Planning the Party

We have recently started a new fun trend for our clients, where we have a photographer come and shoot our tasting/site visit days. This is such a huge part of the planning process, and many brides bring family along. We thought how fun to document this for them, as part of the overall experience. So, today, we are planning Caroline’s wedding at High Hampton in Cashiers, NC. It was really showing off in that perfect first of Fall kind of way…

They have amazing gardens, especially their dahlia (one of my all time favorites) garden, and so much scenery. How could a wedding with this as the backdrop not be stunning? Thank you to McSween Photography for joining us on this trip.

We had the pleasure of cutting fresh blooms from their dahlia garden with Drew English (their on site floral guru). And I made a lush fall tablescape for our tasting table!

Of course you have to kick off the tasting with champagne!

So, when possible, always try to schedule your tasting/site visit in the same few week span as the actual event will take place. That way you will get to see what the grass, landscaping, temperatures, and even flavors will actually be like. We have to sample all of the speciality drinks, of course!

And, since this is usually one of the biggest planning elements, there is always so much information, and questions that come up. We always print detailed agendas, menus, and question, so that we (and our clients) can take dubious notes…. since the groom wasn’t able to join us, this was even more imperative to share with him, so that he felt a part of it as well.