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)


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

Tien & Nathan's Downtown Asheville Wedding

I met Tien at a bridal show in Atlanta where herself and her now husband Nathan live. When she told me they were planning to have a destination wedding in Asheville, NC I knew the stars had aligned as asheville is my hometown and the most recent addition to our Like the Dazzling locations! Living in Atlanta myself, the planning process was excellent being able to meet with Tien and Nathan locally anytime we needed. As it turns out, Tien and Nathan live less than 3 miles from my husband and I as well. We've even bumped into them out and about at some of our favorite local spots. It's moments like these that make Atlanta feel so intimate and one of many reasons why I love living here.

Tien and Nathan chose the most beautiful time of year to marry in the mountains of North Carolina as the foliage is stellar and the weather mild. Of course, this past fall we all experienced higher than average temperatures in October! 


I apologize for the lack of photos here, I was having difficulties getting the others to sync on here unfortunately. I will be posting some of my favorites on Instagram and Facebook in the coming weeks so be sure to follow along and check out Sarah Whitmeyer's webpage to see more of her incredible work! 

Venue: On Broadway

Catering: Celine and Company

Cake: Publix Bakery

Photography: Whitmeyer Photography

DJ: Kent Scott, Bright Light DJ

Hair: Echo Perry, Mechanika Coiffure  

Makeup: Pop of Color, Elizabeth Hayward

Flowers: Stargazer Designs

Officiant: Rev. Jack Hinson

Planning & Coordination: Like the Dazzling Weddings, Hannah Sabolik, Kimberly McArdle




Love with a View

  Joe and I only had to visit two venues in Asheville before we chose the one in which we wanted to have our celebration. After visiting The Lodge in Grand Highlands at Bearwallow Mountain, we were sold. The views are breathtaking, the atmosphere private and it's just what we wanted: an intimate lodge feel where we get the best of both the indoors and out. The best part for me, a wedding planner so excited to plan my own wedding was that the lodge is just venue so I got to handpick all my own vendors! I personally think I did a pretty great job. Our guests still rave about our unique menu,amazingly fun band, gorgeous photos, and the absolutely breathtaking views!

Below is a collage of some of my favorites from the day. Thank you Matthew Pautz Photography for capturing our families, friends and love in the most perfect way!



Photography: Matthew Pautz Photography

Flowers: The Bloom Room

Catering: Caroline Allured

Videography: Indigo Photography and Video

Design and Planning: Like the Dazzling Weddings

Linens: Connie Duglin

Rentals: Classic Event Rental

Ceremony Musicians: Lauren and Lane

Band: The Threshold

Venue: The Lodge in Grand Highlands, Bearwallow Mountain

Coordination: Amanda Greene, Cordial and Craft