Asheville Wedding Guide

Asheville Wedding Guide 2018

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28 THEASHEVILLEWEDDINGGUIDE.COM W hile a sweeping, castle-like view of the 1800s-era, Biltmore House is the typical image that comes to mind when Asheville's most recognizable landmark is mentioned, this February, we at Asheville Wedding Guide aimed for the estate's tucked away Conservatory—just one of nine wedding venues on the grounds—for a fashion and tabletop shoot. Why? The glass- roofed Conservatory, built in 1895, never ceases to impress with its stately, arched windows, lush array of exotic plants, outdoor patios, and terraced Butterfly Garden. Plainly put: If you're a bride on the hunt for ambiance à la The Secret Garden, this is your nirvana. Join us for a look at this lesser known corner of the famed estate, and soak up all that Alise from Alise Taggart Events & Design crafted around a botanical theme. From delicately designed paper goods to artfully arranged décor and elegant place settings (not to mention inspired fashion and beauty), we hope you walk away with a vision for your own Big Day. —Hannah Chillag flower power (this page, left to right) "Our vision was to design a bouquet with elegant garden florals and then infuse with flora you'd find in a century-old greenhouse like the Conservatory, near the time when it was built," Eatherley Schultz of Floressence Flowers says. "The juxtaposition of the two creates a really unique, organic feel." Anemones, tulips, hellebore, cappuccino-hued roses, Japanese sweet peas, anthurium, and greenery combine to create a sprawling bridal bouquet that's as fragrant as it is fancy. Fox & Beaux Boutique's 14k rose gold "Tulip Ring," with light green pear-cut and pavé diamonds, is traditional with a twist. (opposite page) For an intimate wedding, seating isn't required for all during the ceremony. A few chairs for elders or honored guests will suffice.

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