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At Poffie Girls, our consultants are trained to assist you with every step of the gown search and purchase. We listen intently to each bride during a full consultation. We greet you, find out details about your wedding, chat with you about what styles you like, and then join you in selecting gowns to try on from our collection.
We work with you, listen to what you have to say and watch your reaction as you try on each gown. We ask important questions that really bring out who you are and what you wish to look and feel like on your wedding day. It’s during this time, we help you narrow down the selection and only compare the best of the best. We guide you in selecting the bridal gown of your dreams.
We are here to take the stress off and make the process of your gown shopping experience what it should be – personal and fun!
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As we approach the winter season we’re thrilled to share some of our favorite ideas for gorgeous winter weddings!
Winter is the special time of year when you can snuggle up with a loved one, enjoy the gorgeous scenery around you, and sip on hot cocoa by the fireplace. It’s no wonder that Brides pick this season to host the most important day of their lives!
If you’re a Bride who loves deep color tones, elegant details and metallic design then you’ll love the suggestions we have for you!
When planning a Winter Wedding, it’s important to put as much thought into detail as possible so you get the winter look you’re going for, without boarder-lining on a complete Christmas themed wedding.
Color Pallet: Red and Green are the traditional colors of Christmas, but just because you incorporate it into your wedding, doesn’t mean you have to break out your Christmas decor to fill up your wedding venue! Instead of the standard red and green Christmas hues, consider pairing colors like pine green, sage, cranberry, and gold. It’s a sure-fire way to get the winter charm you’re going for without being overly cheesy.
Flowers: There’s nothing more beautiful than deep toned flowers surrounded by berries and lush greenery. Talk to your florist and create a floral look that’s both wintery and romantic.
Accessories: For winter weddings, it’s important to play up your accessories to complete the bridal look you’re going for. We highly suggest you incorporate a fur wrap with your bridal gown! It’s not only pretty but also functional as well since it will keep you warm in the cold wintery weather!
There are many ways to have a beautiful winter wedding and we encourage all of our brides to get creative and find new and exciting ways to style your wedding with chic and sophisticated taste.
Bride’s Name: Lindsey Jackman
Date of Wedding: May 3, 2015
Wedding Venue: The Quarry at Carrigan Farms in Mooresville, NC
How they met: We were introduced to each other by Cameron’s college friend. How he proposed: Cameron planned a trip to Charleston and proposed on a cruise as the sun set.
Wedding colors: We decided to use classic black and white as our wedding colors.
How many bridesmaids: I had my two best friends as bridesmaids and my sister as my Maid of Honor.
Why you chose to shop at Poffie Girls: I really liked the atmosphere and personal attention. My bridal consultant was incredibly helpful. She picked out the dress I ended up buying and made me and my family feel very special. Favorite wedding memory: I have so many great memories! It was amazing to share the day with the love of my life, friends, and loved ones! The entire day was unforgettable!
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Name: LaShay Mace Conley
Wedding Date: July 18, 2015
How We Met: Hunter was my brothers college roommate. He often made jokes of taking care of me for the rest of my life, or how I was the girl of his dreams…I never took him seriously until one day he asked me on a date.
How He Proposed: Hunter proposed on his birthday trip, where his parents took us to Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic. There was a beautiful gazebo on the beach and he proposed July 13, 2014 under the gazebo before dinner!
Wedding Colors: Grey and Coral
Venues: Corinth Reformed Church, Hickory NC-Wedding; Moretz Mills-74 South- Reception
Why I Chose Poffie Girls: I chose Poffie Girls because my friends had great luck there and I decided to give it a try…I didn’t end up needing to go anywhere else because my consultant Sara found the gown of my dreams in one visit!
Favorite Memory: My favorite memory of the wedding was walking down the isle to the man who stole my heart and gives me happiness and love each day with my dad! I am so blessed!
Name: Lauren Gaffney Rearden
Wedding date: June 6, 2015
How we met: Chandler stopped me on campus one evening and introduced himself, we’ve been inseparable ever since!
How he proposed: I was visiting Chandler the last weekend in August for his first home football game. He took me out for breakfast (my favorite meal) that Saturday morning and we went and bought ammo for some target practice we had planned on doing later that day. When we returned home I was inside and chandler was outside setting up for “target practice”. He called me outside where he had a table full of the ammo lined up and the shotgun lying on the ground. He had a target setup at the base of a tree in the distance. Chandler got down on one knee, with the shotgun, as if he was aiming at the target. He then asked me to get him some shells so he could load the gun. When I opened the box of shells, the ring was inside the box and I was in complete shock! I turned to chandler with wide eyes and asked, “are you serious?!” He then took my hand and asked me to be his wife ☺️
Wedding colors: Navy and light pink
Theme: We didn’t really have a “theme” I just wanted it very classic and dainty.
Venues: The wedding ceremony was at Grace Chapel at Lenoir Rhyne University and the reception was at Moretz Mills 74 South.
Why I chose Poffie Girls: It was where my oldest sister purchased her wedding gown!
Favorite Memory: Walking down the isle and seeing Chandler for the first time. His face when I saw him will forever be in my mind.
Wedding season is in full swing and with that comes a lot of hidden costs. You have to pay for traveling, accommodations, what to wear, and then, of course, the gift for the newly weds. Luckily we found an article from brides.com that gives some tips on how to determine what to spend.
Their first tip is to do your research. If you are to do a Google search, you can find many different websites that can give you an average range of what you should spend on a gift. The next tip is to spend what you are comfortable with! You never should spend more than what you, or your bank account, can handle–after all, the bride and groom will be more happy with you being at the wedding than what you bought them. Lastly, you can rely on a cost tool. There are some websites out there that allow you to plug in the wedding location and your salary and give you an estimate of what you should spend; but be aware that it could be more than you are comfortable with!
A site to help calculate what to spend: http://www.theweddingenvelope.com/calculator.php
If you want to read this article, or any others featured on brides.com, just follow this link: http://www.brides.com/blogs/aisle-say/2015/07/how-much-to-spend-on-wedding-gifts.html?mbid=nl_072115_Weekly_gifts&CNDID=&spMailingID=7922079&spUserID=ODk3MTA2ODMxOTQS1&spJobID=722790771&spReportId=NzIyNzkwNzcxS0
Gaston College celebrated its 50th Anniversary throughout the 2014-2015 academic year! On May 16, 2015, a 50th Anniversary Black Tie Gala was held to recognize and honor former, and current, Gaston College presidents, trustees, foundation board members, faculty, staff, students, and alumni. Over 100 guests were in attendance to celebrate this milestone.
Dr. Pat Skinner, President of Gaston College, shared the history of the college from its founding days to the festive celebration of its Golden Anniversary. Along with Gala attendees, Dr. Skinner was delighted to recognize Gastonia native, and Florida State Men’s Basketball coach, Leonard Hamilton, as the 50th Anniversary Alumnus of Distinction for Gaston College. It was a memorable evening!
The Gala raised over $30,000 for Gaston College to be used in support of the college’s greatest needs for the benefit of students and faculty. We are truly honored and delighted that Dr. Pat Skinner chose Poffie Girls to find her the stunning Montage gown she worn for the event!
Behalf of all the staff at Poffie Girls, congratulations, Dr. Skinner, on such a tremendous event!