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A Southern Soiree

Raleigh , NC
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LOCATION

851 Washington St
Raleigh, NC 27605 US (map)

PHONE

919-280-2045
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ABOUT US

A Southern Soiree is a full service event planning firm specializing in creating unique and memorable events. Beginning with your first consultation, A Southern Soiree will guide you... Read more
A Southern Soiree is a full service event planning firm specializing in creating unique and memorable events. Beginning with your first consultation, A Southern Soiree will guide you through the entire planning process, saving you time, money, and stress. We work with you to develop the distinctive style of your event and then help you choose the best vendors to achieve the desired result, all within your budget. Whether you have the planning complete and need help with day of details or need help from the beginning to the end, we can create a planning package to fit your needs. Read less
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INFO FOR WEDDING PLANNING

What wedding events do you provide services for?
Ceremony, Reception, Rehearsal Dinner
What wedding planning services do you offer?
Budget Analysis, Day-Of Coordination, Event Design, Full Planning, Partial Planning, Timelines, To-Do Lists, Vendor Referrals
What types of weddings do you accomodate?
Civil, Cultural, Destination, Double Weddings, Eco-Friendly, Military, Non-Religious, Religious
How many planners are on your team?
4

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Kelli
Wedding:
11/12/2016
5.0/5.0
Book them now!! Kelley Ann was such a blessing to my wife and I throughout the planning process and especially on our big day. She took every little detail to heart and made every effort she could to help us relax and do nothing but enjoy our wedding. She is an absolutely wonderful person and we could tell from the moment that we met her that she cared just as much as we did about making our wedding unforgettable!
Book them now!! Kelley Ann was such a blessing to my wife and I throughout the planning process and especially on our big Read more...
Book them now!! Kelley Ann was such a blessing to my wife and I throughout the planning process and especially on our big day. She took every little detail to heart and made every effort she could to help us relax and do nothing but enjoy our wedding. She is an absolutely wonderful person and we could tell from the moment that we met her that she cared just as much as we did about making our wedding unforgettable! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
My advice is to book them! Gina Johnston is an amazing professional who is able to handle all the details, coordination, problems, and concerns with a smile on her face. She really took the pressure off of me and, if anything went wrong, I surely did not notice. I was able to enjoy not only my daughter's wedding but also the entire process because I knew Gina had everything in hand. Gina's ideas have great flair and elegance. She was able to find the right balance between my preferences and my daughter's. Hiring A Southern Soiree, and particularly Gina Johnston, was the best wedding decision that I made. You will not be disappointed!
My advice is to book them! Gina Johnston is an amazing professional who is able to handle all the details, coordination, Read more...
My advice is to book them! Gina Johnston is an amazing professional who is able to handle all the details, coordination, problems, and concerns with a smile on her face. She really took the pressure off of me and, if anything went wrong, I surely did not notice. I was able to enjoy not only my daughter's wedding but also the entire process because I knew Gina had everything in hand. Gina's ideas have great flair and elegance. She was able to find the right balance between my preferences and my daughter's. Hiring A Southern Soiree, and particularly Gina Johnston, was the best wedding decision that I made. You will not be disappointed! Read less
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Dennis
Wedding:
10/22/2016
5.0/5.0
Thanks so much to Kelley Ann at A Southern Soiree. She was such an amazing wedding planner. She was on top of everything and helped make sure our wedding day went perfectly. She made sure to stay in constant communication with us and was always there to answer questions and provide feedback. We can't recommend her highly enough!
Thanks so much to Kelley Ann at A Southern Soiree. She was such an amazing wedding planner. She was on top of everything Read more...
Thanks so much to Kelley Ann at A Southern Soiree. She was such an amazing wedding planner. She was on top of everything and helped make sure our wedding day went perfectly. She made sure to stay in constant communication with us and was always there to answer questions and provide feedback. We can't recommend her highly enough! Read less
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Emily
Wedding:
10/16/2016
5.0/5.0
I can not say enough wonderful things about Megan! I felt an immediate connection to her when we met, and knew she would understand what me and my husband wanted for our wedding. Letting go of control is a challenge for me, but I completely trusted Megan and her team. The weeks leading up to the wedding and the day of the wedding were so smooth and everything went off without a hitch! We still have wedding guests raving about how amazing our wedding was and how great our wedding planner was. You hear horror stories about wedding planning or something going terribly wrong the day of the wedding, but I can honestly say the day of our wedding we were able to focus on us, getting married, and enjoying our guests, and that is all thanks to Megan!
I can not say enough wonderful things about Megan! I felt an immediate connection to her when we met, and knew she would Read more...
I can not say enough wonderful things about Megan! I felt an immediate connection to her when we met, and knew she would understand what me and my husband wanted for our wedding. Letting go of control is a challenge for me, but I completely trusted Megan and her team. The weeks leading up to the wedding and the day of the wedding were so smooth and everything went off without a hitch! We still have wedding guests raving about how amazing our wedding was and how great our wedding planner was. You hear horror stories about wedding planning or something going terribly wrong the day of the wedding, but I can honestly say the day of our wedding we were able to focus on us, getting married, and enjoying our guests, and that is all thanks to Megan! Read less
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Hilary
Wedding:
10/15/2016
5.0/5.0
Working with A Southern Soiree was hands-down the best decision I made in the entire wedding-planning process. I had a pretty good handle on how I wanted things to look, but we were planning from out of state and I knew I needed someone local to help guide me through the process. We were matched up with Kelley Ann for month-of coordination, and I cannot believe how lucky we were to have her help! Month-of was much, much more that just your typical day-of coordination, and Kelley Ann is just amazing. She gave me vendor recommendations that were spot-on and within my budget, (gently) guided us through the best way to order events, and navigated some tricky family politics with grace and tact. She explained every step in advance, was very responsive by email (my preferred form of communication since I live three time zones away), and checked in on me throughout the process. Our entire day was absolutely flawless. As Kelly Ann put it, her goal was to make me feel like a guest at my own wedding - and that's exactly what happened. I didn't stress about a thing the day of the wedding, and if anything went wrong I never knew about it. Every time I think back on our wedding day I can't help but beam with happiness. I am so grateful, and really cannot recommend Kelley Ann and A Southern Soiree enough.
Working with A Southern Soiree was hands-down the best decision I made in the entire wedding-planning process. I had a Read more...
Working with A Southern Soiree was hands-down the best decision I made in the entire wedding-planning process. I had a pretty good handle on how I wanted things to look, but we were planning from out of state and I knew I needed someone local to help guide me through the process. We were matched up with Kelley Ann for month-of coordination, and I cannot believe how lucky we were to have her help! Month-of was much, much more that just your typical day-of coordination, and Kelley Ann is just amazing. She gave me vendor recommendations that were spot-on and within my budget, (gently) guided us through the best way to order events, and navigated some tricky family politics with grace and tact. She explained every step in advance, was very responsive by email (my preferred form of communication since I live three time zones away), and checked in on me throughout the process. Our entire day was absolutely flawless. As Kelly Ann put it, her goal was to make me feel like a guest at my own wedding - and that's exactly what happened. I didn't stress about a thing the day of the wedding, and if anything went wrong I never knew about it. Every time I think back on our wedding day I can't help but beam with happiness. I am so grateful, and really cannot recommend Kelley Ann and A Southern Soiree enough. Read less
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Colin
Wedding:
10/8/2016
5.0/5.0
Megan and her team at A Southern Soiree are VERY experienced professionals that are constantly FOCUSED on making their clients' dreams come true. They deliver in a SPECTACULAR fashion that also allows for the client to sleep well at night! I had the wonderful opportunity to work with Megan and her team on my daughter's wedding in North Carolina. Although I live in Texas, Megan's outstanding and timely communication process made the geographical distance disappear. When evaluating wedding planners for my daughter's wedding, I was looking for FIVE things. First, I needed to work with someone who was CREATIVE. Megan's ideas were both original and unique while remaining focused on cost-effectiveness. Second, I was looking for EXPERIENCE...serious experience. Besides her extensive time spent in the field of wedding and event planning, one attribute that definitely made Megan stand out among her peers was her past formal training at one of the world's foremost hospitality companies. Third, it was imperative that the EXECUTION of the plan was flawless. She exceeded anything I could have imagined a planner to do on the day of the event. Fourth, I needed to work with someone who is HONEST. Due to her trustworthiness, I felt that an easy forum for collaboration with Megan resulted in a fabulous outcome. Fifth, it was important to work with someone that likes to have FUN. If you focus solely on the stress and anxiety at the expense of not having fun, was it all really worth it? Enjoy the journey and share it with someone who instills confidence that all of your DREAMS will come true.
Megan and her team at A Southern Soiree are VERY experienced professionals that are constantly FOCUSED on making their Read more...
Megan and her team at A Southern Soiree are VERY experienced professionals that are constantly FOCUSED on making their clients' dreams come true. They deliver in a SPECTACULAR fashion that also allows for the client to sleep well at night! I had the wonderful opportunity to work with Megan and her team on my daughter's wedding in North Carolina. Although I live in Texas, Megan's outstanding and timely communication process made the geographical distance disappear. When evaluating wedding planners for my daughter's wedding, I was looking for FIVE things. First, I needed to work with someone who was CREATIVE. Megan's ideas were both original and unique while remaining focused on cost-effectiveness. Second, I was looking for EXPERIENCE...serious experience. Besides her extensive time spent in the field of wedding and event planning, one attribute that definitely made Megan stand out among her peers was her past formal training at one of the world's foremost hospitality companies. Third, it was imperative that the EXECUTION of the plan was flawless. She exceeded anything I could have imagined a planner to do on the day of the event. Fourth, I needed to work with someone who is HONEST. Due to her trustworthiness, I felt that an easy forum for collaboration with Megan resulted in a fabulous outcome. Fifth, it was important to work with someone that likes to have FUN. If you focus solely on the stress and anxiety at the expense of not having fun, was it all really worth it? Enjoy the journey and share it with someone who instills confidence that all of your DREAMS will come true. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Probably the best decision we made was to use this company!
Probably the best decision we made was to use this company!
Probably the best decision we made was to use this company! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Great team! Everyone was accommodating made our wedding day worry free.
Great team! Everyone was accommodating made our wedding day worry free.
Great team! Everyone was accommodating made our wedding day worry free. Read less
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Suzanne
Wedding:
8/13/2016
5.0/5.0
Kelley Ann is a super hero in the form of a wedding planner! She planned and coordinated the absolute best day of my life!! There is no way I could have done it without her. Weddings can be stressful but with Kelley Ann, you know everything is being taken care of. ...and that is a huge compliment coming from this type-A perfectionist.

She took the time to get to know me and James, and she held my hand through the whole process. She designed our vision board, and she nailed it! I also really appreciate her creativity to ensure that we stayed within our budget. She is extremely professional, flexible, and organized, but above all else, she is a wonderful person and an absolute pleasure to work with. Without an ounce of doubt, I would highly recommend hiring Kelley Ann!! I wish I could re-live my big day over and over. It was just so perfect!
Kelley Ann is a super hero in the form of a wedding planner! She planned and coordinated the absolute best day of my Read more...
Kelley Ann is a super hero in the form of a wedding planner! She planned and coordinated the absolute best day of my life!! There is no way I could have done it without her. Weddings can be stressful but with Kelley Ann, you know everything is being taken care of. ...and that is a huge compliment coming from this type-A perfectionist.

She took the time to get to know me and James, and she held my hand through the whole process. She designed our vision board, and she nailed it! I also really appreciate her creativity to ensure that we stayed within our budget. She is extremely professional, flexible, and organized, but above all else, she is a wonderful person and an absolute pleasure to work with. Without an ounce of doubt, I would highly recommend hiring Kelley Ann!! I wish I could re-live my big day over and over. It was just so perfect! Read less
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Bethany
Wedding:
7/23/2016
5.0/5.0
Words cannot express how thankful I am for A Southern Soiree and all that they did for us in planning our wedding. My husband and I worked directly with Gina Johnson and she was absolutely stellar! We choose the full service option so Gina and I worked closely to plan our wedding for a little over a year, she was beyond detailed oriented and kept planning right on track. The true testament to her amazing work was the wedding day. It was PERFECT. Every single detail was in place and she handled the vendors with ease. I could not imagine planning a wedding without Gina and A Southern Soiree and I wouldn’t want to!
Words cannot express how thankful I am for A Southern Soiree and all that they did for us in planning our wedding. My Read more...
Words cannot express how thankful I am for A Southern Soiree and all that they did for us in planning our wedding. My husband and I worked directly with Gina Johnson and she was absolutely stellar! We choose the full service option so Gina and I worked closely to plan our wedding for a little over a year, she was beyond detailed oriented and kept planning right on track. The true testament to her amazing work was the wedding day. It was PERFECT. Every single detail was in place and she handled the vendors with ease. I could not imagine planning a wedding without Gina and A Southern Soiree and I wouldn’t want to! Read less
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