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Yesterday Spaces Wedding – AshevilleChanel & Danny

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Chanel and Danny got married in June at Yesterday Spaces (just outside of Asheville in Leicester) in a beautiful field, under an enormous tree. The building was once a full working farm, but has been beautifully refinished into a very nice wedding venue. My favorite part is that downstairs still has two donkeys (so friendly and so soft) living in it. This is also a really convenient place guests staying in downtown Asheville; it’s only 20 minutes by car.

The couple is local now, but there were guests there from as far away as Seattle and South Florida. The weather was beautiful for the entire day, making for a stunning wedding ceremony under the tree. During cocktail hour guests were out playing lawn games, telling stories and catching up. Once dinner and cake were finished, and the sun set behind the Appalachian mountains, everyone found their dancing shoes and packed the dance floor. yesterday spaces wedding yesterday spaces wedding yesterday spaces wedding yesterday spaces wedding yesterday spaces wedding yesterday spaces wedding yesterday spaces wedding yesterday spaces wedding yesterday spaces wedding yesterday spaces wedding yesterday spaces wedding yesterday spaces wedding yesterday spaces wedding yesterday spaces wedding yesterday spaces wedding yesterday spaces wedding yesterday spaces wedding yesterday spaces wedding yesterday spaces wedding yesterday spaces wedding yesterday spaces wedding yesterday spaces wedding yesterday spaces wedding yesterday spaces wedding yesterday spaces wedding yesterday spaces wedding yesterday spaces wedding yesterday spaces wedding yesterday spaces wedding yesterday spaces wedding yesterday spaces wedding yesterday spaces wedding yesterday spaces wedding yesterday spaces wedding yesterday spaces wedding yesterday spaces wedding yesterday spaces wedding yesterday spaces wedding yesterday spaces wedding yesterday spaces wedding yesterday spaces wedding yesterday spaces wedding yesterday spaces wedding yesterday spaces wedding yesterday spaces wedding yesterday spaces wedding yesterday spaces wedding

VENUE: Ceremony & Reception
Yesterday Spaces: Aaron, Mike, and Christine Grier
(828) 777­6948
305 Sluder Branch Rd., Leicester, NC 28748
gclan.one@gmail.com

PHOTOGRAPHER:
Blue Bend Photography: Maddy Gillespie

CAKE:
Short Street Cakes: Emma Daves
shortstreetcakesweddings@gmail.com

CATERER & BARTENDERS:
Luella’s BBQ : Marla Wamsley Mamacita’s : Katy Testa

DAY OF COORDINATOR:
Cordial & Craft: Coordinator: Amanda Greene (Owners: Heidi & Lexi)

Biltmore Estate Conservatory WeddingTonia & Brett

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We’ve had the pleasure of working with Mary Bell for quite some time now. So when she called and told us that a good friend of hers was having a Biltmore Estate wedding, and she was planning and designing it, I knew it was going to be spectacular. Mary exceeded our expectations. Tonia and Brett’s wedding was beautiful, down to the very last detail.

The Biltmore Estate is a stunning place to get married to begin with. But when you add a beautiful couple, great weather, gorgeous flowers and decorations, and delightful guests, it makes what we do not even seem like work. Tonia also had on some pretty rad cowboy boots :)

Kevin got lots of time with the couple and, together, they went all over the property to get some amazing photos. The Estate is huge, so it helps that Kevin worked at the Biltmore as a photographer for a couple of years. He knows all the great spots at all the different times of the day. See the bottom of the post for a full list of the amazing vendors.Biltmore-conservatory-Wedding-Photo Biltmore-conservatory-Wedding-Photo Biltmore-conservatory-Wedding-Photo Biltmore-conservatory-Wedding-Photo Biltmore-conservatory-Wedding-Photo Biltmore-conservatory-Wedding-Photo Biltmore-conservatory-Wedding-Photo Biltmore-conservatory-Wedding-Photo Biltmore-conservatory-Wedding-Photo Biltmore-conservatory-Wedding-Photo Biltmore-conservatory-Wedding-Photo Biltmore-conservatory-Wedding-Photo Biltmore-conservatory-Wedding-Photo Biltmore-conservatory-Wedding-Photo Biltmore-conservatory-Wedding-Photo Biltmore-conservatory-Wedding-Photo Biltmore-conservatory-Wedding-Photo Biltmore-conservatory-Wedding-Photo Biltmore-conservatory-Wedding-Photo Biltmore-conservatory-Wedding-Photo Biltmore-conservatory-Wedding-Photo Biltmore-conservatory-Wedding-Photo Biltmore-conservatory-Wedding-Photo Biltmore-conservatory-Wedding-Photo Biltmore-conservatory-Wedding-Photo Biltmore-conservatory-Wedding-Photo Biltmore-conservatory-Wedding-Photo Biltmore-conservatory-Wedding-Photo Biltmore-conservatory-Wedding-Photo Biltmore-conservatory-Wedding-Photo Biltmore-conservatory-Wedding-Photo Biltmore-Fireworks-Wedding-Photo Biltmore-Fireworks-Wedding-Photo Biltmore-conservatory-Wedding-Photo Biltmore-conservatory-Wedding-Photo Biltmore-conservatory-Wedding-Photo Biltmore-conservatory-Wedding-Photo

Planner: Mary Bell Events

Hair & Makeup: Doll Box Productions

Photographer: Kevin w/Blue Bend Photography

Florist: Flower Gallery of Asheville

Officiant: DiAnna Ritola

Ceremony/Reception Musician: Brandon Crocker

Videographer: Joe w/Shoeless Works

Transportation: Elite Limousine

Getaway Car: Air Haven Limo (Excaliber)

 

High Hampton Inn WeddingSara & Ben

Sara & Ben’s beautiful High Hampton Inn wedding

The High Hampton Inn is about 5 minutes outside of downtown Cashiers (hour and a half west of Asheville on 64). The Inn and the grounds feel very much like the resort in Dirty Dancing. It looks and feels so much like that, they decided to use it for the new Dirty Dancing film they did this summer. There is golfing, bingo at night in the lobby, a lake for swimming and boating, and tons of other things for families to do. The views aren’t bad either :)

It is also an amazing place to have a wedding. The Inn also offers amazing grounds for an outdoor ceremony and free access to its huge property for photos. You don’t have to go far, though, for spectacular views. The ceremony location is just behind the main building and has one of the prettiest backdrops for a wedding ceremony you could ask for.

Within a short distance to Cashiers, there is a myriad of things to do – everything from whitewater rafting, hiking, antiquing to waterfalls and lots more. The town of Highlands is also just down the road. Anyone coming to the area and looking for tips, please feel free to call us and we can give you loads more ideas :)

Sara, Ben and their guests made the trip up from Athens, Georgia and were a delight to work with. They had a late afternoon wedding under a blue sky, cocktail hour outside at the pavilion and then dinner inside the pavilion. Dancing was back outside under a tent with a great evening breeze.

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Sawyer Family Farmstead WeddingHannah & Jay

Hannah & Jay’s beautiful Sawyer Family Farmstead Wedding

If you’re looking for a venue with a beautiful outdoor ceremony location with a view, Sawyer Family Farmstead is a must see. It’s located just north and above Lake Glenville (10 minutes north of Cashiers, an hour and 45 minutes west of Asheville, NC). The property is owned by a wonderful family that has been farming Christmas Trees on the property for years. After numerous requests to do weddings on the property, they decided to build a reception space and turn it into a wedding venue. They did a fabulous job and they add new things to the property every year. The most recent addition is an awesome bridal cottage to the bridal party to get ready in.

Walking up to the ceremony location through the rows of Christmas trees feels like you’re in a movie. The big, red tractor that pulls a wagon up the hill with guests just adds to the charm. The reception building is tucked in along a stream, so when you’re sitting by the fire pit making s’mores, you hear the sound of the stream and katydids. Anyone looking for a mountain wedding venue should check this place out.

Hannah and Jay’s wedding was just that. They came up to Sawyer Family Farmstead from Alabama and brought a great group of friends and family. They had Steel Toe Stilettos play the reception and that dance floor was 100% rockin’ and packed the whole time.

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Ceremony & Reception Location
Sawyer Family Farmstead
Contact Person at Ceremony Location
Nicole Wade
Email for Contact at Ceremony
nicole@sawyerfamilyfarmstead.com
Hair
Amanda (Dollbox Productions out of Asheville)
Email for Hair
dolls@dollboxproductions.com
Makeup
Same as hair
Caterer
Matthew Macon (My Food Experience)
Email for Caterer
matthew.macon@myfoodexperience.com
Wedding Cake
Sid Jackson
Email for Wedding Cake
wildrosepass@frontier.com
Florist
Kristi (Starshop in Asheville)
Email for Florist
starshop@bellsouth.net
Officiant
Greg Steely
Email for Officiant
greg@cbchighlands.com
Ceremony Music
Steel Toe Stilletto – Lauren Van De Water (seriously, these guys rock so hard)
Email for Reception Music
lauren@partywithsts.com

Wedding Vendor Spotlight: Classic Event RentalLocated in Asheville, NC

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I have been working with Classic Event Rental for years while photographing weddings in Asheville, but this was the first time that I got a look at the whole ‘behind the scenes’ of the operation. Holy Cow! I had never really considered how much stuff they must have to be able to supply so many weddings/events at once. In my head I had expected a small warehouse with a couple rows of wedding chairs and tables. I was very wrong. They have two very large warehouses FULL of everything you could possibly imagine for any type of event – not just weddings, but other much larger events as well. They have a crew of people for the front of the house as well as a huge crew for the back of the house. While my great tour guides Lindsay and Ashley :) were giving me the tour they mentioned that it is not uncommon to do more than 20 weddings in a weekend! Imagine the organization and operation that would take!

From the photos you can see the super cute ‘front of the house’ where you can see lots of samples of chairs, linens, lighting, etc, as well as lots of custom pieces for weddings and other events. The photos from the warehouse give a sampling of the enormity of what goes into such an operation. They have everything from their own cleaning service for linens, a huge tent cleaning machine, a giant production line for washing all the dish and glassware, and even a whole division to building custom furniture pieces.

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