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It’s a new year, and if you have “plan our wedding” on your list of goals for 2018, it’s time to get started! Lucky for you, I have a great opportunity if you are considering getting married in Wilmington, NC!

Every January in Wilmington, a group of hand-picked creatives gather together to fully style and create seven mock weddings that are then showcased to brides through a downtown walking tour called, Courtyards & Cobblestones, A Walk Through Wedding Row. This wedding planning and inspiration event allows you to see your potential venues all dolled up as if for a real wedding and experience your potential vendors’ work in person (and all on one afternoon)! Wedding planning doesn’t get much more fun or productive than that.

This year’s walking tour is on January 13, 2018 from 4:00-8:00pm. Then, the next morning, stick around for a Mix and Mingle Brunch on January 14th from 10:00am-noon to chat with the creatives! The weekend is a fun and relaxed opportunity to line up your vendors and gather beautiful inspiration for the design and details of your wedding.

Each of the seven venues you will tour was assigned a team of the best wedding professionals Southeastern North Carolina has to offer. These creatives then conceptualize, design, and produce fully-styled weddings and receptions for you to experience first-hand! The images you see in this post, by The Story Creative, are an example of the work you will see in person at the event (times seven!).

This event is a fabulous opportunity to bring your fiance, mom, future mother-in-law, grandmas, bridal party, and friends so that your loved ones can be a part of the planning process in a fun way! Everyone can enjoy experiencing the styled weddings and helping you dream up what your day will be like.

On the C&C Tour, you can take part in a wedding planning experience like none other with live music, table settings, flowers, lighting, cake tastings, savory samplings, beverages, photo booths and incredible giveaways from REEDS Jewelers, Pressed Cotton, Party Suppliers & Rentals, High Performance Lighting and Courtyard by Marriott Downtown Wilmington.

You’ll leave with some great goodies, and don’t forget to pick up a copy of our tenth-anniversary issue at the event!

This is one of our favorite wedding planning events of the year! And what wedding is complete without a montage video? Enjoy this styled wedding’s film from Blue Ribbon Vendor Life Stage Films!

Courtyards & Cobblestones 2018 from Life Stage Films on Vimeo.

To purchase your tickets for this year’s tour or for the C&C Mix & Mingle Brunch on January 14th, head to the Courtyards & Cobblestones site!

Last but not least, the giveaway! Enter via the widget below to win two tickets to the C&C venue tour on January 13th, two tickets to the C&C Mix & Mingle Brunch on January 14th, and a one-night stay at the Courtyard by Marriott Downtown/Historic District in Wilmington, NC. Best of luck! :)

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Photography: The Story Creative | Design and Florals: Fiore Fine Flowers | Videography: Life Stage Films | Catering: Pine Valley Market | Cakes, Pies, and Sweets: Creative Cake Design | Bartending:Mister Bartender PC | Specialty Furniture: Pomp Event Furnishings | Rentals: Party Suppliers & Rentals | Specialty Decor: Pressed Cotton | Lighting: High Performance Lighting | Jewelry: REEDS Jewelers | Paper Products: Lyndsey’s Fine Paper | Makeup: Meraki Beauty | Hair: By Melissa Kinnamon | Dress: Coastal Knot Bridal Boutique | Styling: ADG Fashion & Wedding Stylist | Hotel & Lodging: Courtyard by Marriott | Wilmington Downtown | Historic District

This post is brought to you by Courtyards & Cobblestones. Thank you for your support of the brands who make Southern Weddings possible!

Written with love by Catherine
  1. avatar India reply

    Yay! This sounds so fun. If I were to go, I’d bring my mother!

  2. avatar Skylar reply

    Sounds great! I would love to bring my mom and my boyfriend! :)

  3. avatar Emily Els reply

    Oh, I would love to road trip with lynn Els to this!

  4. avatar Janna Toruno reply

    What a fun event! Since we are having a semi-destination wedding, my fiance and I planned a trip up to visit with our parents. It was fun getting to visit our venue and rehearsal dinner venue and got some time for everyone to spend together!

  5. avatar Melissa reply

    Can’t wait for the best wedding show of the year!

  6. avatar Amanda L reply

    I would bring my best friend. She’s looking for ideas and venues and I think this would be great for us to do together.

  7. avatar Brittany Landreth reply

    Would love to attend this show. I’ve heard that it is one of the best bridal shows in the South East and so helpful!

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