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Two ceremonies in two days: the weddings of George and Edith Vanderbilt

Posted on 05/14/2014 by Judy Ross

In June 1898, George W. Vanderbilt and Edith Stuyvesant Dresser were married in Paris on June 1 and June 2. Why two ceremonies? The first was a civil service and the second was a religious ceremony,...

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Vanderbilt Tea Traditions

Posted on 05/09/2014 by Jean Sexton

Although "taking tea" often seems like a formal affair, our records show that tea time at America's largest home wasn’t always regimented. “We have photos with the Vanderbilts and...

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Every wedding is personal for Inn’s floral designers

Posted on 05/06/2014 by Leeann Donnelly Comments(2)

We've been talking a lot about weddings lately. Mostly those that have happened in the distant past. Today we talk a bit about weddings that happen at Biltmore in the present tense. Did you...

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Mother’s Day Tea

Posted on 05/02/2014 by Jean Sexton

The preparing and serving of tea is an ancient ritual, with different cultures creating different customs over the centuries, from elaborate ceremonies to a simple mug of the refreshing beverage....

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Cornelia Vanderbilt’s wedding - A sweet discovery

Posted on 04/29/2014 by Leeann Donnelly Comments(3)

Monday's post covered a multitude of details surrounding the wedding of Cornelia Vanderbilt and John Cecil on April 29, 1924. Today we dig even deeper into one particular detail that our...

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