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Can I ask you a question? How much money would you be content with making this year? But seriously, stop reading for a second and get a number in your mind. For all of you follow-the-directions types out there: yes, I mean after taxes. And yes, by “content” I mean as dictionary.com puts it, “a […]

The Surprising Truth About Income and Happiness

April 25, 2019

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When it comes to celebrations (weddings, showers, luncheons, parties), there is rarely an event where (in the South at least) you show up empty handed. Whether that’s a nice bottle of wine, a hostess gift, or a gift for the newlyweds, you’re likely to pass out a dozen or more gifts throughout the course of […]

DIY Hand-Painted Gift Wrap

DIY Hand-Painted Wrapping Paper at historic venue McAlister-Leftwich House in Greensboro, NC

April 22, 2019

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Mimosa bars are a detail that can easily add color, personality, and (of course) champagne to your event! Bridal showers, luncheons, or just a get together with friends can be elevated by the presence of juice, fruit and bubbles. Simple as that! After having designed dozens of mimosa bars, I’m here to share the must-haves […]

Mimosa Bar Must-Haves

Mimosa bar inspiration at McAlister-Leftwich House in Greensboro, NC

April 11, 2019

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We are back with our final installment of the McAlister-Leftwich Friday Introductions! (In case you missed it, meet Kaitlin, Cheryl & Katie). Today is a special one because we recently announced her partnership at the venue as our new In-House Florist (see the announcement post)! We’re eager for you to get to know the lady […]

Friday Introductions: Meet Andraya Northrup

Greensboro, NC Florist at McAlister-Leftwich House

April 5, 2019

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Alright, friends. Get ready! We have a BIG announcement… We are overjoyed to introduce you to our new In-House Florist, Andraya Northrup! If you’ve been following along for any amount of time, you’ve probably heard us sing Andraya’s praises! She’s no stranger to the McAlister-Leftwich House (see her work at the Grand Opening Party, The […]

The NEW McAlister-Leftwich In-House Florist!

Greensboro, NC Wedding Florist

April 4, 2019

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We have been so honored to have worked with the Simplified team since before we even began renovations! We’ve hosted two of their holiday shoots and were over the moon when they wanted to shoot their 2019-2020 planner launch here. I have been a huge fan of Emily Ley since I met her at a conference about […]

Emily Ley’s Simplified Planner Shoot at McAlister-Leftwich House

Emily Ley's Simplified Planner Shoot at McAlister-Leftwich House

April 3, 2019

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Today, we have Ally and Bobby, North Carolina fine art film photographers, here to share five ways you can help ensure that your wedding photos turn out beautifully! Ally and Bobby are not only dear friends, but some of the best in the industry. They consistently produce exceptional images that are cherished by their clients […]

5 Tips (From Photographers) to Make Your Dream Wedding Photos a Reality

Gold ring set photographed by Ally & Bobby at McAlister-Leftwich House in Greensboro, NC

April 2, 2019

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We’re interviewing another one of our favorite Greensboro businesses today! Ita Collective is an artful girl’s clothing company created by my friend, Sydney. Her commitment to ethical, creative, and empowering designs is inspiring! Sydney, thanks so much for taking the time to tell us about Ita Collective! First, please introduce yourself to those who may […]

Small Business Highlight: Ita Collective

Ita Collective girl's clothing at McAlister-Leftwich House in Greensboro, NC

March 28, 2019

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We’re excited to have Chelsea Head of the Greenhouse Picker Sisters on the blog today talking all about how to create a “wow factor” with specialty rentals! She’s sharing three ways to incorporate unique pieces into your next wedding or event.  When planning your wedding, there are so many decisions you need to make for […]

Specialty “Wow Factor” Rentals with Greenhouse Picker Sisters in Raleigh, NC

Greenhouse Picker Sisters vintage rentals at McAlister-Leftwich House in Greensboro, NC

March 26, 2019

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A couple of weeks ago we had the honor of hosting this beautiful winter wedding! The touches of emerald and gold throughout the day were absolutely perfect, especially considering the wedding was the day before St. Patrick’s Day. Erin and Jay were such a sweet couple and the whole day was such a wonderful celebration […]

Emerald and Gold Real Wedding at McAlister-Leftwich House

Emerald and gold wedding at McAlister-Leftwich House in Greensboro, NC.

March 25, 2019