Triangle Wedding Pros Compete to Create Pop-Up Styled Shoots at Triangle NACE
How do great event professionals stay on top of their game? By participating in amazing professional organizations like the National Association of Catering and Events! Awesome organizations such as this one seek to promote high standards of education and collaboration amongst members of the events community. This week, our Publisher Robyn Mangrum and Director of Sales Maureen Powell, along with our friends at Southern Bride & Groom, had the pleasure of acting as a panel at a Triangle NACE event. The event was hosted at the Stockroom at 230 and The Glassbox, two of Downtown Raleigh’s most beautiful venues. In charge of coordinating this unique event were Dana Cadwell at C & D Events and Jennifer Buenviaje of Makeup for Your Day, who did a spectacular job showing off their skills at handling so many moving parts! North Raleigh Florist created the beautiful entrance arrangements. Photos below by Fancy This Photography
To start the night, our panel spoke on the nature and evolution of styled shoots as well as the strategies that vendors can use to get their work published in bridal publications and blogs. Following the panel, 6 teams of event professionals participated in a pop-up styled shoot competition, using an array of elements to create “styled shoots” in the themes of Bohemian, Sweet & Romantic, and Dramatic, all in just 30 minutes. They had the choice of everything from linens to accessories to the models and their wardrobes and worked together to create some amazing tablescapes! We were so impressed with their innovation and imagination that it was hard to pick a favorite! But, as judges of the event, we were tasked with selecting the shoot that we felt best took advantage of the provided elements in a print-worthy way. Our choice? Table C – Romantic And Sweet!
Weddings Magazine Styled Shoot Winner – Photos by Red Bridge Photography
Team Members: Casey Harris, Events by La Fete | Jennifer House, Makeup for Your Day | Caitlyn Derrico, Hampton Inn and Suites Brier Creek | Amy Greene, Going Greene Events, E.E. Productions | Carrie Cassidy, The Umstead Hotel & Spa | Jessica Lee, The University Club | Stephanie Keene, Carolina Country Club | Lily Ratcliffe, RSVP Events | Nicole Smith, Vision Events Weddings & Event Planning
Styled Shoot Participants: Linens, Classic Event & Tent Rentals, | Tabletop, Greenhouse Picker Sisters | Florist, Artfully Arranged | Dresses, Bella Bridesmaid | Calligraphy, Kirsten Snow Letters | Tuxes, Bernards Formalwear | Hair and Makeup, Makeup for Your Day | Venue, The Glass Box
All of the other tables capes were beautiful in their own rights! See below for even more inspiration.
Bohemian | Photos by Fancy This Photography
Dramatic | Photos by Red Bridge Photography
Romantic and Sweet | Photos by Adam Chapin Photography
Bohemian | Photos by Adam Chapin Photography
Dramatic | Photos by Fancy This Photography
Other Meeting Contributors: Catering, Soigne Events | Cocktails, The University Club| Desserts, The Cupcake Shoppe and Freezing Pointe | Table Arrangements, Artfully Arranged | Furniture, Themeworks | Production, Spin |