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We hosted our first ever Wedding Vendor Showcase on January 12th and it was such a beautiful and inspiring day! We invited a handful of the best wedding designers and vendors in our area to contribute to one of our three areas: the ceremony, cocktail hour and reception. Each team brought their A game and […]

McAlister-Leftwich Wedding Vendor Showcase

January 21, 2019

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Making design decisions for our renovations was both incredibly fun and incredibly stressful. We weren’t putting lipstick on a pig – the homes were already STUNNING. It was our job to restore and enhance. There were a few aspects of the project we really got to flex our design muscles like the lighting, the flooring, […]

Refined Southern Style At Home: Lighting

January 17, 2019

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Beginning the process of touring venues is exciting! It’s probably your first big step in your wedding planning process and oftentimes couples are eager to get started right away. We frequently meet with couples that have been engaged for a matter of days and while they are early in the process, it’s important to think […]

3 Things to Consider Before Touring a Wedding Venue

January 16, 2019

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We love hosting bridal portraits! We’ve had the opportunity to host numerous brides and each time is so exciting. We love the joy that radiates from a bride who sees herself as a bride for the first time. It’s magical! Kristen was absolutely stunning with a gorgeous bouquet created by Abba Design and photography by Liz Grogan. […]

Southern Bridal Portraits

September 25, 2018

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Emily Ley’s Simplified team created a gorgeous, bright and cheery Christmas shoot at McAlister-Leftwich last year! This was another shoot that happened before renovations began, and it was so fun to see the vision for this shoot come to life. I particularly love the shots on the porch – the gray of Leftwich was such […]

Emily Ley’s Bright Holiday Shoot

September 25, 2018

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Last October, just a few months after we closed and before we started renovations, we put together a mini bridal shoot for marketing images for the venue. And I have to say, these are some of our favorite photos – even a year later! This was the first time we ever saw a bride in McAlister-Leftwich […]

Fall Bridal Inspiration

September 25, 2018

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