The Upchurch

Built in 1905, the Upchurch-Williams property embodies the rich history and natural beauty of North Carolina, restored and designed with care for your meaningful celebration. Our venue harmoniously blends modern and classic, setting the scene to tell your story. Our historic venue features multiple curated spaces throughout the 7-acre property. The Upchurch House and Patio, The Magnolia Lawn, and The Conservatory have each been carefully restored and artfully designed to provide an unforgettable backdrop for your historic moments. The beauty and ease of your event experience is woven into every detail of The Upchurch, from the thoughtful design of the property to our passionate staff to our magnificent in-house caterer. Let us be a part of your story.
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Simply Blush Bridal Hello, We are Simply Blush Bridal! We are here to welcome you like family during this exciting time and we promise to make your experience everything you’ve ever dreamed and more. Our dresses range from $1,200- $4,000 and we carry a wide range of designers from Maggie Sottero and Rebecca Ingram to Christina Wu and we can’t forget our own private collection, Marie Nicolette, curated specifically for our brides! We have over 400 unique gowns, so you are sure to find your dream dress in our selection— no matter your style! Hope to see you soon!
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Sparklers Online

Wedding sparklers can make the perfect wedding send-off for a new bride and groom. Sparklers Online offers the highest quality smokeless sparklers you can find and offers a variety of sizes for whatever fits your needs.


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Heart of NC Weddings Magazine

Heart of NC Weddings is the go-to guide for couples getting married in the Triangle Area, or planning an NC destination wedding. You’ll find their team out and about at local wedding events, and collaborating with top vendors in a variety of styles. Check out their magazine, or find the digital version online!

[photo by Jillian Knight Photography at Heights House]

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Banko Bake

Banko Bake began from the true love and passion for baking and for bringing a unique and tasteful touch to your wedding day. With made-from-scratch recipes curated by Maggie herself, Banko Bake is able to cater to your special day with multi-tiered wedding cakes, gluten free options, grooms cakes, and custom dessert bars with cupcakes, brownies, cake pops, etc. with any and all of your personalized decorations. Maggie is determined to make sure that you and your guests experience specialized desserts that will help make your day that much more memorable.

Boozie Bakes

Boozie Bakes is a bakery that offers moist, delicious baked goods. We bake cakes, cupcakes, mini cupcakes, cookies, cheesecake brownies and pies. We use wine to bring out the flavor and make it fun to eat. It is truly a party for your mouth! Come and see why once you taste it, you’ll love it! It’s not a party without Boozie Bakes!

Faux Real Flowers

Struggling with the cost of flowers for your event?! There’s a new option in town! You can RENT your DREAM flowers!
Custom create your own faux flower arrangements and rent for your wedding.
We have a large inventory of high quality, real touch faux flowers, all colors, all seasons!
We customize each look to exactly your vision, just Start a Proposal on our website, and send us your Pinterest photos to get started!
All set pricing based on size, so you know exactly what you’re getting on your big day.
Typically half the cost of traditional florists, so you can get everything you want! Don’t cut your flower dreams short and go FauxReal!

41 North Coffee

Located in historic downtown Wendell, NC, this charming coffee shop serves a full range of drinks and offers sandwiches, quiches, desserts and more! This is the perfect place to meet with your vendors, talk wedding shop with your maid of honor or just decompress after a full day of wedding planning. 41 North Coffee is the official meeting place for DJ Intershade and remains a local favorite!

Shanna Kaye Photo |

A picture is tangible evidence of a moment in time. Sometimes by looking at the image you can remember exactly the way you felt in that new love, the way your little ones voice sounded during those years, often, just by looking at that image… you can remember what you were feeling in that moment. Magically, it also allows you the ability to take someone else back to that moment. Let’s capture your moments and milestones and tell your story for generations to come.

Bekah Morton Photography |

1. I love to meet new people! These relationships have fueled my small business since it started in 2010. I strive to individualize each shoot and capture the personality of each person, couple, or family by creating a comfortable, natural environment. I hope to end every shoot with both beautiful images and new friends!

2. I am Married to the best Filmographer on Earth. Sharing this connection with my partner is where most of my personal photography comes from. You will see he is a model often- You can say he is my muse. Below you will see a portfolio Reel he so kindly made me that walks you through an introduction to my business.

3. I am an Art Educator, teaching high school visual arts in North Carolina. Even though Photography has my heart, I love all forms of art. This is especially true for sculpture and painting as you can see in my “personal,” album.