Elizabeth + David’s Grand Bohemian Wedding!

Elizabeth and David… aka Dr Dray and Mr Rogers had a stunningly beautiful Grand Bohemian wedding back in August. You guys! I will say more about this awesome wedding throughout but for now you HAVE to read the answers they gave to the questionnaire we sent them. Michael and I laughed so hard when we read it. Elizabeth and David are a delight to comedy!

A bit about Elizabeth:
Elizabeth is a professional urologist and amateur Game of Thrones theorist .

A bit about David:
David is a software developer who typically makes excellent decisions.  Notable exceptions to this include taking up piano at a late age and signing up for Tinder.

How did you meet?
We swiped right.

Describe your first date?
Envision a freshman film appreciation class and then imagine it with drunk 35 year olds.

How long have you been together?
2.5 years.

What are your favorite hobbies and activities to do as a couple?
We enjoy talking and not talking. We could talk or not talk all day and still have things to not talk about.

Who popped the question and HOW?
David proposed in Central Park during a surprise trip to New York. Elizabeth caught on to this ruse after he responded to “what do you want to do today?” with “would you like to go shopping?”.

Why did you pick Asheville and The Grand Bohemian?
Asheville is Elizabeth’s hometown and David has an affinity for taxidermy.

What adjective best describes your spouse on your wedding day?
David: Elated
Elizabeth: Sedated

What tangible detail of your wedding day did you love the most?
Riding in Elizabeth’s godfather’s 1965 Rolls-Royce.

How many guests attended the wedding?
80

What did you and your guests eat at the reception?
Elizabeth enjoyed a steady diet of pure anxiety-induced epinephrine, the remainder of the guests dined on steak and sea bass.

What was the flavor of your wedding cake?
Italian zuccotto

What is the one of the funniest things that happened on your wedding day?
An unforeseen flood resulting from our structurally unsound champagne fountain.

What was your first dance song and why did you pick it?
The Promise, and we kind of didn’t. We were expecting Wild Horses, which led to a few moments of confusion before we ultimately busted out our meticulously choreographed dance moves (sway, sway, sway, repeat).

What stood out to you the most when you think of your wedding?
David: The way Elizabeth looked.
Elizabeth: The way I looked.

What is on your “bucket list” to do together as a married couple?
We would like to go on safari, but as my parents are convinced that 100% of people who go on safari are trampled by rhinoceroses, we may need to settle for Busch Gardens.

This wedding was so gorgeous you guys! Shout out to Beth and her team from Studio Flora Diva on their masterpieces!


This delicious cake was done by the amazing Karen Donatelli!

Elizabeth and her 2 bridesmaids were such a joy to be around.


I love this moment with Elizabeth’s dad and David.



Elizabeth’s necklace was made from her grandmother’s broach. I love the sentiment behind this necklace.

That bouquet though… Amazing!


Hair by the awesome Jenna who was working with Blush Asheville.

I am IN LOVE with Elizabeth’s unique bridal gown.




Shout out to Wendy with Blush Asheville for this amazing-ness. I mean, Elizabeth is already gorgeous. Wendy just enhanced that with her mad skills.


Mr. Rogers killing it in front of the camera.



This is quiet possibly one of our favorite photos ever… and it was completely by accident. Meriah was just shooting photos of Elizabeth in her godfather’s 1965 Rolls-Royce. Little did I realize that her godfather’s reflection was in the window as he was helping her in.


Off to the church! The Ceremony was held at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church.

Flower crowns on the flower girls. This is the best!






Elizabeth and her mother having a beautiful moment together. Elizabeth left her bouquet with St. Mary.

Brother.











Game of thrones?



Grand Bohemian weddings are some of our favorites. This ballroom is GORGEOUS.



Dr. Dray and Mr. Rogers.
















Toast and welcome by the Father of the Father of the Bride.



Elizabeth’s lovely, lovely mother! (A judge here in Asheville!)





This champagne fountain pouring will go down in history. He did so well… Elizabeth though… 😉


Toast by the MOH!




This was a first for us! Cigars with the bride and her people. Why not?!

Congrats Elizabeth and David! Your wedding day was so much fun. We loved getting to meet you both and celebrate with you!

Shout out to these professionals that made this day so incredible.

Wedding Ceremony Venue: St. Mary’s Episcopal Church Asheville
Reception Venue: The Asheville Grand Bohemian Hotel
Wedding Corrdination and Planning by: M+J Events
Floral: Studio Flora Diva
Makeup and Hair: Wendy and Jenna with Blush Asheville
Calligraphy: Catherine Langsdorf with Long Village Studio
Cocktail Hour Music: Richard Shulman on the baby grand piano
Reception Band: Kat Williams and The RStrio
Cake by: Karen Donatelli
Rentals: Classic Event Rental and BBJ Linens

To Check out more of our work check out our Asheville Wedding galleries.

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