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A desirable destination for romance

Posted on 05/02/2016 by Jean Sexton

Even before construction of Biltmore House was officially completed, George Vanderbilt’s world-class hospitality and the romantic atmosphere of the surrounding mountains made Biltmore a...

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A summer retreat for sheep

Posted on 04/26/2016 by Jean Sexton

After George Vanderbilt officially opened Biltmore House to his friends and family on Christmas Eve 1895, you might imagine that the building projects he envisioned for his grand estate were...

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Wedding gowns fit for a queen

Posted on 04/25/2016 by Judy Ross Comments(1)

From Queen Victoria to Princess Diana to the Duchess of Cambridge, royal wedding dresses have set fashion styles for nearly 200 years—everything from the color of the gown itself to flowers....

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The Legacy of John Cecil

Posted on 03/23/2016 by Jean Sexton Comments(3)

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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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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