Our team at Chestnut Ridge has been working in the wedding industry in Western North Carolina for many years and we've had the privilege of connecting, working, and designing with the top vendors across our marketplace. These vendors have been hand-selected by our team based on their talents, experience, and exceptional careers within their trades and we are so excited to offer their services to our Chestnut Ridge guests.
The perfect wedding cuisine: it’s what your guests will gather around once they’ve witnessed your love and commitment, and not only should it be delicious, it should represent you.
Fortunately, Corey Marino, an Asheville-based chef and entrepreneur, has centered her life’s work around just that – creating customized, delectable meals for the most important day of people’s lives. Formally trained in culinary arts at the prestigious Johnson and Wales University, Corey also brings 15 years’ experience in the food and beverage industry to her own business, having worked as a chef at Asheville’s very own Grove Park Inn.
Four years ago Corey officially opened Catering by Corey with a simple mission – sharing her love of food and hospitality with others. Corey prides herself on every bite, striving for every dish to be one that you can’t stop eating and for her team’s customer service to be more than you could envision. This is exactly why Chestnut Ridge couldn't be more excited to partner with Catering by Corey to offer the best cuisine that your guests will talk about as one of the highlights from your event.
Born and raised in Tennessee Candace admires southern charm and hospitality. She lives for sharing a laugh (and glass of wine) with friends, loves monogrammed everything and gets giddy when there is something to celebrate. Candace is the founder of Engaged Asheville and curator of Mingle Events and Vintage Rentals. Candace adores all things old, chipped, tufted, dainty and is a sucker for detail. Candace's calm nature and fun personality will help you feel at ease during your planning process. Candace specializes in creating personalized events and loves adding that "something old" to your special day! Many ofMingle's events have been featured in the likes of "Southern Weddings, " the "Ruffled" blog, "The Perfect Palette" and "Trendy Bride". Candace was even voted "Best Wedding Planner" in 2014 by Borrowed & Blue. Event planning and design have allowed a career and passion collide and she is forever grateful for this! Chestnut Ridge is proud to offer Mingle's services to everyone that expects an event worth remembering forever.
Brittney Rice and her team of seasoned make up artists and hair designers want women to know makeup is amazing and it makes us all feel great on the outside, but whats more important is the beauty that lies within each of us.
With combined 15+ years of experience in hair and make-up, you can feel confident that Brittney and her team of artists will make you look and feel flawless on your special day. Chestnut Ridge is honored to have such a beautiful vendor (inside & out) on our team of vendors.
Life is too short not to celebrate every moment. Anastasiia Photography exists to capture the beauty in the raw, unplanned moments of the most important day of your life. Though a photographer, she considers herself a storyteller. The truth is, most photographers can shoot nice portraits but it takes a lot more than that to capture a story – the way he looks at you when he sees you for the first time, the glistening of your father’s tear-filled eyes during the father-daughter dance, or the smug expression of the flower girl who thinks that this wedding is for her as she meanders down the aisle.
Anastasiia is passionate about capturing every raw, beautiful, funny, heartfelt, romantic, emotional moment that takes place on the most important day of your life. Though every wedding day has to come to an end, photographs have the incredible ability to live on forever, allowing us to remember and re-live every special moment.
Anastasiia loves what she does and makes lasting impressions with her clients sharing the same vision as Chestnut Ridge. We are excited to offer her in-the-moment photography for all of beautiful moments it embodies.
Click here for recent work with a Chestnut Ridge bride + groom.
Derek + Kristi Olson, husband & wife wedding photographers and owners of Fete Photography based in Asheville, NC. There love story is the inspiration behind capturing yours.
Getting to know their couples personally and making them feel relaxed and confident is where the beauty of Derek + Kristi's talents are shown; shooting your awesome love story is their passion. Chestnut Ridge is pleased to offer Fete Photography because of their big personalities, balanced styles that is sure to capture the perfect photos, and definitely where it all started...their heart.
Kathy Beaver, creative and owner of her own photography is based out of Asheville, NC. Mother to a beautiful 16 year old, Kathy has a rooted love for the month of October, coffee, chocolate, a good book, and laughter. Always seeking beautiful light (in photography and in people), Kathy has been know to get up crazy early just to watch the sunrise.
Kathy feels it is a joy and honor to be a part of a couples wedding day along with their friends and family capturing relationships, emotions, every little detail of the day. Documenting your love story begins with a complimentary engagement session that is included with every wedding, so that you feel relaxed and confident on your wedding day. Chestnut Ridge could not be more thrilled to have this loving heart, and brilliant photography artist on our team of preferred vendors. Kathy believes in:
'Capturing your legacy to be cherished throughout generations.'
Heartistree Studios captures the true essence of you and your partner, piecing together the candid and heartfelt moments of your once in a lifetime occasion into a memorable documentary style film that you can relive forever.
Nothing commemorates your love story like a well-crafted, cinematic wedding film which is why Chestnut Ridge is so excited to have these talented videographers as part of our preferred vendor team. Take a peek at their portfolio by click 'learn more' below.
Nettie's Bakery is owned and operated by mother and daughter Pam and Kristin Allen. From family recipes that have been passed down from generation to generation, Kristin & Pam have created an art of getting to know their clients and enjoying the excitement that comes along with unique sweet treats for all their clients.
Chestnut Ridge has the pleasure of knowing Pam and Kristin within their local community, and their easy-to-work with attitudes allows their creativity to be shown in each of their artistic cakes, pastries, and decadent sweets.
Urban Farm Girl supplies organically grown cut flowers, raised from seed to bloom to the community for weddings, special occasions and events. Elaine Young along with husband Bryan and son James moved to Western North Carolina in 2006, concluding a 20 year career as architects, designers and co-business owners in Birmingham, AL. Their desire to get back to nature was the driving force that led them to the mountains and allowed them to be a part of the community and finally take hold of their life long love of growing flowers.
Elaine and Bryan draw heavily on their design background to create unique arrangements that beautifully balance color, texture and proportion. Many months of preparation is devoted to selecting a large variety of flowers in a broad color palette that produce radiant blooms all summer long. Customers can count on long lasting arrangements, as the flowers are raised with love and are all “fresh cut” daily. Chestnut Ridge has worked with Urban Farm Girl for many years, and we're excited to continue our relationship with them as one of our top preferred vendors.
With over 30 years of experience, Becky and her team of florist have stood on the platform of dedication, creativity, and hard work, and these values are still what strengthens our floral shop today. Becky's Florist has the experience needed to get you the perfect flowers on your wedding day. With more than three decades in the flower business, they are local floral experts. Becky's Florist is a focal point in the community, and a trusted florist to so many of our brides.
Deedie Springer, Owner and creative mastermind behind Springvine Design recently moved from Charlotte to Western NC with her husband, Preston, and 3 kiddos, Jessie the oldest, and Will and Ruby the twins. A 10 year journey of soul searching lead her to flowers, and she's never looked back.
Well known in Charlotte specifically for her whimsical and free, loose arrangements, Deedie creates flower arrangements that are inspired by nature, and focuses on enhancing their beauty by allowing the flower's natural habitat to shine. Chestnut Ridge loves how Springvine Design encourages every client to stay true to themselves when selecting flowers, style, and designs that represent who they are. Working with Deedie will create your dream floral design, and still be completely unique to you and your taste.
Dottie Edwards is married to Joel, mother to Stephen, Laura, David, mother-in-love to McKenzie and grandmother to Griffin. Dottie has been playing in flowers since she was 9 years old. “Art, flowers, and celebrations have been an inspiration of love and hope throughout my life.” As Dottie’s nest was emptying, she began to formalize her business goals and dreams and Inspired Design became a reality.
Using locally grown flowers as much as possible. Dottie’s garden is a big resource for cuttings from shrubs, grasses, flowers, and unusual textures and pods. Whatever is needed to bring about the desired style whether garden, modern, boho, or farm, they are an excellent resource and capture years of experience. Every event is unique and personal to the Inspired Design Team.
Inspired Design is a floral and event styling boutique where work flows out of hearts seeking to love people through a business that designs and delivers florals and décor for celebrations of life. Making florals and décor to reflect our clients story is the way they deliver more than flowers…we deliver a memorable experience.
A natural self-starter with a business background and an Asheville native, Kara Elizabeth Candler created Tick Tock Concierge in 2013 to fulfill the needs of clients in order to save them time. Tick Tock Concierge is a bespoke concierge firm that serves our wedding clients demanding lives and who are in need of freeing up time in the week or weekend of wedding busyness.
Tick Tock Concierge & Chestnut Ridge partner to offer services including by not limited to the following: Babysitting services, Welcome bag assembly & delivery to hotels or just delivery, Transportation, General errand running (whoops I forgot my steamer or even your veil!), speciality items delivered such as mimosas, snacks, the rings (!!), etc.
Appalachian Mountain Adventures is a professional transportation service dedicated to serving the Chestnut Ridge guests with customization and planned transportation for all your needs. Owner, Nicholas Wardwell, has been a member of the greater Asheville community for 25 years and has the pleasure of creating a seamless experience by taking care of guests needs by connecting them with adventures that allow you to focus on your destination - enjoy the adventure and live your journey.
Randy Nelson, Disc Jockey and Owner of Music Explosion, has been spinning tunes as a DJ in Waynesville NC and the surrounding area Western NC marketplace since 1976. His main objective is to make your wedding, reunion, or other event enjoyable, memorable, and festive. They are dedicated to listening to your ideas and thoughts so they can plan and prepare a tailor-made occasion that will surpass your expectations and provide you with an unforgettable experience. Upfitting your event with the best state-of-the-art equipment available, their sound system is broadcast quality and can accommodate small groups as well as large indoor and outdoor gatherings and conventions. Guaranteed to provide an atmosphere of entertainment that will motivate your guests to involve themselves in the fun of the occasion, Chestnut Ridge is excited to get the party started with Music Explosion.