Biltmore Estate Wedding in Asheville, NC

We hope you enjoyed the sneak peak at some Heather Payne Photography’s photos from our styled wedding shoot at the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, NC yesterday!  We couldn’t wait for you to see more of these swoon-worthy images.  Please take it all in and then leave us and all vendors involved some love below!


Photography: Heather Payne Photography

Venue: Biltmore Estate

Flowers & Set Styling: Kelly Perry of Philosophy Flowers

Custom Calligraphy & Paper Goods: Abany Bauer of Brown Linen Design

Dress: Badgley Mischka from TreBella Bridal

Suit: Bernard’s Formal Wear

Hair/Makeup: Jennifer Buenviaje for Makeup for Your Day (MYD)

Fragrance: Lollia, “At Last” from Take Heart Boutique

Table Linen: West Elm

Tapestry: Urban Outfitters

Necklace: Ann Taylor

China: Miss Match Rentals

Food & Food Styling: Megan Forbes of Goldmine Journal

We’d love to hear your feedback on this feature in Sweet Violet Bride and styled shoot at Biltmore!  Please leave some love for Jen B who did hair and makeup for the bride as well as the other talented vendors in the comments box below or on our Facebook page and Twitter!

MYD Featured Wedding: Neera + Dave at The Biltmore Estate

Neera and Dave had the most incredible, colorful and cultural wedding at the beautiful Biltmore Estate in Asheville, NC. Artist and stylist Jen B. was there to give Neera her beautiful bridal look. Knowing that the wedding, and Neera’s outfit, was going to include so many rich and beautiful colors – Jen left the makeup more natural-looking. 

We love Neera’s matte brown smokey eyes and how the liner makes them look defined, but not overdone. She also has a flawless face and a beautiful natural lip. This look is really amazing on Neera and keeps the focus on her beautifully detailed attire.

We absolutely love the beautiful henna!

This is such a stunning photo of Neera. 

Neera and Dave had the most gorgeous ceremony. Neera was absolutely breathtaking! We really enjoyed being apart of their very special day.

To see photos of other weddings that we have done, check out our Facebook page.

And don’t forget to leave your beauty questions for our Reader Requests Series in the comments box below! 

Asheville, North Carolina Wedding Makeup

Justin and Bernie had a beautiful fall wedding in the mountains of North Carolina outside Asheville at Castle Ladyhawke. The scenery and the ceremony were beautiful. All of the leaves were changing to gorgeous browns and golds, but a fall wedding doesn’t mean you have to use fall colors for your makeup.

The talented Jennifer B headed to Asheville and Tuckasegee as the artist and stylist on scene for Bernie and her bridal party. She started the day with the Kett airbrush for flawless skin and tattoo coverage. If you haven’t had a chance to see what the Kett airbrush can accomplish for coverup and flawless skin, check out our post here.

Bernie was such a fun bride to work with. She requested hot pink eyeshadow for her wedding day. We used purple for depth in the crease with the hot pink lid, and then finished off with some loose pink pigment from Inglot. 

For her hair, Bernie had a sequin flower hair accessory that looked beautiful. Along with the makeup and the stunning dress, all of the elements came together to give her that “Wow”look. {Photos courtesy Kevin Milz Photography}

Congratulations to Bernie and Justin, thank you for letting us be a part of your wedding day! To see photos of other brides we have worked with, check out our Facebook page. To be in the loop about where we are and what we are doing, follow us on Twitter!

1 Year Anniversary Weekend in Asheville, NC

Jeremy and I celebrated our first year of wedded bliss last weekend in Asheville, NC. 🙂 I can’t believe it’s even been a whole year already! For all you ladies that are rushing your weddings and planning, planning, planning…let me just say–slow down! It all goes so fast! Though you think you’re ready to just have it planned and get it over with enjoy all the time you have for it is so short. And even more, enjoy your first year together.

Jeremy and I spent a Valentine’s Day in Asheville right before our 2008 wedding and loved the city so much that we decided to go back for our anniversary. This time around it was beautiful sunny weather without the usual NC humidity and believe it or not, no rain until the very last day of our trip! We had a wonderful time.

We stayed at the Marriott Renaissance off Woodfin Street and could not have been more pleased. The modern tastes of the furniture and decorations were right up our alley and it was within WALKING DISTANCE to everything downtown! It was awesome! We hardly had to drive anywhere. In fact, the only places we drove to were Marshall, NC for horseback riding at the Sandy Bottom Trails and Grove Park Inn on Sunday for dinner. The rest was all within walking distance.

Our weekend was full of FOOD (that should come to no surprise to those that know Jeremy and I personally). We went downtown everyday and had delicious meals at different places. Some of the most mentionable spots were Green Sage Coffee House, Mayfel’s, Chorizo and Bistro 1896. Now for dinner Jeremy and I splurged and went all out at two places Saturday and Sunday night. Saturday we went to Rezaz Mediterranean down in Biltmore Village and we both have to say that it was THE BEST food, service, atmostphere, etc EVER! We could not have been more pleased with this place. Everyone we asked in Asheville had great things to say about this restaurant and all urged us to go. So thank you Asheville!

On Sunday (our Anniversary) we woke up to breakfast in our room–just like the honeymoon! 🙂 Next we went downtown to Sensabilities Day Spa for a couples massage with the best therapists around. Amy and Cameron were amazing. I had a hot stone massage that was to die for…seriously! These ladies really know what they are doing. The spa was so relaxing and everyone there was so pleasant and knowledgeable. No one even tried to sell us product…which is great! We just enjoyed our time and then went out for another stroll downtown to see some of the vendors on the street. We picked up a beautiful coral bracelet for my mom (to say thanks for babysitting our doggies) and a gorgeous torquoise necklace and earrings set from the very talented Gabriella Egan. Her jewelry is stunning. Check out her site…I’m sure you’ll find something you have to have, too!

After being downtown for the better part of the day we went back to the hotel to get ready for dinner. We exchanged gifts there (Jeremy had a beautiful set of sapphire earrings made to match my ring by Holland’s Jeweler’s) and then we were off! We decided to go to Grove Park’s balcony restaurant called Sunset Terrace. It overlooks the city and in the background is a gorgeous view of the mountains. The view was spectacular and we recommend everyone go there at least for drinks if you can’t stay for a meal. We toured the facility but weren’t too impressed with the Inn side. The food was great; however, the service lacked a bit for what we were paying…and it didn’t help that we were comparing it to the night before at Rezaz.

All in all, though it was a great dinner, great company and and great 1st year anniversary! I highly recommend all you “mountain wedding seekers” out there to take a look at some of the places I’ve mentioned and let us know if you have other places you enjoy frequenting on your trips to the Blue Ridge Mountains!

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