Meet the Wedding Planning Team

Elizabeth Dunlow

Owner | Lead Planner

Hi. I’m Elizabeth, owner of Wedding Planning NC and my goal is to turn your dreams into reality. I graduated from East Carolina University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Hospitality Management – Conventional & Special Events.

After graduating, I moved to New York City where I continued my event planning dreams at the NYC Green Room 42. But fate has brought me right back to North Carolina to open Wedding Planning NC, where creating magical memories through planning events and providing my couples with the rentals of their dreams has become reality!

I simply love the amount of creativity that can be put into a wedding, and I thrive in making each and every event unique to reflect our special couples. Getting to know each and every couple, and becoming their best friend by their wedding day makes my career so fulfilling.

I cannot wait to meet you and your fiancé to hear all about your fairy tale wedding. Let’s get started on turning your dream wedding into a reality!

Client Testimonial

We have worked with Elizabeth a couple of times now - when she was in the store helping one of her brides find her dress, and when she planned and coordinated a styled shoot. On both occasions, she was kind, patient, helpful, and always communicated well. After seeing her interact with her clients and other vendors, we highly recommend her to anyone!
Maggie B.


Lead Planner

Cassandra has been working with Wedding Planning NC since October 2021. Her enthusiasm and determination shines through in every event she does. Cass continues to thrive from her new position as Lead Planners. She is a “take charge, make it happen” kind of person, and it show. Clients, co-workers, and other vendors can’t help but love her fun-hearted spirit.

Cass has a passion for theatre & arts. She received her BFA in Theatre Education from UNC-Greensboro in 2013. One of her favorite parts about wedding planning is design, which helps brings her creative background to life.

Committed to providing excellent service, Cass will not disappoint you on your special day!

Client Testimonial

Words can’t describe just how AMAZING Elizabeth was to work with!! She was the absolute best wedding planner we could have ever asked for! She always remained completely calm and collected under pressure while getting the job done beyond our expectations. On our wedding day, we were able to be fully present and in the moment, enjoying our special day with friends and family without ever having to worry about the logistics of it all. Her work ethic is truly exceptional and I honestly can’t recommend her enough!! We couldn’t have done it without her! Our wedding day couldn’t have been more perfect thanks to Elizabeth!!! I can’t say enough good things about her! I would highly recommend her to anyone!
Victoria B.

Whitney Parrish

Associate Planner

Whitney join our team in November of 2021, and is quickly became a key component of the Wedding Planning NC family. She has a contagious smile that will light up the entire room, and one of the kindest hearts out there. She brings so much joy to each and every wedding day!

Whitney graduated from the Art Institute of Raleigh-Durham with a degree in Fashion Marketing & Management, and has over 10 years of experience in the fast-paced hospitality environment.

She has a passion for creating special moments for our clients, and she is honored to be a part of the couples priceless celebration. Whitney loves to see the joy on each couple’s face as their wedding dreams come to life, and she can’t wait to meet you and your fiancé to get started on planning that dream!

Client Testimonial

From the moment my husband and I hired Elizabeth she started working on getting everything we wanted for our wedding! Everything was so perfect and we couldn’t have asked for anything better. She was amazing and always making sure we were happy with everything or wanted to add or take away something. The day of the wedding I couldn’t believe how well everything came together. She made our dream wedding come true! Elizabeth went above and beyond for our wedding!
Melanie M.


Assistant Planner

Debra, otherwise known as “Mom”, has been with Wedding Planning NC since before its existence. From an idea on paper to an up and running business, the owner’s mother has been there every step of the way.

Debra loves the arts & studied interior design. She graduated from the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science & worked as a bank manager for many years. She has been married to David for 34 years & has 3 grown children & 2 grandchildren. Her loving and caring nature shines through in every wedding she does.

Wedding Planning NC continues to turn dreams into reality because of loyal employees like Debra.