Asheville Wedding Guide

Asheville Wedding Guide 2018

WNC magazine captures the grandeur of the North Carolina mountains and the lifestyle of its people through stunning photography and storytelling. Every issue is a celebration of the people, culture, arts, architecture, history, and foodways of WNC.

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102 THEASHEVILLEWEDDINGGUIDE.COM real weddings ( C O N T I N U E D O N P A G E 1 0 4 ) R a c h a e l & J o h O C T O B E R 1 4 , 2 0 1 7 • T H E F A R M A T O L D E D W A R D S I N N • H I G H L A N D S I t's said that all good things come to those who wait, and for Rachael Lickteig and John Connolly, that great thing happened to be each other. Although the duo met in Chicago five years prior to their first date, conflicts (Rachael's career as a busy chef and John being in a relationship) kept them from connecting. But when both had freed up, their paths aligned thanks to a nudge from Rachael's sister. A connection flourished, and two months into their relationship, a shared move to Portugal sealed their fate. The couple aimed stateside for their autumn nuptials, picking North Carolina because Rachael has relatives in nearby Asheville and John's parents reside in the state, too. The pair went for bold, rich, saturated hues (cue the garnet, emerald, and magenta) to create what Rachael referred to as their "own little world" quaintly nestled in the woods at The Farm at Old Edwards Inn. With fireplaces ablaze and a champagne tower overflowing with the good stuff, it's hard to imagine a celebration any more entertaining. Well, maybe until you hear about the bride and groom stage diving into a crowd full of their nearest and dearest. Here's to newlyweds Rachael and John, who apparently are more than just a little bit rock 'n' roll.

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