Thursday, March 29, 2012

Altar Ego Sponsor Spotlight!

We'd like to take a minute to draw attention to another one of our wonderful sponsors! We're pleased as always to be working with Get Lit Special Event Lighting to make this event as bright and magical as it can possibly be!

Dave Watson, owner of Get Lit, is a master of his craft. Working with him has always been a pleasure and we always look forward to seeing how he's going to pull the next event off! We can't wait to see what he has in store for the Altar Ego Fashion Show this weekend!

Thanks Get Lit! We can't wait for this Saturday!!

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Altar Ego Ticket Locations.

Saturday, March 31st is sneaking up on us! We've had a few folks ask us where they might be able to purchase the tickets, so we decided to post a list with links on the blog here!

Please Visit These Shops:

Clothes Hound: 8111 Creedmoor Road, Raleigh, NC 27613
Hadley Emerson: 1112 Environ Way, Chapel Hill, NC 27517
Smitten Boutique: 1105 West Main Street, Durham, NC 27701
Bella Bridesmaids: 2425 Kildaire Farm Rd #305, Cary, NC 27518

Or Call These Event Professional Locations:

Bliss By Sam: 919.949.5748
Erin McLean Events: 919.740.3824
Floral Dimensions: 919.493.1593
Martha Manning Photography: 919.928.3511
Scott Faber Photography: 919.416.9222
Sweet Memories Bakery: 919.363.1889

There will only be a small amount at the door, so I'd highly encourage everyone to buy them ahead of time! Can't wait!

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Altar Ego Update.

"THE Fashion Event of the Triangle for the year."

Thanks to Jenna from Southern Bride & Groom and Sharon Delaney of My Carolina Today (our event's MC!) for the wonderfully kind words the other day!

Watch the video here...

See you this Saturday at the Washington Duke Inn for the Altar Ego Fashion Event! It can't come soon enough! :)

Monday, March 19, 2012

Wedding of the Week!

Below are images from a recent photo shoot photographed and styled by Kellie Kano and Elissa Keno. The model is wearing a Jenny Packham dress from our bridal salon ( We incorporated garden roses, spray roses, lisianthus, ranunculus, stock, orchids, hanging amaranthus, fruits, succulents and wood flowers into the bouquet and centerpiece.

Thank you to Kellie Kano for the beautiful images!

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Altar Ego Vendors.

We'd like to introduce one of our vendors...the incomparable Bliss By Sam Weddings & Occasions Planners!

Bliss by Sam Weddings and Occasions Planners is headquartered in Durham, NC. In the Spring of 2012, a second office will be opening in Chicago, IL. Owner Samantha Dockery and her team work with busy, discerning brides to reduce stress throughout their wedding planning process and on their wedding day, so they can relax and enjoy the moment. They've been featured in everything from The to Weddings Magazine, Southern Bride and Groom Magazine to Durham Magazine. For event planning tips, check out the Daring Devoted blog at or visit their website at The Occasions division is also a new edition to the company for 2012 and Sam and her team have had the pleasure of pulling of events for Meredith College and Banana Republic.

Check out their digital brochure!

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Our Altar Ego Host.

Today I'd like to turn our focus towards our truly hospitable, fabulous host The Washington Duke Inn. We could not have asked for a more perfect place to organize the event this year! They have been more than accommodating with their beautiful space and we look forward to working with them.

Don't forget, the Altar Ego Fashion Event is rapidly approaching!

Venue Info:

Known for its gracious hospitality, superb cuisine and exceptional service, the Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club is nestled on 300 acres of tall pines and stately hardwoods in the heart of North Carolina. The Inn boasts 271 elegantly appointed guest rooms and suites, a Robert Trent Jones-designed 18-hole championship golf course and superb meeting facilities for groups from 20 to 600.

The hotel’s exterior has a look of antiquity befitting an Old English estate. Guests enter the property through a pair of impressive stone gates and descend through an alley of oak trees and seasonal flowers leading to the hotel’s porte-cochere. Rich mahogany doors open to a world where hospitality and service reign supreme. The Inn is a smoke-free facility.

For more info please visit the Inn's website!

Monday, March 5, 2012

Altar Ego Hair & Makeup!

We are very excited this year to have the wonderful team over at Bella Trio Day Spa & Salon on board for the big event! They are very graciously donating their time and expertise to help our models shine on March 31st. Can't wait!

Here's a little info...

Bella Trio Day Spa and Salon is an oasis set in the middle of the Triangle located less than two miles from the hustle and bustle of The Streets of Southpoint Mall. With a contemporary Hair Salon at street level, our designers offer the latest styles and state-of-the-art techniques using the exclusive L’Oreal Professionnel product line. A separate entrance entices patrons to the second floor spa. There the transformation to serenity begins with a refreshing drink of fruit infused water, or a soothing cup of herbal tea. Leave the stress of daily life and relax in the Norwegian wet/dry sauna. Spa services include sunless tanning, a variety of massages, facials and body treatments in the Vichy Shower using the world renowned Decleor skin care line. A separate Nail Salon offers manicure and pedicure services. We are also proud to announce the opening of our second location Bella Trio Studio Salon and Spa, a contemporary breath of fresh air from the hard grind of the Research Triangle Park Business District. Please Call us today at 919-484-1221 or log on to to book appointments at either location and let our experienced staff treat you to a level of luxurious pampering unmatched anywhere in the Triangle!

Thanks Bella Trio!

Friday, March 2, 2012

Wedding of the Week!

Below are images from a September wedding at the Washington Duke Inn. The color theme was orange and whites which looked fantastic with the navy bridesmaid dresses and blue table lines. We really loved the details of the wedding. The chuppah with the all orange flower band across the top looked amazing in the ballroom (the ceremony was suppose to be outside but there were hurricane like winds that day). For the escort card table we did a band of wheat grass with orange tulips randomly positioned and then the escort cards were nestled in real grass. On the back of the bride and groom chairs we strung orange mokara orchids with a crystal detail.

Thank you to Kellie Kano for the beautiful images!

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Girls on the Run.

Hello! Each year that we organize the Altar Ego Fashion Event, we like to sponsor a non-profit community-building group we genuinely believe in with our proceeds from the big day. Last year we worked closely with the amazing Dress For Success and this year we've teamed up with the wonderful Girls On The Run Program.

About GOTR:

Girls on the Run of the Triangle is a life-changing character development program for girls ages 8-12. We inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running. Through a combination of running, group activities and individual goal setting, girls are taught values that lead to a confident sense of self.

Please visit their Facebook Page and help spread the word!

We are very excited to be involved with such a great program!