Ahh.. the holidays are really here! I love being a part of larger organizations that allow me to network with other wedding professionals. Back in November, I was asked to cover this years Light Up Durham! celebration at the American Tobacco Campus in Durham. I had a chance to discuss it over dinner with Valerie Ward and, frankly, I was immediately excited! If you are not familiar with the event, the American Tobacco Campus has a huge water tower at its center. Instead of flying in a Christmas tree, they string lights on the water tower and have a huge event, open to the public, to celebrate the throwing of the switch! This year, they had 4 different groups of singers, from elementary, middle, high school & college performing along with the Raleigh Ringers and several local personalities and a VIP reception at Bay 7.
Fake snow along with a beautifully decorated campus completed the feeling (thanks to the cold weather as well) and made the event a HUGE success with over 1000 people attending which filled out almost the entire American Tobacco Campus. Bay 7 housed a beautiful VIP reception where local brewers and a culinary school had suds & food for everyone. Complete with Christmas decorations and Wull E. Bull made an appearance to try out the food and help celebrate the lighting of the tower.
Here are a few photos from the event!