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The trees are beginning to bloom, daffodils are popping through the ground and the temperature is finally warming up, which can only mean one thing: spring. It has been a long, chilly winter here in Greensboro, NC, and spring is welcomed more than it knows! There’s something about the newness of the season that seems […]

3 Tips for Your Outdoor Spring Dinner Party

March 21, 2019

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Today, we are featuring local Greensboro, NC artist Kelly Hovis. We loved hosting her website shoot last year and we thought she would be a great person to start our small business series with. I’m also the lucky owner of one of her beautiful paintings, and if you can believe it, they look even more beautiful […]

Small Business Highlight: Kelly Hovis Art

March 6, 2019

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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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  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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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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Last week we hosted our first Galentine’s event and it was such a fun evening! Andraya of Flora Wedding & Event Flowers came and taught a hands-on centerpiece workshop. Women came from all over the Triad to spend time with their friends, learn all about flowers and composition, and create their own arrangements! The ladies […]

Galentine’s Floral Centerpiece Workshop

February 18, 2019

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We always get so excited when people want to use McAlister-Leftwich House for their bridal portraits! Why? Because we believe they are a special and precious time in the planning process for the bride. It is a chance to see your whole look put together for, what is most likely, the first time. This is […]

3 Tips for Timeless Bridal Portraits

February 13, 2019

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One of the amazing parts about running The School of Styling and the McAlister-Leftwich House is that the two go hand-in-hand so nicely. Case in point: we get to host The School of Styling twice a year at the venue! It’s not only infinitely easier than traveling because of my growing family, but the venue truly […]

The School of Styling in Greensboro, NC

February 12, 2019

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With so many beautiful royal weddings over the past few years, we are loving all of the inspiration. Did anyone else wake up in the wee hours of the morning to watch them?! While we can’t all be royalty, there are some simple ways you can incorporate these trends into your own wedding.   Greenery […]

Royal-Inspired Wedding Trends

January 24, 2019


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