Biltmore Estate

Dennis and Grace's Winter Wedding at the Biltmore Estate by Michael Oppenheim

Some would consider having a wedding in the wintertime to be a risky proposition.  But Grace Soards and Dennis Stilger’s decision to have an intimate and vintage wedding at the historic Biltmore Estate in mid-January 2015 paid off in spades.  We were treated to a spectacular day on the Estate with smaller crowds that you would find any other time of the year.  And as these images attest the Biltmore Estate is gorgeous and magical anytime of the year! 

When Grace and Dennis decided they wanted an intimate wedding they knew they needed to leave their hometown of Louisville, Kentucky so they could more easily keep the guest list manageable.  The design aesthetic included winter white flowers, vintage wedding attire, a 1956 Rolls Royce, and monogrammed, classic details. 

Their wedding ceremony was held in the the Champagne Cellar at Antler Village and the reception was at the Inn on Biltmore.  Blossoms of Biltmore Park and the Biltmore catering department created a very romantic atmosphere with their floral design and table settings.  Tamara Heston of Bele Soiree Events  (as well as Stephanie Woods with Biltmore Catering) was a "huge help...keeping things moving and organized", according to Grace.

Thank you to all the super-talented wedding vendors that contributed to this wedding.   It’s always a team effort!


Venue:  Champagne Cellar at Antler Village at the Biltmore Estate

Wedding Coordinator: Tamara Heston with Belle Soiree Events

Officiant: Susie Greene

Florist: Blossoms at Biltmore Park

Hair/Makeup: Beth Manuel and Kristen Davis

Transportation: Elite Limousine (1955 Rolls Royce)

Musician: James Carr

Wedding Dress:  Maggie Sottero

Bride’s Shoes: Christian Louboutin

Groom’s Suit: Brooks Brothers

Groom’s Tie: Gucci

Gromm’s Shoes: Magnanni

Rings: Aesthetics in Jewelry (Louisville, KY)

Table Settings: Biltmore and Blossoms

Cake maker: Biltmore Estate

Reception Band:  The Voltage Brothers

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

Part II of Maris and Cole's beautiful wedding at the Lioncrest on the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, NC.  Please see Part I for a description of their wedding.  A complete list of the wedding vendors involved in this wedding can be found at the end of this post.


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