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Eloise Hamilton & Aiken Reeves

Take My Hand


Married

Sep 11, 2020
Cashiers , North Carolina


Photo Credit

Clarkie Photography


Style Guide


Color Palette



Style

Glamour, Rustic


Season

Fall





The Proposal

Eloise and Aiken met in New York City. After three years of dating, he proposed on the rooftop of Eloise’s West Village apartment. Eloise suspected a proposal because Aiken was less calm and collected than usual. But after Aiken proposed and Eloise said, “I knew it!” However, Eloise had no idea what was coming next as her twin brother and his wife popped out of the bushes with a bottle of champagne to kick off the celebrations! Eloise thought it would be just the four of them that weekend, precisely like when Eloise’s brother and his wife got engaged. After the proposal, they walked to one of their favorite restaurants in the West Village, where Eloise and Aiken’s families were waiting. Eloise was overwhelmed by the sight of all of her loved ones. She thought that was it, but Aiken had one more trick up his sleeve. They left the restaurant to head to their favorite bar for one last drink, and Eloise was surprised to find fifty of their best friends—most of whom flew in from out of town—waiting to continue the celebrations all weekend!


Eloise Hamilton Aiken Reeves Rustic Glamour Wedding In North Carolina Groom Getting Ready

Eloise Hamilton Aiken Reeves Rustic Glamour Wedding In North Carolina Bride Getting Ready
Eloise Hamilton Aiken Reeves Rustic Glamour Wedding In North Carolina Bridal Shoes

Eloise Hamilton Aiken Reeves Rustic Glamour Wedding In North Carolina Ceremony Setup


In Preparation

Due to COVID-19, Eloise and Aiken changed their original wedding plan three times. Though challenging, Eloise’s mom and the wedding planner navigated the transition from a two hundred eighty person wedding with all the bells and whistles to a twenty-nine person intimate gathering.


Eloise Hamilton Aiken Reeves Rustic Glamour Wedding In North Carolina Groom And Groomsmen

Eloise Hamilton Aiken Reeves Rustic Glamour Wedding In North Carolina Bride And Groom Portrait
Eloise Hamilton Aiken Reeves Rustic Glamour Wedding In North Carolina Mountaintop Golf Lake Club

Eloise Hamilton Aiken Reeves Rustic Glamour Wedding In North Carolina Invitation


The Big Day

Eloise and Aiken moved their wedding to a Friday so their guests could explore beautiful Cashiers, North Carolina. On the day of the wedding, Eloise and Aiken chose to have a first look with a backdrop of Whiteside Mountain, a landmark in the area. After their first look, the photographer captured some of Eloise and Aiken’s favorite photos while their guests made their way to Mountaintop Club for an outdoor, masked, socially-distanced ceremony. The weather was perfect. Eloise and her dad entered down a stacked stone staircase in front of family & friends. The ceremony, presided over by Eloise’s hometown priest from Charlotte, North Carolina, was simple and beautiful. Afterward, everyone sipped cocktails and enjoyed appetizers under an outdoor pavilion before sitting down for a delicious four-course dinner. Their loved ones gave speeches and the newlyweds shared their first dance. They cut the cake before driving away in a decked-out golf cart. After one lap around the premises, they returned to end the night by the firepit. Eloise Hamilton and Aiken Reeves rustic glamour wedding in North Carolina was everything that the couple had imagined.


Eloise Hamilton Aiken Reeves Rustic Glamour Wedding In North Carolina Bride And Groom Married

Eloise Hamilton Aiken Reeves Rustic Glamour Wedding In North Carolina Bride With Her Father
Eloise Hamilton Aiken Reeves Rustic Glamour Wedding In North Carolina Ceremony Chairs

Eloise Hamilton Aiken Reeves Rustic Glamour Wedding In North Carolina Reception Dinner


The Retreat

While Eloise and Aiken’s original South Korea, Japan, and Hawaii honeymoon was cancelled, the couple still had an adventurous getaway traveling across the state of Oregon. They had a wonderful time wine tasting in the Willamette Valley, hiking in Crater Lake and exploring breweries in Hood River.


Eloise Hamilton Aiken Reeves Rustic Glamour Wedding In North Carolina Reception Table Details
Eloise Hamilton Aiken Reeves Rustic Glamour Wedding In North Carolina Cake

Eloise Hamilton Aiken Reeves Rustic Glamour Wedding In North Carolina Reception Outdoor Setup

Newlyweds Smiling At Bonfire Together Copy 1
Eloise Hamilton Aiken Reeves Rustic Glamour Wedding In North Carolina Just Married Golf Cart

 

Contributing Vendors

Photographer

Clarkie Photography

Event Planner

Asheville Event Co

Venue and Caterer

Mountaintop Golf & Lake Club

Florist

Floressence

Cake

Sugar Cloud

Invitations

Arzberger

Gown

Reem Acra

Bridal Shoes

Stuart Weitzman

Groom’s Suit

Ted Baker

Hair Stylist

Melissa Hoyle

Makeup Artist

Christie Burlett of Blush Asheville

Rentals & Décor

Professional Party Rentals Inc.

Videographer

Crown Alley Films

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