Tonya Damron

photography

August 7, 2014

Karoline + Brandon’s Grove Park Inn Wedding || Asheville NC Wedding Photographers

The Omni Grove Park Inn, Asheville NC

A Grove Park Inn wedding is something I’ve had on my bucket list for a long time, so when I received the call from Karoline and Brandon wanting to book me for their wedding there I won’t lie I hung up the phone and did a little happy dance (or maybe a big happy dance). The Omni Grove Park Inn has been on my personal bucket list to shoot at for a while for several reasons including the history of the hotel and the beauty of Asheville. Grove Park Inn weddings are a little hard to come by, for even the best photographers in Asheville, NC so when I got this chance I was pumped. I’m a nerd like that, I have a bucket list of places I want to shoot weddings at but if you’ve ever been to Asheville and stopped in at the Inn you’ll know why a Grove Park wedding is a must on any professional photographers list. The Grove Park Inn is over 100 years old and a must visit to anyone looking for things to do in Asheville, NC, even if it’s just to enjoy their spas services. For the full history of the Grove Park click here. The Grove Park Inn Spa is also something that I hear is a must to visit and is well-known around the United States as a place to relax and indulge yourself in a five-star spa experience. The Grove Park Inn wedding packages are simply full of the best services Asheville has to offer to any bride planning a wedding and should definitely be checked out.

Why they had a Grove Park Inn Wedding

The odd thing about this wedding is that Karoline and Brandon live in Charleston, SC. If you don’t know Charleston, SC is one of the top wedding destinations in America and I was very surprised that this Charleston bride would now be a Asheville bride, but after we spoke I totally got it. The couple wanted an intimate Asheville wedding with their friends and family which live all around the country and wanted to be able to spend time with them all in the same place for a few days. When I found out that Karoline was an interior designer in Charleston, SC I knew her wedding would be nothing but top-notch and that it was! Designer gown, designer shoes and everything in between to make for a wedding that would make The Grove Park Inn proud to host her and Brandon’s wedding.

Their Wedding Day

The day was filled with laugher as their guests arrived from all over the country.  Slowly the day unfolded to a chilled laid back environment of wedding bliss, great good, amazing live music and wine (we can’t forget the wine). The temperature for this summer day was more like fall so they spent the entire evening dancing under the stars and enjoy the beautiful views of Asheville from their own private balcony at the hotel. I have to give a shout out to their coordinator Erin for she exceeded her duties and the staff for taking care of me from the time I arrived until I left like an honored guest. I could write a book on their wedding but I’ll leave you with photos instead!

If you are looking for wedding photographers near Asheville NC consider us we love to travel and we are just 2 hours away!

To View all of Karoline and Brandon’s Grove Park Inn Wedding Click Here

Main Entrance at The Grove Park Inn grove park inn wedding

This is what you’ll see once you drive down the hill upon being greeted at the gate of The Grove Park Inn its the main entrance

 

Jimmy Choo shoes and bouquet grove park inn wedding

Gold Jimmy Choo wedding shoes and a lovely fresh wedding bouquet with some of my favorite flowers

bride getting ready in the grove park bridal suite grove park inn wedding

wedding heirlooms in a grove park inn wedding

I adore personal heirlooms at a wedding. Grandmothers piece of lace wrapped around her flowers, ring pillow made by mom and her grandfathers bible

View from hotel that overlooks Asheville

This is the view from the back of the Inn where the bride and groom said their vowels the overlooks Asheville, NC

table setting in green and white at a grove park inn weddingwhite simple wedding cake at a grove park inn wedding

ceremony site at a grove park inn wedding

This is the private area at the Inn where the were married. The views are just amazing!

Bride getting ready

emotional parents on daughters wedding day

I love the dads first look as much as I love it when the bride and groom do their first look. Nothing compares to a fathers love for his little girl.

wedding invitation at a grove park inn wedding

bride walking down the aisle

Here comes the bride

bride walking with her father down the aislebride and groom saying vowelsbride and groom at ceremony site at the grove park innbride and groom walking at the grove park innbride and groom overlooking asheville

one stopped wedding dress

I was in love with Karoline’s one strap wedding dress

groom with blue suite and green tieblack and white photo of bride and groombride and groom laughing at the grove park inn resortbride and groom hugging at the grove park inn spagold wedding rings

bride and grooms first dance at their wedding at the grove parkbridal party toasting to the bride and groom

Brandon Crocker singing at wedding reception

If you have never heard of Brandon Crocker you must click the link at the bottom he’s an amazingly talented artist from Atlanta who frequents popular wedding venues often.

sparkler exit at weddingnight photo of the grove park innWedding Vendors

Wedding Venue: The Omni Grove Park Inn

Rentals, Cake, Flowers: The Omni Grove Park Inn

Music: Brandon Crocker

Photography: Your Reflections

Hotel: Southern Living Hotel Collection

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Tonya DAmron

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