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Carolina Event Design

Charlotte , NC
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Charlotte, NC 28204 US (map)

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704-541-9100

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With over 30 years combined experience in the wedding industry, Carolina Event Design is known as the 'go-to-gals' if you want a unique and stylish wedding that has every detail, design,... Read more
With over 30 years combined experience in the wedding industry, Carolina Event Design is known as the 'go-to-gals' if you want a unique and stylish wedding that has every detail, design, and logistic executed in advance. Read less
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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?
3

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Belinda
Wedding:
6/13/2015
5.0/5.0
Erin and the entire team of Carolina Event Design made my big day an absolute dream come true! Throughout the entire planning process, we felt like we were in great hands with their team of quality and experienced planners. Erin Hunter-Watters, my personal planner from CED, was one of the kindest, most hardworking people I have ever had the pleasure of meeting. She was responsive to any question or concern that I had and always sent emails and texts or set up personal meetings to let me know where we were in the planning process. We were sent monthly lists of items that we were to complete, both together and individually, and Erin did an amazing job of walking myself and my family though anything that we needed to do. CED also did an amazing job with helping us find the best vendors for our look and budget. We couldn't have been happier with who we used and it was all because of CED's experience and their stellar reputation. Their experience in the industry is evident in their execution both in the planning process and on our big day! Our wedding day was executed flawlessly and Erin along with the owner of CED, Heather, had everything running like a well-oiled machine. I couldn't be happier with our experience with Carolina Event Design and with our planner Erin. I would highly recommend them to anyone getting married! As a bride who was unsure if I needed a planner at first, I can say now that I don't know how I could have made it and had a fabulous wedding if it were not for Erin and CED. They took all the stress out of the planning process and allowed me and my family to have fun in the months leading up to the wedding in addition to our big day. I would recommend any level of planning, but for us, full planning was the best choice we ever made! Thank you to Erin and CED for all that they did to make my wedding the best day of my life! I will miss them and all of the fun of planning my big day!
Erin and the entire team of Carolina Event Design made my big day an absolute dream come true! Throughout the entire Read more...
Erin and the entire team of Carolina Event Design made my big day an absolute dream come true! Throughout the entire planning process, we felt like we were in great hands with their team of quality and experienced planners. Erin Hunter-Watters, my personal planner from CED, was one of the kindest, most hardworking people I have ever had the pleasure of meeting. She was responsive to any question or concern that I had and always sent emails and texts or set up personal meetings to let me know where we were in the planning process. We were sent monthly lists of items that we were to complete, both together and individually, and Erin did an amazing job of walking myself and my family though anything that we needed to do. CED also did an amazing job with helping us find the best vendors for our look and budget. We couldn't have been happier with who we used and it was all because of CED's experience and their stellar reputation. Their experience in the industry is evident in their execution both in the planning process and on our big day! Our wedding day was executed flawlessly and Erin along with the owner of CED, Heather, had everything running like a well-oiled machine. I couldn't be happier with our experience with Carolina Event Design and with our planner Erin. I would highly recommend them to anyone getting married! As a bride who was unsure if I needed a planner at first, I can say now that I don't know how I could have made it and had a fabulous wedding if it were not for Erin and CED. They took all the stress out of the planning process and allowed me and my family to have fun in the months leading up to the wedding in addition to our big day. I would recommend any level of planning, but for us, full planning was the best choice we ever made! Thank you to Erin and CED for all that they did to make my wedding the best day of my life! I will miss them and all of the fun of planning my big day! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
My now-husband and I worked primarily with Heather Bryson at Carolina Event Design. As a bride who hasn't been dreaming of her wedding day since she was five, Heather gave us plenty of options and made sure we had a unique, personalized wedding day. Heather was both prompt and proactive, offering ideas, support, and solutions. Rather than asking us to do any research, Heather would narrow down the most appropriate vendors/designs based on the overall vision/theme and have us go from there. This made it so easy and greatly reduced our stress and pressure, because we really just had to go with our personal preference or instinct and I just had to create a halfway decent Pinterest board. I grew up in Charlotte but live in the Southwest now, so having the flexibility to schedule a lot of appointments over several weekend trips helped us so much. Heather also scheduled based on my husband's availability, since he wouldn't be able to come out on each trip given job constraints. We were so grateful that Heather went above and beyond to schedule with those factors in mind. Her relationships with vendors also helped significantly, because they were willing to accommodate us and our many redeye flights and seventy-two-hour trips. As for the day itself, our wedding was gorgeous and downright stunning. Heather and the Carolina Event Design team knocked it out of the park! We were blown away by how beautiful our venue looked, from the lighting to the place settings. It literally brought tears to my eyes. Without Heather and Carolina Event Design, we never could have had such a beautiful, memorable day. Brides and grooms, congratulations on your engagement. If you want your big day to be extra special, you can't go wrong with Carolina Event Design!
My now-husband and I worked primarily with Heather Bryson at Carolina Event Design. As a bride who hasn't been dreaming of Read more...
My now-husband and I worked primarily with Heather Bryson at Carolina Event Design. As a bride who hasn't been dreaming of her wedding day since she was five, Heather gave us plenty of options and made sure we had a unique, personalized wedding day. Heather was both prompt and proactive, offering ideas, support, and solutions. Rather than asking us to do any research, Heather would narrow down the most appropriate vendors/designs based on the overall vision/theme and have us go from there. This made it so easy and greatly reduced our stress and pressure, because we really just had to go with our personal preference or instinct and I just had to create a halfway decent Pinterest board. I grew up in Charlotte but live in the Southwest now, so having the flexibility to schedule a lot of appointments over several weekend trips helped us so much. Heather also scheduled based on my husband's availability, since he wouldn't be able to come out on each trip given job constraints. We were so grateful that Heather went above and beyond to schedule with those factors in mind. Her relationships with vendors also helped significantly, because they were willing to accommodate us and our many redeye flights and seventy-two-hour trips. As for the day itself, our wedding was gorgeous and downright stunning. Heather and the Carolina Event Design team knocked it out of the park! We were blown away by how beautiful our venue looked, from the lighting to the place settings. It literally brought tears to my eyes. Without Heather and Carolina Event Design, we never could have had such a beautiful, memorable day. Brides and grooms, congratulations on your engagement. If you want your big day to be extra special, you can't go wrong with Carolina Event Design! Read less
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Charita
Wedding:
5/16/2015
5.0/5.0
When our daughter got engaged, the first wedding decision we made proved to be the most important....we hired Heather Bryson and Carolina Event Design. Heather met with the couple to determine how they envisioned their wedding. Then she worked tireleslly to create that vision. Her experience allowed her to respond to the pros and cons of our ideas, handle all the contracts, and supply us with vendors and services which we would not have found on our own. Heather created a timeline and knew which "the best go fast" services needed to be booked early. She did not make any decisions without the couple's imput; when choices need to be made, Heather would recommend several vendors whose past work fit in the couple's vision and let them interview each to see which they preferred. As parents, we liked that Heather supplied us with a spreadsheet so we always knew where our wedding money was being spent. We had no harried, last minute decisons which had to be made. As a matter of fact, the last few weeks before the wedding, Heather was doing all the work and giving us daily updates. The day of the ceremony, one of Heather's associates was with the wedding party the whole day - keeping us on schedule - with Heather popping in occassionally with updates on how the wedding/reception venues were progressing. The venues were absolutely gorgeous, Heather wove together a variety of personal touches coordinating with all the vendors to give everything a polished, fluid look. We were relaxed and able to enjoy the moment. The father of the bride and I were extremely proud of giving our daughter and new son the perfect wedding to start their new life together....all thanks to the hard work of Heather.
When our daughter got engaged, the first wedding decision we made proved to be the most important....we hired Heather Read more...
When our daughter got engaged, the first wedding decision we made proved to be the most important....we hired Heather Bryson and Carolina Event Design. Heather met with the couple to determine how they envisioned their wedding. Then she worked tireleslly to create that vision. Her experience allowed her to respond to the pros and cons of our ideas, handle all the contracts, and supply us with vendors and services which we would not have found on our own. Heather created a timeline and knew which "the best go fast" services needed to be booked early. She did not make any decisions without the couple's imput; when choices need to be made, Heather would recommend several vendors whose past work fit in the couple's vision and let them interview each to see which they preferred. As parents, we liked that Heather supplied us with a spreadsheet so we always knew where our wedding money was being spent. We had no harried, last minute decisons which had to be made. As a matter of fact, the last few weeks before the wedding, Heather was doing all the work and giving us daily updates. The day of the ceremony, one of Heather's associates was with the wedding party the whole day - keeping us on schedule - with Heather popping in occassionally with updates on how the wedding/reception venues were progressing. The venues were absolutely gorgeous, Heather wove together a variety of personal touches coordinating with all the vendors to give everything a polished, fluid look. We were relaxed and able to enjoy the moment. The father of the bride and I were extremely proud of giving our daughter and new son the perfect wedding to start their new life together....all thanks to the hard work of Heather. Read less
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Ashley
Wedding:
1/10/2015
5.0/5.0
Working with Carolina Event Design, specifically Heather Bryson, was literally the best decision I made in my wedding planning process. Not only was Heather and her team worth every penny (seriously!), but they went above and beyond to make sure I was taken care of and that my wedding day was everything I hoped it would be and more!

I was one of those brides who thought I could do all the planning on my own, and ended up 6 weeks out and completely in over my head! I hired Heather late in the game and she TOTALLY saved the day! She was sensitive to my remaining budget and was able to work with what I had already planned, as well as bring new ideas to the table in a short time frame. Also, her extensive network/relationships with local vendors made everything so much easier. She knows the wedding industry inside and out! Once all the planning was done, Heather and her team executed everything during the wedding week! I didn't have to worry about anything other than just enjoying getting married. It was so great to sit back and know that everything was off my plate. Totally worth it!

I think the things I loved most about working with Heather was her fun personality, her honesty and her willingness to listen. She really cared about me, my fiance, and our dreams for the day, and that made it easy to trust her when making important (and expensive) decisions. It felt like planning a wedding with a true friend!

If you want a team of professionals who truly care and are committed to your day going off without a hitch, hire Carolina Event Design!! They are the BEST.
Working with Carolina Event Design, specifically Heather Bryson, was literally the best decision I made in my wedding Read more...
Working with Carolina Event Design, specifically Heather Bryson, was literally the best decision I made in my wedding planning process. Not only was Heather and her team worth every penny (seriously!), but they went above and beyond to make sure I was taken care of and that my wedding day was everything I hoped it would be and more!

I was one of those brides who thought I could do all the planning on my own, and ended up 6 weeks out and completely in over my head! I hired Heather late in the game and she TOTALLY saved the day! She was sensitive to my remaining budget and was able to work with what I had already planned, as well as bring new ideas to the table in a short time frame. Also, her extensive network/relationships with local vendors made everything so much easier. She knows the wedding industry inside and out! Once all the planning was done, Heather and her team executed everything during the wedding week! I didn't have to worry about anything other than just enjoying getting married. It was so great to sit back and know that everything was off my plate. Totally worth it!

I think the things I loved most about working with Heather was her fun personality, her honesty and her willingness to listen. She really cared about me, my fiance, and our dreams for the day, and that made it easy to trust her when making important (and expensive) decisions. It felt like planning a wedding with a true friend!

If you want a team of professionals who truly care and are committed to your day going off without a hitch, hire Carolina Event Design!! They are the BEST. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning, Lighting & Decor
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Summer
Wedding:
11/15/2014
5.0/5.0
My husband and I were married on November 15, 2014. Our guest list was growing by the minute and I was becoming overwhelmed. This is when I reached out for help, Heather was highly recommended by numerous individuals and vendors. She exceeded my expectations as a wedding planner and really listened to our needs for our special day. I love that she was willing to take risks and to find a way when I suggested something out of the ordinary. All of the vendors she introduced us to were very professional and followed through accordingly. When the big day approached I knew I was in good hands, I was totally blown away by her team and organization of the whole event. It is true that our wedding day was the best day of my life and I am so thankful it was so enjoyable and stress free. Heather created a wedding beyond my dreams and I will forever be grateful for that!
My husband and I were married on November 15, 2014. Our guest list was growing by the minute and I was becoming Read more...
My husband and I were married on November 15, 2014. Our guest list was growing by the minute and I was becoming overwhelmed. This is when I reached out for help, Heather was highly recommended by numerous individuals and vendors. She exceeded my expectations as a wedding planner and really listened to our needs for our special day. I love that she was willing to take risks and to find a way when I suggested something out of the ordinary. All of the vendors she introduced us to were very professional and followed through accordingly. When the big day approached I knew I was in good hands, I was totally blown away by her team and organization of the whole event. It is true that our wedding day was the best day of my life and I am so thankful it was so enjoyable and stress free. Heather created a wedding beyond my dreams and I will forever be grateful for that! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Carolina Event Design was the best choice I made for my Wedding. Everyone always prepares you that something will go wrong on your wedding day whether it is small or big it really doesn't matter because its your wedding day. I will say that I had a FLAWLESS wedding day from the start of the day to the end. This would not have been possible without the team at Carolina Event Design.
Carolina Event Design was the best choice I made for my Wedding. Everyone always prepares you that something will go wrong Read more...
Carolina Event Design was the best choice I made for my Wedding. Everyone always prepares you that something will go wrong on your wedding day whether it is small or big it really doesn't matter because its your wedding day. I will say that I had a FLAWLESS wedding day from the start of the day to the end. This would not have been possible without the team at Carolina Event Design. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Brenda
Wedding:
10/12/2014
5.0/5.0
Heather was the most amazing wedding planner. I came to her in April with nothing but a venue and a dress for an October wedding and she pulled off a miracle. Everyone who attended said it was one of the best and most beautiful weddings they have ever been to.
Heather was the most amazing wedding planner. I came to her in April with nothing but a venue and a dress for an October Read more...
Heather was the most amazing wedding planner. I came to her in April with nothing but a venue and a dress for an October wedding and she pulled off a miracle. Everyone who attended said it was one of the best and most beautiful weddings they have ever been to. Read less
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Lisa
Wedding:
9/27/2014
5.0/5.0
I couldn't possibly express all of our gratitude for Carolina Event Design in mere words but for the purposes of this review, I am going to try!

My initial contact with CED was with Cortenay. What impressed us from the moment of inquiry was how quickly CED responded to our initial interest. We got a response within hours from our inquiry, which stood out in comparison with other planners/companies we contacted - this really had a big impact on our decision because we were trying to plan a wedding from a different state. Courtney answered all of our questions with patience and was honest up front about general expectations for our big day with our budget, and because of this interaction, we knew we had found the right people to plan our wedding.

Our main planners were Erin and Heather - and from the initial interaction, we immediately loved working with them. They helped us stay on track with important deadlines and our budget throughout the entire process, helping us with their expert advice based on many years of experience in this industry. They got to know us well initially which really helped to incorporate our personalities and our tastes into the planning for the big day - we were so impressed by all of their recommendations for all the details of the big day, which told us that they really knew who we were and what we wanted. They were professional, maintained great communication and were honest and realistic.

On the big day, Erin and Heather knew down to every minute what was supposed to be happening where. They were incredible and amazing and helped us stay on track with the big day's schedule, from the moment we woke up to even after the reception ended. They kept everything running smoothly throughout the whole day and our family and even our guests complimented their dedication and work ethic.

No more room in this review - but in short, we're blessed to have had the chance to work with CED!
I couldn't possibly express all of our gratitude for Carolina Event Design in mere words but for the purposes of this Read more...
I couldn't possibly express all of our gratitude for Carolina Event Design in mere words but for the purposes of this review, I am going to try!

My initial contact with CED was with Cortenay. What impressed us from the moment of inquiry was how quickly CED responded to our initial interest. We got a response within hours from our inquiry, which stood out in comparison with other planners/companies we contacted - this really had a big impact on our decision because we were trying to plan a wedding from a different state. Courtney answered all of our questions with patience and was honest up front about general expectations for our big day with our budget, and because of this interaction, we knew we had found the right people to plan our wedding.

Our main planners were Erin and Heather - and from the initial interaction, we immediately loved working with them. They helped us stay on track with important deadlines and our budget throughout the entire process, helping us with their expert advice based on many years of experience in this industry. They got to know us well initially which really helped to incorporate our personalities and our tastes into the planning for the big day - we were so impressed by all of their recommendations for all the details of the big day, which told us that they really knew who we were and what we wanted. They were professional, maintained great communication and were honest and realistic.

On the big day, Erin and Heather knew down to every minute what was supposed to be happening where. They were incredible and amazing and helped us stay on track with the big day's schedule, from the moment we woke up to even after the reception ended. They kept everything running smoothly throughout the whole day and our family and even our guests complimented their dedication and work ethic.

No more room in this review - but in short, we're blessed to have had the chance to work with CED! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Jennifer
Wedding:
9/13/2014
5.0/5.0
I will always remember my 9 months planning with Heather from CED. When Heather and I met for the first time to go over initial plans and vendors, she answered any questions and talked through any reservations I may have had. She always made sure to remind me that this was MY wedding and developed a design through our conversations, our senses of style, and a shared Pinterest board. As the weeks and months went on, Heather guided me through the planning process by setting up meetings with venders, giving me monthly to-do lists to keep me on track, and keeping all lines of communication open.While many brides get to the point when they can't wait for the planning to be over, Heather created a wedding planning experience that I never wanted to end. Heather really made me feel like a top priority. She would text with me late at night when I was tossing and turning over how I wanted my hair, scheduled her day around my 5 minute alterations appointment so I wouldn't be alone, and expressed such genuine excitement building up to wedding day. On my wedding week, there were forecasts for rain, and Heather immediately had a plan A, B, and C lined up for any weather scenario. While Mother Nature kept playing mind games with us, Heather always reassured us that the wedding would be beautiful no matter what plan had to be used. Now to talk about my wedding day. It is a day I can only describe as magical. Every vendor Heather recommended was incredible and went above and beyond all expectations. Getting ready felt like a spa day, with Heather constantly checking in and giving me little sneak peaks of what was being set up in the reception space. It was a dream I could have never dreamed up on my own. Not just for me, but for my husband, my family, and everyone in attendance.Heather was the perfect wedding planner and will always be a friend. Heather created magic that day; magic that I would wish upon any bride.
I will always remember my 9 months planning with Heather from CED. When Heather and I met for the first time to go over Read more...
I will always remember my 9 months planning with Heather from CED. When Heather and I met for the first time to go over initial plans and vendors, she answered any questions and talked through any reservations I may have had. She always made sure to remind me that this was MY wedding and developed a design through our conversations, our senses of style, and a shared Pinterest board. As the weeks and months went on, Heather guided me through the planning process by setting up meetings with venders, giving me monthly to-do lists to keep me on track, and keeping all lines of communication open.While many brides get to the point when they can't wait for the planning to be over, Heather created a wedding planning experience that I never wanted to end. Heather really made me feel like a top priority. She would text with me late at night when I was tossing and turning over how I wanted my hair, scheduled her day around my 5 minute alterations appointment so I wouldn't be alone, and expressed such genuine excitement building up to wedding day. On my wedding week, there were forecasts for rain, and Heather immediately had a plan A, B, and C lined up for any weather scenario. While Mother Nature kept playing mind games with us, Heather always reassured us that the wedding would be beautiful no matter what plan had to be used. Now to talk about my wedding day. It is a day I can only describe as magical. Every vendor Heather recommended was incredible and went above and beyond all expectations. Getting ready felt like a spa day, with Heather constantly checking in and giving me little sneak peaks of what was being set up in the reception space. It was a dream I could have never dreamed up on my own. Not just for me, but for my husband, my family, and everyone in attendance.Heather was the perfect wedding planner and will always be a friend. Heather created magic that day; magic that I would wish upon any bride. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Without question, the best decision I made in planning my daughter's wedding was to use Heather Bryson of Carolina Event Design as our wedding planner. We could not have been happier with her ideas, recommendations, organization, and professionalism as well as her winning personality which made the process so much fun and stress free for both my daughter and myself. She has the upmost respect from the vendors in the community and from the beginning I was confident that our decision to have her plan our wedding was absolutely the right one. Not only did she deliver on all of her promises, she exceeded our expectations and created the most beautiful wedding we had ever seen while being respectful of our budget. We also greatly appreciated the great discounts from the vendors that she passed on to us! Without hesitation, I HIGHLY recommend Heather Bryson as a wedding planner who will do everything in her power to create a wedding of your dreams.
Without question, the best decision I made in planning my daughter's wedding was to use Heather Bryson of Carolina Event Read more...
Without question, the best decision I made in planning my daughter's wedding was to use Heather Bryson of Carolina Event Design as our wedding planner. We could not have been happier with her ideas, recommendations, organization, and professionalism as well as her winning personality which made the process so much fun and stress free for both my daughter and myself. She has the upmost respect from the vendors in the community and from the beginning I was confident that our decision to have her plan our wedding was absolutely the right one. Not only did she deliver on all of her promises, she exceeded our expectations and created the most beautiful wedding we had ever seen while being respectful of our budget. We also greatly appreciated the great discounts from the vendors that she passed on to us! Without hesitation, I HIGHLY recommend Heather Bryson as a wedding planner who will do everything in her power to create a wedding of your dreams. Read less
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