Asheville Venue Review: 1927 Lake Lure Inn & Spa

If you're looking for wedding venues in the Asheville area, you'll be find there's not a whole ton available in Asheville, but there is a whole lot in the surrounding area. One of the venues that has a big online presence (and thus, easily found by brides researching venues online) is the 1927 Lake Lure Inn & Spa. From the website and other places online, I learned a few things: This is where Dirty Dancing was filmed. The hotel is old as the hills. It's located about 45 minutes, yet Continue Reading

Asheville Wedding Venue Review: Hidden River

If you're a bride-to-be in the Asheville area, or looking for Asheville-area wedding venues, then I'm sure Hidden Rivers has popped up on your radar. And for good reason - The Knot's North Carolina Magazine has listed it in the top "Wedding Venues with a View" for three years now. Before we left, I confessed to having super high hopes for Hidden River because it offered a great solution to keeping guests on the property, and the view seemed incredible. But then we got to Asheville, walked Continue Reading

Asheville Venue Review: The Crest Center

The Crest Center is on the top of almost every list of potential wedding venues in Asheville, North Carolina, and there is good reason. The venue is truly beautiful. If you're a bride-to-be looking for more information on this venue, you've likely found their website over at, and if you're like me you saw the main photo on that page and said "WOW." So let me give you a walk-through of the venue as Vince and I saw it, followed by the pro's and con's (our opinion only) of Continue Reading

Why two Floridians want to get married in Asheville

Pretty much as soon as we decided we wanted to host a destination wedding in Asheville, North Carolina, we were bombarded with varying degrees of the question "why would two Floridian's want to get married there?" Well, I'll tell you why. Asheville, North Carolina is one of the most amazing places Vince and I have ever been to, and we want to force all of our friends and family to go there too. Since marriage is one of the precious few instances in which one can demand everyone they know and Continue Reading

Crowning Victoria is Officially Crown’d!

Last Thursday night, Vince and I left our home in Orlando at midnight to drive straight through to D.C. to witness two dear friends getting married at the Carnegie Institution in a traditional Jewish ceremony. There are no words to describe the event, but "epic," "elegant," "stunning," and "breath taking" are the ones that come the closest. Before I dive into the weekend from a guest's perspective, let me give some background: Vicki of Crowning Victoria (@crowndvic), was my neighbor and good Continue Reading

A blog before I blog

In case you guys hadn't noticed, I blog more for me than I do for any poor person who reads this thing. So with that, I give you: My blog before I blog. What should really be known as: My first feeble attempt at organizing the last week before trying to write about it. So in chronological order, here are the things I learned: Driving overnight from Orlando to DC *sounds* insane and dangerous, but it's much safer than driving with the rest of those idiots during the daylight. Speaking of Continue Reading

Asheville Wedding Venue – Did we find the one before we even went?

I've given you guys details on three wedding ceremony and reception venues that we're planning to visit while in Asheville, and you can expect fully detailed, single-dedicated-post reviews and photos to be dedicated to each one in the future. (Whether you want them or not. HAH!) :) But I recently added one more to the list of Asheville wedding venues, and I'm not sure, but... it might be.. maybe... "the one." It's called "Hidden River Events," and is located just outside of downtown Asheville. Continue Reading

Pro Tips for Search Term Guys

This post is inspired by my one of my favorite former UCF classmates who is now one of my favorite bloggers because she's damn funny: Paula at Eat, Watch, Run. Paula sometimes blogs about the keywords that people put into Google that, for whatever reason, cause them to end up on her site. Considering what I do for a living, her posts on search terms are easily some of the funniest things I've ever read. Check out her awesome posts on search terms by clicking heeeeeere, and hereeeeeee. Now, as Continue Reading