Mindy and Brett were married on one of the most beautiful days ever, at the always stunning Biltmore Estate. Since this sweet couple had recently relocated to Charlotte, they decided a fun and intimate destination wedding in nearby Asheville, NC was a must for family and friends that would join them on their special day. Mindy and Brett met at a company Christmas party in New York City, and it was one of those classic "he saw her from across the room" kind of moments. The two started dating long distance, and eventually were engaged to be married after just moving to the Queen City. After meeting one afternoon last summer, we immediately started planning for their wedding day. I loved working with this couple! They were a blast to get to know, and just a dream come true to work with. As we began the design process, Mindy emphasized how important it was to have a wedding day that felt romantic and intimate, yet fun and full of life. And that is exactly what we gave this gorgeous bride to be! With a trendy color palette of purples, grey, and ivory, we created a simple and sweet wedding, with different centerpiece designs on each table by New Creations Flower Company. We also incorporated the bride's favorite flower - lilies - into the floral design. Oh my goodness, did the centerpieces smell delicious! Our amazing couple wanted to create a weekend getaway experience for their out of town guests, and that included partying into the night with an amazing band - Who Rescued Who - and by providing guests with tons of yummy late night snacks by Lioncrest at Biltmore Estate. And with the talented Rachel Fesko Photography on-hand to capture all the details of the day, what more could you ask for! One of my favorite details were the favors. Who could have an event at Biltmore without involving Biltmore wine?! Each guest was gifted a bottle of the bride and groom's favorite wine, and we added a custom-made "thank you" tags tied in purple ribbon to each bottle. The weather was nothing short of perfect and we took that as a sign that Mindy's mom, who passed away a few years earlier, was present, celebrating right along with her sweet daughter and new son-in-law. Planning a wedding without your mom to help is difficult for any bride, so to have such a gorgeous wedding day gave Mindy some comfort.
We had some truly incredible vendors that gave Mindy and Brett the best day ever!
Planning and design: The Graceful Host
Photography: Rachel Fesko Photography
Florist: New Creations Flower Company
Band: Who Rescued Who
Venue (ceremony and reception): Lioncrest at Biltmore Estate
Invitation: Three Little Birds
Wedding Dress: New York Bride and Groom
Hair/Makeup: Dollface Skin & Makeup Lounge
They are such a stunning couple, right?! The entire weekend was absolutely perfect. I just love these two to pieces, and I was so happy to be a part of such an amazing celebration, full of love and laughter. Mindy & Brett, thank you so much for allowing me to be a part of your wedding! You two will always hold a special place in my heart, and I'm so happy to call you friends.