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It’s Wedding Feature Wednesday at Southern Bride & Groom! Today, we’re excited to share Deniz and Robbie’s beautiful summer wedding at Duke Gardens in Durham, NC, with stunning photos from Joe Payne Photography.
Deniz and Robbie met during their morning commute from New Jersey into New York City. Robbie struck up a conversation and after exchanging emails, the two began talking. They later exchanged numbers, and have been inseparable ever since!
Two years after meeting, Robbie proposed to Deniz in Turkish while they took the very same bus to work. The couple planned a gorgeous summer wedding at Duke Gardens, with simple, elegant details. Since they were planning from afar, they wanted to choose vendors who were skilled in several areas. They selected Catering Works to provide their flowers, food, cake, and even party rentals. Deniz said that Kelli from Catering Works was “such a wonder! She made it so easy for me!”
The bride took inspiration from the beautiful gardens and from her wedding dress. Deniz’s grandmother is a tailor, and she said as soon as she put on the gown, it reminded her of dresses her grandmother sewed, so she wore it in homage of her, since she wasn’t able to attend the wedding.
Deniz and Robbie still live and work in New Jersey, but will be moving to Durham in May of this year.
Enjoy these stunning photos of Deniz and Robbie’s wedding day, courtesy of Joe Payne Photography.
Wedding Location: Duke Gardens
Bridal Gown: David’s Bridal
Bridesmaids Dresses: After Six by Dessy
Men’s Formalwear: Jos. A. Bank
Photographer: Joe Payne Photography
Florist: Catering Works
Caterer: Catering Works
Cake: Catering Works
Musicians: DJ Lenny Fritts
Party Rentals: Catering Works
It’s Wedding Feature Wednesday at Southern Bride & Groom! Today we’re thrilled to share Lindsay and Shawn’s romantic fall wedding at Prestonwood Country Club, with gorgeous photos from Dara Blakeley Photography.
Lindsay and Shawn met at a pizza parlor in Raleigh – he was working there and caught Lindsay’s eye when she came in with her mom and younger sister. She went back the next day to say hello, and the two exchanged numbers and went on their first date shortly thereafter.
Shawn planned a romantic proposal at one of the couple’s favorite locations, Lake Johnson. Before dinner, Shawn told Lindsay her dad wanted to take some photos of them – which wasn’t out of the ordinary since her father is a professional photographer. He took her to the lake and, after distracting her for a while, proposed while Lindsay’s dad photographed it! Of course, she said yes, and the couple began planning their November wedding.
Lindsay had been looking into wedding venues prior to getting engaged, and Prestonwood Country Club was at the top of her list. The couple booked the venue, and began assembling their “Wedding Dream Team” – which included Sally Oakley and Dara Blakeley Photography – to help them achieve their vision. Sally helped Lindsay and Shawn nail down a color palette of pale pinks, champagne, and creams to complement the venue and their desire of a classic, elegant and timeless wedding. The bride said “Sally really helped make the whole planning process fun and relaxed. She also helped us choose our vendors, and each and every vendor we had was amazing to work with!”
The duo included a unique unity ceremony in their wedding ceremony. They exchanged a white rose with one another as their first gift as a married couple and to symbolize the gift of true love and devotion. At the reception, guests were able to dance the night away to songs they’d requested on the couple’s RSVP cards!
Lindsay and Shawn used the SB&G magazine and website to get inspiration for their wedding day. The bride said “The magazine was very helpful in looking at other weddings and their vendor selections, color palettes, flowers, cakes and dresses! It was a great guide, and the website was a great tool as well.” They ended up selecting several members of the SB&G Family to make their wedding day spectactular, including: Prestonwood Country Club, Dara Blakeley Photography, Robin Renteria, Sally Oakley Personalized Wedding Planning, Tre Bella Bridal, CE Rental and Shutterbooth.
Wedding Location: The Grand Ballroom at Prestonwood Country Club
Minister: Robin Renteria
Wedding Planner: Sally Oakley Personalized Wedding Planning
Bridal Gown: Tre Bella Bridal
Bridesmaids Dresses: J Crew
Men’s Formalwear: Jos. A. Bank
Hair and Makeup: Makeup by Ashley Mooney
Photographer: Dara Blakeley Photography
Florist: Watered Garden
Cake: Prestonwood Country Club
Invitations: The Green Kangaroo
Music: Joe Bunn DJ Company
Rentals: CE Rental
Favors: Shutterbooth and personalized golf balls
Join the prestigious Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University for their first ever Wedding Open House next Thursday, February 27th from 6:00 to 8:00pm!
Attendees will enjoy an evening envisioning a wedding celebration as unique as you are, hear presentations by the museum’s exclusive caterers and event planners on wedding food trends and creative planning tools, and have the chance to explore the museum’s dramatic event space.
Refreshments will be provided. Please RSVP for the Wedding Open House at Nasher Museum of Art online here or by phone at 919-684-3321.
Photo by Azul Photography
Don’t miss The Museum of Life & Science’s Love & Science: A Wedding Expo this Sunday, February 23rd from 11:00am to 2:00pm at the Museum of Life & Science!
Enjoy a special afternoon of love, science, and extraordinary events as the museum staff shows you just how unique your wedding can be — from rehearsals to receptions, the museum has it all! Guests will have the opportunity to take tours of the available event spaces, take an exclusive ride on the museum’s train, sample food from the list of preferred caterers, and meet fabulous local vendors one-on-one. The museum features many exciting attractions and exhibits, like the butterfly conservatory — one of the largest in the world! — the outdoor exhibits for rescued animals, dinosaur trail, and interactive science center.
Registration for the event also includes all-day admission to the museum, so buy your tickets now!
We’re back with the third installment in our series highlighting our talented local florists’ designs from the SB&G 2014 Floral Shoot. Today’s post features a romantic vintage tabletop from Victorian Seasons.
Victorian Seasons is an established Triangle Florist who has been styling stunning floral arrangements for brides in the area since 1993. Victorian Seasons can design eye-catching wedding floral designs for couples of any taste, be it bold and contemporary or soft and romantic, and will also preserve your bouquet after your big day has passed!
For the 2014 Floral Shoot, Victorian Seasons designed a vintage tabletop and bouquet that exuded rustic romance. The display featured gorgeous vintage furniture and details – like the fabric buntings and antique doors – from Simply Put Vintage Rentals, paired with soft arrangements of peonies, dahlias, Queen Anne’s lace and lambs ear. We love the color palette of soft aqua, coral, and ivory!
The sprawling floral display paired beautifully with the exposed brick of Belt Line Station’s outdoor terrace. This color palette and vintage vibe is ideal for a shabby chic spring or summer wedding. Enjoy these photos (some never-before-seen!) of Victorian Seasons’ stunning designs, courtesy of Photography by Walters & Walters.
A huge thanks to the rest of the 2014 Floral Shoot Team, including: Simply Put Vintage Rentals (furniture and accents), Cute Buttons (papers), Bailey’s Fine Jewelry (china and jewelry), Tre Bella Bridal (Modern Trousseau bridal gown), and Bella Trio Day Spa (hair and makeup).
The Wedding Affair at North Hills is quickly approaching! Save the date for the third annual installment of this beautiful event, held Sunday, February 23rd from 1:00 – 4:00pm at the Renaissance Raleigh Hotel in North Hills. This boutique wedding showcase is an intimate event for both brides and grooms-to-be, featuring some of the Triangle area’s top wedding professionals.
While you’re there, you will receive a Bridal Swag Bag and be automatically entered to win fabulous door prizes. Sip on mimosas, enjoy delicious hors d’oeuvres, chat with some of the best vendors in the business, and get inspired for your big day! There will also be a runway show featuring wedding day fashion looks from Traditions by Anna. There will also be a drawing for a free wedding gown!
From ballrooms to bridal gowns and rings to rehearsal dinners, plan the wedding of your dreams at North Hills!
For a full list of vendors who will be at the show, check out the North Hills Wedding Affair website, where you can also RSVP, purchase tickets, and view photos from last year’s event! In honor of Valentine’s Day, enter code TWALOVE at checkout for FREE single admission, valid February 14th – 16th!
It’s Wedding Feature Wednesday at Southern Bride & Groom! Today, we’re thrilled to share Laura and Matt’s gorgeous, summery Real NC Beach Wedding at Shoals Club on Bald Head Island, shot by the talented Theo Milo Photography.
Laura and Matt met through mutual friends while they were undergraduate students at Davidson College. After several years of dating, Laura knew a proposal was on the horizon, but Matt wanted to surprise her. So, on a random Tuesday, cleverly sandwiched between two opportune occasions to pop the question (a family beach trip and a vacation to Boston), Matt led Laura out to their patio. He had spelled out “Will you marry me?” in flowers, and when she turned around, he was on one knee! Matt had arranged for Laura to have the day off from work, and they spent the rest of the afternoon visiting local wineries and sharing the good news with their friends and family.
The bride grew up visiting Bald Head Island with her family, and the idea of tying the knot there came to her when she and Matt visited as a couple. They decided to go for the “destination wedding” and selected Shoals Club for the reception venue, because they loved the quaint location and sweeping views of the ocean. With the help of Courtney Stone from Kickstand Events, the couple began planning their June 1st wedding. The bride said Courtney went above and beyond her expectations, and made selecting the remaining vendors a breeze.
The couple chose a color palette of teal and coral to be summery, festive, and complement the lush greens and blues of Bald Head. The bride personalized everything, and designed the programs and menus herself to match the custom napkins. We love the colorful hanging lanterns and homemade pinwheels the couple used as escort cards!
Laura said that she used SB&G for inspiration throughout her wedding planning process, and the couple ended up selecting several members of the SB&G Family to make their big day dreams come to life, including Shoals Club and One Belle Bakery.
Enjoy these stunning photos of the couple’s wedding day, courtesy of Theo Milo Photography, and congrats to Laura and Matt!
Ceremony Location: Bald Head Island Chapel
Reception Location: Shoals Club on Bald Head Island
Wedding Planner: Kickstand Events
Bridal Gown: Enzoani from Ajolique Bridal in Charlotte, NC
Bridesmaids Dresses: After Six by Dessy
Men’s Formalwear: Vera Wang from Men’s Wearhouse
Hair & Makeup: Belloviso
Photographer: Theo Milo Photography
Videographer: Seven Seasons Films
Florist: Kickstand Events
Cake: One Belle Bakery
Reception Music: DJ Brian Hood
It’s Wedding Feature Wednesday at Southern Bride & Groom! Today, we’re thrilled to share Erin and Brian’s sweet and Southern Real Fall NC Wedding at The Oaks at Salem, with gorgeous photos from Neil Boyd Photography.
Erin and Brian wed at the elegant Oaks at Salem, located just two miles from downtown Apex, in November of 2013. The classic Southern estate home and surrounding five acres of lush North Carolina land was perfect for the couple’s outdoor nuptials, and the oak trees in their vibrant fall hues provided a stunning backdrop.
Erin and Brian chose a simple, muted color palette of grey, blush, and ivory, which paired wonderfully with the atmosphere of the venue – we love the bridesmaids’ just-gathered-from-the-garden bouquets and fresh reception centerpieces! The bride made her own brooch bouquet from pieces from pieces given from both her family and the groom’s – a truly special detail that will be a treasured keepsake for years to come.
Enjoy these photos of Erin and Brian’s gorgeous fall wedding – from their first look to their first dance as newlyweds, this couple is so sweet! Thanks to Neil Boyd Photography and the other SB&G vendors: The Oaks at Salem, Rocky Top Catering, and Party Reflections.
Ceremony & Reception: The Oaks at Salem
Caterer: Rocky Top Catering
Photographe: Neil Boyd Photography
Bridal Gown: Alfred Angelo from Maggi Bridal
Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Alfred Angelo
Men’s Formalwear: VIP Formalwear
Florist: Whole Foods
Cake: Mad Hatter Bakeshop
Ceremony/Cocktail Musicians: BarHop String Quartet
Reception Music: DJ Collin Y
Rentals: Party Reflections
Hair & Makeup: The Makeup Culture
Wedding Favors: Krispy Kreme doughnuts
Team SB&G joined a slew of other Triangle wedding and event professionals at the 2014 Carolina Inn Bridal Showcase last week. This annual bridal event is one of our favorite wedding shows of the entire year – we love the small, intimate atmosphere, the wonderful array of professional local vendors, the excited brides, and of course, the beautiful venue! It doesn’t get prettier or more classic Southern than the Carolina Inn, right in the heart of downtown Chapel Hill.
This particular show is truly unique because it is fairly small, so brides really get the opportunity to take their time and meet one-on-one with top-notch vendors. We had a fantastic time chatting with local brides-to-be and hearing from many that they have been using our website along with the newest edition of Southern Bride & Groom to plan their perfect wedding day!
No matter where they are in the planning process, this show is a wonderful place for brides to get inspired. Not only are there dozens of local wedding professionals, but there are also two information sessions and two fashion runway shows, live music, and delicious food samples of Southern cuisine and desserts in nearly every room!
Before the runway shows, which were coordinated by A Southern Soiree, several vendors from the wedding industry got on stage and chatted with brides in a small setting, giving them an inside look at the planning process and information on topics like choosing the right wedding photographer and what type of event coordinator best fits your needs. Then, looks from some of the area’s top wedding apparel boutiques took to the runway, which was decorated with a stunning floral archway by the talented team at Fresh Affairs.
Alexia’s, a high-end bridal boutique located in Raleigh, NC, showcased some absolutely stunning wedding gowns from some of today’s top wedding gown designers such as Vera Wang, Monique Lhuillier, Claire Pettibone.
The menswear looks from Bernard’s Formalwear in Durham, NC, had something for every style, whether you’re looking for a casual khaki suit or black-tie dinner jacket. Bella Bridesmaids, which is located in Raleigh, NC, provided modern, chic looks for bridesmaids.
Thanks to everyone who came out to the show — we hope you enjoyed it as much as we did!
Claire and Camry met at camp while in high school, and ended up dating for years before finally getting engaged. They tied the knot at Highgrove Estate in Fuquay-Varina on a gorgeous summer day, and Twenty-One Films captured the emotion of the affair beautifully. Though the venue’s power was out until only moments before the start of the ceremony thanks to a Southern thunderstorm the night before, Claire and Cam were thrilled their big day had arrived, and nothing could dampen their spirits.
The couple wrote their own vows (break out the tissues, y’all — their words to each other are incredibly sweet!) and celebrated their love with a stunning ceremony and reception, surrounded by their closest family and friends. Thanks to Twenty-One Films for this wonderful, emotional video of Claire and Cam’s wedding day.