Monday, August 3, 2009

hold tight folks....

we've got a new blog coming your way! we, meaning the hubby and i, are hard at work on it...stay tuned!

Monday, July 20, 2009

blog love! wedding featured!

thanks so much to with this ring for featuring the wedding of wendy and stephen!  they had a beautiful wedding at deerpark on the biltmore estate.  we will be posting pics soon of this wedding.  in the meantime, check it out here!

Friday, July 10, 2009

teaser from cutler and cristin...

there will be many more pictures to come from this great wedding this past weekend at biltmore. we were lucky enough to be the first ceremony to take place at their new venue diana with the reception at deerpark.  the weather was absolutely incredible!  perfect weekend for a wedding.

needless to say, both cristin and cutler as well as myself were a little emotional that day.  we have been working with them for over a year, and they were really just a true joy.  right after the ceremony we definitely were emotional ~ and the incredible jill schwarzkopf  captured these moments... and it just gives me chills!  here is a teaser with much more to come....

Thursday, July 9, 2009

need a videographer?

our friends over at digital video memories are offering a deal for brides until september ~ so thought we would pass it along!  

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

such sweet thank yous!

nothing warms my heart more than receiving a thank you note in the mail after the wedding ~ we couldn't help but share some of the nice things some of our recent couples had to say!

nicole, dan and i cannot even express how much we've appreciated your help this past year!  you have been an amazing wedding planner - and going beyond planning to offering yourself ad a friend, confidant, and advisor.  we truly hope to come back to asheville after the wedding and have a nice long visit ;) ...we wish you the best of luck - thanks for everything!  all our love and appreciation, rachel and dan

Jennifer,  Stephen and I cannot get over what a tremendous job you and your team did in making our wedding so special.  We couldn't have done it without you!  Thanks so much.  You are the best!  Wendy 

Thank you so much for your assistance in helping us find the right place to have our party.  The barn was great, the food was fabulous, and everyone enjoyed the band!  It was a great time for all.  You did a wonderful job planning the entire wedding and it was certainly a lot to plan and execute.  The wedding was beautiful and the entire weekend a great success.  Thanks again, Carol and Bill, parents of the groom

Monday, June 29, 2009

sarah + rob

sarah and rob were married at the fabulous new grand bohemian hotel here in asheville.  we were thrilled to be a part of their day, and had so much fun getting to know them!  they were not only an adorable couple,  but had an absolutely stunning wedding as well.  as you can tell, blue was the color of the day ~ don't you just love her shoes?!?  and the jewelry?!?  fabulous.  
as sarah would say, "it is so stinkin cute!"... best of luck sarah and rob, and stay in touch!

fabulous vendors:
{venue/caterer} the grand bohemian asheville {officiant} howard hangar {photographer} jen hunt photography {florist} studio flora diva {ceremony music} bruce lang {reception music} blazin sounds entertainment {hair} suraj spa salon {makeup artist} e. scott thompson {photo booth} carolina photo booth {rehearsal dinner venue and caterer} stovetrotters

Friday, June 26, 2009

fun wedding facts!

this month, weddingbells' annual reader survey [based in canada] released some fun facts for weddings in today's crazy market...thought you would enjoy!

48% of grooms ask permission from the father of the bride

59% of grooms get down on one knee

21% of engagements take place in december, the top month!

29.5, average age of engaged woman

75% of couples live together before getting married

89% of grooms will not see the dress before the wedding day

69% of brides will take their fiance's last name

have a great weekend!  lots of great spring wedding pics coming soon!

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

diana opens at biltmore!

the biltmore estate has a beautiful new venue called diana, and man is it gorgeous!  it truly is breathtaking, and a fabulous place for any event.    the unveiling of diana was on tuesday night, and we were fortunate enough to be invited and join in the festivities.  this picture really does not do it was taken from my phone - so my apologies!  cannot wait to have an event here!

feature: four seasons films highlight video

we had the pleasure of working with paul and holly from four seasons films last fall for a beautiful wedding on the front lawn at the biltmore estate.  they are true masters in the art of cinematography, and give you an incredible film of your wedding day captured.  take a moment and check it out, as they are now featured on the verge website!

Monday, June 8, 2009

verge team in action

thought i would post a few pics from a few members of the verge team hard at work setting up for wendy and stephen's wedding at deerpark on the biltmore to come soon!  the details were fabulous!  this is me, ian, jennifer, and our fabulous intern corinne.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

few days in miami

we had a few days of work/play in miami, and thought i would share a few pics.  it was my first time in this fun town ~ and cant wait to visit it again already.  it was wonderful to lay by the pool some and read a good book.  [my sister's keeper = kleenex!] we got to spend some great time with amber holritz, a phenomenal photographer, and had some great dinners exploring south beach.  i almost even worked up enough courage to get a tattoo at miami ink ~ but couldn't decide what to get...any suggestions?

Thursday, May 21, 2009

elizabeth + barron

i never have the opportunity to say this ~ but i love teachers!  and i believe almost everyone in this family is in education! i believe that it takes a very special person to teach, educate, and love like a teacher does ~ and this family was full of love.  the engagement started with barron, when he got down on one knee to elizabeth while she was at school!  he had pre-arranged everything, and even had the local newspaper from marion to cover the surprise proposal! their fall wedding took place in their hometown of marion ~ the ceremony took place at first baptist, where elizabeth's parents got married years ago, and was followed by a reception at the lake club at lake james.  and they had a little love from family ~ the dad is also a caterer, and man was the food yummy!  they also had family friends sing in the ceremony, and it was breathtaking.  the night got a little chilly, but they kept it hot on the dance floor and had a great time!  

thanks to regina holder for the pictures, classic event rental for taking everything to marion for me!  flowers: it can be arranged in marion, makeup: e. scott thompson, reception music: balsam range and ben webb

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

most rewarding day

today was one of the most rewarding days of my life, and a moment i will never forget.  verge events and our sister company studio wed participated in a drive for sleep tight kids, a nonprofit started by the talented jill schwarzkopf of realities photography.  sleep tight kids donates money or bedtime related items for children, including clothing, blankets, toys, and books, either directly to needy families or through partnerships with other non-profit organizations supporting needy families, with a focus on families in Western North Carolina.  The goal of the corporation is to promote feelings of hope and comfort in children as they lay their heads to rest each night.

today jill invited me to go donate with her at a women's shelter and it was all i could do to hold it together.  we took some of the items from the benefit drive at the end of april ~ and it was like christmas morning to some of these kids.  we didn't really know what to we were escorted in, my heart began to sink a little, prepping myself for the emotion i knew i was going to have.  all of a sudden, any problem going on in my life, disappeared.  this giving put everything into perspective, and you realize how fortunate you are to have a place to lay your head at night.  some moms had hope and some had fear...the gut wrenching emotion that just tugs at your heartstrings.  you realize that right now, in your small town usa, there is someone that is hurting ~ there is a child who needs pajamas, a book, a blanket, anything.   one of the families let jill take a few pictures, which she has shared with us.  when we left, all we could do is cry and know that we had to keep doing this.

i am asking you, whether it is money or donation, please donate to this cause.  even if it is $5 or just one pair of pj's,  i cannot tell you the importance of donating to help these families.

Monday, May 18, 2009

sneak peak at sarah!

check out our beautiful bride's engagement shots and bridals taken by jen hunt out of charlotte.  sarah and rob were married this past weekend at the new bohemian hotel in asheville!  more on their wedding to come soon ;)

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

betsy + heath

betsy and heath were married at the beautiful homewood last fall, and they could not have asked for a better fall day to be married by tim lolley.  the weather was perfect, and the leaves were just in their most beautiful peak colors, as you can see from the images above from the ever so talented aaron hogsed of aaron imaging. they had fantastic food from 28806 and cake by city bakery - don't you just love this handmade monogrammed runner?  tip for couples: put the monogram on each side and have pillows made from it later as a keepsake!  once again, blossoms at biltmore park did such a great job with pulling all of the floral together beautifully.  and betsy is just as naturally beautiful as they come - and e. scott thompson perfected her makeup for the day.