I’m Brandy and I am the Founder of High Cotton Events by Design, and the voice behind this blog! I’ve been a creative with a passion for breaking barriers for a long time. In other words, I don’t like being told I can’t do something just because it hasn’t been done before and I love all things creative from sparkly unicorns to refurbishing rustic furniture. I’m not your ordinary event planner. I was told I shouldn’t mix planning weddings with planning events for small businesses – well, why not? (Hello, I am a small business!) I have a love for all kinds of events whether it’s planning a fun run for a Non-Profit or planning a baby shower that rivals a Celebrity Sprinkle and I’m going to put the same amount of passion into both. So, I offer planning and design for Weddings, Social Events, Non-Profits, and Small Business/Corporate Offices. Because I want to. And because I have a passion for each one of those. I was also told I couldn’t offer rentals to my clients and plan at the same time. Well, guess what? It’s coming soon! And I’m pretty pumped about that.
I am a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Wilmington with a Bachelors in Marketing from the Cameron School of Business. My heart soars with the Seahawks, people! I am a graduate of the QC School of Event Planning and my accreditations include International Wedding & Event Professional, International Event Decor Professional, and Destination Wedding Specialist. I am also a Savvy Business Owner which allows me to connect with like-minded Creative Female Entreprenuers all over the world to be able to provide the absolute best service to you!
I’m a native of North Carolina – born in Raleigh and raised in Wake Forest – Go Cougars! I currently reside in Clayton, North Carolina with my hubby, Jerry, and the fur kids – Maggie, Keanu, Boomer, Rocket, and Socket. In my spare time you can find me at C3 Church serving with the C3 Kids Ministry or on the Communication’s Team, catching some rays (with sunscreen of course) at Wrightsville Beach, picking up fluff from dog toys, posting too many Snapchats, or traveling with my hubby – my very favorite place to be!
I can’t wait to get to know you better and I look forward to helping you create an unforgettable (and uniquely you!) event whether it’s a low-key retirement party or a wedding wtih so many sparkles it makes unicorns jealous.
Happy planning and may happiness and sunshine follow you wherever you may go!