Laura and Maurice said “I do” on a crisp February day. The event was held at Homewood Manor wedding venue, a 1920s stone manor located in Asheville’s historic Montford neighborhood.
Homewood’s historic charm provided the perfect backdrop for Laura and Maurice’s black-tie affair. The venue’s impressive indoor and outdoor spaces were enhanced by the falling snow, creating a magical and intimate atmosphere for their big day.
In lieu of seeing each other before the ceremony, Laura and Maurice decided on a back-to-back first touch. They held hands while facing away and their minister prayed over them.
Following, they read special letters from each other. It was a quiet, personal moment for the couple before confirming their love and devotion in front of their friends and family. This is always a great alternative to a first look.
Laura was a stunning bride in her form-fitting bridal gown with elegant long sleeves. Her bridesmaids wore chic black dresses in a variety of silhouettes. Maurice and his groomsmen matched in timeless black suits and bowties.
After exchanging their vows in a romantic, candlelit ceremony in the ballroom, the couple and their guests realized that it had started snowing! There was only a small chance of snow that day, so it was totally unexpected.
We quickly took family photos in the warmth of Homewood, racing against the clock so we could get the couple outside for some portraits under the falling snow. Laura and Moe were completely willing to brave the cold to get the perfect shot!
Homewood Manor has a classic feel with its dark cherry walls, original hardwood floors, and multiple stone fireplaces. The exterior is straight out of a fairytale- it truly is a stone castle atop a hill.
Homewood has a rich history and has hosted the likes of the Vanderbilts and the Fitzgeralds. It was the perfect location for the classy couple. The floral arrangements, created by Carolina Love Events, highlighted the charm and romance of the architecture.
Wintertime doesn’t mean wedding season is cancelled. Colder temperatures just mean that you have to hold your sweetheart extra tightly to keep warm!
There’s nothing more romantic than getting married at a historic castle in the snow- it’s a scene fit for a wedding.
Invitation Designer: Minty Paperie Shop
Caterer: Caroline Allured Catering
Event Planner: Carolina Love Events
Design and Decor: Carolina Love Events
Beauty: Flawless: Airbrush Makeup Hair Design
Tuxedo and Mens Attire: Men’s Wearhouse of Asheville
Dress Designer: Essence of Australia
Dress Store: New York Bride & Groom
Reception Venue: Homewood
Photographer: Ashley Ricci Photography