February 27, 2016

{Fashionable Romance}

Dear Bride-to-Be
Who doesn’t love to hear stories of wedding pageantry and descriptions of the bride’s distinctive costume? The wedding gown is designed as a dress of “wish fulfillment,” wrote costume historian Eleanor Thompson, “materializing the hopes and fantasies of a bride.”

Perhaps that’s why people are flocking to the new exhibition, “Fashionable Romance: Wedding Gowns from Film,” opened this month at the legendary Biltmore House in Asheville, North Carolina. The costumes on display are from some of our favorite period films and television series…several based on Jane Austen and George Eliot novels, other gowns designed for royal brides from the past.

Whatever you are wearing on your wedding day—whether something inspired by a romantic film or a lovingly restored gown worn by your grandmother—you may feel like a “movie star” or even a princess. However, remember to include your warm heart and loving embrace to share the intimacy of your special day!

Love. Listen. Let go.
….with love from Cornelia

ps: Come join me for “Tea & Flowers & Costumes” Special Fête this April at Biltmore during their beautiful wedding costume exhibition! Click here for your invitation and more information.

[Images: Left, EMMA, ©1996 Courtesy of Miramax and, right, courtesy of Biltmore Company]


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