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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…

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.

 

 

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!

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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Amelia and Greg’s Fall Wedding Part I

I loved everything about this wedding…the people, the laid-back vibe, the dream catchers, all the colors, flowers, hanging lights, table runners, and I could go on and on.  Amelia and Greg are an amazing couple, and she is so talented it is ridiculous.  Her jewelry line, Mountainside Designs Jewelry, is definitely worth taking a look at and she makes every piece you see.  Let’s just say I am a fan!  🙂  I was so excited when Amelia wanted me to help with her wedding since I had also helped with her brother’s wedding the year before.  Love it when I get to see families again!  Thank you to Graham Terhune for sharing your talent…and taking such swoon-worthy pictures of such a special day.  Enjoy Part I of Amelia and Greg’s wedding at Lake Eden.  Be looking out for Part II!

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tara-jordan-favorites-0002tara-jordan-favorites-0003tara-jordan-favorites-0004Amelia looked so stunning in her gown by Ship to ShoreView More: http://grahamterhune.pass.us/smithweddingView More: http://grahamterhune.pass.us/smithweddingView More: http://grahamterhune.pass.us/smithweddingView More: http://grahamterhune.pass.us/smithweddingtara-jordan-favorites-0009View More: http://grahamterhune.pass.us/smithweddingView More: http://grahamterhune.pass.us/smithweddingView More: http://grahamterhune.pass.us/smithweddingFall-inspired floral design by The Bloom RoomView More: http://grahamterhune.pass.us/smithweddingMakeup by Blush, Hair by Amy Walker View More: http://grahamterhune.pass.us/smithweddingtara-jordan-favorites-0020View More: http://grahamterhune.pass.us/smithwedding

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Melissa and Victor’s Biltmore Wedding

View More: http://realitiesphotography.pass.us/melissa-and-victorThis couple captured my heart from the first moment we spoke.  They live overseas, they have served our country, and they love each other deeply.  They decided to get married on the beautiful Biltmore Estate at the Deerpark.  Thank you to Realities Photography for documenting this special couple so perfectly.  Let’s just say, I LOVE my job.  🙂

Please take some time to watch this trailer by Hart to Heart Media….try not to cry!  I did!

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Kristi & Edward’s Wedding

On to the Kristi and Edward’s wedding and reception at the Deerpark on the Biltmore Estate.  If you missed their rehearsal dinner, click here.  Loved reliving this day, and you can just tell how FUN this couple is by looking through all of these pictures by Jeremy Russell Photography.  A great day, great couple, and the cutest dogs.  🙂

Flowers:  The Bloom Room

Rentals and lighting: Classic Event Rental

Hair:  Lola Salon and Gallery

Makeup:  Blush

Photo booth:  Smoochbooth

Harpist:  Caroll Owenby

DJ:  Sound Extreme

Catering/Cake:  Biltmore Estate

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