From the ceremony held lakeside in Highlands, North Carolina, to the exquisite reception at Rockwood Lodge, Carolina and John’s wedding was nothing short of breathtaking. The mountain setting with views of the surrounding hills set the perfect backdrop as the couple began the next chapter of their lives.
The Epting Events team was honored to be chosen to coordinate the details of Carolina and John’s wedding. The affair was grand, yet familiar. The large main tent was reserved for the upbeat band. The tent was decorated with hand crafted floral designs from the Epting Events floral department.
A smaller “Game Tent” featured a hand rolled cigar station, a bluegrass band, and a collection of assorted taxidermy.
The couple chose clear tents, provided by Beachview Event Rentals & Design, to let in the lucent mountain light during the day and the bright starlight as the guests danced the night away. We provided beautiful crystal chandeliers that were trimmed with greenery by the Epting Events floral department to accent the rich outdoor scenery.
After the ceremony, wedding guests tasted hors d’oeuvres ranging from smoked salmon on toast to lamb lollipops to fig & herbed goat cheese crostinis as they filed into the dancing tent.
Before the sun set below the picturesque mountain peaks, Carolina and John shared their first dance amidst 220 of their family and friends.
The couple cut their five tiered red velvet cake, made by Classic City Confections, inside the warmly lit wood and stone lodge.
In between the dancing and the pink cotton candy champagne, guests were able to enjoy a buffet including beef tenderloin filet, southern classics such as shrimp & grits and truffle macaroni & cheese, roasted asparagus, and old fashioned tomato pudding, an Epting favorite. The second buffet featured yellow-fin tuna roasted on a salt block with wasabi sauce, fresh ginger, and a quinoa salad along with a rainbow trout and moser salad.
According to Epting Event’s event coordinator, Bethany, the event “was one for the books”. It was a pleasure to be a part of Carolina & John’s memorable day. Warmest wishes to the happy couple from Epting Events!
Photos by Erik Meadows