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Palette, Paper, Linen and MORE…

It’s hard to believe that the Special Event Planning course that I instruct at Wake Tech will soon be coming to an end!

I have had the pleasure of meeting and conversing with many fabulous people over the past two months, some of which will go on to have amazing careers in the events industry.

I am fortunate to have great relationships in this industry and two of my favs have honored me with their presence in this semester’s class.  The wonderful Bridget DuPre of Connie Duglin Linen and Stacey Motley of The Paper Cafe.

Bridget wowed the class with her knowledge of linens and

the vast selection available to add that needed effect to any special occasion.

She did an awesome job!

Stacey is so passionate about what she does, who knew there was so much to be said about paper! Many people are not aware that there are more options available than what they see everyday.  The value of a professional is unmatched!  If you’re not sure if that professional touch is in your budget, ASK STACEY!


Thank you ladies for giving us a glimpse into your world!



Visit The Oaks at Salem

Whether you are a bride, a business owner or someone who loves the beauty of nature… you need to visit

The Oaks at Salem

The Oaks at Salem has everything the elegant bride is looking for.  As the premiere venue for weddings, receptions, rehearsal dinners, and other Triangle functions, the property provides numerous options for outdoor and indoor entertaining. 

Combining centuries-old charm with the best of modern conveniences, the setting is designed to capitalize on the views from every vantage point.  The surrounding trees provide the perfect backdrop for engagement photos.  The unimposing ducks quietly reside in the serene, neighboring pond.

The owner of The Oaks, April Maness, is as easy-going as the breeze that welcomed me upon arrival.  She spoke with enthusiasm and a true love for this new venture.  For those of you lucky enough to have your momentous occasion at The Oaks, I am sure that you will be satisfied with April’s level of customer service.

I am certainly looking forward to coordinating many events within The Oaks at Salem.

The Oaks is conveniently located only fifteen miles from downtown Raleigh, two miles from historic downtown Apex, and less than one mile from Highway 64. Explore the ambiance of The Oaks at Salem, and create memories you’ll cherish for a lifetime. 

When you meet April, tell her Makia said “hello”.

Keep it Sexy!