Special Days will follow you anywhere in North and South Carolina.

I draw from the finest local sources of furniture, lighting and accessories to transform hotel ballrooms, urban parks, rustic lodges, barns and sandy beaches into magical settings.


​​​Special Days can orchestrate every element of the event starting with custom themes, lighting, flowers, photography, music, catering and special table linens.


​​Special Days offers everything from day of with rehearsal services to full wedding planning and coordinating.

“Our Wedding was perfect!! So glad we found you ! Mel and Darlene were awesome! We couldn’t have ask for a better pair to help make our day special! We look forward to making many more memories at The Winds!”
-Leslie and Matt from Clayton, North Carolina

​“Mel was a phenomenal event coordinator and was a huge blessing in putting exactly what I wanted together flawlessly! For flowers, cakes, dj, etc she uses the best vendors in the area to collaborate with. I would recommend the Winds Resort for anyone who wants a beautiful beach wedding for their special day!”
-Megan and Dylan from North Carolina

“I truly had the wedding I dreamed about since I was a little girl. I loved working with Mel O’Daniels and her help/ input was invaluable to me throughout the planning process. She really made sure that I felt super special and I did. She helped me make last minute changes to my decor and my menu.  Everything was great and easy to do- I didn’t have the standard freak outs or panics because vendors were handled and suggested. This took all of the stress out of the wedding planning and left only the fun part.
-Jennifer and John from Raleigh, North Carolina

​“Mel & Darlene, there are not enough words for us to tell you how thankful we are to have had you as our ‘Dream Team’ for our wedding day. Your expertise, focus on details, assistance in helping us keep our sanity, and truly taking care of us and all of the special people in our lives during our stay- well, it was more than we could have ever dreamed. You are both absolutely amazing at what you do and we (and all of our guests) noticed that it’s 100% because of your love and passion for creating THE single-most important day in each couples life to be exactly what they have always envisioned. Thank you for everything! Love, Amanda & Chris” From Sterling, VA

​As an event planner, I have coordinated over 400 wed​dings since living at the coast and will share this knowledge with every event. 

​​Who We Are


Special Days is a full-service event planning company founded by Mel Elaine O'Daniels. After working for a large resort as their Wedding Planner and Event Coordinator for over 7 years, and being in the hospitality industry for over 20 years, I opened Special Days in November of 2016.


Specializing in weddings in the Coastal Carolinas, I have worked with some amazing photographers, DJs, florists and caterers the coast has to offer. I have also forged relationships with many vendors through out the Carolinas. So, if you are looking for a beach wedding or anywhere in the Carolina's, I can make your special day dreams come true.


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