Hidden on the outskirts of the Great Smoky Mountains, lies a hidden poreserve with spectacular mountain views. Here, surrounded by the peak colors of October, Allie and Ryley exchanged their vows. This love-filled weekend featured a rustic chic rehearsal dinner and romantic wedding.
Reliving this wedding weekend, highlighting all the details.
The intimate rehearsal dinner was hosted by Allie’s father at his own mountain home. When first touring the property, we were instantly inspired. The property itself emitted a warm and cozy cabin feel, which we tapped into. We incorporated the family’s collection of blue and white China heirlooms that had been passed down for generations. This provided an elegant touch and vibrant pop to the organic pigments found throughout the space. Leaning into the mountain culture, we styled the space with deer antlers and local furs. Rustic chic intersected with eclectic western and it created the perfect start to a fabulous weekend.
A classic and timeless wedding with hints of organic touches made for a magical fall mountaintop aesthetic. The entire design was inspired by Balsam Mountain Preserve’s existing venue spaces and Allie’s classic style. The event orbited around a sparkly clear tent, garnished with custom designs including elaborate signage, store sticks, luxurious florals, stone elements and a top notch fireworks show.
A dazzle of honey-colored leaves created an impressive backdrop. Little decor was needed here, featuring the natural surroundings.
A live band, custom souvenir dance-floor-friendly cups and a fun crowd kept the party flowing! An absolute ball was had by all.
If you’re interested in a full weekend experience with Honey + Thyme Events as your planning and design team, visit our website for more details on how we can curate the wedding weekend of your dreams!
Planning/Designing: Honey + Thyme Events, + The Olive Branch / Venue: Balsam Mountain Preserve/ Linen Rentals: BBJ Latavola / Photography/Videography: Thin Spaces Productions / Florist: Seeded Events + Design / General Rentals: Curated Events /Signage: Unspoken Designs / Beauty: Lashes and Lace /Catering + Bartending: Chef Andreas
Planning/Designing: Honey + Thyme Events, + The Olive Branch / Venue: Balsam Mountain Preserve/ Catering/Dessert: Bes Catering /Photography/Videography: Thin Spaces Productions / Florist: Seeded Events + Design / Rentals: Curated Events /Fabricator: Unspoken Designs / Beauty: Lashes and Lace / Reception Band: Mikey Marrero / Reception Band: Right to Party / Transportation: Special Occasion Limousine / Suit: Indochino / Dress: J. Majors Bridal by All Who Wander/ Officiant: Rene Gunning