Downtown Asheville Wedding: The Venue – Cara + Brendan

Asheville Destination Wedding and Elopement Photographer shares a look at Lovely October Wedding at The Venue in the heart of Downtown Asheville, NC.

If there’s one thing that I think you should know about the Scheil’s its this: They KNOW how to throw a PARTY! 😉

I first met Cara’s sweet, lovely, wonderful family when I photographed her older sister’s Wedding about 5 years ago!

side note: (It’s crazy to me that Kirsten & Wyatt’s Wedding was FIVE years ago but you know how I remember!? I was pregnant when I met them and I had an infant at the time of their wedding — my son just turned 5 yesterday!!!)

Needless to say, when Cara contacted me two years ago to say that she and Brendan were Engaged and that they wanted me to shoot their Wedding, I was positively thrilled to say YES, YES, YES!

Another side note: At Kirsten and Wyatt’s Wedding five years ago, Cara and Brendan were newly’ish dating and I could just see it, I just knew that they would eventually get married! Something about they way they looked at each other, the way they were together… I just knew it! <3

Brendan, Cara and I got together two years ago down in Charlotte to shoot their Engagement Session for their originally scheduled 2020 Wedding Date buuuuut you know… COVID. So, their plans got shuffled and pushed and a year later, they FINALLY got to say I’DO in front of their family and friends with a BIG Party that they definitely deserved!! 🙂

Things I Loved about this Wedding:

  1. It’s no secret that I’m totally OBSESSED with Flora’s Designs. They ALWAYS have the most beautiful bouquets & floral design…. I can immediately tell, I don’t even have to ask where the floral is from because I can take one look at it and KNOW where it’s from!!! Second to none. Honestly! Check them out here: Flora Botanical Living
  2. The Venue – I LOVE this place! Honestly, it’s one of my favorite venues to shoot! It’s right in the heart of Downtown Asheville, in a beautiful, old, Art Deco Building (on the outside), with an industrial (giant floor to ceiling windows, exposed brick / wooden beams) vibe inside! It has a clean, classy aesthetic that’s just lovely! The planning / coordination staff at The Venue has been doing this a while and they run a tight ship! Events here flow effortlessly and every wedding that I’ve shot here, it seems that everyone has the best time! Universe, if you can hear me, I’m also DYING to get out to shoot a wedding at their other venue called: The Ridge as well! 😉
  3. The Personal / Family Touches – If you notice, there’s a photo of a unique, custom, wooden ring “box” although it’s not technically a ‘box’ — but the ring was carried in this vessel to the ceremony and it’s special because a Cara’s grandfather hand made it! Also, Brendan’s Dad Designed the Groom / Groomsmen Suits!!! They all looked SO sharp!! 🙂
  4. Halloween Wedding!?!? I loved the subtle nods to the holiday that they incorporated throughout the day! From the Bridesmaids gifts to the — did you see that Dessert / Candy Bar!!? Holy Sugar Rush!!! Also, a few of the Bridesmaids changed into Skeleton Costumes at the end of the reception (because who’s not gonna hit the town after a crazy fun reception at a Downtown Asheville venue, on halloween weekend!?) Halloween is my favorite holiday and I am here for it!!
  5. The Scheil’s and The Crumbs + their Friends KNOW how to have a good time!!! That dance floor was ALWAYS BUMP’N, thanks in part to Robby with A Bride’s DJ Service!!! Now that I think of it…. I don’t think I’ve ever worked a wedding with Robby that the guests didn’t have the time of their lives!!! Get in touch with Robby here: A Bride’s DJ
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