Liz and Maulen’s Lioncrest Wedding

Liz and Maulen’s Lioncrest Wedding

We love sharing the perspective of our clients and were so thrilled when Jill, the mother of the bride, shared her reflections on her daughters wedding day:

Exciting, memorable, personal and thoughtful; those were a few of our goals when planning Liz and Maulen’s wedding. We were blessed to host their special day and attain those aspirations at the Biltmore Estate’s Lioncrest venue on Memorial Day weekend. Our handsome groom was donning his Army formal dress uniform and the bride was sparkled, beaded and laced in her gorgeous wedding dress designed especially for her. The Army saber ceremony added excitement as the bride and groom were presented to the guests with an announcement followed by a swat on their rears from the swords. A special saber was used to cut the cake from the top tier to the bottom with such force that the cake started rocking back and forth! Our groom entertained his bride and our guests while showing his skills and heritage through his Russian folk dance. Special treats brought by family all the way from Kazakhstan were stuffed inside rustic bags and handed out towards the end of the magical evening.   Our night ended with a special bang of sparklers lining the driveway as the bride and groom were whisked away for their first night as husband and wife.  Yes, our goals were achieved and everything was perfect!  A great big thank you to Cortney Jackson for making our dreams come true!

Planner: Cortney Jackson, Asheville Event Co. | Photographer: Rachael McIntosh Photography | Ceremony Venue, Reception Venue, Catering and Cake: Lioncrest at Biltmore Estate | Ceremony Music: Asheville String Trio | Floral Design: Biltmore Floral | Videography: Anthony Falcone | DJ: Myles Travitz | Makeup: Blush Asheville | Hair: Jackie Gilbert | Officiant: Colonel Jim Goodwill | Transportation: Grayline Trolley