sydney & andrew, a wedding in the mountains


Sydney and Andrew woke up and began their wedding day with an early morning hike. While I know that it made for a long day for them, I absolutely love that they incorporated their love for hiking into their day, truly making it their own.

They began their early morning together around 8am. Sydney in her dress, Andrew in his suit- both in hiking boots as they read personal vows to one another amongst the quiet of the mountains. Sheila Nolt soon met them to take their couples portraits before they headed back down into the city to get ready for their ceremony and reception amongst family and friends at Heavens Cloud Event Center.

Sophie McArdle, our Asheville associate planner and assistant, Kimberly spent the afternoon at Heavens Cloud greeting vendors, setting personal decor and ensuring that every detail was perfect for Andrew and Sydney’s day. This was a unique planning experience in that Andrew and Sydney live in Atlanta but chose a destination wedding in Asheville to be amongst the mountains and one of their favorite cities. This gave Like the Dazzling the opportunity to plan with them from both of our home cities which was so fun! I (Hannah) personally got to know Sydney and Andrew over the course of planning here in Atlanta with many a meeting over coffee & tea at Taproom in Kirkwood and was truly so sad to miss their wedding myself but knew they were in the best of hands with Sophie in Asheville.

The weather was gorgeous, the food incredible and the atmosphere, exuberant. Sydney and Andrew, thank you for entrusting Like the Dazzling with such an important day. We loved being part of your wedding and wish you all the joy in the world.

it was SO difficult to narrow down our favorite photos from this day as Sheila truly captured so many beautiful moments for this couple. Please see a sampling of photos below and of course scroll for all vendors that made this day possible.


Venue: Heavens Cloud Event Center

Photography: Sheila Nolt Photography

Coordination: Like the Dazzling, Sophie

Floral: Flora

Catering: Bun Intended Food Truck & Catering

Bar: Cask & Canter Mobile Bar

Dress: Kelly’s Closet, Alexandra Grecco

Mensware: Q Clothier

DJ: Spinfire Entertainment

Hair + Makeup: Lauren Elizabeth McGraw @laurenelizabeth.hairdesign