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Lauren & Benjamin {Chestnut Ridge}

Lauren & Benjamin {Chestnut Ridge}

Happy Monday, lovelies! Our first official blog post is live (yippee!) and we couldn’t be more thrilled to showcase a wedding that encapsulates everything that the Asheville Wedding Guide is about. Today’s darling duo, Lauren and Benjamin, first locked eyes as freshmen while attending The University of North Carolina Asheville.  Although it took a year or two before Ben finally asked Lauren out on a proper date (Ben had taken some time off school to join the Marine Corps) the twosome struck up a relationship that was certainly meant to be. Now while this couple is seriously in love (can’t you tell from these swoon-worthy Eggleston + Co. images?), their courtship and proposal was not without humor. Need a hint? Lauren, in all her excitement of getting engaged, squeezed a ring a size too small onto her finger and less than 24 hours later, had to get the diamond stunner cut off. “Ben felt awful for getting the size wrong but I felt worse for having the ring sawed in half less than a day later. It makes for a funny story now, though,” says Lauren. Indeed. When the Big Day finally rolled around (and ahem…after a new ring had been ordered) Lauren and Ben, along with Erin from Plain with Sprinkles Events pulled of a Chestnut Ridge wedding with all kinds of autumn enchantment. A dark and moody color palette ruled the day (check Lauren’s bold lips!) and although mother nature made an untimely appearance by way of rain, the couple ultimately used it as an excuse to let go and let loose. If their sparkler exit was any indication how great this wedding was, it’s safe to say that this Big Day dazzled, one and all.

Scroll down to the very end to see every “friendor” involved in making this beauty the best day ever!

Venue: Chestnut Ridge

Photographer: Eggleston & Co.

Planner: Plain with Sprinkles Events

Caterer: Catering by Corey

Florist: Inspired Designs NC

Rentals: Classic Event Rental

Bar service: Cordial & Craft

Stationery: Wedding Paper Divas

Calligraphy: Joy Unscripted

Beauty: Ciao Bella Salon

Music: A Bride’s DJ