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Matching Blue Velvet Shoes and Family Accessories in a Classic Wedding

Sarah + Patrick |

Traditional and timeless white wedding overlooking the mountains at the Biltmore in Asheville, North Carolina

When you mix a classic and elegant style with the backdrop at the Biltmore, you get one amazing wedding day. That was exactly the case for Sarah and Patrick. The couple planned their wedding last year and it was nothing short of spectacular. 

“I wanted something classicand elegant with small touches that made a big impression,” said the bride. “Priscilla Presley mixed with a little Jackie O style inspiration!”

From the attire to the venue to the décor, everything was perfectly planned out and on point with the classic and timeless look. Not to mention all the small nods to present and past family members in Sarah’s choice of accessories nearly brought a tear to our eyes. But more on that later.  

Sarah started the day getting ready surrounded by the ones who mean the most to her. When it came time to get dressed, Sarah slipped into her simple but show stopper of a gown from J. Majors Bridal.

“I wanted my dress to be simple and I wanted my shoes to be fun,” the bride explained. “Kind of like my everyday style and personality.”

Now, let’s go back to what we said about the accessories Sara chose. Aside from the diamond in her engagement ring, which was passed down from her nana, she also wore a pearl necklace, bracelet and teardrop earrings passed down from family. Not just the jewelry were family heirlooms, but also Sarah’s garter and veil were passed down from her mom. It doesn’t get more special than that! Sarah obviously already had her old and borrowed pieces of the puzzle so when she added the finishing touch of her blue velvet heels, she also had her new and blue!

Meanwhile, just a few doors down Patrick was getting ready, as well. He wore a black tux with a white pleated dress shirt and topped it off white a satin black bow tie. It was classic and elegant. But don’t worry, he spiced things up with his accessories. 

“I wanted Patrick to look and be just as he is, the classic gentleman… with a touch of fun, as well,” said the bride. “That's where I got the idea for his shoes. I hate the classic black patent tux shoes, so I wanted some velvet slippers with no socks to match my blue velvet shoes!”

Sarah arrived at the church in a vintage white Rolls Royce and there wasn’t a more perfect way for her to make her entrance. The couple had already exchanged letters to read on wedding day, so before walking down the aisle, Sarah took a moment to read her letter. But first, she used her late nana’s letter opener to open it. Just another way she thoughtfully incorporated a family heirloom. 

When the time came, Sarah grabbed her bouquet full of white hydrangeas and roses, and greenery, and walked herself down the aisle to meet her almost husband. The intimate ceremony was everything it should have been and more. 

After the ceremony, the couple headed over to the Biltmore and took the dreamiest newlywed photos possible thanks to Victoria Grace Photography.

“I wanted our pictures to be timeless not trendy and Victoria's photography is the type of photography that will n-e-v-e-r go out of style,” Sarah said. “I wanted our pictures to match our style, theme and personality. Wedding photos are one of the most important pieces of a wedding because that's all you have to look back on and remember your special day with your husband and family. It was a huge plus that Victoria not only made our pictures great, but she made it so fun to be in front of the camera!”

While the couple enjoyed some time just the two of them, their guests enjoyed cocktailsout on the patio with a live guitarist.  Back inside, the dining tables were set with white linens, burgundy and gold rimmed dinner plates and a single red rose on each table. The floor to ceiling windows had sweeping views of the estate grounds and mountains for guests to enjoy while they ate their meal. 

After enjoying some champagne and food, the couple cut their simple and beautiful white three tiered wedding cake. The clusters of white roses and greenery added the perfect touch to the classic looking cake.

The day was full of family, close friend and love, as all good weddings are! 

Congratulations to the new Mr. and Mrs.!

Still looking for that perfect photographer to capture your wedding day? Check out Victoria Grace Photography HERE!

Creative Team

The Cathedral of All Souls
Biltmore Estate

Victoria Grace Photography

J. Major's Bridal Boutique
Jos A Bank
Steve Madden
Crockett and Jones

Merrimon Florist in Asheville

Kaitlin Gonzalez
The Middy

Biltmore Catering

Paper Goods + Calligraphy
American Stationary

Spicer Greene Jewelers
Creasman Jewelers

Wedding Gifts
Charles Underwood

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