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Vendor Spotlight : Cabaletta Strings

We are so excited to share with you our newest vendor, Cabaletta Strings! They make an amazing addition to our studio family and we couldn’t be happier to have them with us! If you are looking for ceremony, cocktail hour, or reception live music, Cabaletta String may be just what you are looking for!


About Cabaletta Strings:

Cabaletta Strings is an ensemble including string quartets, string trios,  string duos, and string solos under the direction of professional violinists Teresa Curran and Lori Hammel. We will only hire experienced and professional string players to join us. We have over 25 years of experience playing for weddings and other special events and are knowledgeable in working with clients to make their special day unique.

Our goal is to provide beautiful music for weddings, receptions, business events, parties and special events in Western North Carolina. We are both classically trained, but love to play all styles of music, covering all genres from J.S. Bach to Bruno Mars. If we don’t have it in our repertoire we can most likely find it or make an arrangement.

We will provide a quality performance and beautiful music with professionalism, confidence and expertise.  Please consider Cabaletta Strings to add a touch of elegance to your special day.



Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):

How do musicians dress?

We dress in formal black unless other wise requested.

What do you require at venue?

Chairs need to be armless and we need ideal space to be able to play our instruments.

Will you perform outdoors?

Yes, we do perform outdoors but we need to be provided with a covered area from inclement weather and direct sun light. Temperature needs to be 65 degrees or above.

Can I request a special piece of music?

Yes, We can accommodate most requests.

Do you attend wedding rehearsals?

We generally do not attend wedding rehearsals. On the day of the wedding we will arrive 30 minutes early to talk with the coordinator or officiant and review any last minute details. We are experienced in our field and will come well prepared to allow for the music side of the day to run as smoothly as possible.

How much do you charge?

Please contact us for a quick quote

What types of payment do you accept?

We take PayPal or check

Do we need to meet with you?

This is not necessary. You can call, text, email

Do you play before the ceremony?

Yes, we play preludes 30 minutes before ceremony

Will you help me choose music selections?

Yes. We can help you decide or we can pick our own selections.

How do I know if I need a string soloist, duet, trio or quartet?

It depends on the size of the wedding, for smaller intimate weddings (around 75 or less) a duo or solo will sound nice. For bigger weddings we recommend a trio or quartet.


Contact Information:

Teresa Curran – 803-389-4977   |   Lori Hammel – 828-508-3748

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Sugar Cloud Baking Company!

Are you on the hunt for dream wedding cake? We may be able to help! One of our favorite bakeries, Sugar Cloud is all about creating unique and fabulous wedding cakes! When it comes to choosing what cake design is right for you, we always recommend expressing your creative side with this aspect. Another option is to go with a more formal and traditional wedding cake while having a fun and spunky groom’s cake!

One of the best parts about wedding planning is choosing your cake flavors! YUM. This is such a delicious time! Now-a-days there are so many different flavors, fillings, and types to choose from! Some of Sugar Cloud’s yummy flavors include; Banana’s Foster, Cookies and Cream, Red Velvet, and so many more!

We’ve included a short ‘About Us’ segment from the Sugar Cloud Baking Company website!

“Sugar Cloud Baking Company started in 2008 when Serena, a traditionally trained baker decided to turn her love of baking and art into a career. Serena began baking from an early age and has since dedicated many years in order to achieve exceptionally delectable baked goods. Her business originally started as a small company, Artista Cakes. Over the years, her  wonderful reputation as an artisan baker and cake designer grew along with her business.  As the business evolved and grew, so did the name.  Now known as Sugar Cloud Baking Company, which focuses not only on beautiful and delicious wedding and celebration cakes, but also ecommerce, selling custom made wedding cake accessories, tutorials and decorating essentials.   There is definitely a sweet passion behind all this creation!

“I know that when I create a cake, I am creating something much more. Wedding and event cakes are the centerpiece of the reception party. They are permanently affixed to our memories when we look back on our wedding photos. Cakes are much more than desserts to me. It is an artform, a way of life, and a way of capturing a bit of heaven on earth. A bride’s cake is the most important cake of her life. I pour a lot of energy into each cake design. I truly do my best to recreate what the client’s vision is. I usually create a full color sketch of the cake during the planning process.

The most wonderful feeling in the world is knowing that I play a small part in making a wedding day magical. I love what I do. Bringing joy to my clients is the greatest reward. Every new creation is a one of a kind, and they both encourage clients to explore designs that are both imaginative and personal to them, this is what makes them stand out from the rest. As their clients can tell you, her cakes are LOVE from first sight to last bite! Enjoy one for yourself!”

If you’re interested in learning more about Sugar Cloud, they would love to hear from you!

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Venue Spotlight : The Venue

The Venue Asheville is a premier event setting located in the heart of downtown Asheville. This outstanding facility is the place for your wedding for many reasons. The Venue offers 13,000 sq. ft. of event space equipped with wireless internet, audio visual equipment, a state of the art surround sound system, and an upscale décor. We are only blocks from major hotels and there is ample nearby parking. The space is unique with exposed brick walls and barn-like ceilings, and when paired with our delicious food and exceptional service, The Venue is sure to make your special day spectacular!

What are some of our favorite features about The Venue? Glad you asked!

  1. The exposed brick.. Love!
  2. The fact that it is located in downtown Asheville.
  3. Offers both outdoor and indoor space.
  4. They are great to work with!
  5. Two floors worth of space.
  6. If you have a smaller group you have an option to use one of the smaller rooms
  7. They can flip a space from ceremony to reception.
  8. Very modern and chic!

StudioWed Asheville : Holiday Party Cocktail Recipe!

As those bitterly chilly days begin to approach us and everyone has strung their lights, that can only mean one thing…holiday parties are among us! Now, you know us for our expert wedding advice, but we also know how to put together a lavish holiday bash. First things first. Alcohol. We love the helpful and cheerful customer service and selection from Asheville Beverages. The holidays are all about having fun and spending time together! Let Blue Ridge Event Staffing help with all of your staffing needs! From waiters to bartenders, they are here to take the stress off of you, so you can enjoy yourself!

One of the last steps you’ll need for your holiday party is our favorite holiday cocktail recipe! Try this delicious and refreshing drink that is sure to have all of your guests dying to know your secret!


  • 1/2 oz simple syrup
  • 1/2 oz unsweetened cranberry juice
  • 1 1/2 oz gin or vodka
  • 2 oz chilled ginger beer
  • 1 rosemary sprig
  • orange slice, for garnish
  • sugared cranberries, for garnish


Combine simple syrup, cranberry juice, and gin. Pour over ice and top with ginger beer. Serve garnished with rosemary, orange wedge and sugared cranberries, if desired.

Have a wonderful holiday party!