My Wednesday was for the birds! But I am learning that in owning your own business, that happens occasionally, and I just need to keep moving forward! To that end, here are some vibrant green goodies for your viewing pleasure, including two Chinese parrots. One is circa 1970 and one circa 1910...Another example of where you can have the look, or the genuine article, depending on your preference and budget. The parrot on the far right contains a “China” stamp, and is over 100 years old. Open again Thursday, 11 to 4, and Friday, 11 to 3.
#thefabfoo #shoplocalraleigh #chineseexport #chinoiseriechic #designdistrictraleigh #majolica #antiquestore #antiqueshop #raleigh #raleighnc #green #colorpop #vintagedecor #raleighdesign #majolica #progresscourt #thankfultodowhatilove #919 #dtr #downtownraleigh #decor #vintagestyle
Calling all my lovely ladies!! 💃🏻
Are you tired of your same, old program that has left you wondering how you’ll ever reach your goals? Often overlooked and dismissed from a mislead fear of “getting bulky,” strength training is the answer you have been looking for all along.
This is why I’m super excited to announce that I’m launching a new small group training on Wednesdays at 4:15pm for 8 weeks, starting next week (1/23) @heatraleigh
! Sorry boys, this group will be geared towards women 💁🏻♀️
Together, we will focus on strength training #strongnotskinny
, work on exercises that are not accessible in a group fitness environment, and track our progress, all with some additional accountability from me and your workout partners! We’ll also spend some time learning why strength training is so important, especially for females 🤓
DM me for more details!! #strongnotskinny #ladieswholift #heatletes #heatstrong #downtownraleigh #personaltraining #strongwomen #smallgrouptraining
NEWSFLASH! 📰⚡️We are in the final weeks of website development and plan to go live before the end of the month! 🥂🎉 That's right. So you're looking for a credenza? BOOM.💥 You'll be able to see exactly what we have on hand in a jiffy. Chairs. Tables. Art. Storage. Conversation pieces. All in one happy little digital home. 🏡 We're launching with a great selection of our inventory and will be adding new pieces daily as we go through and photograph all of our vintage friends. 📸 We're thrilled to make shopping with us even more fun for our wonderful customers and now with a side of instant gratification! ATTENTION LOCALS: Pricing on our website will include shipping to all of the lower 48 states. So if you can pick up your piece in Raleigh, hit us up for a deal and a steal! More coming soon ... we can't wait to launch this beautiful beast into outer space! 🚀#goingdigital #finally #laboroflove #wortheverypixel #vintagefurniture #vintageaccessories #vintageart #findsraleigh #downtownraleigh #raleighnc
KNOWLEDGE: Gearing up for the weekend here at Transfer Company with a throwback unearthed by @OldeRaleigh
! Check out the full story below and check out our "hours" highlight for this weekend starting tomorrow, Thursday 17th. #TransferCommunity
Pictured is a Carolina Coach Company bus located in front of their office and maintenance shop at 500-510 East Davie Street c. 1939. This was the last year Carolina Coach Company was located in this building. Fast forward to 2019, we now use this historic building to transfer food, community, and knowledge. Thank you @OldeRaleigh.
for sharing this photo and preserving the history of Raleigh's past through each post.
✨💕Wow thank you @midtownmagazine @caryliving
for this sweet feature! Kicking off 2019 (and TEN YEARS in biz) the right way! This journey has been a ride full of fun and we couldn’t be more thankful for all you and the laughs along the way. Cheers to many more and a kick-ass 2019!💕✨
providing some 1-on-1 movement review during team training. Seeking out a coach for this sport will be one of the most important things you can do to be successful.
Join the waitlist today to be notified when we are accepting new athletes - email email@example.com
FUNDRAISER FOR RPD OFFICER AINSWORTH
On Wednesday, Jan. 9, Raleigh Police Officer Ainsworth was responding to a call when he was fired upon and struck multiple times. Since then he has been at Wake Med Hospital fighting for his life.
Donations (as cash) will be accepted at any time prior to the event if you are unable to attend but want to donate.
•Date: Saturday, Jan. 19
•Time: 900a (arrive at 830a)
•Cost: Your donation (cash)
The workout will be a partner workout and adjustable for all athlete levels. Please arrive no later tha 830a to complete a waiver if you are not an athlete at Raleigh CrossFit. Heats will be created as needed. The focus will be on working hard in honor of Officer Ainsworth.
HUGE BUNDESLIGA MATCH! Friday at 2:30, Hoffenheim hosts Bayern Munich!! Bayern are in second looking to gain ground on first place Dortmund while Hoffenheim are only 6 points of Champions League positioning! Start your Friday off right! #downtownraleigh #soccer #bar
Madeline Clark is such a natural in front of the camera with her perfect hair and sweet but fierce glances. it was such an honor to finally photograph one of Josie's best friends <3
Great Saturday Footie Lineup:
10AM LIVERPOOL vs. Crystal Palace
Man United vs Brighton
Bournemouth vs West Ham
12:30 ARSENAL vs Chelsea
And for of course, at 2:30 France vs THE US WOMEN'S NATIONAL TEAM!! Get in early for the best seats!! @LFCRaleigh #downtownraleigh #soccer
Excited to welcome these two to the shop on Feb 1st for Sip🍷Shop🛍Sign🖋 for the annual @trianglewineexperience
! Save the date y’all!
Is your chiropractor ART® certified? Active Release Technique (ART) is a patented, state of the art soft tissue system/movement-based massage technique that clears problems involving muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia, and nerves. Almost all pro sports teams have an ART provider on their treatment team and ART is widely recognized as the gold standard in soft tissue treatment. Go to the Find A Provider tab on www.activerelease.com to find someone who’s certified near you (or just come see us here in downtown Raleigh, NC!). By the way, congrats to Dr. Fay for recently passing the Lower Extremity Level 2 certification. 👍
We're in the Washington post! See the link in our bio.
All this + more is live on the blog today! This is how you make a statement at your wedding — wow. @wyldeflowers
created the most breathtaking display of flowers that looked as if they were literally growing out of the @merrimonwynne
staircase, and it’s far and away one of the most stunning, impactful, and memorable details we’ve ever designed. I barely had words for it as the incredible @wyldeflowers
brought this staircase to life with abundant flowers + greenery for Alexia + Corey’s wedding.
The bride had her first look with her daddy right here, and it was also the first thing guests saw as they entered cocktail hour — and it was truly so special + gorgeous as a backdrop for so many meaningful moments!
Planning, design, styling @stephanieshaul
"So you're tellin' me you don't eat the food that falls on the floor?," Roxanne, @lifewiththedoodle
This stunning wedding in its entirety is live on the blog today, and goodness is it a beautiful one! Who Lauren + Grant are as individuals and as a couple was reflected in each and every detail and element of design that we planned and brought to life (like their bespoke invitation suite from @oaksandgraypaper
), and these two wanted a day that brought full glory to God, that celebrated their commitment, love, and vows to one another, and that generously celebrated their family and friends.
Link in bio for so much more!
Planning + styling @stephanieshaul
Invitation suite @oaksandgraypaper
#stephanieshaulevents #puttingthesassinsasser #thesassers2018
This romantic horsehair edged tulle skirt I added onto my wedding gown was one of a few bespoke touches I dreamt up to really make my dress my own. I’ve been purging our upstairs closets + came across my wedding dress just now... and it brought my such a flood of the happiest memories! I so wish I could re-live that most magical + perfect day, but I’m eternally grateful for the memories, photos, and film to forever preserve that day. Just seeing + holding my gown in my fingers is pretty surreal + special, and it truly was the best single day imaginable!
And shame on me... I’m that wedding planner and bride who has yet to get her dress preserved almost two years later! I know I really, really need to... ha!
(Also, more spontaneous, in-the-moment posts like these make me so happy!)
I’m not sure how I can narrow down a most memorable moment from our wedding day, as every single moment is etched in my memory so vividly. Holding hands with Rob around a door and praying + talking together is definitely one of them!
I remember @allyandbobby
coming over to me after I had put on my wedding dress and veil saying that it was time to pray with Rob. I was suddenly hit with overwhelming emotion: endless excitement, nervousness, giddiness, and happiness! I started tearing up as I walked towards the door, and I couldn’t help it as the tears rolled down my cheeks (can you spot that single teardrop on my cheek?!).
Getting to hold my soon-to-be husband’s hand, hear his voice, and pray together was incredibly memorable, touching, sacred, and sweet, and I was filled with peace and excitement. It was far and away one of my favorite moments of the day!!
Wedding planner, designer, stylist @stephanieshaul
Wedding coordinator @happilyeverafterraleigh
Hair + makeup @teighla_norris
Featured on @southernweddings
#ScholltoShaul #stephanieshaulevents #SWweddingdayjoy
There are some really, really exciting + fun things coming up in 2019 (and even this month!) that have me squealing with happiness. I seriously cannot wait for some big reveals + to finally share top-secret projects and plans!! This business sure is a blessing, and I am continually amazed by the marvelous opportunities, generous people that are placed in my path, and dreams that come to fruition. It certainly doesn’t happen overnight, but... it can definitely happen with a whole lot of determination, courage, hope, hard work, faith, and gratitude!
Your platform (in this case, social media: my blog + Instagram), whatever it may be, can be such a powerful tool for sharing your story. It’s so true, y’all. We get to choose what we want to share + how we share it + hope that we can inspire or encourage or give hope or whatever it is with others — and how we can use the platforms we’ve been given (wherever they are, and whatever size they are) to share our stories, our lives, our experiences, our thoughts, our outlooks... and hope that in sharing, one person may be impacted in ways we can’t even begin to imagine. And so often, we may never even know how our struggles or successes or stories or words impact others!
I’ve shared about online dating and how Rob + I met a few times over the years, and I have a whole blog post dedicated to this, too. What I never, ever expected, though, was that by openly sharing our love story and how we met (online! on Coffee Meets Bagel!), I would somehow inspire women I’d never met (and a few that I did) to give online dating a shot or to try something they were afraid of or to embrace the season they are in. Y’all, it blows my mind (thank you Lord!!) when I get messages or emails, often from complete strangers, who tell me that my story (somehow!!) gave them the courage or the encouragement to try online dating... and knowing that it also worked for them. Our stories and experiences are all so different, and some people may not find lasting love online, but if I can somehow use my little platform — and know that lives are changed for the better — then I plan to do so. And proudly! How insanely amazing is it that over a dozen strangers (now online friends!) are married or engaged simply because, as they’ve told me, they were inspired by our love story and my words?! No credit to myself, however, it’s all God — absolutely. But it’s pretty surreal think about and see the ripple effect... and to know that there is a little more love, hope, and joy in the world.
Today is a full + fun day, and these are the days I love!! I’ve got a coaching session at one of my favorite coffee shops with a budding wedding planner, picking up items/running errands for a SUPER exciting surprise coming your way soon (hint: our wedding cake baker @thecupcakeshopperaleigh
is a stop on my list today!), a final wedding planning meeting with one of my incredible brides, a consult for a 2020 wedding, and then a date night with my handsome husband. Oh and it’s 8am and I’ve already gotten my inbox back down to 0 after starting my work day bright + early! Let’s make it a great one, friends!!
My expert tips, tricks, + advice for navigating + prioritizing your wedding budget are on the blog today! From the very beginning, it’s extremely important to have a firm grasp on what your wedding budget is so that you have realistic expectations and can accurately plan for what you’re going to spend in each category — so hop over to the link in my bio for all of that + more!
And if you have any questions about a wedding budget, ask away in the comments!!
PS: can you just feel how in love these two are?! perfection.
Planning + design @stephanieshaul
#thesassers2018 #puttingthesassinsasser #stephanieshaulevents
"It's rebellious, in a way, to choose joy, to choose to dance, to choose to love your life. It's much easier and much more common to be miserable. But I choose to do what I can do to create hope, to celebrate life, and the act of celebrating connects me back to that life I love. We could just live our normal, day-to-day lives, saving all the good living up for someday, but I think today, just plain today, is worth it. I think it's our job, each of us, to live each day like it's a special occasion, because we've been given a gift. We get to live in this beautiful world... I want to say, "What can I do today that brings more beauty, more energy, more hope?" Because it seems like that's what God is saying to us, over and over. "What can I do today to remind you again how good this life is?" | Shauna Neiquist, Cold Tangerines
Styling a couples’ invitation suites is just too fun — and you can’t help but make some magic with a bespoke invitation design from @gatheriecreative
in the faintest dusty blue with a blush envelope, lush florals from @wyldeflowers
, my favorite velvet ring box from @the_mrs_box
, vintage stamps + a wax seal, and with @allyandbobby
behind the lens! Visually telling this bride + groom’s love story through their wedding design — and seeing all of these elements come together so cohesively, beautifully, and meaningfully — is the heartbeat behind my work!
It’s my first day back in the office for 2019 after a refreshing, fun, relaxing Christmas break! This January is a bit busier than usual for me, and I can’t complain — I have two marvelous winter weddings just around the corner that I’m so, so excited for!!
Today has been filled with a lot of anticipation + excitement for all of the beauty + love unfolding this year, along with tackling my overflowing inbox, final prep for these two winter weddings, consults with some new 2020 brides, and crossing lots off my to-do lists (yes, lists). I can’t help but feel so giddy + so grateful for the work I get to do and the marvelous clients + vendors I get to work with!!
Coordination + styling @stephanieshaul
I love sharing (again and again!) the heart and mission behind my business and my work. The core of Stephanie Shaul Events is to plan grace-filled, elegant, joyful weddings with beautiful, meaningful, Southern details and design, and we believe in loving our couples well throughout their entire engagement, on their wedding day, and as they begin married life. We are rooted in legacy and strong marriages, kindness and gratitude, serving others wholeheartedly, intentional living, genuine community, and hope and grace-filled love. Stephanie Shaul Events aims to authentically make each wedding uniquely gorgeous and meaningful to our couples’ love stories. Weddings are definitely about the beautiful details and smooth execution, but they’re also about much more than just that! Weddings bring together all of the things in life that I adore the most, and I believe that each wedding is the perfect opportunity to celebrate that couple’s love and the legacy, traditions, beauty, and joy that make up their life.
We believe in marriages that are strong and lasting and that your wedding day is the first day of that beautiful marriage! And yes, we love LOVE and celebrating that love alongside you!!
Oh happy day!! Rob + I were reminiscing on our wedding day earlier, and this moment right here was truly the most joyful single moment of our lives. I’ve never felt God’s presence + abundant love more, not to mention that Rob and I had just become husband and wife + started our greatest adventure together.
Becoming Rob's wife was and is the absolute best part of it all — and to be surrounded by our loved ones — well, it's just indescribable. Grateful + ecstatic doesn't do it justice!!
Did you get engaged over the holidays?! Endless heartfelt congratulations and wishes for a lifetime of joy, laughter, and love! There are few things I love more than hearing from excited brides-to-be! If you got engaged this holiday season, let me know how he proposed below so I can celebrate with you!
PS: on the blog, I'm sharing the first four wedding planning steps you should take - after you've properly celebrated with loved ones, of course! Lots of helpful advice + pro tips are on the #stephanieshaulevents
blog now, and I hope these encourage you as you begin to plan your wedding + prepare for marriage!