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Aster and Birch Weddings is a woman-owned full-service wedding design company based in Huntersville, NC. They specialize in luxurious, bespoke celebrations with an eco-friendly twist. Led by owner and founder, Lauren Wheeler, Aster and Birch believes that luxury lies in experiences and that the planning experience is no different.

Lauren is known for creating unique experiences that feed the 5 senses; thoughtful touches that elevate the way couples and their guests encounter every minute of celebration. Not only does she bring this individuality and intention to every event, but does so while finding ways to be more sustainable and environmentally conscious throughout the process. She loves working with positive people who view themselves as changemakers- those who desire unique designs and experiences and know that even though a wedding is just one day, they have the opportunity to make a lasting impact.

If you are looking for a wedding planner that will guide you with their expertise and carefully transform your personal love story into a living, breathing moment in time, then you are in the right place. From planning and design to management and execution, Aster and Birch Weddings makes it their goal to be the best investment you make on your wedding day.

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Frequently asked questions

What is the starting price for full wedding planning?

$4,725

Do you offer an hourly rate?

No

What is the hourly rate?

$50

What wedding events do you provide services for?

Ceremony
Reception
Rehearsal Dinner

What wedding planning services do you offer?

Day-of Coordination
Full Planning

What weddings do you have experience planning?

Civil
Elopement
Eco-Friendly
Non-Religious
Religious

How many planners are on your team?

1
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Rachel M. Sent on 10/30/2023
2.2 out of 5 rating

She ghosted and dumped us.

Lauren from the beginning seemed like a strong wedding planner. We hired her and made the mistake of paying her in full. There were many red flags, mainly huge communication issues and gaslighting my concerns for vendors in the asheville area, that came up during the planning process but the biggest came about 3 months prior to our date. In July 2023 she asked to move a meeting and then stopped communicating to us completely. After 2 weeks of not hearing from her from our multiple emails, texts through a service she used, phone calls we finally had to cancel her as our planner. To this date October 30, 2023 we still haven't heard anything from her. We found out she dissolved her company back in February 2023 but never told anyone. Overall i feel like she was making us spend more than what was necessary because the more we spent the more she charged for her "services". Please if you want to keep your sanity do not use Lauren. No wonder her assistant just picked up and left her.
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Team

Lauren Wheeler
Lauren Wheeler
Owner & Wedding Designer

Planning isn't just what I do, it's who I am.

With my Type-A personality and background in stage theater, I have always had a passion for planning and productions. As I got older, that passion only grew as I planned dinner parties, birthdays, friends' weddings and eventually my own wedding.

With almost 10 years of experience, I have gained invaluable knowledge of the wedding and event industry. This experience includes working a banquet captain in Tallahassee, FL, a corporate event planner for a Fortune 500 company, and a marketing director/ in-house wedding coordinator for a catering vendor. All of which has given me an understanding of every facet of event planning.

I am also a home-grown Georgia Peach, born and bred, before moving to North Carolina, and have developed professional relationships with many of the top wedding vendors in the Southeast.

I am married to my wonderful husband, Will. Together we have a beautiful daughter and two fur babies.

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