Posts in Inspiration & Ideas
Lauren & Dylan's NYC Restaurant-Inspired Downtown Raleigh Wedding at Merrimon-Wynne

When Lauren & Dylan got engaged, they knew they wanted a wedding inspired by their favorite place to travel, New York City, their love of delicious food, and their closeness with family and friends who are family. Elegant, yet welcoming, was the feel they wanted to create – a special treat for all their loved ones. They chose to host their dream celebration at the historic and stunning Merrimon-Wynne House in downtown Raleigh, North Carolina in the midst of fall.

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25 Breathtaking Tents for your Outdoor Wedding: BRIDES Feature

Here at Gather Together, we specialize in private home, outdoor, and tented events. We love every aspect of a beautiful tent - the blank canvas allows us create a design that truly resembles the couple, custom being our standard. With that, we are so delighted to be featured in the BRIDES article, "25 Breathtaking Tents for Your Outdoor Wedding!"

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Rachael & Jesse's Banner Elk Private Mountain Home Wedding

Rachael, a local gift boutique owner of The Local Squirrel, and Jesse, an Army veteran, were married at Rachael’s parents’ home at the first turn of fall in the NC Mountains. This celebration, featured in The Carolinas Magazine, was magically unique, from a “chapel in the woods” ceremony among Banner Elk’s mountain boulders, to countless thoughtful food and beverage pairings, to details to make each guest feel welcome. They wanted to use locally sourced items and services to reflect the sense of place, while providing a gracious, hospitable experience each attendee would remember as guests of their own home.

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Anna's Coastal Inspired Bridal Portraits at River Forest Manor & Marina | Belhaven, NC

Everything about Anna's bridal portraits was an absolute dream! From a breath-taking riverside venue to an effortlessly beautiful bride, we're beyond excited to be able to share the gorgeous images taken by Katherine Miles Jones.

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Cynthia & Preston's Duke Chapel & Washington Duke Inn Wedding | Durham, NC Wedding

Here at Gather Together we live for the stories behind our couples! After attending the same high school, living miles apart on separate coasts, life brought them together years later at their high school reunion! 
We are so happy to have been part of this beautiful and unique love story, which was recently featured on Carats & Cake. Click to see more of this stunning couple!

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How-To Host Your Wedding at Home, Stress-Free: Domino Magazine Feature | North Carolina Private Home Wedding Planner | Virginia Private Home Wedding Planner

Our favorite celebrations, and some of the most challenging to plan, are beautifully hosted home parties. Specializing in private home, outdoor, and tented events, our events always feel like elegant family gatherings. Thank you to Domino Magazine for having us contribute and share our tip for a stress-free wedding at home!

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Southern Summer at Home Shoot at the Barn of Chapel Hill | Chapel Hill, NC

Our favorite celebrations, and some of the most challenging to plan, are beautifully hosted home parties.  Thanks to the help of so many of our favorite vendors, we had the opportunity to design and style our dream Southern Summer at Home Shoot, featured in Southern Bride & Groom Magazine and recently on SB&G Blog.

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Style Me Pretty Features: Keeping the Pretty Alive!

Relieved and excited that Abby Larson and Tait Larson have pulled out all the stops to make sure Style Me Pretty lives on! We have loved being a part of this inspirational community through the years and are so glad it will continue. In celebration, we want to share some of our favorite feature SMP features here. We hope you enjoy reminiscing as much as we did!

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Spring is in Bloom: The Art in Bloom Exhibit at The North Carolina Museum of Art | Raleigh, NC

It's our favorite time of the year! Art in Bloom exhibit is here this weekend, at the North Carolina Museum of Art. We were so inspired by all of the showcased designers, we had to share some of our favorite installations.  Supporting such talented designers is so important to us, many of whom we have had the pleasure of working with over the years! 

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Rachael's Whimsical Mountain Bridal Portraits | Banner Elk, NC Mountain Wedding At Home

We are delighted to share a few of Rachael's beautiful bridal portraits from Nancy Ray Photography today!

One of the best parts of our job is the constant inspiration we find in our brides, who in their busy lives, still exude so much femininity and grace.  Rachael, a Raleigh native, is owner of The Local Squirrel, a must-visit boutique in Cameron Village filled with chic and whimsical gifts. We love a bride who is her own #girlboss!

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Samantha & Josh's Majestic Blue Ridge Mountain Wedding | Asheville, NC

We were so delighted to see Samantha & Josh's wedding featured on Style Me Pretty that we just had to give you more of this beautiful couple and all of the stunning detail of the wedding. Enjoy!

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Caroline & Jared's Elegant Fall Farm Wedding | Selma, NC Private Home Wedding

Farm weddings have a special place in our hearts, having been in the families for decades and rooted in homestead traditions. Caroline & Jared wanted to host a gracious celebration (and one heck of a party!) where family and friends could feel relaxed and at home.  We are delighted to have Caroline & Jared's wedding currently featured in the Southern Bride & Groom 2018 Magazine!

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Lindsay's Bridal Portraits at The Merrimon Wynne House | Downtown Raleigh

We don't always get to be behind the scenes at our clients bridal shoots, so it was such a treat to see a first look of Lindsay in her gown. We adore these bridal portraits by our friend, Graham Terhune, we had to share! He captured her beauty inside and out!

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Liz & Ronnie's Downtown Raleigh Wedding at The Merrimon-Wynne House | Raleigh, NC

When you have the pleasure of planning a wedding for a sweet couple like Liz & Ronnie, it's hard not to tell their story over and over again. We are so happy to share this wedding today, also, featured in Southern Bride & Groom and Carats & Cake this year!

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Real Wedding: April & Costa's Garden Utopia Wedding | Durham, NC

We cannot believe it has already been a year since April & Costa's beautiful garden wedding in Durham, NC! Wishing this happy couple a very Happy Anniversary and many more to come!

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Real Wedding: Conley & Adam's Classic and Modern Wedding at Angus Barn Pavilion | Raleigh, NC

The fall wedding season is in full swing, and this weekend we will be transforming one of our favorite wedding venues, The Pavilion at the Angus Barn.  We are always thrilled to plan events at this classic Raleigh venue, so we decided to share a past wedding at The Pavilion, with a particularly fun and stunning couple! Recently featured on Southern Bride & Groom, Conley & Adam are a classic couple with modern style.

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Real Wedding: Ella Bess & George's Downtown Wedding | Durham, NC

It has almost been a year, and we can hardly believe it.  Featured in Durham Magazine earlier this year, we're delighted to finally share Ella Bess & George's Durham wedding!

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My Domaine Feature: 9 Small-Wedding Ideas to Try (Because Big Doesn't Always Mean Better)

Considering an intimate wedding rather than a large one? We were delighted to contribute our expertise to MyDomaine's recent article, "9 Small Wedding Ideas To Try."

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Real Wedding: Nancy & Tom's At-Home Wedding in the Virginia Mountains | Galax, VA Wedding

Sharing one of our favorite at-home weddings today, currently featured on Carats & Cake and winner of a Triangle NACE award for Best Wedding! 

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