Alissa and Ian were married at the Country Club of Asheville and, as always, it provided a stunning setting for the ceremony with the surrounding golf course and back drop of the mountains.
This was also our first experience with the bride having a first look with the groomsmen. What a great moment with all the excitement and smiles! One of the groomsmen actually said “#@%&, Alissa! I have my car out back if you want to ditch Ian and run away with me!”
The ceremony was a riot. First, they had their dog as the ring bearer. He was SO excited to see everyone that he slipped out of his harness and started to run. Thankfully the ring MAN was there to grab the pup before he darted off through the crowd. Did I mention there was a ring MAN? There was also a flower WOMAN. Not only did she throw petals but she also passed out mini liquor bottles to the guests as she walked down the aisle. And last, their super witty friend conducted the ceremony in what was probably the most comical of all ceremonies we have ever witnessed. We loved capturing all the fun and laughter that this ceremony provided.
The reception afterward was on point with live music, nods to favorite bars, and some kind sports banter during a toast that was over our heads, LOL. Last, one of the most special moments happened when Alissa and friends and family gathered to Facetime her grandfather who could not attend the wedding. Even the distance couldn’t keep the warmth and love from spreading during this call. It was so beautiful to behold.
Congratulations Alissa and Ian!
Shout out to these professionals that made this day so amazing!
Wedding coordinator – Liz DeKoyer
Venue coordinator – Liz DeKoyer
Dress Designer – Made With Love
Where you purchased your dress – Lovely Bride Atlanta
Makeup artist – Nikki Marlowe
Hair designer – Amy Elizabeth
Floral designer – Leeann Mayes (Bride’s mom)
Caterer – Asheville Country Club
DJ or Band – Emerald Empire Band
Officiant – Shawn Warrender
Cake designer – Love and Butter Bakery-Kate Hutchinson
Rental company – Asheville Country Club
Limo or car service – Accents on Asheville