I’m about to share with you the most amazing Fairy Tale wedding. It’s set at the ultimate of all very tale locales, Biltmore, and is the definition of utter romance. But I’m going to make you do one thing first. I know you’re ready to gush over a pretty wedding – I’m assuming that’s why you are here. But clear your mind, think back to when you were young, and all you dreamed of was a fairy tale wedding. NOW you are ready to ready to see this amazing affair as Two Ring Studios saw it. And you are ready to laugh, cry, swoon, and twirl like your eight year old self all afternoon in the full gallery!
As a little girl, I always had the fairytale dream of being married in a castle. After getting engaged to the man of my dreams in Egypt on a cruise ship on the Nile river in November of 2010, I immediately revisited those childhood dreams. By choosing the Biltmore Estate, I got the castle, but my choosing the right vendors and designers, I got the fairytale too.
In January of 2011, Tom and I put our English Springer Spaniel, Caesar, in the car and we all visited Asheville, North Carolina for the first time. This trip changed our lives. We met Mark Arrington and Robert Hill of BobbyMarks Designs who would become our wedding planners and who ultimately would make our dream wedding a reality at Lioncrest on the Biltmore Estate. Never have I met two individuals with such talent, heart, and compassion for their careers and clients. On this trip, we also met with Asheville Wedding Photographers Derek Olson and Galen McGee of Two Ring Studios who were our only choice to capture the pictures on our special day. It was the work on their website at the Biltmore Estate, which initially drew us there in the first place.
After setting a date of July 30, 2011 to marry, we immediately began working with Mark and Bobby as we planned the details of our Lioncrest wedding. In the next sixth months leading up to our big day, we chose the vendors that helped to complete our dream.
I wore a strapless organza gown designed by Fydor Atelier of Beachwood, Ohio. I wore satin peep-toe heels designed by Stuart Weitzman and carried a bouquet of garden roses, sweet peas, and hydrangeas designed by Robert of BobbyMarks Designs.
Asheville Wedding Photographers: Two Ring Studios / Flowers: BobbyMark’s Designs / Event Planning: Bobby Mark’s Designs / Ceremony Location: Biltmore Estate / Reception Location: Biltmore Estate / Makeup: Blush by Wendy / Hair stylist: Lola Salon / Shoes: Stuart Weitzman / Dress: Fyodor Atelier / Ceremony musicians: Touch of Rose / DJ: Premiere Sound and Light / Lighting: It’s a Wonderful Light / Japanese Lanterns + Lounge Furniture Rental: Classic Event Rental / Ice Ceremony Altar Pieces + Ice Bar: Gary Ross, Ice Sensations / Rolls Royce: Elite Limousine / Silver Acrylic Chairs: Classic Party Rental