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Carrie & Jonathan married last fall in the mountains of North Carolina. They envisioned an elegant dinner party for their closest family and friends. A neutral palette was selected to showcase the autumn colors and mountain views. Following a passing rain shower during the wedding ceremony, a beautiful rainbow was ushered in along the box canyon. We know these two will have a beautiful life together and we wish them all the best. xoxo Cortney

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Morgan and Gerard were married on an idyllic spring day on The Front Lawn of the famed Biltmore Estate. With the mother of the bride officiating the ceremony, incorporating many personal and touching stories about the couple, there wasn’t a dry eye in the house. The elegance sustained from the traditional ceremony on the lawn to the cocktail hour on the Library Terrace. A wall of mirrors with calligraphy for names and table numbers awaited guests on the Terrace.

As the sun began to set over the mountains, guests were invited under a stunning custom lined tent lit with crystal chandeliers on the South Terrace. Exquisite champagne linens with varying textures adorned the head and guest tables, which were accompanied by an array of white florals and greenery. It was an incredibly special celebration followed by an amazing dinner and reception. We were so grateful to be a part of this occasion with such an excellent team of creative partners.xo Becca Knuth

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Ashley, Aaron, and their families were such a joy to get to know! From our initial planning meetings to the couples farewell amidst the glow of sparklers, I loved every moment.

Ashley came to us with a strong vision of beautiful blues and dusty pinks, along with beautiful garden floral inspiration – the epitome of a spring wedding! We enlisted Floressence Flowers to bring her incredible vision to life. The focal point of the reception design was a beautiful whitewashed farm table highlighted with a stunning hanging floral installation. From the silk, hand-dyed table runner to the beautiful calligraphy on the escort cards, the details of the day were perfection.

Congratulations to our Wake Forest alumni on their wedding! We wish you a lifetime of love and happiness. – Missie.

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Vidhi & Anant’s wedding was the first traditional Indian wedding we’ve planned in Asheville. It was a beautiful week of events overflowing with delicious food, colorful sari’s, and joyful dancing. The wedding day began very early as the bridal party got dressed for the occasion. The traditions began with the baraat. Anant traveled up the hill to Diana at Biltmore on a horse followed by his friends and family as they all danced along to lively music. The bride’s family welcomed him through a beautiful floral arch and the wedding ceremony continued. Vidhi entered on a horse-drawn carriage and the couple released doves at the end of the morning celebration. As the guests enjoyed a traditional Indian meal at the Holiday Inn, we continued setting up for a Gatsby-inspired reception on the South Terrace at Biltmore. In the evening, guests arrived to tour the Biltmore House on a red carpet and enjoyed hors d’oeuvres on the Library Terrace. The reception included a champagne girl, a twenties-inspired dance, the wedding party Bollywood-style toast, and fireworks! See more images in the feature on Indian Weddings Magazine.

Best wishes to the happy couple and their families! – Becca Knuth

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What Caroline and Jake wanted most from their wedding weekend was quality time with their family and friends. They wanted to laugh, to talk, and to build memories with the people they love — and that is just what they did. The whole weekend from the rehearsal dinner to the wedding night was filled with heartfelt speeches and lots of laughs. It will also go down in history as the only wedding where the best men performed a rap cover of Hamilton songs with new lyrics customized for the bride and groom! It rained most of the weekend; however, nothing dampened the spirits of Caroline and Jake. The love they had for each other and their family was apparent throughout the celebration.

Best wishes, Caroline & Jake! xo Caroline Livengood

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Kelly & Brian’s Asheville, NC destination wedding is featured on Destination I Do!

One of the most meaningful element of their wedding was the wooden crest from their wedding invitations: Our crest is something that Amanda at The Impressionist helped me to custom design for our wedding invitations. The antlers symbolized Brian and I’s love for Asheville and us meeting in Buckhead in Atlanta. The ivy symbolized where we met, The Ivy. Our planner, Becca, then helped us turn that into a real life-sized crest that hung over the mantel in one of the main rooms. Today, it hangs on our wall in our new home, and reminds us often of how thankful we are to have had such an incredible wedding celebration to start our marriage. It’s become our own family crest and will serve as an heirloom that we will pass down for our children for hopefully many generations to come.

Her advice for wedding planning? Listen to your heart. So often weddings can become a large production and lose the authenticity you started out with. If something doesn’t feel right, say it!

Thank you, Destination I Do, for the feature!

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Nicole and Reynold’s fall wedding was a special wedding for us as I had the honor to plan Reynold’s older sisters wedding several years earlier. We selected the Omni Grove Park Inn as the backdrop to their wedding because Nicole and Reynolds envisioned mountain views and a location where their friends and family could stay. Once the venue was selected, we dove into designing a vintage, glamorous celebration with gorgeous linens, vintage chandeliers, and romantic lounge areas. Peonies, garden roses, ranunculus, orchids, anemones and light greenery filled the space and we were lucky to have beautiful weather all day.

Their wedding ceremony began on the terrace with a surprise song from the band as they had their first kiss. Guests moved upstairs to Edison’s for cocktail hour while we transitioned the ceremony space for a station reception and dancing outside with a band. The after party was inside the ballroom with a DJ and the after-after party was upstairs on the Edison terrace. It was truly a night to remember.

Thank you Asheville Wedding Guide for featuring their wedding!

xoxo Becca Knuth

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From the Bride: When Chris and I began planning our wedding, we knew we wanted the weekend to be exciting, filled with moments of discovery, connection, care, and celebration. With those goals in mind, it became clear that High Hampton Inn & Country Club in Cashiers, North Carolina would provide the perfect venue and setting.

High Hampton’s historic lodge is nestled in a verdant, mountainous haven– essentially, a gorgeous, laid-back summer camp where we hoped our our friends and family could really relax. It is also a place of great personal significance- I have been going to the Inn with my own family since I was four years old, hiking through forests of rhododendron and ferns, swimming in the breathtakingly cold lake water, picking dahlias, playing kickball on the lawn, going for golf cart rides, and even working as a counselor for the children’s day camp.

New and stunning vistas await around every corner, and we made full use of the property’s seemingly endless beauty throughout the weekend, with a Friday luncheon in the century-old dahlia garden and the wedding ceremony on a lawn beneath the craggy, towering face of Rock Mountain. High Hampton also boasts an heirloom tree garden; one of my favorite, most cherished memories involved walking through a weeping beech’s trailing, leafy branches to see Chris for our first look. It was magical to share a few quiet moments together in the tree’s light-dappled embrace before everything began.

During the planning process, we also resolved to inflect each detail with as much love and joy as we could muster. A dynamic team of talented vendors, friends, and family helped us achieve that goal, including Kelly Lenárd of Intertwine, Elizabeth and David of Almond Leaf Studios, Cortney Jackson of Asheville Event Co. and Chelsea Powell of High Hampton, and Liz Scott. For example, Kelly took our request to reflect the splendor of North Carolinian flora and absolutely ran with it– her breathtaking bouquets, arrangements, and arbor featured an ebullient variety of local blooms, such as café au lait dahlias, chocolate Queen Anne’s lace, strawflowers, jam tart garden roses, smokebush, ferns, and other leaves all foraged from the surrounding area. Liz lent her incredible design skills to our invitations, signage, and programs, all of which featured gorgeous illustrations of ferns, symbols of shelter and reverie– a fitting motif for this special moment. Elizabeth and David kept us laughing and relaxed for photographs, and Cortney and Chelsea were our rocks throughout the day. We’re still pinching ourselves, amazed at how lucky we were to have such a fabulous group of people supporting our vision.

And the list doesn’t end there! For the bridal procession, Rob Dwyer, a spectacular musician and one of Chris’s best friends and groomsmen, played a lilting seventeenth-century Gaelic tune, “Tabhair dom do Lámh (Give me your hand),” on the mandolin. My grandfather, the Reverend Dr. Robert H. Ramey, Jr., collaborated with our dear family friend, the Reverend Dr. Joel G. Hafer, to officiate the ceremony and vows- it was a profound experience to be married by people of such importance in our own lives, both spiritually and personally. We felt the love of family members no longer with us as well; my veil had been worn by my late grandmother, and the pearl brooch on the ribbon of my bouquet was from Chris’s late grandmother.

Another particularly memorable moment was, simply put, the llamas. Since we wanted to emphasize High Hampton’s own quirks and charm, we couldn’t resist incorporating these furry friends who have roamed the grounds for many years, entertaining adults and children alike. Bedecked in floral wreaths, a host of llamas greeted our guests during the ceremony’s recess, and then led the procession to the reception pavilion, bells tinkling as they went. If you don’t believe me, we have ample photographic evidence, thanks to Elizabeth and David! One thing I didn’t expect was for the llamas to linger with us during the cocktail hour- they just tucked their legs underneath them and laid down in the shade of our tent, transforming the scene into a kind of whimsical menagerie. My ultimate advice from this experience– skip the photo booth, and just hire llamas instead! The results on instagram were priceless (see for yourself: #youmaynowchristhemize).

All in all, our wedding exceeded every expectation and delivered more happiness and love than we ever thought possible. There were many clever eclipse-themed toasts (the 2017 solar eclipse was set to reach totality in Cashiers the following Monday), a delicious dinner replete with High Hampton’s legendary fried chicken and grilled mountain trout, party poppers filled with colorful crowns and fake mustaches, and a spirited mother-son dance to “Tequila Song” by the Champs- which really got the dance party started. And better yet, the masterful DJ Groove kept the dance floor absolutely wild throughout the night. I have to confess to have even done the worm… in my wedding dress. When I think about these moments, I wish I could live inside them- we wanted the celebration to never end. But end it did, as all things do. With stars shining and sparklers gleaming, we hopped aboard our get-away golf cart and drove into the night, hearts full to bursting.

Congratulations & Best wishes, Ramey & Chris! xo Cortney Jackson

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I knew from the minute that I met Tori and Matthew that they were truly in love. They have inside jokes and a quirky nature that defines their relationship. They finish each others sentences and seem to be connected on all levels. Their happiness is apparent in the amazing photos from their wedding day. Tori radiates beauty and happiness!

I loved Tori’s vision of a beautiful, tented reception with the feel of an intimate backyard soiree for their closest friends and family. Farm tables, ladder back bars, cafe string lights, fire pits and cozy Adirondack chairs all added to the warm ambiance of the occasion.

Thank you, Southern Weddings, for sharing this beautiful celebration! xoxo Melissa ‘Missie’ Porter

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