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Magnolia Collective provides wedding coordination services in North Carolina, South Carolina & Virginia. Meagan an her team combine their detail-orientated, artistic, and stylish characteristics to make dreams a reality.

Magnolia Collective is made up of a team of planners who all bring their own style and talents to the table, and aspire to exceed expectations, regardless of their clients’ background, budget, or style. These coordinators believe their job is to organize an event that reflects and celebrates the love story of each to-be-weds that comes their way.

From helping connect you with vendors that meet your specific needs, to making sure Grandma gets seated without feeling rushed. We've got you. When you have booked all of your vendors, but it's still months before the wedding and you aren't sure what to do. We've got you. When you are blending cultures and aren't sure how to navigate honoring each equally. We've got you. Our goal is to create events that are unique as our couples are. We want you (and your friends and family) to be able to relax and enjoy the day with you; not be stuck worrying about setting out decorations or making sure the shuttle arrives on time.

Since 2011, we have planned and coordinated hundreds of events. Our staff has nearly 40 years combined experience in venue management, bridal, catering, baking, bartending, theatre, and some planners have even officiated weddings! We have also had the honor of planning and coordinating Christian, Catholic, Jewish, Hindu, Indian, Greek Orthodox, Sikh as well as Non-Denominational ceremonies across North Carolina and Virginia. We lead with curiosity and kindness, working to establish relationships built on trust. We know you are investing a great deal of time and financial resources into making your day unforgettable. Let us help you make sure it's remembered for all the right reasons!

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Christine N. Married on 11/05/2022
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Obsessed with Magnolia Collective!!

How do I put into words how thankful I am for the Magnolia Collective team! We worked with Meagan at the beginning of the process and from the first phone call, she had an exuberance and passion for weddings that drew us to this group. As a couple planning a wedding in NC from out of state, the guidance Meagan provided was invaluable. She made time to chat with us over Zoom and went to floral and rental meetings, talking us through this whole process that was so new to us. She was so kind, warm, communicative, and patient through all of the questions we asked. Our day of team, Bailey and Emily, were brought on board months before our actual wedding to guide us through final details, and the way they interacted with our other vendors and made everything flow so seamlessly was truly the most impressive thing! We didn't have to worry about a thing in the days leading up to the wedding! Our guests mentioned that everything went off without a hitch and the timing of each part of the wedding was perfect!
Emma B. Married on 03/25/2023
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Want a stress free day? Hire Meagan and her crew!

I am a planner by heart. I love my spreadsheets, powerpoints, and notebooks to keep me organized. At the beginning of the planning process, I wanted control and oversight over every detail throughout the planning process. But what I did not want to do, was have to lift a single finger on my wedding day. I wanted a day of coordinator and team that I could put my full confidence and trust to pull off the vision I spent over a year analyzing and curating. That's were Meagan and Abby came in. In the beginning of the planning, my husband and I were overwhelmed with options and price points all over the board. We wanted a day of coordinator, but needed a little bit of TLC throughout the process to make sure we were making the right choices. I didn't mind doing all the leg work, but wanted the expertise of professionals in the business! Meagan was able to give us guidance about what average prices were for the market, what vendors she'd worked with that she recommended, and then let us do the rest of the work. It was the perfect balance for someone who felt organized and independent, but wanted a little reassurance! She was so friendly and kind, and instantly made my husband and I feel like we were planning our wedding with a friend! She came with us to our rental meeting, helping us navigate the nearly endless number of linen and plates available! She was so flexible with our timing and worked with our appointments (we had to drive from the DC Metro area to Charlottesville for our wedding - so we had to be very strategic about our planning visits). The day of, Meagan and Abby took care of everything - including last minute changes to floor plans and making sure all the decor was set up correctly. But most of all, they kept our bridal party of 14 in line with grace and humor. It's a fine line with keeping everyone happy and on the right track. They checked in to make sure we were fed and drinking water - something I greatly appreciated! They took care of so many small details that we didn't even think of, and were there to the bitter end - making sure everyone got on the bus safely and all the decor was broken down. I truly cannot thank them enough for making our day so easy. As a bonus, they were so receptive and welcoming to some of our non-traditional elements to the day as well as our LGBTQ+ members of our party and our day. It wasn't even a question or concern. When we asked for recommendations of vendors that fit our values, she provided perfect recommendations that matched our budget, our vibe, and our wishes! Whether you want full service planning, or hands-off, day of coordination like we wanted, Meagan and her team are the BEST choice!
Molly W. Married on 09/17/2022
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Experienced, Helpful, Kind -- The Best!

Meagan and Magnolia Collective were an invaluable part of our wedding process and day! We could tell on our intro call alone that Meagan was kind, patient, and knowledgeable. Moving forward and working with her was a no-brainer. We hired Magnolia Collective to be our month-of planner and for some additional design work, which included designing and printing the signage and menus for our wedding. They were amazing at it all! They were beyond helpful during the planning process, truly the place we could get any question answered, and when they took over the planning and vendor communications the month before the wedding, our stress levels dropped instantly. What a relief to know that such a capable team is working on your behalf and thinking of everything - including parts you didn't even know you should be thinking of. On the wedding weekend, all of our signage was exactly what we had asked for, and having the Magnolia team there for our rehearsal and wedding was such a huge help. They handled all of the setup, breakdown, and logistics, and they were always there to help, usher us through the day, and remind us to eat. This was true not only for us but also for our parents, which we really appreciated, as we wanted them to be able to relax and enjoy the day as much as we did. Magnolia Collective made that happen! Between their experience, wedding knowledge, and their kindness, we couldn't have asked for a better team, and we loved working with them!
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Meagan Culkin
Meagan Culkin

Meagan started planning weddings when she was still in college as a part time favor for friends and sorority sisters. What began as a favor quickly evolved into a full time business that now serves both NC and VA markets, as well as destination weddings.

When she's not working, you can find her shopping online, binging Netflix and cuddling with her pups, or trying out new breweries.

Sandi Beute
Sandi Beute
Operations Manager, Lead Planner

Sandi is our Operations Manager and handles all things logistics and systems for Magnolia, so every couple has the opportunity to work with her at one point or another during their time with us.

She recently moved to NC from Michigan with her husband and four kids, and while she will always be a cat lover at heart-- recently rescued a pit bull named Darla.

Lauren Bunn
Lauren Bunn
Lead Planner

Lauren and Meagan were friends and sorority sisters in college, where she got her degree in Marketing.

Her background is in HR, which is where her passion for people really thrives. Her husband's family owns rental business based in eastern NC, so she has experience with wedding and party rentals as well!

Lauren also assists with the administrative side of the business, and handles communication with our vendor partners, so each of our couples work with Lauren at some point throughout the planning process.

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Bow Tied Weddings Bow Tied Weddings Wedding DJs

What an amazing group of committed professionals I found in the Magnolia Grove staff. Meagan the owner shares to all her employees the example of hard work, keeping a positive attitude, and making these weddings/events perfect for their clients. As a DJ it is so crucial to have planners/coordinators who know what is going on and know how to bridge the gap between clients and vendors throughout all the complexities that come with events/weddings. There's nothing Magnolia Grove Weddings and Events can't handle and work into the greatest wedding/event of your life!

All Events DJs All Events DJs Wedding DJs

Working with Meagan & her Team at Magnolia Grove Weddings & Events is always a pleasure for our company! They are easy to communicate with, eager to assist, prompt and organized! We've worked several Weddings with them and they are always working hard to ensure their clients have a great experience! DJs and Planners work closely together during a Wedding to ensure the event is running on time and the clients can enjoy their day. We never have to worry when working with Magnolia Grove! Highly Recommended!

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It's always a treat to work with Meagan. She creates a beautiful vision and the organization is always on point. She goes above and beyond to make sure your big day is just right.

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