The new year is almost here, but we've got one more wedding from 2014 that is sure to please. We trekked up to Highlands, NC, one of our favorite spots, for Beth + Brian's wedding celebration earlier this year, and it was well worth the trip. Beth + Brian pickedThe Bascom: Center for Visual Arts for their ceremony and reception, one of the neatest places we've ever been. Do you remember Kendall + Patrick's wedding from a few years ago in Highlands? That was our first trip to The Bascom, as K + P picked this gorgeous backdrop for some of their wedding pictures. But his time, we got to spend the whole day there, and soak up all of the good things The Bascom has to offer.
We love all of the sophisticated spin on rustic that Beth + Brian had going on in their wedding celebration. From their venue, to their flowers, to little natural accents throughout the evening, Beth + Brian's taste is top notch! Of course, they did have a little help in the form of their amazing wedding coordinator, Michelle with Occasions by Emily. Plus, we were WILD about Beth's bouquet and all the sweet arrangements from Fern Studio. But our jaws really hit the floor when we saw the arbor at Beth + Brian's alter. It's so perfect, I mean really?! And of course, none of these show stopping details could be appreciated today if it weren't for the man, the myth, the legendary Jeremy Harwell, of Harwell Photography. His photos are always spot on and spectacular! For cocktail hour, Beth + Brian chose passed items like our bleu cheese shortbread with candied figs, bloody mary soup shots with sesame spiced lump crab, pomegranate glazed chicken skewers, and our fried green tomatoes with pimento cheese. Beth + Brian's buffet dinner featured our venus salad of baby field greens with lemon scented artichoke hearts + roasted red peppers + crumbled gorgonzola + black walnuts drizzled with balsamic vinaigrette. For proteins, they picked the grain mustard + aged balsamic roasted pork tenderloin and fresh mountain trout with pecans + fresh basil with yellow tomato beurre blanc. And as side items, Beth + Brian selected our mac-n-cheese and our roasted seasonal vegetables with maple glaze + sea salt.
There is something light and airy about Beth + Brian's wedding celebration that just makes us pause, even during the busiest days, and feel calm. We loved being a part of this wonderfully talented team of vendors, and are so lucky to share some memories with this exceptional couple!Here's to 2014, hope you had as much fun as we did! And to 2015, let's make it another memorable year!