When Taylor and Clark toured the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, NC as a potential wedding venue, they immediately fell in love and canceled all their other venue tours without hesitation. They knew nothing else would compare to a fall ceremony on the front lawn of this grand estate or the terrace reception views, so they set their date for 10/10/20 (the most popular wedding date of 2020!). During the planning, every detail was carefully and thoughtfully discussed. Taylor, Clark, and their families wanted to make sure each and every guest’s experienced the beauty and magic of the Biltmore Estate.
As their weekend approached the forecast was bleak due to a hurricane, but we were determined to have their ceremony on the front lawn! Our team sprung into action doing everything we could to plan out covered locations for the first looks and wedding party pictures, covering the aisle running with tarps, and obsessively checking the radar for that chance to be outside! Taylor and Clark certainly endured a lot this past year, so when the radar showed a long break in the rain exactly when pictures were to begin, everyone felt that sense of pure blessing!
A black monogrammed aisle led Taylor, escorted by her father, to Clark. A stunning floral arch and chandeliers served as the backdrop for their nuptials, without competing with the beauty of the Vanderbilt mansion in the background. As they said their vows, the most breathtaking mountain mist rose around Taylor and Clark and their guests. It was an incredibly beautiful ceremony and an unforgettable experience.
Although Taylor and Clark’s miniature schnauzer, Moses, wasn’t physically present, many of their wedding details featured their beloved pup. Their hand-painted envelope liner pictured King Moses on the front lawn where his parents would be married. The entire stationery suite from Blush and Blue Designs was phenomenal and full of personalized watercolor details.
Floressence Flowers also helped honor Moses through dog topiaries that served as a whimsical entrance to Taylor and Clark’s elegant blush and white tented reception.
The newlyweds and their guests danced the night away to Rhythm Nation Band on the estate’s South Terrace overlooking the Blue Ridge Mountains with their signature cocktails in hand…”The Darling Apple Martini” for her, and “The Hottie” (Jameson and soda) for him.
We still can’t get over the views behind Taylor and Clark during their first look and portraits. It’s hard to beat peak fall foliage in Asheville! Thank you to Walters and Walters Photography and Marc Roberts Videography for capturing this amazing day.
Taylor and Clark, we were honored to be a part of your special weekend, and wish you all the best!
Thank you to our fabulous vendor team that made this beautiful wedding happen!
Planner: A Southern Soiree (Gina)
Venue: Biltmore Estate
Officiant: Reverend Daniel Selman
Ceremony Music: Asheville String Trio (Ron Clearfield)
Photographer: Walters & Walters
Videographer: Marc Roberts Videography
Band: Rhythm Nation (East Coast Entertainment)
Florist: Floressence Flowers
Hair and Makeup: Beauty Asylum Charlotte
Transportation: Young Transportation
Stationery/Signage: Blush and Blue Designs
Bridal Gown: Inbal Dror (The Collection Bridal)
Bridesmaids Dresses: BrideSide
Cookies: Southern Sugar Bakery