Jennifer & Thomas | April 15th

 

From the bride: We chose the Asheville, NC area because we just love it. We love camping, the Blue Ridge Mountains, the music, and the groom, in particular, loves all of the craft beer options in Asheville.  Our vision for the day was a little boho, a little bluegrass, and a little sophistication. I think we were our own inspiration behind the style. We wanted our wedding to represent us and what we enjoy.

 

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THE DRESSES

We are both pretty low maintenance when it comes to attire. I bought a dress right off the rack and had a seamstress add the lace cap sleeves to customize it.  The bridesmaid dresses were a little boho and whimsical and as my sister in law said: “these are SO Jen.”

 

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THE FLOWERS

The flowers were absolutely beautiful! Flora in Asheville designed the bouquets and I couldn’t have been happier.

 

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THE GROOM

Thomas wore a navy suit he already owned. He also picked out the bowties for himself and his groomsmen which I did not see until I was walking down the aisle. I must say he did a great job.

 

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Thomas and I took bets on who would cry during the ceremony – him or I. We were both surprised when he was the one that cried! Our photographer, Meghan, caught a great photo of him wiping his tears of joy while my dad walked me to the end of the aisle. That was such a precious moment, and I’m so grateful Meghan caught it!

 

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THE CEREMONY

The ceremony décor was simple, romantic, and magical. We let nature really be the star.

 

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MEMORABLE MOMENT

In addition to marrying the love of my life, my favorite funny part of the ceremony was when I arrived at the end of the aisle with my dad; I slipped a little on my last step. I caught eyes with my now brother-in-law (one of the groom’s brothers), and we just laughed for a second. It really calmed my nerves and gave me a chuckle. Fortunately, we didn’t have any other mishaps after that!

 

Ceremony | Sophisticated Bluegrass & Craft Beer Mountain Wedding in Asheville, North Carolina

 

Thomas is a homebrewer and brewed several different beers for a tasting during the “cocktail” hour. We also served family style charcuterie boards alongside the tasting. We both love trying new beers and a great charcuterie board!

 

 

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FAVE DETAIL

We used springs of rosemary, which is one of my favorite herbs for the place settings. It was such a beautiful touch for a cozy, sit-down dinner.

 

Rosemary escort seating cards

 

THE DECOR

Our reception décor included lots of greenery, vintage china plates with mismatched patterns, and ivory lace table clothes.

 

Reception centerpiece and wedding cake

 

FAVE MOMENT

If I had to pick one particularly memorable moment, it would be when Thomas and I sat down for dinner at the reception. We were surrounded by all our friends and family to celebrate our love, and we just looked around and at each other like “wow.” It was so nice to have a calm moment to talk to each other, take it all in, and just relish in the love and celebration in the room.

 

Wedding reception greenery centerpiece

 

THE DANCING

Our first dance to a Tedeschi Trucks Band song was so fun. And, I had a blast shagging to ‘Love Don’t Come No Stronger’ with my dad for our father-daughter dance.

 

First dance

ADVICE

Don’t get bogged down in the details. Remember why you’re getting married – not to have a wedding, but to marry your best friend. And have fun!

 

The Farm | Wedding Venue, Asheville, North Carolina

 

THE WEDDING TEAM

Venue: The Farm. We chose to rent out all of the cabins on the property for our family. It was SO nice to all be together near the venue. It made the whole weekend so relaxed and enjoyable to not be rushing from one location to another. We held the rehearsal dinner and the bridal brunch all on the property as well. It was so worth it! We enjoy cooking and feeding our friends and family, so we made sure not to skimp on food either. We did a sit-down dinner that was family style and it was a big hit. It was also nice for us to be able to sit down, eat, and take it all in! Before and after dinner was a whirlwind!

Band: Oak Grove String Band is a bluegrass band we had heard several times at a festival when we were dating. We loved them so much! They did a lot of familiar covers in their bluegrass style.

Photographer: Meghan Rolfe Photography |  Floral Designer: Flora |  Cake: Teresa Bost | Officiant: Kevin Thumpston | Hair Stylist: Doll Box Productions

Honeymoon Location: Secrets Maroma Beach Riviera Cancun

 

From the bride: Three and a half years ago I met the love of my life, Josh, in a place I wouldn’t have expected – the gym! I was looking to amp up my exercise routine, so I joined a local fitness team that he happened to be a member of. At first, I felt a little intimidated and knew I could use some guidance. Josh was so welcoming and had this genuine kindness about him that seemed so rare in the fitness world, so of course, I asked him for help! It didn’t hurt that he happened to be really, really handsome! From the get-go, there was a crazy connection between us. It felt like we had known each other for so long like we had always been the best of friends. He was so easy to talk to, laugh about inappropriate things with and complain about working out too! We spent almost every day together just talking and getting to know each another on a really deep level. It didn’t take long for us to fall in love!

Josh and I knew we wanted our wedding to be low key, simple and romantic so eloping was perfect. With North Carolina being our first choice, Meghan Rolfe Photography suggested Max Patch and it was absolutely beautiful! We couldn’t have picked a better spot to share our vows and express our love for each other.

 

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Hunter & Wheatley are Asheville locals that decided to elope in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains. Wheatley wanted a boho vibe with pretty florals and a handmade dress. The couple had a first look before heading up the mountain to the ceremony location to read their vows from hand painted vow books. After the short ceremony, they enjoyed cake and a champagne toast on a mountaintop watching the sun set on the Blue Ridge Mountains.

 

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The Elopement Team

Photographer:  Meghan Rolfe Photography  | Event Planner: Elope Outdoors  |  Floral Designer: Flourish Flower Farm

 


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From the bride: More than anything Joshua and I just wanted the day to be about us. We wanted to be focused and not stressed out about the tiny details that come with planning your traditional wedding. We wanted to savor every moment and be able to look back and remember our wedding like it was yesterday. I can honestly say that we can. It was perfect!

 

Advice

Elope! Take the money you would spend on a wedding and put it as a down payment on a house. Our family knew about our plans to elope so instead of inviting everyone to our wedding, we took pictures along the way (picking up our rental car, signing our marriage license, picking up our flowers, etc.) and posted them on Facebook so they could be a part of it.

 

RECOMMENDED VENDOR

 Meghan Rolfe Photography. Meghan took care of all the details and her photography is phenomenal.

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From Asheville Outdoor Elopements: Aimee & Tyler had a gorgeous elopement on Max Patch Mountain in late July. We picked up Aimee’s stunning bouquet and Tyler’s boutonniere from Flora. The bouquet was absolutely perfect and the pink peonies really made the photos pop. We had a beautiful custom ceremony with the mountain background photographed by Meghan Rolfe Photography.  Afterwards, we hiked up to the bald, where Aimee & Tyler enjoyed champagne and homemade apple & peach pie by the amazing Whisk. They danced as the sun set behind them. The day was just magic!

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From the bride, Aimee: It was not hard for us to make the decision to elope. Tyler is an old soul and neither one us like to be the center of attention. We wanted a stress-free day that was just about us, without having to worry about the other things that come along with a big wedding. An outdoor ceremony on a mountain sounded amazing.

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Looking back, our day was everything I was hoping it would be and more!

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From the bride, Kristen: Our story began in high school. Not quite a Hollywood story, but nonetheless, I got to marry my high school sweetheart. Chance and I met when we were freshmen in high school. It wasn’t until two years later that we realized our friendship was a little more than we expected. We realize it’s a bit unusual to marry your “first love,” but, for us, it just worked. He has been my best friend since, and I do not know that anyone can make me laugh like he can. Our relationship has always been a little bit spontaneous, and we never felt the need or want to have a traditional wedding, which is why we decided to elope.

 

 

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