bride and groom kiss on lawn of Biltmore Asheville

Romantic Wedding in Asheville, North Carolina


April 5, 2024
Words by Jessie Allen
Photos courtesy of Daniel Colvin Photography

When Josh and Isabella began planning their wedding, they knew they wanted something truly special. With roots in Wisconsin and Texas, they sought a neutral location to tie the knot, one that would resonate with their intimate vision while captivating their guests. Their journey led them to the picturesque setting of Asheville, North Carolina, where they celebrated their love amidst the breathtaking landscapes of the Biltmore Conservatory & Walled Garden.

“The Biltmore had that perfect blend of European elegance and natural beauty,” shared Isabella. “We envisioned exchanging vows in a garden bathed in golden hour light, surrounded by our loved ones. It was a dream we couldn’t resist.”

The couple’s decision to opt for a destination wedding stemmed from their desire to curate an intimate affair that reflected their personalities and heritage. Isabella, hailing from a large Italian family, sought an atmosphere that exuded warmth and charm, making Asheville’s timeless allure an ideal choice.

With the help of their wedding planner, Ashley Gregg of Lisa Pleasant Events, and inspired by resources like The Knot and Pinterest, Josh and Isabella meticulously planned each detail. From the welcome party to the farewell brunch, every aspect of their celebration was infused with thoughtfulness and intention.

“We wanted our guests to feel truly welcomed,” explained Josh. “That’s why we put together Asheville-themed welcome bags filled with goodies from local vendors. It was a small touch, but it meant a lot to us and our guests.”

Despite the challenges of coordinating multiple events, including a welcome party and a farewell brunch, the couple navigated the planning process with grace and enthusiasm. Their dedication to creating unforgettable experiences for their guests was evident in every aspect of their celebration.

Logistics posed little challenge for Josh and Isabella, as they arranged room blocks at various hotels and provided transportation to ensure their guests’ comfort and convenience. The proximity of Asheville Airport and nearby airports like Charlotte and Greenville further streamlined travel arrangements for their loved ones.

Reflecting on their wedding experience, Josh and Isabella emphasized the importance of early decision-making and prioritization. For couples grappling with indecision or perfectionism, they offered sage advice: “Define which details are most important to you early on and focus on those. It’s the little things that make your day truly special.”

As the sun set over the rolling hills of Asheville, Josh and Isabella exchanged vows surrounded by the love and support of their closest friends and family. It was a moment of pure joy and intimacy, a testament to their unwavering commitment to each other and the journey they embarked on together.

Vendors: Photographer: Daniel Colvin; Wedding Planner: Ashley Gregg for Lisa Pleasant Events; Venue: Biltmore Conservatory & Walled Garden; Florist: Economos Designs; Stationery: GreenMango Kraft Artisan Design & Print Studio; Hair & Makeup: Powder Me Pretty; Gown Designer: Pronovias Atelier; Groom’s Clothing Designer: Indochino Custom; Bridesmaids Dresses: Jenny Yoo; Groomsmen Attire: Indochino Custom; Videography: Better Tie Video; Live Painter: Abby Lynne Art; Ceremony Music: Carolina Music Planner; Band: Diamond River; Classic Car: Coats Classic Cars; Custom Signs & Seating Chart: Monique Paper Art; Recommended by World’s Best Wedding Photos

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