This past weekend Stephen and I traveled to Asheville, NC fo Blayne Beacham and Jimmy Macauley's wedding! It was a blast and such a fabulous location for a wedding! Asheville was amazing and just blooming!
Saturday morning Stephen and I walked around the River Arts district which was cool! Artists have set up shop in old warehouses. There are multiple galleries in multiple warehouses all within steps of each other! Stephen and I found Wedge brewery in the bottom of one warehouse. People were playing cornhole and games outside, it was a fun atmosphere! See picture below for my "artsy" view.
Saturday at 5, the big event happened! Jimmy and Blayne were married! It was a beautiful, sweet, emotional, wedding! They looked amazing!
Sunday, Stephen and I adventured over to the Biltmore. I have fond memories of the Biltmore, I grew up showing horses and showed in Arden, NC often. Mom took me to the Biltmore when I was 12, and I remember it very vividly. My love for houses started young, and I have always dreamed of going back! The Biltmore was built in 1895 by George Vanderbilt. It is the largest privately owned home in the United States.
The mountains are beautiful! I love getting some fresh air in the mountains every once in a while.
Landscape was very important to the Vanderbilt's so they hired the best, Fredrick Law Olmstead, who designed central park. The gardens are truly breathtaking!
We just missed the wisteria! I was bummed.
The tulip garden was my favorite!
Ok enough tulips... next! Mr. Vanderbilt was fascinated with Orchids, so he had a conservatory built. The biltmore displays over 350 types of orchids!
Stephen and I walked around the pond, it was very relaxing!