Monthly Archives:: February 2011

Wedding Invitation Showcase at The Merry Martini Paper & Gifts

Thursday, March 3, 5:00-8:00pm

The Merry Martini

Sutton Station, 5826 Fayetteville Road, Suite 105, Durham

Stop in at The Merry Martini, Durham’s most fab invitation and gift boutique, to view the newest trends in wedding invitations and preview the latest sample collections. Each attendee will receive a $50 voucher towards a wedding invitation, save the date, or other paper product of their choice, and an opportunity to win a $500 gift certificate towards a custom wedding invitation suite. Champagne and light bites will be served. Registration is limited, so email or call 919.544.8491 to secure your spot.

The Merry Martini will be presenting wedding collections from Crane & Company,William Arthur,Vera Wang, Martha Stewart, Coral by Dauphine Press, Prentiss Douthit, Envelopments, Delphine Press, The Happy Envelope Page, and Rita Renning.

Whether you are looking for flat printing, thermography, engraving or letterpress, The Merry Martini has collections that cover a wide range of styles and price points. The Merry Martini can help you create the wedding invitation that represents you and sets the tone for your event. They are also happy to help you with other details for your wedding, such as programs, menus, wedding favors, gift tags, napkins, personalized ribbon, welcome baskets and more.

TBA”s “A Happy Affair” Meet & Mingle Wedding Event

Triangle Bridal Association will be hosting its 2nd Annual “A Happy Affair” Meet & Mingle Event this Thursday at the prestigious North Ridge Country Club, from 5:30pm-8:30pm.

Whatever stage of your wedding plan you are currently immersed in, attending wedding events is a quick and easy way to get a chunk of your planning done quickly and efficiently. This event is for both brides, and members of the TBA. This will be a great opportunity to network with event professionals, and perhaps even will a prize.

Admission is FREE, but you must register to attend.

Bride-to-Be & Mother”s Tea at The King”s Daughters Inn

Date: Sunday, March 6th Time: 2:00 – 4:00 PM Price: $15.00

Treat yourself to a Mother – Daughter afternoon tea at the The King’s Daughters Inn. While enjoying your hot tea, freshly baked scones and muffins in the elegant dining room, you will have the opportunity to view some of the beautiful gowns from Tre Bella Bridal, which specializes in high-end bridal fashion.

For the brides, Tre Bella Bridal will handpick their favorite gowns to showcase. The gowns will also be accessorized, so brides that have already chosen their gown, can get ideas on how to make their gown unique. For the mothers, Tre Bella Bridal will have on display the latest fashions from the Siri Collection.

To make this a relaxed setting, all of the Bridal gowns and Mother of the Bride outfits will be on mannequins to view at your leisure. One of the Tre Bella owners will be on hand to answer any questions about the collections.

The King’s Daughters Inn is a 17 room luxury Inn located in the historic Trinity Park neighborhood of Durham. The Dining Room as well as the Parlor and Brodie Duke Hall make a wonderful venue for rehearsal dinners, bridal luncheons and farewell brunches.

It”s Finally Here- BRIDAL BUZZ is This Sunday – Don”t Miss it!!!

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!”

Admission is $15. For more information,visit

The Sutherland”s Wedding Showcase- this Saturday!

Saturday, February 19, 11am-4pm

The Sutherland-13371 Wake Union Church Road, Wake Forest

This Saturday, visit The Sutherland Estate & Gardens in Wake Forest. At this complimentary event, you will have the chance to tour the beautiful house and grounds of The Sutherland, one of the most beautiful settings for a wedding in the Triangle. You will also sample culinary delights from the area’s top caterers while mingling with some of the finest local floral designers, musicians, DJs, cake bakers, photographers, videographers and more. Southern Bride & Groom Magazine is proud to work with The Sutherland and our magazines will be available,also complimentary.

RSVP to Ashlee Adams.

Congrats to SB&G’s February Winners

Congratulations to Madison Rochford and Blake Gaulden, who won a 4 day/3 night stay at the Jekyll Island Club Resort this month. Maddie entered the contest at The Carolina Inn Bridal Fair last month. She and Blake will be getting married this August at The Cotton Room.

Allison Wooters and Matt Spell received a $100 gift certificate to Parizade in Durham. Allison and Matt are getting married at the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University in July. 

Selena Helms and Stephen Reece won a $50 gift cerficiate to Caffe Luna in Raleigh.

Carmen Pearson won a $100 gift certificate to Bella Trio Day Spa in Durham. Carmen is marrying Melvin Thomas at the University Club this year.