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The Legacy of John Cecil

Posted on 03/23/2016 by Jean Sexton Comments(2)

Of all the romantic celebrations held on the estate, none has been quite as spectacular the April 29, 1924 wedding of Cornelia Vanderbilt to British diplomat John Francis Amherst Cecil. Hundreds...

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Discover our Wedgewood Bedding Collection

Posted on 03/11/2016 by Holly Clark

No other brand in the world enchants and delights like Biltmore. It’s a timeless way of life inspired by George and Edith Vanderbilt’s vision of gracious living and hospitality....

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Wedding Dress Silhouettes Through the Years

Posted on 03/07/2016 by Sharon Bell

For many brides, their wedding dress is the most poignant symbol of their marriage, woven with symbolism and tradition as well as fashion and style. During the Fashionable Romance: Wedding Gowns...

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Tussie Mussies and the Victorian Language of Flowers

Posted on 02/29/2016

When is a flower more than just a flower? When it’s a hidden message of strong emotion. In Victorian times, social customs dictated discretion above all else, so declarations of love or...

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Solving a mystery in the Kitchen Pantry

Posted on 02/19/2016 by Jean Sexton Comments(3)

Among the many place settings of china in the Biltmore collection, one set remained a mystery for many years. Often referred to as “the Christmas china” because it was used during a...

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