Know Your Pros

Reasons to Hire a Professional Wedding Vendor
Reasons to Hire a Professional Wedding V...

By Bustld Pro Team | Jun 20 2016

We get it; at some point the wedding budget is going to be tight and that fleeting thought is going to cross your mind … maybe I...

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Top-3: Why Your Wedding Photographer Should Shoot Your Engagements
Top-3: Why Your Wedding Photographer Sho...

By Rob + Kristen Photography | Jul 07 2016

Not everyone has the luxury of taking photos with their chosen wedding photographer before their wedding day (especially if the couple has chosen a de...

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Bridesmaid Luncheon Spots in Charlotte
Bridesmaid Luncheon Spots in Charlotte

By Bustld Pro Team | Aug 16 2016

Planning a bridesmaid luncheon to celebrate the ladies in your life? Check out some of our favorite spots in Charlotte: Napa on Providence: Airy...

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Who is Laurie Louis?
Who is Laurie Louis?

By Laurie Louis | Sep 07 2016

The Bustld Pro Team set down with the incredible Laurie Louis to find out who is behind the customized stationary brand Laurie Lou...

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Who is Katherine Elena Photography?
Who is Katherine Elena Photography?

By Katherine Elena Photography | Sep 13 2016

The Bustld Pro Team sat down with Katie Lee of Katherine Elena Photography to find out what drives her in her Charlotte wedding photography busin...

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Who Is Three Region Photography?
Who Is Three Region Photography?

By Three Region Photography & Lifestyle | Sep 22 2016

The Bustld Pro Team sat down with Three Region to find out what makes them the right fit for couples… For Jessica Fowler of Three Region, k...

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How To: Which Wedding Photos Should You Frame?
How To: Which Wedding Photos Should You...

By Lisa Crates Photography | Oct 03 2016

The professional photos taken at your wedding capture some of the most important moments of your special day. After a full day, from pre-ceremony prep...

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Know Your Pro: Rob + Kristen Photography
Know Your Pro: Rob + Kristen Photography

By Rob + Kristen Photography | Oct 19 2016

The Bustld team chatted weddings with Kristen and Rob Tesar to find out what inspires them and makes them the perfect fit for couples … Rob...

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The Ultimate Wedding Destination: Charlotte
The Ultimate Wedding Destination: Charlo...

By Something Perfect Weddings | Oct 24 2016

I’m sort of from Charlotte, which is something that I think so many people can relate to. I’ve been here long enough that it’s home...

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Know Your Pro: Peak Limo
Know Your Pro: Peak Limo

By Peak Limo | Nov 01 2016

Bustld sat down with the co-owner of Peak Limo, Faith Glasgow, to learn more about how they help couples on wedding day. It all started in New York...

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Know Your Pro: Back Seat Photography
Know Your Pro: Back Seat Photography

By Amanda Moss Photography | Nov 29 2016

We sat down with the upbeat owner of Back Seat Photography, Amanda Moss, to find out what makes her click with her couples … Amanda Moss ha...

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Know Your Pro: Dominica Clementi of Nona’s Sweets
Know Your Pro: Dominica Clementi of Nona...

By Nona's Sweets Bakery Cafe | Dec 08 2016

We sat down with Dominica Clementi of Nona’s Sweets to chat about cakes (YUM!) and weddings. Their bakery features recipes that have been handed...

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Know Your Pros: Cassie Leigh Photography
Know Your Pros: Cassie Leigh Photography

By Cassie Leigh Photography | Dec 22 2016

The Bustld team sat down with the adorable, fun-loving (and incredibly talented) Cassie Leigh to learn about what makes them stand out as the right fi...

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Top-10: How to Have a Stress-Free Wedding
Top-10: How to Have a Stress-Free Weddin...

By Samantha Laffoon Photography | Mar 22 2017

Today, Samantha Laffoon Photography is sharing her top-10 tips for a smooth, stress-free wedding with images you will love. We've been photogr...

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Styled Shoots v. Real Weddings
Styled Shoots v. Real Weddings

By Bustld Pro Team | Aug 31 2017

Oh how we love Pinterest and all the pretty images it produces. But have you ever stopped to think about what exactly you are looking at? Are the imag...

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Know Your Pro: Meet Erin Henigan
Know Your Pro: Meet Erin Henigan

By E. Henigan Studios | Oct 11 2017

It definitely runs in the family for Erin Henigan of E. Henigan Studios (and “it” is definitely talent). The wedding photographer extraord...

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Know Your Pro: Brandon Alley of Bunn DJ Charlotte
Know Your Pro: Brandon Alley of Bunn DJ...

By Bunn DJ Company Charlotte | Jan 10 2018

Believe the hype – Bunn DJ Company is as incredible as you’ve heard. Their team’s ability to blend a high level of professionalism w...

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Know Your Pro: Meet Amy Ellis
Know Your Pro: Meet Amy Ellis

By Amy Ellis Photography | Jan 17 2018

It’s not very often you hear a photographer say that photography is not the priority on wedding day. But that’s exactly how Amy Ellis feel...

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Know Your Pro: Dee Wood
Know Your Pro: Dee Wood

By The Ballantyne Hotel and Lodge | Feb 21 2018

The Ballantyne Hotel and Lodge is a unique wedding venue in South Charlotte that offers an 18-hole golf course, outdoor event space and a full-se...

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Know Your Pro: Carla Ballard
Know Your Pro: Carla Ballard

By Precious Times Events, LLC. Events | May 02 2018

A hopeless romantic, Carla Ballard of Precious Time Events loves every moment of being a Charlotte wedding planner – the romance, the love, the...

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Know Your Pro: Caroline Placey
Know Your Pro: Caroline Placey

By The Stockroom At 230 | Feb 28 2018

Three unique spaces, each with a blank canvas, is why Caroline Placey, the event logistics coordinator at All Saints Chapel, The Stockroom 230 and The...

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Know Your Pro: Anne Marie Gaines
Know Your Pro: Anne Marie Gaines

By AMGDesign Co | Mar 07 2018

Your wedding invitation is your wedding’s first impression, and we all know that first impressions make a huge difference. Which is why working...

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Know Your Pro: Kate Pope
Know Your Pro: Kate Pope

By Kate Pope Photography | Mar 07 2018

It’s not just about being a great photographer for Kate Pope (although she is!), it’s also about being a skilled and valuable member of th...

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Know Your Pro: Vanessa Ray
Know Your Pro: Vanessa Ray

By Vanessa Ray Photography Photography | May 02 2018

As a newlywed herself, Vanessa Ray truly understands the importance of capturing a day that will never happen again with the same people present under...

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Know Your Pro: Meet Corkbuzz’s Julia Riddle
Know Your Pro: Meet Corkbuzz’s Julia Rid...

By Corkbuzz Charlotte | Jun 27 2018

Creating a tailored wine experience for every individual is Corkbuzz’s specialty. Julia Riddle, the company’s marketing manager, shar...

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Know Your Pro: Audrey Priel of Rose Trail Images
Know Your Pro: Audrey Priel of Rose Trai...

By Rose Trail Images | Jun 27 2018

The vivacious personality behind Rose Trail Images, Audrey Priel, never dreamt of becoming a photographer, let alone a wedding photographer. But when...

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Know Your Pro: Ariel Kaitlin
Know Your Pro: Ariel Kaitlin

By Ariel Kaitlin Photography | Jul 18 2018

It’s not every day you meet a photographer who is also a scientist… let alone two… but that’s the story of Alex and Ariel of...

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Know Your Pro: Chestnut and Vine’s Erin McCauley
Know Your Pro: Chestnut and Vine’s Erin...

By Chestnut & Vine Day of Wedding Coordination | Aug 01 2018

Planning a wedding is hard. That’s why Chestnut and Vine’s owner and lead coordinator Erin McCauley makes sure each of her couples have th...

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Know Your Pro: Jennifer Haygood of J. B. Haygood Photography
Know Your Pro: Jennifer Haygood of J. B....

By J.B. Haygood Photography | Nov 01 2018

You might wonder if a wedding photographer who has been in business since 2009 still cries at weddings? For Jennifer Haygood, the owner of J. B. Haygo...

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Know Your Pro: Rebecca Hoeckele of Honeysuckle Events
Know Your Pro: Rebecca Hoeckele of Honey...

By Honeysuckle Events | Dec 19 2018

How sweet is it when your wedding planner is so in tune with your vision that she seems to be reading your mind? Clients of Honeysuckle Events —...

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Know Your Pro: Amy Kolodziej of Sunshower Photography
Know Your Pro: Amy Kolodziej of Sunshowe...

By Sunshower Photography | Jan 16 2019

A career where she gets to work with people on the happiest day of their lives is a full 360 from Amy Kolodziej’s previous career in criminal ju...

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Know Your Pro: Cassie Hiatt of Little Eye Film Co.
Know Your Pro: Cassie Hiatt of Little Ey...

By Little Eye Film Co | Jan 23 2019

Creating is living for Cassie Hiatt, the owner of Little Eye Film Co.  Which is no surprise given her gorgeous videos and her passion for co...

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Know Your Pro: Erica Greenwold Reisen of Folie A Deux
Know Your Pro: Erica Greenwold Reisen of...

By Folie à Deux Events | Jan 23 2019

Approaching weddings through a feminist lens while rethinking traditions is what sparked Erica Greenwold Reisen to start her wedding planning business...

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Know Your Pro: Brittany Sisk of Inspired Life
Know Your Pro: Brittany Sisk of Inspired...

By Inspired Life AVL | Jan 23 2019

It was in Brittany Sisk’s blood to become a wedding photographer. After all, wedding photography was a family business for generations. Her chil...

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Know Your Pro: Kelli Albro of Catering by Design
Know Your Pro: Kelli Albro of Catering b...

By Catering By Design | Jan 16 2019

Attention to detail and a caring staff are just two of the things that have made Catering by Design a go-to in Raleigh since 2000 for catering and mad...

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Know Your Pro: Kylie Schwartz of Sweet N’ Southern Events
Know Your Pro: Kylie Schwartz of Sweet N...

By Sweet N' Southern Events | Jan 30 2019

Helping others has always been a passion for Kylie Schwartz of Sweet N’ Southern Events. Transitioning from the world of nursing to event p...

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Know Your Pro: Kevin Holland of Personal Weddings of NC
Know Your Pro: Kevin Holland of Personal...

By Personal Weddings of NC | Feb 13 2019

The wedding ceremony says a lot about who you are as a couple and how you value your relationship so creating something that’s very persona...

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Know Your Pro: Kara McCoy of Kara Anne + Co.
Know Your Pro: Kara McCoy of Kara Anne +...

By Kara Anne + Co | Feb 13 2019

Creating a consistent wedding design is a big priority for almost every engaged couple – and that is what Kara McCoy of Kara Anne + Co spec...

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Know Your Pro: Brittany Fink of Brittany Anne’s Rentals
Know Your Pro: Brittany Fink of Brittany...

By Brittany Anne's Handcrafted Event Rentals | Feb 20 2019

A rental company that is truly the Pinterest dream makers sounds right up our alley! Brittany Fink of Brittany Anne’s Rentals wanted t...

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Know Your Pro: Ashanta Staten of But A Moment Photography
Know Your Pro: Ashanta Staten of But A M...

By But a Moment Photography | Feb 20 2019

A picture tells a story long after there is anyone left to tell it. These are the words that inspire Ashanta Staten of But A Moment Photography w...

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Know Your Pro: Norelle Baker of Makeup by Norelle B
Know Your Pro: Norelle Baker of Makeup b...

By Makeup by Norelle B | Mar 06 2019

Making sure her client’s are educated and glam is what Norelle Baker of Makeup by Norelle B loves about being a makeup artist.  ...

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Know Your Pro: J. Major’s Bridal Boutique
Know Your Pro: J. Major’s Bridal Boutiqu...

By J. Major's Bridal Boutique | Mar 13 2019

Our team set down and chatted all things bridal gowns with Courtney Glenn, co-owner, and Rachel Crist, director of marketing, at J. Major’s...

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Know Your Pro: Emily Siezar Lopez at Relic Vintage Rentals
Know Your Pro: Emily Siezar Lopez at Rel...

By Relic Vintage Rentals | Mar 13 2019

Finding unique pieces to make your wedding vision come together, at an affordable price, is exactly what Emily Siezar Lopez set out to do when sh...

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Know Your Pro: Andrea and Joseph Sides of Connection Photography
Know Your Pro: Andrea and Joseph Sides o...

By Connection Photography | Apr 17 2019

Realizing their passion to tell stories in any form is what pushed Andrea and Joseph Sides to create Connection Photography 10 years ago. Their love f...

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Know Your Pro: Meg & Corey Easterday of Easterday Creative
Know Your Pro: Meg & Corey Easterday of...

By Easterday Creative | Apr 24 2019

From elopements on the edge of a rock to huge family-focused weddings, Meg and Corey Easterday of Easterday Creative love meeting really awesome...

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Know Your Pro: Beth Williams of Wicked Sweet Cakes
Know Your Pro: Beth Williams of Wicked S...

By Wicked Sweet Cakes | Apr 24 2019

It started as a search for the perfect Elmo cake for her son’s second birthday. Next thing you know, 20 years later, Beth Williams is the guru (...

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Know Your Pro: Olivia Douglas of Quilt & Color Photography
Know Your Pro: Olivia Douglas of Quilt &...

By Quilt & Color | May 15 2019

Witnessing a first look is one of the most powerful things Olivia Douglas of Quilt & Color Photography has ever seen. And being a part of mom...

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Know Your Pro: Abbie Blair Photography
Know Your Pro: Abbie Blair Photography

By Abbie Blair Photography | May 29 2019

The passion for photography came out of a small gift from her grandfather for Abbie Blair. After receiving a DSLR camera from him, she started researc...

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Know Your Pro: Jenny Elliott of Jenny’s Projects
Know Your Pro: Jenny Elliott of Jenny’s...

By Jenny's Projects Floral Design | May 22 2019

The first time you talk to Jenny Elliott of Jenny’s Projects you will immediately feel like you have known her for years. That warmth carri...

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