We’ve been doing wedding planning in Asheville for over a decade, and as a result, we have the opportunity to work in the same venues quite often. One of our greatest strengths as planners is our ability to create an event that is super personal to the couple, regardless of how many times we have worked at that specific venue. With Lauren and Don, we had the opportunity to design a beautiful Grove Park Inn wedding reception that felt fresh and new and personal. It’s such a fun part of our job to brainstorm with a couple about bringing their vision of their day to life, and to be able to do so in a space that we are so very familiar with.
The day started off at the Basilica for Lauren and Don’s ceremony. The Basilica is such a stunning church and has such a beautiful history.
Both the bride and the groom had such beautiful details.
Doesn’t Don’s expression make you smile?
After the ceremony. we headed back to our Grove Park Inn wedding reception. Sarah, our design visionary, said this when asked what her favorite moment of the day was:
Donald and Lauren came down to see the tent and the room before the reception was scheduled to start. My favorite moment was watching them enjoy the beautiful lounge in the tent and the gorgeous view while they took pictures. It’s always wonderful to see the Bride and Groom get private moments together to soak in the day and enjoy all of the work before the guests arrive!
You have to admit, this is a truly gorgeous set up!
Lauren wanted Paisley incorporated into her design. Paisley is a super strong print and very overpowering. She also wanted a ton of bright color at her wedding – so we had a challenge on our hands to marry the two without going overboard. In the end we found the PERFECT linen from Nuage – Preston Baileys “white paisley” linen. Its a white linen with white sequin paisley embroidered into it, so it’s a beautiful texture and the paisley is very subtle! Love how it all came together!
All of their details were lovely!
As a nod to Don’s military career, ending the night with a bang with a must 🙂 Fireworks always make things fun!
Lauren and Don, we love that you guys trusted us with your wedding day vision, and we are so thrilled with how beautifully it all came together. Huge kudos to the amazing vendors who made this day amazing!