Real Wedding: Lauren & Marty

by Sep 5, 2018

Lauren &

It all started with 2 hurricanes, a proposal, an engagement photoshoot and one amazing love story. A love story that inspires us and reminds us that life may not always be perfect or operate according to plan, but if you have one another you can conquer the world.  We were touched by their story and we knew we had to be involved. As part of our LLG Gifted initiative, making giving back the epicenter of our business, we chose to gift our planning services to create a once in a lifetime celebration for Lauren and Marty.

LLG Events

With flowers, a venue (shoutout Asheville local Marta from The Ridge/The Venue) and dress all promised, LLG continued to search for other vendors willing to help. Eventually, they stumbled upon our Engaged Asheville team. Lauren (of LLG) sent a general inquiry email on our website and our vendors didn’t disappoint! The next morning they were flooded with emails from our across North Carolina.

Lauren says, “The response was overwhelming. Vendors were willing to donate entertainment, cakes, stationery, welcome bags, hair and makeup, the list goes on. Before we knew it we ended up assembling the perfect team of creatives.”

photo by STJ Creative


Mike Deserio delivered the ceremony sermon and had the couple + surrounding loved ones in tears and fits of laughter throughout!


Heidi, of Dogwood Designs Bakery, donated a 4-tier cake with a beautiful stormy purple scene with gold foil accents.


Bethany of Joy Unscripted provided:
Welcome Sign, Place Cards, Signature Drinks, and Table Side Menus.

Other Creatives

We were honored to offer our studio space for the couple’s rehearsal dinner as well!

World Class Vendor Team

Event planning, coordination and design: LLG Events – @llgevents
Photography: Anne Bequette – @stjcreativephotography
Floral design: David Kimmel Design – @davidkimmeldesign
Rehearsal dinner: Engaged Asheville – @engagedasheville
Ceremony venue: The Ridge – @theridgeavl
Reception venue & catering: The Venue – @thevenueavl
Rehearsal dinner catering: The Venue – @thevenueavl
Wedding dress: Martina Liana Bridal – @martinalianabridal
Videography: Cassandra Isbell – @cassandraisbellphoto
Second photographer: Joel Conner – @shadowandlightstl
Rehearsal dinner DJ: Meseret – @phantompantone
Ceremony guitarist: @collectivemusicsolutions
Reception DJ: Erica Berg – @collectivemusicsolutions

Hair: Je’Taime, Sugar & Spice Salon – @sugarandspicesalon
Makeup: La Belle Visage – @labellevisagenj
Accommodations: AC Hotel – @achotelasheville
Engaged Asheville community: @engagedasheville
Wedding Officiant: @mikedeserio.weddingofficiant
Calligraphy: Joy Unscripted – @joyunscripted
Cake: Dogwood Designs – @dogwood_baker
Floral Warehouse & Storage – @blossomsatbiltmorepark
Poppy Handcrafted Popcorn – @poppyhandcraftedpopcorn
Rehearsal dinner drinks: Wicked Weed – @wickedweedbrewing
Farewell brunch venue: Highland Brewing Company – @highlandbrewing
Transporation: Young Transporation – @youngtransportationandtours

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