Monday, January 24, 2011

More Asheville Wedding Stories

The stories of getting married in Asheville are as special and unique as the couple. Discover why Erin and Corey chose to say “I do” in Asheville.

Why/how did you select Asheville as your wedding destination?

One of the attractive traits that drew us together is our strong sense of family. Therefore, we really wanted to focus on having a relaxed, family environment for our wedding ceremony. Plus, we wanted to provide the opportunity for our families to mingle and visit a place that most had never been. Asheville was the perfect fit because of the unique environment, restaurants, outdoor activities, music venues, guided tours, chocolate factories, great microbreweries, and on and on! We have always loved the changing fall leaves and cool temperatures of Western North Carolina. The outdoor activities are limitless in that part of the world.

Describe a moment that was made extra special through Asheville as your setting?

After the ceremony, we had about an hour before the reception at Fiore’s. Some of the wedding party went to the New French Bar to have a few drinks to celebrate before Fiore’s. It was quite possibly my most favorite part of our wedding day. I’ll never forget how much fun it was to have some beers with friends. We didn’t have to coordinate a plan on where to go after Homewood, we just all agreed that we would meet at little pub near Fiore’s. We all just gravitated to that particular pub. It was so natural.

Describe any wedding highlights that had unique or local flavor.

With the assistance of the Asheville Convention & Visitors Bureau and local bakeries, we were able to make personal care packages for our guests upon their arrival that accentuated the unique features of the city. Our mission was to set our families loose in the city and surrounding areas so they could enjoy all the exquisite offerings. Everyone loved Biltmore Estate, the trolley tour, The Grove Park Inn, Biltmore Village, Grove Arcade, and the nightlife.

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