Western North Carolina Mountain Wedding Video that Will Give you Goosebumps

Every now and again a gem lands in my inbox and I cannot help but share it. Kristine from White in Revery did a superb job of capturing the essence of western North Carolina and the spirit of Brett and Rachel’s destination mountain wedding! This video reminds me of how romantic rainy day weddings are!

Here are some screen shots from the wedding. We tried to track down the photographer but couldn’t. I also want to draw your attention to all the professionals who made this gorgeous wedding possible, and made it possible for every guest to truly enjoy the day. Don’t forget to check out Rachel’s awesome Hindsight Wedding Advice below. Enjoy!Continue Reading

Heartfelt Backyard Wedding in South Lake Tahoe

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Every now and again, a truly extraordinary wedding with few reception details, but with many heartfelt emotional details, comes across my desk.  Sarah and Matt’s gorgeous South Lake Tahoe wedding, artfully captured by Madeline Druce, is about family, friends and love. Sarah shows that you don’t need a bunch of reception details to have an amazing wedding, and Madeline Druce shows the power of great photography to capture the most precious moments of teh day. I especially love that family and friends made fresh, homemade strawberry short cake for dessert.
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5 Ways to Handle Family Wedding Drama without Turning into a Bridezilla

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Do Your Friends and Family Have Opinions About Your Wedding That Don’t Match Yours?

Whether you’ve dreamed about this day since you were five, squirreling away bridal magazines as a girl, or you just started thinking through the details during a post-engagement weekend binge on Pinterest, you now have some ideas for your wedding. And they’re good ones.

  • You have ideas that uniquely express who you are as a couple;
  • That haven’t been done or seen before in your circle of friends;
  •  That you’re sure will wow and delight your guests.

You’re excited to share them with your closest friends and family.  But before you can even fully EXPLAIN your idea to have barn wood table runners and menus embroidered on linen, some fool in your family poo-poos it.

That’s not “wedding material,” they snipe.

Or, “That’s tacky.”

Or worse, “Why would you want to do THAT!?”

You feel like punching someone in the face.

It’s YOUR Wedding!

Didn’t they get the memo? This is YOUR wedding! Grrr.

Whoops! That’s not you. Now your bridezilla reaction has filled you with self-loathing.  Because you’re NOT a bridezilla. You’re just pissed because you have some good ideas and no one seems to want to hear them!

Still, you really want everyone to be happy and have good time at your wedding. So you find yourself in a dilemma. Should you do what’s in your heart, or capitulate to the masses?

Neither!

Here’s how to handle family wedding drama without taking the express train to Crazytown!

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Planning an Asheville Wedding | An Interview with Nicole Riley

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Verge Events is a wedding planning studio, owned by Nicole Riley and based in the beautiful mountains in Asheville, North Carolina. Nicole’s team consists of skilled wedding planners + designers that can help you plan a mountain wedding of your dreams. Whether you have always dreamed of a traditional wedding, a vintage wedding, something completely over the top, or somewhere in between, Nicole and her team can help take your ideas and dreams for your Asheville or western North Carolina wedding and make them come to life.

Here are some highlights from the interview

Seating Chart Rustic Asheville wedding | Photography by Tuesday's Frog | Event Planning by Verge Events

Tip for finding the right vendors:

  • Hire wedding professionals that know each other and has worked together before.
  • Ask other wedding professionals who they like to work with.
  • Feel free to check out Studio Wed, a complementary wedding planning studio

Other hot topics:

  • The difference between a day-of coordinator, a venue coordinator, an event stylist and a wedding planner and how to determine what you need.
  • How to know if Asheville is the right place for your mountain wedding.
  • Seasonal differences, weather, and other things to keep in mind when you’re planning your Asheville wedding.Continue Reading