Angie and Leo’s Arboretum Wedding

Oh my how we love this couple! Angie and Leo had such a relaxed and fun Arboretum wedding in May. The rain threatened us all day but Angie made a decision to have her ceremony outside, come rain or shine, and wouldn’t you know… it shined!

Congrats Angie and Leo! Thanks for allowing Michael and I to be a part of your story.

Shout out to these professionals for their part in this amazing wedding. 🙂

Wedding coordinator – Kelsi Naong, Cordial and Craft
Venue coordinator – Kate Beck, NC Arboretum
Dress Designer – Enzoani
Where you purchased your dress – J Majors
Makeup artist – Scott Thompson, Serenity + Scott Beauty
Hair designer – Alejandro Jimenez, Ashes and Steel
Floral designer – Crystal Lucinian, Cordial and Craft
Caterer – Celine & Company
DJ- A Bride’s DJ
Officiant – Marco Patino
Cake designer – Sweet Promises
Rental company – Classic Event Rental
Limo or car service – Blue Ridge Limo and The Trolley Company
Wedding hashtag- #vivalasvelasquez #happilyeverasheville

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Vidhi + Anant’s Biltmore Estate Wedding!

Vidhi and Anant had an amazing three day Biltmore Estate wedding extravaganza! Michael and I were able to be a part of a lot of it and are excited to get to share these images with you from each event.

Here are just a few of the images from the wedding ceremony…

But let’s back up to the Mehndi Party (where it all started for us!) This is where Vidhi (and a few others) had their Henna done. Shout out to Asheville Henna and Henna Sophia for their amazing artistry! This was held at the new Holiday Inn in Biltmore Village.

The next morning was the Grah Santi Pooja Ceremony. Some of these moments are my absolute favorite of the whole weekend. (This was also held at the Holiday Inn)

The Rehearsal Dinner was at the NC Arboretum. Michael had the pleasure of getting to capture all of this colorful fun!


The wedding ceremony was on Saturday morning up at Diana on Biltmore Estate. The decor was absolutely stunning, the moments were amazing, and this couple is gorgeous!

The Reception was Gatsby themed and was held under a gorgeous clear top tent on the South Terrace at the Biltmore Estate.

Congratulations Vidhi and Anant! Michael and I wish you all the best as you start this new life together!

Shout out to these wedding professionals that helped make this wedding awesome.

Planning and Design Team- Asheville Event Company
Venue Coordinator- Ashley Garner with Biltmore Estate
Floral- Nikun Events
Music and Entertainment- Rhythm of Dreams
DJ- Pavan Events
Tent and Rentals- Classic Event Rental
Video- Beautiful Life Films
Priest- Rangrajan
Vidhi’s Hair and Makeup- Allie with The Hair and Makeup Gypsy
Bridesmaid’s Hair- Ray
Bridesmaid’s Makeup- Powder Me Pretty
Live Table and Dancer- Booked by East Coast Entertainment
Transportation by- Young, Elite and Gray Line Trolley
Dove Release- Asheville White Dove
Wedding Day Catering and Cake- Biltmore

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Lee and Jerry’s Lioncrest Wedding on Biltmore Estate!

Lee and Jerry were married in May and had a Lioncrest wedding on Biltmore Estate!

Rain threatened to “rain on Lee’s parade” but alas when we needed to be outside it stopped raining! Lee and Jerry, you guys are AWESOME. Not only were you super fun to hang out with, your bridal party and family was too!

The LionCrest is a lovely venue on the Biltmore Estate!

Shout out to Flora and Verge Events for this awesomeness.

YES! We loved that they asked their guest to unplug. NOTE the lack of cell phones in the ceremony photos. 😉

Sweet moment with Lee’s mom and dad.

First look moments at the Inn on Biltmore Estate

While Meriah takes the group formal photos, Michael stands off to the side and gets some amazing candid moments of everyone waiting to have their photo taken.

The back of that dress though! <3 <3

Shout out to Blush Asheville and Hughes Hair Design for Lee’s makeup and hair!

Trolleys from Gray Line are always a fun way to get around the estate. 🙂

Bridal party shenanigans.

A wedding near a castle.

Let the ceremony begin! Sarah with Verge events is one of our favorite people. 😉 Here is a few shots of her doing her thing.

YES!! Congrats Lee and Jerry!

Moments after the ceremony…

Let the Cocktail hour begin!

This couple did a receiving line. I have had a few couples over the years ask what this is, which I found interesting because where I grew up (here in the south) it was at every wedding! It was great to see Lee and Jerry do this because it created so many beautiful smiles and moments.

Michael shot a lot of these through a window. I thought it was funny how he subtly shows up in a few of these shots. 🙂

The ceremony space was flipped for the reception! We loved this reception set up!

Biltmore’s food ya’ll… It’s amazing!

First Dance love.

Welcome and toast by the father of the bride and the father of the groom.

Maid of honor…

And best man!

Dylan with Blazin Sound Entertainment did an amazing job mixing some beats!

Shout out to these professionals that made this day awesome!

·         Wedding coordinator – Sarah Murray  with Verge Events
·         Venue coordinator –  Ashley Gardner (Biltmore)
·         Dress Designer – Martina Liana
·         Where you purchased your dress – Boca Raton Bridal
·         Makeup artist – Talicia with Blush Asheville
·         Hair designer – Amanda Hughes with Blush Asheville
·         Floral designer – Jessica with Flora
·         Caterer – Biltmore
·         DJ –  Dylan Skidmore with Blazin Sounds Entertainment
·         Officiant – Christopher Bresson
·         Cake designer – Biltmore
·         Rental company – Classic event rentals
·         Limo or car service – Gray Line Trolley
·         Wedding hashtag- #GoDonnini or #NearLeeDonnini

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