Earlier this month, I had the distinct pleasure of attending my tenth engage! Luxury Wedding Summit at the wonderful Biltmore Estate, Asheville, North Carolina. What a spectacular event! What a beautiful, picturesque setting!
The brainchild of Rebecca Grinnals, president of Engaging Concepts and co-founder of engage! and Kathryn Arce, director of Awesome, Engaging Concepts, Orlando, Florida, and co-founder of engage! is now in its sixth year. The very finest attention to detail is evident throughout this marvellous three-day bi-annual affair. Held at five-star resorts and venues, engage!13 drew attendees from the US, Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, Australia, Nigeria and Kuwait.
From start to finish, this luxury business summit was truly engaging … registration, the amazing swag bag, the barn welcome reception, day time sessions with speakers such as … Colin Cowie, Todd Fiscus, Harriette Rose Katz, a dine-around at fabulous Biltmore restaurants and the closing gala. What a dazzling time as every day brought another surprise!
The Swag bag. Photo by / Jeremie Barlow. This beautiful swag bag given to all attendees.
The Welcome Reception in the amazing Barn, Biltmore Estate. Photo by / Carla Ten Eyck.
Dinner hosted by the fabulous Harriette Rose Katz. Photo I Allan Zepeda.
The gorgeous venue at the Biltmore House … floral design by the talented Karen Tran.
Table centerpieces by Karen Tran with linens by Nuage Design, Inc.
The gala on closing night. Photo by / Allan Zepeda.
The Biltmore House all lit for the engage! gala evening. Photo by / Allan Zepeda.
Fireworks! Photo: Andrew Henderson for Carla Ten Eyck.
All dressed up at the gala. Photo by / Carla Ten Eyck.
Photo: Allan Zepeda
With the amazingly talented engage! team … from left: Rebecca Grinnals, Marva Munroe, Chic Bahamas Weddings, Kathryn Arce, Shawn Leech and Tricia Hay.
Chatting with photographer