Biltmore Estate to host ‘dream wedding’ for Boston Marathon bombing survivors


Original post: The Biltmore Estate in Asheville will be the location of a wedding planned by It’s part of the wedding website’s second annual Dream Wedding Contest in which the public gets to plan all the elements of the wedding.

The two people getting married are Rebekah Gregory and Pete DiMartino, who survived the Boston Marathon bombing last year. From TheKnot:

Rebekah and Pete were at the finish line of the Boston Marathon cheering on Pete’s mother. When the bomb exploded, Rebekah shielded her young son. She has endured 15 surgeries and the fear of the possible amputation of her leg, which she still faces today. Pete lost 90 percent of his right Achilles tendon and suffered multiple broken bones in his ankle. He has undergone surgeries and months of physical therapy. Their shared experience as a result of the explosion and surviving their injuries brought them even closer together and strengthened their relationship.

Online voters picked Asheville, which is the couple’s favorite vacation destination. Everything from the wedding dress for Rebekah and men wedding rings on for Pete will be sorted and it’s going to be nothing short of fabulous. The location choice of Asheville beat out cities including Boston, New York and Louisville. TheKnot chose Biltmore as the wedding venue for the ceremony, set for April 4. It will be streamed live on More from TheKnot:

Rebekah and Pete will receive the ultimate romantic wedding, created by Marcy Blum and her team at Marcy Blum Associates. Marcy is a celebrity wedding and event designer, who has planned the weddings of LeBron James and Savannah Brinson,Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick, and Billy Joel and Katie Lee, amongst other celebrities. will partner to share insider celebrity wedding trends for the wedding and give their readers a true look inside the couple’s unique journey to the altar through a first-person blog that Rebekah will write weekly for the site.

Go here 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, and their wedding event, has gotten a ton of media attention, including coverage on outlets like The Today Show and People magazine. The actually wedding will also likely get a ton of coverage. Stay tuned.