Boston Marathon bombing survivors will marry in event at Biltmore

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Boston Marathon bombing survivors will marry in event at Biltmore

Biltmore will be the location of a wedding planned by as part of its 2nd annual Dream Wedding Contest for two survivors of the Boston Marathon bombing, Rebekah Gregory and Pete DiMartino. will be throwing the wedding of their dreams with a twist – the public gets to plan the wedding.

Voting began on January 16 with a poll to choose the wedding location. Asheville, labeled as the couple’s favorite vacation destination, was announced today as the location. Asheville beat out other cities that the couple has ties to, including New York, Boston and Louisville. chose Biltmore for the ceremony on April 4 which will be streamed live on

Go to 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 was profiled this morning on The Today Show and has been featured in several national media outlets including People magazine. The Asheville location announcement was made this afternoon on

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Alli Marshall is the arts section editor at Mountain Xpress. She's lived in Asheville for more than 20 years and loves live music, visual art, fiction and friendly dogs. Alli is the winner of the 2016 Thomas Wolfe Fiction Prize and the author of the novel "How to Talk to Rockstars," published by Logosophia Books. Follow me @alli_marshall

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