Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Georgeann + Daniel: Rustic Barn Wedding

Last year, I had the chance to coordinate several close friends' weddings.  This rustic October barn wedding was so special to me - my high school best friend got married at her parents' quaint farm in Goldsboro, NC.     The ceremony was held in front of the horse barn that she grew up riding at - the same barn that we had high school dance parties and Young Life club at.  A full on dance party reception was held behind the barn under a tent - the brisk October night was perfect!  It was so special to be back at "the Barn" to celebrate Georgeann and Daniel's union!

Photography: PictureMade Photography
Venue: Stewart Family Farm, Goldsboro, NC
Caterer: Bread of Heaven Restaurant 
Band: Rebekah Todd & the Odyssey
Day of Coordination: Becca & Kelsy, C and D Events

Friday, January 16, 2015

Alter Ego #2

We have re-named this series "Alter Ego." Being a mom and owning a business that is mostly ran from home, you very rarely get dressed into what most people consider to be "normal clothes." For years, my closet went from cute skirts, dresses, and tops to things I could nurse in without flashing everyone, or things that were just plain and comfy. Now that we have an office- there is a new sense of "going to work" and we are trying to dress the part! I love putting on a great outfit with some awesome heels and feeling like a person again! So, this series is meant to inspire those mommas and work from home people.

A few things about the series. We try to use what we already have in our closet. Every now and again we will introduce a new piece we got, but for the most part, it is clothes we have owned for awhile! One thing I am learning is to look at my clothes in a different light. maybe pairing them with something different that gives it a whole new look!

This week our schedule was all over the place. I think it may have been trying to get back into the swing of things after the holidays- which means our typical networking Thursday was..well..almost every day this week. We have been a little hermits in the past few years between having babies and building this monster. One of our goals for this year is to get out there more! I love networking with the pros in this industry, they are so much fun!

This week we got the chance to meet with some awesome vendors, attend The King's Daughter's Inn Open House and the Fig and Honey Open House. Both were filled with great people and awesome opportunities to connect, chat, laugh, and share war stories. Total side note- it you have not been to F&G - go. Right Now. Today. It will make you smile and want to go back every day for lunch (or dinner). So.Yummy.

One of the outfits this week was one I was wanting to try out- but I hadn't had the opportunity to until this week. With the help of my very eager 4 year old, I picked out a black pencil skirt that I have owned since a freshman in college. It sat collecting dust for about 3 years whilst I was either pregnant, or trying to get off the baby weight. I paired it with my new tights from Old Navy (super steal at $5!), my Nine West Pumps, and a polka dotted top from Kohl's I got a few years ago. I have a secret to share - I actually really like a lot of tops from Kohl's (does that make me sound like a mom or what?!?). I kind of used to snub my nose at it, but they have some really great lines like the Vera Wang collection and LC. You also can not beat some of their prices!

Ok - onto the outfit..

Not a bad ensemble using what I have! I actually really like this one and will probably put it on my "go to" list for meeting with clients.

Happy Friday Everyone!

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Stylized Shoot

Last summer we had the amazing privilege to host a stylized shoot with some seriously awesome vendors! We met Brent and Anna with Live View Studios by happenstance. They saw The Bradford and immediately felt like it was the perfect fit for their vision.

That morning people from all different trades swarm in and transformed The Bradford into this gorgeous setting that I can only hope gets re-created for a wedding!

Here are the oh-so talented vendors:

Photographer: Liveview Studios
Calligraphy and Florals: Serendipity Design
Stationary: Crafty Pie Press
Styling and Furniture: Farm and Filigree
Hair and Make-up: Michelle Clark
Live Painting: Tesh Parekh
Cake: Edible Art
Enjoy the Pictures - they will for sure inspire you!

Thanks so much to all these talented people who made our Bradford look amazing! We hope to host again real soon!!