Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Summer Soiree Vendor Highlight: Organic Exposure Photography

We're super excited that Ben McKeown of Organic Exposure will be our photographer to document the Summer Soiree evening!  We love Ben's work - and, fun fact: he and his wife were clients of C and D Events!
Meet Ben:

I am a Raleigh native who has spent some time most recently living in Nashville, TN but moved back a year ago to be closer to family again. I started photographing weddings when I was 13 with my mom and haven't stopped since. In 2006 I started Organic Exposure with the goal of helping people tell, save, and celebrate their stories. I think that every person's individual story deserves a unique look. I feel that wedding photos are best when they capture what is happening naturally rather than an artificially created moment. This way, when you're looking at the photos after the wedding, the photos are a reminder of a real memory, rather than one that's hollow. 

In addition to Organic Exposure, I am a freelance photojournalist. I shoot regularly for the Associated Press, INDY Week, The News & Observer, The Herald Sun, The Triangle Business Journal, among others.

I'm really excited to be apart of this event because last October I married my wife Mallory and the C&D team were our coordinators and we couldn't have had our wedding without them. We believe in their work and passion, happy to be apart of something they're doing!

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Summer Soiree Vendor Highlight: Greenhouse Picker Sisters

These ladies are not only an excellent wedding vendor that we partner with often, but they are also great friends to us!  We're excited that they'll be styling the Summer Soiree this year!  Check them out:

Greenhouse Picker Sisters is a unique Vintage Rental Company because we have vintage rentals and we offer comprehensive styling & design services.  This allows you to simply rent out our items and use them to create your vision or you can share your vision with us and let us do the work. We will use our expertise to create your dream space while you sit back and watch. It’s that easy.  Working with our clients and bringing their vision to life is one of our absolute favorite things about this business. We have many different package options: we can deck out your whole space or simply create “Wow Factor” areas that will give your event the extra character and unique flavor you are looking for.  If you don't see something you are looking for on our website, PLEASE don’t hesitate to ask! We are constantly adding pieces to our inventory and we might have that exact piece you are looking already. If we don’t , we do love a good hunt and are always up for adding new pieces to our inventory.We’d love to connect with you about Greenhouse Picker Sisters and what we can do together to make your event amazing! 

We are so excited to team up with the Bradfrod and C and D Events for this fundraiser because we believe in giving back to our community.  We want to always be a company that puts other people before ourselves and takes care of those that can't always take care of themselves!  We enjoy doing events like this because they have heart and bring together community and are honored to be asked to be a part of it!

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Summer Soiree Vendor Highlight: The Freezing Pointe

We hope you're staying cool on these hot Summer days lately!  Have you RSVP'd for the Soiree yet? Here's the link to do so if you haven't!  We're hoping to see YOU there!  There's no better way to beat the heat than by enjoying some sweet cold treats!

We love the Freezing Pointe - they are good industry friends and run a very delicious ice cream company!  Come out and enjoy some of their yummy ice cream at the Soiree! Here are a few words from Andia, the owner:

The Freezing Pointe is a local, small business based here in The Triangle. We pride ourselves in making a super premium ice cream in a variety of traditional and unique flavors and offer completely customizable sundae bars for weddings, corporate and all kinds of celebrations! Besides offering a high quality product, we work hard to provide top notch customer service and build lasting relationships with our customers. As we say, once you become a customer, you become part of our family for life! 

We are proud to be working with The Bradford for their summer Soiree fundraiser. It is a great cause and we feel that ice cream makes everyone happy, so why not share??