Tucked in an enchanting valley this gorgeous venue with a mountain setting has a rustic elegance about it and has great lodging onsite! I love the owners of this place! Wonderful place! Wonderful people!
Hidden River Events
A river runs through a lovely valley, a spectacular mountain backdrop, authentic treatment, quality vendors at discounted rates- even a horse drawn carriage…
This place reminds me of the golden black-oak studded hills of California. So lovely! Totally private! If you have a weakness in your heart for cowboy culture…
Another outdoor mountain venue with so much to offer! A rustic chapel, a wonderful lake (swimming!), an awesome pavilion, a country cabin, camping if you wish and even a romantic orchard….!
Events By Kiersa
In a nutshell: Kiersa is awesome! She also has great taste, a great sense of style and an appreciation for culture that I really enjoy! I love to laugh with Kiersa. (Did I mention that she has a great sense of humor?)
Tamara has the gift of being extremely cool under bigtime pressure! Somehow she makes it look easy! She has an amazing resume of experience and is a wonderful communicator! She always excecutes beautifully and puts everyone at ease!
Have you checked out everthing Explore Asheville has to offer by way of planning resources. (I'm sure that you have!) If not...
Aria Floral’s work is like botanical sculpture! The focus is on the unique natural beauty of botanical objects~ it is bold, lush, beautiful and like nothing else I’ve ever seen before!
Elaine uses locally grown flowers and what she creates is vibrant and spectacular! Her work is not only "green" but definitely "a" typical which I really like. I have see her use lichen, moss, thistles, cats comb and other sculptural, artistic types of botanicals to create such vibrant and beautiful work!
This is my favorite European style café in town. The Chocolate Espresso Torte has to be tried- to be believed! One of my favorite brides even had it as part of her wedding cake spread! (Great choice Christina!) I love Maria’s style and I share her taste. This would be a great venue for a café brunch or bridal shower etc. as well!
Scott Duncan Video
Any time I show up at a wedding and find out that I am working with Scott I am psyched! What a nice guy! And an ARTIST! His prices are very reasonable and I have always heard only rave reviews!!
This team of guys are so genuine and professional! Their work is amazing! I just watched a sample of their work from a wedding that we shot together at the NC Arboretum and it made me cry!
Trent's musical knowledge and personality blow me away! He really knows how to get a party going and he is has skills with being an MC too! (He also happens to DJ on the local radio station WCQS)! He can rock it big time and is funny, smart, a free spirit, and just plain IN TO IT!
OK Folks. Dylan rocks it like at a club! Seriously! He is simply put a very cool guy with
cool AWESOME music! You will be psyched!
The Black Walnut
This is the perfect place for a small and intimate wedding celebration. I have shot 3 incredible weddings here and have just fallen in love with everything about it! The owners Lori and Peter White are great fun and Lori makes the most delicious and exquisite food! The grounds are gorgeous and the rooms are lush and beautifully appointed.
So very elegant in every way!
Stylish, modern, elegant, and affordable. Great downtown location with stellar views!!!
For a truly romantic mountain experience here is a link to a treasure in the mountains! The Heavenly Hideaway Cabin is SO nice and the hot tub on the private balcony make it even nicer...but I think that an early morning of nothing but your true love, fresh blueberries (from the farm), mountain air, and love birds singing outside your window is the way to go- hands down!
Guadalupe has an amazing talent for creating beauty and the overall experience is a multi sensory one with wine, art, music, and massage (not to mention the fact that when you leave you will look so good that you will turn heads and stop traffic…)!
Favorite Restaurants in town:
Hector Diaz (owner also of Salsas and Chorizo) is a creative genius with a passion for creating unique, beautiful, and incredibly delectable food. He also cares a great deal about sustainability and supports local and organic food vendors!
With exotic décor, the flavors that you will find here are so intensely delicious! Owner Anoop Krishnan cares about authenticity and exceptionality. Savor the food as you listen to ambient modern music, watch black and white Bali wood videos, and sip on a cooling mango lassie! Heaven! The chicken cooked in a traditional tandoor oven is the best that I have had ever!
This restaurant makes me feel like I am in a romantic novel for some reason! Like The Old Man and the Sea/Hemingway meets The Great Ocean/Neruda... The food and ambiance is great... not to mention the rum! ; )
Mauricio is amazing! Anyone who can deliver delicious perfectly cooked filet mignon to a December wedding without power during the biggest snow storm of the year simply is a master of his craft!
Her palette is synchronistic with my favorite flavors! It reminds me of the ingredients that are found in Napa Valley and in California fusion cuisinie... (toasted walnuts, goat cheese, beautiful tarts, garlicky dips....) This is food that will add so much to the romance of your big day! Fresh, beautiful, savory, delectible.... Absolutely the best food that I have experienced at a wedding! AMAZING!!!
Wedding Party Gifts:
This is such a cool idea for a wedding party, or parent's gift that goes along with the Appalacian them for an Asheville destination wedding! (green baby, green!) Jonathan makes these boards from locally reclaimed hardwoods. Here is a blurb from his website:
"The rich natural heritage of the Southern Appalachian region is captured artfully and sustainably in each hand-made wood-crafted piece. May the trees that shape these treasured gifts provide a personal connection to nature and, ultimately, a deeper awareness about the environment."