We’ve seen firsthand how stressful wedding planning can be. Meeting with vendors, coordinating schedules, mailing invitations to everyone on your list; you can get lost in the logistics and forget what your special day is all about. That’s why husband and wife team Addie and Michael Thompson started Dogwood Gatherings and Events in Cary, North Carolina. Their innovative approach to wedding planning takes away the stress and worry of planning, allowing you to focus on family, friends, and the love you share. With over 250 luxury events under their belt, Addie and Michael take on many titles and responsibilities to ensure high quality festivities and an ideal atmosphere for your life-changing ceremony. 

Essential Planning

For most comfort and ease, Dogwood Gatherings is intended for couples who would like help with all areas of planning, from vendor recommendations to design and venue coordination. What sets them apart is their commitment to a cohesive event, with every detail working to serve your vision. Addie and Michael work directly with you every step of the way, giving monthly alerts and meeting with vendors to find the perfect fit for all your floral, food service, and musical needs. And the planning begins right when you sign your contract, so they waste no time at all! You’ll immediately get their recommended vendors and list of preferred providers of design and entertainment services. You can also rest assured that every expense will stay within or even under your budget. Dogwood Gathering has the simple goal of making their services worth your time and money, while elevating your concept and making your dream a reality.

Day of Inventory

We think the most interesting and alluring thing that Dogwood Gatherings offers in their Essential Planning packages is their “Day of Inventory.” This is a generous offering of many essential items for the day of your event, such as signage, table numbers, vases, lanterns, and drink dispensers. In our experience, couples are relieved by the immediate access to these items and thankful that Dogwood has every little detail covered. Their team also takes care of the set-up and the break-down, so all your family and friends have to do is celebrate. The inventory is a wide offering, allowing for customization and personalized selection to match your style and concept. Choose the bubble machine for a magic touch as you walk down the aisle, or pick between olive green, ivory, or dusty blue table runners for your reception. Any and all pieces are included in your planning package, and are high quality items that work to ensure class and elegance. We especially love Addie and Michael’s approach to affordable luxuries and total commitment to providing for their clients in every way.

Why use Dogwood Gatherings and Events?

Dogwood Gatherings is ideal for couples looking for a trusted team to handle the planning and iron out the details. For quick and seamless arrangements and reliable vendors, their team always comes through and provides an elegant and unforgettable evening. Addie and Michael are some of the best we’ve ever seen, and working alongside such a powerful married team is always a delight. We’re proud to team up with them every chance we get!