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Carolina Event Design

Charlotte , NC
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Charlotte, NC 28204 US (map)

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704-502-3866

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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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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?
3

REVIEWS

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Wedding:
1/30/2016
5.0/5.0
My wedding weekend was the most fun, special, exciting days of my life and I owe a lot of that to Heather! I was a bride that needed a lot of suggestions/ideas, help deciding on things and help getting things done/scheduled. I am not very creative, I had no preconceived notions on what I wanted and I have a full time job which all would have made it impossible to plan and execute a wedding on my own. I was so thrilled with the way everything turned out and I felt like I barely had to lift a finger throughout the process. I am still consistently getting compliments on my wedding and I know it is because everything was well-done, well-thought out and well-executed (all by Heather) and the guests could tell. My dad was very hyper-sensitive about the logistics of the day and had a few very specific ideas and Heather did a great job of going above and beyond to listen to his concerns/ideas, come up with solutions and follow through to make sure they were addressed and communicated well before wedding day. I have already and will continue to recommend Heather to all of my engaged friends. She made the most special day of my life up until this point just that - special!
My wedding weekend was the most fun, special, exciting days of my life and I owe a lot of that to Heather! I was a bride Read more...
My wedding weekend was the most fun, special, exciting days of my life and I owe a lot of that to Heather! I was a bride that needed a lot of suggestions/ideas, help deciding on things and help getting things done/scheduled. I am not very creative, I had no preconceived notions on what I wanted and I have a full time job which all would have made it impossible to plan and execute a wedding on my own. I was so thrilled with the way everything turned out and I felt like I barely had to lift a finger throughout the process. I am still consistently getting compliments on my wedding and I know it is because everything was well-done, well-thought out and well-executed (all by Heather) and the guests could tell. My dad was very hyper-sensitive about the logistics of the day and had a few very specific ideas and Heather did a great job of going above and beyond to listen to his concerns/ideas, come up with solutions and follow through to make sure they were addressed and communicated well before wedding day. I have already and will continue to recommend Heather to all of my engaged friends. She made the most special day of my life up until this point just that - special! Read less
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Eneida
Wedding:
11/6/2015
5.0/5.0
Heather and Erin were absolutely AMAZING. They made sure everything ran smoothly. From the planning to the day of. They helped make our night perfect. We didn't have to worry about a thing. Carolina Event Design is perfect for any budget. They make it happen. I highly recommend them. Thank you ladies!
Heather and Erin were absolutely AMAZING. They made sure everything ran smoothly. From the planning to the day of. They Read more...
Heather and Erin were absolutely AMAZING. They made sure everything ran smoothly. From the planning to the day of. They helped make our night perfect. We didn't have to worry about a thing. Carolina Event Design is perfect for any budget. They make it happen. I highly recommend them. Thank you ladies! Read less
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LeVar
Wedding:
11/6/2015
5.0/5.0
Being a vendor in the wedding industry for over 10 years, having a solid team to help plan our wedding was extremely important. Heather and Erin basically made our dream become our reality like I knew they would!! So many of our friends and family are saying that this is the best wedding that they have ever been to and this is largely due to the Carolina Event Design team!!!
Being a vendor in the wedding industry for over 10 years, having a solid team to help plan our wedding was extremely Read more...
Being a vendor in the wedding industry for over 10 years, having a solid team to help plan our wedding was extremely important. Heather and Erin basically made our dream become our reality like I knew they would!! So many of our friends and family are saying that this is the best wedding that they have ever been to and this is largely due to the Carolina Event Design team!!! Read less
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Neesha
Wedding:
9/19/2015
5.0/5.0
I am SO grateful to Heather Bryson and her team at Carolina Event Design. I had been planning our Indian/ American fusion wedding long distance for almost 6 months when I realized that I needed help. I found the CED website and filled out the online contact form assuming that I would not hear back for a couple of weeks. Much to my surprise a few hours later Heather Bryson was calling me on my cell phone! I immediately clicked with Heather over the phone. It felt like I was chatting about my wedding with one of my best girlfriends. I knew instantly that this was the team that I wanted to work with on my wedding...and let me tell you... BEST DECISION EVER. From the unique floral design, to our fusion Indian wedding altar, to the statement head table of my dreams....Heather and her team went above and beyond our expectations! And it doesn't end there! CED is the absolute best when it comes to wedding coordination. The month of the wedding, I was pretty much sitting back and just waiting for the big day to arrive. Our wedding was four months ago and our guests are still commenting on how beautiful the decor was and how smooth the entire day went! By the end of the wedding planning process my family and I were actually sad to say goodbye to Heather and her team! We miss you Heather! :)

Moral of the story: Hire Carolina Event Design. They will make all of your wedding day dreams come true!
I am SO grateful to Heather Bryson and her team at Carolina Event Design. I had been planning our Indian/ American fusion Read more...
I am SO grateful to Heather Bryson and her team at Carolina Event Design. I had been planning our Indian/ American fusion wedding long distance for almost 6 months when I realized that I needed help. I found the CED website and filled out the online contact form assuming that I would not hear back for a couple of weeks. Much to my surprise a few hours later Heather Bryson was calling me on my cell phone! I immediately clicked with Heather over the phone. It felt like I was chatting about my wedding with one of my best girlfriends. I knew instantly that this was the team that I wanted to work with on my wedding...and let me tell you... BEST DECISION EVER. From the unique floral design, to our fusion Indian wedding altar, to the statement head table of my dreams....Heather and her team went above and beyond our expectations! And it doesn't end there! CED is the absolute best when it comes to wedding coordination. The month of the wedding, I was pretty much sitting back and just waiting for the big day to arrive. Our wedding was four months ago and our guests are still commenting on how beautiful the decor was and how smooth the entire day went! By the end of the wedding planning process my family and I were actually sad to say goodbye to Heather and her team! We miss you Heather! :)

Moral of the story: Hire Carolina Event Design. They will make all of your wedding day dreams come true! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Amber
Wedding:
9/5/2015
5.0/5.0
The moment I got engaged I knew that I needed to find the perfect wedding planner who could plan and execute the wedding I had been dreaming about since I was little. I contacted between 7 to 8 wedding planners and as soon as I talked to Heather, we connected right away. I soon realized how this was the best decision I made throughout the entire engagement season (with the exception of saying yes to my groom!) Heather made the entire process a DREAM. She was always available, set up and accompanied my mother and I to every vendor meeting with her incredible list of vendors and kept us excited, on budget and on target. I had a very short engagement and on top of that I wanted to have the wedding at my parents home, which complicated my wedding, but Heather and her team never complained and exceeded every expectation. I really cannot stress to future brides how extremely vital it is to have a wedding planner and how it made the entire process so precious and special. The day of the wedding was so relaxing knowing that Carolina Event Design was taking care of everything. The wedding was everything I ever wanted and more! Heather and her team even surprised my husband and I with sparkler cannons for our exit. Every time I talk about the wedding with anyone, I always rave about Carolina Event Design and their perfection, professionalism and posh style! I really can't say enough about this amazing team of people! Do yourself, your wedding, your budget, your fiance and your family a favor and hire Carolina Event Design for your wedding!
The moment I got engaged I knew that I needed to find the perfect wedding planner who could plan and execute the wedding I Read more...
The moment I got engaged I knew that I needed to find the perfect wedding planner who could plan and execute the wedding I had been dreaming about since I was little. I contacted between 7 to 8 wedding planners and as soon as I talked to Heather, we connected right away. I soon realized how this was the best decision I made throughout the entire engagement season (with the exception of saying yes to my groom!) Heather made the entire process a DREAM. She was always available, set up and accompanied my mother and I to every vendor meeting with her incredible list of vendors and kept us excited, on budget and on target. I had a very short engagement and on top of that I wanted to have the wedding at my parents home, which complicated my wedding, but Heather and her team never complained and exceeded every expectation. I really cannot stress to future brides how extremely vital it is to have a wedding planner and how it made the entire process so precious and special. The day of the wedding was so relaxing knowing that Carolina Event Design was taking care of everything. The wedding was everything I ever wanted and more! Heather and her team even surprised my husband and I with sparkler cannons for our exit. Every time I talk about the wedding with anyone, I always rave about Carolina Event Design and their perfection, professionalism and posh style! I really can't say enough about this amazing team of people! Do yourself, your wedding, your budget, your fiance and your family a favor and hire Carolina Event Design for your wedding! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Cassie
Wedding:
8/8/2015
5.0/5.0
Heather Bryson of Carolina Event Design made my daughter's wedding a worry free occasion. My daughter lives out of town and I work a more than full time job. We knew that we would not have the time to plan a wedding and relied totally on Heather to guide us through the planning process. We also had a budget to work within and Heather provided us a beautiful wedding right on budget! We had a fabulous reception and even though the power went out while the band was playing we never knew it! Heather and staff had the power back before anyone realized it was ever out. All of the vendors that Carolina Event Design works with are awesome as well and strive to meet your vision for your special day.
Heather Bryson of Carolina Event Design made my daughter's wedding a worry free occasion. My daughter lives out of town Read more...
Heather Bryson of Carolina Event Design made my daughter's wedding a worry free occasion. My daughter lives out of town and I work a more than full time job. We knew that we would not have the time to plan a wedding and relied totally on Heather to guide us through the planning process. We also had a budget to work within and Heather provided us a beautiful wedding right on budget! We had a fabulous reception and even though the power went out while the band was playing we never knew it! Heather and staff had the power back before anyone realized it was ever out. All of the vendors that Carolina Event Design works with are awesome as well and strive to meet your vision for your special day. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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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:
1+ year ago
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
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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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
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