Lindsey and Brian will be getting married on the festive holiday of New Year’s Eve at the Lioncrest on the Biltmore Estate. What an exciting time to have a wedding! I know it will be a beautiful event, and I can’t wait to share in their joy. They have been dating for 5 years, so they are really looking forward to finally becoming husband and wife! I have asked this couple a few questions so you can get to know them better…
How did you meet each other?
We met our freshman year of college through a mutual friend – we actually started talking on the internet a month before we ever met in person!
When did you get engaged, and how did he ask?
Brian asked me on my favorite day of the year – Christmas! He came over to my parent’s house where my whole family was for Christmas and asked for my parents blessing that afternoon (so they were in on it!). He was acting very strangely all day – I now know it was just nerves. He and my parents kept trying to get me to take the dogs on a walk but it was so cold I didn’t want to. Eventually, I gave in and we went outside just the two of us and he told me he had another present for me – he got down on one knee, pulled out a small white jewelry box and asked me to marry him. I told him “of course!”
What do you two do for a living?
Brian is currently in sales and I am in finance. We are both actually moving to Milwaukee right after the honeymoon to start working with my dad in the new family retail business. Brian will become area manager and I will work in the finance department.
What are some of the activities that you like to do together as a couple?
We love to watch movies, cook, play with our dog and cat, try new restaurants in the area, travel and of course watch the Tarheels play basketball!
Why did you choose Asheville and the Biltmore Estate as your wedding location?
Brian and I met while we attending Western Carolina University (near Asheville) and we would always visit Asheville for dates whenever we got the chance. Our Christmas present one year after we moved away was to spend the weekend visiting the Biltmore and we fell in love with it! It just seemed natural to return to our favorite date spot and what better place in Asheville to get married than the Biltmore?
When you think about your wedding, what are you most excited about?
Finally getting married! It’s been 5 years and over a year engagement of just planning – we are ready for it!
What do you love about each other?
Lindsey: What I love about Brian is how generous he is with those he loves, his sense of humor, his closeness with his family and the fact that our values and goals in life match up so well. After so many years together I have also grown to love how well he knows me. He can tell exactly what type of day I had just by the look on my face when I walk through the door and if it happened to be a rough day he knows exactly what to say to put a smile back on my face.
Brian: What I love most about Lindsey….is the smile on her face as I walk in the door, how she knows exactly what I’m thinking and how she is always there for me. The way she is always so joyful and generous lets me know how wonderful of a mother and how loving of a wife she will be. Each day I think how lucky I am that she chose me, how she makes me want to be the greatest husband and be to be able to give her everything in life she deserves. I have been fortunate to find someone as beautiful as she is, someone as smart and courageous to take on the challenges she has been given, someone who I can laugh with all day long and who just enjoys life.
Anything else you would want people to know?
We just want to thank everyone involved in the wedding: to our parents for making our dream wedding come true, to all of our vendors that have made this day possible and to all of our friends and family that have taken time out of their busy lives to travel to Asheville to support us – thanks so much and we are just so excited to share this day with all of you!