We are super excited to share that Megan Bell (of TV’s The Bachelor fame) has chosen to have her wedding reception at the Asheville Art Museum! After fiancé Kyle Davis proposed in February, Megan made no secret of her plans to wed in this area, posing with a copy of the Asheville Wedding Guide on Instagram.
While many choose Asheville as a wedding destination purely for its beauty and character, Megan shares a deeper connection. She shared in a March 17 Instagram post: “I’m in Asheville meeting my dream wedding planner, @shaybrownevents to start the planning!! I am ecstatic and I can’t wait to share all the wedding details. One detail I will share is that it will be in Asheville, N.C. where both of my parents are from.”
Her father, David Bell, who sadly passed away, graduated from the University of North Carolina Asheville (UNCA). It was during his time as a student at UNCA that he met Megan’s mother, Sheena.
When touring the Museum, Megan shared that her dad was an artist, so having her reception here felt extra meaningful. Megan’s wedding planner, Shay Brown of Shay Brown Events, says this wedding holds added significance not just for the bride, but for her as well. “I’m so excited to be working with Megan on the details of her wedding, having done her aunt’s wedding in the past,” says Shay. “Planning her special day is made extra special since her family means so much to me.”
Per family tradition, the May reception will boast a Derby theme complete with big hats and all. More to come! Follow Megan’s wedding planning through her Instagram and bridal vlog at @meganelizabethbell.
Want to host an event at the Museum?
In addition to providing brides with the Southern Wedding Experience of their dreams, Shay Brown also manages the Museum’s outside event rentals. If you’re interested in having your wedding, rehearsal dinner, conference, meeting, or other special event at the Asheville Art Museum, contact Shay here.