Wedding At Biltmore In Asheville, NC | Kayce & Diva

Wedding At Biltmore

KAYCE & DIVA

Locations:

  • Getting ready: Biltmore (bride and groom) in Asheville, NC
  • Ceremony and reception: Biltmore in Asheville, NC

 

Wedding photos at Biltmore:

Groom-to-be Diva first contacted me around a year before his wedding day was scheduled at the magnificent Biltmore Estate in Asheville, North Carolina. He was referred to me by a former portrait session client, Atul, who lives out in Virginia, and I was honored that he considered and hired me as his wedding photographer and Florida engagement photographer, despite having never met in person. He was planning a large-scale multicultural celebration with his fiance Kayce, their family and friends, and I was really excited to meet them and capture this wedding at Biltmore.

The Biltmore Estate extends across around 8,000 acres and includes not only the late-19th century Châteauesque-style mansion, Biltmore House, but also hotels, restaurants, and the Biltmore Winery. The best part about this venue is that everything can happen in the one place, from the getting ready to the wedding ceremony, portraits, and reception party.

Kayce and Diva’s wedding at the Biltmore was a destination wedding for most of their guests, with people flying in from across the United States to celebrate with them. Diva’s family is Indian, so in addition to a classic, western wedding ceremony, they were also having a colorful Hindu ceremony, incorporating all the traditional rites and rituals. The evening before I met up with Kayce, Diva and their family during their rehearsal dinner, and just knew this was going to be a wonderful weekend.

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Capturing an intimate moment between the couple in their Indian bridal attire at the Biltmore in Asheville.

 

Getting ready photos at the Biltmore:

The next day I joined both Kayce and Diva as they were getting ready in separate rooms, capturing candids as the girls finished their hair and makeup and admired Kayce’s ring. I also grabbed a creative silhouette of Diva in his final moments as an unmarried man, overlooking the magnificent grounds of the Biltmore.

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Kayce’s bridesmaids admiring her wedding ring as they were getting ready at the Biltmore.

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A black and white photo of Kayce getting ready for her western wedding ceremony at the Biltmore in Asheville.

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A creative photo of the girls getting ready for the wedding in a suite at the Biltmore in North Carolina.

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A silhouette shot of Diva making his final preparations before his western wedding ceremony at the Biltmore.

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A creative silhouette shot of the girls having their hair and makeup done in a suite at the Biltmore.

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Kayce slips on her ring before the start of her wedding ceremony at the Biltmore in Asheville.

 

Ceremony photos at the Biltmore:

The couple had decided against a first look, so when Kayce was escorted down the aisle by her father during their western wedding ceremony on the Biltmore lawns, it was Diva’s first glimpse of his bride. I particularly liked the look exchanged between Kayce and her father-in-law during this moment, which I thought was quite touching. Although the sun was high in the sky and the light quite intense, I managed to document this event from multiple angles and incorporating their gorgeous arch.

After a few bridal party portraits and family formals, the couple then returned to their rooms and changed into their traditional Indian bridal attire. I photographed Kayce as she was being assisted in fitting her sari, as well as a creative one of Diva’s father proudly doing up his shirt. I also grabbed a candid of Diva’s niece Sahana who was incredibly cute peering out the hotel suite window!

Then Kayce was again escorted by her parents to an awaiting Diva, this time sat on a raised mandap platform. There were so many traditional Hindu rites and rituals to capture during this ceremony, with the couple pouring dried rice over one another and exchanging flower garlands, as well as placing their palms on each other’s foreheads. I loved the color and vibrancy of this setting, and captured some creative angles incorporating their golden Hindu statues.

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Kayce looks over at her father-in-law as she is escorted down the aisle during her garden wedding ceremony.

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Kayce is given away to Diva during their garden wedding ceremony at the Biltmore in Asheville.

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Kayce and Diva exchange vows during their western wedding at the Biltmore in North Carolina.

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Diva’s parents help Kayce change into her bridal sari for the Hindu wedding ceremony.

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A black and white candid photo of Kayce being adorned in traditional Indian jewelry for her Hindu wedding at the Biltmore.

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Capturing a relaxed moment in the bridal suite between Kayce and her girlfriends before the Hindu ceremony.

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Kayce looks out her hotel suite window while chatting on the phone before her Indian wedding ceremony.

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A creative photo of Diva’s father helping him with his Indian bridal attire before the Hindu ceremony.

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A candid black and white shot of Diva’s niece Sahana looking out a hotel window at the Biltmore.

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Kayce and her mom wait patiently for the start of the Hindu wedding ceremony at the Biltmore in Asheville.

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A creative shot encapsulating the color and vibrancy of Kayce and Diva’s Hindu wedding ceremony.

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Kayce’s parents escort her down the aisle at the start of her Hindu marriage to Diva.

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A white cloth is held between Kayce and Diva at the start of their traditional Indian wedding ceremony.

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A creative shot looking down the flower-adorned red aisle of the Hindu wedding ceremony.

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Kayce and Diva conduct a traditional Hindu wedding ritual during their multicultural celebrations at the Biltmore.

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A close-up shot of Kayce and Diva’s feet during a traditional Hindu wedding ritual.

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Kayce and Diva cover each other with dried rice during their Indian wedding celebration at the Biltmore.

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Looking across the colorful multicultural wedding celebration of Kayce and Diva at the Biltmore in Asheville.

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Kayce puts a floral garland around Diva’s neck during their Indian wedding ceremony at the Biltmore.

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A creative photo of Kayce and Diva’s Indian wedding ceremony, looking past one of the gold Hindu statues.

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Kayce blows colorful confetti towards Diva as part of a traditional Hindu wedding ritual.

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Kayce and Diva make their recessional walk down the aisle after their Hindu wedding ceremony.

 

Portraits at the Biltmore:

At the end of their Hindu ceremony, I grabbed the couple for a portrait session around the Biltmore gardens, with the red and maroon of their Indian bridal attire standing out beautifully against the green backdrop. I also captured a shot of Diva’s brothers walking across the lawns with

At the end of their Hindu ceremony, I grabbed the couple for a portrait session around the Biltmore gardens, with the red and maroon of their Indian bridal attire standing out beautifully against the green backdrop. I also captured a shot of Diva’s brothers walking across the lawns with Sahana, and appreciated just how welcome they had made me feel during this North Carolina destination wedding.

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A portrait of Kayce and Diva embracing in their traditional Indian bridal attire during their Biltmore wedding photo session.

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The newly married couple walk hand-in-hand along one of the walking trails at the Biltmore in Asheville.

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A close-up shot of Kayce and Diva embracing in their Indian wedding attire at the Biltmore in Asheville.

 

Reception photos at the Biltmore:

The wedding party at the Biltmore then really kicked off as the reception got underway, with lots of dancing and celebration well into the night. Both Kayce and Diva were lifted onto shoulders and paraded above their wedding guests, and you really could feel the love in the room for this new union.

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Diva’s brothers and niece walk along the grassy lawns of the Biltmore in Asheville, North Carolina.

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Kayce and Diva make their grand entrance to their Biltmore wedding reception in North Carolina.

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Kayce dancing with one of her flower girls during the multicultural reception at the Biltmore.

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Diva’s brothers lift him onto their shoulders during the fun-filled reception at the Biltmore.

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Wedding guests letting loose on the dance floor during Kayce and Diva’s Biltmore reception.

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Diva feeds his bride cake during their wedding reception at the Biltmore in Asheville.

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Diva’s parents enjoying the dance floor during the Biltmore wedding reception in Asheville.

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A black and white candid shot of Kayce with her girlfriends at the Biltmore in Asheville.

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Wedding guests enjoying the dance floor at Kayce and Diva’s Biltmore wedding reception.

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The groom getting down on the dance floor during his multicultural wedding in North Carolina.

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Kayce is lifted onto the shoulders of Diva’s brother during the lively wedding celebrations at the Biltmore.

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The newly married couple make a romantic champagne toast during their Biltmore wedding reception.

 

Wedding photos at Biltmore:

I can’t thank Kayce and Diva enough for selecting me as their Asheville photographer to capture this multicultural wedding at the Biltmore, and the opportunity to spend the weekend with such warm and friendly people. I wish them a lifetime of happiness and hope we can reconnect again in the near future.

June 23, 2013

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