A Formal Fall Wedding at Biltmore Estate in Asheville, North Carolina
When Justin Krueger (26 and a student) returned to Savannah, Georgia after a year tour in Iraq, he bumped into Kathryn Peters (24 and in retail) and the pair immediately hit it off. Two years later—on the eve of their anniversary to be exact—Justin popped the question after a romantic dinner and movie date. "Justin was very attentive at dinner and even left his phone behind at home but he couldn’t stop talking and was clearly nervous about something," says Kathryn. "It wouldn’t be until several hours later when we got back to the apartment that he would ask me to spend the rest of my life with him—but instead of immediately exclaiming, 'Yes!' I simply laughed because it finally dawned on me why he’d been acting so funny the entire night!" Immediately after getting engaged, the pair booked the Deerpark Restaurant at Biltmore Estate in Asheville, North Carolina. To complement their fall date, they used an orange color palette with navy accents and added a formal feel with cascading flower arrangements. "We wanted the wedding to be dramatic so we went with a full spectrum of orange and used a lot of draping throughout the decor," says Kathryn. After an intimate ceremony in The Lodge Room—complete with a curly willow vine arbor and rose-covered, free standing cross—guests were invited to The Courtyard where they were greeted by the Asheville String Trio. Late night snacks included fired chicken and waffles as well as Tumbleweeds (an after dinner drink that's an old family recipe of the bride's!).