Shayna & Rick’s Biltmore Estate Wedding at Diana
I had the pleasure of working with Shayna and Rick for a year leading up to their wedding. Many clients these days have a shorter planning period, so it was nice to get to know this couple and spend time creating a wedding that they will not soon forget over a course of a year. I really enjoyed being with them – they are just one of those couples that exudes happiness and are a joy to be around.
Rick went to high school with one of Shayna’s college roommates and they were introduced at a New Years Eve Party. After 9 years of dating…and 4 months of carrying the ring, he popped the question on Shayna’s birthday!
With ties to Western North Carolina, they both knew that Asheville would be the ideal location for their celebration. Rick is one of those rare grooms that was involved with a lot of the planning including the decor – which we love!
We often ask our clients what is the most important aspect to them – with Rick and Shayna it went like this #1 – Bar, #2 Venue and #3 Band. Take one of our favorite venues – Diana at Biltmore Estate – add a great band – Groovetown, plus a custom bar and you get one fabulous party!
With a theme of “art deco glam with a rustic touch” [theme credit: Adrienne at Blossoms of Biltmore Park] and a color palate of gold, coral, peach + blush, the setting was exactly what the future Beckwith’s envisioned. We incorporated a custom light wall separating the cocktail area from the reception where guests were seated at long tables courtesy of Get Lit. Gold accents, sequined linens, custom Edison bulb chandeliers, and vintage furniture were just a few of the decor elements fused into the theme.
This was one of those weddings we had an 80% chance of rain that just went away and we were blessed with abundant sunshine. You could feel the love and happiness and everything was just flawless. Always a pleasure teaming up with the talented Schultzes. I will let the images speak for themselves….