Biltmore Estate Wedding



Featured: Brides | Venue: The Biltmore Estate, Diana | Event Planner: Asheville Event Co | Florist: Philosophy Flowers | Photography: Almond Leaf Studios | Cinematography: Almond Leaf Studios | Wedding Dress: Lihi Hod | Wedding Dress Overskirt: Marchesa | Shoes: Shoes: Aminah Abdul Jillil Bow Flat in Pink | Hair: Love, Daisy | Makeup: Blush | Bridesmaids’ dresses: Alfred Sung | Groom’s attire: Hugo Boss | Groomsmen’s attire: Generation Tux | Ceremony Music: Cafe String Quartet | Reception Music: The New Royals | Catering and Cake: Biltmore Catering | Invitations: Atheneum Creative | Engagement Ring: Blue Nile | Bride’s Wedding Bands: Suzanne Kaplan | Departure Vehicle: Elite Limousine




From the Bride …

We met in the fall of our freshman year of college at Miami University in 2005. We lived in the same dorm, and Alex made a point to introduce himself to all the ladies. It wasn’t quite love at first sight, but after three years of being friends, we finally started dating in the fall of our senior year.

 We got engaged in August of 2015. When we first started dating, Alex wooed me in part by making a habit of bringing me breakfast in bed. For our engagement, he brought the old tradition back, with a tray of treats from Dominique Angel Kitchen, fresh flowers, and of course, the ring. Having just woken up, I was totally taken by surprise. It was a very sweet nod to our past.

Because our friends and family are sprinkled across the country, we knew we wanted a location that provided a great excuse for a long weekend getaway. I went to camp for years outside of Asheville, and so knew just how charming Asheville was. After we settled on the city, we were blown away by the beauty of Diana, set back in the woods overlooking the estate and mountain. We loved that it was already breathtaking, but also a blank slate so that we could take it in any direction.

The tables had a mix of sequined, rosette and matte camel satin tablecloths. Rather than more traditional floral arrangements, Kelly created a custom 30′ suspended floral chandelier, and matched that with 6 additional box chandeliers with floral accents. The tables had floral table runners and taper candles. Over the dance floor, there was a ring chandelier with garland. The whole tent had a magical glow from the candles and soft lighting.