Maris and Cole's Biltmore Estate Wedding: Part I / by Michael Oppenheim

Yesterday was the one-year anniversary of Maris Mann-Stadt and Cole Archambault whose wedding was held at Lioncrest on the beautiful grounds of the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, NC.  I was fortunate to photograph Maris' sister Chailee's wedding in 2011 so it was great to see the familiar faces of the Mann-Stadt and Moss families.  Both Cole and Maris are avid cyclists and I loved the way this was reflected in details such as the tandem bicycle Maris' dad found on Craigslist and the creative way in which Blossoms at Biltmore used bicycle wheels and floral arrangements above the wedding party table during the reception.   Although Maris and Cole graduated from Tufts University Maris knew that she wanted to come back home to Asheville to have a wedding in the mountains.   Maris' mom, Rendi worked closely with Adrienne from Blossoms at Biltmore as well as wedding coordinator Rochelle Reich and the catering staff at The Biltmore Estate to gracefully bring this event together.  I want to thank the super-talented Zaire Kacz for second-shooting with me again on another Mann-Stadt wedding!  A full list of the wedding vendors who helped with this wedding can be found at the bottom of this post and for Part II which will follow tomorrow.  Happy 1-year anniversary Maris and Cole!  

Venue:  The Biltmore Estate (Lioncrest)

Wedding Coordinator:  Rochelle Reich and Biltmore Estate catering staff

Florist:  Blossoms at Biltmore Park

Hair/Makeup: L’eau de Vie Salon

Wedding dress designer: Robert Bullock

Groom’s tux designer: Vera Wang

Ceremony music: Orengo Music

Reception music: Common Saints

Table Settings:  Blossoms at Biltmore Park

Food and wedding cake: The Biltmore Estate

Transportation: Pegasus Airport Limousine of Asheville 

Second Photographer: Zaire Kacz