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Guilford Green Foundation Gala at Cadillac Service Garage | Greensboro NC Event Planner

The quote from the movie Gatsby, “A little party never killed nobody,” was definitely the heartbeat of this event theme. And boy did we party!

This was the second Guilford Green Foundation (GGF) gala I have had the pleasure of being a part of and to say it gets better every year is an understatement. The theme for the gala this year was Speakeasy meets Gatsby and I’ll say, I think we knocked it out of the park! From the downtown restored warehouse to the music to the flowing champagne, every detail was meticulously planned by the amazing committee and myself (shout outs to come!).

Before we get into the fun details and lively party, it is worth noting that the party was amazing but the cause in which we came together for was the true shining star. If you aren’t familiar, GGF creates unity through programming and philanthropy that advances equality and inclusion for LGBTQIA communities. In short, the gala raises thousands of dollars every year to support these organizations and programs and I am so proud to say that we exceeded our goal!!

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Event Design: Leigh Pearce Events | Photography: Katie Klein Photography | Catering: 1618 On Location | Venue: Cadillac Service Garage | Accommodations: Proximity Hotel | Floral Design: Plants & Answers| Musical Direction: Jessica Mashburn | Rentals: Southern Event Rental | Vintage Rentals: The Prettiest Pieces + Triad Stage | Lighting + Sound: Audio + Light | Paper: Party Chick & Paper | GGF Gala Planning Committee: Evelyn Day, Nancy Vaughan, Sarah Poole, Jessica Mashburn, Evan Olson, Tony Doles, Debbie West, Ivey Ghee, Sabrina Jones, Leigh Anne Kincaid, Stacy Calfo, Leigh Pearce and so many more!

**GGF Friends: If you want to see more photos from the gala, please visit http://www.enjoyphotos.com, and fill in the following information:

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Leigh Pearce is the owner and creative director of Leigh Pearce Events, a boutique event planning and design company specializing in luxury weddings and highly personalized corporate, social, and charitable events. LPE is based in Greensboro, NC, and serves Greensboro, Winston-Salem, High Point, Raleigh, Chapel Hill, Durham, Asheville, Wilmington, and the rest of North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, and destinations beyond with impeccable and exclusive event experiences. Connect with Leigh today at 336-552-5645 or leigh@leighpearceevents.com about your special event.

Southern Weddings V9 Launch Party at The Carolina Inn | Chapel Hill NC Event Planner

When the ladies at Southern Weddings Magazine asked for my help for their V9 launch party, I was beyond happy to oblige! I simply adore the magazine and knew that anything those talented ladies had dreamed up would be amazing. I chatted with Marissa about her initial ideas to create a love letter wall based on the key editorial in the latest issue. From there, we collaborated on this lovely, interactive wall that was such a fun edition to the party!

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My dear friend, Anna Paschal Photography, tagged along for the party and I am so grateful for her helping hands. We started with this beautiful white wall from Paisley + Jade and added ribbon then soft blue envelopes with mini white clothespins (no easy feat as many calculations were made for perfect lines!). Next up, Serendipity Designs Raleigh added the final touch – a lush greenery garland and fresh blooms. The result was stunning and is such a great idea to translate into escort cards or a guest book at a real wedding. File that one away, friends!

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Jessica of Simply Jessica Marie reached out to me a few days before the party with a top secret surprise for the SW ladies. She had painted this beautiful portrait of them and needed the perfect spot to place it. I knew this sweet little writing desk was the perfect home for her artwork.

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Loved working with these two talented ladies, Marissa and Jessica!

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Here are a few more sneak peeks of the party from the fabulous AJ Dunlap for those of you that weren’t able to join us!

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Love Letter Wall Planning + Styling: Leigh Pearce Events | Photography: AJ Dunlap | Vintage Rentals: Paisley + Jade | Venue + Catering: The Carolina Inn | Floral Design: Serendipity Designs Raleigh | Calligraphy + Artwork: Simply Jessica Marie | Swag Bags: Bash Bags, Belle and Union Co., All She Wrote Notes, The Paisley Ribbon, Laurel Calligraphy, The Virginia Artisans, Canvas HQ