Sunday, August 13th, 2017 | 2-4pm
about this workshop
A hands-on workshop with tips and wisdom from industry experts on how to throw a meaningful celebration of love without losing your mind.
In this two-hour workshop, attendees will be lead through a work session on crafting custom wedding ceremonies and have the opportunity to ask questions of a panel of experts about coordination, catering, styling, hair and make up, photography and decor. Also, River Takada-Capel of Rivtak Handmade will partner with Spoonflower to lead a DIY workshop on creating custom textile decor for your wedding. Guests will also have the opportunity to tour The Durham Hotel and learn about their wedding offerings.
Snacks and refreshments will be provided by Chef Andrea Reusing of The Durham Hotel.
Guests will receive a comprehensive planning notebook created by Heather Cook and Bound Custom Journals complete with resources from the experts, helpful planning guides and a recommended vendor list for all things wedding.
As an additional bonus, attendees will receive a sweet swag bag with wedding-related samples from local artists and makers.
Following the workshop, attendees are invited to join the panelists for an informal happy hour on the roof at The Durham for more follow-up conversation.
about the curator
Heather is a community builder who loves a good party. She started Shind!gs Events in 2009 and has been coordinating creative community gatherings, weddings and benefit concerts in the Durham area ever since.
As an educator by trade, "One Party at a Time" offers up the opportunity for her to blend both worlds and support couples in planning their weddings by sharing resources and tips to help guide them through the process.
featured workshop experts
Gary Phillips has officiated many weddings in the Triangle area. He specializes in helping couples create meaningful ceremonies that are customized to fit their relationship to each other, their community and the world around them.
Gary is a writer, naturalist and entrepreneur. He lives in a rammed earth house in Silk Hope with his wife Ilana Dubester. Gary avidly reads poetry and anthropological science fiction, studies amphibian activities on full moon nights and was once pastor of the Mt Zion United Methodist Church in Pittsboro.