Erica + Jim

Erica and Jim were married in April at one of WNC's most stunning and elegant venues: Lonesome Valley, in Cashiers, North Carolina. They were a joy to work with throughout the planning process and together we created a simple, elegant design theme that focused on lighting, soft pastel florals and flowing greenery. Enjoy stunning photographs from Nick Breedlove of Nick Breedlove Photography who captured some amazing moments during their special day.

Jim built a hand-crafted chuppah for the ceremony and it was brought to life with flowers from Ray's Florist in Sylva - Erica loved seeing it after arriving from getting her hair and make-up done by Katie Lovett from Visage Salon.  Asheville Marriages performed a wonderful ceremony that blended elements of a traditional Jewish ceremony with the couple's own selections. 

After the sweet ceremony, guests enjoyed specialty cocktails and treats from the nationally-recognized Lonesome Valley chefs under cafe lights strung between whiskey barrels. An incredible candlelit dinner followed around a wood-burning fire, creating a warm and welcoming environment for toasts from family and friends. Artista Cakes provided the perfect sweet treat to move the guests to the dance floor.

A long evening of dancing and music, provided at the cocktail hour and reception by A Bride's DJ, featured this sweet moment during a traditional Jewish chair dance, captured by Nick Breedlove of Nick Breedlove Photography.

The evening was capped off with handmade metallic streamers passed out to the guests, who whisked Erica and Jim away in a stunning display with the hundreds of lights reflecting from these gorgeous props.  

We loved working with this sweet and genuine couple and we join their family and friends in wishing them a long and happy life together!