In 2010, I planned Courtney’s sister’s wedding and have stayed close with their family over the years. When Courtney and Jeff got engaged, they started thinking about a wedding in California, but once Courtney’s mom, Linda, showed them Canyon Kitchen at Lonesome Valley and told Courtney that I would be able to plan their wedding, they were sold! It was an honor to plan another Adams wedding.

Courtney and Jeff wanted to share a beautiful destination with their friends and family. Once they found the venue, they focused their attention on the ceremony content and personal details. As Courtney and Jeff share a love for music, we weaved music throughout the day from the meaningful musical selections to the guitar guestbook poster to the concert and band table names.

A gorgeous late spring wedding at Canyon Kitchen with Courtney and Jeff was a perfect way to begin our wedding season. We are thrilled that Southern Weddings chose to share their love story and wedding day!

Courtney and Jeff, I wish you all the best! – Becca Knuth

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Lisa and Anthony had a beautiful and intimate ceremony shared with their children, family, and close friends. The event was a weekend affair with the rehearsal dinner at the Springhouse at Old Edwards with traditional southern BBQ. They chose Old Edwards Club as the ceremony and reception venue and were married near the green in front of a beautiful stone fireplace. Following the ceremony, cocktails were enjoyed outside and dinner followed inside the clubhouse featuring beautiful exposed wood beams and hundreds of twinkle lights hung by the team at Classic Event Rental. They kept the decor neutral and natural to maintain the casual feel of the clubhouse. Dessert was the focal point as there were 16 kids under the age of 10 – cake, mini cupcakes, and an ice cream bar were set up front and center.

We wish Lisa, Anthony, and their beautiful children a lifetime of happiness!

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From the moment I talked to Sherry, the mother of the bride, I knew I was going to love her, as well as Betsey and Chris, the bride and groom. She’s full of interesting stories and a life well lived, full of love and a doting husband (Bubba), and three wonderful and wildly successful daughters. Every planning meeting with this client made me feel like I was part of their family as they took my guidance and advice with grace and respect. We planned an incredible weekend of events that showcased Betsey and Chris.

I can’t help but love Betsey’s refined, classic taste. She wasn’t into metallics or trends – she wanted a timeless wedding incorporating whites, ivories, and greenery with a touch of navy and gray. We enlisted a local florist and Cashier’s favorite, Fiddlehead Designs to help bring her vision to life. Every element was designed to enhance the natural feel of The Farm at Old Edwards Inn. I especially loved the barn wood boxes and beautiful arbor at the ceremony and the beautiful touch of gray fabric in the pavilion.

6 of Four captured every detail and emotion beautifully. Much love to Betsey, Chris, Sherry, Bubba, and the rest of their amazing family. Xoxo – Missie

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I adore Ashley, Casey, and Ashley’s mom, Ruth. I had an absolute blast designing and planning Ashley’s fairytale wedding with them. Everything from the dress and shoes to the location on the Tennis Lawn and Italian Gardens at Biltmore was perfect. Ashley had a strong vision from the beginning and Blossoms at Biltmore Park literally “hit the ball out of the park!” implementing her beautiful color palette of blush pinks, whites, ivories, and gold. Rachael McIntosh captured every amazing detail beautifully and we were so excited when Elizabeth Anne Designs shared this wedding on their blog last year!

There’s something about Ashley and Ruth that I just love! It is wonderful to work with clients for a year or more planning their wedding and that you know in the end you will still keep in touch. Ashley is beautiful, loving, personable, and a friend – I’m honored that she chose Asheville Event Co. to plan her dream wedding. We wish you all the love and happiness in the world! – Missie and the AEC Team

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Arden & Jonathan’s early summer wedding was traditional, classic and romantic. After their initial wedding venue fell through, they opted for a ceremony at the Central United Methodist Church in Asheville, followed by a reception at the beautiful Diana at Biltmore Estate. I knew that this couple would be blessed with a gorgeous day and was it ever. From the lavender martinis, to the floral chandelier over the cake, the details were perfectly aligned with our vision for this beautiful couple. It was such a pleasure working with Arden and her parents and making their dreams come true. Thank you Carats and Cake for the feature of their beautiful celebration!

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Surrounded by family and friends, Jenny and Ryan were married on a perfect September evening in front of the fireplace in the barn at The Farm at Old Edwards. The beautiful ceremony was followed by cocktails in the orchard complete with corn hole and live music. A custom five course wine dinner followed inside the barn at feasting tables adorned with antlers, greenery, ivory flowers, and lots of lanterns and candles. View the feature on Carats and Cake to see more of this romantic evening full of love and laughter or scroll through the images below by Almond Leaf Studios.

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It is always a privilege to work with a bride and groom on something as personal as their wedding. When the bride and groom are as sweet and kind as Ben and Megan, it is an absolute honor.

For their venue, the couple chose the historic Twickenham House in Jefferson, NC, a charming estate located at the very top of a mountain. The real selling point for them was the view that could be found on the property – from the highest peak you could look out and see for miles and miles. Being a private estate, the outside world quickly melted away and guests focused only on the night of fun surprises and special moments. From the South African and American flags that greeted guests on their arrival (Megan and her family are from South Africa), to their custom logo that adorned everything from cornhole boards to the cake, this wedding was full of details that highlighted the bride and groom.

Congratulations to Ben and Megan, I couldn’t be happier for you. XOXO

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Sarah and Mike are my kind of couple – fun, laid back and totally in love. I loved Sarah’s vision from the beginning to keep with the natural theme of the mountains and use rustic farm tables and barrels, along with seasonal flowers with no formal color palette, to highlight the space and the views. Emphasis was placed on special details, including hand lettered signage, a beautiful handmade wooden cross for the ceremony backdrop, and a bible used as a guest book.

Sarah and Mike put their faith forward as an important part of the day, which brought meaning to the details and created a joyful celebration for all of their guests. The happy couple ended their ceremony with a selfie and the weekend timeline even included Groomsmen Beer Olympics as an activity! I loved how the ceremony songs included contemporary songs that were important to the couple. The couple chose to use the Star Wars and Indiana Jones theme songs for the recessional. Speaking of Star Wars, Mike is a HUGE fan and Sarah surprised him with special visit from a Storm Trooper and Boba Fett. The characters posed for photos with the wedding party before the ceremony and took pictures with the guests during cocktail hour!

Thank you to Carats & Cake for featuring this fun couple! 

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Hannah and Harrison’s relationship began at a camp in Hendersonville. They both have a connection with the outdoors and the mountains so when it came time for their wedding it was important to find a venue that captured their spirit. Claxton Farm was the ideal setting for their celebration.

Inspired by the bridesmaid’s dresses rich burgundy and purple flowers, their wedding was full of unique details complemented with lush greenery and wood accents.

The ceremony was personal and meaningful as it incorporated traditional Jewish rituals and the rabbi had known Hannah since she was a child.  There was abundant joy, love, and laughter throughout the day.  As Hannah and Harrison enjoy playing a multitude of games, we incorporated scrabble pieces for the place card display and a custom crossword puzzle on the ceremony program. They entered the dancing portion of the reception by running through sparklers and a canopy of kayak paddles!

Blossoms at Biltmore Park built gorgeous and unique design elements to enhance the atmosphere. A suspended lighting and floral arrangement hung over the head table composed of bar height farm tables with glass tops. Also, a custom wall of hanging candles and flowers adorned the main barn entryway. The A Town A List had the dance floor packed all night long and the celebration ended with the entire Goldstein Family on stage singing together. It was a wonderful, incredibly fun and memorable night for a very special couple.

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One of our most exciting projects this year was collaborating with the 20+ volunteers who were organizing the North Carolina Society for Human Resource Management (NCSHRM) State Conference in Asheville, North Carolina. This conference is held once per year and rotates through cities across the state. The last time it was held in Asheville was almost 10 years ago and as Asheville has grown and evolved greatly, there was an opportunity to showcase the eclectic spirit of our mountain town! The organizers, fueled with an adventurous spirit, selected the U.S. Cellular Center as the venue as Asheville doesn’t have a conventional convention center. This conference received the attention of local media as it was the largest conference held in the U.S. Cellular Center (USCC) and has major implications for future events held in Asheville and at the USCC.

It was all hands on deck as we dove into all aspects of conference planning. We confirmed and provided information to speakers, exhibitors, sponsors and attendees, updated the conference website and cell phone app, developed and designed signs, organized and confirmed for rentals and AV, created scripts and slide presentations for the emcees and award ceremonies, created and assembled VIP and speaker gift bags, and created an amazing networking event featuring 4 Asheville breweries, 4 local buskers, and over 20 Asheville restaurants and food producers. The week of the conference was jam packed and exciting as all the pieces came together for a successful event.

Thank you to the wonderful volunteer committees whom we now call friends and thank you to Daniel Brunson & Tony Gutierrez for sharing images from the 3 day conference.

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