An Elegant Mountain Wedding at Champion Hills Club in Hendersonville, North Carolina

Embracing their roots, Jenna Jackson (27 and a dancer) and Matthew Morris (27 and an actor) celebrated their nuptials at Champion Hills Club in Hender

Embracing their roots, Jenna Jackson (27 and a dancer) and Matthew Morris (27 and an actor) celebrated their nuptials at Champion Hills Club in Hendersonville, North Carolina, with the Blue Ridge Mountains as their ceremony setting. “Matthew and I grew up in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia and North Carolina; therefore, we wanted the beautiful outdoors to be our backdrop on our wedding day,” Jenna says. “The mountains stood as a symbol of who we are and where we came from. After searching for months to find the ideal venue, my wedding planner Tara introduced us to Champion Hills, and we instantly fell in love.” Jenna’s grandfather was the officiant for the lawn ceremony, which was filled with Christian scripture, prayer and songs. The couple’s altar, a giant cross decorated in flowers, was a beautiful statement piece. “My grandfather Paul Jones is a former pastor, and he married us on our wedding day—which is the most incredible gift,” Jenna says. After the ceremony, guests joined the newlyweds for dinner and dancing in the clubhouse, which was decked out in blooms, candlelight and a color scheme of ivory, emerald green, gold, raspberry and soft pink. “My design motif was to combine classic elegance with a romantic softness,” Jenna says. Since the bride is a dancer, a large dance floor and good music were musts. To kick off the dance party, Jenna and Matt swing-danced to "Everybody Needs Somebody to Love" by the Blues Brothers. “After dancing to the first part of the song, we invited guests to join us on the dance floor to get the party started,” Jenna says. Before the couple’s sparkler send-off and getaway in a vintage Rolls-Royce, they gave friends and family a late-night treat of s’mores and Cheerwine soda. “S’mores are my go-to dessert, and Cheerwine is Matt's drink of choice,” says Jenna. “We wanted to share our most prized sweets with our guests as they left the reception." —Marissa Hermanson

White invitations embellished with leaf designs and calligraphy set the tone for Jenna and Matt's elegant mountain wedding at Champion Hills Club in Hendersonville, North Carolina.
Jenna accessorized her gown with handmade heels by Emmy London. “They are the most gorgeous shoes I have ever seen,” she says.
Bridesmaids donned floor-length raspberry pink one-shoulder gowns that they paired with gold shoes and earrings. Jenna’s ladies carried garden-inspired bouquets filled with white, light pink and raspberry blooms.
Jenna carried a bouquet brimming with dahlias, roses, lisianthus, ranunculus, Queen Anne's lace, peonies and Galax leaves (as a nod to her hometown). “I loved having Galax leaves at the base of my bouquet since they reminded me of my hometown and how much it means to me as I move forward in my adult life,” Jenna says. “I was also reminded of the strong women in my family by having my mom's pendant on my bouquet and my grandmother's clutch.”
The ceremony was held on the lawn at Champion Hills Club in Hendersonville, North Carolina, with the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains in the background. As guests arrived to the nuptials, they were greeted with lemonade, sunglasses and a guest book. The ceremony aisle was lined with white chairs and sprinkled with rose petals, and a giant cross stood at the altar.
Before Jenna made her entrance with her dad, liturgical dancers frolicked down the aisle to an instrumental version of “Pachelbel meets U2.” “Dance has always been a constant source of happiness in my life," the bride says. "Therefore, it was extremely personal to have dancers perform at our wedding and be the start of my processional toward the altar.”
“Matthew and I are very religious and wanted God to be the primary focus of our wedding day,” Jenna says. “His beauty was already evident in the spectacular outdoor setting, and we added a large wooden cross adorned with flowers as the focal point of the ceremony.” The couple infused their ceremony with Christian prayers, scripture and songs.
Escort cards embellished with gold calligraphy were arranged on Galax leaves, paying homage to Jenna’s hometown of Galax, Virginia.

Ornate gold frames displayed calligraphy signs during the celebration at Champion Hills Club in Hendersonville, North Carolina.
For Jenna and Matt’s country club dinner reception, Champion Hills Club in Hendersonville, North Carolina, was decorated with vine-adorned chandeliers, gold vases filled with blooms and romantic candlelight. “This gave the room an ethereal, whimsical feel, which added to my vision of romantic elegance,” the bride says.
Table centerpieces incorporated gold-framed table numbers, votives, pillar candles and beautiful floral arrangements. “Overall, the flowers we chose helped accomplish the romantic feel of the entire day,” Jenna says. “I wanted soft vibrant colors that contributed to the joyful occasion and added to the beauty of the surroundings.”
Overhead, a chandelier decked out in greenery and votive candles was a whimsical statement piece.
Place setting were simply chic with gold-rimmed chargers, ivory menus, folded linens and a sprig of greenery.
Jenna and Matt’s five-tier wedding cake was adorned with decorative gold flowers and topped with fresh blooms. “The cake was spectacular, and it was a fun touch to have several flavor options to try,” Jenna says of the three cake flavors: lemon chiffon, coconut creme and spice cake with cream cheese-buttercream icing.

As a late-night snack, Jenna and Matt gave guests their two favorite treats: s’mores and Cheerwine soda. “S’mores are my go-to dessert, and Cheerwine is Matt's drink of choice,” Jenna says. “We wanted to share our most prized sweets with our guests as they left the reception.”

For their first dance, Jenna and Matt swing danced to "Everybody Needs Somebody to Love" by the Blues Brothers. “After dancing to the first part of the song, we invited guests to join us on the dance floor to get the party started,” the bride says.