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13 Cedar Events is a full-service wedding and event planning company for people with something to celebrate, based on beautiful Lake Norman in Cornelius, NC.

Abby Henderson

Owner & Event Planner

Planning your wedding or special event is an exciting time for fun, personal creativity, and your vision to come to life, culminating into the best day ever! But there is a lot of organizing and thoughtful execution that goes into planning this amazing day. It is an honor for me to assist you with handling all the details so you can simply celebrate!

I’m an Auburn grad with a degree in Fashion Merchandising and Design, but I fell in love with event planning while working for an exclusive country club in my home state of Alabama. I’m a fan of gorgeous design, but also a sucker for all things organized and in checklist form. Combining my natural ability to build relationships with clients and vendors, and a love for spot-on execution of details, I’ve planned dozens of one-of-a-kind events for even more one-of-a-kind people. After planning a variety of events for the previous 10 years at the private and corporate level, I decided it was time to take the leap and start my own business. In early January 2016, 13 Cedar Events was born. My company name is a nod to the address of the first home my husband and I bought together. 

Whether I’m at home or at work, I approach everything I do with a happy disposition, lots of energy and a little southern charm. When I’m not working on layouts, designing tablescapes, or balancing budgets, you can find me relaxing with my husband, Rybe. Often we’ll be checking out great local restaurants, enjoying our boat, catching up with great friends, or taking our dog (and my office assistant), Milo, out for a walk around the lake. 

I will be your go-to, behind-the-scenes gal to make sure that every detail is taken care of and every guest is made welcome. Being able to help my wonderful clients enjoy their celebration and not worry over the details is my favorite part of the job!

My clients love my upbeat nature, practical approach to planning, and know that they are getting an experienced, professional partner to assist them with bringing their vision to life. You can check out my 5-star rated reviews on Wedding Wire or read a few Kind Words from my previous clients. 

Sound like we might be a great fit to work together? Then let’s chat and get to know each other! I want to hear all about you and your plans!