Monthly Archives:: April 2009

Open House at the Hudson Manor

The Hudson Manor in Louisburg, a lovely setting for an estate wedding, is holding a Spring Open House on Sunday, May 17th, so that couples can come have a look and a taste, and get a feel for what they offer as a wedding venue.  The event includes a delicious buffet, beer and wine, and beautiful scenery!  Just RSVP to attend, at Photo courtesy of The Image Mill.



New Southern Bride & Groom Summer/Fall Issue is out!

Our new cover shot is from a July 2008 wedding reception at the Carolina Inn. The bride and groom, Jonay Allen and David Zies, were photographed by Lisa Brown of Bella Rose Photography.

Jonay is wearing a bridal gown from Victorian Rose Bridals in Raleigh. You can pick up a copy at your closest Triangle area Belk bridal registry or at any of the vendors listed on our website resources directory.

Winner of SB&G Honeymoon Trip Giveaway!

Tasha and Brandon are the lucky winners of our recent drawing for a Honeymoon trip for two: a 3-night stay at the Sands Resort in Myrtle Beach, SC.  Tasha stopped by our booth at the Southern Bridal Show and Expo in Raleigh on April 19th, and registered for our drawing. Congratulations to the lucky couple!

SB&G Spring Luncheon at Sisters’ Garden

Southern Bride & Groom Magazine hosted a customer lunch in early April at Sisters’ Garden & Catering Company in Raleigh. The “Southern Roots” theme included traditional southern fare, authentic Piedmont Blues music played by Island Sound DJs and Video along with a slideshow of some favorite photos, and table displays of past magazine covers completing the decor. Our providers for the luncheon were Barbara Clark of An Elegant Affair as consultant, Floral Dimensions for spring table arrangements, Paperwhites Press for invitations, Classic Party Rentals for linens, and Sweet Memories for mini-cupcake desserts.  Photos provided by Bella Rose Photography and SB&G.  



Southern Bridal Show & Expo

Forever Bridal puts together some of the biggest and most successful wedding shows in the area, and the Spring show on Sunday, April 19th was no exception. There was an excellent turnout and many wonderful and creative vendor booths. Southern Bride & Groom was there to hand out magazines, jelly beans and advice to brides, mothers, and newly engaged couples.  We think our booth looked pretty snazzy, with the popular color combination of hot pink and green, and lovely floral arrangement by Fresh Affairs. Look for us at other spectacular wedding events and bridal happenings you see listed on our website in the Upcoming Events section. Of course it is also a great time to pick up your FREE copy of Southern Bride& Groom Magazine!


Wedding Shows This Week

There are two Bridal Events coming up this week that will be worth your while.

The North Carolina Museum of History is holding its First Annual Bridal Expo on Thursday, April 16th, from 6 to 9 p.m.  Guests can sample fine foods from caterers and cake designers and enjoy the elegant ambiance of the museum while meeting with planners, DJs, florists and more! Tickets are $5.

Forever Bridal is holding its spring Southern Bridal Show & Expo on Sunday, April 19th, noon to 5 pm, at the State Fairgrounds.  Meet over 150 Triangle wedding experts, enjoy fashion shows and sample delicious foods and cakes — all in one convenient location. See for more information. 

Photo below was taken by Kristine Dittmer at a North Carolina Museum of History wedding. 

An Evening at Preston Woodall House

Preston Woodall House held a very special Anniversary celebration last week, "a toast to the future and salute to the past" in celebration of 10 successful years of business. Owners Joel Hurley and Dale Herring delighted guests with an elegant evening of exquisite food prepared by in-house catering, fine wines, beautiful décor and music to indulge the senses. Event planners Tracy Adams of Adams & Events, Angie Wright of Chic Details and Shawn Schindler of Your Special Day Weddings, Donna Ford of Sweet Memories Bakery, along with Fresh Affairs florist, Lyn Graves, deserve recognition for pooling their talents to stage a truly lovely event that showed the historic home to its finest advantage. Preston Woodall House is a unique B&B and destination-wedding site in the heart of Benson, NC, offering three adjacent cottages for wedding weekends.

Collage of beautiful photos below were provided by Bella Rose Photography.