The Biltmore in North Carolina is displaying iconic wedding dresses from the screen. Now that's our kind of exhibit.
Wedding dress and suit from "Pride and Prejudice"
| Credit: The Biltmore Company

Chances are you have a favorite on-screen wedding, whether it's an iconic Jane Austin flick like Emma or Pride and Prejudice or Carrie's Vivienne Westwood stunner from the Sex and the City movie. Of course, the dresses are what really matter-and now many are on view at the famed Biltmore Estate in Asheville, North Carolina.

Gwyneth Paltrow and Jeremy Northam in "Emma"
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From Feb. 12 to July 4, the Vanderbilt family's historic mansion is hosting the exhibit "Fashionable Romance: Wedding Gowns in Film," complete with 40 gowns and costumes (not to mention a six-foot-tall wedding cake in the Entry Hall).

Wedding dress from "Emma"
| Credit: The Biltmore Company

Among the highlights: Keira Knightley's dress and Ralph Fiennes's suit from The Duchess, the outfit Meryl Streep wore in Out of Africa, and Helena Bonham Carter's voluminous number from Mary Shelley's Frankenstein.

Wedding dress from "Frankenstein"
| Credit: The Biltmore Company

Also on display in the Biltmore Legacy building is the wedding veil worn by Mary Lee Ryan, who wed George Vanderbilt's grandson William A.V. Cecil. In fact, her cousin Jacqueline Lee Bouvier used this same veil at her marriage to the future President John F. Kennedy.

Can't make it to Asheville? Here's a look at television wedding dresses that stole the show.


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