We are so excited to share the images from Samantha & Kent’s stunning wedding at the Biltmore Estate. To see more from their wedding, head over to Junebug Weddings!

Samantha and Kent came to us with a gorgeous and somewhat elaborate vision (thanks Kent!) for what they wanted their wedding weekend to look and feel like for their guests. Using Art Deco and the 1920’s era as inspiration, the wedding was a modern affair with an old Hollywood twist. White, pinks, black and gold became the color palette for a 4 venue wedding day. The gorgeous save the date and invitation designed by Durante New York was a true hint of what to expect at the wedding. We had a unique and very glamorous venue at Biltmore Estate, where it was easy to transform each space into a different look and feel, but all within the theme Samantha and Kent envisioned. Thank you to the wonderful teams at Blossoms at Biltmore Park and Classic Event Rental for their collaboration on such an incredible weekend.

Starting with the ceremony site on the manicured Tennis Lawn at Biltmore Estate — this space was designed with a modern ombre style of whites and pinks with gold accents. With the simplicity of a white tent and white matte satin aisle runner, the ombre floral design of the bouquets and altar centerpieces really made the color palette pop. This area was designed to be soft and romantic with the primary focus on the union of Samantha and Kent.

Guests transitioned to the Library Terrace, where the patterns of the linens became a bit bolder and the custom standing gold cocktail centerpieces became a focal point, along with the beautiful view of the Blue Ridge Mountains. We began hinting that black would be a prominent part of the color palette in this area.

In the dining tent on the South Terrace at Biltmore Estate, the Art Deco theme was prevalent in the feasting table layout which mimicked a diamond shape with Kent and Samantha’s triangle-shaped feasting table with an all white floral runner taking center stage. The custom gold and black mirrored bar, crystal draped chandeliers, gold chairs, and the black and gold patterned place setting was punctuated with stunning white floral and tons of candlelight. The beauty of a custom gold tent liner and draping finished the glamorous look.

Lastly, guests moved to the Italian Gardens for the “dancing under the stars” tent where we created a modern, club style feel with black and silver metal and white accents. The clear top tent featured a 6′ crystal chandelier, moving lights, an intricate black and white dance floor, black velvet lounge areas, a cigar roller, and photo stop. The fireworks display at the end of the first dance was a highlight of the night!

Congratulations to my two favorite penguins, Kent and Samantha! We wish you a lifetime of love and happiness. Go Hawks!

Love always, Missie

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We are so excited to share the images from Hannah and Alex’s elegant garden party wedding at Diana at Biltmore Estate. To see more from their wedding, head over to their Wedding of the Day feature on BRIDES!

We loved getting to know Hannah, Alex and their families over the past year as we planned their wedding. Hannah and Alex envisioned an elegant garden party and they “were blown away by the beauty of the woods, overlooking the estate and the mountains.” Their wedding at Diana at Biltmore Estate was full of blush and cream floral with a refined and airy feel. The details were thoughtful and reflected the couple’s vision of their big day. One of our favorite details was the surprise Irish Blessing cards that were hidden under the gold-rimmed chargers. Hannah’s father read his toast and invited all of the guests to read the blessing with him as he raised his glass to the happy couple. Cheers to the bride and the groom! xo Becca

Thank you, BRIDES, for featuring their wedding!

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“What happens when you bring Gatsby grandeur to the mountains of North Carolina? An unforgettable wedding!” – Style Me Pretty

We’re excited to share these beautiful images from Christine & Dave’s wedding that was recently featured on Style Me Pretty!

It was such a pleasure getting to know Christine, Dave, and their families over the duration of the planning process. We loved how thoughtful they were about creating an event that truly reflected them and had the full guest experience in mind.

Christine, Dave, and the wedding party stayed at Rockwood Lodge for the wedding weekend. The mountain view was the perfect place for their first look and wedding party photos before driving down the mountain to The Farm at Old Edwards.

Thank you, Style Me Pretty, for featuring their wedding!

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We are excited to share images from the Mission Health: Mountains of Hope fundraising dinner at the U.S. Cellular Center (USCC)! The theme of the evening was Coming Together to Build a Healthier Community. Mission Health in Asheville, North Carolina is currently working to expand its facility to accommodate the needs of their patients by constructing a new building – the Hospital for Advanced Medicine – just south of downtown. We selected the USCC for the evenings event and were excited about the industrial feel of the space with a nod to the construction theme, but knew we would have some work to do to update the space for a formal dinner for 300.


The design and decor vision was to create an elevated construction theme. We opted to drape the perimeter of the arena, as well as the entry, and to separate the pre-dinner space from the dining area. We created custom fabric draping from actual hospital blueprints, accented with white draping. Using components, such as PVC piping, cement vessels, cinder blocks, and blueprint candle vases, we were able to take elements from construction and turn them into elegant and unique decor pieces. With lighting, we were able to transform the USCC and made it feel like a completely new space – rather than the floor of a concert arena! From scaffolding with succulents to sawhorse tables with copper elements and themed hors d’oeuvres, the event was truly one of a kind. The dinner provided by Corner Kitchen Catering and 50/Fifty: The Art of Dessert was delicious. The multiple oversized screens and interactive stages allowed for guests to be fully immersed in the presentations. The heartfelt stories shared by patients of Mission Hospital were truly inspiring. It was an honor to be part of an event that will help so many in Western North Carolina.

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In January we took the opportunity to attend the Bliss & Bespoke retreat in Charleston. It’s a rare occasion for us to step away from the office and engage with other planners in an intimate setting. It is important in our industry to connect and collaborate with our colleagues, so that we can all improve our processes and strategies. It’s also good practice to attend other planner’s events as a guest, it makes you appreciate the guest experience and understand our client’s expectations. Highlights included engaging with Calder Clark and Lynn Easton, as well as enjoying some of Charleston’s famed venues.

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Abbey and Matt are both New Yorkers, and while they may call the North home, these “Yankees” will always be welcome back in the North Carolina mountains. They were so much fun to work with and had a very clear vision for what they wanted for their wedding day. I couldn’t be happier with how it turned out!

Abbey and Matt loved the Crest Center – the views were the perfect fit for their vision of a mountain wedding. Abbey chose navy blue and gold as her wedding colors and highlighted these colors in the bridesmaids dresses, linens and many gold accents throughout the reception. Soft pink flowers tied together the elegant colors with the rustic mountain setting.

Perhaps the most fun detail of their wedding was a special surprise from the groom to the bride. Knowing how much Abbey loves champagne, Matt and I arranged for a 9L bottle from one of their favorite vineyards to be delivered and presented to the bride at their reception. After popping the cork, the champagne was passed around for toasts and the bottle was sent back to be engraved and will reside in the couple’s home.

Congratulations to the happy couple, I hope there are many more champagne-worthy occasions in your future! – Caroline

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All her life, Kathryn had imagined being married in the charming beauty of Deerpark on the Biltmore Estate and we are so happy to be part of creating the perfect evening for her, Will, and their friends and family.

As Kathryn stepped up to meet Will at the altar, raindrops began to fall… Without missing a beat, they took their vows and kissed as the sunshine reappeared. Inside Deerpark, the guests were treated to tables laid with ethereal runners and lush garlands. The courtyard was strung with cafe lights, which was perfect for dancing under the stars as the sounds of bluegrass filled the air.

I so enjoyed helping create a magical night for Kathryn and Will. I wish them all the joy and beauty that marriage brings. Cheers! – Cortney

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“When the venue looks like an estate plucked from the English countryside, you know you’re in for one seriously show stopping event.” Excited to finally share this beauty of a wedding day on BRIDES!

It was such a pleasure getting to know Stacy, Greg, and their families as we planned their special day. Just hours prior to the ceremony the forecast called for 100% chance of rain…one of the lovely challenges with an outdoor ceremony, particularly on the Front Lawn of Biltmore House. However we took our chances and went for it and, as luck and some well connected angels would have it, not a drop of rain fell. It was such a lovely sign for Greg and Stacy as the warm sun shined down on their wedding day.

Stacy and her father arrived for the ceremony by vintage car. Passing first in front of the famed Biltmore House, guests had a chance to glimpse at the gorgeous bride before she was escorted down the aisle. Greg’s uncle led a heartfelt and personalized ceremony after which guests were invited to tour a section of the Biltmore House. Guests enjoyed cocktails and hors d’oeuvres on the Library Terrace overlooking the reception tent and the Blue Ridge Mountains. The tent was beautifully lit with candles and featured a monochromatic white color palette with chandeliers. The couples wedding monogram was projected onto the dance floor, while outside the tent, overlooking the mountains, guests enjoyed s’mores at various lounges with fire pits. It was a beautiful night for a fireworks show! – Becca

Thank you, BRIDES, for featuring their wedding!

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We’re so excited to share the images from Laura and Clay’s wedding in Highlands, NC. Their wedding was featured in the Winter/Spring 2017 issue of Trendy Bride Magazine.

Laura and Clay’s wedding ceremony was the most unique and meaningful ceremony I’ve ever witnessed as it included two officiants that were part of their lives growing up, personalized readings from friends and family, and music played by their family. The ceremony was overflowing with love and it set the tone for a beautiful celebration and marriage.

The bridal party consisted of 28 bridesmaids and groomsmen, plus 4 flower girls and 2 small ring bearers. In keeping with the personalized theme, the florist – Sassafras Flowers, photographer – Callie Pitts Davis with Nancy Ray Photography, and videographer – Chad Cunningham with Wild Heart Studios were all friends of the family.

The strolling reception featured varying shades of grey linens with lace overlays and white floral arrangements with beautiful trailing greenery. The space was transformed with fabric hanging from the wood beams and from the rustic wooden barn doors leading from the barn into the main pavilion area for dinner and dancing.

Paige, the mother of the bride, and I had such fun designing the overall event and reception space. The pavilion featured a farm style head table for the bride, groom and their immediate families and was a focal point of the reception space with a silver beaded table runner, silver metallic chargers, gray and white linen napkins and a sweet loveseat for the newlyweds. The couple’s newly created monogram was used in everything from a custom floral wall feature to fabric napkins and a lit gobo that shone on the dance floor.  The evening ended with a nine-piece band that was enjoyed by all.

Congratulations to Laura & Clay – we wish you a lifetime of love and happiness! – xoxo Missie

Thank you, Trendy Bride, for sharing their heartfelt day!

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To the couple, Cashiers, North Carolina symbolizes rest, relaxation and a festive spirit, which is exactly what they wanted to share with their family and friends for their wedding weekend.

The Chattooga Club was the perfect wedding venue for Mason and Hunter. They wanted a traditional and classic wedding with a nod to the natural elements and the picturesque view from the Club. If you look out to the mountains, just to the left from the ceremony site, you can see Rock Mountain, which is where Hunter proposed to Mason!

A custom watercolor crest (featuring their sweet dog, Miller) was used on many elements from the invitations to cocktail glasses and napkins. There was an abundance of greenery with beautiful lime green linens complementing the neutral floral and decor. Topiaries lined the entrance of the pavilion and small tabletop topiaries held up the wedding hashtag and cake flavor signs.

It was a beautiful day and we are so happy for Mason and Hunter. Here’s to you! – Becca Knuth

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