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Biltmore: One Dress, Two Ways

Now that we’ve envisioned styles for a bride and her bridal party for a beautiful wedding at the Biltmore, we’re dreaming up two looks for our bride for her rehearsal dinner, based on one stunning dress.

Biltmore Estate wedding, Asheville, NC

Photo credit: Woodward & Rick Photography

How gorgeous is this rehearsal space? Inspired by the Great Gatsby-themed gala held at the Biltmore for Engage!13, we’re focusing on creating a feel that is vintage-inspired without crossing into costume-y, over-the-top territory. This Nina Ricci gown is a perfect fit: the satin and lace hark are luxurious and and full of classic glamour, while the sheer bodice and relaxed skirt with pockets keep it modern for today’s fashionista.

Biltmore Rehearsal

For a more formal or traditional vibe, we’re showcasing sparkly accessories in tones of silver, with a retro Mary Jane sandal, Deco-inspired earrings and a simple bracelet, and an amazing bag you wouldn’t be surprised to see on the arm of Daisy Buchanan.

For a bride who wants to look a little more casual and funky, we’ve chosen bold accessories in black and emerald green to stand out against the vivid white of the dress. A thick black cuff adds a sparkly statement and these sleek Jimmy Choo heels add a dark and sexy touch to an otherwise sweet dress. Add in a few hints of rich green in the form of ornate earrings and a beaded clutch, and this bride has a high impact yet appropriate look for the night before her biggest night.

Which look would you choose for this dress?

Dress, Nina Ricci

Formal accesories: Thomas Laine earrings / Charm and Chain crystal bracelet / Moyna bag / Jimmy Choo pumps

Casual accessories: Thomas Laine emerald earrings / Charm and Chain cuff / Moyna clutch / Jimmy Choo sandals

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