Kentucky Derby Themed Wedding and Party Inspiration

Break out your fancy hats and bow ties because this weekend is the Kentucky Derby! Derby Day has become much more than a horse race, everything from the fashion to the food & drink to the fun festivities make it a  perfect themed event no matter where you watch. You can even incorporate Derby themed elements into your wedding, especially if it takes place in the spring or on a farm with horse stables. Take a look at Southern Bride & Groom's... Read More

Navy Blue and Coral Wedding at Raleigh’s Melrose Knitting Mill

It’s Wedding Feature Wednesday at Southern Bride & Groom! Today we’re excited to share Jennifer and Chris' pretty spring navy blue and coral wedding at Raleigh's Melrose Knitting Mill, captured beautifully by Cara of F8 Photo Studios. Chris and Jennifer met working in Sales at Cisco and only saw each other at work-related events for several years before Jennifer decided to make a move to Raleigh and everything changed. She randomly moved into a townhouse that was... Read More

Dramatic and Elegant Wedding Photography by Walters and Walters

This month, we're excited to feature a very special SB&G vendor, Walters & Walters Photography! James Walters captured the stunning image that appears on the Summer/Fall cover of Southern Bride and Groom Magazine, which was just released last week! In fact, James took all the beautiful photographs you see in the floral section of our magazine. James has been fascinated with stopping time with photographs for as long as he can remember. In fact, his first... Read More

Pops of Pink Wedding Flower Inspiration from University Florist

Southern Bride & Groom is excited to share some of our favorite photos, including many not seen in print, from the floral designers featured in our 2016 magazine. In this shoot, University Florist created a splendid sherbet-colored display inside Bay 7 located at American Tobacco Campus in Durham. With sumptuous coral sunset and pink peonies, peach hypericum berries, sea star ferns, hydrangeas, and "pink piano" spray garden roses, this display practically pops of the table! Clusters of... Read More

Industrial Chic Wedding Styled Shoot at Vita Vite in Raleigh

We know it's only still technically spring here in NC, but deep fall colors are always in fashion! We love how they were used in this industrial chic styled shoot at Vita Vite in Raleigh - a new wine bar and art gallery event space located in the Warehouse District of Downtown Raleigh. The inspiration for the design and space came from the desire to honor the industrial feel of the warehouse while incorporating as many natural... Read More

Great Gatsby Wedding for the First Gay Couple to Marry in NC

You might remember the news stories about Chad Biggs and Chris Creech, the first same-sex couple to marry in North Carolina when the legislation passed last October. Almost a year later, on NC Pride day, the couple celebrated their union with a classic wedding ceremony at Melrose Knitting Mill in Raleigh followed by a stylish Gatsby-themed reception at The Cookery in Durham. You can find their wedding featured on the pages of SB&G's 2016... Read More