There are so many things I love about this wedding!  One of those things was definitely the vendors we got to work with! They were all so fantastic at their jobs and wonderful to work with!

First, you really can’t go wrong at the Biltmore Estate. The staff there is a pleasure and if that weren’t good enough, this place is huge and every bit of it is SO gorgeous! The ceremony took place at the Inn with the reception following at Lioncrest. Maura and her team with Honey Darling Events did an amazing job pulling the whole event together and keeping things running smoothly! The girls at Lola Salon made the ladies oh-so-beautiful and the flowers from The Purple Iris were the perfect unique accent to all of the decor. The Asheville String Trio did a wonderful job with the ceremony music and DJ Dillon with Blazing Sound Entertainment kept everyone dancing well into the night! A big thank you to Asheville Classic Cars for guiding us through the huge estate and for lending the gorgeous classic that you saw in the previous post! Of course the biggest thank you of all must go out to the uber talented Corey Cagle who graciously offered to come spend the evening with us manning the photo booth. Corey – THANK YOU! You were amazing and we so appreciate you giving up a precious weekend-night to help us!

Now on to some images!  I love a lot of green in floral arrangements and I thought the addition of fern leaves in the bridesmaid bouquets was really unique and beautiful.


 I love the personal touches to the unity candles – sand for her family in Florida, Coal for his family in East Tennessee and a blending of the two for their candle together.  The wooden winery boxes were a nice rustic touch and the organic nature of the moss made everything feel like it had been brought in straight from a lush garden.  In place of the traditional birdseed or flower petals, the couple did a lavender toss at the end of the ceremony which smelled wonderful as it came down!  


The woodsy setting for the reception complimented the rustic details beautifully!  




The combination of florals, lanterns, and mosses in wooden boxes made for perfect little gardens set into each table and every one was unique.


I also love love love all of the chalk signs set throughout the site.  Yet another great rustic detail and the lollipop garden on the kids table was too cute!


I’ve never seen this done for the guestbook before but I thought it was cute and really fitting for the scene.


Isn’t this the most lush looking cake you’ve ever seen??


…and speaking of sweets, I think we all know by now that I’m a sucker for a good candy bar! =)


tree trunk pedestals, bramble and moss lines baskets, and delish local treets = perfection!


It was a beautiful event full of beautiful people!


Lissa and Justin and all of their fabulous vendors – great job!  Here’s to YOU! =)


Thanks for looking everyone! =)


  1. Kari on September 18, 2009 at 2:48 pm

    These are awesome. I recently visited Biltmore with some friends and it’s awesome to see the same space we dined in transformed into a gorgeous wedding!

  2. amy on September 18, 2009 at 2:59 pm

    i can never get enough of the biltmore…what a dream wedding!

  3. Nicole on September 18, 2009 at 3:19 pm

    You guys are too adorable! Love all of the images, but the last few of you two made me laugh. :)

  4. anna on September 18, 2009 at 4:42 pm

    now that is oooooh-la-la if i ever saw it! i’m a HUGE sucker for the elegant/rustic wedding, and this is perfection, perfectly captured! (and you guys are perfectly adorable, ily!)

  5. Lissa on September 18, 2009 at 8:13 pm

    Unbelievable!!!! We LOVED every single picture….but i must say our favorites were the last three : ) Totally laughed out loud! Loves it!! Y’all are the best ever!!!

  6. Rick Frazier on September 19, 2009 at 10:36 am

    Wow this is magical. A event to remember for sure. Like the vogue..

  7. CJ Dickson on September 19, 2009 at 5:39 pm

    This is wonderful! Love the natural details in all of the decor. Thanks for sharing!

  8. Corey Cagle on September 21, 2009 at 10:30 am

    It was great to meet you guys! I enjoyed the photo booth! Cute pics of you BTW! Next time I am in Nashville, I will give you a ring.

  9. chris. on September 21, 2009 at 1:32 pm

    absolutely beautiful job, guys!

  10. Ashlea Terhune on September 21, 2009 at 7:27 pm

    What a beautiful wedding…I love Biltmore! Great job you guys.

  11. Brandy on September 22, 2009 at 5:00 pm

    This wedding makes me want to go back in time and re-do my wedding this exact way. So beautiful!!! (and unique!)

  12. Maura on October 30, 2009 at 12:30 pm

    You all knocked it out of the park – photos are completely fabulous. It was an absolute pleasure to meet you both – and very best wishes with your sweet baby! Hopefully we will get to see you again soon. XOXO, Maura

  13. Whitney Beth on February 4, 2010 at 2:37 pm

    ok Sean and Mel, so you both already know I looove ur photography… I hope u two and the “minnie sean” are all doing great! What was that cake made out of? Just curious.. I have never seen anything like it..! Dee and I have been sitting here going page to page on ur blog… *sigh* love it! Well talk to u soon message me on twitter and keep in touch @emphasisphoto :)

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