I love working with local wedding planners!

Seriously. Looooooove them and what they do. And while I often talk about Mingle and other Engaged Asheville creatives, today's shout-out is all about Wedding Connections! I've worked with Sara Fields Bridges, owner and lead planner of this particular Asheville wedding planning company, multiple times, and she is uhhhhhh-mazing! Seriously. 

Sometimes the projects I do are small... maybe a bride of hers needs a single small sign, or digital design for printing... but sometimes I'm contacted fairly early in the planning process to provide insight and multiple pieces for her bride's big day! This was one of those times. 

Actress Josie Loren

This sweet, and seriously drop-dead-gorgeous, bride was popular American TV actress Josie Loren.

NFL Star Matt Leinart

Josie's then fiancé, now husband, was former NFL quarterback Matt Lienart, who is currently a studio analyst for Fox Sports!

Joy Unscripted Pieces

My part in this incredible wedding involved day-of signage and lettering. The biggest (hardest/most time-consuming) was definitely the seating chart. And by chart, I mean a collection of 9 vintage gold-framed mirrors from East West Vintage Rentals! This was a true labor of love y'all... from measuring available mirror writing surfaces, to planning out which Alphabet Letter should go on which mirror! If you followed me prior to this wedding day you will have seen some of the "work in progress" images and videos! Also included were table numbers (on smaller framed mirrors) and magnolia leaves (not pictured) used as place cards for the head table! 

As you can see the couple's reception was absolutely beautiful, with many amazing details... Sara's coordination was truly invaluable in a setup like this! I still cannot get over that cake display and floral arch! Oh and it doesn't hurt to have Nick Lachey of 98 Degrees sing your first dance song either!

But most importantly, Josie and Matt look radiant and full of love and happiness in EVERY SINGLE photo.
And that's what really matters y'all. 

Josie & Matt's Vendor Team Included:

Wedding Planner: Wedding Connections, Sara Fields Bridges
Photography: Elly's Photography
Videographer: Beautiful Life Films
Rehearsal: Taylor Ranch 
Rehearsal Dinner Florals: Poppins Posies
Rehearsal Dinner Rentals Rental Me This 
Ceremony Venue: Basilica of St. Lawrence, Asheville 
Reception Venue: Crest Center & Pavilion 
Wedding Day Florist: Blossoms at Biltmore Park *
Reception Rentals: Old South Vintage RentalsEast West Vintage Rentals, and Classic Event Rental
Calligraphy & Signage: Joy Unscripted (me) *
Cake: Ruth and Ranshaw
Bridesmaids Make up: Dollbox Productions *
Josie's Hair By: Zhenya Lazarchuk
Reception Band: Atlanta Rhythm and Groove
Surprise Music By Nick Lachey of 98 Degrees
Reception DJ: DJ P-LO The Ultimate DJ and Live Music Experience

* indicates Engaged Asheville creative

Look at that vendor list y'all. I know, it's impressive in itself... but please take a moment to stop and think about the amount of behind the scenes work that Sara and her Wed Connections team did to make sure everything ran smoothly. Deliveries, setup, event timeline... all of it! It was a pleasure working with Sara again, and I love that she knows and trusts me and Joy Unscripted with projects big and small for her brides. Can't wait for more in the future! 

Congrats Josie and Matt!

It was an honor to play a small part in your big day!