When Jodie and Marty got in touch with us and shared their wedding day vision.... an incredibly fun, creative, and intimate destination wedding at a historic theme park called "The Land of Oz" in Beech Mountain, NC - we were beyond excited to be a part of their fun and unique wedding day!
You may or may not have heard of this historic, abandoned theme park, which was operational between 1970-1980. Many have fond childhood memories of visiting the park. Here's a bit of the background story...
(Photos below are from Emeraldmtn.com)
Dorothy's Cottage, which is where Jodie and the girls got ready, can now be rented out for weddings and events, and each year the park reopens its doors for "Autumn at Oz", a nostalgic event where guests can take a stroll down the yellow brick road and even see some of the original cast perform again. How cool is that? Check out some of the incredible details in this enchanting place...
Jodie and Marty had their grandparents wedding bands bonded together into a single golden ring...
We absolutely loved the creative elements Jodie and Marty incorporated! Vintage inspired centerpieces mixed with fun elements such as cake pops and crayons for guests to color onto kraft paper table coverings!
After the ceremony guests enjoyed a tour through Dorothy's House, which has a hidden surprise.... a tornado simulator!
....then of course, a stroll down the historic Yellow Brick Road....
Catering + Pies - Loaves & Fishes, Sharon Arnold
Florist - Mountain Visions Florist, Lori Benfield
Decor/Design - DIY
Dress - BHLDN
Accessories - Vintage Mink Fur, handmade jewelry by Jodie
Officiant - High Country Ministers
Photography - Revival Photography, Jason + Heather Barr