Monthly Archives:: August 2010

Fashion Sneak Peek

SB&G is super excited about the fashion section in our 2011 magazine. We are going to have more fabulous bridal gown inspiration for our brides-to-be than ever! Our fashion has been shot by just a few of the photographers in the incredible roster of talented artists that are a part of Southern Bride & Groom. And we also shot at several different venues that we work with at SB&G- all gorgeous sites for a wedding reception.

Without spoiling too much of the fun – what the dresses look like or which venues we used – I put together a sneak peek with photos that I took at the various shoots. You can tell how much work goes into the shoots when you see these images. Enjoy the preview, and get excited about our next magazine, which will be out in late December!

Congrats to SB&G’s Latest Prize Winners!

Southern Bride & Groom gave away a handful of prizes this month, including two of our honeymoon getaway prizes. Congratulations to our winners!

Catherine Richardson won a 3 night stay at the Jekyll Island Club Hotel, a gorgeous historic resort in picturesque Jekyll Island, Georgia.

Amy Bunn & Steve Harder won a 2 night stay at Sands Resort Myrtle Beach, a private resort in peaceful North Myrtle Beach, SC.

Some other prizes from our local SB&G vendors have been given recently as well: Michelle Landin & Justin Crocker won a $50 gift certificate for dinner at any Rocky Top establishment. Jennifer White won a $50 certificate to Caffe Luna in downtown Raleigh. Lauren Troxclair & Adam Marshall received $80 off from Medlin Davis Dry Cleaners.

To enter you & your fiance’s names for our monthly prizes- from beach trips, to limo rides, to dinners around the Triangle, click HERE!

In the photos below: Catherine & her fiance; Amy & Steve; and Lauren & Adam.

Southern Bridal Show & Expo- THIS WEEKEND! (and After Party next week)

Forever Bridal produces the largest-scale bridal shows in the Triangle, and their next event is this Sunday- The Southern Bridal Show & Expo. This is a show you do not want to miss, especially if you are early on in your wedding planning! You will meet with hundreds of the area’s top wedding professionals, see fashion shows, and maybe even win a prize!

Sunday, August 15th, 11:00am-4:00pm at The Jim Graham Building at the NC State Fairgrounds

For more information and to register for this show, please visit

And there is more…

All Southern Bridal Show & Expo attendees are invited to The After Party at Midtown Place

Wednesday, August 18th, 5:00-8:00PM

Midtown Place is where the Forever Bridal offices are located, as well as several other excellent wedding professionals. Stop in for a snack and a drink to celebrate your engagement and continue to explore your wedding vendor options. To register for this After Party event, please visit or call 919.341.0717.

Vintage is In!

Bel Canto Designs is a jewelry company that caters to the new vintage chic look that is so popular in weddings today. Their specialty is acquiring vintage jewelry pieces from the 1940’s through 1960’s and fashioning them into hair combs, necklaces, earrings and bracelets for brides and their wedding parties. Almost every piece is a one-of-a-kind item, but they also have some “vintage-inspired” lines which are made with new materials – these can be great for matching bridesmaid sets. Bel Canto’s owner, Mari Palmer, has an eye for collecting stand-out pieces – whether it is a broach that she turns into a headpiece, or a few gems that she molds together to create one necklace. She also is happy to design new jewelry out of personal or family pieces that you bring to her.

Below are some images from a Bel Canto photoshoot to give you a preview of some of the beautiful work they do. Visit their Website to see more jewelry!


Created with Admarket’s flickrSLiDR.

Photos are by Davis Palmer. Liz Perniciaro styled the hair. Models: Joy Perniciaro, Caroline Miller & Avieanna Dantzler.