A Country Wedding in the Great Smokies: Biltmore and Hidden River, Asheville, North Carolina

Hidden River is a private farm and a great wedding reception spot, just down the country road from the grand Biltmore Estate in Asheville, North Carolina


Sarah and Drew had a down home country wedding in the Great Smoky mountain region of western North Carolina. This was a destination wedding for the couple as currently live in Hawaii but Sarah’s family live in the Appalachian Mountain region. They decided to have their wedding in a lovely stone chapel in Lake Junaluska Memorial Chapel where Sarah used to attend church programs in the summers.  The reception was held an hour away on a lovely private farm of Hidden River Events site in the Asheville area, not far from the historic Biltmore estate. The couple came in on a horse-drawn carriage to make a dramatic entrance, but the rest of the reception was down-home country style: a pig roast, watermelon, soul food and lots of country dancing. Watch their Asheville country wedding Love Story!

Bride’s wedding gown: Rivini

Bride’s wedding shoes: Michael Kors

Bridal party dresses: Alfred Sung and J Crew

Florist: Elaine Young of Urban Farmgirl, Asheville, NC

Wedding Invitations: Hello Lucky of San Francisco

Accomodations for wedding guests: Biltmore, Asheville

Documentary wedding photojournalism by Melissa Mermin, Photographer

Detail from the bride's Rivini wedding dress. Biltmore Estate, Asheville


Organic and wild wedding flowers from Urban Farmgirl Florist, Asheville. Lake Junaluska wedding chapel.


Throwing birdseed for their wedding exit, Lake Junaluska Chapel. A horse drawn carriage made a dramatic and romantic entrance to their reception at Hidden River, Asheville NC


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