NACE Awards

Two weeks ago, Chelsey attended the 2012 Triangle NACE (National Association for Catering & Events) Awards at the always sophisticated and luxurious Umstead Hotel & Spa. NACE is an event industry organization that engages an amazing network of event vendors from caterers, to florists, to event planners and more. Their monthly meetings are a great way to bond with great vendors, discuss new trends, and hear from talented speakers. Many of these members have become great friends throughout the years, and we consider them top notch on our recommendations to brides!

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Chelsey with Triangle NACE President and wonderful friend Laura Petersen of the Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club

The evening was spectacular, but that's not all we have to share. Gather Together was nominated for a big award at this year's event: Best Wedding of the Year. It was simply an honor, and truly humbling, just to be among a group of amazingly talented planners in the same category.

As the program inched toward the category, fingers and toes crossed, the winner was announced...Gather Together Event Planning & Design for Fay & Jon's wedding! In shock and delight, Chelsey accepted the award with great pride and joy! She could not stop smiling the entire night (week...month...)!

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Permasmile and gratitude

While I was not able to personally attend the event, Chelsey relayed all the amazing details. If you know and love Chelsey as much as I do, I pretty much had the following clip in my head of her dancing in happiness, glee, and appreciation to the couple, the vendors, and just life in general...

Yo, girl!

Ahem... Side note from Chelsey: It was more like this...

Go shawty, it's your birthday!

Thank you so much to the wonderful NACE family, and a huge congratulations to the other category winners! Gather Together is grateful for the support the organization has provided the past few years. We look forward to many more fun times in the future!

'Til we Gather Together again...
- Samantha