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Laura doesn’t just make people look good with Niadele’s natural makeup, she makes them feel good, too. “You are beautiful,” she assured me after I was finished pointing out all the flaws and imperfections on my face. I’ve had problems with acne since I was a teenager, it’s something that I’m super self-conscious about, but […]

Wedding Products

August 18, 2016

High Country Creators: Niadele Natural Makeup

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Before you spend a single penny on your wedding, a budget should be set. While this may be the least glamorous part of wedding planning and you might be tempted to skip it, it is extremely important. But I’m sure you’re wondering, how to create a wedding budget, right?! Well, I’ll let you in on […]

Wedding Planning

August 4, 2016

How to Create a Wedding Budget that Works for You

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Wedding planning can be a stressful experience but it certainly doesn’t have to be if you have the right team of folks keeping you on track and helping you stay organized. That’s where The Whole Shebang comes in! Meris, the owner and principle planner, along with her capable team of experienced professionals help bring a couples’ […]

Wedding Planning

July 28, 2016

High Country Creators: The Whole Shebang

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You burst into tears at the drop of a hat. And you’ve lost 5 pounds because you’re so stressed out and frazzled. You and your partner are getting snippy with each other and arguing about nothing important because you’re both feeling exhausted. You just want *the* day to be over with. Wedding planning is stressful! […]

Wedding Planning

July 15, 2016

Hiring a Wedding Planner vs. Doing it Yourself

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When I was finally ready to begin the process, I had no clue how to start wedding planning. I was getting lost in all the details that weren’t as important instead of focusing on what mattered most. Then one day the graphic designer in me said, “Why don’t we approach this like any other project we’d […]

Wedding Planning

June 9, 2016

How to Decide When & Where to Get Married

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When it’s time to start thinking about how to make a wedding guest list it can cause feelings of overwhelm and confusion. Am I right? The thought of doing this pretty much paralyzes you, so you do nothing. You have no clue where to start or who to invite to your wedding so you avoid […]

Wedding Planning

June 3, 2016

How to Make a Wedding Guest List

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The Grand Opening event for the Overlook Barn, a new NC wedding venue, was something I’ve been looking forward to ever since I got the beautiful hand-lettered invitation in the mail. I’m a sucker for gorgeous penmanship and pastel watercolor designs so I RSVP’d immediately!  Since a handful of couples getting married at Overlook Barn […]

Wedding Planning

May 25, 2016

Overlook Barn Grand Opening: A New NC Wedding Venue

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Giftysong creates custom wedding songs for your special day and pretty much any other occasion you can think of. Think proposal songs, anniversary songs, theme songs, birthday songs…the list goes on and on! Using your input and feedback and their amazing musical skills, Todd and Emily, will personally customize a tune that you will want […]

Wedding Planning

April 27, 2016

High Country Creators: Giftysong | Custom Wedding Songs

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Choosing the right wedding vendors is an important aspect of the wedding planning process that can make or break your entire experience. Without vendors, planning your wedding day can prove to be a bit of a challenge, especially if you attempted to do everything on your own…DIY-style. Good vendors will help create a memorable event […]

Wedding Planning

April 22, 2016

Choosing The Right Wedding Vendors

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Gadabouts Catering has been operating for well over two decades and they cater up to 50 weddings every year—sometimes 4 weddings happen in one weekend! It wasn’t Eileen’s intention to get into catering but she stumbled upon this path when the idea of being a social worker didn’t pan out. Now she’s saving the world […]

Wedding Planning

April 14, 2016

High Country Creators: Gadabouts Catering