Attend a lively musical performance, go dancing at one of the many street festivals planned throughout the Blue Ridge Mountains, explore regional gem mines, sample your way across a food and wine festival, or explore a new art exhibit. There’s no shortage of cool things to do here in Western North Carolina. Here’s a list of some of the best events taking place this month.
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Fashionable Romance: Wedding Gowns in Film
June 2, 2016 - July 7, 2016
Biltmore has been a location for weddings and romantic getaways since George and Edith Vanderbilt married in 1898. To celebrate this history, the estate will host Fashionable Romance: Wedding Gowns in Film, a costume exhibition of wedding dresses and attire from major motion pictures. The exhibition opens in Biltmore House on Feb. 12, 2016, and will run through July 4, 2016. Biltmore will share mementos from Vanderbilt and Cecil family weddings and special occasions in a new exhibit at The Biltmore Legacy in Antler Hill Village. Costumes in Biltmore House Displayed throughout Biltmore House, the award-winning costumes span 300 years of wedding fashion from films set in the years 1645 to 1935. The exhibition features 19 classic films, including the iconic Jane Austen romances of Sense and Sensibility, Emma, and Pride and Prejudice. For each costume display, Biltmores renowned floral design team will create elaborate arrangements complementing each films era. Vanderbilt and Cecil Family Memories at Legacy The exhibition continues in Antler Hill Village with stories of Vanderbilt and Cecil Family weddings, along with the first-ever display of the wedding veil worn by Mary Lee Ryan Cecil and her cousin Jacqueline Lee Bouvier Kennedy. Mrs. Cecil is married to William A.V. Cecil, grandson of George Vanderbilt. To recognize the artistry of costume design, renowned costumiers Cosprop, Ltd., London will recreate the wedding gown worn by Cornelia Vanderbilt in her marriage to John Cecil in 1924. The gown will be on display. Admission to Fashionable Romance: Wedding Gowns in Film will be included in the general admission ticket price. For more information about Biltmore, visit Biltmore.com/visit.