Roses on roses on roses on roses. Courtenay and PJ’s wedding at Biltmore in Asheville, NC was filled with the classic bloom and we’re totally consumed by the beauty of their day as captured brilliantly by Alicia White Photography. The couple enlisted event planner Two Sweet Sparrows and floral designer Floressence Flowers to create the magical floral-centric design which includes whimsical staircase accents, suspended floral structures at the reception and a variety of gorgeous garlands and arrangements. We love the subtle vintage vibe and organic undertones of the day and we know you will too.
From the photographer: This wedding at Biltmore could not have been a more perfect balance of romantic, organic elegance. On a breezy day in April, Courtenay and PJ said “I do” at Lioncrest on Biltmore Estate. As if their ceremony couldn’t get any sweeter, bride Courtenay described how the groom’s daughter was an essential part of their big day. “Right before I met my dad, Kennedi and I were alone in the bridal room, and I told her that I really needed her hand for the walk down to Daddy. So the whole time, she never let go of me.”
Courtenay and PJ shared their first look on an intimate hillside, which made for priceless moments together and amazing imagery. The couple decided to write letters to one another, and read them right before the big moment. “We stayed back to back for a couple minutes, just holding hands and laughing, and then read our letters,” Bride Courtenay described. “His was exactly what I expected: a perfect mixture of sweet and romantic. He’s honestly the most thoughtful man I’ve ever met, and his letter had me in tears. As the photos show, my letter had a similar effect on him! And then finally we turned around and his face was everything.” There were so many incredible moments throughout the day, from the couples two beloved dogs assisting them down the aisle, to the classic song “Kissed by a Rose” being played during the reception (one of the bride’s all-time faves!). “We chose the Biltmore because I knew it would be beautiful and charming – we were so lucky with all the help from everyone at the Biltmore, and Nicole Bloom of Two Sweet Sparrows is a miracle worker, and then Alicia White Photography is everything that is everything!”
Dress Designer: BHLDN // Reception Venue: Biltmore Asheville // Hair Stylist: Lola Salon & Gallery // Photo Booth Equipment: Shutterbooth // Officiant: Susie Greene // Ceremony Music: Asheville String Trio // Reception Music: Remix Weddings // Hair: Lola Salon // Make-up: Zack Russell // Accommodations: Inn on Biltmore / Biltmore Village Hotel / Hampton Inn /Springhill Suites // Transportation (Couple): Elite Limo // Transportation for guests: Inn on Biltmore shuttle // Photobooth: Shutterbooth