Wedding Dress Trends from Charleston Fashion Week 2016

Charleston Fashion Week Spun Gold and See-Through Lace Take the Runway

Individuality, figure-revealing clothing and departure from tradition are growing norms in today’s culture, and this is starting to show up in the luxurious world of bridal fashion too.

Where once upon a time, formal white ball gowns ruled wedding day fashion, today’s bridal gowns are moving in other directions. This, if anything, was the theme of the 2016 Charleston Spring Bridal Show.

You never know what … Read More

Hiring the Best Wedding Musician or Band for Your NC Wedding

Eryn Jones Fuson

Live music brings a certain beauty, majesty and emotional energy to weddings that recordings just can’t replicate, and wedding music goes far beyond the traditional wedding march. Music for the ceremony could be a classical favorite or perhaps even an instrumental version of a favorite modern song.

Harpists and instrumental music is also widely popular and an elegant addition to your ceremony and cocktail hour. Couples may also consider having live music or an acoustic … Read More

Luxurious Downtown Raleigh Wedding at The Stockroom at 230

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Happy Wedding Wednesday! Today, we’re thrilled to share Samantha and Tim’s luxurious downtown Raleigh wedding at The Stockroom at 230, complete with stunning portraits in The Glass Box – the venues’s onsite bridal suite.

Samantha and Tim met at Landmark bar in Raleigh, which might seem like a typical spot to meet someone, but the fact that the two of them were there together was pretty rare since Samantha doesn’t drink much or frequent … Read More

Wedding Dress Fashion in Wilmington at The Wedding Dress Shoppe and Coastal Knot


Southern Bride and Groom featured two of the NC’s coast’s best bridal boutiques in our 2016 magazine’s wedding dress fashion shoot held at the 21c Museum Hotel in Durham. All images were taken by the talented Dara Blakeley Photography.

The Wedding Dress Shoppe

The Wedding Dress Shoppe was created by Alan Perry of Perry’s Emporium with a passion for providing a fresh approach to the Wilmington bridal experience. Each of the designers has been … Read More

Wedding Budget Breakdown

Raleigh NC photography shoots classic white bouquet Planning for Average Wedding Costs in North Carolina

You’ve dreamed about all the fun aspects of your wedding, but now you need to figure out how much they’ll cost. The first step of wedding planning – before you can even select a venue or a planner – is to create a budget.

The average cost for a wedding is just over $30,000 in the Triangle Area of North Carolina. But whether your wallet is tightly … Read More

Artistic Wedding Images by Raleigh Photographer Joe Payne

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Joe Payne is a Raleigh-based wedding and portrait photographer, but his experience spans all over the world! He was born and raised in the UK and spent seven years living in Spain before moving to the USA in 1999. He studied History of Art and Hispanic Studies at the University of Liverpool and from there, took a career in publishing and media design and before transitioning into photography. He brings a keen artistic eye to … Read More