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The latest news and happenings at Airlie

photographer stephanie dee

Stephanie Dee turns her passions for photography, travel and weddings into a rewarding career

There has hardly been a period of Stephanie Dee’s life not spent behind the lens of a camera. Starting out with disposable cameras in elementary school, photography developed into more than just a creative outlet for her, it became a passion. She also discovered a passion for travel. And a love for weddings. So it’s only natural she ended up starting a wedding photography business. And, with 136 weddings under her belt so far, a very busy wedding photography business at that. She stays busy not only because of her phenomenal photography skills, but also because she works tirelessly at…
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2018 Meeting Trend Report

2018 is well underway and we are in the midst of assisting planners with their upcoming off-site meetings at Airlie. This process always invites reflection and thought regarding how the impetus has changed in both the short and long term. What are the long-term reasons for hosting an off-site? What program elements are planners focusing on? How has the global climate affected the planning focus or concerns of the organization? Read on to learn more about the trends and themes we’re seeing through the eyes of our planners. Teambuilding; 2018 Style While teambuilding continues to be a focus for planners,…
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airlie staff spotlight quaid coxsey

Quaid Coxsey: wedding and event planner, style guru, equestrian enthusiast

Coco Chanel once said: “Fashion fades, only style remains the same.” Enter Quaid Coxsey, Airlie wedding and event planner extraordinaire, and (if we do say so ourselves) the perfect combination of style, sophistication and sass. While consistently abreast of what’s trending, Quaid’s keen sense of time-honored, classic style is a bonus for both our wedding couples and event hosts alike. His prior experience in both the equestrian and floral industries left him with exceptional time management skills, diligence, and process. The result? A distinct and personalized experience for our clients. Read on to learn more about Quaid. Why do you…
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2018 wedding trends embrace bold florals, natural elements, donuts, Instagram-worthy table decor, and more.

It’s engagement season and we know all of the newly betrothed are pinning, favoriting, and following to collect ideas while planning for their big day. In 2017, Airlie hosted over 70 weddings, and we’re currently in the midst of planning many more with our 2018 (and 2019!) couples. You could say we’ve got the inside scoop on what to expect in the trend department, and even what’s on the way out. Read on to learn more. In: Natural Elements Clean and classic yet bold and elegant, natural elements such as copper, marble, rock, and glass are making their way to…
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