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WEDDING GOWN EXHIBIT OPENS FEB. 12 The Biltmore House has been a romantic wedding destination since George and Edith Vanderbilt settled at the estate following their 1898 marriage in Paris. To celebrate this legacy, on Feb. 12 the estate debuts "Fashionable Romance: Wedding Gowns in Film," an exhibition of wedding attire from major motion pictures. Displayed throughout Biltmore with elaborate foral exhibits refecting the period, the award-winning costumes span 300 years of wedding fashion from 19 period flms, such as "Sense and Sensibility," "Emma," and "Pride and Prejudice." Also featured is Meryl Streep's embroidered ivory wedding costume from "Out of Africa." Biltmore will also share mementos from Vanderbilt and Cecil family weddings in a new display at the Biltmore Legacy exhibition space in Antler Hill Village. A highlight is the frst-ever display of Jacqueline Kennedy's extravagant lace wedding veil, which has a personal connection to Biltmore through her cousin, Mary Lee Ryan Cecil, who wore it on her wedding day to William A.V. Cecil. In addition, a London costumier has recreated the wedding gown worn by Cornelia Vanderbilt when she married John Cecil in 1924. The exhibit runs through July 4. BALLANTYNE | escape Above, Left: The wedding costume Meryl Streep wore in "Out of Africa" is part of the "Fashionable Romance: Wedding Gowns in Films" exhibit at Biltmore. The display here is from Biltmore as workers prepare the exhibit. Courtesy The Biltmore Company OUT OF AFRICA ©1985 Universal Pictures Limited. Courtesy of Universal Studios Licensing LLC. 90 BALLANTYNE MAGAZINE WINTER 2015-2016

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