Hey, everyone, I'm Ashley! I am the proud owner of Charming Carolina Events and Weddings, a Certified Wedding Planner through The Bridal Society, and a North Carolina girl, through and through, who believes Southern charm goes a long way.
After graduating with my MEd and starting a career as an elementary teacher, I soon realized I had a true love and passion for the weddings and event industry. As a serious organizer and planner, I know that creating one-a-kind moments suits my meticulous and outgoing personality. I love to craft the details that make every celebration a unique experience, and I live for the hug and 'thank you' at the end of each event. It makes my planner's heart skip a beat!
Charming Carolina Events and Weddings is a full service, family-based, event planning company based in Winston-Salem, North Carolina specializing in a modern, streamlined approach. Charming Carolina was founded in 2013 and produces events for clients who enjoy the planning process but recognize that passing the details on to a certified professional is essential to enjoying the event. From weddings to non-profit galas, Charming Carolina Events and Weddings makes sure each moment is produced with excellence – from the first consultation to the last guest departing.
Owner & Lead Planner
Hey, y'all, I'm Teri! I am a founding member of CC, a Certified Wedding Planner through the Bridal Society, and am lucky enough to have always called the Old North State 'home'. I have a background in accounting, design, and teaching (whew, that's a lot!), and when the three are combined, they give me the opportunity and experience to create something truly magical!
I love puzzles, and consider myself a problem-solver who tackles potential obstacles before they arise. Must be my keen 'mom sense'! I enjoy each opportunity to be able to get to know our couples and their stories. Building relationships with my couples and seeing their event through from beginning to end are the moments I live for!
Hey, I'm Shelley, and I am the CC Associate Planner Extraordinaire! I have an art degree from WCU (go catamounts!), and I enjoy design, fashion, and fun textures! My adorable dog, Dawson, is pretty cute too, and I definitely plan on him being in my wedding one day!
Since joining the CC team, my love for style, design, and beautifying event spaces has been refined. I love being a part of the process of taking an idea and turning it into an event that is a reflection of the individual or couple. Although I feel most at home on the design side of the planning process, at the end of the day, I enjoy witnessing the bond between two people and being able to have a backstage pass to one of the best moments in peoples' lives.
What an honor! Head over to our Connect page and fill out the form so that we can schedule your complimentary consultation and start your wedding or event planning experience right away!
Yes, CC is fully insured.
Yes! CC is based out of the Winston-Salem area and available for travel both nationally and internationally. We love adventures, especially when they revolve around two people who are madly in love. Additional travel-related expenses may apply.
All packages require a 50% non-refundable deposit in order to secure your date and begin the actual planning process. The remaining 50% can be broken into two payments: the second payment 12 weeks before your event and the final payment 4 weeks before your event. We use a great online payment tool that makes it easy!
A planner who charges a percentage of your total wedding budget is not trying to save you money where vendors are concerned. We charge all our clients a flat or hourly fee (depending on service). We have your best interest in mind to find you professional vendors that fit in your taste, needs, and budget. Also, any vendor discounts we are able to negotiate are always passed on to you and never pocketed ourselves.
We prefer to work with vendors from our Preferred Vendors List because we know that they offer quality service and are highly reputable; however, we are not against working with vendors that are not on our list. We just need to know who your vendors are and/or who you are thinking about hiring so we can give you honest feedback. We want the best of the best for your day!
On the day of your event, you will have a Certified Lead Planner and an Associate Planner. If both Certified Lead Planners are available on the day of your event, you will have two lead planners.
Charming Carolina works exclusively for you, while a venue coordinator works for the venue. We are in charge of assisting you in finalizing details and coordinating your big day. We not only manage vendors and set out your personal touches, but we make sure the entire production of your event runs smoothly. Most importantly, our role is to have an eye on every moving piece including the venue, to ensure the day is seamless.
We are honest, detail-oriented, and have a strong work ethic which makes Charming Carolina Events and Weddings a planning powerhouse! At CC, we care deeply about providing you peace of mind on the day of your event or wedding. In being relationship driven, we don’t just focus on your event - we focus on YOU!