We literally met this couple on their wedding day. We’ve never even seen them outside of their wedding attire. So, we didn’t know what to expect when it came to Chelsea and Elliot’s personalities. (This may be the scariest thing about our job!) However, we took to them instantly. They were super chill and laid back and made us laugh often.
One of the things we liked most about Chelsea and Elliot was their love for their pups. It was so neat how they incorporated them into their day.
Another thing we loved about their day was their reception!! It was at the new Foundry Hotel in downtown Asheville.
It is crazy to imagine that this used to be an abandoned building just a few years ago.
Chelsea had the BEST smile. No “fakey smile” for her. Her whole face lit up when she smiled. So genuine!
We were so excited that even in mid-November there was still color on the trees! So naturally, the first look was under this gorgeous yellow tree.
Chelsea’s bouquet and flowers were by the fabulous BobbyMark’s Designs. Close up shots of this baby was a must!
One of our favorite kinds of backdrops for photos
Moments with the parents.
Candids of the bridal party!
Chelsea is an Asheville School alumni. So she chose to come back and get married in this glorious chapel!
Our trolley ride to the Foundry Hotel was so much fun.
Seriously one of the coolest lobbies in town.
Onward to cocktail hour!
You can tell that this couple is LOVED.
That cake though…
But the pies from Baked Pie Company was our personal favorite treat!
Introducing this amazing couple.
Dinner was “family style”. This seemed to bring that added dose of camaraderie to the evening.
These dances brought loads of smiles as well.
The party was quite the fuel for “moment junkies” like us.
Final song, final cheers.
Congrats Chelsea and Elliot! We wish you all the best as you enter this new chapter in your story!
Shout out to these professionals that made this day so amazing!
Venues: Asheville School Chapel and Foundry Hotel
Planning and Floral: BobbyMark’s Design
Hair and Makeup: Blush Asheville
Ceremony music: Carolina music planner
DJ: Sound Explosion
Cake: Sweet Elegance
Pies: Baked Pie Company
Catering: Foundry Hotel
Now enough from us! Here is a bit more from this awesome couple…
A bit about Chelsea: grew up in the Asheville area, went to Presbyterian College then got a job in Charlotte, currently sells construction equipment for Carolina CAT.
A bit about Elliott: grew up in Charlotte, went to App State returned to Charlotte after graduation and went into residential construction, currently a superintendent for Jade Mountain Builders.
How did you meet? Through a mutual friend in Charlotte at a party.
Describe your first date? It was at Heist Brewery, fun fact we never discussed if we were meeting there or if I was being picked up so I was 30 minutes late because I assumed I was being picked up.
How long have you been together? Since April 2015
What are your favorite hobbies and activities to do as a couple? Going to concerts, breweries, traveling and hiking.
Who popped the question and HOW? New Year’s Eve before we went to a Avett Brothers Concert.
Why did you pick Asheville school and the Foundry Hotel? I’m (Chelsea) a Asheville School alum, I loved my time there and I’m glad I had the opportunity to get married there. Honestly, we got a great deal to have the reception there, haha. But we did love the exposed brick and industrial feel of the hotel.
What adjective best describes your spouse on your wedding day? Excited and calm
What tangible detail of your wedding day did you love the most? (Cake, dress, special item?) our dog cake topper
How many guests attended the wedding? 120
What did you and your guests eat at the reception? Short rib, mashed potatoes, braised kale and all the pie from baked pie.
What was the flavor of your wedding cake? Vanilla, we were more excited about the pie, haha!
What is the one of the funniest things that happened on your wedding day? After the reception we went to Packs Tavern and we had the dog “Fat Heads” with us and a woman came up to us and offered to pay us for Walters “Fat Head” and she ended up taking it home with her.
What was your first dance song and why did you pick it? “Swept Away” by the Avett brothers, Elliott was playing it when he proposed.
What stood out to you the most when you think of your wedding? It was so much fun! It shows what amazing family and friends we have.
What is on your “bucket list” to do together as a married couple? Continue to travel when ever we get the chance.