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Part two of this gorgeous wedding consists of love, friendships, cocktails, details, fireworks, and a whole latta dancing. I’m going to narrate this under the images.

Professional vendor love…

Venue:: Diana at Biltmore
Make up:: Inn on Biltmore
Hair:: Suraj
Planner:: Asheville Event Co.
Florist:: The Bloom Room
Reception Music:: Swingin’ Richards
Transportation:: Blue Ridge Limo
Cake:: Biltmore

All images copyright 2015 Realities Photography | Jill Schwarzkopf | Biltmore Wedding Photographer |


Dream wedding party that really knew how to have some fun.BiltmoreDianaweddingRealitiesphotography_0024
The Bloom Room does it again. Love their attention to detail and catering to the client’s style.
The lighting details above the head table were very unique and offered something different inside the tent at Diana.
Beautiful cake, compliments of Biltmore.
The South Terrace at Biltmore offered us this sunset. Some kind of crazy beautiful colors to work with.
Lauren danced with her brother and I caught this image of Tyler. Emotions were running high and it was a beautiful bond to photograph.BiltmoreDianaweddingRealitiesphotography_0037BiltmoreDianaweddingRealitiesphotography_0038BiltmoreDianaweddingRealitiesphotography_0039BiltmoreDianaweddingRealitiesphotography_0042BiltmoreDianaweddingRealitiesphotography_0041
The Swingin’ Richards band had a lot of company on stage.
Lauren’s dad and brother were close by during the fireworks display. They were able to share in the excitement of it all and I was so happy to be documenting this priceless moment in time.
  • Lauren Thomas - Everything about these images is so perfect & perfectly captured the love and fun of our day! Jill did an amazing job capturing exactly who we are and the mood of the evening. Not only did she make sure that we were able to have some time to ourselves, but she also made sure to pick the perfect backdrop as the sun set over the mountains.

    Thank you so much again, Jill! These are the moments we’ll remember for the rest of our lives and you captured them perfectly!ReplyCancel

There are so many details from this gorgeous day, I decided to break it up into two parts! I have to brag on this couple because they selflessly donated their floral decor to my non-profit benefit (Sleep Tight Kids) at Biltmore, just two days after their wedding. I appreciate their generosity and support for my local charity. I’m feeling very blessed by my clients and the opportunity to serve others.

Some things I loved about their day…

1. Their wedding party knew how to celebrate.
2. The bride had a bond with her brother that made my heart warm.
3. Their guests unexpectedly threw petals after their vows. Lauren’s face is priceless!
4. A lot of the guests sang and danced on stage.
5. The decor was something that I would choosen myself. The soft tones and organic style was some kind of wonderful.

Professional vendor love…

Venue:: Diana at Biltmore
Make up:: Inn on Biltmore
Hair:: Suraj
Planner:: Asheville Event Co.
Florist:: The Bloom Room
Reception Music:: Swingin’ Richards
Transportation:: Blue Ridge Limo
Cake:: Biltmore

All images copyright 2015 Realities Photography | Jill Schwarzkopf | Biltmore Wedding Photographer |


  • Lauren Thomas - I just can’t stop looking at these photos! What a perfect sneak peek of what we will see for the rest of the wedding photos! Jill has completely outdone herself & perfectly captured the love and excitement in every moment of our day. I can’t wait to see what else she has ins tore!ReplyCancel

Julie and Frankie are local to Asheville, so Crest Pavilion’s gorgeous mountain views were the perfect fit for their wedding!

Some things that stood out to me regarding their special day…

1. Julie, the bride, did all of the details/floral. This is rare, and it’s really hard to pull off. Check out some of her sweet details below.
2. They placed a sign up to ask for an ‘unplugged wedding.’ I could have kissed them for this! Their friends and family actually enjoyed the wedding, and let us get the shots.
3. They brought their labradoodle to the wedding and he loved to be photographed.
4. Frankie never stopped holding her hand.
5. They fed their dog the leftovers at the reception.

Professional Vendor love….

Venue- Crest Pavilion
Food- M7 Events
Makeup- Blush Asheville
Hair- Lola Salon
Floral/wedding planner- The bride
Cake- Artista Cakes
Music- Sound Extreme

All images copyright 2015 Realities Photography | Jill Schwarzkopf | Crest Wedding Photographer | Crest Center and Pavilion Wedding |






  • Julie Bednarski - Jill- Thank you so much for capturing our day so perfectly! The details were very important to us and I’m glad you took the time to document them so sweetly! I love that you picked almost all of my very favorite pictures for the blog…and that you noticed that Frankie never stopped holding my hand (**swoon!!**). You are the best and we love you! Julie and FrankieReplyCancel

  • Ava Creger - Oh Jill…the photos are amazing. As the proud Mother of the Bride, I just cannot stop looking at the beautiful job you did capturing Julie and Frankie’s gorgeous wedding! You are as kind and professional as your photos are captivating. Thank you!ReplyCancel

I developed a bond with Ellen and Liam while doing their engagement session. The details of their wedding were truly awesome and unique.
Some of my favorite things about this event were…

1. The weather held out for us until just after their ceremony. Love the beautiful timing of it all.
2. Feathers and flowers galore.
4. They had Liam’s family crest as an ice sculpture
5. The Band, Sol Fusion, rocked the tent and everyone let their hair down.

For the full story of their wedding day, you can view their MONTAGE here…

Professional vendor love::

Event Planners:: Asheville Event Co.
Hair & Make-up:: Lola Salon
Officiant:: Darr Conradson
Ceremony & Cocktail Hour Music:: Asheville String Trio
Venue:: Diana at Biltmore
Catering/Rentals:: Biltmore
Vintage Rentals:: Old South
Lighting:: Get Lit
Florist:: Studio Flora Diva
Reception Bands:: Sol Fusion
Cake:: Biltmore
Ice Sculpture:: Masterpiece
Transportation:: Gray Line

All images copyright 2015 Realities Photography | Jill Schwarzkopf | Biltmore Wedding Photography |


I had an immediate connection with this sweet couple and feel blessed that they chose me to capture their gorgeous wedding on Crest Mountain.

Some of the things I loved about this wedding…

1. During their ceremony, the lights flickered, and everyone cracked up!
2. Best sunset I have seen, since Cayman Islands.
3. The couple’s friends and family knew how to have some fun.
4. Amanda and Clay were up for anything.
5. The monograming throughout the wedding, even on the cake. It was truly Amanda’s personal touch that made the details of this wedding so special.

Professional vendor love

Floral: Blossoms at Biltmore Park
Hair: Lola salon
Makeup: Blush Asheville
Church: Calvary episcopal
Reception: Crest Center (M7 events)
Cake: Sweet Promises
Signature Bar Signs: Huck and Pippa
Trolley: Elite limo
Band: Fountain City Players



Even the pup helped with the ‘getting ready’ portion of the day. Couldn’t resist.


Amanda gave these adorable bags to her bridesmaids as a special gift to remember their wedding weekend. Love!






  • Amanda Rogers - Where do I even begin! These pictures are absolutely breathtaking and Jill did such an amazing job documenting every little detail. We are so thankful to have had you by our side documenting our day!! Not only is she so kind, patient and a joy to be around, she is amazingly talented!!! All of our pictures turned out incredibly beautiful, better than I could have ever imagined. Thank you SO much Jill!!!!!ReplyCancel