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Our Favorite Spring Specialty Cocktail :: Colorful Palate

Colorful Palate, one of our favorite Asheville wedding caterers, posted this absolutely delicious spring specialty cocktail on their Instagram recently, and we just had to find out more about it, because it looks magically delicious!

Delicious March wedding cocktail by our bride yesterday Pomegranate Ginger Champagne! (Photo by @graebird496 )

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Spring Specialty Cocktail :: Pomegranate Ginger Champagne by Color Palate!

2-3 tbsp pomegranate juice
2-3 tbsp ginger syrup
3/4 cup prosecco/champagne
star anise

for the rim: sugar mixed with a pinch of Chinese 5 spice

Sounds absolutely delicious to us!!

Asheville Wedding Rentals:: Gorgeous Looks from Nüage!

Absolutely loving these gorgeous spring wedding designs that Nüage recently shared on their instagram! Nüage is an Asheville wedding rentals resource who represents the next generation of custom linens and furnishings for special events. Their philosophy is to constantly innovate in both design & décor elements, providing only the finest selection for event professionals and allowing them to create unique environments with our distinctive collections. You can easily see their innovation in these inspiring wedding looks!

Easy like Sunday Morning 💭 | Photo: @rebeccaarthurs

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Asheville Wedding Musicians:: Planning Your Wedding Music

The talented musicians at Braidstream, one of our favorite Asheville wedding musicians, created an informative and simple three step guide for planning your wedding music and shared that on their website. We recently came across the article, and knew we had to share it!

1st STEP:

Imagine your wedding venue, your guests, your flowers, the wedding attire, the time of year. All of these create a visual ambiance for your very special day. Music is the spirit that can create the emotional ambiance of the entire event.

2nd STEP:

What kind of person are you? Do you see your wedding as a somber, sacred ceremony, or religious, light-hearted, casual, elegant, formal, romantic, fun, traditional, contemporary, eclectic….all these words can help you describe the kind of emotional feeling you want the music to convey. It will wrap the entire event in It’s own flavor that will reflect you- the wedding couple. Braidstream can contour the music to create the perfect backdrop for your special day.



                                                                                                         (photo credit: amber holritz)


3rd STEP:

Identify the places you will want music:

Prelude music – will be the setting the stage for the ceremony as guests arrive and are seated. This is the perfect time for your “special song”. Most brides don’t get a chance to hear this music, but none the less, it sets the mood for the entire ceremony and is important to reflect the style and taste of the wedding couple.Honored Seating – this music should reflect the tastes of the honored guests to be seated: grandparents, parents, honored friends or relatives will be seated using this music.
Attendants Processional – this music will accompany the attendants as they walk down the aisle. You may want the minister and groom and best man to come in first, followed by the groomsmen, then the bridesmaids. It can be lovely to have the men escort the bridesmaids to enter as couples or singly.
Bridal Processional – Your big moment!!! Interlude music – Sometimes it is nice to just have a moment to catch your breath and savor this most important day of your life! Amidst all the hustle and bustle of the excitement of the day, this can be a moment to reflect on this turning point. This can be a very short piece of music after a prayer, or during a sand ceremony or lighting of unity candles. This can also be a good place for a “special song”. Recessional music – Celebration! You will want a piece of music that will give a beautiful finale on the ceremony. Consider how many people are to exit. You may want the wedding party to exit on one piece and have another piece of music to transition the exit of the guests from the ceremony site. It is helpful to have a secondary piece if there will be a large number of guests.

Hopefully this information will help you as you choose your wedding music and search for your perfect Asheville wedding musician!


Asheville Bridal Shop :: Wildflower Bridal Sample Sale!

Wildflower Bridal is doing a bit of spring cleaning from March 31- April 2. They will have sample gowns on sale from 20-75% off! Wildflower Bridal is one of our very favorite Asheville bridal shops, so we highly recommend that you check them out, and with savings like that, the end of March seems like a very good time to do so!

Here’s what you need to know about this event:

-Over 20 #hayleypaige and #blushbyhayleypaige gowns on the racks, over 80 total!

-Also included: #SarahSeven, #WillowbyWatters, #NicoleMiller, #IvyandAster, #TaraKeely

-Sizes ranging bridal 6-12, most gowns bridal 10-12

-Reduced pricing $600-$2500, most gowns $900-$2000


This is a special event, so we are doing things a little differently:

-Appts 60 mins total, 50 mins to try on gowns

-Strict limit of 3 attendees (including the bride)

-Space and time are limited, this event is for serious shoppers only; $25 deposit required to reserve appt (to be applied to gown purchase); any cancellations, no-shows, or lack of purchase will forfeit deposit

-All sales final; no refunds or exchanges; alterations not included

Information about how to schedule your appointment here!