Caitlin + Paul’s Biltmore Wedding

Caitlin and Paul had a gorgeous Biltmore wedding in September.  Talk about a luxury wedding! This was it. The ceremony was on the tennis lawn and the reception was on the south terrace next to the house.

The tennis lawn with an excellent view of the house! And that flower aisle was WOW! The reception was under this gorgeous tent that looked more like a 5 star hotel ballroom than a tent on the inside. The views from the south terrace are hard to beat as well.

The Mozingos love working with Bobby/Mark’s Design. Mark did the design and planning and Bobby did the amazing flowers!

Shout out to Classic Event Rental for the amazing tent and rentals.



Caitlin’s dress was a show stopper. The back of it was one of the most beautiful we have seen. SUCH detail in that dress!












Father of the bride moment.

First look!







Caitlin’s grandparents. We loved them.



You may think we planned to have them here in this arch way but really they are hiding from guests arriving! 🙂

We spent some time hanging out in the tent before the ceremony.







Onward to the ceremony!



Peeking.

With tears in his eyes he welcomes his bride.


We loved how Caitlin and Paul had certain family members and friends come up and read meaningful excerpts. They were both funny and emotional. It added such a wonderful personal touch to the ceremony.













Cocktail hour was held on the Library Terrace of the Biltmore House.



This is one of our favorite places to photograph a Biltmore Estate wedding reception.







We stole the bride and groom away for a few night shots in front of the house.


Toast time may have started with a song.








A toast from Caitlin’s grandfather.


Dad… and that flower in his hair. <3


Fathers and daughters.

Party Time!







Congrats Caitlin and Paul!!

Now, a  little bit more from Caitlin and Paul about themselves and their big day!

A bit about Caitlin: Caitlin grew up in the Washington, DC area. After undergrad at Georgetown, she moved to New York City for dental school at Columbia. She then moved to Chapel Hill, NC for medical school and to complete residency in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at UNC Hospital. This is her last year of residency and she plans to continue her surgical education with a fellowship in Craniofacial Surgery at Orlando Health. From a personality standpoint, she is very “Type A”.

A bit about Paul: Paul is from outside of Cleveland and is the second oldest of six children. He completed his MD/PhD at the University of Iowa and moved to Chapel Hill to complete his General Surgery residency at UNC Hospital. This is also Paul’s last year of residency and he is currently interviewing for fellowship in Colorectal Surgery. Paul is definitely more laid back than Caitlin and helps balance her out.

How did you meet? A mutual friend encouraged us both to attend the Cupid Undies Run in downtown Raleigh, NC on February 14, 2015. This is a nationwide event involving a one-mile run through the streets in one’s underwear on Valentine’s Day. Paul came to the run despite being exhausted from 24 hours of call the day before and sparks immediately flew. He asked Caitlin out on a date that day.

Describe your first date? We went to a sushi restaurant in Durham. Caitlin actually already had another date planned with someone else that day so we went out for lunch instead of dinner. We spent over 2 hours talking and quickly planned another date. In case your wondering, Caitlin did go on her other date that night, but that was the last time she “double booked” Paul.

How long have you been together? Since February 14, 2015. I believe that is 31 months.

What are your favorite hobbies and activities to do as a couple? Traveling, hiking and working out. Some of our favorite nights involve ordering take out, enjoying bottle of wine and playing Mario Cart. Really, anytime we can both turn off our pagers is a victory.

Who popped the question and HOW? We were on vacation in Kauai, Hawaii in November 2016. We went on an afternoon hike in Waimea Canyon and Paul pulled Caitlin aside to a private area near a waterfall and popped the question. Caitlin obviously said yes and we celebrated drinking champagne on the beach.

Why did you pick Asheville and The Biltmore Estate? Caitlin did a four month rotation in Asheville, NC from July through October of 2017. Paul came to visit every weekend he had off and we both fell in love with Asheville. Our time living apart also help solidify our relationship and desire to spend our lives together. We never felt as connected to Chapel Hill as we did to Asheville so when we were deciding where to get married, that was an easy decision for us. In terms of the Biltmore Estate, I couldn’t imagine a more beautiful place to get married. The history, house and gardens speak for themselves.

What adjective best describes your spouse on your wedding day? Paul was emotional. Caitlin was ecstatic.

What tangible detail of your wedding day did you love the most?  My dress! I fell in love with the back of the dress when I saw it online and went to multiple bridal boutiques to find one that carried Berta dresses. I ended up buying the dress at Carine’s Bridal in Georgetown while Paul was enjoying a beer at a pub down the street. I walked in without an appointment just three hours before I had to catch a flight to Colorado and begged them to let me try it on. Thankfully they did, and I immediately purchased the dress.

How many guests attended the wedding? 155

What did you and your guests eat at the reception? Crab cakes to start, followed by a goat cheese and spinach salad (we love goat cheese!) and for the main course duck and scallops with risotto.

What was the flavor of your wedding cake? Two flavors: carrot cake with cream cheese frosting and chocolate cake with Godiva chocolate and peanut butter frosting.

What is the one of the funniest things that happened on your wedding day? Caitlin didn’t want to go to the sparkler exit because she didn’t want the party to end. Paul and the our wedding planner, Mark, convinced her to go!

What was your first dance song and why did you pick it? “A Thousand Years” by the Piano Guys. We just loved the instrumental version.

What stood out to you the most when you think of your wedding? Our guests! We were so grateful that so many friends and family could come celebrate with us. We know it wasn’t easy for a lot of people to get there but we were so fortunate that so many people made the trip.

What is on your “bucket list” to do together as a married couple? Minimoon on Kiawah Island. Honeymoon in South Africa next spring. Finish residency and move for fellowship next summer!! It’s a big year!

Shout out to these professionals that made this luxury wedding amazing!

Wedding planning and design – BobbyMark’s Design

Venue coordinator – Ashley Gardner

Dress Designer – Berta

Where you purchased your dress – Carine’s Bridal (Washington DC)

Makeup artist – Zack Russell

Hair designer – Lola’s Salon and Gallery

Floral designer – BobbyMark’s Design

Caterer – Biltmore Estate

DJ or Band – Sound Extreme

Officiant – Hannah Fleishman

Cake designer – Biltmore Estate

Rental company – Classic Event Rental

Limo or car service – Elite Limousine

Video – Life Stage Films 

Wedding hashtag- #CBLMandPKtietheknot

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Stephanie + Austin’s Rumbling Bald Wedding

We always enjoy the thrill of getting to photograph a wedding somewhere we haven’t previously been to. Stephanie and Austin’s Rumbling Bald Wedding provided a great experience with this and an even better experience for them and their guests. The beauty of the resort’s waterfront setting added to what was already such a special celebration with plenty of heart and soul and no shortage of reunions  and good times.





A letter from Austin.

Gifts for the parents!

A moment with his grandmother.

Austin’s people.


Michael and I agree, Austin has the best smile!

The back of that dress though… <3



Twirling… on a dock that moves. Stephanie was brave!


The GORGEOUS Stephanie.



Now that is a gorgeous setting for a wedding!


These moments with dad are my favorite.










Congrats Stephanie and Austin!

Candid moments of the family while the group formal photography was going on.






We drove the golf cart around the golf course for a few photos with the mountains and sunset!





Rumbling Bald Resort clubhouse for the reception!


Yes! Yes, we will.



Introducing the MR. and MRS.!



Roasting marshmellows from the favors for the guests… why not?!

Toast!



Parent dances!

We loved that Stephanie danced with her step-dad as well!



Let’s party!


This fella had ALLLLL the moves!





Now, I’ve had the time of my life, and I’ve never felt this way before…. I swear. (Of course, the last song of the evening was from Dirty Dancing!)

Let’s hear a little bit more from Stephanie and Austin about themselves and their wedding day…

A bit about Stephanie:
Stephanie is a hairstylist by day and cat lover by night. Full of life and loves to be around friends, family, and, of course, Austin.

A bit about Austin:
Austin is a very out going guy who likes to man the grill and entertain. He loves the Florida Gators and is a die hard fan.

How did you meet?
We met in the ninth grade (2003) but didn’t take our friendship any further until 2013.

Describe your first date?
We never really had a “first date” since we had known each other so long we kind of just started hanging out one day and it felt different from every other time we had hung out. We got together on a friends boat and ever since then we haven’t spent a day apart.

How long have you been together?
a little over 4 years

What are your favorite hobbies and activities to do as a couple?
We enjoy going out with friends, to the farmers market on Saturdays, and spending Sundays with our families.

Who popped the question and HOW?
Austin popped the question on May 20th, 2016 at the Disney Yacht and Beach Club Resort. We went to dinner at the Swan and Dolphin hotel and then took a walk around the boardwalk. He proposed down on the beach at sunset in front of the resort. It was awesome! We stayed over night on Disney property at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel.

Why did you pick Lake Lure and Rumbling Bald Resort?
Stephanie has been going there her whole life. It’s a sentimental place for Stephanie and her family and she knew as a young kid she wanted to get married there. Austin fell in love with it a few years ago when he went with Stephanie and her family on vacation and knew that a wedding there would be amazing.

What adjective best describes your spouse on your wedding day?
Austin: Eager
Stephanie: Glowing

What tangible detail of your wedding day did you love the most? (Cake, dress, special item?)
after the long wait, Austin finally getting to see….Stephanie’s Dress. So I guess we’d have to say the dress.

How many guests attended the wedding?
Supposed to have 120 but with the hurricane we had 87.

What did you and your guests eat at the reception?
Prime Rib, Parmesan lemon chicken, Shrimp Scampi, and so many yummy sides.

What was the flavor of your wedding cake?
All three tiers were different
Bottom – Vanilla with raspberry compote
Middle – Champagne cake with caramel buttercream
Top – Red velvet cake with cream cheese icing

What is the one of the funniest things that happened on your wedding day?
Definitely the dog running in the reception during Stephanie and her fathers first dance

What was your first dance song and why did you pick it?
“My Best Friend” by Tim McGraw. We have always loved that song and sing it together in the car often.

What stood out to you the most when you think of your wedding?
Stephanie – The smile on Austin’s face when I walked down the aisle. It was really a moment in time I will remember forever.
Austin – The way Stephanie looked, she was so stunning I couldn’t take my eyes off my new wife.

What is on your “bucket list” to do together as a married couple?
To travel and see as much of the world as we can. Also to some day own a home in Lake Lure.

Wedding coordinator – Paul Richards
Venue coordinator – Paula Benson
Dress Designer – Stella York
Where you purchased your dress – Wedding Inspirations (in Asheville)
Makeup artist – Alicia Wright (Flawless Faces by Alicia)
Hair designer – Alexa Lamb, Traci Allen, Allison Alliance
Floral designer – Rosemary Rinaldi
Caterer – Rumbling Bald Resort
DJ or Band – Sound Exteme (AJ)
Officiant – Jenn Fieldman – Asheville Marriages
Cake designer – 50/Fifty
Rental company – East West Vintage Rentals
Videographer – Shutter Hutch
Wedding hashtag- #BeSteeleMyHeart

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Kristen + Blake’s Grove Park Inn Wedding!

Kristen and Blake had a gorgeous Grove Park Inn wedding in September. The day was cloudy but the mountains seemed to show off despite it.

Kristen and Blake were SO much fun to work with. Their story of how they met is one of my favorites as well. Hint… it involves meeting on a cruise boat! (See their story below the photos!)

As you will see, when you scroll through the images, they are goofballs and love to have fun. Especially Blake. We love, love, loved getting to share in their joy and will remember this day well. Thanks Kristen and Blake for being so awesome to us Mozingos.


We never get sad about a chance of rain on wedding days. Those clouds and that sun peeking through over the mountains is glorious!

The mountain view terrace is a stunning place to have a Grove Park Inn Wedding. Complete with fire pit and views that are to die for.



We loved this. Custom socks for the bridesmaids and bride!

Custom made shirts!

Matching PJ’s and custom champagne glasses. Kristen had some awesome details!

Such a beautiful bride, inside and out!

Candid moments with the dads.

The man… Blake.

We love that Meriah got a shot of the gals toasting and Michael got a shot of the guys toasting… completely unplanned!

These moments make me smile.

Just being chill.

Through the bridesmaid’s eyes.

A special moment with Kristen’s cousin and mothers putting on the “memory charms” on Kristen’s bouquet.


Such a fun group of gals!

Shout out to Wendy with Blush Asheville for the gorgeous bridal makeup!

Kristen’s first look with her dad had us all in tears.

Kristen’s mom and brother were crying too. It was beautiful.



This guy.

Bobby with Bobby/Marks design did an incredible job on the flowers!





Let the ceremony begin!





This wedding was full of so many beautiful smiles. Seriously though!









Snap chat at the end of the aisle for the win!




That wedding arch though… <3

Let the goofiness begin!


Blake trying to twirl Kristen for the videographer and Krisen tripping all over her dress! It was hilarious!

This photo sums up their personalities so well. 🙂





Onward to the reception!



The introductions were hilarious!!

Especially when Kristen’s brother busted out a back flip!

Introducing….. !!!!

The dips.



We love working with Mark with Bobby/Marks Design. (That’s him kissing Blake!) He was super organized and on point with this wedding.

Party on!


Congrats Kristen and Blake! We wish you MANY years of happiness and joy!

Now, lets hear a bit more from this awesome team about themselves, how they met, and their wedding!

How did you meet?
We met at a blackjack table during a Caribbean Cruise in 2011. Blake (after many drinks) was dishing out his best pick-up lines on Kristen but she was not having it! After years of randomly staying in touch and trying to get her to visit me in Denver, we finally found a way to see each other again when I moved to Charlotte. We immediately reconnected and the rest is history.

Describe your first date?
Our first date was to the ACC Football Championship in 2013. Her team (FSU) was playing Duke and I had just moved to Charlotte. She had Tickets and I had a Spare room for her to stay in. By the end of the game – we were already planning our trip to California to watch our teams in the National Championship

How long have you been together?
4 Years

What are your favorite hobbies and activities to do as a couple?
We love cooking together at the end of a long day. Anything Outdoors (Hiking, Biking, Paddle Boarding, Taking the Dogs to the Park) Sounds odd but we absolutely love just relaxing together while watching a movie or playing card games.

Who popped the question and HOW?
Blake popped the question during July 4th Celebration in 2016. Our families were together at Blake’s Family Cabin in North GA. Every year, they shoot fireworks on the lake so we were all out on the boat together. Only his dad knew so we went out a little early to catch the sunset and I asked while taking some pictures with her. Blake’s dad had some champagne ready to go!

Why did you pick Asheville and the Omni Grove Park Inn?
The beauty of living in NC is you have every environment (mountains to oceans). Kristen and I love taking days to ourselves and exploring the state on spontaneous adventures. Some days, we’ll just wake up, get in the car, and see where we end up. From our hiking and skiing trips together, the mountains have always been our favorite so we knew we wanted the wedding to be around that area. Plus, with 90%+ of our guests coming from out of town, we wanted to give them a venue that captured the natural beauty of NC – not city streets. With the mountains, breweries, and food – Asheville was a no-brainer.

While checking out different wedding venues, Blake’s Parents recommended having a quick lunch at the Grove Park. Walking in, the whole venue just captured us! The fireplaces… The Spa… The View… It’s a nationally known historic resort and the building speaks for itself. With this being a once in a lifetime occasion, we knew this was the place.

What adjective best describes your spouse on your wedding day?
From Blake – Kristen was “Gitty”. Just a combination of excitement, joy, and fear of messing up the wedding vows.

From Kristen – Blake was emotional. He couldn’t control his happy tears or the excitement of marrying the love of his life.

What tangible detail of your wedding day did you love the most? (cake, dress, special item?)
The photobooth – in the beginning, I didn’t think it was that important but Kristen insisted and she was definitely right on that one! It’s so funny to go back and look at all our guests just having fun, posing with props, and silently getting wilder as the night (Drinks) carried on….

How many guests attended the wedding?
166 – although we’ve been told we had some wedding crashers join us from the bars… 😉

What did you and your guests eat at the reception?
Chicken Roulade with Cheesy Risotto and Roasted Veggies

What was the flavor of your wedding cake?
Vanilla Butter Cake with Strawberries and Grand Marnier Whipped Cream
Chocolate Sponge Cake with While Chocolate Mousse

What is one of the funniest things that happened on your wedding day?
The glow Light rods on the Dancefloor. This was a complete surprise to us but everyone loved them and they were a huge hit! We have so many videos of people acting out crazy dance moves with them!

What was your first dance song and why did you pick it?
Oasis by A Great Big World. It’s a song about someone finding that one and only person who knows them completely. Knows about their best, their worst, and all the weird unique things that makes them, them. Being with that other person, makes the other feel they can overcome any challenge that lies ahead as along as they’re together – isn’t that was marriage is in a nutshell? Lastly, the cruise ship we met on was named Oasis…

What stood out to you the most when you think of your wedding?
From Blake – When I first saw her coming down the isle. I was already emotionally excited but that sent me over the top. Everything else was just blocked out. Seeing all my family (from both sides) coming together as one was a very close second.

From Kristen – Doing the first look with my father and brother. They are usually very strong but it was very sweet to see all the emotions of happiness and pride coming out of them! Also, seeing Blake’s face when the live song was played in front of us.

What is on your “bucket list” to do together as a married couple?
Start a Family. Travel to our “Top 10 List” (places we’ve always wanted to see) Always encourage each others dreams. Never forget that were stronger together, even when we don’t always get along.

Shout out to these professionals that made this day so amazing.

Wedding Planning and Design – Mark Arrington with Bobby/Mark’s Design
Dress Designer – Matthew Christopher
Where you purchased your dress – Ladies of Lineage
Makeup artist – Wendy with Blush Asheville
Hair designer – Amanda Hughes with Hughes Hair Design
Floral designer – Bobby with Bobby/Mark’s Design
Caterer – Omni Grove Park Inn
DJ or Band – Allegro Music (ceremony); SiFi – Simon (cocktail hour & reception)
Officiant – Philip Lingle with Asheville Marriages
Cake designer – Grove Park Inn
Rental Company- Classic Event Rental
Videographer – A Beautiful Life Films

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