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Christina and Gary
Married May 30, 2021

Hiring Addie was the BEST decision we made when planning our wedding.  She is amazing and I could not have done this without her.  I used to plan events for a living so I know how much is involved in planning/coordinating an event like a wedding (that's why I hired a planner).  She exceeded all of my expectations and more!  She was on top of EVERYTHING.  My friends commented on how relaxed I was leading up to the wedding.  I had unlimited contact with her and she always responded in a timely manner.  She provided advice when asked and always laid out my options clearly.  She also managed the challenges at our venue so that I would not have to stress about them.  I cannot explain enough, how much Addie contributed to making my big day wonderful and worry-free.  Not only is she incredibly competent in her job (she has 1000 solutions up her sleeve for any occurrence), but she was also a pleasure to work with on a weekly basis.  I felt as if I was talking to a friend whenever we were discussing details.  She was 100% worth the investment to make our day as wonderful as it could be!


Lindsay and John
Married October 7, 2022

Look no further for the most respected wedding planner in Raleigh. Addie and Michael of Dogwood Gatherings are not only wonderful people, but the key team you want running the show on your biggest day. While we were grateful to have them on our side from day one, it became most evident that we chose the best team possible when informing vendors of who our planner would be. Nothing but glowing comments and excitement to work with Addie and Michael, which let us know that they were an admired pair that we were lucky to have secured!

While the process seems daunting at first, Addie has a method that clearly works to keep all stressors to a minimum and the flow of planning just right. We really appreciated how during each meet up she would give us 2-3 achievable decisions or tasks to be settled to match our timeline. Addie has a multitude of vendor connections to match any dreamed of style or detail. She routinely checks in, confirms any areas of concern and will happily reassure you a million times exactly how all details will come into place. She plays part-time therapist, is sensitive to worries about awkward family issues and provides honest feedback on how your ideas can come to life.

On wedding day, the relief of having Addie and Michael orchestrating vendor arrival, setup and flow of events made it possible for us to fully take in every moment. They made last minute changes with grace and if there were any roadblocks, then we sure didn’t hear about them. They are truly on the couple’s side and genuinely want you to have a magical day.

We routinely reflect on how special it is that we can look back on our planning process with fondness. It was an honor to work with Dogwood Gatherings and we highly recommend their services!


Sarah and Taylor
Married January 23, 2021

There are not enough kind words to say that would appropriately comment on how wonderful working with Addie is! I don't think my wedding would have gone as smoothly without her! She made sure that I didn't have to worry, or stress, on the day of, and throughout the planning process she made sure that I was on track.

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