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Acrylic artist Angela Alexander of Asheville creates colorful renditions of pets and animals, which often have amusing titles and reflect her passion for furry companions. Her studio sells not only original works, but also prints, cards, and magnets.
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Asheville's temperate mountain climate offers several creative tastes in locations for a mountain wedding, including Brahma Ridge Event Center and The Farm in Candler, Hidden River Events in Swannanoa, Bell's Cove in Barnardsville, Addison Farms Vineyard, Fontaine Vineyards, and the Omni Grove Park Inn.
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John W. Anderson, an Asheville watercolor artist began his interest with art in childhood cartoon characters and later in architectural drafting. While Anderson was born in New York City and grew up in Philadelphia, Anderson and his wife, Ellen, an interior decorator, have spent 22 years in Florida and retired to Asheville in 2005.
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The extraordinary romance of Martha and Bill Lenz of Asheville took several years to get started after their first meeting in Virginia in 1971, but the couple has now been married 32 years.
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22490
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A recent addition to Asheville, Greta Hillin opened The Knitting Diva in 2013, which offers many of the most popular yarn brands, knitting and crochet circles, classes, and tools for knitting, weaving, spinning, and felting.
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Certified Holistic Health Coach Medea Galligan and husband Dan run Medea's Espresso and Juice Bar, a casual restaurant devoted to healthy, organic, hormone free, and antibiotic free food options, including raw juices and locally sourced ingredients. The cafe also offers artisans a place to market their works.
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Chris Choinski's B&C Winery, a Waynesville wine-crafting business, began as a hobby and now not only sells handcrafted wines, but offers help to others interested in home brewing.
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22494
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Asheville offers excellent options in ambiance, venues, food, flowers, and arts and crafts to couple planning to exchange vows in the mountains.
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22503
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Asheville Community Theatre presents two shows; one an aerial arts piece called 'UP' and the other a chamber musical entitled 'John & Jen', which put romantic and familial love at center stage. 'UP' is presented by Asheville Aerial Arts, artistically directed by Christine Aiken. 'John & Jen' stars Mark Hones and Kelli Mullinix.
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22496
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Locally-crafted beer is popular throughout Asheville, and is an excellent addition to any wedding reception. Craft beers of all varieties, available from more than a dozen breweries in Buncombe County, are available by the can, bottle, or keg for both weddings and bachelor/bachelorette parties.
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Local clothing company Appalatch, based at Echoview Fiber Mill in Weaverville, creates ecologically-sound clothing in timeless styles from local, ethically-grown wool. They source their materials from local mills and sell custom items directly to the customer in an attempt to create clothing that lasts through wear and changes in style trends.
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Continuing on the theme from Figart's article earlier in the same issue, several amusements and vendors from the area are available to entertain both wedding party and guests for Asheville destination weddings, from spas to ballroom dancing, circus performers, and haunted comedy tours.
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In 1898, the wedding of Lieutenant Robert P. Johnston and Alexandra Mary Garrett made the front of the local newspaper. The happy occasion was celebrated at the Garrett home, now the Smith-McDowell House on Victoria Road in Asheville. This period account describes the decorations and the bride's unusual cake, historic features of interest to those planning a modern wedding.
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Pottery artist Ken Sedberry and his wife Connie have created their home in Yancey County to organically incorporate elements from their travels and the environment as well as showcase Ken's art.
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The once-named Northwestern Bank building, re-crowned the BB&T building in 1988, was built during the Great Depression. It has withstood the changing fortunes of the city and remains an icon of downtown Asheville architecture.