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May 28th, 2022
Black Mountain, NC

Our Story


A story as old as time... girl sees her ex on a dating app. Girl's best friend tells her to come over immediately for a glass of wine and debriefing.

The friend tells her to take a break from the dating app. She doesn't listen. Katelyn decides to give the next guy (within reason) who reaches out a chance. 30 minutes later a big bearded bald guy with "Here Come the Sun" as his signature song on his profile messages her. She is intrigued, the banter came naturally  and they just seem to click. After 48 hours of non stop texting, they have their first date at a divey speakeasy connected to an Indian restaurant (hello, unintentional curry flavored cocktails).  They have a good time. Katelyn recruits Nate to help her move a ping-pong table she found for free to her condo a few days later. Turns out the fulll size ping pong table is too big for her small condo (go figure). Out of character, she invites him to her best friend's annual Christmas party that evening. Literally every person Katelyn knew or had ever known in the Colorado area was at this party. Nate thought she was way cooler and popular than she probably was ;) They had a blast  together! Katelyn's friends (who can be harsh critics, especially given Katelyn's history of questionable judgement) loved him .


They shared their first kiss outside on the deck.

Oh, she realized, I guess that this must be the place, and the rest was history.....

Almost 3 years later during the middle of a global pandemic they were living in that same house where they shared that first kiss, never happier. After decorating the tree, with a live stream of The Last Waltz playing, Nate proposed to Katelyn in front of their Christmas tree... and she said "YES, It's about time!" ;) 

6 months later they bought a house in beautiful Asheville, NC and hope to live happily ever after!

09 - This Must Be the Place (Naive Melody)Talking Heads
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Home- is where I want to be
Pick me up and turn me round
I feel numb, burn with a weak heart
I guess I must be having fun
The less we say about it the better
Make it up as we go along
Feet on the ground
Head in the sky
It's ok I know nothing's wrong... nothing

Hi yo I got plenty of time
Hi yo you got light in your eyes
And you're standing here beside me
I love the passing of time
Never for money
Always for love

Cover up + say goodnight... say goodnight...

Home - is where I want to be
But I guess I'm already there
I come home - she lifted up her wings
I guess that this must be the place
I can't tell one from another
Did I find you, or you find me?
There was a time
Before we were born
If someone asks, this is where I'll be...

where I'll be

Out of all those kinds of people
You got a face with a view
I'm just an animal looking for a home and
Share the same space for a minute or two
And you love me till my heart stops
Love me till I'm dead
Eyes that light up, eyes look through you
Cover up the blank spots
Hit me on the head
Ah ooh

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We are so excited for our upcoming wedding and filled with gratitude for each other, our families and our friends! Each one of you has played an important part in making us who we are and we hope you will join us for our special weekend celebration in the beautiful small town of Black Mountain. We think it will be the perfect spot where our families and friends can get to know each other as we celebrate (and take over the town for the weekend)!



Welcome Party


Join us after dinner for a casual
"Mountain Music, Mix, & Mingle"

Sweet and savory bites, libations, a coffee bar, and bluegrass!

WNC Outdoor Collective



Located right in the heart of town, within walking distance from suggested accommodations below

and dozens of yummy restaurants

Wedding Ceremony

Dinner and Dancing to follow

The Barn at HoneySuckle Hill




Buses will depart
Black Mountain at 2:00pm

Returning buses will depart at 10pm Early Shuttle at 8:45pm

Farewell Continental Breakfast

The Monte Vista Hotel

308 West State Street
Black Mountain, NC 28711

Stop by for coffee, a light bite to eat, and to say farewell!

-Dress Semi-Formal-

Our goal is to make our wedding weekend as safe as possible for everyone.
We hope you're vaccinated. We kindly request you do not attend if you have any symptoms. Since the COVID pandemic situation is in constant flux, we will post any requirements closer to the date. Please keep checking back!





Black Mountain is 30-45 minutes from the Asheville (AVL) Airport and 2 Hours from the Charlotte (CLT) Douglas International Airport

If you are staying in Black Mountain at the Monte Vista Hotel or somewhere in town you don't necessarily need a car- all events are either within walking distance or transportation will be provided.

We recommend renting a car, though. Uber/Lyft service can be unreliable. Also, the Asheville area is a BEAUTIFUL place to explore. 



We are so excited to make the town of Black Mountain the hub for our wedding weekend! Voted many years as Trip Advisor's "Prettiest Small Town in America" and also somewhere that holds a very special place in my heart. Nate and I think it will be the perfect spot where our families and friends can get to know each other as we celebrate (and take over the town for the weekend)!
Every year as a kid on the way to summer camp my family and I would stop in Black Mountain and spend the night. We'd explore what used to be a very sleepy mountain town, eat pizza at My Father's Pizza (not as good as I remember FYI)  and get to pick out a new piece of jewelry or art at Seven Sisters Gallery (still a MUST visit while in town!) each year.  Although Black Mountain has grown so much since then, the same special small town charm still remains, but now with more art galleries, shops, breweries and yummy food!

We recommend you book your accommodations as soon as possible. Being a holiday weekend, in a tourist town, places are booking up quickly. 

Although we love kids, we are hoping you can make this a chance for an adult getaway! We can offer babysitter suggestions, though, if needed.

Black Mountain, located 15 miles from Asheville on the eastern edge of Buncombe County, is a quintessential small town, complete with a charming and walkable downtown, a thriving arts and crafts scene, and—at 2,405 feet in elevation—access to incredible outdoor adventure.

Named for a mountain range that towers over the town, Black Mountain became a haven for pioneers in the world of art, painting, music, poetry, and architectural design during the mid-twentieth century. The town was once home to Black Mountain College, one of the most highly-respected and innovative experimental art colleges in the U.S.


Today it remains an artist mecca with multiple galleries showcasing some of the region’s best southern Appalachian arts and crafts.

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308 West State Street
Black Mountain, NC 28711

We have blocked out all 47 of the rooms at The Historic Monte Vista Hotel and hope you will stay with us! Located in the heart of downtown Black Mountain- just a short stroll to all of the restaurants, shops, breweries and art galleries.

You cannot check availability or book these rooms online. Please call the hotel directly to reserve your rooms. Ask for Brittani, but if she is not there, anyone can help you. Tell them you are with the LaGrega/Crimmel
wedding to ensure you receive the discounted rate.
*Must book Friday and Saturday night*

Th MV cannot accompany everyone. See below for other accommodation options if the MV is already booked when you call.


Welcome to the Monte Vista Hotel! It’s an exciting time for this charming and unique property, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The hotel has recently celebrated its centennial anniversary. This one-of-a-kind boutique hotel features a vintage soul with impeccable craftsmanship, historical significance and tasteful, modern amenities. The main building, the original 1937 Wing, contains 33 rooms with preserved historical elements. The Lodge, the 1950s addition to the hotel, features 14 single queen rooms.

Keep in mind that this is a historic hotel. It is very charming and nice, but the charm comes with squeaky floors, no fridges, most are queen rooms and many do not have TVs. I think the charm and us all staying together more than makes up for this! There is a big front porch and gazebo to hang out in, a restaurant/bar, a large patio area with fireplaces, etc.


The discounted rate for a historic queen room is $169/night on weekends and $149/night weekdays (plus tax). This includes a continental breakfast.

The Monte Vista Hotel

The Monte Vista cannot accompany everyone, but there are some other great options in the area. We recommend you stay somewhere within walking distance so you can still easily walk into town and on over to enjoy the bar, front porch, patio, gazebo, and the company at the Monte Vista.

A 1896 Victorian bed and breakfast with casual fine dining restaurant

136 N Dougherty Street

Black Mountain, NC 28711

We have put a hold on all 17 rooms at the historic, cozy Red Rocker Inn as an additional option once the Monte Vista is booked. 
The Red Rocker Inn is also in the same charming historic neighborhood only a short 5 minute walk away (and known for their delicious breakfast!) :)
You cannot check availability or book these rooms online. Please call the inn directly to reserve your rooms. Make sure to tell them you are with the Katelyn LaGrega/Crimmel wedding.

There is a 2 Night Minimum.
A Black Mountain Bed and Breakfast

Newly renovated to bring alive her classic beauty, The Red Rocker Inn warmly invites you to step inside our charming Black Mountain, North Carolina bed and breakfast. This 1896 Victorian bed and breakfast and casual fine dining restaurant is nestled in the heart of the captivating mountain town of Black Mountain, North Carolina. 

There is an onsite casual fine dining restaurant as well as a bakery.

Red Rocker Inn
Hampton Inn
Hampton Inn
This brand new Hampton Inn is located in the heart of downtown. A 3 minute walk to WNC Outdoor Collective (where Friday night party is) and a 10 minute walk up to the Monte Vista.
306 Black Mountain Avenue 
Black Mountain, NC 28711

(828) 669-1000

Quality Inn
Close by within walking distance (.5 miles to Cherry Street (main area in town, also where the Friday night party is) and .8 miles to the Monte Vista Hotel).
Keep in mind, you have to walk along a main road part of the ways.
585 NC-9
Black Mountain, NC 28711

(828) 669-9950


Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or need help
accommodations. I can provide some suggestions for rentals that are close by or even a few within walking distance. 



If you have been to the Black Mountain/Asheville area you know how special it is. If not, you will be delighted with the beauty, mountains, outdoor adventures, art, food, beer and music. Check back soon for restaurant, brewery, hikes and all sorts of other fun activity recommendations.

Check back soon...



Milton's Cuisine & Cocktails at The Monte Vista Hotel  $$$

Milton’s Black Mountain offers a seasonal menu of regionally-inspired Southern food.  

Reservations highly recommended

The Restaurant at The Red Rocker Inn  $$$

The exceptional casual fine-dining fare is enhanced by the beautiful homey setting of our Victorian mansion and is served with love and care. They take pride in choosing the finest quality ingredients in all their selections, including their homemade desserts. 

Reservations required.

Que Sera $$$

Charming mainstay with a polished wood interior specializing in seafood & Southern classics.

Reservations Highly Recommended

Fresh Wood Fired Pizza and Pasta $$

Artisanal, wood-fired pizzas, locally grown produce & craft beers in rustic little house & patio.


Veranda Cafe  $$

Great little spot for lunch! Family-owned Southern nook since 1996 with lunch specials, homemade desserts & a dog-friendly patio.


Smoke Black Mountain (Black Mountain Brewery) $

Delicious BBQ Food Truck at Black Mountain Brewery


Cousins Cuban Cafe $

Unpretentious Cuban cafe serving espresso drinks & Cubano sandwiches, plus brunch bowls & wraps.

Wedding Party

THE Wedding Party

“Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born." -Anais Nin


Laura Underwood Baigas

Matron of Honor

Jordan Robbins Barratt


Elizabeth Rayle Stroupe


Elizabeth Carr Heafner



Brian Crimmel

Best Man

Dan Kieffer


Brian Braderman


Jason Yesser



Mathis Crimmel


Aubrey Crimmel

Flower Girl

Walker Baigas


Charlotte Barratt

Flower Girl

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Thank you for visiting our Wedding Registry! Your presence at our Wedding is the greatest gift of all. However, for friends and family who have expressed interest, we have created a gift registry. We have already moved into our new home in Asheville and have some fun (and very necessary) renovation ideas in mind if you would like to contribute to our Home Renovation Fund below! There are also some other items we have selected that would be useful to us :)



Please do not hesitate to reach out if you have any questions or need any additional information. We are so excited to be getting married and hope you will be there to help us celebrate!





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