We were so delighted to see Samantha & Josh's wedding featured on Style Me Pretty that we just had to give you more of this beautiful couple and all of the stunning details of their Asheville, NC wedding.
Samantha, a pharmacology PhD candidate, and Josh, an energy engineer, were college sweethearts at Clemson University in South Carolina. They chose Asheville, their favorite vacation destination, for guests from the midwest and South Carolina to come together and celebrate their wedding. The wedding became a bit of reunion for many of their closest college friends. Samantha & Josh both experienced significant losses of family members in recent years. Through tragedy, they found home in each other, and on their wedding day, the spirit of their loved ones was felt in the stillness of the Blue Ridge Mountains.
The couple wanted the best of both worlds: mountain views for the ceremony, and a wedding reception in downtown Asheville so they could go out and enjoy the town after the wedding. We drew inspiration from the raw beauty of the setting, incorporating the colors and textures of the mountain range into everything from the invitations to the blooms. Every detail was captured beautifully by Katherine Miles Jones.
From the calm serene mountains at the ceremony, to the luxe and upbeat reception scene, Samantha & Josh's wedding was a celebration that felt like everyone was family!
xo Chelsey, Janet & Samantha
Invitations featured rose gold foil and watercolored scenes reminiscent of the mountain setting.
Samantha's style was classic and organic - everything from her dress to the flowers needed to feel refined, yet playful and fitting for the mountain atmosphere. Her embroidered illusion bodice Hayley Paige dress was absolutely breathtaking.
Textured organza linens covered cocktail tables set on the porch & lawn for mountain viewing before the ceremony, fluttering with every breeze.
Ceremony details were designed to highlight the beauty and color of the mountains by pulling in organic textures and a cool color palette with fall tones. A floral drenched arbor stood at the end of an aisle framing the stunning horizon.
Colorful agate slices were handwritten in gold and hung on display for guests to find their table. We loved how these doubled as mountain-inspired Christmas ornaments for the guest to take home.
The reception echoed the organic feel of the outdoor ceremony. Patterned linens and lush florals were brought into the cool downtown space, set in the heart of Asheville. A giant floral chandelier was a focal point in the room and extended across the entire head table.
Their band, OnLive, was only four members but they had the presence of an entire rock show. At one point in the night they mixed Sweet Home Alabama (Lynyrd Skynyrd) into Country Grammar (Nelly) and the crowd went wild.
Gather Together (Event Design & Planning)
The Ridge (Ceremony Venue)
The Venue (Reception Venue & Catering)
Asheville Marriages (Officiant)
Katherine Miles Jones Photography (Photography)
Union Press & Pape (Invitations)
Mason Dixon Designs (Reception Paper & Calligraphy)
Florescence Flowers (Flowers)
Party Tables (Linens)
Karen Donatelli Cake Designs (Cake)
Classic Event Rental (Lighting & Rentals)
Allegro Music (Ceremony Music)
Sam Hill Entertainment - OnLive (Reception Music)
Swell Salon (Hair)
Blush Asheville (Makeup)
Hayley Paige (Bride's Dress)