By Barbara S. Clark


An Elegant Affair is proud to announce their continued success as Durham’s BEST Wedding Planning agency for the year 2011! Durham Magazine’s “Best of Durham” poll is the only one of it’s kind dedicated solely to Durham and it’s community members. Keep an eye out for Durham Magazine’s June/July issue for more details about the award and check out our website at for more information throughout the next couple of months! Thanks for voting Durham and, as always, we look forward to many more years to come!


The WeddingWire Bride’s Choice Awards ™ recognizes the top local wedding professionals from the WeddingWire Network that demonstrate excellence in quality, service, responsiveness and professionalism. Unlike other awards in which winners are selected by the organization, the WeddingWire Bride’s Choice Awards™ are determined by recent reviews and extensive surveys from over 750,000 WeddingWire newlyweds. The 2011 award recipients represent the top five percent of WeddingWire’s vendor community, which consists of over 200,000 local wedding professionals throughout the US and Canada.

Emily Post

Barbara Clark, owner of An Elegant Affair, participated in the Emily Post Institute, Inc’s Wedding Etiquette for Professionals Training in San Diego, California. Ms. Clark is an expert in wedding etiquette for the modern bride.

Bride's Choice Award

Wedding Wire is a new bride website in conjunction with Martha Stewart Weddings and the Bride’s Choice Award is given to wedding professionals on Wedding Wire who have been recommended by former clients.


NACE is the National Association of Catering Executives, a national organization with a Triangle chapter, helping event planners with ongoing information and resources for the wedding professional and other event professionals.

Association of Bridal Consultants

Accredited Bridal Consultant™ is awarded by the Association of Bridal Consultants (an international organization) after completing a series of essays and providing information on a wedding that Barbara Clark successfully planned.


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