Black Balsam Mountaintop Elopement Inspiration

Windswept Mountaintop Elopement Inspiration at Black Balsam Knob

We spent a beautiful day wandering the forests and mountaintops of Pisgah National Forest, just a skip and a hop off the Blue Ridge Parkway near Asheville, North Carolina. The result was pure magic.

Black Balsam Knob is just a skip and hop off the Blue Ridge Parkway near Asheville, North Carolina. It is known by locals as one of the most beautiful spots in the area for a sunset mountaintop elopement. Our location at Black Balsam Knob involved an approximately 3 mile hike roundtrip.

Photographer: Elizabeth Ladean

Planning & Coordination: Kat Warner & Elizabeth Ladean

Live Acoustic Musician: Ben Warner

Florals: Fern and Flora Studios

Wedding Venues in the Southeast

Where We Are Celebrating in the Beautiful Southeast

Adventure awaits all throughout the Southeast! From breathtaking mountains to magnificent waterfalls to stunning beaches to modern architecture to elegant estates - North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Tennessee (& Virginia) have it all!

We are so grateful and honored to have celebrated at a number of venues and estates throughout the Southeast and look forward to expanding on this list next year. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts to all the incredible couples who have welcomed us into their lives on one of the most important days of their lives! We love celebrating you and your love story!

Southeast Wedding Venues & Estates

Brown Mountain Beach Resort

Old Edwards Inn

Sawyer’s Family Farmstead

Lonesome Valley

The Farm

William Aiken House

The Omni Grove Park Inn

Merrimon-Wynne House

The Cabin Ridge

Pretty Place Chapel

Chestnut Ridge

The Century Room at Pack’s Tavern

Trillium Links & Lake Club

Separk Mansion

Isles Restaurant

Fields of Blackberry Cove

Paint Rock Farm

Highland Lake Inn & Resort

Laurel Ridge Country Club

Rumbling Bald Resort

Capital Club of Asheville

Patriot’s Point

Graylyn Estate

Timberlake Nature Sanctuary

Highland Brewery

Sugar Creek Brewing

Hi-Wire Brewing

Hotel Domestique

McGuire's Millrace Farm

The Cotton Gin at Mill Creek

Vic's on the River

Sugar Mountain Resort 

Brevard Lumber Yard

& Private Estates

Where are a Few Places on Our Wedding Bucket List Outside of the Southeast?

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK | PORTLAND | MØRE OG ROMSDAL, NORWAY | MERANO, ITALY | THE CLEMENTINUM, PRAGUE

Song Ideas for Parent Dances

Bride smiling during Father Daughter Dance at her wedding reception at Chestnut Ridge in Asheville, North Carolina, Music played by Benjamin T Warner DJ & Musician, Photography by Amanda Sutton Photography

Bride smiling during Father Daughter Dance at her wedding reception at Chestnut Ridge in Asheville, North Carolina, Music played by Benjamin T Warner DJ & Musician, Photography by Amanda Sutton Photography

Parents Dance Song Ideas

Choosing a song for a Parent Dance can be surprisingly difficult. We have therefore compiled some of our favorite Parent Dance Song Ideas.

Mom - Meghan Trainor

Dance like Yo Daddy - Meghan Trainor

Butterfly Kisses - Bob Carlisle

What a Wonderful World - Louis Armstrong

My Wish - Rascal Flatts

Cinderella - Steven Curtis Chapman

Isn’t She Lovely - Stevie Wonder

I Loved Her First - Heartland

My Little Girl - Tim McGraw

Then They Do - Trace Adkins

Father and Daughter - Paul Simon

Somewhere Over the Rainbow - Judy Garland

Everything - Michael Buble

Don’t Blink - Kenny Chesney

You've Got a Friend - James Taylor

In My Mother's Eyes - Willie Nelson

I Hope You Dance - Lee Ann Womack

You’ll Be In My Heart - Phil Collins

Humble and Kind - Tim McGraw

Simple Man - Lynyrd Skynyrd

We hope these Parent Song Ideas are helpful and cannot wait to hear what you will choose!

Photography by Amanda Sutton Photography

Beautiful photo of the Father of the Bride fighting tears during the Father Daughter Dance at Chestnut Ridge in Asheville, North Carolina, Music played by Benjamin T Warner DJ & Musician, Photography by Amanda Sutton Photography
Father of the Bride and Bride hugging just after their Father Daughter Dance at Chestnut Ridge in Asheville, North Carolina, Music played by Benjamin T Warner DJ & Musician, Photography by Amanda Sutton Photography