The Grand Bohemian Hotel in Asheville, NC is breathtaking in the most unique way. So breathtaking, in fact, that it (in our humble opinion, anyway) steals the show from the famous tourist attraction Biltmore Hotel. As photographers, we LIVE to shoot in places that are gorgeous and yet not-so-commercialized such as this one.
So imagine our excitement when Danielle and Lamont called us to shoot their glamorous destination wedding in this very hotel! Danielle said that they chose Asheville for a simple reason: August is a hot month. And they wanted their guests to come up to the mountains and enjoy the fresh air while celebrating their union. As far as their choice in venue? Well, just take one look inside the hotel and you will know why. Even the lobby is so well-decorated with intricate vintage details mixed with cozy “mountain-lodge” furniture. It is the perfect venue for a relaxing yet glamorous wedding :)
While we have done many destination engagement sessions before, this is our very first destination wedding. Many of our photographer friends say that there is something special about destination weddings – and we couldn’t agree more. In the case of Danielle and Lamont’s wedding, everyone, including themselves, seemed to be on “vacation mode” and the typical “wedding-day jitters” were almost non-existent! Or perhaps it was also because of the wonderful work of our lovely wedding coordinator friend Jan McBee of La Fête Weddings and Events, who made sure the day went on flawlessly. We’re pretty sure it was a combination of both and we certainly enjoyed every minute capturing the biggest day of this beautiful couple. Congrats once more Danielle and Lamont!