What do you get when you combine a Persian groom and a Southern bride? A whole lot of people who know how to boggy, and one classy affair!

We knew when we met Rachael that her attention to detail and organizational skills would make us the perfect Asheville wedding planners for her! If there is one thing we love it’s a good spreadsheet (or five, or six). A lot of brides come to us with no idea of where to start or how they envision their day, and that’s ok! I mean, that is what we are here for. But when a bride comes to us with and knows what she wants and how she wants it, it is our pleasure to roll up our sleeves and get to work to make that plan a reality!

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Photo Credit: Joshua Kane Photography

Rachael and Sal were married at the Grove Park Inn on an absolutely crystal clear day in November. The ceremony was a perfect marriage (waaaaah waaaaaah, you can only use that pun once!) between a traditional Persian ceremony and a traditional Christian ceremony. The grooms mother Mrs. Tadjalli provided all of the items for the Persian wedding spread, it was an absolutely stunning array. And all of those beautiful sweets and pastries? She made them herself!

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Photo Credit: Joshua Kane Photography

This wedding was all about classic and romantic. The color palate was based on neutral whites, creams and gold, with pops of deep red. The flowers by Studio Flora Diva were wonderfully elegant.

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Photo Credit: Joshua Kane Photography

Our favorite moments (there were so many!):

Rachael’s something blue, aren’t these shoes so much fun!?

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In the theme of shoes – Rachael and Sal gifted their wedding party with his and hers matching Nike’s! You better bet these came out later in the night when the dance floor was hoppin’

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Photo Credit: Joshua Kane Photograpny

Rachael’s ceremony entrance – Rachael entered the ceremony down the steps of the Grove Park Inn’s Sunset Terrace, as she made her way across the hotel to the Mountain View Terrace where the ceremony was held, all of the guests stood for her. It was such a moving moment (we all teared up!) – Hat’s off too the guests at the Grove Park Inn, your momma’s certainly raised you right!

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Photo Credit: Joshua Kane Photography

The father daughter dance – Mr. Seneker is a graduate from the University of Tennessee, Rachael and all of their fellow Volunteers surprised him with a rousing rendition of “Rocky-Top” at the end of the dance.

It was a beautiful wedding and one that Verge Events was proud to be a part of!

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Photo Credit: Joshua Kane Photography

 

Asheville Wedding Venue | Omni Grove Park Inn

Asheville Wedding Design and Planning | Verge Events

Asheville Wedding Florist | Studio Flora Diva

Asheville Linen Rentals | Nuage Designs

Asheville Wedding Rentals | Classic Event Rental

Asheville Wedding Photographer |Joshua Kane Photography

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When Pantone announced their color of the year for 2015, I have to admit I wasn’t crazy about it. But after letting it marinate for a little while (get it!?) I have to admit that I no longer have mixed feelings on Marsala, I’m lovin’ it!

I love the fact that it is red, but earthly and subdued, instead of the kind of red that takes over a party. This red is no longer swinging from the chandelier, it has classed up its act and is chillin’ by a warm fire with a hot toddy.

In English this means that as a choice for a wedding palate it is very adaptable and can be paired well with other earthy rich tones. Definitely makes for a sophisticated and classy look! It is a color fit for an Asheville wedding indeed!

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Credit: Tamera Menges Design// Ideas in Icing// Kolonel Mustard// Three Sisters// Azuree Wiitala

 

xoxo

Sarah

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One of our own is having a baby! We are so excited for the incredibly talented Wendy Ballance from Blush and her husband Matt. And besides being thrilled to add another beautiful face to our Asheville wedding family we were super stoked to do what Verge Events does best and throw a party. Check out the baby shower!!

The Grove Park Inn renovated the Country Club earlier this year and we had been itching for a chance to get our hands on the space and see what we could do! It was just as beautiful as we hoped for. The main room where the baby shower was held has the class of old school elegance but still maintains a bright and airy feel. Originally the baby shower festivities were going to be outside on the terrace, but due to a very early snowfall (Halloween, ugh.) we had the weather to compete with. Weather is one of those things that you can never predict but you can always be prepared for (check out our earlier blog post on the weather here!) and we are always prepared. Nicole whisked all of the tables inside, lit up a gorgeous warming fire and no one was the wiser. In fact I think I almost liked it more, the room added to the intimacy and warmth of the celebration.

 

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Instead of the usual baby games, baby themed cupcakes, baby themed décor, Nicole went with a much more subdued and subtle design scheme. Baby Ballance’s nursery is nautical themed, so Nicole tied the theme into the room using navy blue linens and subtle sea-faring details throughout.

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Nicole also really wanted to incorporate both Matt and Wendy’s favorite things into the party to truly make it a couples shower. Champagne and smore’s kits for Wendy – Can we talk about this favours basket!? Nicole found the baby pram in the back of her Grandmothers garage and filled it with “lifesaver” favours containing s’mores kits.

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And a pimento cheese and bourbon bar for Matt, because what goes better than that! The pimento cheese was provided by Colourful Palate, which we love so much we wrote a separate blog post just on pimento cheese.

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The Grove Park Inn catered the luncheon with a fantastic array of beautiful salads and sandwiches.

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All in all it was a beautiful event to celebrate the growing Ballance family.

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Xoxo

Sarah

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Nicole, and Beth from Studio Flora Diva hard at work making our new space glow!

Well, 2014 is coming to a close. We’ve  had a really exciting year at Verge and are geared up and ready for 2015. We’ll be spending our New Years Eve together doing what we do best- a wedding! This one is going to be a real stunner, it should prove to be a wonderfully elegant and sparkly affair. Then we’ll be charging straight into 2015 with a move into our new office space- who doesn’t like to start a new year with a makeover!? So many exciting things to come- stay tuned!!

Look at this amazing old picture we found of our new office! We have no idea when it was taken but the building is well over 100 years old.

Look at this amazing old picture we found of our new office! We have no idea when it was taken but the building is well over 100 years old.

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‘Tis the season for giving. So in the spirit of the season we’d thought we’d put on our Asheville wedding planner Santa hat and deliver a holiday appropriate “things that make us want to say I do!” post. We see a lot of engagements happening around this time of the year, and this would make the perfect present for a newly or recently engaged bride.

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Wouldn’t you love to see this sitting under the tree?

In our household, at least one subscription service is given each year. We’ve seen beer of the month clubs, and bark boxes; some of them are good, some not so good. The one I’m going to tell you about is great. StudioWedBox is a box subscription service for brides. Basically it’s this super awesome, choc-a-block full box of the best wedding swag, carefully curated and put together in monthly shipments that reflect where you are along the wedding planning journey. Who doesn’t love swag!!

Confused? Don’t be! This is the fun part when I get to show you flashy pictures of the awesome items in these boxes and tell you what I mean.

Ok so each box is themed based on a detail during your planning process – For instance there is an “All About the Bridal Party” box that covers sweet favors and attire for your beautiful bridesmaids. There is a “Rustic Wedding Chic” box that was curated and put together by Maggie Lord who founded Rustic Wedding Chic. Basically it’s like if all of those pins you’ve been frantically pinning on Pinterest came alive and delivered samples to your door of all of those sweet, cute, lovely details you’ve been seeing in the pictures!

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The Rustic Wedding Chic Box!

Think Birchbox on wedding steroids. It would be a wonderful present for a recently engaged daughter, or for that matter – daughter in law, a maid of honor’s gift to her best friend, or for yourself! You beautiful bride!

You can get a full twelve months subscription; you’ll receive twelve totally unique boxes, a sample of everything that StudioWedBox offers. You can also sign up for a six-month subscription, or just pay for it monthly and pick how many months you want.

We love this product – it was created by wedding professionals so it’s full of a lot of the things that we tell our clients about. The boxes are beautiful and so much fun!

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If you’re still looking for the perfect gift for a bride-to-be head on over to the StudioWedBox website http://www.studiowedbox.com/shop/and sign them up! AND as our Verge Events Christmas present to you, StudioWedBox was gracious enough to set us up with a discount code for our readers who want to become new subscribers! Just follow the link!

http://www.studiowedbox.com/shop/happy-holidays-verge-events/

Happy Holidays!

xoxo

Sarah

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