WNC Magazine Bridal Party 2010 / by Michael Oppenheim

I attended the WNC Magazine Bridal Party at the Doubletree Biltmore Hotel on the night of February 5th, 2010.  I took some photos during the fashion show and wanted to highlight Asheville’s very own Brooke Priddy, dressmaker and designer and owner of Ship to Shore Clothier and Beth Hohensee, floral designer and owner of Studio Flora Diva in the historic Grove Arcade in downtown Asheville. Brooke provided a beautiful lace wedding dress for the fashion show and it was worn by model Morgan Purdy who also works with Brooke at Ship to Shore.  The dress is a handmade wedding gown in crotchet lace and teastained silks and retails for $3,800.

Brooke was also kind enough to lend two other dresses to my wife, Muriel and my good friend Jesse Kitt who wore them as they handed out some of my promotional material to prospective brides at the Party.  They were all stunning!

Beth provided all the flowers for the fashion show.  Beth’s shop is located in the historic Grove Arcade in downtown Asheville.  If you have any questions about these flowers you can contact her directly.