Real Wedding- An Intimate Lodge Style Affair

We love intimate weddings and we cannot lie. Early spring during our initial consultation with the bride, we were able to capture a very clear vision of how she imagined her wedding day. She wanted her and as well as her fiancés wedding day to reflect their true purpose for getting married and to share this meaningful occasion with their closest friends and relatives. “I want my wedding day to feel personal.”

This wedding of fifty guest was filled with a charming ceremony full of joyful tears and heartwarming personal vows by both the bride and groom. Subsequently, a romantic and delectable dinner party was held for guest in an intimate setting filled with estate tables, floral details, and romantic candlelight, Later, guest were entertained with a diversified cultural party vibe that kept their tribe of loving family and friends on the dance floor all night.

It was our intent to ensure this lovely couples wedding day vision was fully executed and with the partnership of some wonderful and talented vendors, the bride left saying- “my day was magical.”

Couple: Toya and Dennis

Venue: The Lodge at Ballantyne

Planner: Fabulously Created Events

Photographer: Ariel Perry Photography

Floral Designer: Designs by Devereux

Stationery: Viri LovelyDesigns

Entertainment: Split Second Sound

Officiant: Rev. Rebecca Nagy

Makeup: Voga Beauty Makeup Artistry

Bridal Dress: J Majors Bridal Boutique


Toya + Dennis, you are a joy to know and we are so honored and privileged to have played a part in your special day. Thank you for entrusting our team to execute your vision.


Crystal and the FC Events Team

Dancing in the Rain

No amount of rain, thunder, or lighting was going to stop this fairytale wedding from happening just the way it was planned.  Chris and Morgan were married this past May at a unique farm tucked away in Statesville NC called Green Gables Farms.  Upon entrance to this beautifully manicured farm, you immediately feel the southern hospitality as you are greeted by ravishing farmland filled with every breed of horse and farm animal you could imagine.

The details of this wedding were magnificently scripted by the bride and no stone was left unturned.  From the grooms brother who is an active military soldier surprising him moments before the wedding (total tear jerker) to the choreographed father and daughter dance by Morgan and her dad, this day was a dream come true.  We thank Chris and Morgan for allowing us to be a part of their special day and wish nothing but the best for them along their journey as husband and wife.

Here are a few of our favorite pictures capturing their day.  Thanks to Indigo Photography of Charlotte for the amazing photos.



The Perfect Verse Over a Tight Beat

I can remember it like it was yesterday, the words being uttered- "I think I found my wedding planner."  It didn't take a full hour for me to make an instant connection with a spunky, adventures, intelligent engineer named Imani and her cool, collect, fitness trainer fiancé Chris.  They have been a joy to work with as we quickly plan their summer wedding in Asheville NC.  On the way to venue search, they looked at me and said- "hey Crystal, do you know Johnnyswim?"  My response,  "no, I don't think I have (thinking I really should expand my music playlist and take my New Edition obsession off repeat and join the rest of the world).   They instantly showed me a picture and said "this is our inspiration for our engagement session, can you make it happen?"  Well, ummm- heck yeah I can!   Thanks to Lucy and Steve, the wonderful photographers of Smitten and Hooked, for bringing the awesomeness to this spicy, love intense, fun, awww inspiring engagement shoot.  Thanks to the Labortory Mills and Old South Vintage Rentals for connecting with us and making Imani and Chris' engagement shoot one to remember.  Enjoy and be inspired!

Chic in the City

For almost 10 months, we have been planning a fall wedding for Jenelle and Deatric.  To be around the two of them, you will instantly recognize their chemistry and gravitate to their kindness.  We had a great time making their engagement shoot vision come to life.  Thanks Shanna Duffy Photography for capturing the essence of Jenelle and Deatric's love.  Thanks to Crave Dessert Bar as well for letting us use their venue as a canvas for life long memories.  Here are a few of our favorites!  Enjoy!