Holly and Scott – these two bugs! He’s a British gent who loves the Beatles (no not kidding, they have an apartment on Abbey Road because…Beatles!) and practical jokes (more on that later), she’s a gorgeous, fierce, pistol who loves to give Scott a hard time (or is it the other way around?) and owns a really wonderful furniture renovation company. These two love hard, work hard and play hard. We were super excited to get to plan this wedding, mostly because we liked Holly and Scott so much but also because their wedding was up at Rockwood Lodge in Highlands, NC. Rockwood Lodge is a owned by the Coca-Cola family and managed by the always fabulous Old Edwards Inn. It’s an incredible home, available for weddings and vacations with its very own mountain views. At the time of the wedding the venue had just become available and we were ready and eager to get our hands, and eyes on it! If you’re looking for a really special, intimate venue with a serious wow-factor, it’s the place for you.
Holly had a very clear vision of what she wanted her wedding to look like, and Scott had a very clear vision of how he wanted it to flow. So between the two of them, our job was listening and executing – and that’s why you hire planner!
Because the house is also a home, the couple had the luxury of having their family and the bridal party stay on site with them throughout the weekend. So everyone was very relaxed, and the house was so big the gal’s could get ready and drink champ’s in one wing, and the gents could cause trouble in the other, and we didn’t have to worry about the two crossing paths or seeing each other!
Holly’s dress was a stunning gown with a very subtle and fabulous ombre pink color change. Beautiful, different and daring, just like Holly.
Her bouquet was handmade by a friend out of beautiful vintage broaches and flowers made of ribbons.
Scott classed it up in traditional tails and a top hat!
These three are trouble, even if they do look devilishly handsome in their suits (emphasis on devilish).
Scott was having such a great time on his wedding day he decided to have a little fun and prank Verge. About a half hour before the ceremony was scheduled to start Nicole shimmied on over to the guys wing of the house to gather Scott and his groomsmen and make sure they were ready to go down the aisle. There she was met with a very concerned and worried groomsmen who informed her that Scott had locked himself in his bedroom and would not come out. In all of the years Verge has been in business, we’ve never had a rogue groom (or bride for that matter). So after the color drained from Nicole’s face and she had rolled up her shirt sleeves and was ready to get down to work, she informed Scott to open the door, she was coming in. The door opened, and there was Scott smiling and laughing, and a priceless look on Nicole’s face. Yes, you got us good Scott. Thanks for almost giving us a heart attack!
Holly and Scott were married (eagerly AND willingly all jokes aside) on the compass lawn in front of the house. This spot truly has the most spectacular views of the surrounding mountains, and was a perfect spot for a very intimate ceremony. Holly surprised Scott by wearing a crown of flowers, Scott had been gently hinting (ok, maybe aggressively hinting) that he would like to see flowers in Holly’s hair, and Holly took full advantage of the opportunity to keep him guessing and surprise him.
When you see Holly and Scott together it is so obvious how much they both just “get” each other. They are endlessly finishing each others sentences, and laughing, their passion for life and love is so infectious!
Guests enjoyed cocktail hour on the back terrace. We love how the linens coordinated with Holly’s dress!
Little hints of the Beatles could be found in the details…
After cocktail hour guests moved to the back of the estate to find their seats under a beautifully elegant tent. Holly had the tables numbers printed on sheet music from some of Scott’s favorite Beatles songs.
Favors of local jellies were placed at each place setting – Holly gets requests from Scott’s family in England to bring back more when she’s in the area!
The cake was made by a friend of Holly’s and designed to coordinate with her dress. See the two little “love bugs” on the top of the cake? Holly and Scott’s nicknames for each other.
Scott and Holly both made wonderfully touching toasts to each other.
….or were they roasts?
It was a beautiful evening filled with so much love and laughter.
Holly and Scott, thank you so much for trusting us to make your wedding day seamless and beautiful. Scott, we forgive you for scaring us silly, Holly you were a radiantly beautiful bride, your guests were fantastic, and the venue was incredible. Slam dunk!
Shout out to the “A-Team”
Highlands Wedding Venue | Rockwood Lodge, Old Edwards Inn
Highlands Wedding Planning | Verge Events
Highlands Florist | Studio Flora Diva
Highlands Photographer | Lauren Rosseneau Photography
Highlands Ceremony Musician | Ashby Stokes
Highlands Wedding Officiant | Rev. Kathy Jennings
Highlands Makeup Artist | Blush
Highlands Wedding DJ | Sweet Sound Productions
Highlands Wedding Rentals | Professional Party Rentals