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Product: ASHBrd PubDate: 02-14-2013 Zone: BMN Edition: 1 Page: FeaCov User: mmudd Time: 02-12-2013 15:55 Color: C K Y M Wedding Days BLACK MOUNTAIN NEWS • WWW.BLACKMOUNTAINNEWS.COM B THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2013 • PAGE B1 Saying ‘I do’ ... BLACK MOUNTAIN-STYLE By Babara Hootman Staff Writer Julie and Chris Moore planned their wedding using as many local vendors as possible. “We love this community, and we wanted a lot of community involvement in our wedding,” Julie said. “I planned the wedding, and it took about a year to get it together.” The Moores are originally from Fort Smith, Ark. Julie came to the area in 1994, and never wanted to leave. She came to the Montreat Youth Conferences from 1994-1996, and worked as staff during her last summer. After college graduation she got a job teaching school at Forest Hill Elementary School in Morganton. Then she moved to Johnston Elementary School in West Asheville. She wanted a home and job in the mountains, and is delighted that she and her husband now live in Black Mountain. “We had a long distance romance only for one year, and then Chris joined me in Black Mountain,” Julie said. She planned her wedding around simplicity. The outside wedding was held at Lake Eden. “I grew up going to LEAF, and knew I wanted to be married at Lake Eden,” Julie said. “We held the rehearsal dinner at the Swannanoa Holiday Inn, with Black Mountain’s Brown Bag Gourmet catering it. Urban Flower Girl handled the special wedding flowers, and Rhodo Creations in Black Mountain furnished the cross and arbor. Julie chose to order her J. Crew wedding gown online. “After it arrived, I had it tailored to suit me,” she said. “I liked the dress because it was a three dimensional flo- Lydiah Moore was not your usual flower girl. She carried an unusual sign, and was a show stealer. Julie and Chris Moore enjoy a light moment as he carries her across one of the bridges at Lake Eden, where their wedding was held outside. PHOTOS BY SUNDAY GRANT PHOTOGRAPHY ral lace. The alterations were done locally, so my dress was reworked and I think took on a local touch, and suited me perfectly.” The Moores chose to select their rings from Grace Jewelers in Black Mountain. “It wasn’t just the original rings that drew us to Grace, but their advice and how they will help maintain our rings over the years,” Julie said. “We chose Caribbean type shirts and khaki pants for Chris and his groomsman, Stacey Vann, his best childhood friend from Arkansas,” Julie said. The theme of the Moores’ wedding was sweet tea and lemonade. “We had jars of sweet tea and lemonade all around where the ceremony was See SAYING, Page B2

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