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We tend to see people shy away from bright colors in their wedding design. It’s not because they don’t love vibrant, fun, rich colors. It’s because they don’t know how to incorporate it in a way that doesn’t feel overwhelming and all-consuming. We’ve had the pleasure of hosting The School of Styling at the McAlister-Leftwich House […]

Wedding Inspiration: How to Use Bright Color in Your Tabletop Design

March 5, 2019

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We’re beginning the week on a beautiful note! This stunning boudoir session is filled to the brim with both inspiration and flowers – what’s not to love!? We were so honored when Melissa Blythe reached out and shared her vision for this shoot. Her team drug a mattress up into the Bridal Suite (yep, those […]

How to Incorporate Boudoir Portraits on Your Wedding Day

March 4, 2019

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Today, we are back with another post in our Friday Introductions series! We’ve asked Co-Owner Cheryl Briley to share more about who she is and what her role is here. We know you’ll love the MLH “mama” as much as we do!   What is your role at McAlister-Leftwich House? I’m the Co-Owner and Operations […]

Friday Introductions: Meet Cheryl Briley

March 1, 2019

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  Hi! I’m Andraya, owner and designer behind Flora Wedding + Event Flowers, and today I’m going to walk you through some easy step-by-step design tips to putting together your own floral centerpiece!     Let’s meet the flowers that brought this colorful little arrangement to life!     (Left to right) Cotton Candy rose, […]

Step-By-Step Centerpiece Tutorial with Greensboro, NC Florist

February 28, 2019

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We’re continuing our Before & After series from our renovations (see our Bridal Suite post here!) and today, we’re sharing about the Gant Room! “Gant” is what we have lovingly named our large reception space. Did you know that the names of each of the rooms (Gant in McAlister and Dixon and Murphy in Leftwich) […]

The Gant Room: Before & After

February 27, 2019

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Today, we are honored to have Chelsey Morrison of Gather Together Events on the blog! She specializes in private home weddings (which makes her especially equipped for work in historic homes!) and we know you’ll love her as much as we do! Chelsea, thank you so much for joining us! Please tell us all about […]

Interview with Chelsey Morrison, North Carolina Wedding Planner

February 26, 2019

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Over the next few weeks, we are going to introduce you to the McAlister-Leftwich House team with a new Friday Introduction series! First up is Kaitlin Holland, Co-Owner and Marketing & Sales Director here. We’ve asked her a few questions about working at the venue…including what it’s really like to work with her mom, Cheryl! What […]

Friday Introductions: Meet Kaitlin Holland

February 22, 2019

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Our first wedding was one for the books. Not only did Eli and Elena’s wedding take place during Hurricane Florence, but we also didn’t even know the couple until a few days before!! Our friends over at Rebecca Rose Events called on a Tuesday. The weather was looking bleak for their tented wedding at a […]

Eli & Elena’s Hurricane Florence Wedding in North Carolina

February 21, 2019

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We are so thrilled to feature one of our favorite film photographers located in the Carolinas, Perry Vaile. Perry is not only a dear friend but an incredible artist and wedding photographer!   Perry, thank you so much for chatting with us today. Please introduce yourself to those who may not be familiar with you […]

Interview with Perry Vaile, Film Photographer in the Carolinas

February 20, 2019

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Last July, we celebrated our Grand Opening with the sweetest evening we could have asked for. It was a warm July night and about 120 of our friends, family, clients, and community joined us as we cut the (gorgeous silk) ribbon and officially opened our doors! We were so lucky to partner with so many […]

McAlister-Leftwich House Grand Opening in Greensboro, NC

February 19, 2019


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