A wedding at The Biltmore Estate, planned and perfected by Asheville Event Co. all wrapping up with a fireworks display could ONLY captured one way – absolutely beautifully. And who better than Life Stage Films to capture said soiree? I’d venture to say no one. It’s a magical highlight film for your weekend; one that you will adore!
The exact details of Katie & Jimmy’s first official meeting is still up for debate between them, but it’s generally agreed that they met at a party at Katie’s house in 2002. They attended Appalachian State and both loved living in Boone, NC. So six years later when all the twists and turns of their relationship landed them ready to make the commitment of marriage, there was no doubt the mountains would be involved.
It was so sweet when Jimmy popped the question on a beautiful summer night, on the Blue Ridge Parkway, at sunset. And it
was just as magical over a year later when they said their vows on a perfect autumn evening, overlooking the Blue Ridge mountains, at sunset.
The theme for the whole wedding parallels the values of our lives, and was inspired by a simple throw pillow at Katie’s grandmother’s house. The pillow (which made a cameo on the sweetheart table at the wedding) reads “All Things Grow With Love”. So we wanted the wedding to reflect the fulfillment that comes with embracing a loving attitude toward all things – both the greenery, ferns, hydrangeas and roses on the table and the community of great family and friends that will carry us through all the phases of life.
There were antique touches, inspired by Katie’s 1920 engagement ring and the backdrop of the Biltmore Estate, that were expressed by lanterns, old books, vintage furniture, and a “gypsy jazz” band for cocktail hour. Her dress by Liancarlo was alancelon lace embroidered with pearls from her grandmothers dress, and perfectly accented with her mothers cathedral veil. The overall vision was absolutely brought to life by Asheville Event Company – a little bit of “secret garden meets midsummer nights dream” – classy yet magical, intimate yet grand, unique and full of love.
Cinematography: Life Stage Films / Photographer: Parker J Photography / Venue: The Biltmore Estate / Event Coordinator: Becca Knuth, Asheville Event Co. / Band: Groovetown / Florist: Stacey Brown, The Bloom Room / Caterer: Diana at The Biltmore Estate