23+ Sweet Wedding Blogs for Carolina Couples

Congrats... you're engaged!

You've shared the news and popped the champagne. The engaged life is good.

Now that you're in the planning stages you will no doubt be scouring magazines and the web for all things wedding. While there are SO many places to find inspiration from weddings all over the US (and beyond), I realized there wasn't exactly an easy-to-find list of Southern wedding blogs - specifically written by bloggers and pros located in the Carolinas. 

So I thought it was about time there was a central list of blogs run by the very pros who pull together the beautiful Carolina weddings and the local bloggers that cover them. 

Many of the blogs listed below showcase REAL weddings at venues you may have already toured or hidden gems you may not have even heard of. Aside from the real weddings at local venues you'll also find oodles of wedding DIYs and useful resources - just like you'll find here on our blog.

Aside from wedding inspiration galore, you may even save yourself a little time hunting down some of the pros on your list like the photographer or florist. And the best part? If you fall in love with your dream wedding on one of these blogs, you already know that wedding planner and all the other vendors are right at your fingertips. They're so close you might even bump into them at the coffee shop. Literally. 

I'll be adding more as quickly as I discover them so check back regularly! If you have an active wedding blog here in the Carolinas, get in touch to be added to this growing list!


23+ Sweet Wedding Blogs for Carolina Couples

CREDITS: Photographer: Kelsey Nelson Photography | Event Planning: Magnolia Grove Weddings and Events | Staging: Minted Spaces | Invitations and Calligraphy: Raleigh Calligraphy | Art work and Pouches: Shelby Dillon Studios


Carolina Magazine | BLOG: http://www.thecarolinasmagazine.com/blog

By: Carl and Michelle Butler, bloggers/publishers in Jacksonville, NC

Discover: Wedding and travel inspiration that speaks directly to North and South Carolinians.


Emily Katherine Events | BLOG: https://emilykatherineevents.com/blog/

BY: Emily Thomas, an event planner in Durham, NC

Discover: Real local weddings


Raleigh Calligraphy & Design | BLOG: www.raleighcalligraphy.com/blog/

By: Tiffany Harris, a designer/calligrapher in Raleigh, NC

Discover: Helpful wedding tips, drool worthy DIYs, gorgeous styled shoots and oodles of pretty writing.


Kelsey Nelson Photography | BLOG: http://kelsey-nelson.com/blog/

By: Kelsey Nelson, a photographer in Raleigh, NC

Discover: Real weddings and engagement shoots.


Magnolia Grove Wedding and Events | www.idomagnolia.com/blog

By: Meagan Graddy, an event planner in Wilson, NC

Discover: Real weddings and party planning tips


J Parker Photography | BLOG: https://www.jparkerphotos.com/blog

By: Whitney, a photographer in Raleigh, NC

Discover: Real weddings, engagement shoots and some portraits.


Rowan Lane Events | BLOG: www.rowanlaneevents.com/blog

BY: Kaitlin Briggs Stammetti, event planner in Raleigh, NC 

Discover: Real weddings and tons of helpful wedding tips and tricks.


Rose Trail Images | BLOG: https://www.rosetrailimages.com/blog/

BY: Audrey Priel, a photographer in Rolesville, NC

Discover: Real weddings mixed with Mitzvahs and Families.


The Durham Bride | BLOG: www.thedurhambride.com

BY: Tiffany Englert, an event planner in Durham, NC

Discover: All things wedding in Bull City.


McCardell Photography | http://mccardellphotography.com/blog

BY: Jonathan and Renee McCardell, photographers in Greensboro, NC

Discover: Real weddings


Ariel Kaitlin Photography | BLOG: http://arielkaitlin.com/blog/

BY: Ariel Kaitlin, a photographer in Raleigh, NC

Discover: Real weddings and engagement sessions


Cathy Anna Events | BLOG: CathyAnnaEvents.wordpress.com

By: Cathy Anna, an event planner in Oxford, NC

Discover: Real weddings


Folie à Deux Events | BLOG: www.folieadeuxevents.com/blog

BY: Erica, an event planner in Chapel Hill, NC

Discover: Real weddings and planning tips


Beauty & the Budget Events | www.beautybudgetevents.com/blog

BY: Stephanie Milosh, an event planner in Raleigh, NC

Discover: a Christian faith-based approach to weddings and finances. 


VMA Photography Studios | BLOG: https://www.vmaphotographystudios.com/journals-videos/

BY: Aaron Lurie, a photographer in Raleigh, NC

Discover: Real weddings, behind the scenes and heartfelt commentary. 


Caitlin Gregory | BLOG: http://caitlingregoryphotography.com/blog/

BY: Caitlin Gregory, a photographer in the Triad of NC

Discover: Real weddings and a peek inside her photography business.


Story & Rhythm | BLOG: http://www.storyandrhythm.com/blog

BY: Tosha and Brian, a photographer and a DJ in Raleigh, NC

Discover: Weddings, photography and lifestyle posts


Stephen Alexander Photography | BLOG: https://www.stephenealexander.com/blog/

By: Stephen Alexander, a photographer in Holly Springs, NC

Discover: Weddings Hilights and Tips for Couples and Photographers.


Sharon Ashlie Photography | BLOG: www.sharonashlie.com/blog

By: Sharon Ruab, a photographer in Fayetteville, NC

Discover: a mix of wedding photography and fun personal posts


Southern Star | BLOG: https://www.southernstarcelebrates.com/blog/

BY: Southern Star Venue in Raleigh, NC

Discover: Real events at the venue and helpful wedding tips.


AO & JO Photography | BLOG: http://www.aojophotography.com/blog

BY: Adrian Outlaw and Jennifer Outlaw, photographers in Raleigh, NC

Discover: Real weddings showcased in photography and film.


Kate Cherry Photography | BLOG: www.katecherry.com/blog

BY: Kate Cherry, a photographer in Raleigh, NC

Discover: A collection of real weddings and portraits 


Stress Free Bride | BLOG: www.stressfreebrides.com

BY: Hope Venetta, an event planner in Raleigh, NC

Discover: Stress free wedding planning 


Love Cake | BLOG: https://www.lovecakenc.com/blog-1

BY: Kristina Frati Solloway, a wedding cake maker in Raleigh, NC

Discover: Real wedding cakes and cake related topics


Essence Events | BLOG: https://www.essenceevents.co/blog

BY: Alicia Eatmon, an event planner in Raleigh, NC

Discover: a budding blog from a local planner.


Reverend Kayelily Middleton | BLOG: http://raleighweddingblog.blogspot.com/?m=1

BY: Kayelily Middleton, a Reverend in Raleigh, NC

Discover: Real weddings


World Class Wedding Venues | BLOG: http://www.worldclassweddingvenues.com/blog/

BY: Renae Broderick- Hill, venue manager Raleigh, NC

Discover: Real weddings hosted at their many venues both locally and globally.


All Around Raleigh DJ | BLOG: http://www.allaroundraleighdj.com/about.../local-djs-blog/

BY: Eric Hodgden, a DJ in Raleigh, NC

Discover: Real weddings and playlist tips


Joy-Filled Ceremonies | BLOG:  http://www.annmckenzie.net/blog/

BY: Ann McKenzie, an interfaith wedding minister in Raleigh, NC

Discover: topics on ceremonies, marriage licenses and other frequently asked questions.


Red Bridge Photo | BLOG: www.redbridgephoto.com

BY: Rebecca Faulk, a photographer in Raleigh, NC

Discover: Real weddings, engagements and portraits