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Vendor Spotlight : Bright Light Entertainment

When it comes down to the ‘nitty-gritty’ of wedding planning, it can be slightly stressful. I mean choosing where your brother’s new crazy girlfriend should sit at the family reserved table isn’t exactly a highlight of your planning process. That’s when you change the subject and move on to an aspect of planning that is fun…entertainment! One of our absolute favorite entertainers here in Asheville is, Bright Light Entertainment.


About Bright Light Entertainment

Bright Light Entertainment is a full service DJ/MC company serving Asheville and Western North Carolina. We pride ourselves on providing exceptional sound and lighting service for weddings and special events of all kinds with a focus on customizing the experience to your taste and style. Whether you want a classy event with subdued sound, a wild party with a grand introduction or something in between we will work with you to achieve your vision


How does Bright Light help you with planning?

From start to finish, BLE love to connect with their clients, find out what they want for their party and deliver every time. If you want your party jumping at the end of the night they have you covered. Using a checklist they send you, you can communicate your preferences musically and BLE will fill in the blanks. If you don’t know or are having trouble with these selections their team is happy to help steer you in the right direction.

Aside from Wedding Receptions BLE can run your ceremony sound including microphones. They can provide up-lighting around your venue to wash the walls with color and they even have a full blown dance floor lighting package.

Also, they can also run a projector and media for you. BLE uses great sounding equipment, great sounding microphones and they truly want your event to go smoothly and be a lifelong memory.



Ready to book Bright Light Entertainment?

Now that you have the official run down on Bright Light Entertainment, we know you are eager to set up a consultation with them! Let’s get this party started!

Phone: (828) 606-6645

Emily + Elias Precious Asheville Wedding

This wedding is absolutely precious (hence the title!). We are thrilled to share this stunning Asheville wedding with you! Check out these gorgeous photos which will inspire you to no end!


Planner – Verge Events

Venue –The Venue

Photographer – AJ Dunlap

Florist – Flora

Musicians – Mo Money, ECE

Officiant –Asheville Marriages, Vaughn Talbert

Baker – 50/Fifty

Hair Artist – Love Daisy

Makeup Artist – Blush Asheville

Transportation – Gray Line Asheville

Lodging – Carolina B and B

Re-blog from Verge Events:

I have always said, and I always say it on our consultation calls with new clients getting ready for their Asheville wedding [or anywhere else!]… You should like and trust your wedding planner. They are literally the last person you are going to see before you go down the aisle… so it’s not going to make for a good experience if you don’t particularly like them. We are incredibly lucky at Verge, we have clients that we form long lasting relationships with and who are friends for many years to come. I worked with Emily and her mother Sally for the 9 months leading up to Emily + Elia’s wedding. I walked away with wonderful friends, and it is every bit of why I love my job.


Emily and Elias wanted their wedding day in Asheville to feel intimate and relaxed. They rented out a bed and breakfast in Montford, the historic district of Asheville, where they could stay with their immediate family and wedding party. That way on wedding day everyone could hang out in their PJ’s, eat breakfast, then listen to music and get ready! Emily gifted her bridesmaids with matching plaid monogramed shirts. She was lovely enough to have one made for me as well, it was the kindest gesture and I wear it often and think of how much fun that day was.

And this first look with dad…. tears.
When I first met Emily + Elias they were just completing venue tours in Asheville. Having seen The Venue {there was this wedding we did there years ago!} they felt it was the perfect place for them to get married. I couldn’t have agreed more.  Emily + Elias wanted somewhere downtown in the middle of Asheville (check) a space that felt unique and intimate (check) and a place for a great party (check). BONUS…they opted for a true Ashvegas vibe for their welcome party and booked the Wedge and Twelve Bones – they had all their bases covered!
Once they had secured The Venue, our focus was in putting together the team for their wedding day. Photography was very important to Emily, she had a very clear vision for what she wanted in her pictures:  lots and lots of lovely light! AJ Dunlap really brought that vision to life. Not only captured pictures with beautiful light, but really captured Emily and Elias and their love for one another. We were lucky that weekend. We had a slow fall and it didn’t seem like the leaves were ever going to change. All through October I kept waiting for the leaves to just turn brown and fall off the trees.  All of a sudden, the first weekend of November they decided to put on a fantastic show! It seemed like every tree was having its last showing of red and yellow and orange – the next day everything went to winter, but nature definitely showed up for Emily and Elias.
Floral and design was also important to Emily. Sally and Emily love pumpkins, so we integrated white pumpkins into the floral design. They were the perfect touch and added a hint of fall to the tables without screaming halloween! Emily kept the floral design very natural, lots of greenery, pops of dark red and merlot, one of my favorite details was the greenery they hung in the ceiling of The Venue, it made the space feel so magical!


Emily and Elias wanted their wedding day to feel intimate and relaxed. They rented out a bed and breakfast in Montford, the historic district of Asheville, where they could stay with their immediate family and wedding party. That way on wedding day everyone could hang out in their PJ’s and eat breakfast and then listen to music and get ready! Emily gifted her bridesmaids with matching plaid monogramed shirts. She was lovely enough to have one made for me as well, it was the kindest gesture and I wear it often and think of how much fun that day was.asheville-wedding-planners_0508asheville-wedding-plannersasheville-wedding-planners
Wedding day!  The best.
Other fun points to note about this Asheville wedding!
Calligraphy: Emily is an incredible artist!! She did all the calligraphy for the wedding including the invitations and the escort cards.
The guest book: A quaker marriage certificate. In the quaker tradition all of the guests at your wedding are the witnesses to your marriage. So even though Emily + Elias are not quaker, I thought this was such a touching way to remember your wedding!

The walk down the aisle: Emily joked afterwards that her father took FOREVER to walk her down the aisle. Mr. Drucker’s response? “I wanted you to enjoy the moment and see all the people who came to witness your wedding.” – Bravo Mr. Drucker! asheville-wedding-plannersIt was an honor to be a part of Emily and Elias’s wedding.  It was such a lovely evening full of joy and laughter and oh my goodness could those folks dance!

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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