Sep 04, 2010

  • Last updated on June 17, 2009 at 2:36 am
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We will have a cake, and a cheesecake and candy bar.

I love this cake. Another bride {Bridemoto} who had her reception at the Biltmore, had the deisigns on her cake match the intricate designs on the ceiling of the ballroom. Her cake was so elegant and classy. It was a unique and different idea.

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  • Last updated on June 15, 2009 at 9:14 am
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I'm still hunting for "the one" dress that will make me want to spend the rest of my days wearing it. I have the look I'm going for, but the hunt continues.

However, I have a few ideas for the ladies and gents.

For the Gents

I'm digging the brown or grey tuxes. Not saying my heart is set on it, but I'm thinking outside of the "black tux" box. What do you think. Does it look or say elegant and classy to you?

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For the ladies

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I like this dress, but I'm thinking of altering it to be more fitted. I'm not a fan of the A line skirt on this dress.

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  • Last updated on June 8, 2009 at 7:16 am
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I will have an up-do to showcase these beauties.

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  • Last updated on June 8, 2009 at 7:02 am
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I have yet to find an invitation that satisfies my standards. What I do know is each invite will be housed in a Chocolate Silk Thai box wrapped in ribbon an adorned with a brooch.

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  • Last updated on June 8, 2009 at 6:49 am
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The Biltmore is breathtaking in itself. I only need centerpieces and decor that will compliment the ballroom. Spotlighting will be used to enhance some of the centerpieces.


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Pintuck Linens

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The clear gold beaded plates will be for the estate table. The solid gold plates will be on the other tables. Since I will be having both square and round tables. I'm not sure if I want round charger plates for the round tables and square charger plates for the square tables.

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Gold Chivari chairs with Ivory cushion. I love the sash on the second picture instead of chair covers, we'll see if I decide to incorporate the sashes or not.

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I'm not much of a flower person, but I simply LOVE the simplicity of the first bouquet of peonies. Sometimes less is more. The second bouqet is just simply stunning and elegant.

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I'm going for just a single ranunculu wrapped in a ribbon the same color as the tux for my guy.

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  • Last updated on June 8, 2009 at 6:22 am
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Although we have yet to find a place to hold the ceremony I know two things. First we will have a chuppah, even though we are not jewish I love what it symbolizes. I will incorporate a lot of candles and a flower (yet to be determined) streaming the aisle. Second, I want the chairs to surround the chuppah or canopy, sort of like a curve surrouding three sides, it's more of an intimate set up to me.

(If I have used a photo that belongs to you, please let me know so I can give credit. I know I've found a lot of pictures and saved on my hard drive without noting where they came from)

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This is what I'm ultimately going for. Notice the gold chivari chairs surrounding the altar. There will be no big flowery thing as pictured. On the altar/stage there will be a chuppah/canopy with drapings. Even though we will be surrounded, there will be no one sitting directly behind us. I will rent a faux fireplace and decorate it with candles, flowers and strings of hanging crystal and orchids.

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May I present the Biltmore Imperial Ballroom. We (more like I) wanted an elegant and sophisticated place to hold our reception. When I first laid my eyes on the Biltmore Ballrooms I knew it was the place. It is truly gorgeous and breathtaking. There is much detail in the ceilings and I just the love chandeliers. The ballroom has a prefunction area that will be transformed into a lounge area and used for the cocktail hour.

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Soft colors (not yet determined) of uplighting will grace each column. The stage uplighting will be a bit more dramatic.

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We will have a long estate table for the wedding party and immediate family. We will have round and square tables that seat 8 for our other guest. I would love to have a bride a groom chair cover as pictured.

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