we love what we do. 

we love 
what we do. 

stress. worries. frustration. you won't give any of that a second thought.

We have a passion for having fun and making others happy. Given these two things, it's no wonder we all chose weddings as our 'job.' Weddings are one of the happiest days of our lives, full of joy and tradition and meaningful moments when two families come together. Your happiness truly is our passion and reason for doing what we do. We are here for you, literally. 

Distance is nothing. 

Planning from out of state? We've helped brides from all across the country. As far as California, booking everything sight-unseen, to be more specific. Communication is key and we can promise that you'll never feel alone in planning and bringing your dream to life. Although we are based in Eastern North Carolina, we are up for travel. If you want to plan a destination wedding somewhere else, we're all in. 

experience is everything.

We've been coordinating events across the Carolina coast since 2010. Hundreds of events, of all shapes, sizes and styles. Our experience and knowledge grow with each passing day and we are proud to share that with you. Years of connections with vendors, every snafu and tangle you can think of has tried to wrinkle our best laid plans, and every weather condition the Carolina skies have to offer has been thrown our way.  When it comes to seamlessly bringing events together, we've been called "perfection-making super ninjas." Nothing better than that! 

FULL SERVICE PLANNING, COORDINATION, EVENT & FLORAL DESIGN
STARTING AT $3,500

FULL SERVICE planning, coordination, EVENT & FLORAL DESIGN
starting at $3,500

Dreaming of a breathtaking wedding, a fun rehearsal dinner, a romantic anniversary party? Do you have a checklist of things you’d love to make happen, and not really sure how? Are you merging two different traditions and customs, and don’t know how? We get it. Planning one of the most important days of your life and is a lot to take on. If you need us to take care of everything, from the big things to the small details, this all-inclusive package is for you

The Knot package is great for busy and long-distance couples. It includes planning and designing by an expert. You can have as much say as you want in the process, while receiving professional advice. We’ll answer all of your questions, and together we’ll make that day everything you dreamed it would be. This package includes recommendations, styling/design, scheduling visits, meetings and coordination. We’ll help you make financial decisions and book the venues and services you need. We’ll accompany you on site visits and vendor meetings, and fall in love with your dream as much as you have.

Our expertise in wedding design, planning, & coordination allows for you, your fiance, and your families to genuinely enjoy your engagement while we take care of all of the details. Our team will build your event budget, execute & manage vendor contracts, and source the inspired materials to create an event that will leave a memorable impact on you, your families, and your guests. 

" the knot "
Level 3

•  Unlimited communication via phone, email, & text
•  Unlimited design & planning meetings
•  Vendor selection & contract management
•  Budget management
• Accommodation & transportation assistance

•  Event timeline creation & vendor coordination
•  Final vendor confirmations two weeks prior to event
•  Full setup and breakdown of event 
•  Floor plan and menu planning assistance

• Etiquette guidance throughout planning process
• Distribution of final payments and gratuities to vendors at event as needed
• Secure all gifts and personal items at end of event
•  Unlimited hours of direction on day of event
•  Emergency Kit on hand at all times

with a commitment to a minimum floral purchase of $2000 
This package WILL ALSO include:

• Event Design Inspiration Board. Color Palette, style recommendations, & rental recommendations 

• Event and Floral Design Proposal to help perfect your vision

package includes the following: 

package includes the following:

WITH A COMMITMENT TO A MINIMUM FLORAL PURCHASE OF $2000,
THIS PACKAGE WILL ALSO INCLUDE:

Shared Planning, Event &
Floral Design
starting at $2,400

Have a few things planned, but need help with the rest? We can keep your calendar on track and help make your vision a reality.  The Buoy Package is a great package for a couple who needs a professional to fill in the gaps.

This package is optimal for clients who want to be involved in the process, but need help bringing all of the details together into a seamless event. Our expert guidance will help lead the way. If you’ve decided on some of the details, or you’re just beginning the process, we can help you lock in the perfect venue and meet the right vendors. We’ll keep you on track to get everything completed on time. We’ll be your go-to throughout the process, whenever you need us. Tell us about your dream, and we’ll make it come true!

This package is perfect for the couple who has a busy schedule and creative ideas, yet need a professional to elevate, inspire, and source the design elements and vendors for their wedding. Professional planning guidance, timeline construction, and vendor contract coordination are elements of this package which alleviate stress associated with the planning. Then, on the wedding day, relax and enjoy the peace of mind that comes from our esteemed team of coordinators who will handle every last detail! 

" the buoy "
Level 2

•  5 hours of Planning Meetings. In person or phone
•  Unlimited Email Communication
•  Custom Vendor Recommendations and Contract Management
•  Event Timeline Creation & Vendor Coordination

• Final vendor confirmations two weeks prior to event
• Full setup and breakdown of event
• Floor plan and menu planning assistance
• Secure all gifts and personal items at end of event

package includes the following: 

• Distribution of final payments and gratuities to vendors at event as needed
•  Unlimited hours of direction on day of event
•  Emergency Kit on hand at all times

with a commitment to a minimum floral purchase of $2000 
This package WILL ALSO include:

WITH A COMMITMENT TO A MINIMUM FLORAL PURCHASE OF $2000,
THIS PACKAGE WILL ALSO INCLUDE:

package includes the following:

WITH A COMMITMENT TO A MINIMUM FLORAL PURCHASE OF $2000,
THIS PACKAGE WILL ALSO INCLUDE:

• Event Design Inspiration Board. Color Palette, style recommendations, & rental recommendations 

• Event and Floral Design Proposal to help perfect your vision

partial planning
starting at $1,600

Perhaps you have just about everything planned, but a nagging thought is keeping you up at night. What if something goes wrong? The only thing you should have to focus on during your wedding is how much love you feel for your partner — not worrying about the cake arriving on time or lining up the wedding party. Your Mom or Aunt shouldn't have to worry with it either.

The Anchor Package is great for the couple who is nearly done planning their event or wedding, but needs professional help to manage execution and details, while solving any problems that may arise. We've perfected the art of last-minute changes, unforeseen situations, weather curveballs, and so much in between. We’ll take care of it all.

We’ll start working closely with you four to six weeks prior to the event and create a day-of timeline. We’ll confirm details with vendors and tie up loose ends to ensure your day goes as smoothly as possible. We’ll even set up and break down wedding and décor items, leaving you and your loved ones to enjoy your new union or milestone. You’ve worked hard to make this day wonderful, and we’re here to support you and handle everything on your special day.

" the anchor "
level one

•  3 hours of Planning Meetings. In person or phone
•  Event Timeline Creation & Vendor Coordination
•  Access to our Preferred Vendors list

package includes the following: 

• Final vendor confirmations two weeks prior to event
• Full setup and breakdown of event
 

•  Ceremony Rehearsal coverage
•  Ceremony & Reception coordination
•  Emergency Kit on hand at all times

package includes the following:

a-la-carte services

" loose ends "

"A-La-Carte" items and special events are priced based on time and event requirements. Please get in touch with us and tell us a little about what we can do for you, and we'll happily give you a cost estimate.

•  Hourly Consultations
•  Timeline Creation
•  Event Design
•  Ceremony and reception Floor plan
•  Engagement party
•  Wedding shower
•  Rehearsal dinner
•  Anniversary party

•  Birthday party
•  Corporate events
•  Floral Design  
•  Out-of-town guest arrangements
•  Addressing Save the Date cards
•  Addressing invitations
•  Custom Backdrop Designs

love notes from past couples

" love notes "
from past couples

real, honest feedback from past clients.

"Zena was such a big help during the whole process! I dont know how couples get married without a Wedding Coordinator. We loved how she really helped us through normally easy steps (cutting the cake, throwing the bouquet, etc) because this was our first (and last) time getting married! She even brought help with her on the Wedding day to make sure that everything was taken care of. I would highly recommend Zena to all Brides! Thanks!"
-Heather and Chad

"It was wonderful to have such a great person there to ensure we didn't need to worry about anything. We are so glad and pleased that we a had beautiful location and great vendors! Zena was a wonderful coordinator! I couldn't imagine the stress I would have felt if we hadn't had her there making sure our wedding turned out perfectly! Thank you so much!"
-Layla and Dustin

"We were thrilled when our daughter chose to be married on the windswept, sandy shores of Emerald Isle, NC because we live near the sugar-white shores of the Gulf of Mexico in southern Alabama and had never been to the Outer Banks. Planning a wedding for a destination that was 13 hours and hundreds of miles away was a daunting task but Zena was there for us every step of the way both before and during the wedding. She provided us with the names of all the vendors and set up appointments with them when we visited. They were all first class and thanks to Zena, we were able to give our daughter an elegant, magical beach wedding dreams are made of! I have a guardian angel and her name is Zena!"
- Robin, Mother of the Bride

"We were very upset when we learned the day before our wedding that we would not be able to have it as planned at the beautiful house we had rented for the week because of tropical storm Andrea. Zena was immediately on the phone with us, our vendors, and different possibilities for venues. They made sure everything ran smoothly and we created amazing memories on our wedding day! Zena saved our wedding day!"
-Rachel, Bride

"I think retaining your services for coordinating the wedding was the best decision we made. Even though it was a small wedding, there were many things that had to be handled prior to the actual ceremony. Your experience was certainly helpful thru all the organizing and planning. Thanks to your efforts , everything was perfect including the venue, catering, setup (inside and outside). Thanks again."
-John, Father of the Bride

"I cannot thank you enough for all you have done.  You have been the absolute best in planning and keeping everything together. I'm positive we wouldn't have made it without your help, encouragement and wittiness. You are wonderful."
-Meagan and Tyler

"Zena is the absolute best! Her help was utterly invaluable at every step of the wedding planning process. We planned our NC wedding from NYC and could not have done it without her help! The day of the wedding she and her staff were like perfect-making super ninjas. They managed every detail to perfection. I can't recommend her strongly enough!"
 - Jennifer and Robert

"I truly don't know what we would've done without Zena to help plan our wedding!! We were so overwhelmed with all of the choices and Zena did such an amazing job at helping us choose the best options for our budget! Our wedding was absolutely magical and I give Zena the credit for helping our day come together as smoothly as it did! You won't be disappointed in your choice to have Zena help plan your big day!"
 - Fallin and Cory

"Celebration Cottage was an absolute dream! We took a chance booking from California without seeing the venue or meeting any of the people (crazy). The venue is beautifully done. The people are incredible and made the whole process easy and beautiful. Zena is incredible, Denise is a gem and we could not have been happier with the whole crew. 
Food was great, servers were the best, Aimee was on top of everything. 
We couldnt have been happier with our wedding day."
 - Claire and Randall

"Celebration Cottage was an absolute dream! We took a chance booking from California without seeing the venue or meeting any of the people (crazy). The venue is beautifully done. The people are incredible and made the whole process easy and beautiful. Zena is incredible, Denise is a gem and we could not have been happier with the whole crew. Food was great, servers were the best, Aimee was on top of everything. We couldnt have been happier with our wedding day."
 - Claire and Randall

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