Monthly Archives:: May 2011

Vintage Accents for Wedding Hair

Everyone dreams of a fairytale wedding, but how can you make your wedding classic and unique? Try not to limit yourself to the usual up-do or loose locks while walking down the isle. Parisian inspired looks with vintage accents can put a spin on any bride’s style.

These looks featured by SB&G, show just a few ways to bring vintage Parisian luxury to any wedding. Jewelry and hair-accessories add that little extra something. Want to try this style? A few of our favorite salons are Bella Trio Day Spa, Douglas Carroll Salon and Make-Up for Your Day. For this and help with your accessories visit our Beauty and Health page.

The Scoop on the SB&G Vendor Event

Thanks to everyone who came out for Southern Bride & Groom’s customer appreciation event a couple weeks ago. It is our pleasure to give back to our clients by throwing an annual networking event. It is always a great time where the fabulous wedding professionals who advertise with SB&G can make new connections, while kicking back with some food and drink! It also gives us a great opportunity to showcase a venue, as well as several of the professionals that are a part of SB&G. A special thanks to the following:

Solas was the perfect party spot! We worked with their new Event Coordinator, Lauren DeAlto, to select the tasty horsd’oeuvres and beverages we all enjoyed, and the look of the 2nd floor & patio of Solas.

Fresh Affairs, as usual, went above and beyond to create a stunning floral look for the evening. Lyn Graves and Michael Whaley’s arrangements were different in each section of the room, but unified by similar tropical themes and splashes of color.

Sugarland of course brought the sugar! Katrina Ryan’s sweets never disappoint. Their famous gelato bar was in full effect, and there was also an assortment of delicous cupcakes.

Spin provided the DJ services throughout the evening. Through the networking time, Ryan Pflumm and Allen Smith kept the mood chill, but as the evening went on they used their skills to turn social hour into a dance party. Thanks for staying late to keep the crowd happy!

Paper Cafe‘s Stacey Motley created the lovely invitations,as well as the menu cards for the evening.

Classic Party Rentals provided the vibrant orange & yellow linens which helped create a festive mood.

Neil Boyd Photography helped us out by taking some photographs to document the event! Please enjoy some of our favorite photographs below- all of them are by Neil Boyd Photography except the bottom two rows,which were contibuted by Rev. Barbara Lodge.

Quintessentials Holds Theodosia Jewelry Trunk Show

Quintessentials is holding a trunk show for Theodosia Jewelry on Thursday, May 12 from noon-7pm.

Quintessentials is a boutique tabletop, linens & gifts store with a high end boutique china registry as well as countless bridal and grooms gifts, located in North Hills Shopping Center, Raleigh. Find your complete bridal look at this show, and sign up for a unique registry while you are at it! 

Inspirational Photos- Spring Yellows!l

Yellow has been one of the hottest colors for the past couple of years, and it seems to only be picking up steam lately- all of the bridal magazines and blogs are screaming it- YELLOW! There is a reason for this- yellow represents the sun and correlates with springtime and happiness. It is a prime color and can serve as the perfect accent to almost any color, or can make a bold statement by serving as your main color choice for wedding decor.

Usually a wedding’s color palate consists of 3-4 colors, two of those colors being the “main” colors and the other colors as accents. Create an elegant look with silver, white and yellow; drama by going with yellow and black or navy; a soft and romantic aura touch by adding pale yellows to your pink theme; or a fresh feel with yellow, coral and green. Add to your theme by using yellow foods- lemons to spruce up your centerpieces for example, or a lemonade specialty cocktail.

I personally am biased towards yellow because that was my pick for my main color in my own April wedding. I was kind to my bridesmaids by selecting a grassy green for their dresses, as I suspected most of them would look better in that color (its a little early for deep tans in April!). I’ll create a full blog about my own wedding decor at another time, but for now enjoy the collage below, of several different ways to style your wedding day with a focus on yellow or even just a splash of it.