Tuesday evening we spent the most memorable time celebrating local talent and meeting new faces at the North Eastern NC Wedding Pro’s Summer Soiree hosted by Sybil Skinner of Yeopim Flowers. We enjoyed tappas created by Jon and Erica of Patricia’s Grille, all of which were made from locally sourced foods, and Sangria which too was made from local wine and fruit!
From the moment we began planning our soiree, we knew that the underlying theme to our event was to showcase the multitude of talents and resources that this small area has to offer. As we began brainstorming, designing and gathering beautiful elements and securing talented people to help bring this event to life, we decided that with all we had planned we should probably utilize every bit of it twice and create a wedding styled shoot with it all too!
Husband and Wife Wedding Videographer duo (and some of our very bestest friends!) Stacey and Bobby Layden of Layden Films were able to model their cute selves for us as a bride and groom at the site of our soiree the night before the event. We brought out all the decor and set up the lovely maypole just for them!
Sybil adorned Stacey with a floral sash and garter (that garter though!!), flowers in her hair and a knock out bouquet, all picked fresh from her flower farm.
The maypole was definitely the center of attention for our shoot and created the most spectacular backdrop! Can you imagine a wedding ceremony taking place within those gorgeous ribbons!?
The evening was lovely and our Soiree the following night was such a fantastic celebration of collaboration and community between all of the wedding professionals in our area! Thank you to everyone who was a part of our summer beautifulness whether donating your talents or visiting as friends! We are so grateful for all of you!
Florals and Venue // Sybil Skinner of Yeopim Flowers
Models // Bobby and Stacey of Layden Films
Hair // Alex James of True Images Salon
Makeup // Sarah Forehand of Merle Norman Elizabeth City
Calligraphy // Elizabeth Porcher Jones
Tappas // Patricia’s Grille
Local Fresh Vegetables // Somerset Farm
Dress // Rent the Runway