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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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Thank you, Burnett’s Boards, for featuring this beautiful wedding day!

Marjorie envisioned her wedding day filled with love, laughter and having their sweet pup, Scout by her side. It all came true when she married Matt, on a gorgeous June afternoon in the lush mountains of Highlands, NC.

The Farm at Old Edwards Inn was set for a wedding of elegance and tradition, the men in their crisp white dinner jackets, the tables set with fresh magnolia blooms, gold accents and candlelight, it was all so beautiful.

They danced the night away, having the time of their lives!

Enjoy the images in this post and head over to Burnett’s Boards to see more of their wedding day! xoxo Cortney

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As a wedding planner, there is nothing I want more than for my couple’s day to be absolutely perfect. I want the sun to be shining, birds to be singing, and for there not to be a cloud in the sky. Unfortunately, while there are many things that I can control and plan for, the weather is not one of them. Kristen and Anthony’s wedding will live in my mind as the spring wedding where winter crashed the party. Instead of sunny skies with warm spring air, we had sleeting rain and freezing temperatures. Through it all, this couple pressed on and laughed and smiled through the hiccups we encountered, which showed just how in love they are with each other.

In addition to the weather, I will also remember this dinner reception. The bride had envisioned an intimate and romantic dinner tent for her guests. The room was composed of a single sweetheart table and two long feasting tables with a floral garland running down the center, complete with tall tapered candles in gold holders adding an elegant and romantic glow. To give the feeling we were in a hidden garden (and to hide the metal poles), the tent poles were covered in greenery that culminated in a beautiful floral chandelier hanging from the ceiling. If anything, the wintery weather outside enhanced the cozy feeling inside the tent and everyone had a great night.

Congratulations to Kristen + Anthony! Now that you’ve made it through your perfect rainy day, I hope there are nothing but rainbows on the other side. xoxo Caroline

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We are so excited to finally share Jaclyn & Joey’s fall wedding at Biltmore Estate. Thank you, Grace Ormonde Wedding Style, for spotlighting their destination wedding!

 Jaclyn’s vision for the wedding was to create a “romantic and ornate celebration with a vintage, old-world glamorous touch. Think Great Gatsby meets Beauty and the Beast! We wanted the Biltmore House to speak for itself, so we kept the ceremony decor simple and timeless. Since our reception was tented, we wanted to enhance the amazing draped white tent with chandeliers, lighting and floral. We choose a light white and blush floral palette with romantic greenery and gold accents.”

Enjoy the beautiful images and video below and see more by visiting Wedding Style. xoxo – Becca

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Our planner, Cortney Jackson, had two weddings featured in The Knot: Carolinas Spring/Summer 2018 Magazine! Congratulations, Cortney! We are honored to be part of our couples beautiful celebrations and absolutely love seeing their weddings in print.

Emily and Chase chose The Farm at Old Edwards for their wedding as the destination is special to them. Emily’s family has a house a few miles away in Lake Toxaway, so they visited the area together often. Their November wedding “incorporated a luxurious amount of twinkling lights, candles, and florals for a fairy-tale atmosphere.”

Take a look at the photos on our blog and pick up a copy of The Knot: Carolinas to read more of their story and to see additional photos of their day! Thank you, The Knot: Carolinas!

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We are so excited to finally get to share Kacey & Andrew’s spring wedding. It was my pleasure to get to know Kacey, Andrew, and their families as we planned their celebration. Thank you, Inside Weddings, for sharing their wedding!

Kacey and Andrew chose the Biltmore Estate for their wedding because they both love the outdoors. The Biltmore offered a grand view of the Blue Ridge Mountains, along with the elegance they wanted for their big day.

When Kacey looks back on her wedding, her favorite moments include her first look with her father, having their son in the ceremony as the ring bearer, and her last dance of the night with Andrew as their friends and family lined up for the sparkler sendoff.

Enjoy the beautiful images and video below and see more by visiting Inside Weddings. xoxo – Becca

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We’re excited to end the week with Liz & Chip’s wedding featured on Brides!

It’s a rare occasion that we have the opportunity to plan and execute a wedding on a private estate, so I was intrigued when I first spoke with Caroline (one of the bride’s sisters). After I heard the story of why they chose to host Lizzy and Chip’s wedding at Silver Run and all of the ideas they had for the wedding weekend, I knew that I wanted to be part of their celebration.

It’s not an easy feat to host a wedding at a private residence, as there are many elements to consider accommodating over 100 guests. I embraced these challenges and managed several site visits until I had selected the perfect creative team to execute their vision. On top of enjoying every aspect of the planning process, I adore Lizzy, Chip, and their families and felt like part of the family by the wedding weekend.

Silver Run is the namesake of the property that belongs to the bride’s family and was where she spent her summers visiting her grandparents growing up. It is 300 acres set in the gorgeous Blue Ridge Mountains with rolling fields and tree lined mountaintops. There is a signature bridge over a pond that you pass as you drive to the house and this bridge became one of the elements that was utilized in their printed materials. The biggest caveat we had was that the property was on the market and we had a short planning period to pull off this event before the property was sold.

Knowing that this would be the last event held on the family property, we worked to ensure we used all the different spaces and set out family photos from years past. The bride’s sisters’ created a very special bridal suite for the wedding day in their grandmother’s bedroom complete with wedding photos (of their parents and grandparents) and original artwork from the house. In addition, Lizzie chose to wear a vintage wedding gown from her grandmother.

The overall design vision for the wedding and reception was classic and timeless with a palette of white and greenery. There were also some nods to family favorites; the Silver Run Bridge on printed materials, tequila shot place cards, Neely family wine, and vintage postcards at each place setting in lieu of a guest book. The ceremony, complete with personal vows written by the bride and groom, was officiated by the bride’s uncle and there was not a dry eye in the house. After the ceremony, guests enjoyed corn hole, cocktails, and appetizers on the lawn behind the house as the sun went down. We enlisted the talented chef Adam Hayes from Canyon Kitchen at Lonesome Valley who created a custom menu for the seated dinner. Following dinner and some very special toasts, guests were invited to the lower level lounge for dancing and desserts.

Check out the photos and video on our blog and then head over to Brides to read more of their story and to see additional photos of their day! Thank you, Brides!

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We are so excited that The Knot: Carolinas featured two of our 2016 weddings in the latest issue. Both of these weddings were planned by Asheville Event Co.’s Cortney Jackson and they are beautiful to see in print!

Yoko & Andrew lived in Hong Kong during the wedding planning process, so all of the planning was done over the phone. After Cortney suggested Julia Wade Photography, they fell in love with her work and it was clear she was the right photographer for their wedding. Pick up a copy of The Knot: Carolinas Spring/Summer 2018 to see why!

Thank you, The Knot: Carolinas, for featuring Yoko & Andrew’s Lioncrest Wedding at the Biltmore Estate.

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Kimmy and Chris met five years ago when Chris was a lifeguard at the pool that Kimmy attended. Kimmy “rescued” him from a member that was hassling him. She won his heart that day, but it took some convincing before Kimmy would go on a date with him. He eventually convinced her to go on a date, which led to their proposal the summer of 2014. They are inseparable and their adoration for each other is clear.

Kimmy and Chris wanted a traditional Catholic ceremony at the Basilica of Saint Lawrence in Asheville. For the reception, they envisioned an elegant, beautiful setting that had rustic and timeless elements. With its beautiful outdoor courtyard and barn-like feel, Deerpark was the perfect choice. To add a dash of glamour to the existing rustic environment, we brought in several chandeliers and romantic blush linens.

Due to an unusually chilly April, we moved the cocktail hour and dancing inside the Lodge Room, which lent itself perfectly to the lively guests that were ready to get down on the dance floor. I have never seen such a group nail every single line dance. So much fun! We opted for open seating and a mix of tables and beautiful floral arrangements by Floressence in shades of peach, coral, cream, and white.

The children had their own section with fun tables lined with craft paper, crayons, custom coloring books and mad libs. They even had their own food station equipped with chicken tender and french fries. The glow sticks – that were intended for the kids – made it to the dance floor and were a huge hit with the guests.

Fortunately, the cold didn’t keep us from a proper send off with sparklers and a classic Rolls-Royce. Cheers to Kimmy and Chris!

xo Becca Knuth

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We are so excited to see Mollie & Matt’s wedding featured on Every Last Detail today! Mollie is Asheville Event Co. wedding planner Liz’s sister, so this was quite a special wedding for us! Liz was integral in the planning and design of her wedding, but on the day of Mollie’s wedding, Liz took over as Matron of Honor and Cortney led the coordination.

From Mollie, the Bride: As soon as we got engaged, Matt and I knew that we wanted to be married in the Blue Ridge Mountains, where I grew up, even though we both now reside in Manhattan. We knew the Asheville area would be the perfect setting for our New York friends who had no idea the beauty they were in for, and a special place for all of our North Carolina friends to reunite.

Our ceremony was held in a garden surrounded by trees at the beautiful, historic old estate and working farm of Sherrill’s Inn, in Fairview. We kept the ceremony space simple, decorated by the lush greenery and ancient boxwoods around it. The focal point was our chuppah draped in gorgeous flowers and greenery. One of the sweetest moments in our ceremony was when Matt’s grandmother spoke about his grandfather who passed away three years ago. She met him on July 1st, 1950 – which she noted was 67 years to the day before our wedding day. We also used their wedding rings for our ceremony, which felt particularly poignant.

The weather was cool and breezy until our cocktail hour, when it poured rain! Everyone cozied up under the huge wraparound porch at Old Sherrill’s Inn for cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, and they were still able to enjoy the beautiful mountain views to the north and east.

For the reception, we moved to a candlelit tent in a grassy field just below the Inn’s apple orchards. As it continued to drizzle outside, we watched as cows and horses grazed on the hillside behind us and we enjoyed dinner under the glow of the cafe lights above us. Just as dinner finished, the rain stopped and we were able to dance under the stars with the moon rising and the stars coming out. It was a perfect end to the most beautiful day with our family and friends.

Enjoy the beautiful images by Jen Yuson and see more by visiting Every Last Detail!

Thank you, Every Last Detail, for the feature!

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