Cakey and Mark’s Omni Grove Park Wedding this past October was simply stunning and TOO much fun. Michael and I found ourselves smiling so, so much throughout the day. So much so that our cheeks hurt!
This moment with Cakey and Mark is probably our favorite. She was so so happy after being pronounced that she cried happy tears the whole way back down the aisle.
Let’s back up to the beginning of the day. The weather was super perfect. The sun was shining but it wasn’t too hot!
Although they didn’t get the leaf color they desired the floral more than made up for the lack of color on the trees. This is Meriah’s favorite kind of floral… lots and lots of color! Luck with The Flower Gallery of Asheville nailed it.
First look moments.
The chemistry between these two is FOR REAL.
The bridal party was WAY too much fun.
I mean… they wanted goofy shots as well as the more formal shots.
We laughed so hard when we were editing these photos!
Again… this floral! <3 <3 <3
Let the ceremony begin! Mary with Mary Bell Events did a great job getting everyone where they needed to be and down the aisle. We love working with her and her team. They are always super organized!
These are always some of our favorite moments. Michael often follows the couple out of the ceremony to capture these congratulatory moments. There were loads of happy tears and smiles. You can tell that Cakey and Mark are well loved.
Cheers to this amazing couple.
We love it when the bride doesn’t mind to scale a wall. Meriah’s shot is on the left and Michael’s shot is on the right. While photographing the bride and groom, Meriah often shoots wide and Michael shoots tight producing totally different styles of photos!
It’s all in the details, and this wedding had some great ones!
We popped out for a few sunset shots. We were not disappointed with this gorgeous sunset!
The band Cashmere ATL brought it! We loved the party that broke out due to their amazing music.
Why not repurpose that wedding arch to add to the gorgeous cake table?
Toast by the Father of the Bride made us laugh so so much.
Let the party continue!
Congrats Cakey and Mark! Michael and I wish you nothing but the absolute best as you begin this new chapter in your story!
Shout out to these professionals that made this day so amazing!
Venue: Omni Grove Park Inn– Seely Pavilion
Venue Planner: Annie with Grove Park Inn
Planner: Mary Bell Events
Hair: Elizabeth and Bethany w/Bella Chic
Makeup: Ali with Ali Lawless
Florist: Luck w/ Flower Gallery of Asheville
Ceremony Musician/Cocktail Hour: Brandon Crocker
Reception Music: Cashmere ATL
Officiant: Jena Manilla (A friend of the Bride and Groom!)
Cake Baker: Omni Grove Park Inn
Rentals: Classic Event Rentals
Lighting: Paul Jackson
We love that Alissa and Joseph got married during the golden hour. Their Omni Grove Park Inn Wedding was stunning and the sunlight beaming through during the ceremony made the photos dreamy and romantic!
The Mountain View Terrace at the Grove Park Inn has a gorgeous view of the Blue Ridge Mountains and is an amazing place for a wedding.
Let’s back up to the beginning of the day. This ceremony floral was designed by the amazing Flora.
As you can tell, we love our mountains, and love using them in our props. 🙂
Makeup and hair provided by the fabulous Blush Asheville.
Alissa mad a simply drop dead gorgeous bride.
And that Joe was super dashing, especially in a suit!
It’s all in the details.
A spontaneous first look with the Mother of the Bride. This was not planned and we never get first looks with moms. This was a beautiful moment.
Now it is time for the first look with dad.
Lots of tears and sweet moments between this daughter and her parents.
Alissa wrote a letter to her parents to have them read out loud with her. You can really tell that Alissa has a special relationship with her parents.
Onward to the first look with the main man, Joseph.
Capturing the wedding day means capturing everything that happens. Even the fact that Joseph got stung by a bee on the hand RIGHT before first look! This is him showing Alissa the sting. I know it hurt but it did bring a good laugh for the two of them!
Da’ gals and da’ fellas and that view!
He was the coolest and kindest. We loved Joseph!
She says she feels awkward when having her photo made. But, oh my! This gal is rocking that veil. Simply stunning.
Let the ceremony begin!
We had a bit of a breeze during the ceremony which actually made the weather feel quiet nice. However, that veil did its own thing. (We kind of dug that!)
When grown men cry… we love that. (We may have had a tear in our eye too!)
These two and their chemistry…
Onward to the reception.
Cheers to whoever made them laugh this much. We love this moment!
That sunset was magnificent!
Even the cake had a view of it.
First dance with the best band ever! The Royal Suits.
Welcome by the parents of the bride.
Toast and cake time!
We love going back and capturing night time details if we can!
This party was so much fun. When there is a good band you can’t help but have a great time! Alissa and Joseph danced the night away together! Congrats Joseph and Alissa! We wish you all the best in the world!
Shout out to these professionals that made this day happen!
Wedding planning and design- Sarah with Verge Events
Dress Designer – Ramona Kaveza
Where you purchased your dress – Warren Barron Bridal (Dallas, TX)
Makeup artist – Wendy with Blush Asheville
Hair designer – Amanda with Blush Asheville
Floral designer – Flora
Caterer – Omni Grove Park Inn
Band – Royal Strings (Cocktail Hour/Ceremony) Royal Suits (Reception)
Officiant – Philip Lingle with Asheville Marriages
Cake designer – Omni Grove Park Inn
Rental company – Classic Event Rental
Wedding hashtag- ‘Joetookaneber’
Emiley and Dylan had a Jeter Mountain Farm Wedding back in September. This was our first wedding at Jeter and we were impressed by the beauty of this venue.
I, Meriah, love this family so much. I grew up going to the same church as Emiley’s parents, Heather and Byron, and Emiley’s grandparents, Diane and Bobby. Diane still kisses me on the cheek every time I see her. And Heather and Byron’s wedding was the second wedding I attended as a kid.
Michael and I were so excited to get to share in this special day. Emiley was a stunning bride and Dylan was a easy going, handsome groom.
The “getting ready” portion of the day with the gals was so so much fun.
Flawless did an incredible job on Emiley’s makeup!
SO many beautiful moments between these two.
Mrs. Betty has been doing bridal hair for this family for years!
First look with the bridesmaids!
First look with Dylan
First look with Dad.
These moments with Emiley and her family are some of my favorites.
These two have great smiles…
And amazing Vogue and GQ looks as well!
Last look in the mirror before walking the aisle with dad.
I know Byron, we were all a bit teary eyed!
Mr. and Mrs. Powell!
Onward to the reception!
These salt and pepper shakers belonged to Emiley’s Granny and Papaw. They had a huge collection from their lives together.
Dance with dad.
Dancing with mom.
The anniversary dance was a lot of fun. Emiley’s grandparents, Bobby and Diane had been married the longest. Fifty years and one week!
Congrats Emiley and Dylan!! Thank you so much for allowing us to share in your amazing day.
Shout out to these awesome people that made this day happen!
Wedding coordinator – Shonda Davis, 3 Oaks Studio
Venue coordinator – Kayla Hunter, Jeter Mountain Farm
Where you purchased your dress – The Gilded Gown
Makeup artist – Flawless Airbrush Asheville
Hair designer – Betty Anderson
Floral designer – 3 Oaks Studio and Diane Phillips
Caterer – Appalachian Smoke
DJ- Jason Wyatt
Officiant – Heath Davis
Cake designer – Cakes by Andrea Hollifield
Rental company – Classic Event Rentals
Videographers- That Wedding Ninja
Wedding hashtag- #FinallyThePowells