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Shop Local: The Best Wedding Vendors in Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill

Welcome to your trusted NC wedding planning website. Simply put, we help you shop locally for your NC wedding.

Our goal at Heart of NC Weddings is to bring joy and ease to your planning process. We hope you'll use our planning guide for weddings in Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill and Cary. Fabulous NC venues from the mountains to the coast are also featured in our vendor guide. As your NC wedding planning website, we connect you with small local businesses that we know and trust. These vendors represent a wide variety of styles and share our values of inclusivity.

While you're here, please spend some time on our inspirational blog. Enjoy the real weddings, styled shoots and planning tips that span the state of North Carolina.

NC Wedding Planning Website

Here on our NC wedding planning website, you’ll meet our recommended NC wedding vendors. These are businesses and entrepreneurs that we personally know. Therefore, we are fully confident in recommending them to you.

If you love what you see, order a copy of our magazine or view it digitally. Please note, we were known as Southern Bride & Groom for 33 years. We launched our new name, Heart of NC Weddings, in 2019.

How To Use Our Guide to Find the Best NC Wedding Vendors

It’s easy! First, sort by category of service. These are located on the “Local Vendors” page. You can also find all categories on the bottom toolbar. Then, scan the page. Click on your favorite listings, and learn more about each local vendor.

If you’re newly engaged, you’ll love our guide to the best NC wedding venues and rehearsal dinner locations. This guide is focused on Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill venues. Additionally, our guide highlights top NC wedding destinations. This includes Eastern North Carolina, as well as coastal and mountain venues. Also, our guide features top NC wedding planners, caterers, gown salons, florists, DJs and more.

A Community Magazine for Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill Weddings

We are a locally owned and operated community magazine. Our team partners with local wedding vendors to create original wedding inspiration just for you. With these collaborations, we bring you the latest wedding trends, ideas and real NC weddings. In other words, the tips and inspiration are by vendors you can book for your own day!

As a local company, Heart of NC Weddings magazine attends dozens of local events each year. This includes wedding shows, open houses, tastings and trunk shows. Register with us to learn about these upcoming events.

Remember, our team is here to help, inspire, and bring more joy to your NC wedding planning. Welcome, again, and congratulations!

– Jenna Parks, Publisher
Learn more about our story here.

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Search our website guide for the best wedding venues in Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill. Beyond the Triangle Area, our list also includes North Carolina destination venues from the mountains to the coast.

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