Sarah and Colin are both officers in the United States Military; they met at West Point and they currently live somewhere in the North Pole, well - close to, upstate New York! Sarah is from North Carolina and has close ties to Asheville and it seemed natural to host a fun and relaxed wedding in one of the best cities ever. Helping them plan the wedding was fun too. I remember when they booked us Sarah had the date booked at Pack's Tavern and said for the ceremony "we'll get it figured out" and they did! The ladies "getting ready" location was at the Hotel Indigo and the bride and groom opted for a first look before heading out on a trolley ride with the wedding party to the ceremony site in Hendersonville. Once we arrived at Burntshirt Vineyards we were able to complete all of the wedding party photos and most of the bride and groom creative photos because Sarah and Colin wanted to waste no time getting to Pack's Tavern and getting the reception started. It was a blessing that we planned the day the way we did because we JUST avoided heavy thunderstorms. Sarah and Colin and their family appreciated our super speed "formals" in order to get everyone back on the trolley to stay dry but we got back to downtown Asheville and got the party started sooner rather than later. One of the most fun and absolutely crazy aspects of the day was Sarah and Colin's duel bouquet/garter toss! Yep, we're not sure if we'd recommend that depending on the crowd because there could be some serious injuries if you have an energetic crowd; but it did make for some really good belly laughs and I'm sure, great memories! The whole day worked out just as it needed to. Thankfully a bride and groom who just let things flow and didn't stress too much about the weather and were just happy to getting married! We love our couples who keep their eye on the prize...each other!
Bridal Gown: Allure Bridal; New York Bride & Groom of Raleigh
Shoes: Kate Spade for Keds
Makeup: Powder me Pretty - Joanna Ferree
DJ: A Bride's DJ