Alicia and Jay stole our hearts from the moment we spoke on the phone for the first time. I always tell my clients that if you need ANYTHING do not hesitate to email, call or text me. I hope that I can take some of the pressure off of them by having years of resources available to them, that they probably don't. Alicia really took everything I said to heart and let me "love" her on her wedding day. What I mean by that is she let me be a calming force, someone she could let it all out with. If you're my bride and need to curse and yell every single dirty word you can think of, I'll listen. If you need to talk about how stressed you are or just about how you're done with worrying and don't give a damn, I'll be right there to lift you up.
Alicia and Jay wanted a destination mountain wedding, which can be a huge undertaking. Destination weddings are tough enough, but in the mountains you have to worry about transportation for your guests to and from the venue and some mountain wedding locations can barely fit a Ford Focus through the winding roads, much less a stretch limo or charter bus. So from start to finish, without the help of a great coordinator and vendors who are well use to the area, your wedding day can turn into a logistical panic attack.
Thankfully Alicia and Jay picked one of the best venues in all of Western North Carolina, The Farm - A Gathering Place. The Farm's accomplished head Chef designs a custom menu for each and every couple and the staff execute everything from casual to elegant perfectly. Alicia and Jay had a great mix of chic, vintage elegance. They hoped for a beautiful and traditional ceremony and a reception that would go down in history and that is exactly what happened. So much love, so much alcohol, (haha) dancing and laughter! The day was a complete success and we are thrilled to have been with them on their wedding day. Alicia and Jay are the type of people to change the world and make it a better place. So bookmark this blog post and come back one day when you see all the great things they've done!
**Starting out the day, Alicia wanted her girls to enjoy the Farm and lots of yummy food! We made sure to get photos of the spread because this was something that was done from the bride's heart**
Jordan wanted to make sure we were there to capture Alicia's reaction to his "wedding day" gift. It was truly one of the best and most thought out gifts we've ever seen a bride receive. For their love of travel and adventure together, they now had a "map" to track everything from the smallest day to one of their best.
Hair: Lola Salon and Gallery
Makeup: Blush Asheville Makeup Artists
Video: The Reel Weddings
Coordination: Bethany w/ The Farm
Florist: Flora Asheville
Cake Artist: Short Street Cakes
Invitations: Sweetest Beginnings