Jill and Trey’s Wedding at Linville Ridge Country Club

Jill and Trey’s wedding was genuinely stunning. That dress, that dress, that dress!!! We also loved the light airy use of simple greenery and neutral flowers by Callista Designs.
Jill and Trey had a super fun wedding party. One of their “groomsmen” officiated the ceremony and another crafted the creative the arbor pictured below.
Since their wedding took place on a Sunday, they created an full weekend itinerary of parties and outdoorsy activities for their out of town guests. Emerald Empire band who we work with a lot, seriously brought the party and literally every guest was on the dance floor!
Local Vendors – Planning and Coordination – , Venue and Catering – The Belvedere at Linville Ridge Country Club, Photography – , Videography - Timm Young, Florals – , Reception Music – , Ceremony Music – Dean’s Duets, Cake – , Makeup – , Hair – Clynda Dowd, Transportation – Air Haven Limo


About Those Wedding Invitations….

One of the most daunting tasks for any couple and their family is creating the guest list, gathering addresses and then managing Save the Dates, Invitations and RSVPs.

Many of our clients in the NC Mountains are planning destination weddings where a good portion of their guests are traveling from out of town. I always tell our couples to send out invitations a little earlier than the standard 8 weeks. Anywhere between 2-3 months out makes the most sense so that guests have ample time to make travel arrangements.

Additionally, if you are getting married on one of our many peak season times in The High Country let guests know to book accommodations really really early. You can either list that information on a Save The Date or Wedding Website or just do what you can to spread the information via word of mouth but somehow convey that sense of urgency to your people. If your wedding is on October 14th and your guests try to book a hotel a month out, they’re going to have a lot of trouble finding a place to stay. 

As for the RSVP date, guests should be asked to RSVP 3 or 4 weeks out. In a perfect world everyone would respond on time but that doesn’t really happen unless your wedding is really small. Give yourself and your family enough time to personally reach out to those wayward sheep and get an answer before you have to get your final numbers to the venue, caterer, florist, calligrapher/printer etc. You’ll typically need a hard number anywhere from 1-3 weeks out depending on the vendor. Make sure you know the exact day all of your vendors need their final numbers in place.

In todays tech savvy world, there are tons of options for RSVP ing online. One options is to have guests respond directly to an email address made specifically for the wedding. Another is to use one of the myriad of wedding website companies that include RSVP management. I’ve even heard of couples using an online event planning software such as Eventbrite to streamline the collection of RSVPs.

There is still something to be said for including an RSVP card along with with your invitation suite. Be sure it’s pre addressed and stamped!!! Clients ask me all the time if they need to include that step and honestly it just depends on your crowd but the more ways you give your guests to get back with you the less phone calls you will be making when it comes down to crunch time.


Brittany and Brian’s Wedding at Blue Ridge Mountain Club

Just too many stunning details to list. We are absolutely swooning over Brittany and Brian’s wedding in the NC Mountains outside of Blowing Rock. Brittany has an epic sense of style which carried over to all of her great little details as well as the overall look of the florals carried out by the legendary Buddy Fore.
Oh and can we please talk about that bouquet!!!!
One of the most memorable parts of the day for me was when Brittany surprised Brian with a new Taylor guitar… Talk about an amazing wedding day gift to last a lifetime!!!
Enjoy the gallery by the always flawless Revival Photography.
Local Vendors – Coordination – The Whole Shebang, Venue – Blue Ridge Mountain Club, Catering and Flowers – Grouse Moor Catering, Photography – Revival Photography, Videography - Jason Garris, Minister - High Country Ministers, Deserts – Ugga Mugga Bakery, Transportation – Air Haven Limo, Music - Emerald Empire Band, Makeup – Sharla Bance, Hair – Canvas Beauty Bar, Rentals – Miss Match Rentals, A Bushel and a Peck, Grousemoor Catering
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