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Aubrey + Kyle’s Wedding Day Part II

And on to Aubrey + Kyle’s breathtaking ceremony…

Click here to see the Thursday night BBQ

Click here to see the rehearsal dinner

Click here to see Wedding Day Part I and Vendors

Guests were treated to a pre-ceremony reception in the Tennis Lawn.

Sweet little fans to keep the guests cool on this summer day.Kudos to Elizabeth Borchers and the Inn on Biltmore Floral Crew…had to throw this picture in here!  What an incredible job they did!As soon as the ceremony ended, a rainbow appeared in the sky…what an amazing moment!

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.

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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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 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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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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Chase and Clary’s Garden Wedding Part I

In honor of Chase and Clary’s one year anniversary, I am finally sharing with the world their wedding day!  These two are super special to me, and I couldn’t have been more honored, blessed, ecstatic, or thrilled to share in the happiest day of their lives!  Chase and Clary are a couple that would do absolutely anything for you…true servant hearts.  They love passionately both people and animals, are fiercely loyal, and they are genuine to the core.  Their wedding day was a gorgeous one…perfect weather, beautiful venue, surrounded by loving family and friends.  The couple hosted their ceremony in the Walled Gardens of the Biltmore Estate.  Thank you to the brilliant Katy Cook for being on hand to capture their day.  Part II will come soon!

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Alexis & Tyler’s Fairytale Wedding Part I

FL (57)I am so thrilled to be sharing Alexis and Tyler’s wedding with you because they are now getting ready to have their first child!  So happy for them, and they are going to be such fabulous parents.  Alexis and Tyler were wed last summer on the Tennis Lawn of the Biltmore Estate, followed by a dinner reception at Diana. It was a day truly fit for a princess and her prince, and Blossoms outdid themselves with all the floral.  Alexis loved pink, so all shades were represented, and it was beautiful.  Enjoy these photos by Hannah with Swanky 5 Studios.  So good!  Enjoy Part I…

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