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Private Residence in NC

I don’t even know where to start with Keni and CJ. I met Keni in the fall of 2019 and we began planning her Virginia wedding. A few weeks before the pandemic began, I received a phone call I will never forget; that CJ was diagnosed with Leukemia and would begin treatments. Nothing can ever prepare you for this. I told Keni I would pray and to keep me updated. We went months without talking. They moved to another state for the best treatments. We rescheduled their wedding a year away and again prayed. Now here it is January of 2021 and Keni reached back out with the BEST news ever. CJ had beat it and we were moving forward with an August wedding, small change….it was moved to NC. I literally started from scratch and kept as many Virginia based vendors but was able to secure some amazing NC ones. We had a taco truck coming from Maryland, a tent from Florida, the details really do matter and this one was extremely important. The day came and there was not a dry eye in the house. To see CJ confess his love for Keni and how she helped him to beat his diagnosis. The entire wedding was about them as a couple and I was so honored to be apart of their day. The wedding video always makes me cry just to see it all finally come together and to have made it happen for them.  I love continuing being a part of their life and journey.

  • Shelby Dickenson Photography
  • MOD Motion
If you’re looking for a wedding planner or coordinator, you need to hire Karla!!!! I cannot say enough good things about our experience with Karla. I began planning my wedding before COVID. It was postponed twice and Karla stood by to help through everything. She’s helpful, professional, friendly, and she made wedding planning SO much easier! I seriously don’t know what I would have done without Karla both while planning and on the day of!! She is simply incredible!!!
Keni & CJ