Winston and Trevor’s Duke Mansion engagement party was an absolute treat to behold. The Duke Mansion is by far one of my favorite venues in Charlotte, mostly due to the fact that it has an effortless old world charm that is seldom seen in the greater Charlotte area.
On Sunday, June 3rd, Erin Grey Couture launched their new gown designs at the Foundation for the Carolinas in Uptown Charlotte. This was a much anticipated runway show as the line is the new venture of CJ Bostrom, the owner of JMajors bridal. The premise for the line is based on the idea that a wedding dress does not necessarily have to be one piece but several. By creating different tops and skirts the bride could not only have a custom created dress that reflects her completely but also be able to use the pieces in other outfits if desired. This new generation of wedding dresses have given brides the opportunity to create their own look as opposed to a designer doing it for them. Brides and Charlotte wedding professionals alike attended the event and were wowed by the stunning dresses that CJ created. You can find the dresses at Erin Grey Couture and while you are at it book a consult with CJ and the girls over at JMajors Bridal Boutique.
The first First Annual Charlotte RACE Against the Odds 5K to benefit the Cure Starts Now Foundation was held last Saturday In Weddington, NC. The race is an annual event in honor of Grace McGrath to help raise awareness and support for research and a possible cure for DIPG, which is a rare inoperable brain tumor. I was astounded at the number of people who came out in support of the cause. There were over 700 participants and they raised over 51,000 dollars, which was over three times their goal! I was connected with the McGraths through my wife Rachel. Over the last few months she has worked very closely with them on their website and marketing. More information on DPIG and Grace can be found at Soar with Grace.