Real Wedding: Brianne & Ryan’s Christmas Wedding 12.27.09
Brianne & Ryan decided to get married on December 27, 2009 and created a destination wedding weekend for their guests. From the Brew’s cruise on Saturday, an incredible rehearsal dinner at Cucina 24, a gorgeous wedding celebration to an incredibly fun reception to Skiing at Wolf Laurel and a candlelight tour of the Biltmore House, the guests had plenty to do over the holiday weekend.
Grace Church was the perfect place for the ceremony. The little stone church in North Asheville with its red door was decorated for the holidays and made for a dramatic and beautiful ceremony.
In lieu of bridesmaids bouquets, Brianne chose white muffs for her ladies! Brianne was was very DIY bride and had collected mini Christmas trees throughout the year to use as centerpieces. We enlisted Stacey Brown of The Bloom Room for the bridal party flowers and to bring Brianne’s vision to life. Stacey and her team did a wonderful job adding the perfect elements to create this Christmas wedding. We stuck to a silver and red theme using silver tablecloths with red napkins, red roses and lots of silver and candlelight! Beautiful winter decor accented the flower girls hair.
Brianne spent well over a year coming up with creative ideas for her reception. The favor and place card was an ornament that hung in the Grand Bohemian Salon on a Christmas Tree. Guests found their ornament on the tree which directed them to their table for the evening. Throughout the evening guests could have their pictures taken in the photo booth provided by Shutter Booth and insert their photo into their ornament favor for a keepsake! The Grand Bohemian Hotel Asheville was the perfect venue for this Romantic Winter Wedding.
City Bakery created a “Present” Wedding Cake that was as delicious to eat as it was gorgeous! Great job Sarah!
Brianne, Ryan and their guests had such a great time. The Grand Bohemian staff did a stellar job as usual and offered exceptional service, as well as delicious food. Vinny from Split Second Sound was incredible and had EVERYONE on the dance floor until the very last minute. Jen Lepkowski did an amazing job capturing the day.
Many thanks to all the vendors for helping to make this wedding such a huge success!
Ceremony Venue: Grace Church | Reception Venue: The Grand Bohemian Hotel Asheville | Wedding Planner: Asheville Event Co. | Floral/Decor: The Bloom Room | Cake Designer: City Bakery | DJ: Split Second Sound | Photography: Jen Lepkowski Photography | Photo Booth: Shutter Booth | Trolley: Asheville Historic Trolley | Hair/Make-up: Adorn