Be My Valentine?

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Courtesy of Rifle Paper Company

Valentine's Day is right around the corner! Whether you are newly engaged, have been married for 20 year or single and ready to mingle, there are a plethora of ways to celebrate in North Carolina! Our lovely Gather Together ladies shared their ideal Valentine's Day date.

Chelsey:
Durham:
A couples massage at the Retreat
Happy hour at Alivia's on the patio
Vin Rouge for dinner (oysters gratinée!)
Late night at Whiskey
Very late night at Bar Lusconi

Alex:
Chapel Hill:
Four-Course farm to table dinner at The Latern
Enjoy the start at the Morehead Plantarium
Head down Franklin for a bottle of wine (or two) at West End Wine

Samantha:
Raleigh:
A leisurely stroll around the North Carolina Museum of Art
Cocktails at Fox Liquor Bar
Dinner at Capital Club 16
Dancing at Neptune's (especially 80's or 90's)
Head home for a bite of local Videri chocolate and tea

Katherine:
Chapel Hill:
Happy Hour at the Crunkleton (Dusty Cactus Martini... YUM!)
Romantic dinner at The Lantern
Live music at The Cave
Post show cocktails at West End Wine Bar

At Gather Together, Valentine's Day is one of our favorite holidays. Our celebration will be especially sweet with the launch of our new website!

No matter where you go or who you celebrate with, we hope you have a Valentine's day filled with love!

'Til We Gather Together Again...
Samantha

Viki & Tim

A small snippet of information about me: I adore small, intimate weddings. Don't get me wrong, a swanky affair with plenty of friends and family gathered in one place is phenomenal. We have planned events from 15 - 500+ and I have gushed over all of them. However, if I ever walk down the aisle, I would follow the beautiful footsteps of Viki and Tim.

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Viki and Tim beaming on their perfect day.
Photo by Windy Peak Photography

On a hot July day, Viki and Tim cordially invited 50 of their nearest and dearest to celebrate their wedding weekend at the elegant King's Daughters Inn. The couple reserved the entire Inn for the weekend to prolong the fun!

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Viki's dress in the Trinity Suite.
Photo by Windy Peak Photography

Guests were greeted by a hand carved wooden destination sign that pointed to the ceremony in the comfortable and classy parlor.

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Tim's father made the directional signs.
Photo by Windy Peak Photography

The couple exchanged vows eclipsed by an elegant arch of perfectly picked periwinkle flowers by Tre Bella Flowers.

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Viki and Tim exchanged beautiful vows in front of close family and friends.
Photo by Windy Peak Photography

Guests proceeded into the sun room and grand hall to enjoy their signature drinks served from their family heirloom punch bowl and enjoyed dinner catered by Durham Catering Company.

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Family wedding photos were set on the Dining Room mantle.
Photo by Windy Peak Photography

Tim and Viki incorporated their lively personalities by including a swing dancing instructor teach a few moves at the reception. That got the party going and SPIN kept it rolling all night long!

To keep the energy up, Viki and Tim cut a delicious cake and offered their guests See's Candies made in California - Viki's home state!

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The cake topper was from Tim's parents wedding! A perfect personal detail.
Photo by Windy Peak Photography

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The lovely wedding guests gathered outside the Inn.
Photo by Windy Peak Photography

Venue: The King's Daughters Inn
Officiant: Rev. Robin Renteria
Catering: Durham Catering Company
Rentals: Party Reflections
Flowers: Tre Bella Flowers
Ceremony Music: Arioso Strings
DJ: Spin
Swing Instructor: Shari Huggett
Cake: Once In A Blue Moon Bakery
Photography: Windy Peak Photography
Videography: Twenty-One Films
Hair & Makeup: Makeup for Your Day

Jamie & Brian

How about that snow last night! With this chilly weather, we wanted to warm you up with a Gather Together wedding from Spring 2013. Grab some hot cocoa, curl up in a blanket and enjoy the pretty.

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Romance outside the reception & ceremony site.
Photo by Millie Holloman Photography

As we meet clients and start to plan the perfect day, themes begin to evolve for many couples. In Jamie and Brian’s case, the beauty of mixing and mingling styles, flavors and fun became so exciting for us. We cannot express how much we loved this fun couple and creating a magical day. When a quaint downtown mixes with a perfectly primed garden, there is no question that beauty will ensue. Jamie and Brian chose Wilmington’s Atrium as the incredible venue that encapsulated this lovely couples radiant day. As you can see, Jamie and Brian were shining bright amongst their friends and family on a warm May day.

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The urban garden feel was magic on this gorgeous day in May.
Photo by Millie Holloman Photography

The outdoor ceremony at the Atrium was filled with joy. Jamie and Brian included a special blessing of hands where each guest extended their hand toward the bride and groom in prayer. The vibes of goodness and grace were felt up to the heavens.

Following the emotional vow exchange, guests were greeted by Jamie’s uncle’s delicious smorgasbord of food. True to form, the couple chose mingling of different Latin and Asian food that complimented each other with delicious flavors. All washed down dinner with Brian’s brothers’ home brewed beer which he custom labeled for the couple. Finally - keeping it all the family - many of the guests brought homemade cookies for dessert along with locally made Nye’s Cream Sandwiches.

Aside from the couples’ amazing smiles throughout the day, additional bright reception details were created to reflect that organic, yet modern feel that the venue provided.

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Jamie wanted to keep the wedding ecofriendly - bridesmaid bouquets were converted to organic centerpieces.
Photo by Millie Holloman Photography

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Standout pieces were the Legacy display of all their relative's bridal portraits.
Photo by Millie Holloman Photography

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Photo by Millie Holloman Photography

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And speaking of ivy details, Jamie was a knock out in her Ivy & Aster dress!
Photo by Millie Holloman Photography
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We told you they smiled throughout the whole evening!
Photo by Millie Holloman Photography

Cheers to Jamie & Brian.

'Til We Gather Together Again...
Samantha


Venue:The Atrium
Officiant: Rev. Lynne Glaros
Catering: Flaming Amy's
Ice Cream Sandwiches: Nye's Cream Sandwiches
Photography: Millie Holloman Photography
Flowers: Fiore Fine Flowers
Rentals: Party Suppliers
Rentals: Pomp Event Rentals
Rentals: Harborside Event Rentals
Lighting: High Performance Lighting
DJ: Active Entertainment
Hair & Makeup: JSR Creations