Aneesa and Nathan Glines Harmony Weddings Founders Our paths first crossed in 2011 at a regional training for a non-profit organization, serving youth and adolescents. Aneesa was living in Raleigh and Nathan in Maryland. We became fast friends and a year later Nathan got a full-time job in Cary as coordinator of the program. Living only 10 minutes away, our friendship grew even quicker and our love even stronger. In the summer of 2013, we had a beautiful, simple outdoor wedding with 200 of our closest friends and family, and BBQ and tacos, our two favorite foods.
We were the first of our friends to get married so we had to start from scratch with all of the wedding planning research and loved every minute. Shortly after 8 close friends of ours got married and we were asked to use our limited experience to assist them. We loved knowing that we had the ability to take the stress off of the couples and allow them to be present on their big day. We also had become a strong planning team since we planned monthly seminars, camps and trainings for the non-profit. At the end of one of the weddings, the mother of the bride came up to us and said “you have such a gift for event planning, you should really consider doing this professionally!" With our Music Education and English majors, this is not what we had planned but thought it could be the best part time job ever. We went home that evening, created a profile on Thumbtack, and got hired that night! It was clear that there was a lack of wedding planners who were interested in working with clients on lower budgets. We felt very passionate about making our price affordable so that all couples can have the much needed support of a planner and coordinator. By the early 2018 we will have had the pleasure of planning and coordinating over 60 weddings, opened our own wedding venue (Harmony Gardens) and Aneesa will be planning and coordinating weddings full-time! We deeply love our work and feel honored to be a part of so many couples special day.