We are so excited to share this Asheville wedding design with you! Last time, we shared Elizabeth & Van’s wedding story (if you haven’t yet seen it, you should pause and go check it out…it was a fantastic day!!), and today, we want to share a little more about their design. Wedding planners wear many hats…and our favorite hat is the designer one 😉 Seriously.  We really love the process of transforming a vision into a concept, and then executing that concept.
Elizabeth and Van wanted the epitome of a classic, timeless, country club wedding. They chose Biltmore Forest Country Club which was founded in 1922. It has beautiful historic ties to the community, and gorgeous details like wood paneling & classic decor. Because they loved the space so much we drew inspiration from the country club decor. Particularly the chinoiserie that was displayed in the rooms. That pattern became one of the central motifs throughout the wedding. We utilized it in everything from paper to centerpieces to the cake… we even used it on their bar!
There are so many epic design elements from this wedding; however, we are going to start off by talking chairs. Yes, chairs. We realize that this is a weird detail to mention, but we really love it when couples decide to go for a really elegant upgraded chair. Your ceremony and reception seating takes up the majority of the visual real estate at your wedding. In our opinion, it’s a great place to spend a little extra money 🙂
Another fun upgrade: they chose to go with a custom aisle runner which is such a fun and rare detail. We work with a fantastic company in New Jersey who always brings such beautiful custom designs to the table.
asheville wedding designasheville wedding designPaper was Elizabeth’s number one favorite and most important design element. Small touches. Big impact.
Fun detail! The escort card wall! We love a really big escort card display, and this one was awesome. The country club is located on a golf course with lots of surrounding greenery so we brought in boxwood to make everything feel green and lush. We love the way this turned out.
asheville wedding designThe tent was a show stopper. Clear top tent with twinkle lights and lots of hanging greenery. The design also had a hefty dose of modern elegance mixed in – things like the chandeliers in the tent and the coffee tables in the lounge leaned away from classic and traditional and more towards clean modern design

asheville wedding loungeanother favorite detail was the custom bar – it was just so elegant

and no. the bars do NOT need to match 😉
asheville wedding designWe love classic floral. This timeless white and green is just perfection.
Gorgeous, right? Now picture it with standard chairs. Changes everything 😉
Executing an Asheville wedding design and unveiling it to our couples and their families on wedding day is one of the most satisfying parts of our job! It makes us happy to make them happy 😉
asheville wedding design

 

As always, thanks to the amazing vendors who made this day happen!

 

Verge Events – Asheville Wedding Design

Biltmore Forest Country Club – Venue & Catering

Tec Petaja Photography – Wedding Photographer

Floressence Flowers – Floral Design

Cabeletta Strings – Ceremony Musicians

East Coast Entertainment – Reception Musicians

Gateaux – Baker

Lola – Hair Artist

Serenity + Scott – Makeup Artist

Crush Event Design – Design Rentals

Classic Event Rentals– Wedding Rentals

 

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There are countless reasons to come to Asheville. Our mountains are stunning; the locals are welcoming; the food and beer scene is excellent. For people planning to have weddings in Asheville, NC, there is an abundance of gorgeous venues, amazing experiences, and local flavor for you and your guests to enjoy. As Asheville wedding planners, we had the opportunity to plan and design Elizabeth and Van’s gorgeous Biltmore Forest Country Club wedding. We are so excited to share their day with you… and we are even more excited to share their design blog soon!

Let’s get this party started with some wedding day preparation 😉 

(can we just take a moment to appreciate these shoes. thanks.)

We love the guys getting ready room here. The room is full of texture, and there is plenty of space to spread out.

Love how unique this first look is!  When it is drizzling outside, sometimes the back up plan turns out even better 😉 What makes this even more special – it is at Elizabeth’s grandparents home, right down the road.  The first look and all family pictures were done here, and on the grounds – making for some really special moments to look back on.

These are 2 of our favorite images from this wedding.  Timeless and Classic!

Once pictures were finished, we headed back to Biltmore Forest Country Club. It is time to get these two married!

There is always so much anticipation in these moments. Everyone is in place…and then time seems to slow.

and just that fast, the waiting is over.

Such a stunning entrance!

These moments never get old.

Time to party!  Because almost all of the pictures were done ahead of time, they could join thecocktail hour under the tent… and wait until you see this tent! (Design blog coming soon!)

We then moved guests inside for dinner.  With two rooms filled with guests, we put a sweetheart table in each room so that they could spend time in each room during dinner. Love how thoughtful this is.

Then… time to party!

Love every. single. thing. about this first dance picture!

The best way to wrap a wedding night up is to fill the dance floor with people and party til you drop 😉

Congratulations, Elizabeth & Van! We are so happy for you both. It was a fantastic day, and we are thankful to have been a part of it!

As always, thanks to the amazing vendors who made this day happen!

 

Verge Events – Wedding Planning & Design

Biltmore Forest Country Club – Venue & Catering

Tec Petaja Photography – Wedding Photographer

Floressence Flowers – Floral Design

Cabeletta Strings – Ceremony Musicians

East Coast Entertainment – Reception Musicians

Gateaux – Baker

Lola – Hair Artist

Serenity + Scott – Makeup Artist

Crush Event Design – Design Rentals

Classic Event Rentals– Wedding Rentals

 

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We have the best job. As Asheville wedding planners, we have the opportunity to participate in so many different celebrations of love. It’s our favorite thing. We are super excited to share Whitney & Jason’s celebration with you.

Whitney & Jason’s wedding is the epitome of DIY done right. Starting with these amazing welcome bags, each of their DIY projects were well thought out and meticulously executed. This attention to detail created a cohesive experience for their wedding guests…starting from the moment they arrived!


love the emotion in these pre-ceremony images. it’s always magical to watch everything come together.


small details = big impact.


Classic floral. Pastel tones. Touches of bling.


The light in this ceremony space is fabulous. If your location features windows, consider the impact of that light on your design.  As Asheville wedding planners, we enjoy utilizing lighting in ways that accent the overall look of the wedding.  The windows at Pack’s Tavern added a dramatic feel to Whitney & Jason’s ceremony. The result was stunning.


Look at these two! They’re absolutely gorgeous!

more perfectly selected details.


The reception design captured the classic themes of the day…and then dialed up the bling! The gold accents throughout the room add the perfect pop of party 😉


Like we said above…as Asheville wedding planners, we love utilizing light to create spaces with impact. We love the drama that these unique accent lights add to the room. (Bonus: your wedding photographer will love you! Accent lighting adds depth to photographs, and photographers love that;) )


this cake. the cake. this cake!

Perfection.


Such a fantastic party!

As always, thanks to the amazing team behind the scenes! We couldn’t have done it without you!

Asheville Wedding Planners – Verge Events

Venue – Century Room at Pack’s Tavern

Photographer – Sunday Grant Photography

Caterer –  Century Room 

Florist – Bloom Room

Musicians – Emerald Empire Band

Baker – 50/Fifty Bakery

Hair Artist – Love, Daisy

Makeup Artist – Blush 

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Being a Highlands wedding planner is always a joy. We love having the opportunity to spend some time in one of the most beautiful parts of our state. We were the Highlands wedding planner for Ian & Liz at Half Mile Farm, and we are so excited to share their beautiful day!

This wedding made us fall in love with Half Mile Farm. It is a property of Old Edwards Inn, and it is truly a slice of heaven! Ian & Liz were super laidback…yet they might be the most organized couple we have ever had. This is a fabulous combination. It’s always lovely to work with people who are flexible…but also have their sh*t together 😉 Our original plan was to have the ceremony outside, but when we did the site visit, we all fell in love with the indoor option. We loved how clean, white and bright the space was, and with an indoor location as their ceremony space, we no longer had to worry about a rain plan or tent! (And y’all. Let’s be honest. When you are a Highlands wedding planner, you always have to worry about rain. So this was a nice reprieve from that threat!)
The beauty of Half Mile Farm is that you have the entire place to yourselves. You can bring everyone together for the weekend, and it is so easy to grab a chair on the porch and chat all night. The experience becomes much more intimate when everyone has the opportunity for organic interaction. Half Mile Farm is the perfect place to relax and enjoy the beauty of the Highlands while surrounded by the people you love.

we love wedding days that begin with laughter 😉

A little sparkle goes a long way 😉

While our bridal party prepared for the day, guests were able to enjoy the amenities on the property. Not a bad way to spend a wedding day 😉

Crunch time begins with the First Look with Dad 🙂 You know we love a father/daughter moment!


That boutonniere!  Those socks! So good 😉

As the girls finish up their final details, the boys found the perfect spot to chill!

Favorite thing #1 – This.

Everyone is ready to go. Time for a few portraits, and then we head down the aisle!

Favorite thing #2 – this gorgeous ceremony location


It’s official!


Everything about this property is fantastic. There’s something lovely around every corner. 


We love this palette. The touches of blue are just perfect.

Favorite thing #3- Laser cut names at the head table. So so fun!


The night was absolutely beautiful. The rain threatened all day, but it held off until the very end. As a result, a beautiful fog rolled in, and for awhile, the world was covered in a romantic haze.


aren’t they just adorable?

Favorite thing #4 – these two partiers. Ian and Liz decided to forgo their departure so that they could dance and enjoy their guests til the very end. We love that. Favorite thing #5 – the dessert. an ice cream bar?! what else can we say 😉 dessert is the way to our hearts!

What an amazing day! Congrats Ian & Liz. You guys are amazing. And I miss you 😉 We can’t execute gorgeous weddings like these without the help of the amazing vendors who put all the pieces together! Shout out to this amazing team!

 

Verge Events – Highlands wedding planner

Half Mile Farm – Venue

Max Cooper Photography – Photographer

Bloom Room – Florist

Blazin Sounds – DJ

The Spa at OEI – Hair and makeup

Young Transportation – Transportation

 

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We are so excited to share our Mint Museum wedding design with you! We shared MacKenzie & Zach’s wedding story in our last post, and it was lovely and they were lovely, but oh my goodness, enough about them… let’s talk about this design!! 😉

MacKenzie and Zach are both full of energy, and the space that they chose matched their energy in a way that made this design an absolute blast to visualize and execute. In addition to being an art museum full of life and color, the Mint Museum is also a beautiful blank canvas with clean lines and vast open spaces. In other words, a wedding designers dream! 😉

When we started the design process, Zach and MacKenzie didn’t really have a vision for their wedding aesthetic. As a result, we had the opportunity to really explore the space. This was a Mint Museum wedding, so we knew we wanted something fun and vibrant and different. Most importantly, we wanted to embrace the art.
The ceremony site was a huge empty space. As designers, it can be tempting to throw every fun idea we have ever had into a space, however, for this Mint Museum wedding, we chose to embrace the clean lines of the main space. Above all, we wanted to preserve the simplicity of the room, so we utilized a subtle palette and simple details. As a result, the room became a showcase. The ceremony became art.
Mint museum weddingAnd can we just say… the typography and graphic design for this whole wedding is perfectly on point.

Favorite detail #1: Rather than using clever names for their tables, we used art. Each table had an art print, and the escort cards had images that corresponded. Such a perfect way to kick off the pop art feel of the reception.

Favorite detail #2 – Rather than going with a more traditional guest book, we had a piece of pop art on display, and each guests had the opportunity to add to that design. Super fun 🙂

Favorite detail #3- We had custom stickers made for the elevators. It’s the little things, y’all.

 Graphic design can have a huge impact on the cohesive feel of an event. We love seeing gorgeous typography functioning as pieces of art, all by themselves.


Favorite detail #4: We love the way these neon lights accented this space. It was the perfect pop of color and light on each table. As a result, the room photographed beautifully!

Favorite detail #5: we had custom lamps made to highlight the head table. In addition to adding a pop of color and drama, these fun lights created an obvious focal point for the design.

The magic in this design is in the layers. We started with a blank canvas. We utilized structural pieces and simple linens as our base, and we mixed in pops of color highlighted by intentional lighting. Most importantly, our design was consistent. From the graphic design to the chair selection, each detail was considered.


As always, thanks to the fabulous team of vendors who worked so hard to make this Mint Museum wedding so stunning. We couldn’t have done it without you!

Shoots the World – Photographer

New Creations – Floral

Something Classic – Caterer

Heart Stone Films – Videographer

Mint Museum – Venue

Dean’s Duets & Quartets – Ceremony Musicians

The Fifth Divine – Reception Musicians

Mirror Bomb – Hair Artist

Erin Ashley – Makeup Artist

Charlie Paper – Graphic Designer

 

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