Heather Barrie

Heather Barrie

Founder and Owner, Gathering Floral + Event Design

Heather Barrie is founder and creative director of Gathering Floral + Event Design. Gathering is a boutique design and planning company that specializes in creating extraordinary events with an effortless, organic elegance that has garnered the business national recognition and an avid following. Primarily self taught, Heather grew up in the garden and kitchen with her mother and working on building projects with her father. Gathering is known for an intuitive designer-client relationship where one of a kind ideas take shape. Concepts are innovative and nurture the client’s unique sense of style.  The results are awe-inspiring events that create harmony with the surrounding spaces and intimate backdrops for life’s most important & genuine moments.

Headshot image courtesy of Leigh Webber Photography 

Flower Power with Gathering Floral + Event Design & Charleston Stems

The Cedar Room

This half-day workshop for pros and DIY floral enthusiasts alike is taught by two of Charleston’s most nationally heralded “flower whisperers” and includes hands-on instruction covering everything from arrangement composition to photography and social media, plus event conception and execution, too. What’s more fun than playing with flowers? Doing so under the kind, funny, and […]

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Bliss and Bespoke Retreat

The Mills House Wyndam Grand Hotel

Luxury wedding planners (capped at 24 atteendees) escape to Charleston for this four-day, intimate, powerhouse of a retreat focused on professional development and community. This year’s Bliss and Bespoke instructional speakers include planners Marcy Blum, Calder Clark, and Lynn Easton, as well as Carats and Cake founder and CEO Jess Levin, among others. Sessions, workshops, […]

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