Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Desert Table Featuring Local Bakery, Crème Patisserie & Confectionery

This inspiration photo shoot from the Asheville Indie Weddings blog, showcases Crème Patisserie & Confectionery. Crème is located at 640 Merrimon Ave. in Asheville. It is a local pastry company specializing in artisan breads, chocolates, and a wide variety of petit desserts. They feature all natural, organic, and local ingredients on their seasonal menu. Each of their items is hand-made in small batches to enhance the true quality in each product. They offer low-fat, sugar-free, and vegan options for many of their menu items.

Photography: Jennifer Callahan

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Candra & Matt's wedding at Sherrill's Inn in Fairview

Beautiful summer wedding at the history-filled Fairview Inn just near Hickory Nut Gap Farm. Event planning by Events by Kiersa.

The wedding cake was by Short Street Cakes and there was a variety of flavors offered for tasting.

In lieu of take home favors, the couple planted an apple tree in their guests' honor.

Photos by Ashley Felkel Photography

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Bride raves about our Wedding Guide!

A great blog post from a Florida bride who found our Asheville wedding info through one of the magazine publications, ordered a wedding guide and she now has blogged about how wonderful she thinks we are! Here is the link to her blog and below is the actual post on her blog Luckiest Girl ever!
Asheville Destination Wedding Planning - Free Stuff ROCKS!
This is why I'm seriously in love with Asheville, North Carolina.

In the very first wedding magazine I bought, I saw an ad for It was a two page spread all about Asheville weddings and all the reasons Vince and I fell inlove with the town. This ad spoke to me, hell, it might as well have been written FOR me.

And it was a vanity URL which re-directs to the wedding section of

I'm super familiar with ExploreAsheville, since it was key to helping me plan our 5 year anniversary trip. So of course I went to the website, and saw the first free and most awesome item in helping plan an Asheville destination wedding: a big, red button to "Request a Free Wedding Planning Guide."

So, like any other woman who would like to plan her destination wedding in Asheville, I clicked the button and emailed a pretty, pretty please to whoever receives such requests. I figured one day I'd get something in the mail.
One week later, I got THIS:

Please excuse my "tired" look. I was really excited, I promise.

I was expecting a little brochure or maybe a small leaflet with the same information as the website, but this little book actually packs a punch and has LOTS of other venues and information that isn't included on the website.

It's 28 pages, full of quotes from other couples, photos of other weddings, and organized by B&B's, event facilities, hotels, beauty and spa, cakes, caterers, music, florists, and photographers. I dove in with an awesome precise V5 pen and went to town thinking I just got a big, FREE, leg-up with planning a destination wedding in Asheville.

And then, two days later, Kinsay from emailed me and asked if I needed any help finding hotel rates for our guests - a totally complimentary service if I just filled out a little form.

Again, I expected to get standard stuff from all the big chain hotels, nothing customized. But again, came through. The same afternoon Kinsay got my returned form (today, because I'm a slacker), I received two responses (holla!).

So if you're looking for information on planning a wedding in Asheville, North Carolina - get over to this site and send 'em an email. They make good on their promise and over deliver! Thank you, and Kinsay!

And to those of you who planned weddings elsewhere, did you get anything like this from, well, anyone? Or is this southern hospitality at its finest?

Either way - free stuff ROCKS! Especially free stuff that makes me less overwhelmed and less terrified of this whole process.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Check out these photos from Marty and Amanda's wedding at the NC Arboretum, courtesy of Events by Kiersa

Photography by Mike Belleme

Show Your Love: Buy Local for Wedding Gifts

Looking for local art as a wedding gift?
Gabriel Shaffer lives and works in Asheville, NC. He is the son of renowned folk/visionary artist Cher Shaffer and learned from a number of pioneering artists in this genre as a youth. He has an extensive background in writing and music,performing at such notable events as South By Southwest, Austin,TX and Around The Coyote Festival, Chicago,IL.Gabriel has exhibited his work across the country and sold hundreds of works of art to collectors, rock stars, celebrities, politicians, best selling authors, galleries and museums, throughout various major cities nationally and internationally.He has appeared in dozens of magazines, newspapers and blogs such as Raw Vision, Art Papers, Traditional Home, Architectural Digest, NY Arts Magazine, The Huffington Post, An Nahar(Beruit, Lebanons most prestigious newspaper), US Airways Magazine, Cafe Royal, WNC Magazine, Lifelounge, C-Monster and Juxtapoz.In 2009 and 2010, Gabriel was voted western North Carolinas #1 visual artist for the Best of WNC awards.
For more information on the artist check out his website:

Source: Asheville Indie Weddings-Blog

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Save the Date

Asheville Wedding Festivals…..Upcoming Dates in WNC

Fall 2011
Asheville Civic Center
Thursday, September 22nd, 2011
4:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Winter 2012
Asheville Civic Center
Saturday, January 12th, 2012
10am – 3pm