Jennifer & Chris, An Intimate Asheville Wedding

I first met with Jennifer and Chris over a glass of wine in Inman Park. Upon our first meeting, we chatted about our mutual love for Asheville, Music.Traveling and of course their wedding plans. We were introduced by mutual friends so I really should not have been surprised that we hit it off so quickly. I run my business out of both Asheville (my hometown) and Atlanta (my now home) but when those worlds collide, it is the best! Asheville will always have a special place in my heart and I’ve loved expanding my business there over the past year. Finding a fellow Atlanta resident that chooses a destination wedding in Asheville is an absolute dream!

Jennifer and Chris had been vacationing in Asheville for some time and simply fell in love with it, hence why they chose to have their wedding their. They found the ideal location for their laid back, intimate affair with their closest friends and family in Junebug Retro Resort. Let me tell you, this place is incredible. Owners, Charlene and Tom are collectors of mid century campers and travel trailers and created this space originally as a Retro RV park for guests to take a step back and get away. After their wedding at Junebug, they expanded their vision to include an events venue as well as vacation destination.

The couple rented out the entire space, including all RV rentals so their closest friends could stay on site the entire weekend of their wedding together. This way when the formal reception ended, the ones staying on site were able to take the short walk back to the camping area and continue the festivities around a bonfire.

The men played football the morning of the wedding (how awesome is that?) while the ladies headed to Engaged Asheville for Hair and Makeup services. With its location close to downtown Asheville, yet far enough away that they had their own private oasis, this intimate wedding of about 60 people focused on friends, family, music and all around a really great party for a fantastic couple!

Photos below are courtesy of Matthew Pautz Photography. (please scroll to bottom for all the vendors who contributed to make this event possible)

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Photography: Matthew Pautz Photography

Venue: Junebug Retro Resort

Floral, Planning & Design : Like the Dazzling LLC

Ceremony Musicians: Red Cedar Review

DJ: DJ Dr. Filth

Catering, Cake & Bar: Buxton Hall BBQ

Bride’s Dress: The Sentimentalist, Atlanta

Getting Ready Location: Engaged Asheville

Hair & Makeup: Hair by Disco Destiny

Officiant, Brother of Bride

Transportation: Emma Bus Lines

Accommodation: A Loft Asheville Downtown

Melanie & Jesse, The Greystone Estate

Melanie and Jesse married on June 1st at the beautiful Greystone Estate in Ball Ground, Georgia. Yes, I know… It’s now December but I just couldn't let this wedding slip through the radar. It rained all morning leading up to the ceremony with very infrequent breaks in between but they didn’t let that stress them out or take away from their day. We can’t control the weather and Melanie being the calm and collected bride she was was quick to accept and move forward with our rain plan.

Most brides marry outside at The Greystone Estate. The surroundings are quite incredible and make for some amazing photos but I will tell you …. after you witness this wedding, you' may find yourself wanting to marry inside at The Greystone Estate!

Amber Cather Photography did a stellar job capturing their wedding day and the gorgeous surroundings despite the less than stellar weather conditions. The bridal party was able to sneak outside after the Ceremony for some photos and later the Bride and Groom for some ‘sunset’ shots. Y’all… overcast skies and rain can make for some truly incredible photos!

Please scroll for some of my favorites from their wedding day as well as a complete list of vendors who made this day possible.

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I had a guest tell me that they loved being able to see the bride and groom and their expressions throughout the ceremony in the mirrors and I just LOVED that!

I had a guest tell me that they loved being able to see the bride and groom and their expressions throughout the ceremony in the mirrors and I just LOVED that!

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Congratulations to the Newlyweds, Mr. and Mrs. Erickson!

It was a pleasure helping you throughout your planning journey.

xoxo, Hannah, Like the Dazzling Weddings

Venue: The Greystone Estate

Photography: Amber Cather

DJ: MSA Entertainment, Jon

Catering: Coast 2 Coast

Cake: Confection Perfection

Florist: Stylish Stems

Coordination: Like the Dazzling

HMUA: Hannah Easterwood

Bride's Gown: David’s Bridal

Mens Ware: Jos A Banks

Officiant: Father of the Groom, Jim Erickson

 

Jen & Brandon, Roswell River Landing

So I am about a year behind on this, almost exactly. Jen and Brandon celebrated their 1 year wedding anniversary yesterday. I have tons of weddings to blog and catch up on so look out for those in coming weeks but I thought let’s start with them! Happy Anniversary you two!

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Jen reached out to me about 3 months before her October wedding to help find a few remaining vendors and pull their budget, planning and vision together. They had many of the fundamentals but needed the expertise to tie it all together.

A few unique elements to their wedding was the request to serve an all Vegan Meal to the guests and the bride needing a make up artist that worked with cruelty free products only. (such a wonderful thing to look out for btw) The Catering they had already secured but we were able to use our resources to find the perfect match for them in Becca Bussert, an Atlanta based Natural Makeup artist that used free beauty products! Jen spent countless hours decorating pieces for her wedding day from spraying leaves and pinecones gold and putting together photo collages to collecting miscellaneous glass jars for her centerpieces.

I particularly loved their three cake selection. Definitely had multiple cakes before that was a thing, you’re welcome Megan Markle.

Scroll for more of my favorites from their wedding day

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Southern Brunch Wedding

Brunch weddings are becoming increasingly popular for a number of reasons. Not only can they be more affordable but there are so many fun elements that can be added to make it a truly unique event. I mean really, who doesn't love brunch? 

Think: Waffles, Donuts and Biscuits. Mimosa, Bloody Mary and Coffee bars. If you decide to have a brunch wedding, there are so many fun menu options and decor to bring your event to the next level.

Take this Southern Style Brunch we  put together with an amazing group of Atlanta, Georgia vendors for example:

Planning, Design, Styling: Like the Dazzling LLC

Photography: Abby Waller Photography

Venue: The Parterre

Floral Design: Marigold & Moss

Hair & Makeup: Blush Studio

Cake: Cake Envy

Catering: The Cuisson Company 

Calligraphy: Honey + Olive Lettering

Furniture Rental: Presentime Coaching

China + Glassware: The Prissy Plate Company

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