Lioncrest Wedding on Biltmore Estate

photography by Corey Cagle at Biltmore
Stacy and Jason were one of my favorite couples and I just realized I hadn't blogged their fabulous wedding! It really was an honor to photograph their day. They kept me smiling all day long! Sharing this day with family and friends was most important to them. I love it when this is a big part of the couple's day.
Inn on Biltmore Estate
Inn on Biltmore Estate suite
When pets are a big part of your lives, how sweet is it to have them at your wedding! LOVE!
wedding photo with dog
So that we had more time around the estate for photos, the couple opted for a first meet. I am torn as to which I like more, this or seeing each other for the first time walking down the aisle. Each has its own special pull at my heart strings. Love this photo of Stacy! Isn't she gorgeous!bridal portrait at biltmore house
How beautiful is this!
wedding photo wisteria garden
Having a 2nd photographer at the wedding adds that extra set of images at the wedding that just one person cannot always get. I love this shot as Stacy arrives to the front of the aisle with her dad. lioncrest wedding
I love the smiles!
Wedding at Lioncrest in fall
The Flower Gallery of Asheville was given creative freedom with this wedding and look how amazing it turned out!!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!
Lioncrest wedding reception
Flower Gallery Asheville
cupcake table at Lioncrest
Jason and Stacy were naval officers when they met and that was incorporated into their wedding by using her officer's sword to cut the cake. I love details like this!wedding favors with red and brown
And of course one of my favorite times of the evening are the first dances. Again with the wonderful smiles!first dance by Corey Cagle Photography
Stacy and Jason, as the song says, you can never "wear out the words I love you." Congratulations to you and best wishes for life! ~ Hugs! Corey


Asheville Wedding Photography by Corey Cagle Photography
Flowers by Flower Gallery of Asheville
Event Coordinator Amanda Fuquay
Officiant Rev. Fred Werhan
Transportation by Elite Limousine

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Biltmore Estate Styled Bridal Portrait

biltmore estate bridal portrait
I just love being able to step outside of the norm and have some fun with a portrait session! Lindsay let me do just that. For her bridal session I brought in the expertise of Maura and Tara from The Darling Bee and the fabulous cakes by Tiffany's Baking Co. We started in the studio for a few traditional images that were timeless and beautiful, focusing on Lindsay and her Kenneth Pool dress and veil. They wanted an image similar to her grandmother's wedding portrait. From there, we went to play in the apple orchard! The blooms were just perfect! There was a storm the night before and I just knew the blooms would be gone, but there they were, just waiting for us.
apple orchard bridal portrait
apple orchard bridal session
It started to rain a little so we took off to the next location, Biltmore Estate. It was the perfect backdrop for the next staging. The open fields for the vintage picnic were beautiful. Sometimes the weather is just working against you so you have to find a way to make it happen. The wind was so strong at this point so we wrapped the veil around Lindsay and as you can see from the top image, it worked in our favor! She is absolutely stunning!!!!
the darling bee rental items
picnic bridal portrait at biltmore
Next area was the conservatory at Biltmore with the tulip festival. A perfect spot!biltmore tulip festival wedding photo
As the rain started again, we went looking for cover because we had the sweet part left. Tiffany made the cutest miniature wedding cakes for the shoot. I wanted to bring Lindsay's love of cake decorating and baking into her session to personalize it. She is very talented herself!bridal portrait at biltmore estate
vintage mini wedding cakes
stylized bridal portrait at biltmore
Thank you Lindsay for a most wonderful day and to Jana (her mom) for all your help. I am so glad you were there!

Hugs! Corey