• May 2009 Archive •

Lend a Helping Hand

It’s no secret that the economy stinks. Funds are depleting, gas prices are rising and a positive morale is evaporating. When things seem like they can’t possibly get any worse, it’s time to wake up and realize there are people out there who are struggling harder than you or I could ever imagine.

I was fortunate to have the opportunity to volunteer this past Tuesday at theShepherd’s Table Soup Kitchen in Downtown Raleigh. Approximately 300 men, women and children walked through the cafeteria line within one hour. Different ages, different races, different backgrounds all came together for one reason – to be fed.

I encourage you to take some time out of your schedule and lend a helping hand at an area organization. Every business is struggling right now and non-profits are no exception. They are in desperate need of money, supplies and volunteers. Give a little of your time and make a big difference. Wouldn’t you want someone to be there if you were holding the cafeteria tray?

xoxo, Priscilla
Melody and Matt

On April 18th I had the privilege of coordinating a gorgeous Wedding on the Water. I always love assisting brides on their big day, but enjoy it even more when I call the bride a friend.

I was nervous about meeting Melody a year ago. I had just started a new job when my boss informed me they had hired a graphic artist and that we would share an office. Sharing an office with someone is always risky, especially with women. What if we clashed? What if she got on my nerves every day? My pleasant work environment was in serious risk of being ruined.

Luckily, I had no reason to be nervous. We had so much in common. We were both engaged at the time, both had studied abroad in England in college and both loved blaring Michael Buble’ from our computer speakers. We spent a year together sharing stories, sipping Starbucks and evolving from co-workers to close friends.

I was thrilled when Melody asked me to coordinate her wedding. You couldn’t have picked a more beautiful day for a wedding at Bass Lake Park in Holly Springs. The sun was shining, the scenery was set and the bride looked stunning walking down to “To Make You Feel My Love.” Since Melody is agraphic artist, she carried the theme from her Save the Date cards to every detail of her wedding day including her M&M’s (Melody & Matt :) wedding favors. One of the highlights was the custom designed wedding cheesecake made by Tier Bellain Cary, NC. The afternoon drifted into evening as beach music played and everyone celebrated the joining of a couple perfect for each other.

I wish Melody & Matt all the happiness in the world. I’m so happy that the friendship between Melody and I transcended from the work place to a permanent place in each other’s life.

Be sure to take a look at some pictures from the day shot byLauren Mann Photography, an artistic and wonderful photographer in the Raleigh area.

 

xoxo, Priscilla