Danilo + Stephanie

Danilo and Stephanie hosted a small, exclusive fall wedding at one of our favorite places, Castle Ladyhawke, between Cullowhee and Cashiers. They loved the feel of this stone castle surrounded by mountainous views overlooking Cedar Cliff Lake, and created a design that would feature the mountains in both the ceremony and the reception. 


The couple was framed during the ceremony by a custom bamboo arbor twined with flowers and fabric, built to order by Ray's Florist in Sylva and installed on the grassy lawn outside the castle.

Guests were treated to a sumptuous reception that featured dinner in the Great Hall looking out over the mountains. Danilo and Stephanie sat at a sweetheart table framed by the guest tables, which were decorated with gorgeous gold-rimmed vintage plates and beaded gold napkins Stephanie found.

Additional gold accents complemented the deep eggplant purple, hints of pink, sage green eucalyptus, and rose gold selected in the design theme and transformed by flowers from Ray's Florist in Sylva. 

Lulu's in Sylva provided an incredible meal for the guests, including soup, salad, and a selection of mouthwatering dinner entrees, followed by a dessert bar with some of the tastiest offerings we've seen. The first dance took place on the balcony and guests joined the happy couple in dancing and drinks after the dinner. 

It was such a pleasure to work with Danilo and Stephanie on this gorgeous fall day and we wish them the best of luck in the future!