Real Wedding: Erin and Adam at the NC Arboretum!

Real Wedding: Erin and Adam at the NC Arboretum!

Erin and Adam were the first couple ever to be married at the North Carolina Arboretum!  Their ceremony was unique in so many ways and the day turned out perfect!

Some of the elements included in the ceremony were circles and sea glass. The cocktail hour prior to the ceremony was held in the circular Blue Ridge Court. Each guest chose a piece of sea glass that Erin & Adam had provided from their personal collection during the cocktail hour. During the ceremony each guest came up and dropped their sea glass into a vase. The ceremony was written by Erin, Adam and their parents. References were made to sea glass and the change it goes through in life. Both of Adam’s parents are ministers and Erin’s father, as well, so all 4 parents participated in the ceremony! It was one of the most original and touching ceremonies I have seen.

Jessica from Aria Floral provided additional sea glass as part of the decor. The living arrangements were the perfect addition to the ambiance.

The couple chose to serve Pie’s from Picnic’s and Candy Apples for the kids from Kilwin’s. Gotta love the Bride and Groom Candy Apples…

For a favor the very environmentally conscious couple chose to give personalized tree saplings to their guests. The N.C. Arboretum strives to be a green venue and encourages couples to choose environmentally friendly and sustainable vendors.

Thank you to all the wonderful vendors that helped make the first wedding at the Arboretum such a successful event!

Location: N.C. Arboretum | Caterer: Celine & Co. | Decor: Aria Floral | Photography: Jesse Kitt | Desserts: Picnic’s and Kilwin’s | Video: Magic Hour Creative | ipod DJ: Hunter Kalman | Rentals: Classic Event Rentals | Staffing: Asheville Event Staffing