asheville wedding details : {whitney + jay} married

as promised, here are some of our favorite details from whitney and jay’s wedding.  we honestly did not do a ton of decor at the church – it really did not need it.  when deciding on design, sometimes simple really is better.  with this wedding, the chapel at lake junalaska is so quaint, and has such a charm, that we did not need to do a lot inside.  whereas at the reception, they had a huge building to fill, so we decided more was better placed there.  it was where the guests were spending the most time, and we could maximize the floral better at the venue.  when planning, do not fight what is already there.  maximize your decor where you need it the most.

again, many many thanks to asheville florist beth with studio flora diva, amber holritz for the pics, and melissa at cakes by jane!

asheville_weddingsat the venue, we upgraded the linens to a floor length soft shade of purple.   ask anyone in this office, and they will tell you my pet peeve is linens that do not go to the floor.  or crooked linens.  #weddingplannernightmares


we placed the cake behind the beautiful “old window” that are in the venue.  always thinks of your pictures for cake.  make sure exit signs or fire extinguishers are not in the area for the pics.  that is always the deciding factor for me as to where to place the cake.  and with a cake this pretty, you gotta have a nice backdrop!  asheville wedding cake by melissa over at cakes by jane. yum.


make it personal!  whitney is an art teacher, so she had her students make notes about what “love is”.  the notes where placed around the cocktail hour for the guests to read.

asheville_wedding_plannersone of my favorite details of this wedding was their engagement pictures that lined the stairwell up to the dance party at the reception.  it was not just a collage, or a framed pic on an easel.  the ledge was covered in their pictures that they would be able to later hang in their home.  did you miss this post about their pics?  check it out here.


and you gotta have some lighting.  asheville wedding dj dylan with blazin sounds entertainment nailed not only the music, but the lighting as well.  we switched it up upstairs and went with an electric blue for the dance party.  i love it when guests go into a different part of the reception, and it has a totally different feel.  fantastic.

asheville_weddingswhitney and jay ~ thank you for allowing us to be a part of your day!

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