Caroline + Erin’s Grove Park Inn Wedding!

As Asheville wedding photographers we have seen and walked into a lot of different situations on a wedding day. But there is a first time for everything. (See below!)


Poor Caroline was in the Urgent Care the whole morning of her wedding day. She had been sick to her stomach the WHOLE night before with either food poisoning or a stomach bug. (Thus the saltines and water below!)
I, Meriah was quite impressed by her amazing attitude despite being sick the night before. And can I just say, she can rock some red lipstick!!
We love weddings at the Omni Grove Park Inn Mountain View Terrace. This view can’t be beat!

We love detail shots with the mountains!

Such a jolly group of people!

Erin’s details were on point!

The moms.
These two. Caroline and her mom have such a cool relationship. They don’t even mind sharing lipstick! 😉
Shout out to Brown Florist for these amazing flowers!

I would say Caroline cleans up pretty well despite being so so sick the night before!
First look with dad.

These guys!
Those red lips though… <3

This bridal party was one of our favs. They created SUCH great moments with Caroline and Erin.
That hang out time before ceremony.
Let the ceremony begin!



That view and this kiss is everything.
These two can rock the vogue/GQ look for sure!
But they also have THE BEST smiles.

Onward to the reception!




Welcome and toast time!




First Dance.
Parent dances.

The beauty at the Grove Park.
Erin plays in a band! They entertained us for the evening and created a really fun dancing atmosphere.
So much fun dancing!

Erin even jumped in to play a song or two.
Rose toss!
Last song!
Congrats Caroline and Erin! Thank you so so much for allowing us to share in your amazing day.

Now enough from us, here is a bit more from the couple!

A bit about Erin: Erin is a jazz trumpet performer and aspiring web developer. He is a local of Cincinnati, OH and loves to eat Skyline Chili!

How did you meet? Erin was a band director and I (Caroline) was hired by the school to teach their summer band camp for rising 6th grade flute students. Erin was instantly interested when I complimented the Star Wars poster in his office (lol). I rejected him at first but his charm and positive energy ultimately won me over.

Describe your first date? Erin picked me up at my apartment in a suit, clean car, and jazz music playing. I arrived to the door in jeans. He still makes fun of me for being so underdressed on our first date. I tried to explain to him later that southern girls are just a bit more casual! Erin has been overdressed for everything since he has been born.

How long have you been together? 3 years this fall

What are your favorite hobbies and activities to do as a couple? Since we are both musicians, we go out to see live music if we aren’t performing ourselves. We also enjoy cooking together in the kitchen and hosting our friends at our apartment. We also have two cats that we are pretty crazy about.

Who popped the question and HOW? Erin popped the question on a high school band field trip to NYC. The whole band was on the top of the empire state building and he proposed in front of the kids! It was cute because they are the reason that we met. I was clueless that he was going to propose on the trip. He had been carrying the ring in his backpack the whole trip!

Why did you pick Asheville and the Grove Park Inn? Explained that part above 🙂 I couldn’t imagine NOT getting married in Asheville in my hometown! Way better than Cincinnati – there was no debate.

What adjective best describes your spouse on your wedding day? Erin – excited? We were both sick if you don’t remember!

What tangible detail of your wedding day did you love the most? (Cake, dress, special item?) Erin said his bride! We both loved the band – it was all of our Cincinnati friends which made it special and they totally rocked.

How many guests attended the wedding? 119

What did you and your guests eat at the reception? Salad, steak and potatoes, cake.  We also had a s’more roasting outside.

What was the flavor of your wedding cake? TWO flavors!! 2 layers a white cake with raspberry fill and one layer champagne with apricot. We only got one bite of cake when we first cut it 🙁

What is the one of the funniest things that happened on your wedding day? Definitely me going to Urgent Care the day of the wedding. Maybe not funny, but completely RIDICULOUS.

What was your first dance song and why did you pick it? “Can’t Help Falling in Love With You” – sung live by our friend Rio. Erin picked the song because….”I can’t help falling in love with you…duh!” (I’m sorry, he is so cheesy)

What stood out to you the most when you think of your wedding?

Erin said “my beautiful bride” – I am about to throw up hahaha.

I can’t believe how much FUN we had dancing with our band and friends/family. I worried that people wouldn’t have fun but I don’t think that was the case.

What is on your “bucket list” to do together as a married couple?  Buy a house – and get three more cats, ha ha.

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