Traditions to Honor Family on Your Wedding Day

It’s natural that many couples want to take extra steps to honor special family members and even the whole clan during their wedding. Sometimes it may be an acknowledgement made to parents or other influential people during the ceremony such as having parents light an altar candle or handing a flower to each mother. Honor can also bestowed on those who are not present because of distance, illness or death, with a mention in the … Read More

Foodie Focused Weddings

In North Carolina, we are lucky to be surrounded by some of the top culinary talent in the county, and luckily for brides, many of those chefs are also linked to the wedding and catering industry.

We are proud of all of the NC Chefs who were recognized in this year’s James Beard Foundation nominations! Special shout out to the SB&G Family Members who made the list: Andrea Reusing of Lantern Restaurant & The Durham Read More

Romantic Rainy Day Wedding at The Merrimon Wynne House

Happy Wedding Wednesday! Just because it’s raining outside doesn’t mean your wedding can’t be romantic, in fact, sometimes a little gray makes the day even more cozy! Take a look at Danielle and Philip’s romantic rainy day wedding at The Merrimon-Wynne House in downtown Raleigh. This wedding was also featured in the 2017 edition of Southern Bride & Groom Magazine. Heart rates were probably reading high when Danielle Ward, an anesthesiologist, and Philip Butler, a … Read More

2017 Bridal Fashion Inspiration from the top NC Wedding Boutiques

SB&G’s bridal fashion shoot captures modern trends in wedding dresses. Two piece gowns, loads of layers, and elegant long-sleeved lace are just some of the looks that are popular for Southern brides in 2017. These looks – which are also showcased in our 2017 magazine – are available from the SB&G preferred bridal boutiques here in NC, so be sure to take note of the designers you like best, and where the gowns can be … Read More

Southern Wedding Inspiration from The Carolina Inn Bridal Showcase

In our world, January means wedding show season! It might be cold outside with an early setting sun, but this is our favorite time of year. Our latest edition of Southern Bride & Groom magazine has just been published, and we get to spend a couple of days each week handing it out and chatting with newly-engaged couples who are just getting started on their wedding planning journey. This is what makes our work feel … Read More

Elegant Ballroom Wedding with Lots of Sparkle

Happy Wedding Wednesday! Today on the blog we’re sharing Jameeka and Chris’ elegant ballroom wedding with lots of sparkle at The Grand Marquise Ballroom in Garner, NC.

After a long day of sight seeing during Jameeka Carrington’s first visit to her future husband’s hometown of Chicago, she was awakened from a cap by her overly anxious love, Christopher Bridgeman, with a proposal. The moment felt like a dream, and indeed, it was a dream come … Read More