To round out my boards inspired by my favorite places from my vacation (catch up on boards 1 & 2!), I knew I had to draw from my day spent at the Biltmore Estate. If you have never visited the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, please add it to your list of must see places. The architecture is both opulent and elegant, yet I can also imagine how welcoming this home would have been many years ago for George Vanderbilt and his guests. The gardens are stunning (roses for days – yes, please!), and one of my favorite facts is that the roads on the grounds are winding for a reason – Vanderbilt wanted guests to only be able to focus on what was right in from of them as they made they way to the estate. I could go on, but I thought a few photos might be more fun:
Now onto the inspiration board! The Biltmore Estate has a number of beautiful wedding venues on site, but I’m imaging a lovely soiree set in the ballroom. After an outdoor ceremony overlooking the stunning mountains, you’ll escape for a few moments together as you enjoy a carriage ride. You’ll rejoin your guests for your reception, where elegant place settings will greet you along with centerpieces filled with roses. Oh, and monograms are definitely necessary! Vanderbilt had a ton of monogrammed china pieces. After your reception, you’ll retreat to the Inn at Biltmore as a new Mr. and Mrs.! (PS: Planning a destination wedding? Both the Biltmore Estate and Asheville have a ton of activities and hotels at varying price points for your guests!)
Photos: Row 1: Horse Drawn Carriage – Dustjacket, Chandelier – Glamour & Grace // Row 2: Bride and Groom (her dress!!) – Southern Weddings, Place Setting – Grey Likes Weddings, Monogrammed Veil (!!) – Southern Weddings // Row 3: Rose Petal Aisle – Glamour & Grace, Biltmore Views – Carly is Inspired
Have you ever visited the Biltmore Estate? I would love to hear about your experience!
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Really hope I can live in such beautiful place someday.