Monday, July 29, 2013

An Unforgettable Mountain Wedding

Last weekend our dear friends, Tim and Kristen, tied the knot at the foot of Grandfather Mountain in Linville, North Carolina. To say this wedding was a true fairy tale would be a huge understatement. This bride dreamed big and went all out for her big day. From custom stir sticks and church pews to hanging lanterns and 900 lavender peonies, Kristen knew exactly what she wanted and with the help of her rock star wedding planner, Katrina from come+together, the wedding day was flawless. I should also mention the ridiculously talented florist, Lynette from Bloom Room{who did my wedding too}, really outdid herself on this one!
The wedding ceremony was insanely beautiful. Held in a rustic and gorgeous pavilion, guests sat in church pews and were spoiled with unbelievable views of the mountains all around.
Guests even enjoyed a Linville Lemonade {lemonade, peach schnapps, vodka & gingerale} as they arrived and were seated in front of the most stunning peony monogrammed "S" for the bride's new last initial.
All of the signage {food stations, bar, thank you send off, etc.} throughout the entire wedding was etched glass.
The bride added tons and tons of flowy sheer drapes to her ceremony venue.
The altar - tons of candles, white peonies, greenery and more.
 {my bestie, Brynn}
During cocktail hour guests picked up their table assignment from a mantel dripping with peonies...
and walked along a candlelit peony-filled pathway to the reception. It was hard to really capture this experience with my iPhone.
The gorgeous bride with her best friends. Check out those Jimmy Choo's {and Hermes bracelet} she gave each of her maids. Now that is one heck of a bridesmaid gift!
As if guests weren't already blown away by the ceremony, the tented reception was the most stunning wedding venue I've ever seen in my life.
The head table was filled with flowers, lavender candles and so many more details. Above the head table was custom built lattice covered in live greenery with hanging lanterns filled with candles and more flowers.
{a night shot of this same table}
{two of my best girlfriends}
Other tables from the reception:
Check out that ceiling!!!! AH-MAZING, right?!
Floating candles and lanterns above the tables - I about died when I saw these.
A piece of lavender was at each setting - the bride truly carried her theme throughout the night!
The cake was over 5 feet tall. It was so pretty I was sad to see them cut it. But I quickly got over that once I polished off a huge piece of red velvet cake!
I am so glad I snapped this picture right when I entered the reception because this was the only time the dance floor wasn't completely packed out. The band was crazy good and everyone partied on the dance floor until 11 pm. It was definitely the best wedding dance party I'd ever been part of!
{first dance}
Including the honeymoon the bride has visited 70 countries. She absolutely loves to travel. So for her wedding meal she had 4 stations of food: Italy, Southern Favorite, Spain and Greece inspired! All of the food was delicious but my favorite was Italy and Matt's favorite was Southern!
{the southern favorite's station}
 Kristen gave delicious Norma Love chocolates to guests as her wedding favors.
 For the sendoff, guests were given a match and Japanese lanterns to float off into the sky.
 The sky looked beautiful.
 {Brynn - the lantern pro}
{the sign before it was attached to the car}
What a memorable night celebrating two of our good friends! We love you Tim & Kristen. Have so much fun in Tahiti, Moorea and Bora Bora!


  1. Wow this wedding looks so amazing! I can't get over how beautiful it looks!


  2. What an incredible wedding! Holy smokes. Pretty jealous of those jimmy choos and their honeymoon destination(s)!!

  3. What an incredible, gorgeous wedding! Truly one of a kind. So jealous of their honeymoon destinations!

  4. Will be Pinning just about everything from this post, and I'm not even engaged!! Beautiful wedding.

  5. OMG!!!!!!!!! I've never seen anything like it! I can't imagine what they spent on flowers alone!
    I was thinking about ya'll and wondering if the ceremony was scheduled to be outdoors. Giving all the rain, I bet they were glad they had everything under cover!! The bridesmaid gifts are ridonkulous! Jelly! ;)
    Thanks for sharing

  6. Holy cow! I was dying over your Instagram pictures and I am even more in awe now! So gorgeous!

  7. What a gorgeous wedding! I am in love with sending up the lanterns at the end of the night. Everyone must have had such a great time! I've been to one wedding like that, with so much planning and detail, etc, and I will never forget it. It was like being at a celebrity's wedding.

  8. WOW! I don't even know what to say, ha! Absolutely stunning, breath taking, you name it!!

  9. That wedding is stunning. The lanterns over the table were gorgeous! And the flowers - WOW! What a fun wedding to be a guest at! Your dress was beautiful!

  10. WOW! I don't think anything was left undone (& if it was you certainly couldn't tell!) It was absolutely gorgeous!!! Straight out of a magazine! She did a great job! I'm sure it was one of the most fun weddings EVER!

  11. holy crap. That wedding is breathtaking. I am probably going to look at this post 700 times today just to see it over and over again.

  12. Wow! Katrina worked some serious magic cause this is a complete fairytale! I bet it was hard to leave!

  13. wow, this wedding is seriously gorgeous... i love all the drapes and greenery!!! and super jealous of their honeymoon :)

  14. Holy beautiful!!! That wedding is crazy amazing! She put so much thought into it and it showed!

  15. What an beautiful wedding!! My boyfriend and I met in Boone at App and I would love for us to get married up in that area. I'm going to have to keep her venue in mind. Absolutely stunning!

  16. What a STUNNING wedding!!! Oh my.

  17. HOLY CRAP! What an amazing wedding!! That looks wild!

  18. Stunning! Talk about paying attention to details! Congrats to your friend and her new husband!

  19. Holy mackerel on Sunday - that is very elaborate! Best wishes for a beautiful marriage! Great photos Christina! (and great dress too)

  20. Yea.....I'm speechless - and what I kept thinking was, "These are iphone pictures" - I can't even imagine what the photographer was able to capture!!

  21. Wow - that looks like an incredible wedding! Seeing all of that beauty in person must have been almost impossible to describe, but your pictures said it all perfectly!

  22. I was seriously in awe over the pictures you were posting on IG...this wedding is absolutely spectacular! :)

  23. OMG!! I wish I had her budget and pintrest were around when I got married! OMG this is drop dead amazing and beautiful and every other awesome adjective for a dream wedding!

  24. Holy Heck!! I look at that and all I see is dollar signs! How gorgeous!!

  25. This is amazing! I don't know them but congrats to the couple :) They had a gorgeous wedding!

  26. Such a gorgeous wedding! Grandfather Mountain is such a nice place. Best wishes for the two!


  27. This looks so romantic! What a beautiful event!

    =) Brooke

  28. Wow!! What a beautiful wedding, so beautifully captured and she really did think of everything! x

  29. OMG! This is a lot nicer than the plastic flowers at our courthouse wedding! LOL
    You take beautiful pictures, by the way, and seem like such a sweet friend.

  30. HOLY MOLY that is one incredible wedding!!! all the details and the lanterns and the chocolates oh my...they went all out and i love every single detail--so glad you shared my friend!!

    and p.s. you look just as gorgeous as always

  31. My husband and I got married here, and we couldn't have found a better venue! It is so beautiful, with dark hardwood floors. Wrought iron chandeliers and some really cool artwork on the big pocket doors at one end of the room.
    reception hall


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