Little Black Book

Well friends, this has been one exciting year at Sally Oakley Weddings & Events. We have literally had to pinch ourselves. So we were super excited when we got word that we were the newest members of Style Me Pretty‘s Little Black Book. You can now find us by searching under the vendor guide (North Carolina, then region, then Event Planning) or by clicking right here. Not familiar with the Little Black Book? Well, Style Me Pretty‘s Little Black Book is a highly edited collection of wedding service providers from mom & pop boutiques to a-listers. Bottom line, these vendors are the best of the best and we are thrilled to be among the elite!

And we believe Style Me Pretty said it best,

A talented event planner is a gift you give yourself…and then wonder how you ever thought you could manage without one. Our event planning members have years of coordination expertise under their belts, the right connections, and the experience to bring all your lovely details together. No matter what your dream wedding entails, they will exceed your expectations.

Thank you for the team at Style Me Pretty and to all our brides and grooms- past and present we hope to exceed your expectations and create the one- of- a kind event of your dreams. So, let’s get started!



Elizabeth + Chris

Elizabeth and Chris’ spring wedding at Duke Chapel and The Cookery in Durham was too good not to share. There is something so special about getting married at Duke Chapel. Maybe it’s the exquisite architecture that draws people in, or maybe it’s because couples who meet at Duke come back to get married there. Elizabeth and Chris’ big day was full of laughter and love as these college sweethearts brought their  love story full circle. From Elizabeth’s intricately beaded lace gown to the sinful fried fruit pies this wedding was perfection. Check out these two say “I Do!” from the gorgeous photos by Dara Blakeley Photography.


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Congrats Elizabeth and Chris! We wish much love and happiness. As always a big thank you to our vendors.

Ceremony: Duke Chapel

Reception: The Cookery

Photography: Dara Blakeley Photography

Caterer: Durham Catering

Florist: Tre Bella

Cake: Details Cake Design

DJ: Joe Bunn DJ Company- Mitch

Rentals: American Party Rentals

Ceremony Musicians: Duke Chapel

Officiant: Kayelily Middleton

Sarah + Will

We in the wedding industry are very into details, and this wedding in particular does not disappoint. This wedding has such personality and you can see it shine through each and every detail perfectly chosen by this super stylish Bride and Groom. For instance, the blue toothbrushes favors were a hit because Will is a dental student. You also have to see Sarah’s something blue. We just love heirloom jewelry and when it comes in sapphires, forget it we are smitten! Our bride Sarah had such amazing taste that every inch of her wedding was perfection.

Sarah and Will chose to have a daytime wedding, ceremony was at 11 am, and their wedding is a great example of how sweet a daytime wedding can be. Not sure about a daytime wedding? Think of it this way, rather than spending the whole day apart, having an early ceremony allows you to spend the most important day of your life with the one you love. Not to mention it’s a much less stuffy option if you are more fun-loving and social. Bonus?! It’s cost effective.

Now, the rain did spoil our plans a little but hey, the weather here can be a bit unpredictable here in the summer. Not to worry though we always have a back up plan and our bride had a great pair of Hunter wellies ready to go. Check out the gorgeous photos below from the talented Callie Davis of Nancy Ray Photography.



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A special thank you for our wonderful vendors!

Venue: Carolina Inn

Photography: Nancy Ray Photography- Callie Davis

Florist: Fresh Affairs

Desserts: Blue Moon Bakery

DJ: Sam Hill Entertainment

Ceremony Musicians: Arioso Strings

Officiant: Garry Bradley

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