Monthly Archives:: January 2011

Lose Inches & Wrinkles for your big day at Eminence Day Spa!

You owe it to yourself to look and feel your best as a bride approaching your big day. Check out why Eminence Day Spa has been voted the area’s most unique spa by Cary Living Magazine, featuring revolutionary, inch-losing and wrinke-erasing procedures on the Ion Magnum and Nano Perfector machines.

Mention you saw Eminence Day Spa in Southern Bride & Groom when you schedule an appointment and receive 50% off a series of three Ion Magnum or Nano Perfector treatments. Log on to to read more about the only day spa in North Carolina with these state-of-the-art treatments, along with our bridal party “Spa Days.”

Tre Bella”s Jenny Packham Trunk Show All Weekend!

The Jenny Packham gowns have arrived at Tre Bella Inc. and they are amazing!! They even sent down the stunning Miley gown that Miley Cyrus wore to the last year Oscar’s. There are gowns for every type of bride, but the style that stands out the most is Jenny Packham’s signature vintage look.

The Details –

The Jenny Packham Trunk Show begins today – Friday, January 28th – and will run through Sunday, January 30th. Tre Bella will be taking appointments at their bridal salon in Durham’s West Village on Friday and Saturday. Saturday afternoon starting at 2pm, open hours will begin until 5pm. On Sunday, they will be taking the Trunk Show on the road and heading to Chapel Hill for the Carolina Inn Bridal Fair.

For an appointment or more information, give Tre Bella a call at 919.323.7167 or send an email to

The Carolina Inn Bridal Fair – This Sunday, Jan. 30

Its not too late to register for The Carolina Inn’s Bridal Fair 2011! The event is this Sunday, January 30. All brides are welcome to join in on the fun between 1:00pm – 4:00pm.

One of the most beloved wedding events in the Triangle Area, The Carolina Inn’s Bridal Fair showcases the gorgeous Inn and its many classic event spaces, as well as several of the top local wedding vendors and professionals. Enjoy the festive ambiance of this special event, taste The Carolina Inn’s gourmet food, view couture bridal gowns, peruse the fabulous tabletop designs, and get to know some of the best local vendors.

Southern Bride & Groom will be at the show with our new 2011 magazines. Visit us at the entrance to the Old Well Room to pick up a copy and register for our prize giveaway! For reservations visit the following link HERE.

The photo below is by Azul Photography and shows The Carolina Inn’s beautiful Hill Ballroom:

Everything but the Dress- Create Your Dream Wedding with A Southern Season

“Everything but the Dress” – A Special Bridal Promotion at A Southern Season

201 South Estes Drive- University Mall, Chapel Hill

January 26 through February 9, open 10am-7pm & Fridays until 9pm

Saturday, January 29 and Saturday, February 5– Katie Dunn of La Fête will be doing free 15 minute bridal consultations

Create Your Dream Wedding with the classic Chapel Hill favorite store for just about everything you can imagine, A Southern Season. During upcoming weekends, A Southern Season will have demos featuring their new Executive Chef Ryan Payne and their Pastry Chef/Cake Artist Rhonda Mullen. They have also turned Villa Vietri into a one stop shop for everything a bride needs: Gift Registry, Favors, Flowers, Catering, Custom Cakes, and Event Space for Rehearsal Dinners,Bridal Showers & Receptions. Brides-to-be may enter a drawing to win a Le Creuset Dutch Oven.

Bridal Buzz is Coming- Contact SBG for Free Tix!

Welcome to a Bridal Event like no other…

Dara Blakeley Photography and Alexia’s Bridal Boutique present Bridal Buzz!

Hosted by American Tobacco – Bay 7

Sunday, February 20, 1pm-6pm at Bay 7, Durham

Bridal Buzz will introduce you to the most experienced and creative wedding specialists in our area. Imagine walking down a city street where you find the highest quality boutiques and the most inviting storefronts.  Music fills the air, energy is high, excitement is apparent. This is Bridal Buzz, a wedding event like no other, for the “urban chic bride.”

Relax in the lounge, mingle with the specialists and absorb creative ideas! Southern Bride & Groom is proud to be involved with this spectacular event- we will be there with complimentary copies of our brand new 2011 edition of SB&G, the top wedding planning magazine for the Triangle. We know and love Dara, Alexia, and the staff of Bay 7 and can guarantee you that this event will truly be “The Best of the Best!”

We have a handful of free tickets left so if you are a bride-to-be,contact me at and we will send tickets as long as we have them available!

Admission is $15. For more information,visit

Congrats to SB&G’s Latest Honeymoon Winners!

Jillian Ward and Joshua Stone are the winners of a four day, three night trip to Jekyll Island Club Hotel. Southern Bride & Groom selected these winners out of the brides who entered the contest at The Wedding Show on January 1 & 2. To sign up for our monthly prizes, please register here.

Jillian and Joshua are from Sanford, NC, and will be married on September 1, 2011.

Washington Duke”s Bridal Event: Once in a Lifetime

Sunday, January 16, 12:30-5:00pm

The Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club is hosting its 3rd Annual “Once in a Lifetime” Wedding Workshop and Designer Boutique next week. This event brings together the area’s top designers and vendors as your hosts and workshop leaders for the day. You will have the opportunity to ask questions, learn how to work with your vendors, tour the beautiful Washington Duke’s event spaces, view stunning tabletop ideas, and preview couture runway gowns by Carol Hannah, Melissa Sweet, Angel Sanchez, Junko Yoshioka, Lela Rose and Siri.

Register by January 8 to receive a FREE gift bag valued at $250 with a gift from each wedding professional. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. To sign up, call 919.313.2158 or visit the Website at

Below is a photo of Charlotte-based wedding planning guru Ivy Robinson,speaking with the Washington Duke’s Director of Catering,Diane Tighe, during a question and answer session during last year’s event.