Stylish Asheville Wedding with Custom Peach Wedding Gown

If it’s your big day, why not write your own rules? This Bride bucked tradition by wearing a custom peach creation from Project Runway’s Carol Hannah while her bridesmaids donned white dresses! Plus, guests participated in a unique candle exchange during the ceremony. Beautifully captured by Perry Vaile, it’s unlike any other wedding we’ve seen, and you can see it all right here.








From Perry VaileThe beautiful and bubbly Mariette is a Southern style maven, lover of Kate Spade, and has a keen eye for detail. She had her custom peach and butter wedding gown designed by Charleston based designer Carol Hannah (of Project Runway fame) and it was positively stunning. The dress stood in contrast to Mariette’s bridesmaids who were actually the ones in floor-length white dresses and floral crowns.

As New Yorkers, Mariette and her hubby-to-be Nick traveled down to Asheville to tie the knot in the impeccable Grove Park Inn, famous for its sweeping views of the Blue Ridge Mountains and its unique architecture.

Lovely details to note:

  • Mariette and Nick had a very unique ceremony! Their guests formed a winding circle around the couple during the ceremony and though it was a little windy, they participated in a beautiful candle exchange where a flame traveled through the hands of every guest arriving back at the center where the couple stood. It was a sweet and endearing ceremony set near the stone fireplace and distant mountains.
  • The bridesmaids were the ones in white! This Bride had major style points for trying something different – and it made her custom gown the crown jewel of the bridal party!
  • Mariette honored her mother at the ceremony by placing a photo of her in an empty chair at the ceremony – so beautiful!

Photography: Perry Vaile | Floral Design: Grove Park Inn | Wedding Dress: Carol Hannah | Shoes: Kate Spade | Bridesmaids’ Dresses: WTOO | Ceremony & Reception: Grove Park | Perfume: Prada | Watch: Kate Spade

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