Happy one year anniversary to this beautiful amazing couple! Yes, I know I am a bit late in blogging their wedding but all I can say is first trimester happened and blogging fell by the wayside as I was super sick during that time. But I couldn’t let this wedding go “un-blogged!”

I met Miranda as I was shopping one day. She worked as a store manager and we hit it off. I happened to notice her ring and since I love all things pertaining to weddings I asked her about her big day. Little did I know she would contact me years later and ask Michael and I to photograph her big day!

As we got to know Miranda and Ryan we knew we would be kindred spirits. We know a lot of the same people and she even invited me to her bachelorette party!

Miranda and Ryan were married at the Crest Center and Pavillion on a BEAUTIFUL Autumn day. We adored their sunny wedding and their warm spirits.

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When the DJ accidentally catches the bouquet.
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The day after their wedding we did a “Rock the Frock” with Miranda and Ryan at Botanical Gardens and captured a few more photos of this couple. Thanks to Hannah Laface for helping me out with this session and shooting some photos as well!
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Here are all the wedding professionals that helped make this wedding so special!

Dress Designer- Maggie Sottero
Makeup artist- Blush Asheville
Hair designer- Kayla Creasman
Caterer- M7 Events
DJ or Band- Spinfire Entertainment (Todd)
Minister or officiant- Alex Johnson (Seacoast Church)
Cake designer- Sweet Temptations

To view more of our portfolio check out our flash page! —> Crest Wedding Photographers

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Ashley and Bryan were our initiation back into wedding photography after having our second son. We could not have asked for a more fun, beautiful wedding to kick off our busy Fall season! As Asheville wedding photographers it isn’t often that you get to photograph a wedding on Biltmore’s front lawn. In the over 160 weddings we have now done, we have only had 3 Biltmore front lawn weddings. They are simply stunning.

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Ok, time to tell the rest of this story with the photos but lets back up in the day a bit to the “getting ready” time at the Inn on Biltmore.
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That dress and that veil!! Ashley looked incredible!!
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For the first look, Ashley did something I have never seen a bride do before. She decided she wanted to surprise Bryan with a song.
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SO many sweet moments. Ashley and Bryan decided they would not kiss after the first look but to wait until the kiss at the alter. This made for some sweet cuddle moments.
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I loved this bridal party. The gals looked stunning in their pink sarees. The guys loved to goof off and Michael was there to capture their insanity.:)
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My favorite photo of Ashley. She can rock a photo!
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Our favorite photos of Bryan! Very debonaire!
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Shout out to Blossoms of Biltmore Park for the stunning floral!
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Ashley and Bryan’s wedding had some great uniqueness to it! Ashley, who is Indian, wanted an American/Christian ceremony with a bit of her Indian heritage tied in. I would say they pulled this off amazingly! One Indian tradition is to pray with the bride and bless her before the ceremony. These moments between Ashley and her family are so precious.
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More photos with the couple at the house and on the south terrace!
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Ok, maybe this is my favorite photos of Ashley… I just can’t decide! She looked stunning.
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Let the ceremony begin! Ok, so first I have to give MAJOR props to Nicole Bloom with Two Sweet Sparrows. She coordinated this epic ceremony and wedding. The weather radar showed a rain forecast during the ceremony. Biltmore, Blossoms, and Nicole were all prepping the tent on the Italian Gardens for a back up plan. However, the radar reading changed it showed that it would not rain during the time of the ceremony so they rearranged everything back to the front Lawn. I KNOW this was not easy but ALL of them rocked it. And this is one of the reasons the wedding turned out so lovely.
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I love this Indian custom with Ashley’s aunts.
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Congratulations Ashley and Bryan!
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Ok, so now is the time to give props to our good pal Ian Riley! Ashley and Bryan wanted us to hire a 3rd photographer for a couple of hours to get the roof top shots! I was blown away by some of the images he was able to capture.
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Another shot by Ian Riley!
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Cocktail hour was on the library terrace. We were entertained by Asheville Arial Arts and we were simply blown away.
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First dance on the library terrace.
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Immediately following the first dance… this happened! Shout out again to Ian Riley for shooting the shots from the back of Biltmore’s property.
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The reception was on in this magnificent tent on the south terrace! Once again, Classic Event Rental outdid themselves!
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I watched the cake designers from Biltmore place this cake on this table. I was suddenly aware of the intense feat that making and delivering a wedding cake can be! As always, they did an incredible job!
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This is my favorite photo of Ashley’s parents. They were so very kind to us. They even thanked Mozingo Photography during the speeches!
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SO much joy. I obviously couldn’t decide on a close up shot or a wide shot of this moment… so I did both.:)
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Toast moments are some of our favorite to photograph. Genuine smiles and laughter everywhere!
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Ashley and Bryan changed after the toast into their modern Indian attire! They were ushered back in to the reception by the Indian dance team Bhangra Elite! Immediately following, they cut their cake.
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Not sure if they meant to match their outfits with this cake but I loved that they matched!
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This was probably one of my (Meriah’s) personal favorite moments of the evening. Bhangra Elite dance team performed for us! I was blown away by the energy of their performance! I had to remind myself to take photos because I found myself in awe and wanting to just sit and watch it!
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After some intense entertaining, they invited everyone to the dance floor and danced with Ashley and Bryan and their guests!
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For the rest of the evening everyone jammed out to a mixture of Indian and modern music. Split Second Sound did an incredible job of mixing the music.
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We danced until 1:00am and instead of an official exit Ashley and Bryan simply took a bow as we all cheered! They sure do know how to throw a party!
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Here is possibly my favorite shot of the evening. It took some technique to nail it but when we did…
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This wedding day was made possible because of these amazing professionals!

Wedding coordinator- Nicole Bloom with Two Sweet Sparrows

Venue coordinator- Brooke Ray with Biltmore Estate

Accommodations- Inn on Biltmore, Hampton Inn, Courtyard Marriott and Springhill Suites

Tent design and construction- Classic Event Company

Dress Designer- Eve of Milady

Makeup artist-
For bride and MOHs- Zack Russell with Makeup at Grove Arcade
For other bridesmaids- Maria Josette with Anjolique Bridal & Formal

Hair designer-
For bride, MOHs, flower girl, ring bearer- Liz Tipsword & Rebecca Biggers with Lola Salon
For other bridesmaids- Maria Josette with Anjolique Bridal & Formal

Floral designer- Blossoms of Biltmore Park

Amazing food and cake by Biltmore Estate

Ceremony music- Cafe String Quartet

Cocktail hour entertainment- Asheville Arial Arts

Reception entertainment- Bhangra Elite Dance Team

DJ- Jonah Pearl with Split Second Sound

Minister- Pastor Ian McFadden with Central Presbyterian Church, Towson, MD

Limo and car service- Elite Limousine of NC LLC and Young Motor Coaches

Videographer- Carlisle Videography

To view more of our portfolio check out our flash page- Biltmore Wedding Photographers

  • Christine Aiken - Stunning photography! We enjoyed being a part of this special day.

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I mean look at that veil!

Alicia and Chris were an absolute delight to work with. They were super sweet to us Mozingos and I love their story. When I asked them how they met this is what the bride said… “Well that is actually a debate between us, haha. He remembers meeting me at one of the dining halls our freshman year of college over seven years ago, but I do not remember that meeting, which I think is quite understandable given that we went to Ohio State University with over 60,000 students. Where I think it all began was at a football game. I joined his group of friends (my roommates high school friends) for the game and we chatted some throughout the game. After that we remained friends for a year and half until he asked me out on a date and it went from there.”

During the toast Chris’ mom told her side of that story. She remembered Chris coming home from college talking about this beautiful girl who was awesome. But both times he mentioned to her that Alicia had a boyfriend. Later on, he said he was bringing home a girl to meet them. Finally, that girl was Alicia. Once his mom met her, she knew Alicia was something special. And I have to say that both her and Chris are something special.

Their wedding was on a somewhat rainy day last May. It was awesome however that when we needed to be inside it rained and when we needed to be outside it didn’t rain. I love that.

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I love their custom made invites! Alicia’s sister, Kate with Anzivino Designs designed and printed them.
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Notes and gifts to “the moms”
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First looks with Dads are always some of my favorite moments.
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The fella’s trolley ride to the church. Michael was there to capture the comradery.
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What an adorable flower girl and ring bearer!
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Moments with Grandma.
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Most of the time Michael follows the bride and groom out to capture these sweet moments with the family.
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Our trolley ride to Diana!
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It rained the whole way to Biltmore but stopped when we got there for photos. We were so excited!
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One of my favorite things about this wedding was the theme! When I asked the bride what the theme was going to be she said “It is a mix of elegance, medieval renaissance, and the Great Gatsby. My colors are going to be black, gold, white, and tan. I want it to be glitzy, but sophisticated.” All I have to say is they pulled it off wonderfully!! Check out these details!

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Alicia and Chris had their friends and family mark a place on the map that they had visited and wished the couple to visit. What a unique detail!
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Who can resist a table of candies and sweets!
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Complete with gum drop necklaces.
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Shout out to Luck from the Flower Gallery of Asheville for this incredible bouquet!
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Kristin with Blush Asheville is responsible for this amazing makeup job. And a shout out to Emily with Emily Anne Hair for the amazing up-do!
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These two and their amazing beautifulness!
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Toast time!
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Parent dancing love.
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Bouquet and garter toss craziness.
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Pat Lance with Spintastic sounds kept this party going!
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Congrats to Alicia and Chris! Here are the awesome people who helped make this day happen!

Wedding coordinator – Anzivino Designs
Venue coordinator – Beth Poslusny with Biltmore Estate
Makeup artist – Kristen Davis with Blush Asheville
Hair designer – Emily Wells with Emily Anne Hair and Lola Salon
Floral designer – Patty Jo Anzivine Bolder Concepts Events & Design (www.bolderconceptslandscape.com) and the Bouquets designed by Luck from the Flower Gallery in Asheville.
Caterer – Biltmore
DJ – Pat Lance with Spintastic Sounds
Officiant – Reverend Fred Werhan
Cake designer – Biltmore
Limo – Elite Limousine
Videographer – The Reel Weddings

Check out more of our portfolio here—> Biltmore’s Diana Wedding Photographers

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