O U R   P H I L O S O P H Y

The modern wedding is a once-in-a-lifetime celebration. It's a deeply personal, completely beautiful, full-of-surprises party you'll never forget. Without prior experience, however, many couples find the planning process daunting.

Not to worry - we've got this!

We deliver events that truly celebrate the milestone of your marriage, no matter what your "dream wedding" looks like. We have 100+ weddings under our belts, and past clients have included Southern belles, bearded hipsters, knitters of Instagram, social justice warriors, biscuit bakers, doctors, lawyers, and pageant queens. We've planned weddings at rustic dairy barns, glittering ballrooms, and gritty rock music clubs. Intimate brunch receptions, Hawaiian-inspired feasts, and raucous late-night dance-offs. Our couples' styles range from industrial to adorable to chic-as-can-be, and we have loved them all to pieces. Because the best part of any wedding isn't the color palette or the napkin fold.

It's love. Pure and simple.

It's the love of two people - whether old or young, black or white, gay or straight - that makes a wedding truly beautiful. Whether it's creating an event that reflects your signature style or simply executing your lovingly-crafted plans, we're here to help your amazing love story shine through. We're always excited to meet RedBird's next awesome, inspiring, couple. We hope that it's you!

T H E   B O S S

MKM Photography

MKM Photography


I'm Gretchen Garrett, owner and lead event planner for RedBird Events. I'm a Raleigh native, a still-learning-how-to-do-this woodworker, and an eater of anything covered in soy sauce.

As a little girl, I didn't dream about my wedding day. It was only when I met my husband, the actual love of my life, that the wedding dreams began. Because the best weddings celebrate what's real.

That's why I started RedBird Events - to celebrate what makes each couple special.

I strive to create amazing weddings that feel authentic and true to my couples' unique personalities. When a client chooses me to plan their wedding, I know that RedBird has been entrusted with something very precious - one single, special day that they've dreamed of for years and will remember forever.

I can't wait to hear your love story, and I can't wait to help you start the next chapter.