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As promised, Part 2 of Arden and Jonathan’s gorgeous wedding at Diana at Biltmore Estate…

Professional Vendors::
Event Planners:: Asheville Event Company
Ceremony Venue:: Central United Methodist Church
Reception Venue:: Diana at Biltmore Estate
Officiant:: Kevin Lamb and Rob Blackburn
Hair:: Lola Salon
Make up:: Blush Asheville
Florist:: Floressence
Trolley:: Gray Line Trolley
Rolls Royce:: Elite
Cake:: Biltmore
Painter:: Cheryl Kiefer
Ceremony Music:: Mary Daniels Quartet and Corey Powell
Reception Music:: Party Nation
Videographer:: Timm Young



Arden and Jonathan were married at the Central United Methodist Church in downtown Asheville. I enjoyed getting to know them at their engagement session and Arden’s bridal portrait session. There were so many details to their wedding that I’m breaking this blog post into two parts. I’m also including some of my favorites from her bridal portrait session.

Things I loved about their event…

1. Arden has been writing letters for her future husband and praying for him since she was very young. She wrote a letter on the morning of her wedding and placed it into the box with the many other letters. She gave it to him during their first sight. It was super special and so thoughtful.
2. An old family bible was placed at the church for guests to highlight and initial their favorite bible verse.
3. Arden and her Mom had a special bond that was really fun to photograph.

Stay tuned for part two of this gorgeous event!

If you missed their wedding you can go there now by viewing this montage…

Professional Vendors::

Event Planners:: Asheville Event Company
Ceremony Venue:: Central United Methodist Church
Reception Venue:: Diana at Biltmore Estate
Officiant:: Kevin Lamb and Rob Blackburn
Hair:: Lola Salon
Make up:: Blush Asheville
Florist:: Floressence
Trolley:: Gray Line Trolley
Rolls Royce:: Elite
Cake:: Biltmore
Painter:: Cheryl Kiefer
Ceremony Music:: Mary Daniels Quartet and Corey Powell
Reception Music:: Party Nation
Videographer:: Timm Young
Highlights from Arden’s Bridal Portrait Session at Biltmore Estate…







The wedding day begins…






Katie and Ben were married at the Cliffs at Glassy chapel with reception at the Country Club.  The views were gorgeous and there were so many beautiful moments…

1. Katie did a ‘first sight’ with her bridesmaids, Dad and then Ben. Seeing their expressions makes me remember why I do this job.
2. Ben wiped her tears away during their wedding ceremony. thought I was going to loose it.
3. We climbed on top of the world to get some of the gorgeous views from the Cliffs at Glassy. She went barefoot.
4. Their families were very connected. So much so that the two dads sang on stage together at the reception. Check it out on their montage here…
5. I got bum-rushed by their guests on the dance floor during a ‘spin the bottle dance version. WHOA.

All images copyright 2016 Realities Photography | Cliffs at Glassy Photographer |

Professional Vendor love…

Venue:: The Cliffs at Glassy
Event Planner:: Your Wedding Lady
Hair/make up:: Cotton Rouge and Company
Florist:: Twigs
Cake Artist:: Kathy and Company
Band:: The Business


Allison and Eric had a beautiful wedding at the Omni Grove Park Inn. There were many things that I loved about this wedding but these stood out to me the most…

1. The color palate was one that I would use for my own wedding. Soft pastels in their reception area were truly awesome.
2. After they married, they exited and had a moment of SHEER HAPPINESS! I love that they took a few minutes to take the ceremony in. You can view these sweet moments here on their custom montage…
3. They had a sushi bar!
4. The houpa was important to them, so I was excited that they let me pull off some lighting fun with them later in the evening.
5. The band kept everyone dancing all night long.

Professional Vendor love:
Venue:: Omni Grove Park Inn
Event Planner:: Weddings with Tara
Officiant:: Howard Hangar
Make up and Hair:: Blush Asheville
Floral:: Blossoms at Biltmore Park
Band:: Mr. Potato Head
All images copyright 2016 Realities Photography | Grove Park Inn Wedding photographer |

  • Nancy Cantor - Fabulous pictures by a fantastic photographer!! Thank you Jill for capturing my daughter’s wedding so beautifully!! It was such a pleasure working with you and your work is above and beyond what I could have hoped for!! Our whole wedding team was superb; thank you all for making all of Allison and Eric’s dreams come true!!ReplyCancel

One of my favorite things about documenting weddings is getting to know the couples I photograph. I really connected with this couple and had fun documenting their intimate wedding at the Inn on Biltmore Estate.
Some of my favorite memories from the day…

1. There were only 14 people at their intimate wedding. It was all about the bond among the couple and their families.
2. The view from the Inn on Biltmore, where their ceremony took place, provided us with the perfect mountain backdrop.
3. I almost cried when the groom was saying his vows.
4. While riding in the car together, traveling to my favorite spots to shoot, my SIRIUS XM played a song from Al’s band- moe. Surreal moment to have the guitarist sitting in your backseat while listening to his music.
5. This wedding was full of real moments that unfolded so seamlessly.

Professional Vendor love::
Venue: Inn on Biltmore Estate
Hair: Danielle Snyder from Lola
Make-up: Heather Smith from Studio Chavarria
Flowers: Blossoms at Biltmore Park
All images copyright 2016 Realities Photography | Jill Schwarzkopf | Biltmore Estate Wedding Photographer |

  • Melanie - Jill – your pictures are absolutely stunning!! I am in awe of how beautiful they are. You have such a knack for capturing the spirit of the day & we cannot thank you enough. We will always cherish the perfect memories you gave us.ReplyCancel