1920s Weddings

A Sophisticated & Glamorous Gatsby-Inspired Wedding at the Biltmore Estate


It is fair to say that today’s wedding is a little bit special! Over the years I have seen many a beautiful celebration, but today’s completely took my breath away when it hit my inbox – and is just perfect to help us see in the New Year in style! With the Châteauesque mansion of Biltmore House as its backdrop it is a stately affair brimming with Gatsby inspired glamour…. seriously, if this doesn’t get you swooning then nothing will!

A Sophisticated & Glamorous Gatsby-Inspired Wedding at the Biltmore Estate

Gorgeous bride Samantha shared how the couple decided upon their lavish Art Deco theme…. “Kent and I are both old souls and we love doing things out of the ordinary. We also have this fascination with the 1920s era, to us it is a time that was very sophisticated, glamorous, and proper but edgy at the same time. So our design and style was Art Deco inspired, we wanted it to feel like a blast from the past.

While that was the main focus for design, I also wanted it to feel very romantic so that is where the light colored flowers, huge crystal chandeliers and high ceiling tent comes in. We wanted our guests to feel like they escaped their crazy, hectic lives and entered a magical night of love.”

Avoiding the conventional heavily beaded and drop waist Art Deco bridal gowns, Samantha instead chose a dramatic, curve hugging, lace design from Berta, that created a sultry silhouette and kept her look contemporary – but still oh so glamorous! Whilst Kent donned a tailed Tom Ford tux and was the epitome of dapper for his beautiful bride.

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“The most important thing to us was to keep our love and our union at the center of everything. That being said, everything we chose from overall design down to the little details, had a direct connection to our relationship and our love for each other. It was super important that we kept this as our main focus during the planning process to avoid becoming crazy because at the end of the day it was all about our union as one and everything else were added bonuses.”

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“The most memorable part of the day was definitely the moment I was walking down the aisle. Despite all the people there watching us, all I saw was Kent‘s huge smile as he was trying to hold back his tears. I will never forget the emotions I felt during that moment.”

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“We decided to write our own vows. They ended up being very different from one another but they portrayed each of our personalities. For us it was a way to genuinely profess our love and commitment to one another in front of all our friends and family. By the end of our vows I don’t think there was a dry eye in the place.”

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“Making any decisions, small or large, were really easy for me because I had a clear and precise vision of how I wanted to wedding day to look and feel. I suggest brides hone in on the vibe they want for their wedding before making any decisions. This will help with having any seconds thoughts or uncertainty as you go through the wedding planning process.”

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Pearls of Wedding Wisdom from the Bride…

“I suggest that you check off as many items on your to-do list as soon as possible. Even if that means overloading yourself with a bunch of work because it will pay of in the end. You want to enter the week before your wedding as calm and relaxed as possible so you can focus on the most important thing…getting married!”

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Tell us a little bit about your photographer…..

“It was such a breeze working with our photographer! While I love a good photo taken of myself, (who doesn’t?!) I get really awkward in front of the camera when I have to pose. Marylou of All Bliss Photography was able to capture so many great moments beautifully without me knowing she was even there! It was really important to me to have photos that were more artistic than your classic wedding photos and Marylou did just that! She was able to organically capture moments that portrayed all of the emotions that were felt on our big day.”

Glamorous Art Deco Biltmore Estate Wedding


Huge congratulations to our oh-so-glamorous couple Samantha & Kent! A big thankyou to them and of course to the lovely Marylou of All Bliss Photography who captured every gorgeous moment and detail so perfectly. If you love her rich photography as much as I do, and would like to see more of her work head over to her website allblissphotography.com and don’t forget to follow her on FacebookInstagram and Pinterest.

And if you love Samantha & Kent’s glamorous celebration and are looking for more Art Deco wedding ideas for your own Gatsby inspired wedding, then you might want to see Elizabeth & Matt’s garden wedding, or Sarah & Adem’s prohibition inspired celebration and Seana & Brian’s bright and beautiful Summer wedding, with subtle references to the era, is a wedding not to be missed!




Contributors & Credits

Photography – All Bliss Photography // Event Planning – Asheville Event Co. // Venue – Biltmore Estate // Floral Design – Blossoms at Biltmore // Catering – Biltmore Estate // Officiant – Pastor Brad Jones // Live Music – The Perfect 10 BandAmati Chamber Music // Videography – Pie and Mash Filmworks // Invitations – Durante New York // Hair & Makeup – Faces by Seven // Wedding Dress – Berta // Bridesmaids’ Apparel – Amsale // Groom’s Apparel – Tom Ford // Groomsmen’s Apparel – SuitSupply // Rings – Kadella Diamonds // Rentals – Classic Event Rentals // Transportation – Young TransportationAir Haven Limo // Cigar Roller – Bull City Cigars