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The Carolina Inn’s Event Showcase 1 Sean McCabe and Laura Zhou.
The Carolina Inn hosted its 25th Annual Event Showcase under a Carolina blue sky in February. Guests toured the venue’s ballrooms and courtyards and enjoyed hors d’oeuvres, like shrimp and grits served in cocktail glasses, while local bakers, photographers and florists presented examples of their work. Staffers from Heart of NC Weddings greeted engaged couples with a copy of their local wedding planning guide and hosted an interactive video booth from ZimZoom Photo Booth. Photography by Marie Muir
3 Martin Murray and Tessa McLoughney. 4 The Heart of NC Weddings team: Founder Donna Parks, Publisher Jenna Parks, UNC student and intern Alana Askew and Editorial Assistant Marie Muir.
PHOTO BY MEREDITH STERN
2 Nick Balafas, Jeannie Balafas and Laina Balafas.
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