Carly Marie Events

Launched in 2017, CME is located in Greensboro, North Carolina and plans weddings, corporate events and private parties all over the Triad. With many years of experience, we bring our event expertise, creative design plans and organized timelines to every occasion. Our goal is to create a seamless planning process + wedding weekend, that reflects the personalities of the couple and allows them and their familes to be present and have a great experience!

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

Our Approach

Our Story

Photo by Alayna Kaye Photography
Photo by Alayna Kaye Photography
Carly Marie Events Branding Shoot

Carly Marie Kirkman

Owner + Lead Planner
Photo by Alayna Kaye Photography

Meet Carly

Carly comes from a broad event background with over ten years in the industry. Before launching CME in 2017, she planned weddings and events in Raleigh, NC, as well as managed the rentals and design + production of weddings and events during her time as manager of a full-service event production and rental company. She graduated with an event planning degree from North Carolina State University.

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

Carly's me time includes true crime podcasts or anything on Bravo

Her perfect meal is buffalo chicken pizza and red wine

Dahlias and Ranunculus are her favorite flowers

Carly works with full-service couples.

Meet Penn

Penn was rasied in the event world, her parents own an event planning business in Durham, NC! She grew up assisting with events and fell in love with it. She was fortunate to travel the world with her mom & dad learning about the industry. She majored in event planning at East Carolina University and participated in an event planning internship at Chef and the Farmer in Kinston, North Carolina before coming to CME in 2018.

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

She is a little bit modern and a little bit traditional

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

Penn works with partial planning and full service couples.

Carly Marie Events Branding Shoot

Penn Broughton

Wedding Planner
Photo by Alayna Kaye Photography


Savannah Edmondson

Wedding Planner & Lead Coordinator
Photo by Emily Pickard 

Meet Savannah

Savannah is originally from Georgia and is now living in the Triad. After her graduation from East Carolina University with a degree in Hospitality Management, Savannah pursued her dreams of a career in the event industry working in catering and hospitality at everything from large scale music festivals to private event catering. Starting with CME in 2020, she has fallen in love with weddings!

A few facts about Savannah:

She is obsessed with the color green, and even drives a lime green car!

Her favorite flowers are wild flowers, give her all the boho vibes.

She grew up in Peachtree City, Georgia... the golf cart captial of the world.

She enjoys traveling and pulling inspiration from new places.

Definitely a foodie, and loves trying new things, but hates to cook!

Savannah works with weekend coordination and partial planning couples.