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Lauren & Ben’s New Bern Wedding

A Tryon Palace Wedding by New Bern Wedding Planner, The French Bee Events

Lauren and Ben tied the knot in downtown New Bern on Nov. 16, 2019. Without having to stray far from their wedding destination, they hired New Bern wedding planner, The French Bee Events, a planning and floral design service led by Anne Griggs and Christa Tarver.

With French Bee Events planning each detail at the breathtaking Tryon Palace, Lauren and Ben celebrated a day they would remember forever. Keep reading to learn all about the Heart of NC Weddings vendors and to witness the love between Lauren and Ben on their special day.

VENUE Tryon Palace

Getting Ready at The Jarvis at 220

While Anne and Christa worked their New Bern wedding planner magic on the ceremony and reception venue, Lauren and Ben got ready for the big day at The Jarvis at 220As an elegant bed and breakfast venue in New Bern, The Jarvis at 220 is also a wedding venue! Although Lauren and Ben used the venue’s getting ready suites to prepare for the big day, other couples have found The Jarvis at 220 to be perfect venue for their wedding day.

The Jarvis at 220 is not only the perfect New Bern Bed & Breakfast wedding venue. It also offers luxury packages for both newlyweds and out-of-town guests looking to stay the night. Enjoy salon-quality hair products in your shower, chocolate covered strawberries delivered to the room, and even relaxing couples massages — the perfect way to start married life!


Find the Perfect Look at Bella Bridesmaids

Looking gorgeous in her wedding dress, Lauren also wanted her bridesmaids to look their best. Lauren and her ladies went to Bella Bridesmaids in Raleigh to find dresses that would complete the wedding party look. 

They selected timeless velvet dresses designed by Two Birds. Every bride has their own unique wedding vision and style. Bella Bridesmaids is the best Triangle location to find bridesmaids dresses in any color, fabric, or style. Shopping at Bella Bridesmaids will ensure that your loved ones feel beautiful on your special day. 

VENUE Tryon Palace

Wedding Planning Made Easy by New Bern Wedding Planners 

Wedding planning can be stressful, that’s why Lauren and Ben called on one of the best New Bern wedding planners, The French Bee Events to plan their big day. Providing all-inclusive wedding design and floral services, Anne Griggs and Christa Tarver took care of table design, florals and all stationery needs for Lauren and Ben’s wedding celebration.

With two professional New Bern wedding planners at your side, your wedding worries are sure to melt away. With decades of experience between the two of them, Anne and Christa will help you build the perfect day. 

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A Royal Wedding Reception at Tryon Palace

Lauren and Ben’s wedding reception at the North Carolina History Center, a part of the historic Tryon Palace, was stunning. Also located in New Bern, and originally the state’s capital, this historic wedding venue transports guests back in time with breathtaking sculpture gardens and architecture along the riverfront.

Following a wedding ceremony at First Presbyterian Church, the New Bern wedding planners designed a chic celebration with a neutral color palette and hints of gold. Anne and Christa helped the couple’s love story shine through delicate details. The team also composed floral arrangements of greenery and pampas grass to give the wedding a fresh fall style that made the large space feel intimate. 

“We decided on a combination of tall and short arrangements for the tables,” Anne explains. “Then we brought the ceiling down by hanging an enormous grass chandelier, and finally we dropped the entire back wall to create a softer look.”


“I was truly lost for words when I saw every single detail we discussed come to life, and it was more magnificent than I could have ever imagined,” Lauren says. “Everything down to the very last second was perfection, we will forever cherish our most special night.”

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