Well, it’s March, the weather is getting warmer, the trees are starting to bloom and I’m gearing up for wedding season! Part of my continued education, networking and personal growth plan is membership in the Triangle NACE organization (National Association of Catering Executives). NACE holds monthly meetings at local properties where a very large part of the area venues & vendors meet to network, discuss trends and also learn from distinguished speakers. The meetings are usually great fun with great food, people and you always walk away with a better feeling of the entire market.
The March meeting, however, was a bit different. The leadership of Triangle NACE pooled their talents and essentially donated a wedding & reception to Josh McMinis & Christina Stein – a very lucky & deserving couple – with the local NACE chapter in attendance. Held at the beautiful Sutherland property in Wake Forest, NC, Christina & Josh were married on the lawn area under a beautiful sky and fabulous weather. Many local vendors donated their time and efforts into providing a spectacular wedding for the happy couple including the venue, food, drinks, wedding cake, tuxedo, gown, rings, photographers, videographers, DJ, etc… It certainly was a wonderful evening to be a NACE member and I’d like to wish my most heartfelt congratulations to both Josh & Christina!
Here’s a few photos from the evening!