Monthly Archives:: October 2011

SB&G Winner!

Congrats to our Triangle Bridal Showcase prize winners! Kelly and Wes won a 3 night getaway to Jekyll Island Club Hotel. They are getting married in June 2012 at The Carolina Inn in Chapel Hill. Congrats to the happy couple!

SB&G will be drawing its November prizes this week, so if you have not registered with SB&G yet, sign up HERE for our newsletter and to be in the running for our monthly prizes!

Autumn Orange Wedding Colors

Looking for the perfect accent color for your fall wedding? In honor of Halloween, we”ve put together some fabulous orange inspiration for you!

Orange was a huge trend on the fashion runways this year and it is making its way to weddings, too! Whether its bold orange bouquets, a unique get-away or a cozy bonfire, orange comes in all shades and shapes to fit perfectly into your wedding.

Photos clockwise (beginning in upper left corner): Azul Images, Luster Studios, Azul Images, Luster Studios, Image Mill, Swank Photo Studio


Get Your Tickets Now for Next Weekend”s Bridal Show!

The Triangle Bridal Showcase

Sheraton Chapel Hill Hotel

Sunday, October 23, 2011, 1-5pm

This fall show, which is presented annually by Forever Bridal, will be at the newly-renovated Sheraton Chapel Hill for the first time. You will be delighted by the attention to detail showcased by the wedding professionals from Durham, Chapel Hill and beyond. Enjoy roaming bridal and groom fashion previews from all of today’s hot designers. SB&G will be at the event with our current magazine, and offering a special vacation giveaway to the girls who register with us at the show! To join us, purchase your on-line tickets now!

And while you’re at it, go ahead and save the date for The Wedding Show, the area’s biggest bridal event of the year. It will be at the beautiful Raleigh Convention Center on January 27-28, 2012. Friday the 27th the show will be from 4-9pm,and Saturday the 28th,the show will be from 10am-4pm.

“Rockin” Raleigh Romance

Cristina Hobbs and Kyle Hanlin met at O’Malley’s in Raleigh in 2006, and within months were joined at the hip, happy in love! Years down the road, Kyle planned a Chapel Hill proposal using their best friend’s son, Franklin, as bait to lure Cristina unsuspectingly to the Coker Arbouretum for an afternoon visit. Franklin and his parents never arrived, but Cristina quickly forgot about that when Kyle suddenly dropped to one knee and proposed.

Cristina and Kyle began planning their wedding for summer 2011. They only visited a couple of venues before checking out Solas, one of Raleigh’s hottest night clubs and event venues. They weren’t two steps out of Solas when Cristina said, “This is the place.”

Kyle says,“Along with our venue,the best decision we made was hiring Sally Oakley to be our wedding coordinator. She really brought a calm to Cristina’s mind and was very thorough.”

Sally helped Cristina and Kyle bring their lime green and black color scheme to life. Their stunning floral arrangements were complemented with details such as mini cupcakes and a candy bar. This couple values rock music and has spent a lot of time going to concerts together, so made the event personalized by incorporating “Rock N Roll” into their wedding music and vibe.

This rockin” couple currently resides in Raleigh. Kyle is the Manager of Media Relations/Broadcast Coordinator for the Carolina Hurricanes, and Cristina is a New Home Consultant for Lennar at their flagship community in Raleigh. Congrats to the newlyweds!

Wedding & Reception Location: Solas

Wedding Planner: Sally Oakley Personalized Wedding Planning

Bridal Gown: Alexia’s Bridal Boutique – Vera Wang

Photographer: Kevin Milz Photography

Florist: Kelly Odom Flowers

Cake: Cinda’s Creative Cakes

Rentals: CE Rentals

Guest Accommodations: Marriott Raleigh City Center

Triangle NACE Fall Membership Drive

Throughout the month of October, Triangle NACE is are running a membership drive. New members will receive $100 savings off the annual fee, and returning members (over 3 months lapsed) will receive a savings of $50.

Being a member, of NACE is a great opportunity to give your business a competitive edge and company representatives the opportunity to network with some of our industry’s leading vendors. Our Triangle chapter also offers fabulous educational components at each meeting, in which our members are able to learn from leading figures in the catering and event community. SB&G has been a part of NACE for 10 years, and we have found it a fabulous way to get involved with our local event community, and to stay abreast of new catering and event trends.

Join online at using the code: FALL2011 to save on your annual membership!

Don”t forget to sign up for next week”s Chapter Event which is at The Great Room at Top of the Hill, a new beautiful event space in Chapel Hill. Since Top O” specializes in their own brews, this will be all about beer- with an educational component about beer making and pairing. You”ll also get the chance to hear from our 2012 Executive Board candidates. This event is a must- to register visit Triangle NACE.

‘Bailey Box Moments’ Video Contest

Bailey’s Fine Jewelry is currently accepting submissions to its Bailey Box Moments Video Contest. Until Wednesday, Nov. 30, patrons can submit videos that capture genuine heartfelt moments when giving or receiving a Bailey Box. Three winners will be selected from all entries to each receive a grand prize of $1,000 from Bailey’s Fine Jewelry.

In addition to the $1,000 prize for the three selected winners, winners of the contest may have their videos featured in a Bailey’s Fine Jewelry commercial, on the official Bailey’s Fine Jewelry website, blog or YouTube page.

So if your special someone deserves a gift, get your video camera ready and get cracking on your film- it could really pay off! For complete details of the Bailey Box Moments Video Contest, please visit