For Frontline Healthcare Worker
We wanted to see a lucky couple in the medical field have the wedding they have struggled to put together due to the pandemic crisis. Bansen Farms teamed with the area's top vendors to make it possible.
On Valentine's Day, we announced our winners - Kayla McGill and Cole Clampett!
Stay tuned as we share their winning story and magical wedding on April 10, 2021.
Wild Ember Photography
My name is Aubryn Thompson and I'm the name behind Wild Ember Photography.
I have been doing photography for about 11 years now, but didn't start my business until after my son was born in 2017.
I specialize in micro weddings, adventure elopements and boudoir and I could not be more excited to join Bansen Farms' generous wedding giveaway!
WinterPast Flowers has been serving the Gaston County and surrounding areas for 20+ years. We are a florist that specializes in upscale floral designs for weddings and other events. We also bring a large variety of fresh flowers and floral designs to help you celebrate, comfort, console, or cheer with our community.
Our wedding design team takes special pride in every wedding big or small to make sure the flowers are exactly what you dreamed they would be. Choosing WinterPast Flowers for your floral needs will not disappoint.
As a former paramedic/police officer, we are honored to be a part of this wedding giveaway to a frontline worker.
- Lisa Kennedy
Cake Me Away Bakery
Cake Me Away started in my childhood (I loved to bake!),and became a storefront in 2014.
By 2016, I was the owner/operator of Chantilly’s Tea Room combined with Cake Me Away. We expanded our case, added more items and made great memories.
When our country went to battle with COVID 19 in March, both businesses closed for the safety of our community and staff.
As God closes doors, others will open. How we react to the challenges we face determines what our own personal and business growth looks like. In May 2020 we chose to spread sweet kindness faster than the spread of Corona by re-opening Cake Me Away in Dallas NC.
- Brittany Pressler
Allison Bansen, owner of Bansen Farms and a healthcare worker, has heard too many stories this year of postponed weddings due to the Covid-19 crisis.
“As a healthcare worker, I can only imagine the stress of trying to plan a wedding during a pandemic. I wanted to make 2021 a better year for a couple who has faced difficulty because of a career in the medical field and/or Covid-19 restrictions."
When we approached the top wedding vendors in the are, they did not hesitate to jump on board.
It has been important for small businesses to support each other, especially during a difficult year. Now, they want to give back, expressing thanks to a community that has supported them.
For Allison, the need to give back to the medical community comes from her career, but also as a ‘thank you’ for the care she received this past year for breast cancer.
“This is definitely from the heart,” said Allison
Chubby's BBQ Catering
Chubby's BBQ Catering located in Belmont,NC has joined the team of vendors for the Healthcare Worker Wedding Giveaway.
Chubby's offers ribs, BBQ, brisket, smoked chicken and sides.
Steven Daniels, owner of Chubbys BBQ, has offered to cover the rehearsal dinner the night before wedding!
A Photobooth Company in Charlotte, NC
Instant memories. Instant connections. Your guests will mug, cheese, cheer and laugh as they gather around the Photo Booth at your event. Guests enjoy a wonderful keepsake they can print, text, email and post to social media.
Carolina Selfies offers four different interactive photographic experiences to choose from. We have the amazing sought after "Mirror Me" booth, two super fun "Selfie Station" machines, "Cassie" the Vintage Photobooth Camper, and our newest addition - the "Aura"!
A small business owner and single mom, Adina Ledford loved the reason behind the wedding giveaway and wanted to donate this experience to the couple’s guests.
Hand Lettering By Sydney
I’m Sydney Brooks, the creative hands behind Hand Lettering by Sydney.
I’m a self-taught calligrapher who began this journey right before I started my Master’s in Occupational Therapy program in the spring of 2018. I then started my small business a year later in April 2019. Since then I have had the pleasure of making so many special, custom, hand-lettered pieces. Most of what I create is custom wedding signage/details and home décor signs, but I love when customers bring me new ideas and requests!
I’m so pleased to create a custom “Welcome” sign for the couple who wins this giveaway. As a soon-to-be healthcare worker and a bride currently planning a wedding, this cause is near and dear to my heart. I’m so honored to be a part of this giveaway!
The Posh Balloon
Event Balloon Deco
Jordyn Barfield at the Posh Balloon in Charlotte (near Lake Wylie) is excited to participate in the Wedding Giveaway.
What could be more festive and fun than balloons? Just ask her! She can incorporate flowers, fun objects, and a multitude of colors to personalize the design for any special event.
Emily Odom Make-Up Artist
Weddings & Special Events
Every bride should feel confident and gorgeous on her special day.
Emily Odom wants to extend her services to the lucky bride that wins the Wedding Giveaway. This is her year to shine and Emily will bring out all that joy!
Check out Emily's page for great tips!
In Matthews, NC
Shane and Jaimie, the husband and wife duo of movie making magic, have a deep love for cinema, travel and most importantly, each other.
They joined the Wedding Giveaway to capture the couple's first tour of Bansen Farms and that moment when they meet the vendors donating their services.
"We create wedding films because there is an essence in the combination of moving images, spoken words, and music that simply cannot be harnessed in any other form.
It is our honor to capture the unveiling of this amazing giveaway. We are humbled by the coming together of such wonderful vendors to spread love and create magic in our community."
The White Bounce House
Of Charlotte, NC
Cara Defelice, owner of The White Bounce House, was excited to 'jump' on board of our team for the giveaway.
She offers a beautiful, white bounce house custom designed for adults and children. The elegant design and blank canvas is a gorgeous backdrop for fun photo opportunities. Balloons and flowers customize the house to your event.
The Finer Points Rentals & Events
Serving The Charlotte Area
Boutique event rental + design firm serving the greater Charlotte area.
Procuring the finest furniture and decor for a one-of a-kind event rental experience. Smart. Modern. Timeless. You.