"We cannot thank you enough for helping us with the whole wedding planning process! Planning from Denver was tough but we made it work. The wedding day went so smoothly because of your direction. You fixed my moms shoe,found Jeff's pants and helped us through without any major glitches! And Stephanie you helped me get down the aisle and helped save my dress from red wine stains! The wedding was hands down the best day of our lives. It was even more beautiful than we could image! Thank you so much again and best of luck to you guys."


~Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Spira

About Us

Stephanie Houtz 

Co-Owner and Wedding Manager




Stephanie is mother to Heidi, and Gigi to her grandchildren. Stephanie grew up in Southern California, and moved to Charlotte in 1993. She loves to spend time with her husband (high school sweetheart), children, grandchildren, traveling, working on quilts for Project Linus, and reading.


Over the years she has volunteered with many non-profits organizations, helping with events and weddings. Since 2010 she has been working with Heidi, assisting with the details and organization of each wedding. Stephanie also worked at The Bridal Showcase twice a year as a lead manager of bridal registration.


She is honored and privileged to be able to work with her daughter, and looks forward to making each wedding a Special and Perfect Day!


Heidi Crowder

Owner and Wedding Planner




Heidi was born in California, and moved to Charlotte, NC at a young age. She graduated from UNCG with a major in Fashion Design and Marketing. While in school she traveled abroad for a semester to France and many other countries in Europe. She graduated in 2006 and finished her internship in NY. Very eager to live in the big city she decided to stay. While there for 3 years Heidi gained valuable knowledge and experience while working for a couple of fashion designers and a PR company.


After meeting her future husband at her “Best Friend’s Wedding” and missing the south, Heidi moved back to NC to be closer to home. She was married in September 2010 in Charlotte and had their first baby boy May 2015. She enjoys every aspect of weddings, especially after planning her own wedding and many of her friends.


Working at Carolina Weddings and Events for 4 years has helped her grow in a number of ways professionally and artistically. Whether it is helping produce fashion shows, bridal shows or planning baby showers and other parties she enjoys all the fun details that brings an event together. She enjoys being able to work with the brides in the Carolinas with Stephanie by her side! We love to travel and would love to go with you to your next event! 

Giving Back:

Heidi and Stephanie have happily donated their time and services the past 4 years to Operation Marry Me Military, a contest that allows a lucky military person to be married for free on Veteran’s Day. Learn more about this wonderful services and the couples who have won!

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