Sara and Ben were married in August after dating for three years. The wedding took place at The Biltmore Estate at the Deerpark, and everything was beautiful! Read more about this very special couple…
How did you meet each other?
We met skiing. A mutual friend rented a cabin for the weekend. Unfortunately, it was opening weekend, and the mountain had not accumulated enough snow for us to ski. We spent the weekend at a wonderful cabin playing games and watching movies.
When did you get engaged, and how did he ask?
It was Valentine’s Day weekend and freezing in New York. Ben had dinner reservations at a local restaurant that he kept telling me was at 7:00. We got in the car promptly at 6:47 and Ben put in his iPod. He had made a mix of all of my favorite songs. He planned it so that the songs lasted exactly 13 minutes. At 7 pm we pulled into a parking lot that was not a restaurant. It was the local state park which was also a waterfall. The song “You and Me” came on the speakers. Ben rolled down the windows and asked me to get out and dance in the headlights. I thought he was crazy. It was about to snow and freezing. At the end of the song there was silence. Ben told me to look up at the stars and was holding a diamond ring above my head. I of course said yes. It was a special moment until the Red Hot Chili Peppers came startlingly blaring on the speakers. The silence was caused by a silent song, only the silence tricked the radio into thinking that the iPod had turned off and switch to the radio. And that’s our story!
What do you two do for a living?
Sara is in public relations and Ben is in law school.
What are some of the activities that you like to do together as a couple?
We love to travel! We have big plans to spend a month next August backpacking around Australia. We also like to start training for marathons (but rarely follow-through), cooking, and watching movies.
Why did you choose the Deepark at The Biltmore Estate as your wedding location?
We needed a destination that was within driving distance for all of our friends and relatives. The grandeur of Biltmore felt right. The Deerpark was perfect for us. The space is enchanting.
When you thought about your wedding, what were you most excited about?
We were excited to see all of our family and friends.
What did you enjoy the most about your wedding? Any special memories?
We have so many special memories! Thank goodness there are pictures so that we can relive those moments. The flowers and décor were spectacular and the band was amazing. The energy of the party was just astounding.
What do you love about each other?
Sara: What I love about Ben is…
Aside from his drive and ambition, I love his optimism. Nothing ever gets Ben down, his glass is always more than half full. He is extremely patient with me and my crazy plans and ideas. I trust Ben with everything because I know with him, everything will be alright. There is never any doubt with Ben.
I also love that he finds humor in ridiculous little things. His laugh is infectious.
Ben: What I love about Sara is…
What I love most about Sara is her ambition. Every goal she sets she achieves. When she wants something, she fashions a creative way to get it—despite any obstacle that might stand in her path. She’s continuously developing clever and original business ventures, and one of them is currently coming to fruition. The combination of her limitless creativity and determined drive is inspiring on so many levels, and it fills every moment we spend together with excitement about what our future holds. For this reason, and countless others, I know I will love Sara for the rest of my life—each day more than the last.
Do you have any advice for newly engaged couples?
Take your time planning! Make sure it’s what you want. There is no need to feel guilty if you don’t make a decision that agrees with your family or friends. It is your day!
Pictures of their wedding to come soon!