Sarah and Doug’s wedding was our first wedding up at Diana at Biltmore Estate. We have shot at just about everywhere other venue at the Biltmore Estate but we finally got to photograph a ceremony here last month. The view is, in my opinion, the best at Biltmore and it was unbelievable. The threat of rain chased us under a tent during the ceremony but we were still able to photograph all the family photos with the backdrop of the house and mountains.

We were able to work with one of our favorites planners, Tara Jordan, with Weddings with Tara, to pull off such an amazing evening. Tara and her crew never disappoints and we always know the details and organization will be spectacular.

Sarah and Doug were our “Ken and Barbie,” (as titled by Tara;)) They are beautiful!! Sarah could not stop laughing and Doug couldn’t stop looking at her. I caught him often looking at her and kissing her on the temple. It was precious.

Here Sarah and Doug are taking it all in.

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That view!!!

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Part of the tent at Diana is sectioned off for Cocktail hour. It is complete with couches, chandeliers and, of course, a bar!

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The main part of the tent was closed off until dinner. We snuck in to grab a few photos of the spectacular-ness.

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The Bloom Room of Asheville is responsible for this magic! I just love their floral.

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One of the things I have been doing lately is taking photos of details during the day and then also at night. As you can see there is a whole different feel to each photo. I can’t tell which one I like better! So I give our clients both.:)

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A chocolate grooms cake! Biltmore never disappoints when it comes to their cakes.

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Biltmore also caters their weddings. Look at this yumminess!

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But lets back up to the beginning of the day. The gals got ready at the Inn at Biltmore. Even though there were thunderstorms circling us it made for some amazing clouds!

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Wendy with Blush Asheville did a fantastic job on Sarah’s makeup. Barbie never looked so good.:)

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I love the way a mother looks at her daughter right after she puts on her wedding dress. This look is priceless and I love capturing it!

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Well here is something we haven’t seen in over 100 weddings! I have never seen the father of the bride put his daughters shoes on her. This. Was. Beautiful.

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Mom helped with the garter. It is beautiful to see parents serving their daughters on the big day. These are the moments I adore.

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The groom and groomsmen got ready at the Grand Bohemian Hotel in Biltmore village. My side kick Michael captured these getting ready moments with the fellas.

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First look awesomeness at the Biltmore Inn.

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Here is why I LOVE shooting with my husband. While I am capturing the shot on the left, Michael is capturing the shot on the right. Two completely different perspectives, both really fun shots.

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Sarah is SO beautiful! Look at those eyes! Her hair was done by the fantastic Emily Wells.

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Let the ceremony begin!

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Reverend Bill Black did an excellent job on the ceremony!

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Husband and wife shenanigans.

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Introducing Mr and Mrs Doug Perrin!

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Toast from all sorts of fun angles.

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Cake cutting number 1!

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Cake cutting number 2!

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Love this first dance! They were so “in to each other” I love it when the couple forgets anyone else is around and enjoys this moment.

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Parent dances!

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Let the party begin! The band U.S. Beat entertained us for the evening and they did not disappoint. That party was hopping!

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Congrats Sarah and Doug!!! We wish you a world of happiness in the years to come.

To see more of our wedding portfolios check out our flash site.—> Biltmore Wedding Photographers

  • Blush Asheville - Goodness! These are fab!!! Sarah was such a pleasure and you captured her and Doug’s day so perfectly! WOW!!! Adore you always!

  • Melody Perrin - The photos are a work of art. They really did capture Sarah and Doug’s love and the marriage celebrating it. Both the tenderness and the celebration. It will be difficult to pick favorites for an album!!

What is a lifestyle family photo session? Well, it is a journalistic approach to capturing your family doing life as it really happens in your home! It is my favorite kind of family session.

The House family invited me to do a lifestyle session in their home when their daughter Melody was just a baby. They asked me back to capture Melody and her new baby brother, Andrew. It was so good to get to hang with the Kim and Tim House again. They are such precious people and Kim and I realized we actually had a lot in common and stayed talking for an extra half hour. I believe this is a beautiful friendship in the making!

Check out this very fun family living life.

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We did a this same shot with Melody when she was a baby. Now there are 2 children in this shot.:)

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Oh what I would give for shots of my momma braiding my hair. I. love. this.

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Sweet snuggles with brother in his room.

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Reading one of my favorite children’s books ever! Melody’s favorite is David and Goliath so Kim read it to all of us.

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Like most all little girls in America, Melody is in love with the movie Frozen. So playing dress up was in order. Kim and I got tickled at how “in to it” she was. Oh! To be a kid again!

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Daddy is dancing with Cinderella now while mom is singing the song in the background. Notice the one slipper that daddy put on her foot before they started dancing. This is obviously something they do often. These are the moments I know Melody will cherish forever.

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This fellow!! What a handsome little guy.

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Boo boos.

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After the hokie pokie! This photo makes Kim and I laugh. After seeing it she said… “yep! that’s real life! I’m sending that one to my mom.”

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Ashley and Mike had a beautiful Deerpark wedding in August on the Biltmore Estate. It was a hot day in August but they didn’t let this keep them from having a blast.

I knew Ashley would be a kindred spirit by reading the answers to our little questionnaire we send out to our clients one month prior to their big day. Her answers were full of jokes, smiley faces, and personality. I love that. Upon meeting her it was evident that she was a genuine person. We had a great time together and she welcomed Michael and I in and treated us like friends. That meant a lot.

Michael embarrassingly called the groom “Greg” while shooting some group photos with him and the groomsmen. I do not even know how he managed this considering the groom, Mike, shares the same name as him! The groomsmen were sure to give Mike and Michael a hard time about this. I will surely never let him live it down either. This is the stuff photographers are made fun of for doing and we can now say we have done it to our shame! lol.

Ashley and Mike were great fun and great people to work with. We are excited to show you these images from their big day!

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In love with Flora! Their flowers are always stunning.

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First look with dad. Sister is in the background.

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Mom was a wreck too. It was such a beautiful moment!
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Ashley gets an award for one of the best gifts we have ever seen. Since most of Mike’s friends are married she asked them all for marriage advice. She then posted their advice in a book for Mike. He was very touched and as you can see by the pictures below his groomsmen enjoyed it too.

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Shout out to Joanna with Powder me Pretty for a fabulous job on Ashley’s makeup! Ashley’s friend and hair designer Brittany Saari rocked it on Ashley’s hair!

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Stephanie, Nicole, and Sarah with Verge events did a fantastic job coordinating! Here is one of our favorite pictures of our good pal Nicole doing her thing!

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Pastor Time Lolley of Blue Mountain Weddings seems to be pretty popular! We love to see his smiles and get his hugs when we all are at the same wedding. As always he did a fantastic job!

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One of my favorite things about being a husband and wife team is that one of us can capture moments like this while the other is taking the formal group photos. All of Ashley and Mike’s close family and friends were hanging out so we are able to photograph some good candid moments of them. These always end up being some of our personal favorite moments of the day.

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Shout out to Asheville’s own Gray Line Trolleys! We loved getting to ride around with the couple and capture some of these moments.

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Introduction fun!

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The toast by the Matrons of Honor and the Best Men brought lots of tears and laughter!

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The band MVP did an excellent job of keeping the dance floor hopping!

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Congrats Ashley and Mike! Many more years of laughter and joy to you!

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To view more of our portfolio please check out our website here —> Biltmore Wedding Photographers

  • Ashley - Meriah, I cannot thank you and Michael enough, these photos are amazing! As you know, I was pretty nervous to see the pics bc of too many glasses of…. umm, “water,” but I couldn’t be more pleased!!!! These are fabulous, the attention to detail, lighting, and position goes above and beyond expectations. I truly look forward to continuing my relationship, personal and professional, with the two of y’all! Such a blessing to have the two of you part of our big day! Much love.

    Ashley L. Denmead ????

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