We say it over and over, but we truly do love our jobs as Asheville wedding planners.  Having the opportunity to meet so many amazing couples and share in their love story definitely gives us the warm and fuzzies…even when our feet are aching at the end of a long wedding day 🙂

It is a huge honor to be recognized for doing something that we love so much, and that is just what has happened recently by both Wedding Wire and Borrowed & Blue!

Borrowed and Blue listed Verge Events on their Best of B&B 2017 awards as best wedding planner in Asheville as well as most valuable vendor in Asheville! These awards are chosen by other Asheville wedding vendors, and it is a huge honor to have been selected!

 

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And it’s not only Asheville wedding vendors who love us, but our couples love us too! Wedding Wire’s awards are based on couples’ reviews, and we’ve been given 5 gold stars for 2017 as Asheville wedding planners! Our couples are amazing and we adore them…and it feels really great to be reminded that they love us too!

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2016 was an amazing year for us in so many ways. As Asheville wedding planners, we have the opportunity to connect with so many amazing couples and their wonderful families…and we have been given the opportunity to be involved in the design of so many beautiful weddings. It is truly a privilege, and we cannot wait to see what happens in 2017!

So much of what we share on this blog is focused around what we do as Asheville wedding planners (not that that is a bad thing… it’s awesome to have so many amazing weddings to share with you all!), but while reflecting on this past year, we realized that we had the opportunity to be involved in so many wonderful things that weren’t necessarily specifically related to weddings.

Nicole, our Creative Director, shared her top 5 moments from 2016 on the StudioWed Asheville blog. We have so many exciting things to share with you all over the next few days, but we wanted to start the year off by reflecting on some of the warm and fuzzies from last year. So check out Nicole’s 2016 recap here, and stay tuned… we have a lot of goodness to share soon!

 

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Holly and Scott – these two bugs! He’s a British gent who loves the Beatles (no not kidding, they have an apartment on Abbey Road because…Beatles!) and practical jokes (more on that later), she’s a gorgeous, fierce, pistol who loves to give Scott a hard time (or is it the other way around?) and owns a really wonderful furniture renovation company. These two love hard, work hard and play hard. We were super excited to get to plan this wedding, mostly because we liked Holly and Scott so much but also because their wedding was up at Rockwood Lodge in Highlands, NC. Rockwood Lodge is a owned by the Coca-Cola family and managed by the always fabulous Old Edwards Inn. It’s an incredible home, available for weddings and vacations with its very own mountain views. At the time of the wedding the venue had just become available and we were ready and eager to get our hands, and eyes on it! If you’re looking for a really special, intimate venue with a serious wow-factor, it’s the place for you.

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Holly had a very clear vision of what she wanted her wedding to look like, and Scott had a very clear vision of how he wanted it to flow. So between the two of them, our job was listening and executing – and that’s why you hire planner!

Because the house is also a home, the couple had the luxury of having their family and the bridal party stay on site with them throughout the weekend. So everyone was very relaxed, and the house was so big the gal’s could get ready and drink champ’s in one wing, and the gents could cause trouble in the other, and we didn’t have to worry about the two crossing paths or seeing each other!

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Holly’s dress was a stunning gown with a very subtle and fabulous ombre pink color change. Beautiful, different and daring, just like Holly.

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Her bouquet was handmade by a friend out of beautiful vintage broaches and flowers made of ribbons.

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Scott classed it up in traditional tails and a top hat!

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These three are trouble, even if they do look devilishly handsome in their suits (emphasis on devilish).

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Scott was having such a great time on his wedding day he decided to have a little fun and prank Verge. About a half hour before the ceremony was scheduled to start Nicole shimmied on over to the guys wing of the house to gather Scott and his groomsmen and make sure they were ready to go down the aisle. There she was met with a very concerned and worried groomsmen who informed her that Scott had locked himself in his bedroom and would not come out. In all of the years Verge has been in business, we’ve never had a rogue groom (or bride for that matter). So after the color drained from Nicole’s face and she had rolled up her shirt sleeves and was ready to get down to work, she informed Scott to open the door, she was coming in. The door opened, and there was Scott smiling and laughing, and a priceless look on Nicole’s face. Yes, you got us good Scott. Thanks for almost giving us a heart attack!

Holly and Scott were married (eagerly AND willingly all jokes aside) on the compass lawn in front of the house. This spot truly has the most spectacular views of the surrounding mountains, and was a perfect spot for a very intimate ceremony. Holly surprised Scott by wearing a crown of flowers, Scott had been gently hinting (ok, maybe aggressively hinting) that he would like to see flowers in Holly’s hair, and Holly took full advantage of the opportunity to keep him guessing and surprise him.

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When you see Holly and Scott together it is so obvious how much they both just “get” each other. They are endlessly finishing each others sentences, and laughing, their passion for life and love is so infectious!

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Guests enjoyed cocktail hour on the back terrace. We love how the linens coordinated with Holly’s dress!

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Little hints of the Beatles could be found in the details…

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After cocktail hour guests moved to the back of the estate to find their seats under a beautifully elegant tent. Holly had the tables numbers printed on sheet music from some of Scott’s favorite Beatles songs.

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Favors of local jellies were placed at each place setting – Holly gets requests from Scott’s family in England to bring back more when she’s in the area!

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The cake was made by a friend of Holly’s and designed to coordinate with her dress. See the two little “love bugs” on the top of the cake? Holly and Scott’s nicknames for each other.

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Scott and Holly both made wonderfully touching toasts to each other.

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….or were they roasts?

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It was a beautiful evening filled with so much love and laughter.

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Holly and Scott, thank you so much for trusting us to make your wedding day seamless and beautiful. Scott, we forgive you for scaring us silly, Holly you were a radiantly beautiful bride, your guests were fantastic, and the venue was incredible. Slam dunk!

xoxo

Shout out to the “A-Team”

Highlands Wedding Venue | Rockwood Lodge, Old Edwards Inn

Highlands Wedding Planning | Verge Events

Highlands Florist | Studio Flora Diva

Highlands Photographer | Lauren Rosseneau Photography

Highlands Ceremony Musician | Ashby Stokes

Highlands Wedding Officiant | Rev. Kathy Jennings

Highlands Makeup Artist | Blush

Highlands Wedding DJ | Sweet Sound Productions

Highlands Wedding Rentals | Professional Party Rentals

 

 

 

 

 

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We’re gearing up over here for a Biltmore wedding next week (it’s going to be a stunner, stay tuned!) so we thought this would be the perfect opportunity to revisit another Biltmore wedding we were lucky enough to plan and design! The Biltmore is an iconic mainstay of Asheville, NC – you can’t think of one without the other, so we always feel blessed when we get to work on such a historic and beautiful property.

Angela + Jim were married at the beautiful Inn on Biltmore. You don’t generally think of “intimate” when you think of Biltmore weddings, but it’s all about the space you create and the people you surround yourself with.

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There’s our Stephanie – lacing up Angela’s dress!

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We love that the bride and groom went with a vibrant and bold color palate of purples, it gave us the perfect opportunity to incorporate the brides favorite flowers, orchids into the decor!

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How lovely is this first look? The look of absolute joy on Jim’s face is so sweet.

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Ceremony took place outside of the Inn on the lawn

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That’s a good looking bridal party! Love the deep rich colors!

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Reception was held inside the Inn. Ready for some fantastic design details!?

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How beautiful and elegant is this cake!?

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Adore the dress that Angela changed into for dancing!!

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Congratulations Jim + Angela! Thank you for letting us be a part of your day!!

xoxo

Verge

Major props to our fantastic team!

Asheville Wedding Venue | The Inn on Biltmore Estate 

Asheville Wedding Planner | Verge Events

Asheville Wedding Designer | Verge Events

Asheville Wedding Photographer | Two Ring Studios

Asheville Wedding Videographer | Signature Wedding Films

Asheville Wedding Florist | Flower Gallery

Asheville Ceremony Musicians | Ron Clearfield 

Asheville Reception Musician | Mr. C’s Mobile DJ

Asheville Hair Artist | Hughes Hair Design 

Asheville Photo Booth | ShutterBooth

 

 

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You can’t go wrong with a wedding at The Old Edwards Inn. It’s a favorite North Carolina venue located in Highlands, NC. The understated elegance and beauty of the property make it the perfect place to tie the knot. Melissa and Gregg were married at The Farm on The Old Edwards Inn property in the spring, a timeless wedding. Details we love – The cake display!!

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Congratulations Melissa + Gregg!

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Big thanks to our team:

Asheville Wedding Vendor | Old Edwards Inn & Spa

Asheville Wedding Planner | Verge Events

Asheville Wedding Photographer | The Reason

Asheville Wedding Florist | Studio Flora Diva

Asheville Ceremony Musician | James Barr

Asheville Wedding Band | Six Stylz

Asheville Hair Artist | Gloria Watts

Asheville Makeup Artist | Neapolitan Beauty

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