Vendors Came Together to Gift a Wedding to Hurricane Victims – This Is The Lovely Result

Vendors Came Together to Gift a Wedding to Hurricane Victims – This Is The Lovely Result

Mountain vistas, European charm, wildflower fields, a lush floral arch, and touching moments – this wedding day has all of this and more. But, the best part isn’t even the stunning venue, the cozy reception that looks like it took place somewhere in Italy, or the beautiful gown. The best part is that it was gifted to a deserving bride and groom. Marty and Lauren are a couple from the U.S. Virgin Islands who survived Hurricanes Irma and Maria, yet lost so much in the storms so an amazing team of people volunteered their time to help them have a showstopping big day in Asheville, North Carolina. Vendors from all over the States came together to donate their services for complete strangers, and this is the result ….


Event planning, coordination and design: LLG Events – @llgevents

Photography: Anne Bequette, STJ Creative Photography – @stjcreativephotography

Floral design: David Kimmel Design – @davidkimmeldesign

Venue (based on day):

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

Wedding day videography: Cassandra Isbell – @cassandraisbellphoto

Wedding day second photographer: Joel Conner from Shadow & Light Photography – @shadowandlightstl

Rehearsal dinner DJ: Meseret, Phantom Pantone – @phantompantone

Rehearsal dinner equipment: Guitar Center – @guitarcenter

Ceremony guitarist: Collective Music Solutions – @collectivemusicsolutions

Reception DJ: Erica Berg, Collective Music Solutions – @collectivemusicsolutions

Hair: Je’Taime, Sugar & Spice Salon – @sugarandspicesalon

Makeup: La Belle Visage – @labellevisagenj

Accommodations: AC Hotel – @achotelasheville

Engaged Asheville community: @engagedasheville

Cake: Dogwood Designs Bakery – @dogwood_baker

Poppy Handcrafted Popcorn – @poppyhandcraftedpopcorn

Floral warehouse/assistance: Blossoms at Biltmore Park – @blossomsatbiltmorepark

Calligraphy: Joy Unscripted – @joyunscripted

Transporation: Young Transporation – @youngtransportationandtours

Wedding officiant: Michael DeSerio – @mikedeserio.weddingofficiant