Bridal Prep: Mariana Arostegui

We live for all things wedding. It's in our name after all. Engaged Asheville. So we can't think of anything better than a bride and her bridesmaids getting ready in our studio space. Y'all, meet Mariana.  Prep Location: Engaged Asheville Photographer: Gabrielle von...

Why Wedding Transportation In WNC Is A Must

So much of wedding planning is about the “fun” stuff, like picking out the wedding dress and tuxedos, tasting cakes, and selecting flowers.  Even the nitty gritty details can be enjoyable, like creating a table seating chart and addressing...

Events @ Engaged: Pure Barre Bridal

 Did you know the Engaged space is used for all different kinds of events? We've featured several over the past couple of blog posts from unicorn parties to Elopements. This week we're giving you a quick glimpse of a bridal event put on by Pure Barre Asheville and...

Elopement at Engaged | Sora & Eric

 Did you know the Engaged space is used for all different kinds of events? We've featured several over the past couple of blog posts from unicorn parties to 21st birthday celebrations. This week we're giving you details from a real-life elopement!! Engaged...

How To Choose Your Perfect Wedding Venue

There are just so many details that go into planning your wedding day.  The cake.  The flowers.  The perfect song for your first dance.  We perfect every detail, right down to our beverage of choice to enjoy while getting ready (give me a mango...

Featured | Asheville Wedding Guide

 We loooooove getting to brag on our Creative Team Members... and boy can we ever do that with the release of the first edition of the Asheville Wedding Guide! an annual publication that gives brides-to-be, fellow wedding professionals, and just those...

Mother’s Day Cake Decorating with Dogwood Designs

 Did you know the Engaged space is used for all different kinds of events? This week we're featuring a Mother's Day workshop hosted by one of our Creative Team Members, Heidi Smathers of Dogwood Designs! The Class You've probably heard of, or even been to,...

Mother’s Day Gifts

So we talk about weddings a lot on this blog... but we’re going to change gears for a second here and talk about another important event. Mother’s Day! Our mothers put up with a lot. And if you have kids of your own now, you know just how much...

Perfect Pairing with Catering by Corey

Before the word ‘staycation’ became a thing, I loved to play what I call ‘tourist in my town’.  To break out of my routine to discover something new hiding in plain sight in my own backyard.  Between the outdoors, the thriving culinary scene, and the rich culture of...

A Day In The Studio with Pop of Color

Video and photography by Jesseca Bellemare When we heard it was Pop of Color's turn to take over the Engaged blog, we couldn't wait to hop on here and start talking bridal beauty!  Hair, makeup, the whole nine...

Events at Engaged: Hand-Lettering Workshop

 Did you know the Engaged space is used for all different kinds of events? We've featured several over the past couple of blog posts from unicorn parties to 21st birthday celebrations. This week we're giving you a quick glimpse of a calligraphy workshop hosted by our...

Creative Spotlight: Cakes by Gray Takes The (Unique Wedding) Cake

Being a part of the Engaged fam is a pretty sweet gig.  You could say our sun-lit studio is our sweet spot!  (Too much?)  Nothing gets our sugar cravings revved up like when Melissa Gray of Cakes by Gray walks through the door.  We always know...

Events at Engaged: Delight Retreat

Remember that event we promoted several months ago called Delight? Well, the one-day creative worship event happened last month and we are happy to finally share details and photos! There was so much love and beauty planned into every detail of this event, and the...

Burgers + Beers: Asheville’s Best Breweries For Private Events

At Engaged we're all about love -- celebrating it, and sharing it!  We're a tight knit family of creatives, that's for sure, but we're also really connected with the greater community here in Asheville, North Carolina.  From collaborations to...

Black Balsam Elopement

If your'e a local or familiar with the Asheville hiking scene, you've probably heard of Black Balsam Knob. With it's easy access off the Parkway, fairly easy to moderate hike, and stunning views at the top, it's a favorite for many! But did you know Black Balsam is...

Real Reasons Why We Love A First Look

It's a wonderful thing, getting married in the modern era.  No longer do couples feel beholden to upholding old traditions that don't fit their personalities.  You don't need four walls and the roof of a chapel to feel like you're getting...

Day of Love: Dea’s Engagement Session

Our space was recently used by Kathy Beaver Photography for an engagement session for Deajsha Owens and her fiancé George.... y'all! Just wait until you see her magnificent red dress! We happen to think it goes perfectly with Valentine's Day and are...

Wedding Idea: Laser Cuttings Make Perfect Details

If you're at all familiar with the Engaged team or the topics we cover on this blog, by now you know that there's one thing we think ALL weddings should have in common.  They should be unique. Our planners, hair stylists, florists, bakers,...

Events at Engaged: Delight Retreat

Delight is a one-day creative worship retreat designed specifically for women who want to encounter God in a fresh way. Engaged Asheville is happy to be hosting a one-day Delight retreat from the creators of Draw Near! Typically their creative...

Yes! (That’s What She Said)

We may have fun with words, but we won't mince them.  Your soul mate asked you to marry them in their own, wonderful unique way.  You said "yes" and now you have your very own ring to gaze at, show off, and watch sparkle in the sunlight. So now...

Creative Team Spotlight: More Awards!

CONGRATULATIONS We're breaking out the bubbly y'all! At least 6 of our amazing Engaged Creatives have won Wedding Wire's prestigious "Couples' Choice" awards! The official description from Wedding Wire: We are so humbled to have been...

Creative Spotlight: AMAA Growing Strong While Giving Back

  Portions of this post originally appeared in an online article by the Asheville Chamber of Commerce of which Appalachian Mountain Adventures Asheville owner, Nicholas Wardwell, is a proud member.   At Engaged, we believe we're doing some pretty amazing things both...

2017 Creative Team Awards and Achievements

  We had such a great year we didn't want to forget it! Our creative team members took 2017 by storm, winning awards and accolades, growing their businesses, and appearing in several prestigious publications...and that's just the tip of the iceberg.  With so much to...

Events at Engaged: Boho Christmas Pop-Up

 Did you know the Engaged space is used for all different kinds of events? We’ve featured several in recent blog posts, from unicorn parties to 21st birthday celebrations. This week we’re talking all about the Boho Christmas pop-up put on by Vintage Hendo and Amber...

The Ultimate Guide To Wedding Calligraphy

In this modern era of matrimony in which we currently live, there aren't really any hard and fast "rules" when it comes to planning your wedding.  Yet, if we had to pick one, we'd say that the best guiding principle for wedding planning is to include plenty of...

Thank You from the Engaged Team

It's been just over a year since Candace turned this dream of hers into a reality... her dream of a team hand-picked for our talents, our different views, our creative eyes, our passions for this city, and most of all our love to see others in our industry succeed...

Events @ Engaged: Amber Hatchett TRIBE Collection Launch Party

They say 'big things come in small packages.'  Love letters.  Engagement rings.  A square piece of plastic that enables shopping sprees and $100 dinners. Around the Engaged studio -- in the presence of Amber Hatchett's designs -- you'll discover that small things make...

10-Day BoHo Christmas Pop-Up

Creative Team Member Amber Hatchett has teamed up with the Vintage Hendo crew to put on a 10-day Holiday pop-up shop featuring local artisans and makers.

Everything You Need To Know About Custom Wedding Dresses

When it comes to getting married, newly engaged couples are peppered with questions the minute that shiny ring o' bling slides down the bride's ring finger.  No sooner has the most important question of all -- "Will you marry me?" -- been asked and answered before...

5 Honest Tips From A Baker On Choosing A Wedding Cake

Let's pull up a chair for some real talk real quick, okay?  One of our core principles at Engaged is serving our clientele with the highest degree of professionalism, integrity, and quality.  We strive to be the best because you deserve the best!  Our experience in...

Chloe Found Her Knight

 Okay okay. This is kind of a teaser post, because we CAN'T WAIT to see the rest of the photos from this wedding... but several of our Creative Team members were involved and who can't use a little extra 'pretty' to end their Wednesday??   I mean really... how...

Coming Soon: Elopement Package

 Did you know the Engaged space is used for all different kinds of events? We've featured several over the past couple of blog posts from unicorn parties to 21st birthday celebrations. This week we're giving you a quick glimpse of an elopement style wedding ceremony!...

Events @ Engaged: Birthday Brunch

I die!!! Local photographer Julia Rose chose Engaged to host her Birthday Brunch, and my goodness, the result was magical. This beautiful event has me swooning over the gorgeous details… and those dahlias?! WOW!

Delicious Details To Make Your Wedding Day Pop!

Love.  How does one adequately articulate what it means to love something, or someone?  How did you know when you found "the one?" At Engaged, we can't resist hearing the stories of how our couples met and fell in love.  As we work together to bring their wedding...

The Power of a Personalized Gift

Walking around the Engaged studio, you'll likely hear us creatives dropping well-known idioms into conversations every day.  After all, when your team members and clients are this awesome, we spend most of our days "in seventh heaven" and walking "on cloud nine!" Then...

Creative Team at Work: Chestnut Ridge Open House!

Have we ever mentioned that we love a good event around here at Engaged? Candace somehow managed to gather a group of Asheville creatives that are so different and unique in our styles and businesses… but when we all get to work on the same event together?? The results are magical! 

Eight Do’s and Don’t’s When Hiring A Wedding Photographer

For all the different types of weddings that exist, one truth unites them all: every wedding day flies by in the blink of an eye.  It's borderline unfair considering how much time, energy, thought, and love couples put into planning their special day.  But once the...

Use Our Space: Branding Session Edition

If you've been following our social media at all, you know that our beautiful space can be used for just about anything... rehearsal dinners pop-up shops family holiday meals little girls *unicorn themed* birthday parties but want to know another great use of the...

Five Questions (and Answers!) On Choosing A Wedding Hairstyle

Today's bride enjoys the luxury of options.  With a world of inspiration at her fingertips, she can scroll, save, share, and Pin to her heart's content as she begins to plan her wedding.  Many brides dedicate entire boards and binders to her wedding day look.  While...

Dear Beautiful Bride: It’s About Your Nails

Dear beautiful bride, I know you're thinking about a zillion hundred things right now.  Timelines, invitations, food tastings...that one bridesmaid who can't get it under control.  You're mentally at max capacity and I understand and respect it and I'm here to help!...

Bridal Beauty: Balancing Trendy and Traditional

As you're settling into the first few weeks of marital bliss, you may find yourself constantly checking your inbox to finally see that one sentence -- those five words -- you've been waiting for since you exited your wedding venue. "Your wedding photos are ready!"...

Events @ Engaged: Unicorn Themed Birthday Party

Y'all! Who doesn't love all things glitter and gold?? Joanna, creative team member and owner of Powder me Pretty, hosted the most precious birthday party this month for her daughter, Isabella.   The pictures are adorable, the details to die for, and the overflowing...

Special Event at Wildflower Bridal

Erin Whitman of Erin Whitman Photo Arte will be at the shop from 10am to 3pm this Saturday, 6/24/17, taking photos of the store as appointments unfold.   This will be a unique opportunity for brides and the special people in their lives to have a photographer capture...

Events @ Engaged: Selah Bea Runway Show

Parties, pearls, and the color pink.  Here at Engaged, we love all the pretty little things that make life so enjoyable -- and events so memorable!  This spring, our project was to turn our studio into a runway for the debut of the Selah Bea girls clothing collection....