a closer look

BETHANY

& CHARLIE

Our favorite part of the design process is getting to know our clients. We love listening to your ideas and experiences, using them to create event designs that highlight your personality and celebrate your story. Together, we’ll brainstorm and collaborate, developing a partnership and a friendship that we affectionately call The Blossoms Experience. We enjoyed many hours (and a cocktail or two!) planning this memorable October wedding weekend with Bethany, Charlie, and their wonderful families. We look forward to getting together and having some fun designing your event!

RachelRedPhotography501C_edited.png
RachelRedPhotography533C.JPG
RachelRedPhotography136A.JPG

style notes

Arrow%25202_edited_edited.png

charlie's wedding day requests

  • Shotgun shell boutonnieres (his was fired on the hunting trip when he asked Bethany's dad if he could marry her.)

  • Whatever would make this girl happy!

Arrow%2525202_edited_edited_edited.png
  • Antiqued pink and burgundy with shades of green

  • Loose, organic, natural floral style

  • Barn glam with equestrian details

THE DESIGN CHALLENGE: BARN GLAM

RACHEL RED PHOTOGRAPHY

ASHEVILLE EVENT COMPANY

ANTLER HILL BARN ON BILTMORE ESTATE

It was our task to transform Antler Hill Barn into a luxury venue, while staying true to its rustic feel. We started with an antler chandelier, a fancy oversized lounge area, and custom fabric draping. Next came the crystals, and then more glam!

 

The brick aisle was lined with 80’ of lush floral and candlelight.  Golden wagon wheels were added to the wooden horse stall doors to create the perfect pathway for our beautiful equestrian bride.

We custom-built a wooden chapel for the couple, filled it with flowers, and added a matching rustic cross.

RachelRedPhotography835C.JPG
RachelRedPhotography753C.JPG
RachelRedPhotography1011C.JPG
Arrow%2525202_edited_edited_edited.png
Arrow%25202_edited_edited.png

And of course, the equestrian theme!

THE COORDINATING DINNER PARTY

Photo Jan 24, 5 18 52 PM.jpg

at lioncrest

THE

WEDDING EVE

The party the evening before did not disappoint!  Charlie's parents came to us with a vision of Denim & Diamonds, and most importantly, that they LOVE Clemson.

style notes

  • Clemson orange and purple

  • Denim, leather, and EXCESSIVE rhinestones!

  • A casual, spirited, and fun vibe

a gracious welcome

Guests were greeted by a Bolen-Glenn ranch sign and a glittering wagon wheel featuring the couple's new custom monogram!

OUR FAVORITE DETAILS

Chester's fabulous floral crown and his rhinestone choker

RachelRedPhotography027B.jpg
RachelRedPhotography030B.jpg

The walkway vignettes leading guests into the party, created from the couple's personal boots, cowboy hats, antlers, and family photos; we filled in with leather furniture, floral, rolled denim, and rhinestones

RachelRedPhotography015B.jpg

Orange tapered candles lined up along the tables

RachelRedPhotography069B.jpg

Custom denim and leather table wraps, complete with monograms branded into the leather

PLUS AN APPEARANCE BY THE CLEMSON TIGER!

The custom beer flights we created were perhaps our favorite element. Each guest received a paw, made to mimic the Clemson Tiger's paw, that held a selection of beers brewed here in Asheville, giving everyone a taste of our local love!

paw notes.jpg
IMG_1079.jpg
Screen Shot 2021-02-01 at 6.20.58 PM.png
RachelRedPhotography140B.jpg
Arrow%2525202_edited_edited_edited.png
Arrow%25202_edited_edited.png

go tigers!

This event was a fun partnership. Our fabulous clients enlisted Melissa Porter of Asheville Event Company to lead our team of fantastic vendors including Biltmore Weddings, Rachel Red Photography and Classic Event Rental. No detail was left

un-micromanaged!

OUR FAVORITE DETAILS

RachelRedPhotography1044C.JPG
RachelRedPhotography1118C.JPG

Wagon wheels covered in eucalyptus and flanked with crystal chandeliers

A cherry-stained barnwood floor chosen to coordinate with the farm tables and barn door entrance

reception table lanterns.jpg

The 378 succulents tucked into the head table floral runner

RachelRedPhotography805C.JPG

Table numbers hand-lettered in gold to match the votives and flatware

THE GRAND EXIT

This Dallas couple reminded us that everything is bigger in Texas, so we made them a 12 foot tall floral horseshoe accented with a giant crystal chandelier!

RachelRedPhotography1367C.JPG
Arrow%2525202_edited_edited_edited.png
Arrow%25202_edited_edited.png