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Aubrey + Kyle’s Wedding Day Part I

Aubrey and Kyle’s wedding was extremely special to me for a million reasons, but I just want to mention a few…

1. The Biltmore Estate.  All the wedding festivities took place on the Biltmore Estate, and to be honest, there is not an ugly spot on the whole entire property.  I just love it there.  I practically live on the Estate, yet I never get tired of being there.  My kids love it; my husband loves it; and my dog loves it.  There is beauty everywhere, and there are activities around every corner.  Sometimes I have to pinch myself that I get to live so close to such an amazing place.  So, with that all said, it is truly one of the most majestic spots for a wedding.  Aubrey and Kyle’s guests got to see so much of the property…from the BBQ near the sunflower fields, to the rehearsal dinner on the west side, the ceremony in a field overlooking the most spectacular mountain views, to a reception up at Diana with the best view of the Biltmore House.  What a treat, and what a feast for the eyes and soul.  So yes, the Biltmore Estate is special, which made this one special too.  🙂

2. A family reunion!  So this is the third wedding within this same family that I have had the honor of helping with over the past few years.  So, why is that special?  Well because I get to see everyone again!  It just makes the weddings that much more fun when there are familiar faces and big hugs.   I have had such a blast getting to know their family and friends, and I must say that I am always sad when these occasions come to an end.

3. The veil.  The veil that Aubrey wore was no ordinary veil (although NO veils are ordinary as every bride that wears them makes each one unique).  This veil is over 100 years old, and has been passed down lovingly through the generations of Aubrey’s family.  What makes this veil so special to Aubrey is that it was worn by her mother, Ginger, and by her grandmother, Mimi.  On another note, this veil was also worn by Mimi’s cousin, Jacqueline Onassis, at her wedding to John F. Kennedy.  Blows my mind.  Since I was responsible for putting the veil on Aubrey, I was absolutely terrified! I just knew that it was going to fall apart in my hands the minute I touched it, and I would be forever hated by the world.  Well, it was the total opposite…it was so soft and in absolutely fabulous condition.  As the day went on I almost forgot that I had to be careful with it!   Placing this veil on Aubrey was one of the most memorable and incredible moments for me.  I was sweating bullets, but at the same time I was in awe.  As we walked away from the room, Aubrey burst into tears.  It was the first time I had seen her cry that day so I asked her what was wrong.  She simply said that after putting on the veil, the importance of the legacy that had been handed to her, finally came full circle in her mind.  That moment made everything so real for her, and it was beautiful to witness.

4. A forever friendship.  So, I did not know Aubrey very well went we first started the planning process.  I knew she was an incredible horse back rider, a lover of animals, a tom boy, a farmer, a bohemian free spirit, and that was about it.  Little did I foresee, that God would take our client-planner relationship and turn it into an incredible friendship.  We went from talking once in a while about wedding checklists, to chatting almost everyday about life.  This turned into shopping trips, paddle boarding, shooting range parties, dinner outings, etc.  I could not be more grateful that God put us together.  Having her become more than a client made this wedding all the more special for me.  I felt more like a bridesmaid than a planner.  Aubrey, I am so happy that you and Kyle found each other.  You are BEAUTIFUL inside and out.

So there you go…just a few of the reasons why this wedding meant so much to me, and I am honored to share it with you.  If you missed the Thursday night BBQ, you can find it here.  If you missed the rehearsal dinner, click here.  Thank you again to Cheyenne Schultz for sharing your talent and capturing this day.  Since I am horrible at narrowing down pictures, get ready for several posts just to cover their wedding day.  Because of this, I will go ahead and give you all the vendors involved that made this day perfection.  I can’t thank Suzanne, and the Biltmore team, enough for ALL they did to make Aubrey and Kyle’s dreams a reality.  xoxo

Vendor Love:

Photographer:  Cheyenne Schultz Photography

Film:  Life Stage Films

Hair:  Lola Salon and Gallery

Makeup: Megan Drye

Dress shop:  Wildflower Bridal

Florist:  Inn on Biltmore Floral led by Elizabeth Borchers

Catering/Cake:  Biltmore Estate

Rentals:  Classic Event Rental

Linens:  Party Tables Linens and Drapery

Edision Lights:  McIntosh Design Works

Paper goods:  7 Ton Co.

DJ:  Split Second Sound Entertainment

Violinist:  Oleg Melnikov

Aubrey’s bouquet was exquisite!Isn’t she gorgeous?I just love the first look…

After the first look and bridal party portraits, we slipped away to put on Aubrey’s veil.  She didn’t want Kyle to see her with it on until she walked down the aisle.

Kira + Jack’s Biltmore Wedding Part I

Kira and Jack….and actress and a chef from New York, were married at the Lioncrest on the Biltmore Estate this past fall.  Blossoms knocked it out of the park with their floral design.  So many fun details and so many focused on pigs!  Pig escort cards, pig ring bearer boxes, roasted pig, pigs on the bar, and pigs on their invites.  So freakin’ adorable.  Plus I must say that Kira had one of the most fun bridal parties ever.  They were so supportive, constantly made her laugh, and their love for her was truly fierce.  I just adored them.  Thank you to Jill, with Realities Photography, for making this day all that more enjoyable by your presence and by taking some fabulous photos!  Look out for Part II!

Hair by Lola SalonLoved the pocket boutonniere for Kira’s man of honor

Kira traveled in style in Elite Limousine’s stretched Rolls Royce!

Amelia and Greg’s Fall Wedding Part I

I loved everything about this wedding…the people, the laid-back vibe, the dream catchers, all the colors, flowers, hanging lights, table runners, and I could go on and on.  Amelia and Greg are an amazing couple, and she is so talented it is ridiculous.  Her jewelry line, Mountainside Designs Jewelry, is definitely worth taking a look at and she makes every piece you see.  Let’s just say I am a fan!  🙂  I was so excited when Amelia wanted me to help with her wedding since I had also helped with her brother’s wedding the year before.  Love it when I get to see families again!  Thank you to Graham Terhune for sharing your talent…and taking such swoon-worthy pictures of such a special day.  Enjoy Part I of Amelia and Greg’s wedding at Lake Eden.  Be looking out for Part II!

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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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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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Whitney + Doug

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Tall, gorgeous, incredibly fit, elegant, thoughtful, loving are words that sum up my precious bride, Whitney.  She needed an equally strong, super supportive, protective man that would cherish her, and she found Doug.  They are literally perfect for one another, and to be able to share in their joy was an incredible blessing.  I had the BEST time helping with their wedding, as her vision was unique, colorful, fun with an influence of Great Gatsby.  They loved the Crest Center because of the views, so we transformed the reception space by having Classic Event Rental completely drape every wall to highlight the view, and to really show off the lighting and the stunning floral by The Bloom Room.  So wonderful getting to work with Perry Vaile and reliving this wedding through her photographs.

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Melisa + Jackson’s Fall Wedding Part I

So it has been a little over a year since Melisa and Jackson were married on the Biltmore Estate, but I can’t think of a more perfect time to actually blog their wedding.  Why?  Because this past weekend Jackson’s sister, Amelia, was married so I was able to see them again!  I couldn’t be happier to be a part of two weddings with these precious families!  I absolutely adore Melisa and Jackson…they completely light up a room, everyone around them adores them, and they are some of the kindest people I have gotten the pleasure to work with.  The weather on their wedding day was fall-like…chilly, but gorgeous.  I am so delighted to share these photos with you.

Once again, I was able to work with Graham and Samantha from Graham Terhune Photography, and not only are they amazing people, but incredible artists.  Enjoy Part I!

And please check out their amazing film by Inkspot Crow Films.  SO GOOD!  Click here!

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