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Traditional Country Club Wedding

From start to finish, this is a wedding that is all about the love.  The kind of love that exists between a darling duo who happened to meet and fall in love five years ago, after growing up thousands of miles apart.  One thing I’ve learned while working at SMP?  Cupid has a funny way of helping you to meet “the one”… and it’s awesome.  See it all captured by A.J. Dunlap Photography right here.

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From A.J. Dunlap Photography… This was a day waiting to happen. Due to an unforeseen family situation, the couple had to postpone their wedding six months on the morning of the original day. It was tragic, but Mark & Seldon didn’t let it stop them from having their dream wedding six months later. With a few changes in decor to match the new season, they said their vows on November 23, 2013 in Asheville, NC at the gorgeous Biltmore Forest Country Club.

I know we all say every couple is perfect together, but I promise if you spend five minutes with these two, you’ll agree that they are meant to be. The groom is from Wales, UK and the bride is from NC. They never should have met. But fate had other plans, and put them working on the same private yacht together five years ago. Being in such close quarters with nothing but ocean around them, they quickly fell in love.

Fast forward to their wedding day, seeing these two tie the knot (and yes, they even tied a nautical knot) was perfection. Seldon had dreamed of this wedding for years. She planned it all out from across the ocean, not missing a single detail. Her gown was her dream Winnie Couture gown that she picked out on a girls’ weekend with her mom and bridesmaids at a boutique in Atlanta, GA. The decor was perfect: flowers, candles, vases and more lined the aisle and adorned the tables during the reception. The bride’s father handmade the arbor they were married under, and the ceremony was officiated by her uncle. The groom’s mom brought Welsh love spoons all the way from Wales for them to hand out to their guests as favors. Nothing was forgotten.

Currently, the couple is on their three month around the world honeymoon.

Photography: A.J. Dunlap Photography | Videographer: Isabel's Corner | Florist: The Bloom Room | Wedding Dress: Winnie Couture | Hair: Stephanie Vanwingerden | Band: The Threshold | Catering & Cake: Biltmore Forest Country Club | Ceremony & Reception: Biltmore Forest Country Club | Makeup: Jamie Cloninger | Pianist: Bobby Sullivan

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Classic Garden Wedding at the Biltmore Estate

Spring and Summer are perfect for outdoor garden affairs but this wedding held at The Biltmore is out to prove that open air Fall weddings can be quite beautiful as well. Maybe even your new favorite. Have a look at so much more of this autumn day designed by Asheville Event Co. and captured by Realities Photography right here in the full gallery.

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Jenny and Dave were married at the Butterfly Gardens at the Biltmore Estate on a lovely Saturday in Novemember. I love this location because of the magnitude of the big brick greenhouse in the backdrop. This venue is such a unique location on the Biltmore Estate with so many backgrounds to shoot.

Their wedding was complete with the following precious details:

A beautifully decorated photo table with wedding images from many generations.
They used old wooden Coca Cola crates to create a vintage effect.
Krispy Kreme donuts were served to the guests as a late night snack, and they were still hot! (Thank you Missie, Asheville Event Co.)
Fireworks spontaneously happened, and the crowd went wild!

Photography: Realities Photography | Event Planning: Asheville Event Co. | Floral Design: Blossoms At Biltmore Park | Cake: Biltmore Catering | Ceremony Venue: Butterfly Garden At Biltmore, Conservatory At Biltmore | Reception Venue: Butterfly Garden At Biltmore, Conservatory At Biltmore | Make-up: Blush By Wendy | Hair: Ananda Hair Studio | Officiant: Darr Conradson | Ceremony Music: James Barr | Reception Music : Sound Xtreme | Transportation: Blue Ridge Limo

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Rustic Asheville North Carolina Wedding

Charming doesn’t even begin to describe this pretty little farm fete captured by Robyn Van Dyke Photography. It’s Darling with a capital D, and the perfect bit of inspiration for all you Brides out there looking to recreate something equally special for their big day. This gallery is just pure sweetness, and you can devour every drop right here.

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From Robyn Van Dyke PhotographyThis gorgeous DIY, mountain wedding was set in the mountains of Asheville just as the leaves started to change colors on October 18, 2013. Inspired by the bride’s childhood growing up on a farm surrounded by animals, and the couple’s mutual love for the Asheville mountains, the couple chose the Claxton Farm as the perfect setting for their beautiful wedding day! The bride & groom did an amazing job with the DIY design and planning of the event. I loved all of the unique little details they included that represented each of them and their passions from pumpkins, books, vintage cameras, to all the woodwork that the groom did himself! All of the lace and feminine colors made the rustic, mountain farm setting so lovely and whimsical as well!”

From the Bride… Ever since I was 7, I could always be spotted racing around barefoot across the field on my big, fat pony, covered in mud (sorry mum), with my only concern being “should I play with the chickens or goats when I get back?” So on September 23rd, when my amazing now husband, Jordan, got down on one knee at the Biltmore Estate (eeek!) and popped the question, I instantly knew exactly what kind of wedding we would have.

Asheville has always had a special place in our hearts, (we often travel there to escape from city life) and since it was where we got engaged, we knew we also wanted to start our forever there. During our search for the perfect mountain farm retreat, we checked out several venues in the area, but once we discovered Claxton Farm, we instantly fell in love! It was enclosed by 360 degrees of mountain range without a power line in sight, cows softly mooing in the background, goats, miniature ponies and even a LLAMA! Perfect!

As we continued to plan our wedding, we wanted pieces of each of us to be represented throughout the design. Little white pumpkins were placed on each table as a nod to Jordan’s Punkin Chunkin skills, antique cameras were scattered throughout due to our own shared passion for photography, old books could be seen as a reminder of our love for learning (Jordan is a PhD student!), and even the old Farmhouse tables reflected Jordan’s appreciation and love for beautiful craftsmanship. And each detail, from the soft unstructured flowers, to the eclectic dessert buffet, and even the rhythmic signs scattered around, made the event feel warm even amidst the cool autumn mountain air. It felt familiar, yet magical at the same time. It was the perfect reflection of each of us, and our wedding day was even more perfect than we could have imagined!

Photography: Robyn Van Dyke Photography | Florist: The Bloom Room | DJ: Sound Xtreme | Bride's Cowgirl Boots: Ariat | Cake Artist: City Bakery | Design & Planning: DIY By Bride & Groom | Invitation Suite: Susannah Brinkley | Wedding Dress Designer: Allure | Wedding Venue: Claxton Farm

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