Raffaele and Chris

Photographer: Audrey Goforth

Shay Brown Events was so happy to help Raffaele and Chris plan their destination wedding at the Biltmore Inn. Shay Brown Events started working with Raffaele from the beginning and helped with vendor selection and design.

The Basilica of St. Lawrence is a beautiful Catholic Church that the happy couple picked for their afternoon ceremony. The basilica is in the heart of downtown Asheville.


Audrey Goforth Photography did a great job at capturing the beauty of the Basilica inside.



The reception took place at the The Biltmore Inn later on in the evening. Guest arrived for a cocktail hour before the dinner and dancing began. The Biltmore catered all the food and made the cake.


The Flower Gallery made arrangements for the church as well as for the reception.


The couple was able to enjoy a beautiful day together between the ceremony and reception. Audrey Goforth captured the beauty of the Biltmore Estate, the Asheville weather, and the very happy newly weds!











"Shay and her staff were there every step of the way! They went above and beyond what was expected! From the small details to the major details (like almost not having a Priest) SBE worked diligently to make sure everything came together. Many people had told me that a wedding is never perfect and something always comes up unexpectedly, however I disagree, with Shay's hard work and determination, our wedding was the perfect fairytale come true! From a few days before the wedding to a few days after, Shay was in touch with all of the vendors and handled all of the details. Not once did I received a call from any of the vendors with any questions, Shay had it all covered!! Due to SBE's great reputation, they had worked with all of the vendors I chose in past events, which made things go even smoother! I could not have imagined how stressed and nervous I would have been without SBE's services! Thank you so much for everything; words cannot express how pleased I was with your services!!"
A special thank you to all the vendors that helped make Raffaele and Chris have a spectacular Wedding Day!


Event Design and Coordination: Shay Brown Events
Photographer: Audrey Goforth