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            A Special
          Supplement to
    Kenly News • The Selma News
Pine Level News • Wilson’s Mills News
Page 2                                2009 NEWS Wedding Planner

This Wedding Planner was Created For YOU!
  The News (Kenly News,           They offer what you need
Pine Level News, The           to plan and put on a                  Advertisers’ Index
Selma News, Wilson’s                     Wedding Day
Mills News) publishes this
                                        to Remember,
special Wedding Planner        including choosing the                 Apparel.........................................................5
and Keepsake once a year.      right jewelry, mailing                 Caterer ..........................................................6
  It is available in our       the announcements and                  Designer Specialty Items .................5, 6, 7, 8
Wedding       Packet     for   invitations, party planning,
engaged couples to pick
                                                                      Disc Jockey ..................................................4
                               catering, picking out your
up and use year round, no      flowers, shower & wedding               Florist ...........................................................7
matter what month and day      gifts, designing the look of           Hair Salon ....................................................5
you choose for your special    your wedding, financial                 Home Furnishing/Decor...........................6, 7
event.                         planning, even choosing
  Our Wedding Packet
                                                                      Housing ....................................................4, 6
                               your first home together.
includes this guide, an           They       have       the           Insurance ......................................................6
engagement announcement        professional skills to make            Invitations/Stationery ...............................6, 8
form and your wedding          your day a Happy and                   Jeweler .....................................................4, 5
announcement form that         Memorable one. Stop by
we use to publish your an-
                                                                      Medical ........................................................3
                               and visit them soon.
nouncement in our news-           And come by our office               Party Consultant/Wedding Planner ..............5
papers.                        for your Wedding Packet                Photographer ............................................4, 5
  This Wedding Planner         which includes a Free Gift             Reception Facilities..............................2, 5, 7
and Keepsake would not         from Us.
be possible without the
                                                                      Rentals......................................................7, 8
advertisers you see on each     Congratulations!                      Wines ...........................................................2

 Celebrate the most important day of your life in
 the most exquisit, romantic, unique atmosphere...

 We would like to congratulate you on your upcoming union!
                            Every little girl’s dream is to be married in a fairytale land, and here
                            at Hinnant Family Vineyards we want to make your dreams come true!

                            Overlooking the vineyard, our banquet hall is delightfully eccentric with touches of charm at every
                            glance. Our manicured vineyards and greenscapes are perfect for cerermonies and receptions. At
                            sunset the vineyard is transformed into your kingdom with hues of gold, bronze and crimson dancing
                            off the vines, bringing your fairytale to life!

                            Our Accommodations
                            With the use of our beautiful outdoor property and indoor Barrel Gallery, your wedding will have
                            all the mystery and whimsy of North Carolina’s largest muscadine vineyard, with secret retreats and
                            hideaways where guests can sit, relax, and bask in the glow of your special day!

                                                                 Celebrate with us!
                                                                 Erin Acree (919) 965-3350 • Wesley Dill (919) 738-6556
                                                                 826 Pine Level-Micro Road, Pine Level, NC
                                          2009 NEWS Wedding Planner                                                                    Page 3

Wedding Planner Checklist                                                                         wedding.
6 - 12 months before the big day.                    party to & from ceremony/reception.          ___ Final check on bridal party clothing.
Decide on a date.                                ___ Go over details of reception with            ___ Notify newspapers.
___ Make appt. with Clergyman /Officiant.            caterer / hotel manager.                     ___ Arrange for name & address change.
___ Determine a budget.                          ___ Reserve rental equipment                     ___ Check with caterer/reception venue
___ Compose a guest list.                        2 months before the big day.                     1 week before the big day.
___ Set time, location of Ceremony,              ___ Inform clergyman of ceremony details.        ___ Remind rehearsal dinner guests of
     Rehearsal & Reception                       ___ Keep a gift diary - send thank yous               time/location.
___ Choose Professional Photographer             ___ Fine tune guest list.                        ___ Start honeymoon packing.
___ Shop for wedding gown/fittings               ___ Plan rehearsal dinner.                       ___ Wrap groom’s & attendants’ gifts
___ Obtain Floral & Music estimates;             ___ Select attendants’ gifts, grooms gift.       ___ Check wedding announcements, ready
___ Register with gift registry.                 ___ Check all services.                               to mail day after wedding.
___ Select brides maids.                         ___ Make moving arrangements.                    ___ Schedule rehearsal for 1-2 days prior
___ Pick a honeymoon destination: (renew         ___ Final gown fitting.                              to wedding
     passports & inoculations.)                  ___ Bridal portrait setting.                     ___ Remind wedding party of exact time
___ Begin selection of a Caterer.                1 month before the big day.                          and place.
___ Set a date to order dresses for              ___ Choose wedding bands.                        ___ Go over final details of ceremony and
     bridesmaids.                                ___ Mail invitations.                                reception.
5 months before the big day.                     ___ Make room reservations for out of town       1 day before the big day.
___ Finalize guest lists.                            guests.                                      ___ RELAX!
___ Order invitations & announcements.           ___ Check wedding party apparel.                 ___ Have manicure & pedicure done.
___ Order personal stationary & thank yous       ___ Confirm music arrangements & check           ___ Attend wedding rehearsal & dinner.
___ Plan reception.                                  selections.                                  ___ Give ushers guest list.
___ Choose florist.                              ___ Make reservations for bridesmaids’           Wedding Day
___ Men choose attire.                               luncheon.                                    ___ Eat!
___ Make honeymoon reservations.                 ___ Discuss rehearsal dinner with hosts.         ___ Hair & make-up.
___ Choose caterer.                              ___ Attend showers.                              ___ Check wedding dress
___ Confirm delivery of bridal gown.             ___ Apply for marriage license.                  ___ Have family member check ceremony/
___ Make appointment for bridal portrait.        2 weeks before the big day.                          reception for left behind items.
___ Order wedding cake.                          ___ Plan your wedding day hairstyle.             ___ Change of clothes for Honeymoon
___ Arrange transportation for the bridal        ___ Schedule hair appointment for day of         ___ Breathe! Enjoy your day!

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            How to Create a Customized Wedding
    (MS) — More so than ever be-        number of ways to put your special      ples can show their personalities      that cakes can be designed in all
fore, soon-to-be-wed couples are        touch on the affair.”                   through the stationery they choose     shapes and sizes.
establishing their own traditions by        1. On Location: Change the set-     — from quirky save-the-date fridge        Or maybe you prefer something
looking for ways to impart a custom     ting of the wedding. Think beyond       magnets to thank you notes that all    even more unique? Whether a
feel to their weddings — without        the local reception hall. Investigate   form a cohesive theme.                 series of individual cupcakes, gour-
breaking the bank.                      a park, theater, museum or even a           A well-designed invitation set     met brownies or your favorite pie,
    Weddings have a tendency to         building rooftop. You may be able       not only establishes the mood of       allow your preferences to set the
be contagious, and chances are          to get these venues for a steal.        the event, it also informs guests of   scene instead of feeling the need
you’ve already been invited to a        Also, destination weddings are          what to do and when. Most invita-      to conform.
number of them this year.               growing in popularity.                  tions can be customized.                  Think unique and whimsical for
    Did you know that according to          2. Break the rules: Okay, so            4. Take the cake: Instead of a     your wedding and definitely stand
the latest findings, 2.4 million wed-   there really aren’t hard-set rules      tiered wedding cake go for a cus-      out from the crowd. It’s your special
dings occur annually? That’s a lot      in weddings, except for those that      tom creation. If you’ve ever tuned     day so make the most of it and en-
of bouquet tossing and wedding          your house of worship may require.      into the Food Network you know         joy and remember the day forever.
band renditions of “The Wind Be-        Still, people become accustomed
neath my Wings” to sit through.         to certain traditions. Go against the                       The only COMPANY that has
    It’s no wonder most brides want     norm.                                                     SOLD Johnston County 50 YEARS!
their ceremony and reception to be          If the groom wants a female
different.                              “best man” that’s his prerogative.                                           Please feel free to call with
    So apart from choosing person-      If the bride wants to ditch the white                                           any real estate needs.
al wedding songs and outlandish         gown and wear a drop-dead-gor-                                             I look forward to serving you!
bridesmaids’ gowns, what can you        geous red dress, she certainly has
do to be unique? Plenty.                the right.                                                                Janet Kleinert, REALTOR®
    “With a creative imagination and        The first dance at the reception                                           Broker Associate
some internet resources, you can        doesn’t have to be a sappy love
host a custom wedding,” says Ava        song. Choose an up-tempo num-                                                     919-235-8841
Jordon, an Illinois wedding planner.    ber or your favorite rock hit. It’s a
“From personalized stationery to        celebration after all.
memorable keepsakes, there are a            3. Personalize stationery: Cou-            CENTURY 21 Suburban Real Estate, Inc.

     Need a DJ for the Big Day?
                                         We will make your
                                          Special Day
                                          an event you will
                                            never forget!

                                         “We Are Now Offering A
                                          Photography Division
                                        For Your Special Events!”                  Graduate Gemologist
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   (252) 205-7683 Vaughan’s
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                                                2009 NEWS Wedding Planner                                                          Page 5

                           Wedding Day Photo Checklist
   Be sure to capture a picture         Family                                 tron of Honor, Bridesmaids,   ___ Bride and Groom Ex-
with all the people close to            (Parents and Siblings) and             Junior Bridesmaids, Flower    changing Vows
you and of all the important            Grandparents                           Girls                         ___ Flowergirls and Ring
events of the day by using              ___ Groom with Immediate               ___ Groom with Best Man,      Bearer Walking Down the
this checklist.                         Family (Parents and Sib-               Groomsmen/Ushers, Junior      Aisle
                                        lings) and Grandparents                Groomsmen, and Ring Bear-     ___ Bride and Groom Ex-
Before the Ceremony                     ___ Bride with Immediate               ers                           changing Rings
Check Check                             Family (Parents and Sib-               ___ Bride with Junior         ___ Bride and Bride’s Father
___ Bride Dressing                      lings) – no Grandparents               Bridesmaids and Flower        (and Bride’s Mother) Walk-
___ Groom Dressing                      ___ Groom with Immediate               Girls                         ing Down the Aisle
___ Bride Fully Dressed and             Family (Parents and Sib-               ___ Groom with Junior         ___ Bride and Groom’s First
Outfitted                                lings) – no Grandparents               Groomsmen and Ring Bear-      Kiss
___ Groom Fully Dressed                 ___ Bride with each Sibling            ers                           ___ Bride’s Father (and
and Outfitted                            ___ Groom with each Sib-               During the Ceremony           Bride’s Mother) giving
___ Bride with Mom                      ling                                   ___ Seating of Special        Bride’s Hand to the the
___ Groom with Mom                      ___ Bride with Maid/Matron             Guests (Grandparents,         Groom
___ Bride with Dad                      of Honor                               Groom’s Parents, etc.)        ___ Bride and Groom Walk-
___ Groom with Dad                      ___ Groom with Best Man                ___ Bride and Groom and       ing Down the Aisle
___ Bride with Parents                  ___ Bride with each Brides-            the Altar
___ Groom with Parents                  maids                                  ___ Bridesmaids and                   Check with your
___ Bride with Parents and              ___ Groom with each                    Groomsmen Walking Down             photographer for a
each set of                             Groomsmen/Ushers                       the Aisle                         list of photos to take
Grandparents                            ___ Bride with Maid/Matron             ___ Bride and Groom Light-       after the ceremony and
___ Groom with Parents and              of Honor, Bridesmaids                  ing Unity Candle                  during the reception.
each set                                ___ Groom with Best Man                ___ Junior Bridesmaids and         Above all enjoy these
of Grandparents                         and Groomsmen/Ushers                   Junior Groomsmen Walking      special moments, and Smile!
___ Bride with Immediate                ___ Bride with Maid/Ma-                Down the Aisle

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                             Bridal Shoppe
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                                                                                     405 N. Second St. • Smithfield • 919-614-1374

                              DESIGNER GOWNS THAT WILL
                               TAKE YOUR BREATH AWAY,
                               WITH A PRICE THAT WON’T!

              We offer designer wedding, prom, mother of the bride,
                                                                                   Showers         Rehearsal
                 and flower girl gowns. We also carry the perfect                                                   Host Your
              accessories, like tiaras, necklaces, earrings, and veils.                             Dinners
                                                                                  Beautiful Weddings in a          Wedding by
                     On site: Hair Salon & Photography                              distinctive location.        the Fireplace or
               La Bouffant:          It Speaks To Me Fine Art Photography:                                     outside by the Lake.
               A full service hair   Custom Photography for engagements,             Receptions and
               & bridal salon        bridal & wedding by Michelle Strickland               Private Parties    Smithfield Junior
               919-320-6532          919-333-4067                                                            Woman’s Clubhouse
                            101 S. RAIFORD ST.                                                                  Rentals offer:
                             SELMA, NC 27576                                                              three gathering rooms, two restrooms,
                                                                                                         tables, chairs to seat up to 90, podium
                                919-202-4500                                                                   and fully equipped kitchen.
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Choosing a Caterer                                                                                        You’ve planned well for
                                                                                                            your wedding day.
                                                                                                         What about the day after?
  Choosing the right caterer is one decision couples                                       Now that you’re getting married, I can help you
must not take lightly, as everyone in attendance will be                                    combine your Auto, Homeowners or Renters
                                                                                           policies and talk with you about Life insurance
affected by who you choose to cater your special day.                                                  options. Call me today.

  Perhaps the main thing a couple must consider when
choosing a caterer is their budget. Regardless of the style
of your reception, cost will likely be dictated by the type                                                                                                                                                        Jana Lake, Agent
of food you choose to serve your guests.                                                                                                                                                                           3467-C Airport Blvd.
  Whether you choose a sit-down dinner or buffet style,                                                                                      Jana Lake, Agent                                                      Wilson, NC 27896
the type of food and the number of guests dictate the                                                LIKE A GOOD NEIGHBOR, STATE FARM IS THERE.®

price. If you’re unsure of what to offer your guests, ask a
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caterer to offer some suggestions and see if it’s possible
to sample a few dishes from the kitchen. Many caterers
are glad to do this, and it will give you a better idea of
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how you’ll be spending your money.
  Before choosing a caterer, it is also a good idea to
reach an agreement on all fees, any extra charges or in-
surance and what the payment schedule will be like.                                                                                      We Cater Parties
  Ask what the fee will be if you need to add more guests
after reaching your agreement.
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  When seeking out a caterer, you also want to see what
types of decorations the caterer offers, if any. Table                                                                  Just minutes from Kenly on Hwy. 301
settings, floral arrangements for each table, and color
schemes should all be discussed.                                                                                                Wilson                                                                            237-0972

              Newlyweds!      See us for all your
                     Window Dressing and Bedding needs!
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                              TOWN HOMES
                                Even though we were just starting
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                               needs and fit into our budget as well.
                               It’s great having the pool and tennis
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                                fitness center...all in one complex.
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                                            291-2035                                                                                                       201 W. Second St. • Kenly • 284-2295 ~ 965-4343
                                      2009 NEWS Wedding Planner                                                                                     Page 7

             Select the Perfect Wedding Gown
   Finding a wedding gown        you — even if they aren’t                 have to forego designer                        be durable and fit you well.
that makes you feel like a       what you had in mind. The                 gowns altogether.                              Test the fit as close to your
princess does not have to be     staff members work with                      4. Never settle for less                    wedding date as possible.
stressful. In fact, it can be    brides and gowns every day                than the best. No mat-                            Plus, this way the shop or
a whole lot of fun — Even        and have an excellent eye                 ter what your budget, you                      tailor will hold your dress
better, your dream wedding       for what flatters.                         should always pay attention                    until almost the last minute
gown does not even have to          2. The gown you select                 to the quality of the gown.                    — and you don’t have to
cost a fortune. Really! Find-    should also reflect the for-               You have to walk down                          worry about getting any-
ing the right dress is a lot     mality of your reception. If              an aisle, dance, and spend                     thing on it or having your
like finding Mr. Right.           you are having an evening                 an entire day — one of the                     husband-to-be see it before
   Many of the same rules        reception with more than                  most important days of your                    the big day!
apply:                           200 guests, then you can                  life — in this dress. It should
   1. It’s all about the right   opt for a floor-length dress                 Warmth, cordiality and intimacy are not a business – they’re a way of life.
fit. Try on various styles to     with a long cathedral train,
see what looks best and use
those images you pulled as
                                 according to the magazine
                                 Contemporary Bride. But
                                                                                    You are Invited toVisit
a guide. You may want to         daytime or semiformal
bring a pair of shoes that are   brides should choose sim-                                                              Gurley House
about the same height as the     pler dresses with chapel- or-                                                        and Titia’s Garden
ones you’d like to wear on       sweep-length trains that are                                                             207 West Third Street
your wedding day but keep        shorter.                                                                                 Princeton, N.C. 27569
in mind that alterations are        3. It should make you
done after you pick a gown.      feel like a million bucks.                                   Brides, come to see the possibilites.
Ask the person assisting you     Most people cannot afford                                             Phone: 919-936-4141
at the salon to select two or    a custom-made Christian                    Wedding                      Cell: 919-222-4560      Rehearsal Dinners
                                                                            Receptions                                               Showers
three gowns that she or he       Dior Haute Couture dress                   Luncheons
                                                                                                   e-mail:     Parties
thinks would look good on        but that does not mean you

                                                                           Country Gardens Florist
                                                                           106 E. Second St.
                                                                                Kenly               (919) 284-5100                             Vicky Barnes
                                                                           Serving: Smithfield, Selma, Micro, Kenly, Wilson, Lucama, Fremont, Pikeville & Goldsboro

                                                                                                                                           Kneeling Bench
                                                                                                                                        Brass Easel for Portraits
                                                                                                                                            Unity Candles
                                                                                                                                       Brass Wedding Ring/Heart
                                                                                                                                         Spiral Candelabras
                                                                                                                                          9” & 7” Candelabras
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                                                                                                                                         Brass Fern Stands

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                                      Hwy. 301 • Between Wilson &                                                                            Ask about our
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                                          8:30 a.m. til 7:00 p.m.             From stunning bridal bouquets to tasteful boutonnieres,
                                     Wed. & Sat. 8:30 a.m. til 5:00 p.m.           our handcrafted floral creations are designed to
                                             Closed Sunday
                                                                                  complement the unique style of your special day.
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        Come Visit Us This Year at the
            Wayne County
             Bridal Expo!
          Saturday, March 14th
             10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
         Goldsboro Community Multiplex
            Several Vendors on hand
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              for this annual event!

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