2017 Winter Wedding Shows in Raleigh, NC

The holiday season is a popular time for engagements – with family all in one place and festivities already planned, it’s a great time to throw in an extra celebration! And not soon after, the fun of planning beings! It can be overwhelming at first, but luckily, there are a ton of qualified professionals here to help, and you can meet and interact with many of them at the wedding shows taking place this winter … Read More

Elegant and Fun East Carolina Themed Wedding at The Hudson Manor

Julie and Scott met through mutual friends while attending ECU together. They quickly became inseparable and spent the next five years together. Today, we’re sharing their elegant yet super fun East Carolina University (ECU)-themed wedding at The Hudson Manor! They decided to have the wedding in the Raleigh/Triangle area because it was in between both of their home towns. “The Hudson Manor was by far the most beautiful, organized, and affordable all-inclusive venue within … Read More

Wedding Beauty Tips: Eyelash Extensions

You’re knee deep in planning your perfect day. Venue: check! Wedding planner: check! Catering and photographer: check! Now, you’re on to the personal stuff: gown, veil, hair, makeup and…eyelashes? Yes, eyelashes. Who knew there were so many options for that bright-eyed, bushy-tailed bridal look? Jennifer Buenviaje, co-owner and lash stylist at Makeup for Your Day, is here to give you the lowdown on the hottest trend in bridal beauty – semi-permanent eyelash extensions.Photo: … Read More

For Perfect Wedding Weather, Bury the Bourbon

In the South, we have all sorts of unique sayings, superstitions, and traditions. Many brides choose to honor their southern heritage by including one or a handful of quirky or fun Southern traditions during their wedding planning and big day.

The ominous possibility of rain on your wedding day (or even a hurricane wedding!) is enough to cause any bride to take a few extra measures in hopes that the sun will shine brightly … Read More

Bridal Designer Spotlight: Austin Scarlett Atelier

Couture Wedding Fashion at Alexia’s Bridal in Raleigh NC

“Project Runway” devotees will remember Austin Scarlett and his theatrical styles from the show’s original season. But Austin’s fashion career started far before his reality TV fame, and has taken off in the years since. After serving as Creative Director at Kenneth Pool for several years, he debuted his own bridal collection in 2012. Each year his craftsmanship has evolved, and today he is regarded among … Read More

Chapel Hill Wedding at Top of the Hill for a UNC couple

Cole and Kristina met at UNC where Cole was in the a cappella group, the Clefhangers. Even though Cole left NC to move to CA following graduation, they had a strong long distance relationship for three years before getting engaged and looking forward to the day they’d both live in the same state (currently residing in CA).

Cole took Kristina along on a business trip to London in 2015. During dinner at the Aqua Shard, … Read More