It’s Wedding Feature Wednesday at Southern Bride & Groom! Today, we’re sharing Travis and Lindsay’s sweet, Southern Garden Wedding in Taylorsville, NC, at the bride’s grandparents’ home. Thanks to Sunderwirth Photography for the beautiful images!
Travis and Lindsay met in Downtown Raleigh when they were both out with friends. Travis literally ran into Lindsay, and the two were inseparable! Two and a half years later, he proposed while they were visiting Lindsay’s family. He popped the question in the same garden where they’d eventually tie the knot!
Lindsay knew at a young age that she wanted to wed in her grandparents’ wooded garden. The towering trees and lush moss made for an extremely sweet Southern setting, perfect for the couple’s rustic garden theme.
Ceremony & Reception Location: Bride’s Grandparents’ home in Taylorsville, NC
Caterer: Sisters II Catering
Photographer: Sunderwirth Photography
Videographer: Darling Jill Videography
Bridal Gown: Allure Bridals
Florist: Wildflowers Florals and Country Road Greenhouse
Cake: Sisters II Catering
Reception Music: Schrum Sound DJ
Rentals and Lighting: Classic Event Rental
The holiday season is officially upon us, and that means winter weddings are, too! Coordinating events that fall close to major holidays can be difficult, but having a December wedding doesn’t mean your color palette must be restricted to traditional reds and greens – we love this winter wedding silver tablescape from Fresh Affairs. The platinum styling oozes classic elegance and wintery-charm, and makes for a breathtaking overall display.
Fresh Affairs designed this stunning tablescape for our 2012 Floral Shoot at The Carolina Inn. Silver and platinum details are carried throughout the linens, china, chairs (including the custom skirts) and, of course, the floral décor. The billowy hydrangeas are entwined with platinum vines, and the chandelier is hung with cascading white orchids and silver leaves.
Gown: Lana Addison Bridal
Hair & Makeup: Bella Trio Day Spa
Linen, chair skirts, napkin detail & chargers: Fresh Affairs
Chameleon barstools, ruched chair covers at table head & glassware: Classic Party Rentals
Menu: Paper Cafe
Photographer: Photography by Walters & Walters
Pantone has officially announced the Color of the Year for 2014, and the winner is Radiant Orchid! This gorgeous hue is a shade of deep fuchsia with pink and purple undertones, which Pantone said is “a captivating, magical purple” that “inspires confidence and emanates great joy, love and health.”
The shade is a vibrant pop of color that pairs beautifully with just about any neutral – from steel grays and silvers, to soft ivories and golds – and also with ombre hues in the purple and pink color families. The flexibility is perfect for weddings and events throughout every season of the year! Though bright, Radiant Orchid is a surprisingly versatile color that can be worn by both men and women of all skin tones.
Shades of purple have been popping up throughout the wedding world this year, and we can’t wait to see what designers, planners, and of course, brides, do with this fantastic new color! Here’s some Radiant Orchid inspiration to get you started.
For more inspiration about incorporating this regal color into your every day life (and your wedding day!), check out our Radiant Orchid Inspiration Pinterest board.
It’s Wedding Feature Wednesday at Southern Bride & Groom! Today, we’re thrilled to share Tara and Gregory’s summery Real Durham NC Wedding at Duke Gardens, with beautiful photos from Casey Rose Photography.
Tara and Gregory met when she dropped by a Mexican restaurant for a quick bite to eat. He was sitting with his son Nigel, and when Tara sat down to eat, he struck up a conversation. They chatted for a while, and Greg asked for her number before she left. He took her to the Philadelphia Art Museum a few nights later, and the two have been inseparable ever since!
Greg proposed at a concert last in Philly last year. Right before the show started, he got down on one knee and popped the question right in the middle of a sea of people. When Tara said yes, everyone applauded!
The pair wanted a destination wedding, and decided on North Carolina, since Tara is a Duke alum. They settled on Duke Gardens for a beautiful, small July wedding, and Amanda Scott of A Swanky Affair helped Tara and Greg plan their Durham wedding from afar. With a summery color palette of robin’s egg blue, silver and white, the couple wed in a classy, intimate affair.
The duo also used a slew of other members of the SB&G Family to help bring their big day dreams to life, including: Sugarland, Tre Bella Flowers, ShutterBooth, Island Sound Video, American Party Rentals, The Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club, and CE Rental. Tara said the print version of SB&G was her “bible” for the wedding planning process!
Wedding Location: Duke Gardens
Rehearsal Dinner: Piazza Italia
Wedding Planner: Amanda Scott of A Swanky Affair
Bridal Gown: Pronovias from Van Cleve Bridal Pavilion in Paoli, PA
Bridesmaids Dresses: Kate Spade
Men’s Formalwear: Joseph A. Bank
Hair & Makeup: Suede the Salon
Photographer: Casey Rose Photography
Videographer: Island Sound & Video
Florist: Tre Bella Flowers
Invitations: Chick Invitations
Ceremony & Reception Musicians: Joe Bunn DJ Company
Party Rentals: American Party Rentals and CE Rental
Guest Accommodations: The Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club
Wedding Favors: ShutterBooth
It’s that time again! Today, we’re announcing our December giveaways, including a Facebook contest to win free custom save the dates from PULP!
To celebrate the newest edition of SB&G (which will be debuting soon!), PULP — the new, one-of-a-kind wedding invitation resource for DIY couples — is giving away free custom save the dates with matching envelopes to one lucky couple! This amazing prize includes 100 custom-designed save the dates and 100 matching envelopes. Paper, printing, and design are all included! To enter, simply write on SB&G’s Facebook wall and tag PULP by 11:59pm on Saturday, December 7th! One winner will be chosen at random and announced the following week!
This month, we’re also giving away:
-A $100 gift certificate to 18 Seaboard, an award-winning contemporary American grill in Raleigh.
-A $100 gift card to Cafe Parizade in Durham that serves Mediterranean-inspired cuisine.
-A $50 gift certificate to Bella Trio Day Spa in Durham – the perfect place to get a fantastic new hairdo or relaxing massage.
Be sure to register with us to qualify for the prizes we are doling out this month, and every month!
We absolutely adore this bright and colorful Candy Crush inspired bridal shower shoot from Kelley Kennedy of Teacup Floral. It’s so different than the muted, rustic-chic style shoots that are so popular, and we love the fresh take on bold color!
Everyone has played (and become addicted to!) the game Candy Crush, or at least knows someone who has. Teacup Floral decided to take the modern popularity of the game and mix it with the traditional elegance of a surprise bridal shower. The design team took easily-recognizable elements from the game, like the rolling hills, the Yeti, and the colorful confections and worked them into an elegant affair. The result was an over-the-top, vibrant display of color — and of course, sugar — that is sure to delight brides who have a playful side or love for all things whimsical.
Just remember, when it comes to your wedding events, the sky is the limit! You can take inspiration from anything and everything to make your big day and the events surrounding it uniquely you.
Photographer: Andrew Kennedy Photography
Event Coordinator/Floral Artist: Kelley Kennedy of Teacup Floral
Event Coordinator/Stationery Designer: Adger Rothwell of Sealed With Appeal
Hair & Makeup: Gloss
Venue: River Ridge Golf Club, Raleigh NC