It’s written right there on our Asheville wedding planners homepage, and it’s on every business card we give out: “We believe in bold design and big love.”  Haley and Dave came to the right place! 

First up…. Big Love on the wedding day!

Most of the weddings in Asheville we do at Verge Events are for couples who live out of town – I don’t know why, where are all the Asheville peeps getting married!? We’re not complaining…much like Haley and Dave, a lot of couples fall in love with the mountains of North Carolina and want to share them with their friends and family. Haley and Dave were living near Washington D.C and felt that the Grove Park Inn was the perfect place to get away from the city buzz and breathe in the fresh mountain air. These two have a love of board games, dive bars, are super active and love to be on their bikes. The love and joy these two have for each other was so infectious, and we couldn’t ask for a more perfect spring day for an outdoor ceremony on one of our favorite spots at the Mountain View Terrace. 

there is something magical about the getting ready part of the day…

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sweetness. just pure sweetness.

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can we talk about this dress and these shoes?!

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first looks with dad always get us. every time.

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who are we kidding… first looks of any type get us every time 😉 we may be veteran Asheville wedding planners, but the emotion of these moments will never get old for us. 

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the happy new couple! 

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and then it’s time to celebrate!

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one of the lovely things about a wedding at Grove Park is that there is almost always a sunset view to be found nearby.

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such a fantastic party!

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Congratulations Haley & Dave! We loved being your Asheville wedding planners! 

 

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We are prepping for some spring and summer Asheville weddings in the studio!  SO.. lets chat about Nikki + Bradley’s summer wedding design!  We showed you all the emotion and love in this post earlier, so now it is all about the details! When designing a wedding, we always want the key words.  The feel.  What do you want your wedding to feel and look like?  For these two, it was Elegant, Romantic, Sophisticated, and Traditional.

The general feeling of the space was of the upmost importance. This was a traditional wedding in the sense that formality should be respected. That being said, we did not want the space to feel stuffy or impersonal. We want the guests to feel as if they have stepped into a romantic, elegant garden soiree by using a lush color palate of mint green, blush pink, champagne gold and elegant neutrals. And just to add a personal feeling to the space, underplayed eclectic details were added… but with the key word being elegant, we didn’t want the space to feel rustic in any way.

Here we go… The color combos we used for inspiration!  We loved that they went with a mint green, in addition to the natural green used in the floral.

I mean…. it’s even in the socks!

These flowers… they were showstoppers.  Think outside the box! And the vase 😉

 

Let’s just chat about these centerpieces… goodness. Love.

The couple made these menus and information to go at each place setting.  and they thanked each and every member of their wedding team in it.  Now that, is amazing.  It takes a village y’all!

Love this cake!  There also was a doughnut cake… a nod to the groom’s favorite sweet!

Notice the runner?  They match the full linens used at cocktail hour. A nod to tie all the linens together.

Another element we love? The mixture of the centerpieces.  Such a great combination with an emphasis on how it feels sophisticated, yet not stuffy.  See how that ties back to the original design concept?

Honestly, koozies never go out of style.  This is one favor that always gets taken!

Most importantly, we said it before, and we will say it again.  As a matter of a fact, we say it all the time. It takes a village!  Shout out to this village of Asheville Wedding Vendors!

grove park inn | mozingo photography | nuage designs | classic event rental | casey and kristin | studio flora diva | asheville string trio | remix weddings | officiant – uncle of groom | emily anne wells hair | blush | shutterbooth

 

 

 

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Fall Asheville weddings have just started to come to close… which means we are busy on our spring and summer weddings for next year!  So we are throwing in back to this summer wedding of Nikki + Bradley at The Grove Park Inn!  This sweet couple met in college, and you could feel the love!

This will always, always be a favorite of ours.  You can’t beat this Father-Daughter first look!

The ceremony! Even though there was no rain… you can still have a tent to help guest with the heat!

 

Let the party begin!

 

Stay tuned for all the details and the gorgeous summer design!

 

as always, shout out to the wedding team!

grove park inn | mozingo photography | nuage designs | classic event rental | casey and kristin | studio flora diva | asheville string trio | remix weddings | officiant – uncle of groom | emily anne wells hair | blush | shutterbooth

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Hannah was a bride with a vision! We really work with our clients to customize services that truly fit their day. Hannah didn’t need help planning or running her wedding day, she had her ducks in a row. But she did need help executing her vision. And what a vision it was!! We often have clients that come to us for help pulling the look of their wedding together, and we are always happy to step in and create! 
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These two were such a stunning couple. Hannah looked like a movie star in her classic mermaid style dress! And Evan looked like he stepped out of a magazine.  Not hard to get great pictures with these two 😉
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A few of our favorites from the ceremony…
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Then on to the reception! We helped Hannah transform the Asheville Ballroom into a romantic and elegant space, perfect for their wedding reception. Look at those colors! Hannah’s design was bold and bright, which was a perfect contrast to wintery surroundings. We drew inspiration from Kate Spade with black and white stripped linens and gold accents.
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One of our favorite moments of the evening? Hannah and Evan had been taking dance classes at the ballroom, so when it came time for the first dance they stopped the show! With a beautiful dance to “Die a Happy Man” by Thomas Rhett, there was not a dry eye in the house!  They were also incredibly generous and joyous, it was such a pleasure to be included in their day and bring their vision to life!
Look at those colors! Hannah’s design was bold and bright, which was a perfect contrast to wintery surroundings. We drew inspiration from Kate Spade with black and white stripped linens and gold accents.
Shout out to the wedding team!
Bride’s Shoes – Badgley Mischka
Bride’s Jewelry – Kate Spade
Dress Boutique – Winnie Couture
Bridesmaids Dresses – Bella Bridesmaids
Cake – 50/Fifty
Caterer –  The Asheville Event Centre
Ceremony Venue – Lake Hills Church
DJ – Mitch Fortune
Floral Design – Studio Flora Diva
Groom’s Tux – Calvin Klein from Men’s Warehouse
Groomsmen Tuxes – Calvin Klein from Men’s Warehouse
Hair Stylist – Amy Walker, Amanda Hughes, Megan Robertson
Invitations – 7 Ton Design & Letterpress Co.
Makeup Artist – Wendy Ballance of Blush Asheville
Officiant – Greg Cope
Photographers – Ryan & Alyssa Photography
Reception Decor – Sarah Murray with Verge Events
Reception Venue – The Asheville Event Centre
Rentals – Classic Event Rentals
Videographer – Cinema Weddings
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I have always said, and I always say it on our consultation calls with new clients getting ready for their Asheville wedding [or anywhere else!]… You should like and trust your wedding planner. They are literally the last person you are going to see before you go down the aisle… so it’s not going to make for a good experience if you don’t particularly like them. We are incredibly lucky at Verge, we have clients that we form long lasting relationships with and who are friends for many years to come. I worked with Emily and her mother Sally for the 9 months leading up to Emily + Elia’s wedding. I walked away with wonderful friends, and it is every bit of why I love my job.
Emily and Elias wanted their wedding day in Asheville to feel intimate and relaxed. They rented out a bed and breakfast in Montford, the historic district of Asheville, where they could stay with their immediate family and wedding party. That way on wedding day everyone could hang out in their PJ’s, eat breakfast, then listen to music and get ready! Emily gifted her bridesmaids with matching plaid monogramed shirts. She was lovely enough to have one made for me as well, it was the kindest gesture and I wear it often and think of how much fun that day was.
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And this first look with dad…. tears.
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When I first met Emily + Elias they were just completing venue tours in Asheville. Having seen The Venue {there was this wedding we did there years ago!} they felt it was the perfect place for them to get married. I couldn’t have agreed more.  Emily + Elias wanted somewhere downtown in the middle of Asheville (check) a space that felt unique and intimate (check) and a place for a great party (check). BONUS…they opted for a true Ashvegas vibe for their welcome party and booked the Wedge and Twelve Bones – they had all their bases covered!
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Once they had secured The Venue, our focus was in putting together the team for their wedding day. Photography was very important to Emily, she had a very clear vision for what she wanted in her pictures:  lots and lots of lovely light! AJ Dunlap really brought that vision to life. Not only captured pictures with beautiful light, but really captured Emily and Elias and their love for one another. We were lucky that weekend. We had a slow fall and it didn’t seem like the leaves were ever going to change. All through October I kept waiting for the leaves to just turn brown and fall off the trees.  All of a sudden, the first weekend of November they decided to put on a fantastic show! It seemed like every tree was having its last showing of red and yellow and orange – the next day everything went to winter, but nature definitely showed up for Emily and Elias.
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Floral and design was also important to Emily. Sally and Emily love pumpkins, so we integrated white pumpkins into the floral design. They were the perfect touch and added a hint of fall to the tables without screaming halloween! Emily kept the floral design very natural, lots of greenery, pops of dark red and merlot, one of my favorite details was the greenery they hung in the ceiling of The Venue, it made the space feel so magical!

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Emily and Elias wanted their wedding day to feel intimate and relaxed. They rented out a bed and breakfast in Montford, the historic district of Asheville, where they could stay with their immediate family and wedding party. That way on wedding day everyone could hang out in their PJ’s and eat breakfast and then listen to music and get ready! Emily gifted her bridesmaids with matching plaid monogramed shirts. She was lovely enough to have one made for me as well, it was the kindest gesture and I wear it often and think of how much fun that day was.asheville-wedding-planners_0508asheville-wedding-plannersasheville-wedding-planners
Wedding day!  The best.
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Other fun points to note about this Asheville wedding!
Calligraphy: Emily is an incredible artist!! She did all the calligraphy for the wedding including the invitations and the escort cards.
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The guest book: A quaker marriage certificate. In the quaker tradition all of the guests at your wedding are the witnesses to your marriage. So even though Emily + Elias are not quaker, I thought this was such a touching way to remember your wedding!
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The walk down the aisle: Emily joked afterwards that her father took FOREVER to walk her down the aisle. Mr. Drucker’s response? “I wanted you to enjoy the moment and see all the people who came to witness your wedding.” – Bravo Mr. Drucker!
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It was an honor to be a part of Emily and Elias’s wedding.  It was such a lovely evening full of joy and laughter and oh my goodness could those folks dance!
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xo, sarah
Shout Out to the Wedding Team ::
Venue :: The Venue
Photographer :: AJ Dunlap
Florist :: Flora
Musicians :: Mo Money, ECE
Officiant :: Asheville Marriages, Vaughn Talbert
Baker :: 50/Fifty
Hair Artist :: Love Daisy
Makeup Artist :: Blush Asheville
Transportation :: Gray Line Asheville
Lodging :: Carolina B and B
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