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Asheville Countryside Engagement Session

The extent of my love for Perry Vaile and her bursting-with-love captures stretches pretty far, and one thing is true; her couples are head over heels, over the moon in l-o-v-e, love. Case in point? This darling Bride-to-be (in dreamy Reem Acra, no less) and her handsome Groom-to-be. Every smile, kiss and touch is unbearably sweet and Perry made sure to get every single one on film.

From Perry VaileThis stunning engagement session took place in the beautiful southern hills of the Blue Ridge Mountains just outside of Asheville, NC. The bride-to-be took advantage of Rent the Runway’s amazing supply of clothes and accessories and wore this pale pink gown by Reem Acra – positively perfect!

Photography: Perry Vaile | Dress: Reem Acra | Necklace: Lulu Frost | Earrings: Dannijo | Mink Fur Capelet: Adrienne Landau | Venue: Blue Ridge Mountains

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Romantic North Carolina Wedding at the Biltmore

The Biltmore is this ridiculously magical place that almost doesn’t feel real. I went when I was a little girl, and it’s stuck with me ever since. So I’m officially jealous of anyone lucky enough to get married there. Mostly when the wedding is as stunning as this one planned by Asheville Event Co. and captured by Almond Leaf Studios. With florals from Flora Events that will blow your mind and a video from Ink Spot Crow that will make your heart melt, we hit the jackpot with this beauty. See even more here. 

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From The Bride…After dating for 14 years, we agreed that we wanted our wedding to be less about us and more a celebration of our families and friends joining together. So many details made the day extra special! Eric’s cousin officiated our wedding & his father officiated our Persian ceremony the night before. I was able to wear my mother’s mantilla lace veil during our ceremony that she wore on her wedding day. I also had fabric given by my brother, father and grandfather sewn into my gown. Honoring family members that had passed was extremely important to us. We provided photos of those family members on their wedding days on a legacy table, which ended up being our favorite details. Finally, the room where we exchanged vows was important to us, as we wanted a place that felt warm, romantic and like home. The day of the wedding, it evoked those emotions times a million, with the help of our closest family and friends. Being surrounded by loving people and beautiful surroundings, it was without a single doubt the best day of our lives!

Photography: Almond Leaf Studios | Videography : Ink Spot Crow | Event Planning: Asheville Event Co. | Floral Design: Flora Events | Wedding Dress: Martina Liana | Invitations: Union Press & Paper | Ceremony Venue: Biltmore | Reception Venue: Biltmore | Catering: Biltmore | Makeup: Jeannine Sills | Hair: Rachel Radford | Band: Mo' Soul | Photo Booth : Hot Dog | Robes: Plum Pretty Sugar | Sineage: Mason Dixon Events

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Romantic + Regal Biltmore Estate Wedding

Monday’s aren’t easy but this wedding right here might just save the day. From the adorable groom and the beautiful bride in this film by Inkspot Crow, to the gorgeous celebration planned by Weddings With Tara, Graham Terhune‘s photos are supplying us with a hefty dose of pretty and pure romance, guaranteed to brighten this start to the week. Share in all the good vibes right here!

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From Graham TerhuneJackson and Melisa were married on a perfect October Saturday. The sun was shining, the air was crisp and the Biltmore Estate looked stunning in the golden fall light. Melisa and Jackson’s wedding was a stunning day full of friends, family and their committed love to one another. In addition to the overall feeling of joy, the day was full of breathtaking beauty in the venue and the details. Melisa worked to craft a wedding day that was authentic and gave a special nod to her turkish ethnicity. There were Turkish rugs, a custom built Turkish prayer table for the ceremony (crafted by the groom and his father) Turkish eyes on all of the floral arrangements, turkish tea pots at each place setting. The lovely color palette of the wedding was a nice complement to the warmth of the fall hues of the mountains. The lavender and gray colors were absolutely stunning on the bridesmaids and groomsmen. We hope that you enjoy a selection of our favorite images from this wedding. We know that the bride and groom would be absolutely ecstatic to see their wedding featured and we would be humbled to have our work on your beautiful blog.

Photography: Graham Terhune | Videographer: Inkspot Crow | Wedding Planner: Weddings With Tara | Florist: Blossoms At Biltmore Park | Reception Venue: Deerpark At The Biltmore Estate | Makeup: Blush Makeup Artistry | Film Processing And Scanning: Richard Photo Lab

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Contemporary Southern Wedding in Asheville

Crafting a marriage below the Mason-Dixon line this designer couple, captured by Matthew Moore Photography, ensured every element of ephemera was their own. From tea towels, to pillows, every detail differs from tradition in the chicest way. Kiersa Holy planned a night in the mountains filled with cocktails and local boogie-jazz. More right here!.

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From The Bride..Our wedding was a curated contemporary affair with every detail designed by my husband and myself. Blending an outdoor ceremony with an indoor reception truly captured the artistic and eclectic vibe of our personalities and our host city.

Sassy Southern Soirée is the most fitting description of our September 28, 2013 wedding, deep in the throws of Autumn in Asheville, North Carolina. Instead of identifying a theme or color scheme, we purposefully chose every detail with the emotion that it would invoke. How will it make our guests feel, what will they remember, and what will they reflect on—long after the event is over. With that in mind, we thoughtfully crafted each and every element of ephemera ourselves, From the custom screen-printed save the date tea towels, to the bespoke throw pillows displaying our Southern and Swedish heritage and even a hand-painted watercolor cake topper depicting the bride and groom.

I met Joel on his first day of Grad School at Savannah College of Art and Design and we started dating about 6 months later. Over the course of our 8 years of dating (yeah – 8 years!) we got more than our fair share of questions about if we were ever going to “make it official.” I always told Joel that I didn’t need a ring on my finger to show the world that I was in love with him. But I have to admit, when he slipped a platinum set, cushion cut diamond on my finger (which he designed himself) atop a black sand beach in Hawaii, I couldn’t have been more surprised or excited to “wife up.”

Needless to say, we took a very casual approach to our wedding and with that in mind opted to do our “first look” photos at the Asheville City Hall. We had originally wanted to have the ceremony there as it is one of the foremost iconic art-deco buildings in the South. We also thought it would be a fun take on the tradition of getting married at city hall. While that didn’t work out with the city’s restrictions, it was the perfect backdrop for our most intimate photos of the day. As a municipal building, it was completely empty and quiet on a Saturday afternoon so we had total intimacy as we saw each other for the first time. Katie and Matt did an exceptional job capturing the entire day, but I was especially taken aback by how beautiful and emotional these photos are.

Next, we made our way to our modern house in the mountains for a couple of individual shots against the contemporary backdrop and clean architectural lines of the interior. These images provided a great juxtaposition to the bridal party photos we shot later at Hickory Nut Gap Farm. Throughout the day, we tried to find those beautiful dichotomies whether it was the elegant beaded bridesmaid dresses against the rugged mountain backdrop or the structured outdoor ceremony paired with a casual gallery reception, we looked for opportunities to deviate from the expected wedding traditions.

The soiree started with a sentimental and symbolic ceremony around the Johnston Pool of the North Carolina Arboretum. We chose that venue as it was designed by Frederick Law Olmsted, the same landscape designer made famous for creating Central Park, and we felt it was a great way to pay homage to our home city of New York. One of my favorite details of the ceremony was the screen-printed handkerchief programs I designed for our guests to keep as a reminder of the momentous occasion we all shared together. The ceremony was full of love and lots of laughs as Joel and I wrote most of it ourselves with the help of our amazing officiant, Darr Conradson. The ceremony was modern and fresh as we walked down the aisle to the Coldplay song “Us Against the World” and just as Darr uttered the words, you may kiss the bride, the guests burst in to applause to the tune of “You’re My Best Friend” by Queen in the background.

The words “Mimia & Joel” spelled out in white neon greeted guests as they entered the reception at the Lift Studios, a refurbished Nabisco factory turned contemporary art gallery. We chose this venue as we are both designers (myself an art director and Joel a furniture designer) so we wanted a space that reflected our personalities and eclectic artistic styles. Another great upside to using a gallery space is that we got to support local artists with our wedding budget and not just traditional vendors.

Revelers relished in southern-fried delicacies from local food truck The Lowdown, along with artisanal cocktails, and dancing courtesy of local boogie-jazz band The Roaring Lions. We planned every detail down to the hand-stamped bamboo silverware showcasing phrases like “it’s about forking time” and “for the rest of our knives.” One thing to keep in mind when choosing a non-traditional venue such as an art gallery, there is no kitchen or even a place to wash dishes so we had to find alternatives for plates. We found these fun food boats at a restaurant supply company and I stamped them with a food safe ink stamp I had made that read “eat your heart out.” After over eight years of dating, I think our guests appreciated our tongue-and-cheek approach to our nuptials. We even had our favorite southern snack, Krispy Kreme donuts served on napkins, of course stamped as well, with the line “do-nut you know we love you.”

Our soirée came to a close with guests ripping open hand stitched confetti packets that my mom and I made together, wrapped in the words “Finally” and “Woo-Hoo” as we ran for a 1968 Cadillac convertible. One of our fondest memories of the day is riding through the star-lit streets of Asheville with strangers shouting their congratulations as we rolled through town in the vintage car. It was a magical night in the mountains celebrating a marriage made below the Mason-Dixon.

Photography: Matthew And Katie Moore Of Matthew Moore Photography | Event Planning: Kiersa Holy | Flowers: Urban Farm Girl | Wedding Gown: Vera Wang | Cake: Short Street Cakes | Ceremony Venue: North Carolina Arboretum | Reception Venue: The Lift Studios | Bridesmaids Dresses: Aidan Mattox | Hair And Makeup: Katie Moore | Groom's Suit: Reiss | Officiant: Darr Conradson | Food Truck: The Lowdown | Graphic Design/Art Direction: Mimia Johnson | Groomsmen Attire: Asos | Letterpress Printing: Hand Deliver Press - Samantha Urbanick | Music: The Roaring Lions | Rentals: Professional Party Rentals | Screen Printing: Raygun Printing | Vintage Car Rental: Elite Limousine

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Romantic Asheville Wedding at Grove Park Inn

Between these gorgeous florals and the cake, bursting with turquoise and magentas, I’m dreaming of warm weather and sunshine. Join me as I settle in with photographs by Justin DeMutiis of this beautiful wedding at the Grove Park Inn, and soak up every inch of it with the full gallery here. Toss in the video by Nicholas & Keaton Cinematography, and we can daydream away.

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From The Bride… We both started our careers at the same company in different locations and were traveling for work at the time our paths crossed a little over four years ago. We met at training in Cleveland through our mutual friend, Cari, and knew right away we were destined to meet.

Although I lived in Tampa and John lived in Charlotte, we both had clients in Atlanta and our friendship quickly blossomed into a relationship since we traveled there frequently. At first, our long distance relationship included several trips to Atlanta, Charlotte, New Jersey, Tampa and London (where we fell in love), and also involved meeting each other’s’ friends and families. After we talked about getting more serious, John took a chance and moved to Tampa. With the type of job he had, he was able to transfer pretty quickly and seamlessly. We settled into life in Tampa, bought a house, and adopted our dog (Mia) to keep our cat (Norah) company.

During Christmas of 2012, John took me to his home in Charlotte for the holiday. Little did I know, he was planning an unforgettable trip to Asheville, North Carolina, where he would ask for my hand in marriage. As John knew of my love for horses, he planned a trail ride, only for it to get cancelled last minute. John did not let this affect his plan, as he arranged for a carriage ride through the Biltmore Estate property. The carriage driver, who was in on the plan, dropped us off on a ridge overlooking the Biltmore Mansion where John asked me to be his wife.

Our wedding… We wanted a destination wedding, but one that was affordable and easy for our friends and families to travel to. Since most of my family is from New Jersey and a lot of our friends live in Florida, we thought North Carolina would be the perfect place that is in between both locations. We chose Asheville because we got engaged there and fell in love with the awesome town. We always heard great things about the Omni Grove Park Inn but never visited it until after we selected it as our venue. Walking onto the property, we were blown away by the amazing views and incredible historic inn (the pictures online did not do it justice!), and we knew we had made the right choice for our wedding. We had an amazing coordinator who made the whole planning process easy and made our special day the most incredible ever. We really wanted the ceremony to be personal so we had one of our best friends marry us and we wrote our own vows which we loved. We had the most amazing band who kept people on their feet all night (and even begging for an encore)! We couldn’t have asked for a more perfect wedding weekend with all our friends and family!

Photography: Justin DeMutiis Photography | Videographer: Nicholas & Keaton Cinematography | Coordination: Two Sweet Sparrows | Event Planning: The Grove Park Inn | Floral Design: The Grove Park Inn Florist | Wedding Dress: Essence Of Australia | Wedding Dress: CC Boutique | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Ann Taylor | Hair And Makeup: Adorn Salon And Boutique | Wedding Venue: The Grove Park Inn

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