I have a lot to be thankful for. Four years ago, starting Gather Together was the beginning of what would become a dream come true for me. I am fortunate enough to have grown relationships with the best wedding vendors in North Carolina, who have been supportive of my business from day one. I am also fortunate enough to plan and design the happiest of days for the sweetest of clients. What could be better?!
As business has grown, the need for supportive team members with impeccable standards has remained apparent. Our ladies in black work so hard on wedding days and have to remain steadfastly (but pleasantly) calm at the same time. Leading them is always an honor and a pleasure, and I could not pull off the fantastic events we do without them! Now, it's time for Gather Together to grow with another leader joining me...
Introducing: Gather Together's new event planner, Katherine Hollander Brown!
I could not be more delighted to have Katherine on board! She comes to Gather Together from a catering and venue event planning background and has been assisting with Gather Together weddings for several years. Katherine knows the industry inside and out. Organized, dedicated, stylish, and charming don't begin to describe some of her personal qualities. As Katherine takes on Gather Together events, I feel so happy that brides and clients will get the opportunity to know her. She is a gem and I am lucky to have such a strong member of my team!
Bursting to tell the news, Katherine and I brainstormed about how to share. Headshots are great, but do you know what's better? A pretend party.
We styled a mini-inspiration shoot, simply designing a party the Gather Together girls would throw if we were the hosts! Photo shoots can be a lot of work, but I'd be lying if I said we didn't thoroughly enjoy getting makeovers, dressing up, and sipping sparkling rosé while attending our pretend party.
We are so thankful for the Merrimon-Wynne House, Katherine Miles Jones Photography, Makeup for Your Day, Watered Garden Florist, Party Reflections, and Party Tables, for partnering with us to create this beautiful shoot! We love working with you and are very grateful for your talents and generosity!
Another area where Gather Together is growing is our blog! The spectacular Samantha has taken our blog to the next level over the past few years, and I hope you've enjoyed reading her helpful insights and recaps of some of our favorite wedding days. Samantha now passes the reins to our new blogger, the fabulous Fay Marin! We are so excited to have Fay, not only because she is an incredible writer with a great eye for beauty, but also because she is a past Gather Together bride! If she can't speak to the wonderful experience of planning with us, no one can. Welcome, Fay, and readers, enjoy!
Thank you to all who have supported Gather Together from day one. My business would not be successful without the top notch vendors, clients, family and friends I am so lucky to know. Thank you for helping me grow!