Eleanor and Chris were married at The North Carolina Arboretum in May. It was a lovely garden-party affair! The event featured really sweet, personal touches throughout, and was a true reflection of Chris and Eleanor’s style. These Asheville locals are outdoorsy and fun, and their guests had an absolute blast!

The Arboretum has multiple event spaces and gardens, so the ceremony, cocktail hour and reception all took place in different garden locations. The assigned seating chart was an adorable rock display, and they featured a local topo map for their guest sign-in. As the manager at the local Lilly Pulitzer store, Eleanor had the bridal party decked out in colorful, bright Lilly dresses and bowties (which also matched the Lilly table linens scattered throughout). Guests square danced under the stars to some live bluegrass music and the celebration was truly magical! See pics below and a HUGE thanks to all the vendors involved in making it such a perfect night for Eleanor and Chris! YAY!


Photography: Rachael McIntosh Photography / Catering: Village Wayside Bar and Grille / Baker: Callie’s Confections / Hair and Make up: Turner and Scott / Music: Bobby and the Blueridge Tradition / Floral: Flowers by Larry / Transportation: Emma Bus Line / The NC Arboretum