Monthly Archives:: April 2012

SB&G 25th Anniversary Customer Party

Southern Bride & Groom is celebrated its 25th Anniversary as the Triangle’s favorite bridal resource with our wonderful family of partners and advertisers last week at Top of the Hill’s new event venue, The Great Room.

In honor of the anniversary, we had a surprise 1987 theme – the year that SB&G was first published! When guests arrived, they were greeted with a table of neon 80’s accessories such as scrunchies, jelly bracelets and fanny packs. Island Sound created a video montage of some classic 80’s wedding movies, which played silently in the background as their DJ, Frankie Hagan, played 80’s tunes all evening.

University Florist‘s brightly colored pinks & purple floral arrangements popped off of the bright-colored linens from Classic Party Rentals. Guests enjoyed hors ‘dourves including Top O‘s famous shrimp n’ grits, and of course, their amazing selection of beers. An assortment of finger sized delectable desserts were provided by Sugarland.

The Green Kangaroo created paper products for the event, including colorful timeline invitations which marked some of the milestones in SB&G’s history. A Southern Soiree helped us plan the event and all the 80’s extras, and Brian Mullins Photography documented the details and fun. Below is an assortment of photos from the “totally awesome” party!

Thank you to everyone who made this party happen, to everyone who attended, and to all of the SB&G Family! We are so proud to work with the Triangle’s finest wedding professionals!



SB&G’s April Honeymoon Winners

Southern Bride & Groom had a great day at Forever Bridal’s Southern Bridal Show & Expo this past Sunday. It was a day of fashion, fun, food… and prizes for our local Raleigh-Durham brides.

We selected two winning couples this week and are giving out two seaside getaways.

Danielle and Jerry won a 3-night stay to the Jekyll Island Club Hotel, a castle-like historic resort off the coast of Georgia. Danielle and Jerry are getting married next April at the Grand Marquise Ballroom.DanielleJerry

Amy and Mike won a 2-night trip to Sands Resort North Myrtle Beach. This couple will be wed in Durham at the King’s Daughters Inn.


Golf-Themed Wedding Feature

Golf fan, anyone? This pro golfer and event professional found everything they wanted out of a wedding venue at Raleigh, NC’s TPC at Wakefield Plantation – ambiance, food, and golf!

They had fun with the golf theme, along with the help of their event planner, Erin McLean; their florist, Tre Bella; and TPC’s Event Director Jaclyn Parks. Brian Mullins Photography captured the creativity in his beautiful photography.

For a slideshow of more images, and Jenn & Chris’s love story, visit their wedding feature.

To submit your own wedding for feature consideration, visit our Real Weddings Page.


Wedding Bells and Sea Shells

If you’re looking
for an intimate affair, local NC beach weddings are an excellent option. They also serve as a fabulous and affordable destination for NC couples in the Triangle, Triad, Mountain or Charlotte areas. The beach offers a
beautiful view, nice accommodations for guests and a day to remember. 

The beachy accents are what make a beach wedding unique. If
you’re looking for ideas try to include what your venue offers, like starfish,
sea shells and fun in the sun.

Whether you’re thinking a destination wedding or a local
affair, check out Southern Bride and Groom for ideas and news.

Photos by Bella Rose Photography

April SB&G Winners

Southern Bride & Groom has given out its April prizes- congrats to this month’s winners!

Danielle Raymond and Daniel Lee won a seating scroll from Maria Scheel Invitations & More. Danielle & Dan are getting married at the Prestonwood Country Club in 2013.

Tammy Brooks and her fiance Gregory won a gift certificate to Caffe Luna in Raleigh; they will be married at the Crabtree Marriott.

Sarah Lawson and her fiance Matt received a gift certificate to Cafe Parizade in Durham.

To enter into our monthly prize drawings, register on our Giveaways Page.

Hudson Manor hosts Kentucky Derby Party

The Hudson Manor Estate in conjunction with the NC Horse Council Foundation will be hosting their
1st Annual Kentucky Derby Party

The Hudson Manor Estate
May 5th 2012   3:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Delicious fare and Libations
Lawn Games, Raffles & prizes
Live Dixieland band
Fabulous Hats & fashions
Huge Screen to watch the “ 138th Run for the Roses”   for tickets
Contact Melissa Cogliati for more informaiton at 919-219-9139.


Raleigh Wedding Show: Southern Bridal Show & Expo

Its that time of year again! Forever Bridal’s second big wedding show of the year is coming up next week.

The Southern Bridal Show & Expo is Sunday, April 22 from 11:00am-4:00pm at the Jim Graham Building of the NC State Fairgrounds in Raleigh.

This bridal show is an annual event which showcases over 150 Triangle wedding experts who will inspire you. Enjoy hourly wedding fashion previews from the latest trends in bridal and formalwear. Meet and connect with talented Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill wedding venues, caterers, bakeries, photographers, wedding planners, and more!

Southern Bride & Groom will be there handing out our current magazine and offering a special vacation prize giveaway, so be sure to stop by our booth!


Real Chapel Hill Wedding

SB&G is happy to be featuring a pair of childhood neighbors from Chapel Hill who had a beautiful spring wedding at The Carolina Club.

This classic Carolina Blue themed wedding had the help of some of Chapel Hill’s finest wedding professionals – lovely floral design by University Florist, a cake by Sugarland, and beautiful photography by KPO Photo.

Read Jennifer and Brandon’s love story and watch a slideshow of their photos!

To submit your own wedding story and apply for our Couples’ Photo Shoot contest, visit the Real Weddings page, and click on “Feature My Wedding” at the bottom of the page.

SB&G Photo Shoot Contest for Triangle NC Couples

As part of our 25th Anniversary Celebration, Southern Bride & Groom, the Triangle’s leading bridal magazine and resource, is hosting a PHOTO SHOOT CONTEST for REAL RALEIGH-DURHAM-CHAPEL HILL COUPLES!

We are looking for a loving LOCAL couple who is engaged or recently-married. We want to hear your story- how you met, fell in love, and got engaged! We also want to see your on camera chemistry since you’ll be SB&G models for the day!

To be considered for this photo shoot, submit your story via the “FEATURE MY WEDDING” tab at the BOTTOM of the REAL WEDDINGS Page. When submitting, make sure to check “Yes” to the box that asks if you’d like to be considered for the Photo Shoot Contest (one of the last questions). Then, email a few wedding or engagement photos of you and your boo to

Photo below from last year’s couples’ shoot, by Neil Boyd Photography.