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Wedding Inspiration in the Blue Ridge Mountains

The incredible view of the Blue Ridge Mountain range was the inspiration behind this off the beaten path styled shoot.  The invitation suite was printed on handmade paper featuring watercolors that highlight the Blue Ridge Mountains. The table setting and decor combine the look of the natural surroundings with subtle modern gold touches in the candlesticks and with the slight shimmer of the table linen. These accents continue on through the cake table using natural greenery to highlight the gorgeous blush three tiered cake. Any couple searching for a way to combine the outdoors with a formal and classic wedding vision will certainly connect with the look of this wedding.

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THE STYLE TEAM
Photographer:  MILK + HONEY photography co.  //  Event Planner: Details Wedding Planning  //  Floral Designer: Willow Floral Boutique  //  Invitation Designer: Champagne Maker  //   Calligrapher: Kristen Henderson Calligraphy  //  Cake Designer: The Wow Factor Cakes  //  Location: Craggy Gardens, Blue Ridge Parkway  //  Dress Store: Dar-Lynn’s Bridal and Formal Wear  // Apparel: Charlotte Shop Girl  //  Hair Stylist: Salon de Coiffure  //  Makeup Artist: Anne Marie Mitchell  //  Groom’s Attire: The Black Tux  // Consultant: Therese Brooks

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A Dreamy Bohemian Wedding Shoot

From the photographer, Catrina Earls Photography: The term “Bohemian” describes people who live unconventionally, usually artistic and whose lives are acts of free or regard for conventional rules and practices. During design and execution of this Boho styled shoot, we kept these characteristics in the forefront of our minds knowing that weddings do not have to be complicated or even “rule-followers” to be stunning.  The scene was dreamy, whimsical and romantic. Same goes for the overall design of the shoot; it was just that, a dreamy boho environment.

Dreamy, whimsical, romantic Bohemian Wedding Shoot in Asheville

Dreamy, whimsical, romantic Bohemian Wedding Shoot in Asheville

The ceremony alter was creatively constructed of hand-made dream catchers that suspended in the air, by a piece of driftwood, and caught every ray of sun as it shown through the lace, beads and feathers. An easy DIY project completed by Candace from Mingle Events & Vintage Rentals. This ceremony backdrop was very artistic and unconventional, very Bohemian.

Dreamy, whimsical, romantic Bohemian Wedding Shoot in Asheville

Dreamy, whimsical, romantic Bohemian Wedding Shoot in Asheville Dreamy, whimsical, romantic Bohemian Wedding Shoot in Asheville

Rustic chandeliers, cafe lights and sun peeking through the slatted walls illuminated the space and created the perfect ambiance for a romantic dinner for two.

Dreamy, whimsical, romantic Bohemian Wedding Shoot in Asheville

Candace, of Mingle Events & Vintage Rentals, also designed a gorgeous sweetheart table that paired wonderfully with a hand-crafted bench. The DIY bench seat was sweet enough for two lovebirds and was constructed from a vintage upholstered headboard.

Dreamy, whimsical, romantic Bohemian Wedding Shoot in Asheville

The bride was stunning in a Hayley Paige gown and fur shawl. But, all eyes were on the Bohemian floral crown that was so lush even a day-dreamer would notice.

Dreamy, whimsical, romantic Bohemian Wedding Shoot in Asheville

The groom was dressed to impress in a wooden bowtie from Two Guys Bowties accompanied by mix-matched cuff links.

Dreamy, whimsical, romantic Bohemian Wedding Shoot in Asheville

Cupid arrows were displayed in a hand-made basket and doubled as escort cards.

Dreamy, whimsical, romantic Bohemian Wedding Shoot in Asheville

A guest book globe that beautifully spoke the words of a true free spirit, a Bohemian.

Dreamy, whimsical, romantic Bohemian Wedding Shoot in Asheville

The invitation designer, Chambley from Redroot Factory and Kristen from Kristen Henderson Calligraphy paired up to create the perfect invitation, map and reply card using watercolors complete with our styled shoot inspiration, the cupid arrow….because, love is in the air!

Dreamy, whimsical, romantic Bohemian Wedding Shoot in Asheville

Magnolia leaves acted as ceremony programs and the wording was so beautifully written it could turn anyone into a “hippie at heart”.

Dreamy, whimsical, romantic Bohemian Wedding Shoot in Asheville Dreamy, whimsical, romantic Bohemian Wedding Shoot in Asheville

Dreamy, whimsical, romantic Bohemian Wedding Shoot in Asheville

Whimsical desserts created by Ruth and Ranshaw were as tasty as they looked.

Dreamy, whimsical, romantic Bohemian Wedding Shoot in Asheville

The table was adorned with yellow, green and deep blue glassware, along with cupid arrows with name cards adorned with gold calligraphy for the Mr. and Mrs. The table was completed with romantic white candles in brass candlesticks and a 6 foot floral garland created by Blossoms at the Biltmore, that dripped to the barn floor.

Dreamy, whimsical, romantic Bohemian Wedding Shoot in Asheville Dreamy, whimsical, romantic Bohemian Wedding Shoot in Asheville

Dreamy, whimsical, romantic Bohemian Wedding Shoot in Asheville

To send the bride and groom off to their happily ever after was a canoe. Yes, a restored 1910 old town tripper with mahogany decking and white ash gunwales. Now how artistic, unconventional, dreamy and Bohemian is that? Dreamy, whimsical, romantic Bohemian Wedding Shoot in Asheville

 

THE STYLE TEAM
Photographer:  Catrina Earls Photography  //  Canoe: Asheville Outdoor Center  //  Floral Designer: Blossoms at Biltmore Park  //  Makeup Artist: Blush Asheville  //  Caterer: Catering by Corey  //  Vintage Arrows: Gallivanting Girls  //  Dress Store: Hayden Olivia Bridal  //  Decor: Hello Little Bungalow  //  Event Venue: Honeysuckle Hill  //  Calligrapher: Kristen Henderson Calligraphy  //  Handmade Goods Designer: Madame Crafty Britches  //  Event Planner & Rentals: Mingle Events & Vintage Rentals  //  Cinema and Video: MPA Weddings  //  Decor: Painted Fox  //  Invitation Designer: Redroot Factory  //  Cake Designer: Ruth and Ranshaw  //  Handmade Goods: The Pink House  //  Groomsman Attire: Two Guys Bowties

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Shabby Chic in the Appalachians

Katie & Dan |  June 9th  |  Black Mountain, North Carolina

From the bride, Kate:
Asheville & nature was the inspiration for our wedding day. The mountains are a sacred place that produces an energy that is so vibrant and positive. We tried to let the natural beauty of the mountains remain the focus.

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My wedding dress was the same dress that my mother wore.  I had the dress re-made to look more updated and to fit me perfectly.  I found myself really missing my maternal grandmother on that day and somehow wearing the dress that she had bought for my mom made me feel like she was there with me.  

whitmeyer02The save the dates and invitations featured a tree of life.  We used the same tree on the programs and in some of the reception decor.  

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The ceremony was customized to speak to our exact beliefs.  We wrote our vows and a good friend read a poem that we picked out.  

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We served local southern dishes such as fried green tomatoes and pimento cheese.  We used mason jars to serve beer which came from local breweries.   

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We decided not to have a dance floor.  This was the groom’s choosing and I was hesitant.  It turned out to be the best decision we made!  All guests ended up taking off their shoes and having a great time dancing in the cool grass!  The music was so much fun and truly catered to all ages.

My advice: It will be your perfect day no matter what!  You are marrying the love of your life.  Enjoy it!

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Katie’s RECOMMENDED VENDORS
Photographer: Whitmeyer Photography  //   Venue & Lodging:  Lake Eden Events  //  Florist:  Flora  //  Caterer:  Saffron Fine Foods  //  Bakery:  Short Street Cakes  //  Officiant: Howard Hanger  //  Tent & Rentals: Classic Event Rentals  //  Hair: Lola Salon  //  Musicians: Snake Oil Medicine Show

Honeymoon Location: Costa Rica

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