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Wedding Experts in the Spotlight: Executive's Cutting Edge

By Christina Wight
on June 17, 2017

Is your big day coming up? Are you searching for menswear for your party? Executives Cutting Edge has suits starting at $129 and tuxedos starting at $150, and those are prices to own! 

For more information, or to schedule an appointment please call 919-201-0496 or access the weddings tab at www.theexecutivescuttingedge.com

 

Special Events Venue Spotlight: The Fearrington House

By Christina Wight
on September 29, 2016

The Barn at Fearrington is a truly enchanting venue for large wedding receptions, rehearsal dinners and anniversary celebrations. Formerly a working farm structure, it combines the authentic feel of a true Southern barn with the highest levels of service, cuisine and decor.

Imagine beginning your evening with a cocktail reception on the cobblestone courtyard before entering the charming hallway that opens up to a breathtaking, expansive gathering space perfectly suited for large group celebrations - and fun dancing! The Barn offers a large area perfect for dinner and dancing, with ample seating and a stage for a band.

Adjacent the Barn, your guests will enjoy the extensive decorative gardens, shops, restaurants, inn and spa of Fearrington's Village Center.

Click here for more info.

Proud Supporter of Journey Limitless

By Christina Wight
on June 13, 2016

We are so proud to announce our support for Journey Limitless!

In July 2016 artists and entry-level explorers Simon Pruciak and Alexandra Reddaway are departing for a year long journey around the world on motorbikes.

The objective for the trip is to generate art work which explores the concept of creative geographies (the relationship between Geography and the contemporary Visual Arts) and through participation of different social groups globally to explore this concept through arts education.

Several galleries worldwide already committed to exhibit the work.

The whole journey will be documented through professional photography and video and the progress will be published on regular basis through vlog, blog and social media throughout the journey.

Upon return, alongside the exhibitions of the art work, Simon and Alex will also publish a book (a Hamburg based publisher has already been secured) and produce a film.

chronology of destinations
Country/City

UK: London. Brazil: Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paolo, Curitiba, Iguassu Falls, Porto Alegre. Uruguay: Montevideo. Argentina: Buenos Aires, Rosario, Cordoba. Chile: Santiago, Valparaiso, Hand of the Desert, Antofagasta (Atacama Desert)
Geisers del tatio. Bolivia: Uyuni (Salar de Uyuni), Coroico-La Paz (World’s Most Dangerous Road), La Paz. Peru: Puno (Lake Titicaca), Cusco, Santa Maria (Machu Picchu), Lima, Iquitos (canopy walkway), Ecuador, Baños. Colombia: Las Lajas Sanctuary, Narino, Caño Cristales, Ráquira, Boyacá, Barichara, Santander. Panama: Panama City, Santiago, David District, Costa Rica, San Jose. Nicaragua: Managua. Honduras: Tegucigalpa, El Salvador. San Salvador. Guatemala: Guatemala City. Mexico: Tapachula de Córdova y Ordoñez, Salina, Cruz, Mexico City, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mazatlan, Los Mochis, Hermosillo, Puerto Peñasco, Tijuana, Baja California. USA: Santa Monica (Malibu), Mojave Nt Preserve, Las Vegas, Death Valley Park, San Francisco, Portland, Seattle. Canada: Vancouver, Victoria. Japan:Tokyo, Kamakura, Hakone, Kyoto, KYUSHU, Osaka. Malaysia: Kuala Lumpur. Thailand: Bangkok. Cambodia: siem reap, Kaoh Ker, Kampong Cham, Phnom Pehn, Ream National Park, Ho Chi Min City (Viet). Vietnam: Ho Chi Min City (Viet), My Son temple, Hoi An, Hue, Ha Long Bay, Hanoi. Laos: Luang Prabang, Vang Vien, Vientiane. Burma: Shwedagon Pagoda, Ananda, Myanmar, Pindaya, Myanmar, Mandalay. India: Guhawati/ Shillong, Bongaigaon, India Rumtek monastery/Namchi. Nepal: Kathmandu, Lukla India: Patna, Kolkata, Bhubaneswar, Puri, Brahmapur, Visakhapatnam, Vijayawada, Chennai, Bengaluru, Panjim, Mumbai, Surat, Ahmedabad, Munabao. Pakistan: Karachi, Turbat. Iran: Iranshahr, Bam, Kerman, Mehriz, Naein, Kashan, Tehran, Zanjan, Tabriz, Ardabil. Azerbaijan: Lankaran, Bilasuvar, Baku, Shamakhi, Ganja. Georgia: Tbilisi, Gori, Kutaisi, Batumi. Turkey: Hopa, Rize, Trabzon, Samsun, Sinop, Zonguldak, Istanbul, Edirne. Bulgaria: Plovdiv, Sofia, Serbia: Nis, Belgrade. Bosnia: Sarajevo. Croatia: Split, Zagreb. Slovenia: Ljubljana. Italy: Gorizia, Venice, Milan. Switzerland: Geneva. France: Dijon, Paris, Calais. UK: Dover, London.

For more info or to give support to this amazing artistic journey go to:

https://journey-limitless.com/


WetKnots now available at Haven Spa Boutique in Fearrington Village!

By Christina Wight
on June 10, 2016

We are proud to announce that WetKnots are now available at Haven located in Fearrington Village.

Inside this beautiful little spa boutique you’ll find a comprehensive selection of skin and body care items – many of which are used at the adjacent Spa at Fearrington – including the Elemis and Molton Brown, both leading luxury brands from London. The collection of luxurious home items, elegant sleepwear, linens and pampering products for home-use await. A dream of a shop!

Click here for more info on Haven Spa Boutique!

A bit of Fearrington History:

R.B. Fitch started Fitch Creations, Inc. in 1960, and began creating Fearrington Village in 1974. Fitch Creations, Inc. continues to be a family business, run by R.B. and assisted by his daughter Keebe and son Greg. Located just down the road from the college town of Chapel Hill, North Carolina, Fearrington Village encompasses a real estate community and thriving Village Center. Set on a former dairy farm, the boutique shops, restaurants, inn, spa and special events venues are open to the public.

As both Fearrington’s builder and developer, R.B. Fitch oversees the real estate development throughout Fearrington Village with the help of Fitch Creations, Inc.’s team, from sales to design to construction, many with more than 20 years experience with the company.

Fitch Creations, Inc. also owns and manages most of the businesses in the Village Center, including The Fearrington House Inn and Restaurant, The Spa at Fearrington, McIntyre’s Books, Dovecote Style, The Fearrington Granary Restaurant, The Belted Goat deli, Roost beer garden and special events productions (including weddings and corporate events).

 

Wedding Experts in the Spotlight: Ida Lou Weddings & Ashley Morra

By Christina Wight
on February 22, 2016

 

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By Christina Wight
on February 14, 2016

Wedding Experts in the Spotlight: Krystal Kast Photography

By Christina Wight
on December 14, 2015

There are so many great things to say about Krystal Kast- she is so talented, fun and just a joy to be around. I love photography and admire the talent it takes to capture a beautiful picture. Her photography is stunning and her passion for what she does is felt if you have the chance to talk about photography with her. We happen to be neighbors so I also get the privilege to hang out with her and her beautiful family. She is one of the reasons we love living in Fearrington Village- Friends make life so much sweeter! 

Krystal's distinctive style is a unique balance of fine art, photojournalism and timeless portraiture. She has an artist's eye for beauty and composition with a finely-honed talent for creating stunning portraits while capturing the true emotion and beauty of the day. Krystal is a graduate of the University of Montana’s Fine Art Department where she received a BFA with Honors in Fine Art in photography. She is a preferred photographer for Fearrington Villiage as well as a Southern Weddings Blue Ribbon Vendor.

Her work has been published in Style Me Pretty, The New York Times, Southern Bride, The Knot, Weddings Unveiled, Southern Bride and Groom, Southern Bride and The Bride's Book.

http://www.krystalkastphotography.com/

 

Special Events Venue Spotlight: The Tate House

By Christina Wight
on October 05, 2015


Just 45 minutes north of Atlanta is the elegant and romantic pink marble mansion, known as the Tate House. The classic southern romantic fantasy is felt throughout the stately plantation like setting. The gardens invite you to stroll through the centuries old oaks and to host your garden wedding amongst the six flowing fountains and picturesque statues surrounding the Atlanta outdoor wedding site. This North Georgia wedding venue features the 19,000 square foot mansion and 4,000 square foot formal ballroom. It is an excellent example of the “second renaissance revival style,” which is an adaptation of Italian and English classical styles.

The Tate House is listed as the Pink Palace in the National Register of Historic Places, making it the perfect destination for your Georgia historic home wedding. Built as a private estate home by Colonel Sam Tate, land baron, philanthropist and business tycoon in 1926, it is now open as one of the most spectacular Atlanta wedding venues.

In 1834, Samuel Tate purchased the land the Tate House stands on and moved his family from Lumpkin County, Georgia. His son, Stephen Tate, began the mining of marble, which eventually placed Tate, Georgia on the map. It was Stephen Tate’s son, the eldest of his 19 children, known as “Colonel Sam Tate,” who consolidated the marble interests and gained control by 1917. Designed by the International Architectural Firm of Walker and Weeks, Cleveland, Ohio, building began in 1921. Legends were told of a rare, bright pink marble, referred to as “Etowah” marble. In 1920-21, Colonel Sam began watching the rare Etowah Pink Marble that came from the quarry just behind the house.

Setting the matching pieces aside, he began construction of the Pink Marble Mansion. By 1926, Colonel Sam, his brother Luke (family attorney) and sister Florentine resided at the mansion. The second floor has four bedrooms, each featuring its own marbled bathrooms, mantled fireplaces, plus a morning kitchen and an office. The summer kitchen on the first floor has the original triple oak iceboxes and tin sink with butler’s pantry.

Colonel Sam died in 1938 at the age of 78, only 12 years after moving into his house. Neither he, his brother Luke nor his sister Miss Flora ever married. The last of the immediate family left the house in 1955. The house remained unoccupied and neglected until 1974, when Ms. Ann Lard of Arizona discovered it. She purchased the house and began a 10-year restoration project. In January 2001, the estate was purchased by Holbrook Properties, LP. Lois Holbrook and Marsha Mann plan to continue the restoration of the mansion and gardens. Recently named one of the top “must see” places in Georgia by Georgia Magazine, the beautiful pink marble mansion is one of the most photographed homes in Georgia and one of the most popular North Georgia Special Events Venues.

Wedding Experts in the Spotlight: Cheryl-Anne Kast

By Christina Wight
on October 01, 2015

 

 

I had the pleasure to meet Cheryl-Anne and her beautiful family this year. She just has this amazing calming presence- and I could just listen to her South African accent all day. Our little ones became instant friends and after attending her sweet little one's birthday party- I knew she was in her element and an amazing wedding planner. 

South African native Cheryl-Anne Kast began her career in the events industry with a Bachelor’s degree in Culinary Arts from The Institute of Culinary Arts in Stellenbosch, South Africa. Her passion for impeccable cuisine landed her a position as Pastry Chef at the Conran Group’s acclaimed London eatery, Coq d’Argent. With stops at Lambs of Stratford-upon-Avon and the World Service Restaurant in Nottingham, she honed her skills as a Pastry Chef and gained extensive knowledge of catering and events.

In 2006 Cheryl-Anne made a fateful move to the Tarheel State with the opportunity to join the AAA Five Diamond , Forbes Five  Star Fearrington House Restaurant, a Relais & Chateaux treasure nestled in the lush farmland of Pittsboro, NC. 

Cheryl-Anne’s attention to detail and vast experience made her a stand out at Fearrington. She made a smooth transition from the kitchen to Catering Manager and Weddings and Special Events Manager where she served thousands of clients over the course of 6 years in creating unique, beautiful, and meaningful weddings, bridal luncheons, private intimate dinners, corporate events, charitable events such as the annual Peter Michael Foundation Charity Auction and Dinner, as well as the prestigious Thomas Keller Dinner in 2013 are just a few of Cheryl-Anne's accomplishments.

 

In 2015, Cheryl-Anne founded Kast Events LLC, giving her the opportunity to serve a more diverse clientele. Her calm demeanor paired with her flawless attention to detail makes Cheryl-Anne a favorite of brides and hostesses alike. Cheryl-Anne’s clients benefit from her vast experience and valuable relationships with top area vendors, supplying show-stopping floral, inspired menus and rental details that make an event. These relationships create an avenue for successful event design and execution. Whether an intimate event or a lively wedding celebration, Cheryl-Anne’s aesthetic and talent makes her a star within Triangle events industry.

Cheryl-Anne resides in Pittsboro with her husband Alexander, their adorable daughter Amelia and puppies Micah and Waldi.

http://www.kasteventsnc.com/

 

WetKnot & Bridetastic Deluxe Wedding Day Emergency Kit = Wedding Day Perfection!

By Christina Wight
on September 30, 2015

We just love this Deluxe Wedding Emergency Kit by Pinch Provisions.This gorgeously giftable, silver & gold embossed presentation box (with complimentary gift tag) opens to reveal a premium platinum tote brimming with 101 wedding day essentials. The Bridetastic's 101 must-haves are neatly organized into four removable compartments: beauty, fashion, personal care, and bridal.

 

 

WetKnot + Bridetastic Emergency Kit = Wedding Day Survival Perfection!

For more information about Bridetastic Emergency Kit or to order go to:

http://www.pinchprovisions.com/products/bridetastic-survival-kit

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