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Colleen & Tristan: 9.30.17
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Photography: L'amour Foto // Venue: Iron Horse Events //

Catering: Green Planet Catering // Band: The Rusted Rails //

Dress: Rent the Runway

We're Having a Party @ Lantern Restaurant: November 8th, 2017
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Industry Night at Lantern

I'm working with Andrea Reusing and her team over at Lantern Table in Chapel Hill to give their (already great) events program a little facelift. We're having a fall celebration for event professionals in the Triangle next Wednesday, November 8th, to showcase their beautiful events space, Lantern Table.

If you're in the events industry and interested in attending, please RSVP to by November 5th. The party will be held from 6:30-8:00 PM. We'll be offering tours of the space, fall seasonal cocktails and light bites.

Below are some images of the three-part Lantern Table Events space: the kitchen dining room, bar, and garden patio.

The Lakewood Upstairs and Rooftop-Durham, NC

Over the last month, I've had the pleasure of working with Phoebe Lawless on her newest restaurant's private events space, 'Upstairs and Rooftop at The Lakewood.' Phoebe is best known in the Triangle for Scratch Bakery, a favorite local spot in downtown Durham for baked goods and counter lunch service. A smaller version of Scratch is going to be located downstairs at the Lakewood.

 Located above the main restaurant, the newly renovated private event space features an enclosed rooftop and an indoor loft area. The upstairs space is going to be perfect for intimate weddings up to 50 guests, rehearsal dinners and receptions, and daytime luncheons. The rooftop could also be the ideal location for a bridal or baby shower. I can't wait to see what's next for the  team over there, and it's been a pleasure getting their private events off the ground!

The Rooftop overlooks the historic Lakewood district of Durham. The space comes with pre-installed outdoor lighting, in-house furniture and umbrellas.

The Rooftop overlooks the historic Lakewood district of Durham. The space comes with pre-installed outdoor lighting, in-house furniture and umbrellas.

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The Lakewood Building & Upstairs

Originally constructed in the 1920s, the building was the original home of the Davis Baking Company, founded by local Dairy farmers, Cary and Charlie Crutchfield. After decades in operation, Davis Baking closed up shop in the 1990s.The current renovation of the building has preserved the best earmarks of the building’s pre-war origins, including its iconic historic sign, with both classic and modern utilitarian interior details. The Davis Baking sign is afixed to the  Upstairs loft space (pictured above).

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Main Restaurant

The entire downstairs restaurant is also available for your next party or wedding, in combination with the rooftop and upstairs space. 

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Delicious Food




Chef Lawless is offering a range of events menus, including Seasonal, Artisanal cocktails, American craft cookery, and an array of her famous desserts.


                   At the end of the day, drinks on the roof. Speaks for itself!



Events by Emily just spent the week in Iceland, at a friend's wedding at Hotel Budir. The ceremony was in this beautiful church, called Budakirkja. Located in the south coast of the island's Snoefellnes peninsula, the first Budakirkja was built in 1703 by a local merchant. It rotted down, then was reconstructed in 1848 at the request of another merchant's widow. Recently the church was restored and moved to its current spot, where weddings are often held.

The church was the perfect remote location for a small ceremony! There are two bells in the church from the 17th century, and the door ring is an original, dating from 1703. Hotel Budir, next to the church, is a popular location for wedding receptions as well.