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Biltmore will be the location of a wedding planned by TheKnot.com as part of its 2nd annual Dream Wedding Contest for two survivors of the Boston Marathon bombing, Rebekah Gregory and Pete DiMartino. TheKnot.com will be throwing the wedding of their dreams with a twist – the public gets to plan the wedding.
Voting began on January 16 with a poll to choose the wedding location. Asheville, labeled as the couple’s favorite vacation destination, was announced today as the location. Asheville beat out other cities that the couple has ties to, including New York, Boston and Louisville. TheKnot.com chose Biltmore for the ceremony on April 4 which will be streamed live on TheKnot.com.
Go to http://wedding.theknot.com/dream-wedding-contest.aspx for voting dates during which the public is asked to choose elements of the dream wedding, including overall theme, bridesmaid dresses, hair and makeup, entertainment, cake, flowers, and even Rebekah’s wedding dress.
The couple was profiled this morning on The Today Show and has been featured in several national media outlets including People magazine. The Asheville location announcement was made this afternoon on TheKnot.com.