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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
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!
It’s Wedding Feature Wednesday at Southern Bride & Groom! Today, we’re excited to share Rebekah and Ben’s colorful Real Durham NC Wedding at Parizade, with photos by Rebecca Ames Photography.
Rebekah and Ben first met in their seventh grade English class and knew each other throughout high school, but they didn’t reconnect until they both moved back to Durham after college. The couple chose Parizade as their wedding venue because Durham holds a special place in their hearts – it’s where they’d grown up, where their families and friends lived, and where they’d fallen in love.
After a first look at the prestigious King’s Daughters Inn, they wed in a traditional Jewish ceremony under a chuppah made by Rebekah’s mother, in a tent from Party Reflections. Afterwards, guests were ushered inside to enjoy the couple’s creative spin on the classic wedding day “somethings” — something old (mint juleps), something new (sparkling rose), something borrowed (a cocktail from one of the couple’s favorite restaurants) and something blue (blueberry vodka lemonade).
Rebekah wanted a colorful and eclectic feel to her décor, which was perfected with the help of Amanda from A Swanky Affair, beautiful, bright florals, and detailed vintage centerpieces. A cake from Sugarland followed a delicious feast by Parizade’s catering team, and No Regret Productions kept everyone on the dance floor throughout the evening!
Congrats Rebekah and Ben – your wedding was absolutely stunning!
Wedding Coordinator: Amanda Scott of A Swanky Affair
Photographer: Rebecca Ames Photography
First Look: The King’s Daughters Inn
Ceremony & Reception: Parizade
Hair & Makeup: Stage 1 Salon
Stationery: Indigo Envelope
Florist and Vintage Rentals: Farm and Filligree
Tent: Party Reflections
Reception Music: No Regret Productions
The e-session has become one of the most popular wedding over the last several years, and we simply love it! A photo shoot with your beau prior to your wedding day lets you get to know your photographer, get comfortable in front on the camera, and of course, gather some wonderful images to use throughout your wedding planning process — like on Save the Dates, invites, or even holiday cards. Today, we’re excited to share this Real NC Engagement Session from Morgan and her husband-to-be, Cody!
Morgan and Cody met several years ago — she was trying on bridesmaids dresses for her cousin’s wedding, and the maid of honor (Cody’s sister!) asked her if she was single and tried to set her up with her brother! Cody popped the question in May of this year while the two were out fishing. Of course, she said yes!
The couple plans to wed in June of 2014 at the bride’s childhood church with a color palette of plum and yellow. Morgan graduates from Appalachian State University next month, and Cody is currently working as a fireman. These photos from their engagement session were taken by Emma Kathryn Talley, one of the bride’s closest friends.
Congrats, Morgan and Cody — we’re sure your wedding will be absolutely gorgeous!
It’s Wedding Feature Wednesday at Southern Bride & Groom! Today we’re thrilled to share Kristin and Jeff’s Real NC Destination Wedding at Shoals Club on Bald Head Island, with beautiful photography by Scott Piner.
Kristin and Jeff met when he came to her office to make a sales call, and it was instant attraction, but, the circumstances weren’t right just yet. Finally, two and a half years later, the two officially became a couple! Jeff planned the most romantic proposal — hwile he and Kirstin were looking for the perfect Christmas tree, he handed her a handmade ornament and said “this will be our first ornament to put on the tree together.” When Kristin looked down, the ornament read “Kristin, will you marry me?” Now the couple has a keepsake from their engagement and a special token to put on their Christmas tree every year!
Kristin and Jeff wanted a coastal wedding, but knew they also wanted it to have a different feel than many of the other beach weddings they’d been to in the past. They knew that the quaint experience Bald Head Island provided would be perfect for their big day, and Shoals Club was their dream location! The couple took the next available date and quickly planned their beautiful wedding in only five short months.
With an elegant color palette of purple and silver, the couple brought their “rustic meets nautical” theme to life. Kristin said she used SB&G as a concept guide for her decor — she marked what she liked with Post It notes to share with her wedding vendors, two of which are members of the SB&G Family — Shoals Club on Bald Head Island and One Belle Bakery! Congrats you two, your wedding was beautiful!
Wedding Location: Shoals Club on Bald Head Island
Wedding Planner: Kickstand Events
Bridal Gown: Modern Trousseau
Bridesmaids Dresses: Alfred Sung
Hair & Makeup: Island Retreat & Spa
Photographer: Scott Piner Photography
Cake: One Belle Bakery
Party Rentals: Shoals Club and Kickstand Events
Today we’re excited to share a Real North Carolina Wedding Videography post featuring Sara and Adam’s wedding at Bellamy Mansion in Wilmington, NC shot by Life Stage Films.
Sara and Adam scheduled a trip to New Orleans a few months before Adam planned to propose. One of Sara’s friends mentioned that she thought Adam would pop the question while they were in NOLA, so Sara got incredibly excited and put tremendous meaning on the trip. Needless to say, Adam didn’t propose while they were down South, and the groom now says that the ride back to Raleigh from New Orleans was the longest, quietest 13 hours of his life! A few weeks later, in May, Adam and Sara took a trip to Oak Island, a beach that held many special memories for the couple. There, he asked Sara to marry him — a total shock to her! Of course, Sara said yes, and the couple began planning their June 2013 wedding at Bellamy Mansion in Wilmington.
The couple wed in a beautiful open air ceremony, with a color palette of soft pinks and ivory, and celebrated afterwards with their friends and family.
Check out their sweet wedding video, shot by Life Stage Films, and congratulations to Sara and Adam — your wedding was beautiful!
Ceremony & Reception Location: Bellamy Mansion — Wilmington, NC
Wedding Planner: Social Butterfly Events
Photographer: Scott Piner Photography
Videographer: Life Stage Films
Florist: Fiore Fine Flowers
Cake: Imaginary Cakes
Reception Music: Active DJ
We are so excited to share this video spotlight on Tesh Parekh live event painting, shot and edited by Damien Maass, with y’all today! It truly tells the story behind the local painter and his passion for creating beautiful works of art.
Local professional artist Tesh Parekh specializes in the unique service of live event painting. He offers this high-end service for weddings & events, and captures your big day moments on canvas to create a special keepsake that will last for years to come. Tesh puts the finishing touches on your painting before your reception comes to a close, allowing you and your guests to enjoy the art on the spot.
This wonderful video feature tells Tesh’s story – coming from a small town in India, moving to the United States to work as project manager for an IT company, and finally realizing his dream of becoming a professional artist. Now, Tesh is an accomplished photographer – he and his wife own IWP Photography – and painter living in the Triangle.
Visit Tesh’s website for more information on his painting services – his work is truly beautiful and worth budgeting ahead for in your wedding planning!
The Sutherland Estate & Gardens is building a new event pavilion! The beautiful event venue in Wake Forest, NC, is excited to announce that the new, covered pavilion will be ready by late March 2014, just in time for wedding season.
The Sutherland is a stunning 18th-century estate that oozes Southern charm with magnolias, stately oaks and manicured gardens. Now, brides and grooms-to-be will have the covered pavilion as an additional option to the various locations on the property to dance, dine and celebrate their wedding day festivities! Other sites at The Sutherland include The Walled Garden, The Settlers House Lawn, The Grooms Terrace, The Brides Patio, and The Oak Pavilion.
The new pavilion will combine rich and rustic architecture to complement The Sutherland’s classic style, and can be completely customized for every event with a variety of different lighting, drapery and floral options.