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Tricia & Ari – Engagement Photos

This was a FUN shoot! Ari and Tricia laughed and joked the entire time we were together. They made the trip out for the weekend to take care of some details at High Hampton Inn for their wedding next spring and stopped by the Asheville area for their engagement session before jumping back on the plane. I can’t wait for their wedding next year; I’m sure it will be non-stop laughs and fun :)

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This isn’t meant to be a “great photo,” but it was just too good of a moment to not share :)

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I could barely hold the camera still with Ari sneaking into the background of this shot. Tricia seems to know what’s going on too :)

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Laura & Field’s Wedding Photos – Biltmore Estate – Walled Garden & Conservatory

Laura and Field’s wedding day was pretty amazing in every way. Laura got ready at the Inn with her mom and a couple of her best friends. She wanted to do a small bridal session before she met up with Field, so we headed over in the shuttle to the house and did about 40 minutes of photos walking around. Field joined us and we did the first look and then about 45 minutes of bride and groom photos. It was the middle of the day (about 4), so the sky was crystal clear blue with amazing views of the mountains. Following bride and groom photos we headed back to the Inn to freshen up, collect the rest of the family with the shuttle and head over to the Walled Garden for the ceremony. The ceremony lasted about 20 minutes. After the wedding ceremony we did family photos, bridal party photos, and another 10 minutes of bride and groom before they were introduced. After introductions, they cut the cake and had dinner.

All in all, it was a pretty fantastic day. Candace from Mingle Events did a fantastic job designing and organizing the whole event. The Biltmore did an amazing job with the food and everything else. If you would like to know more specific times for their timeline, I’d be happy to help.

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Photographers Blue Bend – Nick & Kevin
Venue Biltmore Estate
Event Designer Self
Event Coordinator Candace Hightower of Mingle Events
Makeup Isabelle Schreier
Hair Isabelle Schreier
Cake/Dessert Biltmore Estate Catering
Caterer Biltmore Estate Catering
Florist Blossoms at Biltmore Park
Officiant Rev. Dr. Sinclair Lewis
Ceremony Musician Brandon Crocker
DJ/Band Martin Davis Band
Wedding Dress Lazaro
Veil/Hair Accessory Purchased at Bridal’s by Lori
jewelry Givenchy
Bride’s Shoes Mia Spiga
Groom’s Suit/Tux Brooks Brothers
Groom’s Shoes Johnston & Murphy
Stationary/Invitations William Arthur through The RSVP Shoppe
Transportation Gray Line Asheville Trolley
Videographer It’s Pronounced Films

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Kay Griffin - Breathtaking! Congratulations.

Debbie Harris - Beautiful bride, just like her mom. And your mom looks amazing too.

Ali Durkee - Beautiful! Beautiful! Beautiful Dona! Laura is stunning! But it was the picture of your Mom that took my breath away! Congratulations and best wishes to all of you! I am so happy for you! :)))

Camille Rhodes - So nice Dona, you must be so proud!!

Janie Page - Dona Hill These Pictures are as Beautiful As Her ..Beautiful Wedding God Bless Them With May Happy Years..

Carolyn Mozingo - Got goose bumps looking at these beautiful photos. Dolly looks beautiful as well as the bride. Such a lovely weekend.

Kathy Ann Fulk - Beautiful!!!

Nellie Tingen Isley - Beautiful wedding, I so enjoyed looking at the pictures and Aunt Dolly looked so good. Congratulation and Best Wishes to you both.

Samantha & Chad’s Wedding – Westglow Resort – Blowing Rock

This was an intimate summer wedding at the beautiful Westglow Resort near Blowing Rock. The bride, groom, their son and about 50 of the closest friends and family joined to celebrate. Maddy met Samantha and Chad last spring to do their engagement photos. Having worked together in the past made things really relaxed for everyone and they were able to get some really beautiful photos in only a couple of minutes following the ‘first look.’ The ceremony backdrop was the fabulous Appalachian Mountains and crystal clear blue skies. There were lots of beautiful details around, including a vintage couch, stunning flowers by Fuschia Moss Floral Design and general design by Jennifer Williams from Westglow. The speeches were touching, the cake was divine and the food was splendid. Venues with this good of  a view of the mountains are pretty rare. One with a view and elegance are even more rare.
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Brian & Tony’s Wedding – Asheville, NC

A couple of weeks ago I had the honor of photographing Brian and Tony’s wedding here in Asheville. They made the trip down from NYC with their families and rented a home with a beautiful view for the week. I came shortly before the ceremony and got the tail end of them getting ready, then did photos of the grooms followed by their wedding ceremony. They held it on the back deck of the house overlooking the mountains and perfect weather. Inside they had an intimate reception with cake, champagne, moon cakes and a cousin singing. The whole wedding was very personal, intimate and surrounded by family. What more can you ask for? :)

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Bethany & Scott’s Wedding – Sawyer Family Farmstead

If you haven’t heard of Sawyer Family Farmstead, I highly suggest you check it out for your wedding. This was our 4th or 5th time out there, but only my first (Nick). I was always super jealous when Colby and Maddy would come back with photos of this amazing place. Kevin and I were out there on a gorgeous, clear day for the whole day. The girls got ready in the “Bride’s Cabin” and the groom and groomsmen got ready down the hill in the “Groom’s Cabin”. They didn’t do a first look, so they had a very relaxed getting ready schedule. This type of schedule usually allows us to come and go a little more freely and get lots of photos of, not only getting ready, but also details and the grounds. The guys made their way up to the ceremony site on the hill through the trees and the guests were ferried up from the parking lot with the tractor and trailer (a very cool shuttle!)

A beautiful ceremony performed by Rev. Kathy Jennings had almost everyone in tears while overlooking beautiful Lake Glenville. Following the ceremony we did photos of the family at the ceremony site, photos of the wedding party down by chimney (see below) and then about 20 minutes of bride and groom photos. We hurried in for the introductions, dancing and dinner. As soon as dinner was over we shot back out for another 20 minutes for more photos as the sun was setting. The grounds are stunning and with that fantastic light we were able to get some great images. The rest of the night was a great party and was the perfect end to an amazing wedding day.

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Photography Blue Bend Photography – Nick
Venue Sawyer Family Farmstead
Event Coordinator Nicole Wade – Day of Coordinator
Makeup Mother of Groom
Hair Katie Lovett – Visage Salon
Cake/Dessert Amelie’s French Bakery
Caterer Hubba Hubba Smokehouse
Florist Floressence Flowers
Officiant Rev. Kathy Jennings
Ceremony Musician The Moon and You
DJ/Band Sound Extreme
Wedding Dress Lea Ann Belter- from Ladies of Lineage
Veil/Hair Accessory BHLDN
Jewelry Nordstrom and borrowed from Bride’s mother
Bride’s Shoes borrowed
Bridesmaids’ Dresses Various
Groom’s Suit/Tux J. Crew
Groom’s Shoes Maganni – Nordstrom
Groomsmen’ Suits/Tuxes Various
Stationary/Invitations Design by Kelly Kinnaird
Transportation The Trolley Company

Posted By Nick

Floressence Flowers - These are so beautiful!!! Thank you Nick!

Rev. Kathy Jennings, Asheville Wedding Minister and Officiant - great photos! And yes, this venue is one of my favorites too.