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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!

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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.

Guildford Green Foundation Gala {2015} | Greensboro NC Event Planner

When Nick, my dear friend and proprietor of 1618 Concepts, shared that this year’s annual Guildford Green Foundation gala would be wedding themed, I am pretty sure that I squealed with excitement. Over the next several months, I had the great pleasure of collaborating alongside the wonderful GGF gala committee and the incomparable Proximity Hotel to pull together a fabulous and memorable event in honor of love and equality. Looking back at the event, it truly was the wedding reception we have all been waiting for.

Thanks to Katie Klein Photography for sharing her talent and these photos with us!

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Event Design: Leigh Pearce Weddings | Photography: Katie Klein Photography | Venue, Catering, Event Design, Event Production: Proximity Hotel | Floral + Event Design: Brenda McLamb | Musical Direction: Jessica Mashburn | Linens: Party Tables | Chiavari Chairs: Partymakers  | GGF Gala Committee: Nick Wyatt, Cecilia Thompson, Jessica Mashburn, Jeff Smith, Lina Urmos, Sarah Poole, Evan Olson, and so many more!