Kayla and Gerald are married! | A Grove Park Inn winter wedding | Asheville wedding planners

Kayla was like a burst of sunshine coming into Verge Events! We met Kayla in early November – so the sunshine was a welcome addition moving into the winter months. Kayla came to Verge to help plan and design her wedding…. 6 weeks away. We took a deep breath, dusted off our big-girl britches and got straight to work! When you work in the wedding industry you learn real quickly to get comfortable with being uncomfortable. This job will stretch you, and that’s why we love it.

Kayla had a wonderful vision for what she wanted her wedding and reception to look a feel like. Her family is very important to her, as are her Asheville roots, she wanted the guests to feel comfortable and at home. Kayla is about as unpretentious as you can get! Her genuine love for things that are natural and beautiful made designing this wedding such a joy!

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Kayla and Gerald were married on the Sunset Terrace at the Grove Park Inn– under a gorgeous arbor designed by Studio Flora Diva.

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Guests were then invited down to the Grove Park Country Club for the reception and dancing. We loved the band! Tellico provided bluegrass tunes for the guests to kick up their heels to. We’ve worked in the Country Club before, although this is the first wedding we have done in the space, and it is one of our favorites.


Photo Credit: Sunday Grant Photography

Details we loved:

Flowers: Kayla wanted flowers everywhere. She loves flowers and even though this was a winter wedding she wanted the guests to feel like they were in a garden. Studio Flora Diva did a spectacular job – the table arrangements were incredible. My personal favorite detail were the chandeliers in the country club – they were absolutely magical!

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The dinnerware: Blue and white china. We really wanted the guests to feel like they were at Kayla and Gerald’s home – just in an elevated way. Kayla grew up with blue and white china in her home and wanted to incorporate it into wedding. Kathy Leiner at Upstyled Setting had the most gorgeous collection, we love it when we get to work with unconventional dinnerware, it adds a really unique personal touch to the space.

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The tables and chairs: In keeping with the “at home” feel we sourced mix and match chairs and kitchen tables from Old South Vintage Rentals, the simple elegance of the wood and white wash pared magnificently with the elegance of the blue and white china.

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The cake: The Grove Park Inn carried the blue and white china motif onto the cake, and added flowers. The result was a cake that beautifully encompassed and reflected the simple sophistication that Kayla wanted.

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Congratulations Kayla and Gerald!

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Ceremony location: Sunset Terrace at The Grove Park Inn

Reception location: Grove Park Inn Country Club Cake: Grove Park Inn

Band: Tellico

Photography: Sunday Grant Photography

China: Upstyled Setting

Wedding videography: Signature Wedding Films

Florist: Studio Flora Diva

Linens: Classic Event Rentals & Nuage Designs

Rentals: Old South Vintage Rentals

Hair: Amanda Hughes

Makeup: Doll Box – Amanda Anderson

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