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Katie and Matt’s Garden Wedding

I just LOVE this wedding.  Katie and Matt’s wedding was intimate, welcoming and simply sweet.  The ceremony took place in the Walled Garden followed by a dinner reception in the Butterfly Gardens in front of the Conservatory on the Biltmore Estate.  Beautiful flowers and greenery surround this little piece of paradise on the Biltmore grounds, and it is by far one of my favorite places for an intimate wedding.  So thrilled for Katie and Matt, and thank you Rachael McIntosh for capturing their wedding so perfectly.  Enjoy!

Blooms by Two Buds and a Blossom

The tear on her cheek says it all…Makeup by Kathleen Perry Hair by Lola Salon and GalleryPlace cards by Baggie Goose

Rachael + Kevin

Throwing it back again to 2015, when Rachael and Kevin were married on a perfect day at Claxton Farm.  Just thinking about this couple, and Rachael’s mom brings a warmness to my heart.   The fun they had at this wedding with their friends and family was simply contagious.  I love everything about Claxton….the views, the fields, Chocolate Chip (their llama), the goats and cows.   You can’t help but be relaxed when you step on to the property, as it just brings you to a place that feels like home.   I think you will see that when looking through these beautiful pictures by Jill with Realities Photography.

Hair by Lola Salon; Makeup by BlushFloral by The Bloom Room Chocolate Chip!!Guests were certainly entertained by The Business!

Kira + Jack’s Wedding Part II

Here is Part II of Kira and Jack’s Biltmore Estate wedding at the Lioncrest!  If you missed Part I which highlights the pre-ceremony and ceremony, then click here to view.

Photographer:  Realities Photography

Flowers:  Blossoms at Biltmore Park

Hair:  Lola Salon and Gallery

Music:  Donna Germano on harp; Pat Lance with Spintastic Sounds as the DJ

Linens:  Party Tables

Seating:  Classic Event Rental

Vintage China:  Upstyled Settings

Transportation:  Elite Limousine

Nothing like a real ‘cheese’ cake!Hangover bags!

 

Kira + Jack’s Biltmore Wedding Part I

Kira and Jack….and actress and a chef from New York, were married at the Lioncrest on the Biltmore Estate this past fall.  Blossoms knocked it out of the park with their floral design.  So many fun details and so many focused on pigs!  Pig escort cards, pig ring bearer boxes, roasted pig, pigs on the bar, and pigs on their invites.  So freakin’ adorable.  Plus I must say that Kira had one of the most fun bridal parties ever.  They were so supportive, constantly made her laugh, and their love for her was truly fierce.  I just adored them.  Thank you to Jill, with Realities Photography, for making this day all that more enjoyable by your presence and by taking some fabulous photos!  Look out for Part II!

Hair by Lola SalonLoved the pocket boutonniere for Kira’s man of honor

Kira traveled in style in Elite Limousine’s stretched Rolls Royce!

Babies, Babies, Babies!

So, I know I am a wedding planner, but I had to share some of the fun details of a baby shower I had the honor of co-hosting with one of my besties, Aubrey.  This was not just a baby shower for one couple, but two couples who are due around the same time this Spring.  Sometimes it is nice to step away from work, yet still be designing and planning an event.  Aubrey and I think a lot alike, and although both couples are having boys, we wanted decided to steer away from your typical BLUE that is expected.  We fell in love with the combo of orange and gray, and it turned out exactly like we imagined.  Even though this shower was held at the lovely Lioncrest at Biltmore, we did not want too fancy of a menu.  Babies grow up to be kids….and so we did a complete kid’s menu…just adultified slightly (yes, I just made up that word).  The food was amazingly delicious, and I want to eat everything all over again (preferably on a daily basis).  In the end, it was such a blast…not only to be a part, but to see these two couples glowing with the knowledge that their lives are about to completely change in the most amazing way.  So so thrilled for them!  Praying for good health for these precious baby boys, and easy deliveries for the mamas!

So glad Rachael McIntosh was there to snap all the details!

 

I loved every single piece that Meredith, with Merrily Written, did for us….this wonderful chalkboard menu and all the signs at the food/beverage stations.  I mean look at this menu…tell me you are not drooling?

Thank you to Party Tables for the fabulous linens, and Classic Event Rental for the lounge areas!The Inn on Biltmore Floral Team added such a sweet touch with their orange and white flowersAll the right toppings for our hot chocolate and coffee bar…even homemade orange marshmallows…yum!

Lauren + Tim’s Wedding II

Happy Valentine’s Day everyone!  What better way to end the day, but showing the love between Lauren and Tim.  If you missed out Part I, please click here.Completely breathtaking floral by The Bloom Room.  Wow!

 

Lauren + Tim’s Biltmore Wedding I

Lauren and Tim…they keep you smiling because they are constantly smiling.  Plus they have two adorable bull dogs…Max and Bob, which also keep you smiling.  🙂  Smiles all around!  I relished the time that we had planning their wedding, as they were not only an awesome couple to be around, but they seemed to truly enjoy the process.  They trusted the vendors they had in place, which made our jobs not even seem like jobs!  Thank you, Lauren and Tim, for simply being incredible people who love each other deeply, and through your overflow, others are blessed.  People like you make me love what I do even more.  Lauren and Tim’s wedding took place at the Diana at the Biltmore Estate.  Thank you, Hannah Hudson, for the beautiful pictures and for the pleasure of getting to work with you.  Here is Part I…

Such a lovely job on hair and makeup by Lola Salon and Gallery and Makeup at Grove ArcadeLush, organic, floral by The Bloom Room

Caitlin and Sean Part II

Flowers, flowers, flowers everywhere!  Thank you to The Bloom Room for an over the top job in transforming the Cliffs Valley Ballroom into an beautiful garden…so so pretty.  Love all the colors that Caitlin wanted to use, and it was so much fun to help design.  Take a look….but I will warn you…there are lots of pictures!  Jeremy Russell you are just too good!  I couldn’t choose!

Also enjoy this trailer of Caitlin and Sean’s wedding by Hart to Heart Media by clicking here.

Sweetest little birds nest escort card display…calligraphy by 7 TonLoving the linens by Party TablesAbsolutely love how these table names turned out by A Fine Line Studio…each table was named after a different artistThese are ALWAYS my favorite moments…when the bride and groom see their reception room for the first time.  To me, this is super important to do without anyone in the room, so that the couple can truly enjoy their vision come to life.Lovely cake by Couture Cakes of GreenvilleChairs from Classic Event RentalNothing like mini sprinkle donuts and milk for a late-night snack!I just think this is the most precious picture of the mamas…they raised some wonderful children, and they look so happy!

Cailtin and Sean…Part I

You know how when you meet someone, you instantly feel like you are part of their family?  Well, this is what happened when I met Caitlin, her parents, Sean and his mom.  Such incredible people…each one of them.  Over a year has passed since their wedding, but I was able to see them all again when Caitlin’s parents (Gus and Maria) renewed their vows this past summer.  Check them out…they are the sweetest…

Caitlin and Sean’s wedding ceremony took place at the Cliffs Glassy Chapel.  This was a very meaningful spot, because not only had Caitlin dreamed of getting married here, but on a rock right beside the chapel is where Sean proposed.  Lots of memories up on this beautiful mountain.  We laughed through this process, we cried, we hugged a whole lot, and there was a friendship that was formed that will never be broken.  Love the Bazans and the Hastings to pieces.  I think Jeremy Russell (photographer extraordinaire) could say the same things about this family…actually, I know he does.  Thank you, Jeremy, for your brilliant work, as always.

I can not blog this wedding without honoring one of Caitlin’s beautiful bridesmaids.  Her name is Perrin, and although I only first met her at the rehearsal dinner, her light radiated so brightly, that you could not help but smile in her presence.  There was a gentleness and humility about her that was undeniable.  A sweet spirit, who just recently passed from this life where she battled cancer.  Now she has moved on to a healed and pain-free life with her Savior in heaven.  I can’t do much, but I can share her picture with you, and I can share the love that Caitlin had for her friend.   Caitlin loved her more than words, and there is nothing Caitlin wanted more than to have Perrin there to celebrate her wedding.  So blessed to have met her.

 

 

Now, take a look at Part I of Caitlin and Sean’s wedding!Wendy, with Blush, made Caitlin look even more flawless.Absolutely in love with the colorful floral by The Bloom Room!Transportation by Elite Limousine

Amelia & Greg Part II

You are going to want to scroll through these pictures of Amelia and Greg’s wedding at Lake Eden again and again.  So much color, so vibrant, so lush, so much to see, so AMAZING!  Love to Amelia and Greg…a wonderful couple who deserved the very BEST day.  Click here if you missed Part I!

Photography: Graham Terhune Photography

Florist:  The Bloom Room

Rentals, Tent and Lighting:  Classic Event Rental

Caterer:  Black Eyed Susan Catering

Hair:  Amy Elizabeth Walker

Makeup:  Blush

Cakes and Desserts:  Ruth and Ranshaw

Band:  Coconut Groove Band

Late Night Snack:  Poppy Hand-Crafted Popcorn

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