Lindsey & Ben | April 28th | Cashiers, North Carolina
From the bride, Lindsey:
The Blue Ridge Mountains have always been a backdrop to some of our most special moments. My husband proposed to me in the mountains and we spent our engagement night in Asheville. When thinking about where to get married, we could think of no more beautiful place than Cashiers. Plus, I’m a mountain girl and could not have imagined getting married anywhere else.
Thanks to our families, our wedding was not one day of celebration, but an entire weekend of amazing events. We had an unbelievable rehearsal dinner and welcome party. Having everyone together the night before, truly made the wedding more enjoyable for us as it gave us longer to spend with each guest, rather than rushing through in one night.
The morning of the wedding, my aunt and cousin threw a beautiful bridesmaid brunch at local restaurant. With more amazing food and little touches such as wedding dress-designed cookies, this was a special way to begin the big day with my closest girlfriends and relatives.
I departed from traditional bridesmaid dresses and allowed my bridesmaids to choose from four different colors. I sometimes think the uniform colors can be somewhat boring, particularly with a large wedding party, so I had the “technicolor dreamcoat” of color palettes, as my husband likes to say.
The ceremony was short and simple, with the focus on us and the beautiful background.
The venue, the band, and the food were outstanding. I don’t think we could have chosen anything better. We all danced to the big band sounds of a band whose style largely mirrors that of Chicago, my favorite band. As everyone seems to say, the night became somewhat of a blur, but I remember dancing the entire night and having all of my dearest friends and family there to celebrate with us.
My advice: Enjoy it! Even if your engagement lasts as long as a year or more, it is a fleeting time. Appreciate all of the opportunities this time provides for you to celebrate with friends and family you may not see very often, and take time to appreciate just how loved you and your husband are.
All of these were amazing! Highly recommend them all!
Photographer: Katy Cook Photography // Venue: Lonesome Valley // Musicians: Coming Up Brass // Tent & Party Rentals: Mountain Party Tents // Florist: Your Vase or Mine // Wedding Gown Designer: Paloma Blanca from Poffie Girls // Bridesmaid Dresses: Lula Kate // Men’s Wear: JoS. A. Bank // Lodging + Hair & Makeup: High Hampton Inn
Honeymoon Location: Anguilla