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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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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