Weddings. Workshop. Warehouse.

We are storytellers, problem solvers, and vision creators, trying to develop Versatile, Authentic and Unforgettable Designs — Inspired by You! Carrie Darling Events ® is a Wedding and Event Planning Company, based in Naples, Florida. We Adore the Beach and the Mountains so we are honored to plan Weddings and Events in Southwest Florida (Marco Island, Sanibel, Captiva, Naples, Fort Myers) all year and North Carolina during select months. Our professional services include Complete Wedding and Event Planning, Wedding Day-Of Coordination, and Event Design. We produce seamless decor proposals, done with custom-made decor pieces directly from our workshop that match your style and overall aestheic. Item that are not only gorgeous, but serve a function. If you are hosting an outdoor reception with a candy buffet, why wouldn’t you need an LED display box to add lighting for guests to view what they are scooping into those adorable take-out boxes? We accept Weddings of every scale. We have done intimate Weddings of 10 guests under a dining canopy on the beach, and we have done wall to wall ballroom events of 300 guests or more! Our 30′ x60′ warehouse of decor items we have amassed over the years likewise aids us accessorize our events. Simply put, we love what we do, and delight in the moment when it all comes together after a year of planning. In providing specialized focus, we only take on 1 Wedding a weekend, with a limited number of events a year.

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Meet “The Darlings”

We are not making it up, “Darling” is our real last name! Carrie puts the pen to paper, and Matt makes sparks fly in our workshop. Since 80% of the events we arrange are with couples intending Destination Weddings, we empathize with you– WE HAVE BEEN THERE! We organized our very own destination Wedding in 2010 in Asheville, NC. We employed a talented Day-Of Coordinator, so we could kick up our heels an appreciate every minute of our wedding day! Sidenote: Matt constructed a rounded, white booth for our Sweetheart Table that we had to bring up in a trailer! We are devoted, spirited and dreamers deep down. We definitely like to integrate a touch of whimsy into our designs. Every wedding needs to be unique, and that is why we like to learn more about your story too. It just might give rise to something!

Celebrating Our 10th Birthday!

We LOVE to throw a Good Party… so here’s to 10 Years in Business!


Since we get amazing SUNSETS right here in Southwest Florida, most of our services are focused on Wedding Planning and Design. We additionally provide Special Event Planning for other events including Rehearsal/Welcome Parties, Bridal Showers, Baby Showers, “ Will You Marry Me Dinners“, Engagement Parties, Milestone Birthday Parties, Anniversaries, Holiday Parties and every other reason to celebrate! We also been contacted for custom built pieces for venues or specialty rentals (depending on our event schedule). As creatives, we are open to additional styling possibilities. Merely ask!

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    Additional Photos provided by Allie Ryan Photography, Hunter Ryan Photo, Luminaire Foto, New Ground Photography, Set Free Photography & Matt Steeves Photography

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    Carrie Darling Events
    961 16th Ave Sw,
    Naples, FL, 34117

    Tel: (239)-784-5098

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    Lely Resort is a census-designated place (CDP) in Collier County, Florida, United States. The population was 4,646 at the 2010 census, up from 1,426 in 2000. It is part of the Naples–Marco Island Metropolitan Statistical Area. As of 2017, the population is 4,646.

    Why You Should Hire A Wedding Planner in Lely Resort

    The benefits of using a wedding planner in Lely Resort are many. You can savor your wedding day without having to think about the details and you’ll have someone there for advice and help all throughout the planning process. A professional in the industry can bring your vision to life by planning every little thing from the centerpieces to finding you an officiant and collaborated with vendors for flowers, food, photography, cakes, and dresses. Among the primary reasons why people hire a wedding planner is to alleviate themselves from the stress and emotions of trying to arrange a dream wedding. A professional has the experience and knowledge needed to produce exactly what you envision and is also just steps away if you need any suggestions or assist with anything. A wedding planner helps you remain on budget as well. Weddings are expensive, so having a professional work out all the particulars can save you time and money. You’ll have to take care of a lot of numbers and things like that, so having someone on your side can be really helpful. It’s far better to spend a bit now instead of two or three times more later because you didn’t plan ahead.
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