Monday, March 29, 2010

Asheville Couple Vies for a Dream Wedding

Scott and Lauren love Asheville…well…almost as much as they love each other! They’ve entered the Crate & Barrel Ultimate Wedding Contest in an attempt to win the wedding of their dreams. Help them by voting online.

Interested in more Asheville brides’ love stories? Check out the romantic connection that these brides shared with Asheville.

Friday, March 26, 2010

Friday, March 19, 2010

An Asheville Photographer that Gives Back

One of the great things about Asheville is the people. Our city is a mixture of personalities, and, more often than not, we are home to a compassionate community of folks.

Asheville photographer Jerry Nelson is no exception. Jerry fell in love with photography when he received a red plastic camera for his seventh birthday. His passions for photography and life have led him on a wild journey across America and Asheville.

As a photographer, he captures daily life in Asheville and even works as wedding photographer documenting the joy and excitement of brides on their wedding day.

As a community activist, he works to raise awareness about homeless veterans. Today, Jerry sets off on a cross-country bicycle ride to raise funds and awareness for the Asheville Homeless Network.

When Jerry gets back this summer, he will have raised $10,000 for the cause and have a fresh batch of stories to tell. He also confesses he’ll be ready to get back to shooting the local scene around town, including brides who want to book him for his intuitive and raw photography style.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Asheville Florist Creates Cute-as-a-Button Wedding Bouquets

Brides looking for a way to truly stand out on their wedding day have found their match with one of Asheville's unique florists. Celia Barbieri has turned a life-long love affair with buttons into an art and business as the Button Florist.

Button Creations Perfect for Brides
Her masterpieces include bridal bouquets, jewelry and centerpieces—items perfect for adding flair to your wedding.

And her creations are eco-friendly as well, because she finds new life for old buttons through her creations. Celia scours thrift stores, Ebay and yard sales for buttons to use in her work. She also creates her own ceramic buttons to incorporate into arrangements. Each ceramic button is a work of art that is hand-stamped, hand-dyed and signed by Celia.

Want to Learn More?
Think the Button Florist is just who you need to stand out on your wedding day? Look Celia up. Her creative home is in Asheville’s River Arts District, one of Asheville’s coolest spot for working artists.