Monthly Archives:: March 2012

New Real Wedding Feature: Umstead Union

A new real wedding feature is online today. This Cary wedding took place at The Umstead Hotel & Spa, with a team of Southern Bride & Groom vendors including photographer Neil Boyd, Sweet Memories Bakery and Bernard’s Formalwear.

Friends since high school, Bridgette and Nick began dating long-distance after college, and now the pair have ended up in Raleigh. Read the story of their wedding by visiting the Bridgette & Nick Wedding Feature!

To submit your own wedding, click the “Feature My Wedding” button at the bottom of the Real Weddings Page.

Altar Ego: A Fashion Show

This is an exciting week for anyone in Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill who LOVES fashion!

Altar Ego Fashion is an event that Tre Bella Bridal has been producing for several years (see photos from past event HERE). It is a showcase of bridal, bridesmaid, menswear, and general boutique fashion in our Raleigh-Durham area.

This year’s event will be THIS SATURDAY, March 31, at the Washington Duke Inn in Durham. The event (6pm-11pm) will be a full evening of entertainment – with inspirational themed table displays, food & drinks, and even a live swing band! The culmination will of course be an unforgettable fashion show. CLICK HERE FOR YOUR TICKETS TO THIS EVENT!

Southern Bride & Groom is a proud sponsor of Altar Ego Fashion. We were thrilled to appear today on NBC-17’s My Carolina Today, at Tre Bella’s bridal salon in Durham, to show off a couple of examples of bridal trends you will see this weekend, and to discuss the Altar Ego Fashion event!

SB&G and Tre Bella on NBC-17’s My Carolina Today

Southern Bride & Groom is excited to announce that we’ll be on NBC-17’s My Carolina Today this Monday, March 26. The program is on NBC-17 at 11am. Please tune in and watch!

We did a special shoot at Tre Bella Bridal in Durham this week, with Sharon Delaney, and showed a couple of the trendiest bridal gowns of the 2012 season.

Sharon and SB&G have something in common – we are both a part of Tre Bella’s fashion event, Altar Ego, which will take place at the Washington Duke Inn on Saturday, March 31. This will be a full evening of entertainment – with food, drinks, live music, inspirational table displays, and best of all, a fashion show! This will include bridal, bridesmaid and menswear attire, as well as local designers and boutique clothing. It will be an evening to remember. Get your tickets HERE!

Solas Raleigh Event Showcase

Solas, one of Raleigh’s hottest nightclubs, restaurants and wedding venues, is hosting an Event Showcase on Wednesday, March 28 from 6-8PM.

SB&G will be there, and giving away a special prize! RSVP to ASAP!

Beauty and the Bull hosts SpaFinder’s Wellness Week Opening

Downtown Durham’s hot new event space/ medi-spa, Beauty and the Bull Urban Spa, is hosting a FREE Spa Party this Saturday, March 24. This will be the launch of SpaFinder’s Wellness Week.

Meet some Durham wedding pros, including A Swanky Affair and Tre Bella Bridal, while learning lessons about how to throw a spa party (Beauty and the Bull Spa just happens to be the perfect location for such an event!), and other tricks to help get that wedding-day glow!

SB&G Discusses its 25 Years on UNC-TV

SB&G appeared on UNC-TV’s program “North Carolina Now” in January to discuss our 25th Anniversary that is taking place in 2012, along with wedding trends, and what you can find inside our annual publication. Here again, we are happy to share that segment – this time we have just our clip from that show. Enjoy!

A big thanks to UNC-TV for hosting us!

Altar Ego: Durham Bridal Fashion Show

Altar Ego, the Triangle’s hottest fashion show of the year brought to us by Tre Bella Inc, is quickly-approaching! This is going to be an evening of entertainment at Durham’s most high-end wedding venue, the Washington Duke Inn. Guests will enjoy hors d’oeuvres, cocktails and live music while gazing upon various event-themed table designs. The event will culminate with a fashion show, highlighting bridal, bridesmaid and menswear fashions, and also showing local boutique clothing that can be used for your rehearsal dinner, bridal shower, or honeymoon! Tickets are $35 for the full evening and all drinks, food and fashion are included. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to a local charity, Girls on the Run, so it is a good cause, too!

Here are some photos from the last Altar Ego Event. To buy tickets for this year’s event on Sat, March 31, click HERE!

New Real Raleigh Wedding Feature Up!

There’s a new “Real Wedding Feature” on Southern Bride & Groom’s website today!

This is a super cute and creative wedding for two dance pros who found each other onstage and have now made their partnership a lifelong one!

Sally Oakley of Sally Oakley Personalized Wedding Planning put together a wonderful team of vendors for this event, including some of SB&G’s family- Saint Mary’s Chapel, Triangle Catering, Island Sound DJ & Video, and of course Luster Studios, who documented the day beautifully.

Read the full story and enjoy Luster’s photos HERE!


Lazaro Trunk Show at Victorian Rose Bridals

Victorian Rose Bridals is hosting a Lazaro Trunk show today, tomorrow and Saturday!

There are still some appointments left, so call now to be sure you get the chance to try on one of these stunning designer gowns at a discounted price! Call 919.833.1898 to make your appointment. Victorian Rose Bridals is located at 122 Glenwood Avenue in Raleigh.