Alright! John and Kathleen’s wedding day exemplified the days we live for in our business. Gosh, we loved their day so much. Their downtown Asheville wedding was incredible! From the vibes coming from the bridal suite to the smile on John’s face getting off the Trolley at the church! This day was one of the best days ever!
We first met Kathleen and John for their mountain top engagement session at Craggy Gardens on the Blue Ridge Parkway. From the start, Harry and I loved these two. Kathleen and John met when they were both fourteen years old and started dating at sixteen. In addition, they dated long-distance throughout college. So as tears of joy poured on their wedding day, it was worth the wait.
Getting the Bride and Groom Ready
We started at the Doubletree downtown Asheville in their gorgeous bridal suite. Kathleen and all her girls were buzzing with excitement as we entered! And the vibe in the room was off the charts! Kathleen picked the best bridesmaids, they were so fun too! After photographing all the gorgeous details at the hotel and some getting ready shots. We made our way to the Central United Methodist Church in downtown Asheville. Kathleen grew up going to this church so it made their day oh so special. At the church, Kathleen stepped into her gorgeous Anais Anette gown with her maid of honor, mom, and John’s mom. Then she met her handsome prince at the end of the aisle with a huge smile!
After a wonderful ceremony, we made our way to The Venue on a cute Trolley while guests were enjoying cocktail hour. Followed by entrances, the best father of the bride speech I have ever heard, delicious food, and dancing the night away. Kathleen’s dad John and Kathleen had the best band cranking out amazing tunes. They both love popcorn hence the amazing Poppy Asheville popcorn as their favor. And an amazing confetti exit that we are in love with! See our favorite images from their perfect day below.
The Doubletree Bridal Suite
First Looks & Bridal Potraits at Central United Methodist Church
Kathleen & Her Bridesmaids
John & His Groomsmen
The Wedding Ceremony at Central United Methodist
Wedding Party Portraits
The Asheville Trolley Ride
Luxury Reception at The Venue
Asheville Wedding Painting
The First Dance at The Venue
Wedding Street Portraits in Downtown Asheville
John & Kathleen’s Wedding Video
Amazing Vendor Team
Photo & Video – McSween Photography
Event Planner – Lisa Pleasant Events
Venue & Catering – The Venue Asheville
Bakery – Karen Donatelli Bakery
Band – Liquid Pleasure Band
Gown – Anais Anette
Bridal Salon – Beloved Bridal
Bridal Shoes – Loeffler Randall
Veil – Alexandra Grecco
Bridesmaids – Azazie
Menswear – The Black Tux
Florist – Flora Asheville
Beauty – Powder Me Pretty
Favors – Poppy Handcrafted Popcorn
Wedding Rings – Highland Diamond
Bridesmaids Earrings – Kate & Mari
Invitations – Paisley and Paper
Calligraphy – The Script Shop
Welcome booklet – Calligraphy Plus
Bridesmaids PJs – Piyama
Transportation – The Trolley Company
Live wedding painter – Katie Jacobson
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