This wedding was special from the start. I met Ashley (who also goes by Yum, true to her endearing eccentric self) and Drew through our event-planner friend Sara Henry of Ohenry Events in Asheville. The ceremony took place at the Altamont Theater, and Yum and Drew planned a New Orleans-style processional through the streets of downtown Asheville on our way to dinner at the sadly now-defunct but totally awesome speakeasy-style Lex 18 restaurant. The illustrious and irreverent brass genre-bending band Empire Strikes Brass led the way through the streets and stopped traffic all the way to and from the restaurant, as well as entertained everyone at the reception back at the Altamont. It was a night to remember for sure, anchored by the pure heart and total flair of Yum and Drew’s gorgeous vision. What a party! HUGE congrats to Yum and Drew in welcoming their son, Zavier Maverick, on July 11, 2017. Yay!
NEW ORLEANS STYLE