Real Wedding: Jackie & Jon

It is a heart-filling moment when you see a couple's wedding day reflect them perfectly.  We loved watching Jackie & Jon's unique ideas unfold and personalities come through during the planning process. You may have seen their beautiful day featured on the Southern Bride & Groom blog a few weeks back, but we couldn't resist sharing all the goodness here too. Riley MacLean Photography captured their wedding at Rock Quarry Farm and these images are nothing short of breath-taking. Enjoy! 


It was definitely a party to remember thanks to many amazing vendors! 

Venue: Rock Quarry Farm  |  Caterer: BoxCarr Farms  |  Desserts: The Cupcake Bar  |  Donuts: Monuts  |  Photography: Riley MacLean  |  Florist: Watered Garden Florist  |  Rentals: Party Reflections  |  Linens & Tableware: CE Rental  |  Lighting: Get Lit Special Event Lighting  |  Decor: ThemeWorks  |  Pre-Ceremony Music: Thornhill/Parker Duo  |  Ceremony & Reception Music: SPIN  |  Transportation: Greenway Transit  |  Hair Stylist: Syd's Hair Shop

Til we Gather Together again,


Giving Thanks

As we hurtle towards the holidays I thought I’d take a moment to sit down with the ladies behind the curtains of Gather Together to talk about what makes Thanksgiving so special to them.

What’s your favorite Thanksgiving memory?

Chelsey: I can't think of a favorite, because Thanksgiving is always so much fun. I just love having a house full of great people and great food! In addition to our large family, we usually have a handful of friends - the more, the merrier.

Kat: We always hosted family at my parents' home and one year mom & dad forgot to turn on the oven! The turkey was our final course, but we all laughed and snacked on side throughout the afternoon. It ended up being a ton of fun and we had a funny story in the end.

Which dish can you not live without on your Thanksgiving table?

Chelsey: My dad makes sauerkraut balls: sauerkraut, sausage, cream cheese, breaded and fried. They are so addictive! Also, it wouldn't be a gathering of my family without wine and charcuterie.

Kat: This is a toss up between my momma's mashed potatoes and my sister's pumpkin pie! 

Do you and your family have any interesting/unique Thanksgiving traditions?

Chelsey: Before the blessing, we say what we are each thankful for. It might not be very unique, but is always so reflective and emotional, and puts everything in perspective.

Kat: We always watch the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade while we cook. It's not Thanksgiving without the Rockettes high-kicking in front of Macy's or seeing Santa Claus bring up the rear of the parade. 

Will you be watching football? Who will you be cheering for?

Chelsey: There is a football game on Thanksgiving?

Kat: Go Seahawks! 

What’s something that you are thankful for this year?

Chelsey: I am thankful for my rockstar team!  That includes my amazing Gather Together girls, as well as my wonderful hubby and supportive family and friends. I am so lucky to have them all in my life.

Kat: I am thankful for my growing family. I gained a husband, my in-laws, a nephew and a niece this year! 

From all of us at Gather Together – We wish every one of you dear readers a holiday chock-full of love, graciousness, reflection and laughter (and elastic waist pants).

Happy Thanksgiving! Til we Gather Together again,


Real Wedding: Amy & Will

It's always a treat to share real weddings on our blog! Today feature's Amy & Will's beautifully classic wedding and reception. A delicate, white palette with highlights of greenery and soft pinks, the feel of this wedding was timeless. Will and his gents sported white dinner jackets and Amy's maids looked polished in a gorgeous metallic. Not to mention Amy's stunning illusion-neckline gown. The couple married at Saint Mary's Chapel and the reception was held at historic Merrimon-Wynne House. We love how the couple's classic style came through in all the details and we adore that they included their sweet pups in their portraits. The day was surprisingly warm for a March wedding and the talented Kristin Moore captured it all perfectly! 

You can also see more of Amy & Will's gallery featured on Style Me Pretty. Enjoy! 

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Amy & Will's was gorgeous, right? A lot of this is thanks to all of the fantastic vendors who worked hard to bring it all together! 

Ceremony Venue: Saint Mary's Chapel  |  Reception Venue: Merrimon-Wynne House  |  Officiant: Rev. Rick Clayton  |  Catering: Beau Catering  |  Flowers: Greg Warren Flowers  |  Cake: Sweet Memories Bakery  |  Photography: Kristin Moore Photo  |  Videography: Inkspot Crow Films  |  Rentals: Party Reflections  |  Paper & Printing: Paper Buzz  |  Ceremony Music: Hayes Barton Methodist Church  |  Reception Music: Horizon  |  Transportation: White Horse Transportation  |  Hair Stylist: Parlor Dry Bar  |  Planning & Design: Gather Together, LLC 

Til we Gather Together again,