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Creatives for a Cause

It was such an honor to be a part of the first Creatives for a Cause event last week! Hosted by Molly from Ply, the event brought together creatives to host an evening of mini-workshops with 100% of attendees' registration fees benefitting UNC Children's Hospital

The event feature chalk lettering by Maghon of All She Wrote Notes, pastels by Lisa Gaither, a DIY stationery bar from Molly of Ply, sweet treats from Sugar Euphoria, and a floral crown class taught by us! And of course, the lovely Rickhouse hosted our event!

Below are some of our favorite shots from Mikkel Paige Photography of the evening! 

Want to be a part of the next Creatives for a Cause? Leave a comment below with your name and email address or drop a note to Molly at molly@loveply.com and she will add you to the list!

The Sky's the Limit!

Back in July when we announced Ashlee joining the team, we teased a little photoshoot we had with Mikkel Paige Photography. Today, we're so excited to share the rest of the images Mikkel captured for us that day! 

First up are the amazing headshots she took of both of us (especially fun with flower crowns!), then the images from our ride up, up and away in the hot air balloon!

Venue: Bennett Bunn Plantation
Hot Air Balloon: Hot Air Marketing and Over the Rainbow Balloon “AD”ventures
Photography: Mikkel Paige Photography
Hair and Makeup: Parlor Blowdry Bar
Dresses: Rent the Runway
Jewlery: Gemma Jewels

The sky's the limit!

Image by  Mikkel Paige Photography   |  Calligraphy by  Bella Joviality

Image by Mikkel Paige Photography  |  Calligraphy by Bella Joviality

The sky's the limit these days!! 

After starting this journey just a year and a half ago in January 2014, my little business has blossomed beyond my wildest imaginations. And as it continues to bloom, I've realized that in order for Simply Elegant Floral Designs to continue to best serve our lovely brides and clients and grow, I needed to add a new face to my team.

Today I'm thrilled to introduce Ashlee Little, my new Studio Manager + Floral Designer!

Ashlee joins the Simply Elegant team after several years as an event planner and floral designer. With a background in customer service and project management, Ashlee is a logistics queen! Paired with her floral design skills, I know Ashlee will be a great fit and help manage the behind the scenes details and operations of the business, while also assisting with floral design for our many weddings and events.

Ashlee and I have worked together since mid-May and have so far completed 11 weddings, several social events including rehearsal dinners, engagement parties, baby showers and more! 

To mark the next phase of Simply Elegant Floral Designs, Ashlee and I celebrated with a fun photoshoot by Mikkel Paige Photography -- because together the sky's truly the limit! Stayed tuned, because we'll have much more from our shoot soon!