Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Asheville Landmarks Transform Bridal Photos

Asheville photographer Zaire Kacz, owner of Zaire Kacz Photography, knows a thing or two about capturing gorgeous photographs around Asheville. She photographed this stunning bridal portrait at downtown Asheville’s new Pack Square Park.

The graceful stainless steel pergola in the background is the creation of local artist Hoss Haley. The 120-foot undulating sculpture pays homage to the Blue Ridge Mountains, while framing the government buildings in the background.

Think you’re a city chic bride? Check out how to plan your urban-inspired Asheville wedding.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Asheville Puts a New Spin on Wedding Dances

The first dance for the bride and groom is a momentous occasion. No one knows that better than Kathleen Hahn. Kathleen helps brides and grooms add a little Asheville-funk to their first dance with her business I Do Dances.

Kathleen’s visions for wedding dances are just like Asheville: fun, creative and unique. She meets with the bride and groom and learns about them as a couple and then choreographs a dance that captures their personal style.

Best of all, Kathleen’s vision doesn’t require hours of lessons or a huge time commitment. In fact, she only meets with couples twice, which makes her service great for out-of-town brides looking to book a destination wedding in Asheville.

After the initial meeting, she creates a special a DVD of the wedding dance for the couple. It’s a process that’s cost-effective and convenient, because the couple can practice at home without having to bother with weekly classes or lessons.

Best of all? Her moves don’t require for prior dance experience. Kathleen choreographs the dance to match specific verses in the music, so there’s no need to stress over music beats and dance counts. And forget fancy dance combos. Kathleen taps into each couple’s innate rhythm to create a dance that’s effortless to learn.

Need proof that Kathleen doesn’t produce your ordinary wedding dance? Check out this video: