Oh gosh, where do I start?! Aubrey and Kyle’s wedding day at Biltmore Estate…at the risk of sounding cliche…was nothing short of a dream to photograph. I really mean that. It was the loveliest of days with the loveliest of people and in a word, was just plain special. I’d love to share a few of my favorite moments/things about the day. 🙂
+ Aubrey and Kyle are the best. Really great people….salt of the earth type people. Unassuming, gracious and carefree. Not to mention, beautiful. Between her dress and hair and his suit, they were a stunning pair.
+ We’ve shot many weddings at Biltmore, but never have had the opportunity to make photographs inside Biltmore House. I was basically floating around like a kid in a candy shop, but was pretty nervous, too! 🙂 We photographed Aubrey and Kyle’s first look in the Winter Garden (pure beauty!), made some portraits in front of the historical tapestries and in the Louis XV suite (Aubrey’s grandfather was born in that room, which was very special to her), and got to photograph the bridal party in the library and in the Banquet Hall (in which I climbed scaffolding to get that shot!).
+ Prior to the ceremony Aubrey put on the veil that has been passed down through the generations of the women in her family. As if that wasn’t neat enough, the veil was actually worn by Jackie Kennedy on her wedding day to JFK. What?!
+ The ceremony took place out in a meadow with the house as the backdrop. And there was eucalyptus everywhere…so I was basically in ceremony heaven.
+ We were asked to recreate a few historical photographs of the family from various wedding days, which was really a lot of fun. See below to view the recreation of Cornelia Vanderbilt’s 1924 bridal portrait on the stairs and of JFK and Jackie together!
+ Y’all, this vendor team was tops. Per usual, Tara Jordan blew us away with every gorgeous detail from the ceremony and reception. And working alongside Matt Davis and team from Lifestage Films is always easy and fun…this day was no exception. Speaking of, y’all MUST check out the beautiful film from the day. Go here to see it! For the full listing of vendors, see below!
Thank you, Aubrey and Kyle. We so enjoyed getting to know y’all and are so grateful that you entrusted us to photograph the first day of your marriage. 🙂 It was a joy to witness and we had the most fun documenting it. xoxo.
Planner – Weddings With Tara
Makeup – Megan Drye
Hair – Lola Salon
Recreation of Cornelia Vanderbilt’s 1924 bridal portrait.
Recreation of JFK and Jackie Kennedy’s wedding day portrait from 1953.
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