Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Flora Event and Floral Design

A new floral boutique is open for business on Haywood Road in West Asheville. The new Flora storefront is a branch of Flora Events, which has been doing wedding and event floral design for several years now in the Asheville area.  In addition to the items in the storefront, they offer custom arrangements, floral design for your wedding and flower delivery. 

From their website:
Flora is a full service design studio that specializes in floral arrangements for weddings and special events. Our style ranges from Old World European garden to innovative modern design. Because we are a design studio, there are no distractions of walk-in clientele and all of our attention can be focused on tailoring the details of an event. Our mission at Flora is to project the vision of the client with integrity, while allowing the flowers to set the stage.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Bridal Yoga

If you are looking for something fun and new to do with your bridesmaids or if you are just looking to calm your wedding day jitters, a bridal yoga class may be the thing for you.

Mackenzie Guerin, the owner of Yoga with Mackenzie is a registered yoga teacher in Asheville, North Carolina.  She offers Wedding day yoga class, Pre-Wedding day yoga classes, Bachelorette/Bridal shower yoga class. From her website:

"Mackenzie is here to make your wedding day extra special by offering brides, along with friends and family, a customized celebratory yoga experience. As wedding planning and the actual wedding day can be a very stressful process, classes are designed to help you and your loved ones focus, relax and enjoy this special occasion. Your yoga class will leave you feeling refreshed, stress free and centered to calm those pre-wedding nerves.  It is also an excellent way to create a special bond with your bridal party."

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Welcome Bags for your Guests

Asheville makes it easy to give a special thank you to your guests and wedding attendants. Send your guests home with local flavor and foodie souvenirs like organic chocolate, craft brews, homemade jams, mustard or some spicy bbq sauce. The Asheville Shop at the Visitor Center has a great selection of tasty, homegrown treats. If art is on your shopping lists, spend some time visiting art galleries in the River Arts District to find thoughtful handmade gifts. Downtown also offers many options for creative treasures-The Kress Emporium, The Woolworth Walk and the Appalachian Craft Center showcase the work of many local and regional artists.
Here are some more of uniquely Asheville vendors :

Custom boxes of chocolate can be crafted for any occasion and be tailored to match the d├ęcor of your event.

Custom order bulk truffles by the dozen and favor boxes in one or two piece sizes with your choice of box and ribbon color.

Can provide customized wedding favors or by hosting a bridal party where they provide a personal tasting with your choice of beverage and foods.

Can create custom soaps in many different shapes and sizes for all types of events, weddings included. The possibilities are endless as clients can choose the design, color, shape and scent of their soap


Mountain Mist Candles
Can do personalized labels on the candles with the bride and groom's name and the wedding date.

Bridal bouquets,  bridesmaid bouquets, toss bouquets, boutton-ieres, corsages and mother-in-law bouquets are also available.


Sample travel size shampoo and conditioner combos are available upon request.

Local beer: Stop by Bruisin' Ales (named the number three beer retailer worldwide) or Hops & Vines (each week they feature a different brewery or style of beer) to pick up your micro-brew souvenirs.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Olive & Kickin'

Are you looking for a way to bring a unique touch to your special event? Check out Asheville's Olive & Kickin'.
Olive & Kickin’ can help you by providing customized wedding favors or by hosting a bridal party where they provide a personal tasting with your choice of beverage and foods. Using their "sampler bottle", they can customize a label with your own wedding ideas, pictures, logos, or messages, and fill them with your personal choice of any of our extra virgin olive oils or balsamic vinegars. Their services also include daily olive oil tastings, private parties and custom labels for your wedding reception decor.