Marsha & Christopher
Asheville, North Carolina
Q & A with the Bride:
What was the one thing about your venue that made you know it was the one?
We definitely wanted a destination wedding, but we were finding that many of our friends and family wouldn’t be able to attend if we chose a venue that was out of the country. So we decided to still go the destination route, but in the U.S. One of my bridesmaids suggested the Biltmore Estate as a possible location. It was perfect because it was a central location for my friends and family, who are mostly in Florida, and my husband’s friends and family in New Jersey. And the grounds were incredible and there are lots of activities for people both on and off the estate.
Which three details from your wedding were your favorites?
We knew from the beginning that we wanted a vintage, rustic feel to our wedding. So to accomplish that, we had a black and white checkered dance floor, which added so much to the décor. We also added crystal chandeliers, which provided such a beautiful contrast with the barn venue. Finally, the fact that we opted for two long feasting tables instead of round tables gave our wedding an intimate feel.
Give us one moment in your wedding day that you can’t stop thinking about?
Chris and I both agree that it was our first look. Neither one of us knew what the other would be wearing, which is typical with respect to the bride’s attire. But we decided that Chris’ attire would also be a surprise for me so it added to the anticipation for me as well. Seeing each other before the wedding meant that we got to spend pretty much the whole day together because even after the first look our wedding party and parents accompanied us to the Biltmore Estate for more photos and then to the ceremony where we had time to freshen up and have a cocktail.