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Carly Marie Events is a full-service wedding and event planning company based in Greensboro, North Carolina. With over 10 years of experiece in the wedding and event planning business, Carly Marie Kirkman is the owner and lead planner - supported by Penn Broughton who works with weekend coordinaiton, partial planning and full-service couples. CME is based out of Greensboro, but works all over the state of North Carolina, as well as South Carolina and Virginia.

Carly Marie Events offers everything from weekend coordination to full service planning, as well as custom packages for couples that need something in between. We work on weddings of all sizes and budgets, with expertise in weddings at local venues as well as tented and private-property weddings.

Our goal is to provide you with a fun and un-complicated planning experience, as well as a relaxing and joyful wedding day where you, and your friends & family, can be present without having to worry about the details. We pride ourselves on our attention to detail, meticulous timelines and creative direction.

  • Woman-owned

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Elizabeth W. Married on 11/14/2021
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Wedding Coordinator

The absolute GREATEST decision I made for my wedding was to have Carly as my wedding coordinator! 100% my wedding would not have been as amazing as it was without her. She was there for every vendor question, need, task, and pretty much everything! You need anything or want anything and she knows how to get it, someone who can get it, or will figure out a way to get it! Having her took pretty much all of the stress and anxiety off me in the final weeks leading up to the wedding. I cannot stress how amazing her and her team is!! Seriously. (also they are the sweetest and most caring people to surround yourself with. they literally only want your wedding to be absolutely perfect!! They make you feel so special.)
Brittni B. Married on 10/09/2021
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The BEST wedding planner!

The best decision my husband and I made was working with Carly Marie Events for wedding planner/coordinating! We had a few bumps in the road due to the pandemic as we had to delay our wedding and we changed our wedding venue 8 months before the wedding day. Carly was SO helpful through all of it. We had check ins, and if I felt like I needed a zoom meeting, she and Penn would be there! They are so organized, prompt in responding and professional. The day of the wedding was perfect. It was completely stress free. We were able to spend the day with our bridal party, friends and family without any worry. We were so fortunate to have Carly, Penn, and Savannah with us for our day.
Our wedding was so beautiful; Carly has a perfect eye for design! It was even better than we could have imagined. The day was completely stress free and so perfect. All of the ladies are so fun, warm and kind. 10/10 would recommend all of the ladies at Carly Marie Events!
Emily K. Married on 05/22/2021
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Carly Abernathy- Wedding Coordinator

Carly did an outstanding job coordinating and scheduling everything for our wedding on May 22, 2021. She was helpful, organized, professional, accountable and it was perfect. I could not have asked for a better experience! Carly was highly recommended and many asked for her contact information after. My wedding was a success due to her diligence, passion for her work, and work ethic and many other wonderful qualities.
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Summerfield Farms Summerfield Farms Barn & Farm Weddings

Carly Marie Events is a wonderful addition to your wedding! From day of coordination to full blown wedding planning she can do it all! Carly has the experience, charisma and detail orientation to make sure your wedding only goes off with one hitch! ;)

Total Exposure Band Total Exposure Band Wedding Bands

Very Professional and Highly Recommended.

ABBA Design ABBA Design Wedding Florists

Carly Marie Events is always a pleasure to work with! Carly's attention to detail allows everyone to feel at ease. We enjoy working with Carly Marie and her brides! We highly recommend CME and team.


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