Sunday, August 31, 2014

Spring Wedding in North Carolina


        When it comes to planning your wedding,  It's Your Party! Events and Weddings  knows that there is nothing like a fabulous venue to set the perfect tone for your big day. Stefanie and Richard's wedding was well worth the drive up the mountain to this absolutely gorgeous venue. We were so honored to be asked to be their wedding coordinators for this special day. And their wedding day couldn't have turned out more splendid. Not only was it the perfect venue but all the vendors involved made sure the day was exactly how Stefanie and Richard had envisioned.
     The Farm in Candler, North Carolina was the awesome venue for this lovely spring wedding. It is located in a mountain community that is nestled in the Hominy Valley just 10 miles west of downtown Asheville. 
     At The Farm, there are  cottages and cabins to host your wedding party and out of town guests who are attending the wedding.  The cabins look rustic from the outside but they have all the comfort and charm on the inside that you would ever need. Each of the cabins are different in their own charming and special way. 
     Stefanie and Richard's ceremony took place outside with a beautiful rustic gazebo as the backdrop and a woven tree truck arch at the entrance to the aisle with floral arrangements lining the way. Their reception was in the Gathering Place, as it is called. It has a rustic charm, hardwood floors, a huge fireplace and a wraparound porch that is designed for a wedding in any season.  


It's Your Party asked the bride a few questions so that she could share her experience and ideas of their wedding day with other brides to be. Please enjoy her answers and the gorgeous pictures.


What were the most important details for your wedding day?

Booking a good photographer was very important to us when we started planning our wedding. We chose Jen Yuson Photography. Jen was SO easy to work with and her associate photographer, Suzie, took phenomenal bridal and wedding pictures. Finding the perfect location was also at the top of the list. We toured a handful of locations before we visited The Farm (thanks to Jane's wonderful daughter, Beth). We immediately knew this is where we would be married. Bev, the owner, answered all of our questions and her team made the planning process stress-free.


Chestnut Cabin

How did you decide on the perfect dress for your wedding?

I love all things lace. I had my eye on Australian designer, Anna Campbell, for a while and I knew I wouldn't be satisfied until I tried one of her gowns on. I ended up falling in love with her 'Isobelle' dress. It's so different from any other dress I have seen and it's made of the most beautiful ivory lace. I paired the dress with Anna Campbell's 'Charlotte' headpiece, which I had sewn on as a belt, and I wore the 'Charlotte' comb in my hair.



Please share some details of your wedding that were important to you and Richard.

My favorite color is grey. It's a very calming color and I think I looks good on everyone. We wanted to pick colors that weren't too gender specific or flashy, so we decided on yellow as a compliment to the grey. Our florist, Flora, did a stunning job of incorporating our colors into the bouquets and table arrangements.


It was also very important to us to share the heritage of our two families. 
My dad is from Switzerland and Richard's family is from Korea. 
After the ceremony, my family rang large Swiss cowbells to celebrate my heritage. 
The next day, we had a Korean ceremony at our house to celebrate his heritage.


Our two-tiered cake and cupcakes were made by the amazingly talented Tiffany Good of Tiffany's Baking Co. in Candler, NC. Tiffany offered a multitude of delicious cake and icing combinations, and since we couldn't decide on just one, we chose to use regular and mini cupcakes to showcase the variety of flavors. Tiffany covered our cake in pale yellow fondant with a beautiful lace overlay that matched my dress. The cupcakes had delicate fondant flowers on top and were wrapped in lace. THEY WERE DELICIOUS! 


We chose to use baby succulents as our favors, and we placed them in small silver pails. 
We wanted to give our guests something they could remember us by 
as it grew and flourished at home. Succulents come in a huge variety of shapes 
and colors and they are so beautiful, they almost look fake. 


The food was provided by the Colorful Palate.
 Everything was beautifully displayed and mouthwatering.


Flora incorporated succulents into the boutonnieres, bouquets, and centerpieces as well.


The music for the ceremony and reception was provided by Cliff with Jumping Jukebox.  
He did a great job keeping the dance party going until our exit!


And since all of our guests were from out of town, we didn't want them to worry about driving to and from the ceremony/reception site so we chartered a trolly through Gray Line Trolley Tours of Asheville.


And finally, what was your favorite part of the wedding day?

It's so hard to pick just one favorite part of the wedding day. Each part was so special to me. Richard and I chose to take 'first look' pictures before the ceremony, and that was very special to me. It was the first moment we had to ourselves that day. It was perfect. The ceremony was beautiful and I tried to make every effort to soak each second in because it goes by so fast. The reception was an absolute BLAST and made us realize how fortunate we were to have such wonderful friends and family

Everything about Stefanie and Richard's wedding was such a positive experience for It's Your Party.  We would love to take more trips up the mountain to coordinate other beautiful weddings!  

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Thank you, 
Jane White