John Austin and Tori : A NC Mountain Wedding

14 Apr

Roaring Gap ClubJohn Austin & Tori
Roaring Gap Club
Roaring Gap, NC

As I drove up to the Roaring Gap Club, I was awestruck by the beautiful stone building that reminded me of something straight out of Dirty Dancing. Sitting a top a mountain in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains, the clubhouse was surrounded with panoramic views of the beautiful smokies. I was waiting for Jennifer Grey to come out the door any minute.

The Boat HouseThis was the perfect setting for John Austin and Tori to host their guests, who were traveling in from all over the world. The bride is from Raleigh, the couple now lives in Chicago, and the Groom’s grandmother is a member of this club. The location had everything the couple needed to enjoy their day. Cabins for guests to stay in, a beautiful patio for a quant bridal luncheon, and a beauty shop for the girls to primp in that is reminisce of the 1950s.Beauty Parlour Fun

Bridesmaids in NavyAs the bridesmaids’ put on their elegant navy dresses and gathered their bright yellow bouquets, the eclectic guests gathered on the lawn of the club, overlooking the valley. The ceremony was beautiful, complete with handwritten, personal vows.Bouquets from Amy Dunlap OriginalsCater-552

The simple ceremony setup showcased the natural beauty of North Carolina. There were two large arrangements at the front with beautiful white and green blossoms, which grew out of large, birch branches covered with moss. It was an elegantly rustic design by Amy Dunlap Originals that looked beautiful against the mountains.CeremonyCater-628

After the ceremony, the guest enjoyed cocktail hour on the terrace before heading into the clubs main hall. The bright and airy reception shared these mountain views through the large windows on each side of the room. The majestic beauty of the mountains was everywhere! Cater-806-XLCater-894-XLCater-1141-X2

The custom linens from CE Rentals in Raleigh, gave the room a pop of color and the cake a reason to celebrate. Bright yellow and navy were perfect summer colors for this elegant place.Cater-423-XL

The food from Roaring Gap Club was delish and the stations unique. Guests enjoyed a cheese, fruit and nuts display, carving stations, fresh salad bars and a build-your-own gnocchi bar.Cater-890-XL

The event was captured by Courtney Dox Photography and we’re excited to share them with you. We were honored to be a part of along with these fabulous vendors:


Event Planner: Merrymaking Events (Greensboro, NC)
Venue: Roaring Gap Club (Roaring Gap, NC)
Catering: Roaring Gap Club (Roaring Gap, NC)
Flowers: Amy Dunlap Originals (Winston-Salem, NC)
Cake: Cake Ladies (Winston-Salem, NC)
Linen, Equipment Rental: CE Rentals (Raleigh, NC)
Music: Morse Entertainment (Raleigh, NC)
Photography: Courtney Dox Photography (South Carolina)




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