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Melissa and Victor’s Biltmore Wedding

View More: http://realitiesphotography.pass.us/melissa-and-victorThis couple captured my heart from the first moment we spoke.  They live overseas, they have served our country, and they love each other deeply.  They decided to get married on the beautiful Biltmore Estate at the Deerpark.  Thank you to Realities Photography for documenting this special couple so perfectly.  Let’s just say, I LOVE my job.  🙂

Please take some time to watch this trailer by Hart to Heart Media….try not to cry!  I did!

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Kristi & Edward’s Wedding

On to the Kristi and Edward’s wedding and reception at the Deerpark on the Biltmore Estate.  If you missed their rehearsal dinner, click here.  Loved reliving this day, and you can just tell how FUN this couple is by looking through all of these pictures by Jeremy Russell Photography.  A great day, great couple, and the cutest dogs.  🙂

Flowers:  The Bloom Room

Rentals and lighting: Classic Event Rental

Hair:  Lola Salon and Gallery

Makeup:  Blush

Photo booth:  Smoochbooth

Harpist:  Caroll Owenby

DJ:  Sound Extreme

Catering/Cake:  Biltmore Estate

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Kristi and Edward’s Rehearsal Dinner

Kristi and Edward wanted to start off their wedding weekend with relaxation, fun and barbecue…The Farm was a fantastic choice!  Kristi and Edward’s guests couldn’t help but relax and have a good time as they were surrounded by a beautiful landscape with grazing horses, charmed by the music of Whitewater Bluegrass, and filled with delicious BBQ straight out of a Appalachian Smoke’s food truck.  Such a perfect start to the weekend!  Thank you to Jeremy Russell for being there to capture it all.

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Stay tuned for Kristi and Edward’s wedding day at Biltmore Estate!

Raimey + Andrew’s Wedding Reception

On to Part II of the fabulous wedding of Raimey and Andrew at the Biltmore Estate!  Thank you, again, to Brian Sumner Photography for the photos!  If you missed Part I, please check it out!

Makeup and Hair:  Blush

Florist:  The Bloom Room

DJ:  Blazin Sounds Entertainment

Rentals:  Classic Event Rental

Silhouette Artist:  Heart, Paper, Scissors

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Raimey and Andrew’s Biltmore Wedding Part I

Raimey and Andrew are a couple that you meet and you know immediately that they just ‘work’.  The chemistry is there, the love is there, but there is something else…a kindred spirit, an interlocking of beliefs, and a love for family.  Raimey has a daughter ‘Goose’, who is simply radiant, and Andrew loves that little girl with all that he has.  That alone would make any girl swoon, and fortunately, that girl was Raimey.  She is gorgeous, ambitious, tenderhearted, and yet she can hunt with the big boys!  When she first sent me her hunting pictures, I about died!  I would not mess with that one.  So needless to say, putting together their wedding at the Diana, on the Biltmore Estate, was super fun and simply a dream.  We created a more rustic, southern atmosphere for the ceremony and cocktail hour, but when their guests walked into the dinner reception they were dazzled with a timeless look of black and white.  So beautiful!  Thank you, Brian Sumner Photography for the amazing pictures!  I am honored to share them with all of you…here is Part I!

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Jennie and Andy Get Married!

I so badly want spring to get here and stay…so why not blog a gorgeous spring wedding!  Jennie and Andy were married overlooking the majestic mountains of Asheville at the Crest Pavilion.  This wedding spot has the most amazing views, and it was a perfect way to show off Western North Carolina to their traveling guests.  Working with Jennie and Andy was a delight to say the least, and I am so excited to share their day with you.  Thank you so Fete Photography, who did an amazing job capturing their spirits, the day’s beauty, and the stunning floral by Two Buds and a Blossom.  This was such a fun one to create, and it turned out so beautiful.  Enjoy!

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April & Trevor’s Magical Wedding Part II

And now on to the wedding reception of April and Trevor held at the Deerpark on Biltmore Estate!  If you missed Part I, check it out here…you won’t want to miss it.

Thank you again to One Moment One Shot for sharing your talent.

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Instead of a traditional First Dance, April and Trevor fabulously lip-synced for one another!  A.M.A.Z.I.N.G.Booker_Dixon_Wedding_Asheville-2037Booker_Dixon_Wedding_Asheville-2057Booker_Dixon_Wedding_Asheville-2133Booker_Dixon_Wedding_Asheville-55-2Booker_Dixon_Wedding_Asheville-98-2Booker_Dixon_Wedding_Asheville-159-2Booker_Dixon_Wedding_Asheville-1872Stunning…thank you to The Bloom Room and Classic Event Rental.Booker_Dixon_Wedding_Asheville-1856Booker_Dixon_Wedding_Asheville-1004Booker_Dixon_Wedding_Asheville-1864Booker_Dixon_Wedding_Asheville-1862Booker_Dixon_Wedding_Asheville-1072Booker_Dixon_Wedding_Asheville-1190-3Booker_Dixon_Wedding_Asheville-2113-2Booker_Dixon_Wedding_Asheville-238-2Booker_Dixon_Wedding_Asheville-481-2Booker_Dixon_Wedding_Asheville-1079-3Booker_Dixon_Wedding_Asheville-534-2Booker_Dixon_Wedding_Asheville-606-2This was one of the most precious ‘mother-son’ dances I have ever witnessed.  The entire song, Trevor laid his head on his mom’s shoulder.  Their relationship is strong, and it shows.

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April + Trevor’s Magical Wedding Part I

So, I have been behind on blogging, and for that I apologize!  For my very first post of 2016 I could not think of a better wedding, nor a better couple, to share with you!  April and Trevor were married at the Deerpark on the majestic Biltmore Estate.  Working with April and Trevor was a dream come true, as not only were they so fun to work with, but throughout the process they became dear friends.  Even my son fell in love with April and has aspirations to steal her heart away from Trevor one day (don’t worry, he is 4)!  At least my little guy has fabulous taste, as she is GORGEOUS…and Trevor ain’t so bad either.  🙂

The wedding day was perfection…from the first look to the last dance.   To see the love and support from their friends and family made my heart happy.  No doubt these two were meant to be together.  Thank you to One Moment One Shot for the amazing photographs of such a special day, to The Bloom Room for the floral design, to Classic Event Rental for the beautiful tent, draping and lighting, and to their DJ, Speed Demon’s Entertainment, for keeping the night flowing and fun.  Also, please check out this film of the day by BNR Productions…love reliving this day!

Enjoy Part I!

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Jessica + Nick Part II

Sorry to make you wait so long for Part II!  Thank you, again, to all involved to make this wedding at the Grove Park Inn Country Club so amazing!  So happy for Jessica and Nick.  If you missed Part I, you can find it here.  Thank you to Brett and Jessica Photography for the wonderful pictures!

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jessica-nick-wedding-564Vintage postcards for their guestbook…LOVE!jessica-nick-wedding-569jessica-nick-wedding-554Such lush and sweet floral by Flora.  They knocked this one out of the park!jessica-nick-wedding-579jessica-nick-wedding-584jessica-nick-wedding-592jessica-nick-wedding-620jessica-nick-wedding-607jessica-nick-wedding-591jessica-nick-wedding-583jessica-nick-wedding-625jessica-nick-wedding-630jessica-nick-wedding-635jessica-nick-wedding-631jessica-nick-wedding-622Cake by Cakes by Jane

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Jessica + Nick Part I

I truly loved every aspect of Jessica and Nick’s wedding at the Grove Park Inn Country Club, as it reflected who they are as a couple.  First of all, Jessica is an incredible artist, and you can check out her work here:  http://www.jessica-roux.com/

Their wedding was very much inspired by her art…organic, botanical, warm, vintage, unique, romantic (with a touch of mystery) and purposeful.  From the invitations, to the programs to the table numbers…all were hand drawn by Jessica to add such a meaningful touch to the whole day.  All of the vendors, the details, the setting, and their guests were a perfect blend to make their day exquisite.  The team from Flora Events completely nailed the decor, and it was an honor to work with Brett and Jessica Photography who could not be a better fit for Jessica and Nick.  A gorgeous November day, for a truly unique and beautiful couple.  Happy anniversary, Jessica and Nick…can’t believe it has been a year since this day!  So happy that I get to share this with the world, as it deserves to be shown.  So amazing…every little part.

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