engage!13 at Biltmore Estate … a spectacular affair

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!

Highlights of engage! as captured in photos by Jeremie Barlow Fine Art Weddings Photography, Carla Ten Eyck Photography, Allan Zepeda Photography.

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The Swag bag.  Photo by / Jeremie Barlow. This beautiful swag bag given to all attendees.

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The Welcome Reception in the amazing Barn, Biltmore Estate.  Photo by / Carla Ten Eyck.

Photo by Allan Zepeda

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.

Photo by Allan Zepeda

Table centerpieces by Karen Tran with linens by Nuage Design, Inc.

Photo by Allan Zepeda

The gala on closing night.  Photo by / Allan Zepeda.

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The Biltmore House all lit for the engage! gala evening.  Photo by / Allan Zepeda.


Fireworks!  Photo: Andrew Henderson for Carla Ten Eyck.

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All dressed up at the gala.  Photo by / Carla Ten Eyck.

Photo by Allan Zepeda

Photo: Allan Zepeda

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With the amazingly talented engage! team … from left: Rebecca Grinnals, Marva Munroe, Chic Bahamas Weddings, Kathryn Arce, Shawn Leech and Tricia Hay.


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