Jessica, an illustrator, and Nick, a musician/designer, live in Brooklyn, New York, far away from family and some of their closest friends. They wanted to have their wedding in a place that was beautiful + meaningful – and convenient for their guests – so they settled on Grove Park Inn Country Club in Asheville, North Carolina for its location + beauty. We just love how they creatively incorporated their trades + talents into their beautiful woodland-inspired celebration. Let’s hear more about how they did it from Jessica:
Nick and I both work in creative fields, so the wedding was a reflection of our creative spirits coming together. It felt really natural to be inspired by the organic beauty of the mountains and history of North Carolina, because we both incorporate so much of that in our work already. Illustrating the invitations, table numbers, and other paper goods made it feel so special and personal.
Thanks so much to Brett & Jessica for sending this sweet wedding our way and big congrats to the newlyweds!
Adoring this contrast-y bouquet by Flora Events!
And Jessica is killin’ it in her Sarah Seven dress!
Faux fur to keep warm on a chilly day…
Processional: Razor Town – Jason Isbell
Recessional: Heavensent – The SteelDrivers
First Dance: Part One – Band of Horses
The most memorable moment by far was making our vows to one another. We wrote our own vows and didn't share them with each other until the ceremony. Our guests were surprised that we didn't share them beforehand because they matched up so perfectly!
The reception was warm + inviting with woodsy wildflower centerpieces, terrariums bursting with greenery + moss, woven place settings and lots of apothecary jars with candles sprinkled in between.
At the end of the day, the most important thing is the person you chose to spend your life with - so don't worry about every little detail. It will all come together as it is meant to!
photography: Brett & Jessica // venue name: Grove Park Inn Country Club // florals: Flora Events // wedding dress: Sarah Seven // bridesmaid dresses: For Her and For Him // hair stylist: Gail Buccafurri // makeup artist: Gail Buccafurri // groom attire: ASOS // paper goods: Jessica Roux // catering: Grove Park Inn Country Club // cake: Grove Park Inn Country Club // music: Pat Lance // officiant: Richard Spell // event planner: Weddings With Tara // flower crown: Flora Events // veil: Sara Gabriel // bride's shoes: Steve Madden for the bride, Redwing Shoes for the groom