic and elegant with some garden inspired whimsy; and Eclectic Sage, Cottage Luxe, Party Reflections, and CE Rental helped pull this amazing design together (while the other vendors helped keep the event running smoothly, they are tagged below!).

Julia and Tony, thank you so much for allowing me to be a part of this magical day.. your vision was one for the books!

xoxo Jessica


A sweet review left by the bride…

“I hired Jessica for partial planning services to help me with my July 7, 2018 wedding and it was the very best thing I did! Even though I had a clear vision and ideas for what I wanted, her guidance was well worth it. She went above and beyond to make sure I knew what I was doing in all aspects of my wedding. Outside of the things she was specifically helping me with, she was willing to give me referrals, ideas, and advice. She took care of coordinating all the vendors leading up to the event, set up and break down, and just all around made sure the day ran as smoothly as possible. I also had her do some awesome calligraphy on place cards and signs! All around Jessica is a wonderful person both to work with and to know. I could not recommend Happily Ever After enough!”

Julia & Tony’s fabulous wedding day was made possible by this great group of vendors:

Venue: The Merrimon-Wynne House

Caterer: Donovan’s Dish

Photographer: DiPrima Photography

Videographer: Sugar Shack Films

Ceremony Music: Arioso Strings

Reception Music: Dow Oak Events

Florals: Eclectic Sage

Desserts: Edible Art

Rentals: Party Reflections and CE Rental

Specialty Rentals: Cottage Luxe

Hair and Makeup: Face Forward

Transportation: Classic Event Cars

Officiant: Kirk of Kildaire




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