Hagan and Matt. A couple we will never forget. How many brides do you know who are willing to throw-down in a dance circle and crab-walk in their wedding dress!? This wedding was all about combining the elegance of a garden & gun style wedding and reception with hidden details that let you know the couple loved to have fun.

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Photo Credit: Sunday Grant Photography

The Omni Grove Park Inn Terraces are an incredible setting for a wedding. You have a 180 degree view of the mountains and downtown Asheville on one side, and on the other you are surrounded by the elegance of the hotel with its stone façade. The design was all about enhancing these two elements. Floral was kept neutral with lots of greenery mixed with ivory and cream flowers

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Photo Credit: Sunday Grant Photography

Just check out the bridal party: those gorgeous, floor-length, lace bridesmaid dresses, and then those FANTASTIC American flag groomsmen shirts. The wedding in a nut-shell.

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Photo Credit: Sunday Grant Photography

We brought in a clear-top tent to make the space feel intimate and elegant without taking away from the view, and added a huge chandelier and twinkle lights for some elegance. The reception was cocktail style, so we created a lot of different places for guests to sit and congregate, and mixing in some lounge furniture was a must for Hagan. Calla Lilies are one of Hagan’s favorite flowers, so her mom Benita surprised her with submerged Calla Lilies in the lounge area.

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Photo Credit: Sunday Grant Photography

Hagan’s father designed the groom’s cake. One of the first things Hagan told us about Matt was his love of pizza. I mean everyone loves pizza but Matt really, really REALLY loves pizza. So the grooms cake; a pizza (of course) – is the rat in the doctors coat throwing you off? Matt had recently graduated from medical school (go Matt!) and his nickname is Rat (sorry Matt).

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From our very first conversation with Hagan and Matt it was clear that their priority was for their guests to have fun. The dance floor was packed to the max all night as the guests jammed out with 18-Karat Gold, a fantastic ten piece band from Atlanta.

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Late-night: Little hats were passed out at the request of the bride, guests had lots of fun with them taking silly pictures.

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As a final surprise for her husband, Hagan arranged for fireworks to go off at their departure.

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Bring a group from Alabama to the mountains in North Carolina and what do you get? And elegant garden & gun style wedding and reception, and a group of the most serious partiers we’ve ever seen.

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Congratulations Hagan and Matt! We wish you many years of laughter and dancing!

xoxo

High five to our fantastic team!

Asheville Wedding Venue | Onmi Grove Park Inn

Asheville Wedding Planner | Verge Events

Asheville Wedding Designer | Verge Events

Asheville Wedding Photographer | Sunday Grant Photography

Asheville Wedding Videographer | Signature Wedding Films

Asheville Wedding Florist | Flora

Asheville Wedding Band | 14 Karat Gold with Prime Source Entertainment

Asheville Makeup Artist | Blush

Asheville Hair Artist | Lola Salon

Asheville Wedding Transportation | Grandy Transportation

Asheville Wedding Rentals | Classic Event Rental

Asheville Wedding Linens | Nuage Designs

 

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Spring has sprung in Asheville, which means we’re all sneezing and cursing our allergies! It was almost a year ago that we sent Lauren and Reece down the aisle at The North Carolina Arboretum, we’re celebrating this springy Friday with a look back (without our allergies) at this beautiful wedding and beautiful couple!

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Photo Credit: Michelle Lyerly Photography

How sweet are these pictures!?

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You can always go big or go home with socks!!

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Look at that sweet face!

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We could not have asked for a more beautiful day for a wedding

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Our bride was a graphic designer!

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Photo Credit: Michelle Lyerly Photography

We love the color palate of this wedding party, beautiful and bright!

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We love seeing mixed pattern – when you do it right it’s interesting, unique and cohesive!

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Can’t go wrong with blue and white stripes!

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Photo Credit: Michelle Lyerly Photography

Displaying your hashtag is key to ensuring your guests will use it, it makes it so easy!

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Photo Credit: Michelle Lyerly Photography

Ok so, she’s a stellar graphic designer, but can you guess what he does?

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So many cakes! How could you choose!?

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Red velvet! Good choice 🙂

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You know it’s about to get interesting when there’s an air guitar battle between the bride and groom!

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Congratulations Lauren and Reece and happy (almost) anniversary from the team at Verge!

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xoxo

Verge

Big thank you to our team:

Asheville Wedding Venue: The North Carolina Arboretum

Asheville Wedding Planning: Verge Events

Asheville Wedding Florist: Flora Asheville

Asheville Wedding Photographer: Michelle Lyerly Photography

Asheville Wedding Videographer: Timm Young Videography

Asheville Wedding Caterer: Colorful Palate

Asheville Wedding Rental Company: Classic Event Rental

 

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It’s “go big or go home” Monday. And you can’t get much bigger than a gorgeous front lawn wedding at The Biltmore Estate! Seriously stunning, seriously grand, a serious show-stopper – Gisselle and Danny brought some unbelievable elegance to the Biltmore house, all the way from Miami. We helped them plan their day and were there to send them down the aisle in style. Warning: dreamy photo’s to follow!

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Ceremony took place on the front lawn, the bride entered in a horse drawn carriage to an acoustic version of “A Thousand Years” queue the tears!Biltmore_Front_Lawn_Wedding_Planner-19

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That’s about as grand as you can get, Miami royalty in the house! (or on the lawn)

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Asheville_Wedding_Planners_1After the ceremony guests made their way up to the Diana for the reception and party. The Diana is set up on a hill overlooking the Biltmore Estate and The Blue Ridge Mountains. It’s the perfect place to compliment a front lawn wedding and always wow’s the guests!

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It was a truly magical evening, complete with a perfectly beautiful sunset! Gisselle and Danny – we wish you many years of happiness!!

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Love to the wedding team!

Asheville Wedding Ceremony Venue | Biltmore Estate

Asheville Wedding Planner | Verge Events

Asheville Wedding Photographer | Mozingo Photography

Asheville Rental Company | Classic Event Rental

Wedding Videographer | GLG Video

Asheville Wedding Florist | Flower Gallery

Ceremony and Reception Music | The Event Factor

Cocktail Music | The Asheville Gentleman

Asheville Wedding Officiant | Tim Lolley

Asheville Hair Artist | Lola Salon

Asheville Makeup Artist | Blush

Wedding lighting | Aver Productions

 

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Last Friday we introduced you to Emily and Tyler and their spectacular Old Edwards Inn wedding,  we also told you about how much we loved them (hey, Clemson can happen to good people too you guys!). This week we’re going to talk about our design for Emily and Tyler, with lots of pictures of course! So sit back, and enjoy a beautiful way to start your week out!

All of the weddings we design at Verge Events start with a design meeting. This is where we sit down and get to know you, we also ask you about colors, linens, flower etc. But the most important thing for us is getting to know who you are and what you’re all about! Weddings are beautiful, yes, but more than that it is YOUR day. There is no greater compliment than having a couple say “oh my gosh, this is just so us!” when they see the completed product.

After the design meeting, we take everything we talked about and create a Design Concept. This is a custom document created for our clients, it is a creative map of every detail and area of your wedding, full of pictures and descriptions of the entire space. And along with the Design Concept we deliver a Pinterest board that we curate for you. Pinterest is a tool of the trade, however we always say – treat it as inspiration NOT execution. Pinterest is a great place to get creatively fired-up, but ultimately we want your wedding day to be unique, we want your wedding to be the one that everyone is pinning!

Emily and Tyler came to us wanting a wedding that had a traditional feel to it, reflected their southern roots and had a ton of personal details telling the story of who they are and what they love. We were fortunate to have clients that really trusted us to run with their vision, and we did! Their Pinterest board was a wonderful place for inspiration, it’s still live today and it isn’t coming down any time soon, we love it that much.

Ok! are you guys ready to see some pictures?

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Photo Credit: Jarrad Lister Photography

As we mentioned in last weeks post Emily and Tyler loved to hunt. We weren’t going to mount a big ol’ moose head over the fireplace but it’s nice to bring in little hints of these kinds of things. We used feathers from ducks they had hunted in every boutonniere.

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Photo Credit: Jarrad Lister Photography

One of the things we love to work with when we’re designing is patterns, a great pattern on a linen can add an unexpected touch that really amps up the style in a space. Emily and Tyler were totally down for using patterns in their design.

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Antlers were also incorporated into the design, again as a nod to their hunting background without smacking you over the head with it – no camo here!

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Photo Credit: Jarrad Lister Photography

Custom cocktail napkins are also a really great way to add a personalized touch to your wedding without breaking the bank, and the possibilities for design and color are absolutely endless! You don’t have to pick just one style, you can mix and match a couple. It’s like the Snapple Facts version of cocktail napkins 🙂

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Photo Credit: Jarrad Lister Photography

The reception room was beautifully set for a sit-down dinner, with elegant linens, lots of candlelight and beautiful flowers. The floral design was kept very classic with white and greenery.

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Photo Credit: Jarrad Lister Photography

Late night snacks are always a HUGE hit. Emily and Tyler wanted to serve a southern favorite, the bird dog. Have no idea what we’re talking about? We figured some of the guests might be in the same boat as you, so we included a description on the cocktail napkin. If you’ve never had a bird dog, go get yourself one immediately. They are delicious. It’s a chicken tender, served in a hotdog bun with bacon, shredded cheese, and honey mustard. YUM.

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Photo Credit: Jarrad Lister Photography

A beautiful southern wedding for an incredibly lovely and generous couple. This is one we will never forget. Emily and Tyler we wish you many many years of happiness and love.

xoxo

Verge Events

 

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Vendor love

Highlands Venue: Old Edwards Inn

Highlands Planning and Design: Verge Events

Highlands Photographer: Jarrad Lister Photography

Highlands Floral: Oakleaf

Highlands Linens: Nuage Designs

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Old Edwards Inn is a venue we always feel very lucky to plan and design weddings with. It’s one of the venues in North Carolina that is just the perfect mix of southern elegance and mountain magic. Emily and Tyler were married there in September during football season (more on that later), and we thought it would be the perfect wedding to visit on this fantastic Friday. And if you’re not having a fantastic Friday, well then, take a quick break, make yourself a cup of coffee and peruse this picturesque wedding.

Part 1: The Planning

Verge Events was referred to Emily and Tyler by a past client. Actually more specifically we were referred to them by a couple who had previously been our clients, who had been referred by another couple who had been our clients, who had been referred by yet another couple who had been our clients. Yes, they were number five in a client referral chain – we’ve been trying to beat that record ever since!

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Photo Credit: Jarrad Lister Photography

And it almost didn’t happen with Verge Events – why? because Tyler and Emily are die hard Clemson fans, and if you know anything about our office we are Cocks all the way! Ok just kidding (but not about the South Carolina part), they didn’t go running for the door. Everyone agreed that there would be no talk of football (ok occasionally there was some good natured smack talk), but the wedding would need to be planned around the season schedule.

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Photo Credit: Jarrad Lister Photography

And in spite of the garnet/orange color war quietly going on behind the scenes Emily and Tyler and their fantastic families became friends of ours. This fantastic Southern couple loves to hunt, {Emily once killed a bear!} They incorporated so much of who they are and what they love into this wedding that it made it a dream to plan and design (more on design next week). It was a beautifully elegant night, guests sat down to an incredible meal and danced the night away, and no one worried about the score, because Clemson wasn’t playing! It’s a real thing to plan your date around football in the south, and we are in full support.

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Photo Credit: Jarrad Lister Photography

We’ll be covering designing Emily and Tyler’s wedding in next weeks post, so be sure to check back for detail shots, stunning floral and incredible design! And in the meantime, cheers to the weekend!

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xoxo

Vendor love

Venue: Old Edwards Inn

Planning and Design: Verge Events

Photographer: Jarrad Lister Photography

Floral: Oakleaf

Linens: Nuage Designs

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