Happy Halloween to you all!
Hey guys! Happy Tuesday–hope everyone has survived Hurricane Sandy! We have lots of friends and family in the Northeast but so far, everyone seems fine! I wanted to start today off with an introduction of come+together’s newest team member, Sarah!
Hi y’all! My name is Sarah Whitaker and I am beyond thrilled to completely immerse myself into the world of weddings: the good, the bad and the beautiful!
Originally from outside Syracuse in Upstate, NY, I graduated from St. Bonaventure University with a degree in Journalism and Mass Communication. Moving to Charlotte the year after graduation, I fell in love with this little city and couldn’t be happier to be a part of such an ever-growing community. Since I moved here, I have been working in corporate jobs, but always had a desire to let my creative juices flow, while still utilizing and showcasing my love of project management and organization.
The epiphany of my love for all things wedding started surfacing right before my first wave of girlfriends got engaged. We all knew this tidal wave would come, and priding myself on being ever-prepared, I started researching EVERYTHING. I couldn’t absorb enough about venues and music, menus and cakes, florists and bouquets, dresses and rings! There was so much information out there and so little time and I couldn’t help wondering how brides navigated through so many options during their engagement and planning process. In 2010, I made it through planning my own wedding (lots of help from Mom and Robert Mondavi) and it wasn’t two weeks past our wedding date when I realized I was craving the void of wedding mania. That was when I knew I needed to learn more about the planning as a business, not just a hobby of creating Powerpoint presentations and inspiration boards of ideas I loved.
I cannot even begin to tell how you how excited I am about the opportunity to work with and learn from Katrina, meet brides-to-be and their entourages and network with any and all vendors that have the same goal: provide the best service we can to make a bride’s vision not only come to life, but make it better than imagined!
I am beyond excited for this April 2013 wedding to get here! Using oranges and pinks and a killer team of vendors is sure to make this a Spring stunner :). The bride I get to work with through it all is pretty cool too–check her out HERE!
Happy Anniversary to Raegan+Ian! For their full wedding story click HERE.
Katy+Chad were married on the most beautiful September day, and celebrated at The Ritz Carlton’s Urban Garden. I’ve had so much fun getting to know these two over the past year and was even welcomed to sit at their wedding reception with my sweet CFO and eat like real guests–how fun is that?? This team of vendors was a blast to work with! Thank you to all who helped their beautiful wedding come+together! Please excuse the excess of pictures–Richard Israel’s talent for photographing people is unreal!
Photography: Richard Israel (2nd Shooter Lauren Friday Photography)
Ceremony: St. Mary’s Chapel
Reception: The Ritz Carlton Urban Garden
Flowers: Bloom Room
Cake: The Ritz Carlton
Invitation Suite: Katy’s Sister Kristy’s Etsy Shop!
Rental linens+chairs+lounge+draping: Party Reflections
Lighting: Charlotte DJ and Events
Band: Swinging Richards
Wedding Dress: NY Bride & Groom
Hair and Makeup: Flawless by Lauren
Bridesmaid Dresses: Jim Hjelm
Bridesmaid Jewelry: The Boulevard at Southend
Bride’s Jewelry: Diamonds Direct
Shoes: Kate Spade
Strings: Elegant Ensembles
Hey look! It’s the CFO and me! 🙂
Congrats again Katy+Chad!