Thursday, February 28, 2008

The Rockstar Workshop

This past Sunday, I had the privilege of hosting the opening party for Corey McNabb's Rockstar Workshop, once again! We had a wonderful time, and everyone really seemed to have a lot fun getting to know one another. There were several photographers from all over the U.S. that came to soak in as much knowledge as possible. I'm so happy I got to be a part!

Liz, with The Purple Iris, arranged some very cool arrangements for the party...thanks, Liz!

Delicious cappuccino pound from Cakes by Jane, and an incredible chocolate carving by Chez Nous Confections.

My crazy husband (isn't he adorable?), me, Jill (the gorgeous, classy, fabulous, spectacular wife of Corey McNabb), and the rockstar himself! :) Oh, and I just noticed my sister-in-law, Laura, peeking her head into the picture. She is also and expectant mother! I am going to be an aunt!! Yipee! :)

The FANTABULOUS and gorgeous, Amber Holritz, who takes amazing self-portraits! :)

Monday, February 18, 2008

Kate and Kevin

Kate and Kevin's wedding was spectacular. With specialty lighting, flowers by The Bloom Room, and the beauty of Homewood...It felt and looked like a dream. When Kate and I first talked, she told me her mother had passed away from breast cancer just a few years back. Kate wanted to make sure that this wedding reflected her mom's love, beauty and grace. Since pink is the signature color for breast cancer awareness, we fused this color into every detail in her mother's memory. In the planning process, I discovered Kate loved feathers, hanging crystals and candlelight, so we used these to accent the entire wedding. Fortunately, we had Corey McNabb and his associate, Amber, covering the event to capture all of the gorgeous details! I feel blessed to have worked with Kate and Kevin in planning such a wonderful occasion. They will always hold a special place in my heart... I am certainly happy that they decided to come all the way from Houston, Texas, to have their wedding in the mountains of North Carolina! What better place is there? :)

Kate and her wonderful dad, Tom.

Programs by Baggie Goose!

The always perfect calligraphy of Dana with A Fine Line Studio. She was responsible for all the calligraphy on the place cards, table cards and other touches...Thank you, Dana!

The P.I.N.K Ribbon cocktail was their signature drink for the evening, and it was chilled as it flowed through an intricate ice carving by Masterpiece Ice.

Look at this cake by Cakes by Jane! Wow!! It was perfect...

Joanna (singer) and Lief (above) with Orange Krush kept the crowd dancing! They are awesome!

I love this picture of Kate with her dad...

I'm not even going to ask... :)

Friday, February 8, 2008

Lindsey and Nick

Lindsey and Nick's wedding took place in October at a chapel surrounded with woods. Liz with The Purple Iris, transformed this chapel into an enchanted forest...and it truly felt magical! To top off the day, the guests were then treated to an elegant sit down meal at the Grove Park Inn Resort. The always fantastic, Corey McNabb, took the photographs, while Four Seasons Films captured the event. You can watch the trailer of this wedding on my website! I want to say a special thank you to Lindsey's parents, Vikki and Jim. They have become like family, and they treated me this way. It was such an honor to plan this amazing wedding for such an incredible family. I was actually very sad to see the wedding come to an end because I enjoyed every moment. I wish the best of the best for Lindsey and Nick's future together...they deserve it!

Here are lots of pictures...I couldn't just pick a few, they were all so good!

Isn't she beautiful!!
That dress was stunning...

Getting on the trolley to head to the ceremony...

Lindsey and her daddy (Jim)

Love this shot, Corey...

Lindsey and her mom, Vikki

Think she is happy? :)

It was a perfect October evening...

Corey, the bride and me!

It was hard to say goodbye at the end the evening...