A garden wedding at the NC Arboretum.

A Dreamy Garden Wedding at the NC Arboretum


September 23, 2023

Elegant and Intimate Garden Wedding at the NC Arboretum

This garden wedding at the NC Arboretum was like stepping into a Jane Austen novel—timeless and oh-so-romantic. The simple elegance of clean lines and classic hues created a beautiful intimate setting for 45 of the couple’s closest friends and family.

A Downtown Prelude

Jiwon & Todd kicked off their special day getting ready at the Cambria in downtown Asheville. Their room had a private balcony with those city skyline views mixed with the gorgeous mountain backdrop. It was the perfect blend of urban chic and natural beauty, setting the tone for the unforgettable moments to follow. It also made an amazing spot for a private first look, see more in the photos below.

The Venue: Garden Wedding at NC Arboretum

Nestled among the rolling hills and lush forests, the NC Arboretum is a dream venue. The vibe was classic, with clean lines and an elegant touch, making it a perfect backdrop for this intimate gathering of 45 loved ones.

Colors & Themes

Now let’s talk color palette, shall we? Blue and green were the heroes of the day, with a dash of orange. Think terracotta pots filled with lush greenery and citrus accents sprinkled throughout the reception tables. Pure magic, y’all!

Extra Special Touches

Personalized wooden fans to keep everyone cool (with the wedding date etched on, of course!), and let’s not forget those mouthwatering chocolates from Marble and Steel that served as favors. It was the epitome of “it’s the little things that count.”

The Afterparty: Sunday Brunch

Oh, and did I mention the Sunday brunch? Because yes, the celebration continued! The couple hosted a laid-back brunch the next day, allowing guests to revel a little longer.

Your Dream Wedding Awaits

Alright, don’t just take my word for it—scroll down to see the gorgeouness from thier day. And if you’ve got questions, thoughts, or you’re ready to make your own dream wedding a reality, drop a comment or shoot me a message.

JiWon & Todd, thank you for choosing us to be a part of your Garden Wedding at the NC Arboretum
garden wedding at the nc arboretum photography by kathy beaver asheville wedding photographer

If you’re loving this intimate garden wedding at the NC Arboretum and thinking, “Hey, I want in on this!” then let’s chat! I’d be over the moon to capture your love story with the same passion and attention to detail. And be sure to check out this post to see a fall wedding ceremony at the NC Arboretum.

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I’m Kathy – wedding photographer, mom of 1 daughter & 2 doodles, and avid sunset watcher. Once you’ve gotten to know a little more about me, it’ll be my turn to get to know you as too!! When I work with a couple, we usually end up feeling more like old friends by the time your wedding day arrives – which means a more relaxed, enjoyable wedding day experience for everyone. And when it comes to photo style, you’ll find your photos are vibrant and classic, in true-to-life color and timeless black and white. It’s my honor to serve joyful, authentic couples who want their wedding photos to be as timeless as their vows.

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