Carly Marie Events

Carly Marie Events is based in Greensboro, NC and working all over the triad (plus traveling!). Focusing on weddings, CME also creates corporate, private and social events. Working off of 'positive vibes only',  CME makes sure that every detail is perfectly planned and executed. The goal of every event is for the client to know it was a complete success. The goal of every wedding is for the couple to have the day of their dreams.

Carly Marie Events is excited to work with couples of all faiths, backgrounds and sexual orientations. Love is love!

Photo by Alayna Kaye Photography
Photo by Alayna Kaye Photography

Carly Marie Kirkman

Owner + Lead Planner
Photo by Alayna Kaye Photography

Meet Carly Marie

Carly comes from a broad event background with over ten years in the industry. Carly previously worked for an amazing wedding & event planning company in Raleigh, North Carolina where she planned, designed and coordinated dozens of weddings and events of all sizes. She has also managed the rentals and design + layout of numerous weddings and events during her time as manager at a full-service event company in the triangle.

A fews facts about Carly:

Type A + Hopeless Romantic = Wedding Planner

Find her around Greensboro on her laptop at a coffee or cocktail bar, preferably with her black lab, Reese, at her feet

She love going to the movies, and is a sucker for a good sitcom

Carly relaxes with long walks and podcasts or cooking

Her perfect meal is buffalo chicken pizza and red wine

Dahlias and Ranunculus are her favorite flowers


Meet Penn

Penn grew up in the event world, her parents own an event planning business in Durham! She grew up helping them with events and fell in love with it. She was fortunate to travel to other countries with them while also learning about the event planning industry. She majored in event planning and most recently participated in an event planning internship at Chef and the Farmer in Kinston, North Carolina before coming to CME.

A few facts about Penn:

Her favorite flower are Hydrangeas

She loves sushi, but can never say no to Italian

She loves to exercise and be outside, or curl up on the couch and read a good book to relax

She is a little bit modern and a little bit traditional

Glam vs rustic? Glam! Give her all the white and gold!

Penn Broughton

Wedding Planner & Lead Coordinator
Photo by Alayna Kaye Photography