Looking Forward to Engage!13 Luxury Wedding Summit at the Biltmore Estate

By Sade Awe, Founder of The Bridal Circle

To say I’m looking forward to next week’s Engage!13 Luxury Wedding Business Summit, would be a gross understatement. Attending this inspirational wedding conference continues to be a highlight of my year and this weekend’s summit at the iconic Biltmore Estate in North Carolina is no exception. I simply CANNOT WAIT to get there!


Rebecca Grinnals and Kathryn Arce of international wedding strategy consulting firm Engaging Concepts have created an innovative series of luxury wedding business events called Engage!—bringing together the wedding industry’s key influencers and thought leaders from around the globe to exchange ideas, network and be inspired to take their businesses to the next level of success. Each Engage! business conference (and inspirational retreat!) has been met with rave reviews from attendees and speakers alike.

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It’s truly an innovative experience that has had serious repercussions throughout the international wedding industry. Rebecca and Kathryn have created a safe, intimate environment where all playing fields have been leveled for an authentic exchange of  ideas and education. These two lovely ladies have opened up many doors for entrepreneurs in the industry, including me! I owe MUCH to Rebecca as she believed in my vision from the moment I told her what I was doing two years ago!  I can’t thank her enough for her insight, guidance and friendship.  

Biltmore Estate


Rebecca and Kathryn always carefully select the location for Engage! based on the overall luxury experience. Over the years I have had the pleasure of staying at such posh destination resorts as The Breakers in Palm Beach,The Ritz-Carlton Grand Caymans and The Grand Del Mar in San Diego, to name but a few.  

For this Engage!13, starting on Sunday June 2, we’ll be hosted at the grand Biltmore Estate in Asheville, North Carolina. The Biltmore is an 8,000-acre estate, where we’ll be treated with the same gracious hospitality enjoyed by George and Edith Vanderbilt’s guests at the turn of the century. I can’t wait to make this elegant hotel my home in one of its comfortable 201 guest rooms right along with my fellow conference attendees.


Just look at this impressive list of the world’s best and brightest wedding professionals! Each day conference attendees have the opportunity to listen and learn from entrepreneurs and professionals that have their own unique tale to tell. It’s always exciting to see who is speaking! Many of the speakers, I’m proud to say, are members of The Bridal Circle and while attending the Engage! conference I always enjoy having the chance to meet with them and talk about the wedding industry.

I’m looking forward to seeing all my amazing and brilliant Creative Partners, catching up with friends and welcoming new Engage attendees. As I always manage to leave the Engage! experience with much more than I arrived with, I know I’ll be sharing all kinds of fabulousness with you upon my return!