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Ally + Zach’s Reception

Get ready for some gorgeous flowers, contagious smiles, and a love-filled reception!  Ally and Zach treated their guests to a cocktail reception on the Library Terrace of the Biltmore Estate, followed by a plated dinner in the Italian Gardens.  So perfect for this Italian loving family!  The rain threatened for just a few minutes, and then it was gorgeous for the rest of the night.  Enjoy part II of Ally and Zach’s wedding day!  If you missed Part I, click here.

Also, check out THIS highlight film by Beautiful Life Films.

AND, if the pictures below are not enough…watch THIS slideshow by Parker J.  LOVE!

Vendors:
Photographer: Parker J Pfister
Film: Beautiful Life Films
Floral: The Bloom Room
Band: Soul Play
Dress: Ines Di Santo
Catering/Cake: Biltmore Estate
Rentals: Classic Event Rental
Live Painting:  Cheryl Keefer
Officiant: Tim Lolley
Hair: Amy Elizabeth Studios
Transportation: Elite Limousine

Wait, that’s not Ally and Zach…oh, just Parker and I goofing off.  Love working with you, Parker!

 

 

Ally + Zach’s Ceremony

Ally and Zach (both gorgeous) have been together for many many years, and what an honor it was to witness the joy of their family and friends at their union.  You could tell that every single person there had invested in their lives and loved them dearly.  I thoroughly enjoyed getting to know these families, and I loved Ally’s clean, sophisticated, and Italian taste.  She adores creams, whites, boxwood, topiaries, manicured gardens, accents of black, and romance.  She knew what she wanted, and I loved that about her.  We had so much fun putting this one together for Ally and Zach, and what a way to relive it by scouring through hundreds of Parker Pfister‘s amazing pictures!  So so hard to narrow it down!  Always a pleasure working Parker.  Please sit back and enjoy images from the first part of Ally and Zach’s wedding day.  The ceremony took place in the Tennis Lawn of the Biltmore Estate, followed by a reception in the Italian Gardens.

Thank you to The Bloom Room, Tim Lolley, Beautiful Life Films, Asheville String Trio, AE Studios, Elite Limousine, Classic Event Rental, Soul Play and the Biltmore Estate for all the work you put into this day to make it perfect for them.

Dress by Ines Di Santo

Loving all these artistic portraits of Ally….How stunning is Ally’s mother, Nan?  Wow!

 

Melissa + Joel’s Reception

If you missed Part I of Melissa and Joel’s wedding, click here to view!  After their beautiful ceremony, guests were able to watch the sun go down over the mountains during the cocktail hour and into dinner.  The Diana is such a magical location located on the Biltmore Estate.  Melissa also loved how the reception tent is surrounded by trees, and so much so, we moved some trees into the tent!  What a unique way to pull nature into your decor!  The Bloom Room, once again, blew us away with their romantic and lush arrangements.  As you will see from Melissa’s reaction in the pictures, she was over the moon about the way her dreams became reality.  Thank you to all involved to make this day possible!

Photographer:  Katy Cook Photography

Draping and Rentals:  Classic Event Rental

Linens:  BBJ

DJ:  Split Second Sound

Catering/Cake:  Biltmore Estate

Paper Products:  Baggie Goose

Bridesmaids Hair/Makeup:  Blush

Melissa + Joel Part I

Melissa and Joel…a power couple with hearts of gold.  Joel is a super human US Marshal who could kill you with his pinky finger, and Melissa is a lawyer that fights to protect the innocent and give a voice to the victimized.  How perfect is that match!  I simply LOVE them, and Melissa has become a dear friend, which is one of the many reasons why I love what I do.  Melissa and Joel were married at the Diana, on the Biltmore Estate.  If you have never seen this location, it is amazing!  The views are the best, because you not only look at the Biltmore House but also see the Blue Ridge Mountains in the background.  We had gorgeous weather on their wedding day,  and I was thrilled!  So happy to be working with Katy Cook Photography again, and she knocked it out of the park!  This is definitely one I will be splitting into different blogs, so I don’t overwhelm you with so many pictures!

How cute is this picture?

Bridesmaids hair and makeup by Blush

Beautiful floral by The Bloom Room

David Gaines on the piano…such a brilliant artist.

I think she was excited to see her groom…

MaryStuart + Chris’s Wedding Reception

Now on to the wedding reception!  After MaryStuart and Chris said ‘I DO’ on the banks of the Ritz Carlton at Lake Oconee, their guests enjoyed cocktails outside before moving into the beautiful ballroom for dinner and dancing.  The night went by quickly, as they were truly having the time of their lives.  I just wish you could have seen the dance between MaryStuart and her dad…epic to say the least!  Enjoy some more gorgeous pictures by Anna Shackleford.

And DO NOT miss this teaser film by Cre8tive Cinemas of MaryStuart and Chris’s wedding day.  Click HERE to watch.

Tennis ball gum on the bar for the win!  These two love playing tennis, so this was such a great personal touch.   

Thank you to all involved:

Florist:  Le Petit Jardin (now known as Zeb Grant Design)

Makeup:  Bombshell Creations

Rentals:  Oconee Events

Linens:  Party Tables Linens and Drapery

Band:  The Time of Your Life

Photo Booth:  Clear Choice Photo Booth

Catering/Cake:  Ritz Carlton Lake Oconee

MaryStuart + Chris’s Ceremony

The Ritz Carlton in Lake Oconee is absolutely breathtaking!  I had the honor of helping with MaryStuart and Chris on their wedding there, and I was so excited to spend a few days on this beautiful property.  MaryStuart’s family is SUPER special to me, as I did their other daughter’s wedding (Melissa) over 6 years ago.  Crazy how time flies!  The most special part for me is getting to hang out with MaryStuart’s parents and siblings again, as they are simply wonderful human beings inside and out.  I just wish they had 10 more daughters!  🙂

The weather was perfect for their outdoor ceremony that overlooked the lake.  Right before MaryStuart walked down the hill with her parents, her friend sang ‘What a Beautiful Name’ by Hillsong.  It was the perfect moment of reflection for MaryStuart and Chris, as they wanted to honor Jesus Christ first in their marriage.  Such an honor to work with Anna Shackleford and her husband.   So happy that MaryStuart and Chris had them there to capture every moment.

Vendor Love:

Photographer:  Anna Shackleford

Videographer:  Cre8tive Cinema

Strings:  Amati Music

Florist:  Le Petit Jardin (now known as Zeb Grant Design)

Makeup:  Bombshell Creations

 

 

 

 

 

 

Melissa + Aaron’s Wedding Part II

On to the GLORIOUS reception at the Cliffs at Mountain Park.  I really can’t describe how much fun it was to transform this golf cart barn into a grand, ethereal, romantic, enchanted and organic space.  My favorite moment was when we had Melissa and Aaron plus their parents walk into the space for the first time before the guests were invited in.  To see their faces made every second of this journey so worth it. Please make sure you go back to Part I to see all the vendors that made their dreams come true!

Absolutely do not miss out on seeing this film by Life Stage Films.  Click HERE to watch.

 

Custom barn doors to cover the entry tent

 

Melissa + Aaron’s Wedding Part I

This was simply an EPIC weekend that I will never forget.

There are days where I just sit back and ask myself…is this really my job?  People like Melissa, Aaron and their parents are the reason I love what I do.  They are just so real, so full of joy, and always so friendly and warm.  What I loved about working with them, is that they completely trusted me and our great team of vendors to make their dreams a reality.  When Melissa called me and explained that she wanted to turn a golf cart barn into a magical place for a wedding reception, I was more than up for the challenge.  Melissa and Aaron’s wedding was nothing short of spectacular, and we had SUCH a blast putting this one together.  Melissa gave us the type of feel and colors she would like to use, and then let us PLAY!  So fun!  Seriously, I love them, and I was completely honored that I was able to work with them on such a special weekend in their lives.  I must say, I miss them!  Their 1-year anniversary was yesterday, and I am just thrilled for them.  This year has flown by.  I actually can’t believe I am JUST now sharing this with you all.

First I will show you the ceremony captured by the lovely Cheyenne Schultz.  She and her husband were the perfect match for Melissa and Aaron, and the pictures reflect the beauty of their relationship and the wedding day.  Here is the ROCK STAR team of vendors:

Photographer:  Cheyenne Schultz

Videographer:  Life Stage Films

Florist:  The Bloom Room

Draping & Linens:  Party Tables

Lighting:  Eye Dialogue

Dress:  Mira Zwillinger

Hair:  Emily Anne Hair

Makeup:  Blush

Ceremony Location:  The Cliffs at Glassy Chapel

Reception Location:  The Cliffs at Mountain Park

Ceremony Musicians:  Cafe String Quartet

Cocktail Reception Music:  Unspoken Tradition

Reception Music:  Party on the Moon

Vintage Goblets:  East West Vintage Rental

Vintage Furniture:  A Darling Day

Chargers:  BBJ

Chandeliers & Entry Tent:  Classic Event Rental

Cocktail Hour/Dancing Tent:  Skyline Tent Company

Chairs & Lounge Furniture:  Nuage Designs

Cake:  Buttercream Bakehouse

Paper Products:  Momental Designs

Rehearsal Dinner Location/Accommodations:  Hotel Domestique

Transportation:  Elite Limousine

Melissa’s precious parents…LOVE THEM.

 

 

Jenna + Matthew’s Wedding Part II

Thank you again to all involved in making Jenna and Matthew’s wedding a dream come true!  To see the vendors involved, check out Part I now!  Champion Hills never looked so beautiful.  One of my favorite venues with a rustic vibe with lots of elegance thrown in.  Two Buds and a Blossom made it even more gorgeous with hanging greenery and bountiful blooms.   So excited for you to see Melissa Jill‘s pictures of this joyful day.  Please, when you can, check out the film by Ink Spot Crow.  DO NOT miss this!  You will see how FUN, how in love, and how completely precious this couple truly is.  Click here to view!

 

Jenna + Matthew’s Wedding Part I

Jenna and Matthew…two of the sweetest, most genuine, and certainly the most talented couples I have ever known.  They sing, they dance, they act…a match made in heaven!  As the wedding was being planned, they were both working at the Georgia Aquarium, and we were able to visit them a couple of times.  Pherson, my oldest daughter, is obsessed with dolphin, and during our last visit she was chosen to interact with the dolphins.  Needless to say, it was a day we will never forget!  Enough about dolphins….

Jenna and Matthew were married at Champion Hills Country Club, near Hendersonville, NC.  The moment Jenna and her mom visited, they knew that this was the perfect spot for their ceremony and reception.  The mountain views from the ceremony location simply cannot be beat, and this is exactly what Jenna was looking for.  On the day of the wedding, it started POURING the rain.  With lots of prayers, the clouds parted, and the sun came out just in time.  We were praising Jesus because these two completely deserved to have the perfect day.  Oh, and I can’t forget about the wonderful young dancers Jenna choreographed to fill the aisles with celebration before she made her entrance.  Loved this personal touch.  Thank you to Melissa Jill for traveling to the North Carolina mountains to capture all these special moments.  What a great team we had:

Photographer:  Melissa Jill

Videographers:  Ink Spot Crow

Floral:  Two Buds and a Blossom

DJ:  Spintastic Sounds

Cake:  Sugar Cloud Baking Company

Calligraphy:  Calligraphy by Carole

Rentals:  Classic Event Rental

Ceremony Musicians:  Cafe String Quartet

Hair and Makeup:  Cotton Rouge

Part II to come soon!

The relationship between these two was so special.  Loved when they prayed together right before walking down the aisle.  Tears!

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