what a beautiful day and a beautiful couple! ashley and kevin were married on the biltmore estate at lioncrest. the theme was one starry night, and the weather held out for us and gave us just that! there is nothing that i love better than to have a personalized ceremony...ashley's mom stood and read a tearjerker of a poem right before ashley and her dad walked down the aisle. now, i am known to cry at weddings ~ it doesn't matter how many we do, they just get me, but this along with their vows they wrote for each other was just beautiful. and the decor was just amazing thanks to the ever-so talented blossoms at biltmore park. the flowers you see above was an actual floral chandelier. ashley had seen a picture of one in a magazine, and it was executed to perfection. just fabulous! it was not long until the night was hoppin to the soundsof dylan from blazin' sounds entertainment. thank you very much to jeremy russell of corey mcnabb photography for the incredible pictures. jeremy, you were a pleasure to work with, and captured every moment of their wedding beautifully. you rock!!!
Monday, December 8, 2008
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
back in october we got the opportunity to put on the largest harp conference in the country right here in asheville, nc! this was a new type of event for us, as this was the first year we have been involved. we began planning in january for the big weekend...from lodging to registrations to meal plans ~ you name it we did it, and had so much fun! everyone was so incredibly nice, and just happy to be at this great retreat in the beautiful mountains. we have had grammy award winner harpist janet harbison as a presenter, that's her in the picture above. we are now working on the southeastern harp weekend 2009 ~ hope to see you there!
Monday, December 1, 2008
back in august jennifer got to the work with the two cute rebecca and ronnie, who had a fabulous event out at claxton farm. the beautiful floral design was done by beth at studio flora diva in the grove arcade, and photographer was the incredible aaron from aaron imaging. they had a beautiful and emotional ceremony under an arbor built by the bride's father, led by tim lolley. rebecca and ronnie ~ we wish you the best, and maybe we will see you in the small town of peak sometime!
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
our good friends at classic event rental suffered a major loss a couple of weeks ago. they had a massive fire at one of their warehouses during the night. we just wanted you to know that we are thinking of you, and all of you remain in our thoughts as you get through this and rebuild. please let us know what we can do to help!
thanks to corey mcnabb photography for the pic!
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
just thought i would share a few - leave it to us to go parasailing the day before tropical storm dolly rolled in - we actually were the last couple that went up before the storm. had i known what was going on, i may have thought about this one a little more - oh well, we had lots of fun! this gorgeous picture on the beach was shot by my husband ian - this was the storm coming onshore - and then there is me in the pouring rain. hey - you gotta have some fun! we had ran outside to see what was happening in a moment of no rain, and well, got caught in the rain. if you are already wet, you might as well get soaked!
Monday, October 20, 2008
so these pictures are long overdue - it seems september and october have just flown by as we have been in the craziness of wedding season....and it's been fun!
back in july, i had the great opportunity to travel to riveria maya, mexico to be with christie and brandon for their beautiful beachfront wedding. could life really get any better? not only did i get to do what i love, but also reconnect with an old friend. you see, christie and i graduated high school together ~ and had not chatted since then. you gotta love the internet and how you can find old friends! we had so much fun ~ and even braved tropical storm dolly together! thankfully ole' dolly decided to make her presence a few days after the wedding. the funniest part was we had no clue why the weather had all of a sudden taken this turn for the worst...thanks again to the web, we found dolly had quickly formed, and was making her way right across us! it was not bad enough to leave, but bad enough you hoped it did not get any worse!
christie and brandon ~ ian and i had lots of fun, and we must get together for a miami vice soon! take care and we wish you the best!
Tuesday, September 9, 2008
nothing is more flattering than to have a former wedding planner and a florists' son to ask you to help plan their wedding. thanks to kristin and paul, jennifer got the pleasure of working with them for a few short months. they had quite the swanky soiree at zealandia on beaucatcher mountain, and the decor was just breathtaking thanks to the flower gallery. jill with realities photography did a fabulous job at capturing the night and all the emotion and the fun. best wishes kristin and paul!
Sunday, August 17, 2008
on august 2, ashley and howard got married in downtown asheville, and had there reception at the brand new doubletree ballroom, which was fabulous! if you are looking for a great space to hold a large crowd, give yolanda adams a call! thanks to tiffany's baking co. for the yummy cake and to sarah whitmeyer for the pics...and as usual, thanks to blossoms for the beautiful blooms :)
Friday, August 8, 2008
our thanks to the bride's book and their readers for giving verge events the 2008 reader's choice award for the second year in a row! we consider ourselves so lucky to be able to do what we love everyday. thank you for allowing us so to continue to be a part of your wedding day.
Monday, August 4, 2008
back on a monday in june, we had so much fun with erika and rick. erika was fabulous from the beginning, and i loved helping her design her wedding! she loved lavendar, anything vintage, and j and s cafeteria pies ~ which were the "cake". i loved their individuality, and their love for each other. she vowed to watch dr. who, and he vowed to rub her feet every night. they were married at beautiful homewood, and we loved meeting the girls from whitebox weddings ~ check out the fabulous pics! i hope you are lovin' boston and miss maya is doing well, take care!
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
Sunday, June 29, 2008
so as i began reading our blogs from the wedding season, i realized i have failed to mention a key person, the officiant tim lolley. we will do everything we can to make your day perfect and seamless, but the one thing we can't do is marry you! and that is why we love tim...he is reliable, has fantastic ceremonies, and just an all around great guy. he has done most of our weddings this season, and we look forward to many more! thanks tim :)
we had great weddings on memorial day weekend, and one of them was that of heather and scott at lake eden. when i first met heather last summer, she had a very clear image in her head of what her wedding day looked like ~ and that vision was incredible! she had a southern themed vision in her head, complete with fabulous southern treats from the colorful palate, a beautiful pink, brown, and lace color scheme, and you gotta love a smores bar! not just hershey bars for the chocolate ~ we had reese's peanut butter cups, heath bars, and the list could go on...yum! the cake was fabulous, thanks to cakes by jane. and of course the whole day was captured by michael juiliano... check out this slideshow!
Monday, June 23, 2008
we had a crazy weekend of events on june 14 ~ and seeing this couple so happy reminds us of why we do this every week. jennifer and melissa [our rockin' intern] was with beth and paxton for their wedding at lake eden in black mountain. they just had so much fun the whole night ~ and the pictures certainly show it...thanks to tuesday's frog for the pics. and of course, major props to blossoms at biltmore park for the fabulous decor! this tent by artful shelter was just phenomenal, and party band crocodile smile had the party hoppin :)
Friday, June 20, 2008
for the past year, i have had so much fun getting to know, and becoming friends with, jennifer and mike. jenn and i just hit it off from the start, and i looked forward to every meeting we had. what a great wedding they had at the pavilion on crest mountain ~ we could not have asked for better weather! we had a consistent theme of green and yellow and lemons and limes oh my! the floral and decor was phenomenal, as usual, by blossoms at biltmore park. we were complete with sofa lounge and cigar bar and fantastic wine made by the groom's father. and the cake...well, it may take the cake. it was fabulous ~ thanks chez nous!
jenn and mike ~ you guys were wonderful, and i am looking forward to our margaritas soon :) thanks to my hubby for shooting these pics right before the wedding began, and helping me every weekend!
on may 17, jennifer had the pleasure of working with jennifer and will at their beautiful wedding! the ceremony was held at the gazebo on beautiful crest mountain, with the reception following at on broadway. the flowers from the purple iris were beautiful, and of course the pictures all rock, thanks to jill from realities photography. thanks for letting us share in your day!
and here is a few more from jackie and perry's wedding from may 10 on the vista of the inn on biltmore estate. dana from orange cat photo was the photographer ~ and as usual, was wonderful to work with!
we got these pictures in from pinho photography of chris and naill's wedding at the biltmore estate. the ceremony was held in the butterfly garden with the reception on the terrace ~ it was breathtaking! thanks for the pictures frank and heather!
Tuesday, May 20, 2008
for nine months, ian and i have waited for this bundle of love from our best friends, justin and matt. we have been so fortunate to be a part of their pregnancy ~ they told us by showing us the ultrasound, we got to help in the nursery, throw them a baby shower, and got the call bright and early this morning that it was that time. mattie [as i lovingly call him] called and asked if we were ready to have a baby today...needless to say we were in the car in 15 minutes! ian and i have always called him 'baby d', because we did not know if it was a boy or a girl.
and now baby d has a name, and his name is jack, and he is beautiful! my heart and congratulations go to justin and mattie ~ we love you, and so happy to have this new one to love...you guys are in our thoughts and we hope that jack is ready to come home soon!