Asheville Wedding Guide

Asheville Wedding Guide 2018

WNC magazine captures the grandeur of the North Carolina mountains and the lifestyle of its people through stunning photography and storytelling. Every issue is a celebration of the people, culture, arts, architecture, history, and foodways of WNC.

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94 THEASHEVILLEWEDDINGGUIDE.COM real weddings & J e f f S E P T E M B E R 1 0 , 2 0 1 7 • T H E C O N S E R V A T O R Y A T B I L T M O R E • A S H E V I L L E W hile California residents Samantha Grzegorzewski and Jeff White have their feet firmly planted on the West Coast, it's the East Coast—North Carolina in particular—that has their hearts. The duo, who were introduced by Jeff's cousin, had been dating two-and-a-half years when they were kayaking out on the Pacific. It was a foggy day, but just as the mist started to lift, Jeff asked Samantha to marry him. In keeping with that wow-factor, the pair secured the historic Biltmore for their nuptials and planned what the bride called a "slightly bohemian, garden-style, Jane Austen" soirée that was oh-so them. After swapping "I do's" underneath a grand floral arch (a must for Samantha), and receding up the aisle amid a sea of cascading petals tossed by guests, they joined all inside the Conservatory for a meal aglow with candlelight. From there, it was onto the Butterfly Garden where the groom had a surprise up his sleeve: He serenaded Samantha as she danced under the moonlight with her father. "It was the only part of the day I cried," she says. And who could blame her?

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