Wednesday, January 26, 2011

L'Orage Casino Night

Six years ago, I created a group with some friends called "L'Orage", which is French for "The Storm", to put together an event to raise funds for victims of Hurricane Katrina.  L'Orage held a very successful fundraiser at Pop's restaurant in Durham with dinner, music and a silent auction, and we were able to give a substantial amount of money to the Interfaith Food Shuttle - a Triangle wide organization that helps to feed people in need.

In November, L'Orage was resurrected by a larger group of my friends, with an even larger group of women signing on to help where they could.  We decided to plan a fabulous casino night event in Durham, this time to benefit a Durham organization called KidZNotes which teaches classical music to young children in "challenged" areas of Durham.

On Saturday, we held a fun and festive affair at the Durham Arts Council downtown with 175 people in attendance.  We were able to raise about $4,000 for KidZNotes, which we are very proud of!  I wanted to share with you a blog post from Durham Magazine, so you can read a bit about the event and see a few photos.

Hopefully, we will have many more successful and fun events in the future and some of you can come out to support us.  We'd love to have you there!'-at-l'orage-casino-night/index.html


Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Whitney & Justin - An Asheville Affair

Our good friend Ivy Robinson asked us to carry out the weekend of a very special wedding she had planned, but couldn't be present for due to previous obligations.  She created a gorgeous wedding, and we were more than happy to be the ones to see it through.

Whitney and Justin are a sweet couple who not only look like the perfect J.Crew models, but are obviously head over heels in love.  It was a pleasure to work with them and so fun to be a part of their beautiful ceremony and wild reception - what a party!

Thanks to all of the fabulous vendors involved and especially to my own Katherine and Rani, who helped make the weekend run super smoothly.  And thanks again to Ivy for trusting us with her wedding.  Enjoy this spread in Charlotte Wedding Magazine!