Words cannot begin to express how excited we are for one of our newest features, the Local Wedding Guides! Bit by bit, we’re selecting various locations to highlight the numerous resources available from our vendor guide members and their tried-and-true recommendations. First up on the list is North Carolina:
Photos above are by Charlotte-based photographer Megan of Lime Green Photography.
Any favorite photo spots for engagement sessions?
Megan: Uptown Charlotte, Downtown NoDA (rustic/urban), The bride + groom’s backyard and home.
Photos below are by Charlotte-based Belle Rempert of Lamb + Lark.
From Belle Rempert: I recommend Max Patch — it’s located on the NC and Tennessee border and has lovely 360 degree views at the top!
Photos by Jenna Red White and Green Photography.
What are some of your favorite wedding venues:
From Photos by Jenna: There are incredible lake front homes for rent that make beautiful backyard weddings!
Elizabeth of Almond Leaf Studios says: There are gorgeous, whimsical, quirky places all around downtown Asheville and the surrounding area. My favorite is to start in Asheville itself, then plan some time to head towards the outskirts for more of a rural feel with the mountains in the background.
Emily of Occasions by Emily recommends the Biltmore Estate!
Photos by Carolyn Scott Photography
From our Blue Label members, their recommendations for places for out-of-town guests to stay:
Raleigh: Downtown Raleigh Sheraton
Bannker Elk: Mast Farm Inn
Charlotte: The Morehead Inn, Charlotte Marriott City Center, Ritz Carlton Uptown
Asheville: Grand Bohemian in Biltmore Village, Inn on Biltmore Estate, Tiffany Hill Bed and Breakfast
Says Elizabeth of Almond Leaf Studios: There are many convenient hotels nearby Asheville with great accommodations. The Biltmore Hotel is gorgeous and wonderful, and there are also many others in that area (including a decent hostel!)
North Carolina Resource List:
Lime Green Photography (view portfolio), Charlotte + will travel worldwide
Almond Leaf Studios (view portfolio), Charlotte + will travel worldwide
Red White and Green Photography (view portfolio), Charlotte + will travel worldwide
Carolyn Scott Photography (view portfolio), Raleigh + will travel worldwide
Nancy Ray Photography (view portfolio), Raleigh + will travel worldwide
Lamb + Lark (view portfolio),
Event Design and Planning:
Erin McLean Events (view portfolio), Raleigh + will travel
Leigh Pearce Weddings (view portfolio), Greensboro + will travel
Rebecca Rose Events (view portfolio), Greensboro + will travel
Occasions by Emily (view portfolio), Asheville + will travel
Invitations and Paper Goods:
Erica Anne of the Summer House, Charlotte
See more in Online Resources.
Cake Lady Jill, Charlotte
Wow Factor Cakes, Charlotte
Rev. Barbara Lodge
The Palmer Building, Charlotte
Hart Witzen Gallery, Charlotte
The Morehead Inn, Charlotte
Snipes Farm Retreat, Chapel Hill
YMCA Camp Greenville, Greenville
1821 Hitching Post, Turnersberg
The Farm, Asheville
If you are a vendor and would like to be considered in our vendor guide, please click HERE to apply. If you would like to recommend additional local resources to this list, please email us!