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Ashley and Carter met in college and became close friends before they began dating — after that, they say the rest is history! Their love story continued when Carter popped the question during an elaborate proposal dubbed “Operation Flower” in Raleigh, NC.
The bride and groom envisioned a wedding that combined classic traditions and formal attire with a fun, relaxed vibe for their guests. TPC Wakefield was the perfect venue choice – it reflected the groom’s love of golf and the bride’s idea of an elegant atmosphere. Beautiful floral arrangements in hues of pink, white, and green from Fresh Affairs brought the reception space to life, and Neil Boyd Photography wonderfully captured the feel of the entire wedding day.
Congratulations to Ashley and Carter!
Ceremony: Crossroads Fellowship Wake Forest
Reception: TPC Wakefield Plantation
Photographer: Neil Boyd Photography
Bridal Gown: Alexia’s Bridal
Bridesmaids Dresses: Bella Bridesmaids Charlotte
Men’s Formalwear: Jos. A Bank
Florist: Fresh Affairs
Cake: Ashley Cakes
Invitations, etc.: Opus
Ceremony Musicians: Arioso Strings
Reception Music: Marcus Ward with Mike Morris Entertainment
Linens and Rentals: TPC Wakefield
Hair and Makeup: Denise Hutter
It’s Wedding Feature Wednesday at Southern Bride & Groom! Today, we’re so excited to share the story behind our 2014 Summer/Fall cover, a photo from Anna and Wilson’s classic Southern wedding at the Carolina Inn, shot by Cyn Kain Photography.
Anna and Wilson met as undergrads at UNC Chapel Hill, and though it took some convincing for her to agree to go on a date, Anna said as soon as she did, she knew Wilson was the man she was going to marry.
The two said “I do” at Chapel of the Cross in Chapel Hill, and then held their reception at the prestigious Carolina Inn. They complemented the venue’s classic Southern charm with a timeless color palette of navy and white with a pop of blush. Wilson and his groomsmen looked like true Southern gentlemen in their white dinner jackets!
Anna and Wilson used several members of the SB&G Family to make their wedding day dreams become a reality, including: the Carolina Inn, Erin McLean Events, Cyn Kain Photography, CE Rental, Sugarland, and The English Garden.
Here’s a sneak peek at the gorgeous photos from Anna and Wilson’s wedding day. To read Anna and Wilson’s sweet love story and view more beautiful photos from Cyn Kain Photography, head over to the Anna and Wilson Real Wedding page!
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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
It’s Wedding Feature Wednesday at Southern Bride & Groom! Today’s new Chapel Hill, NC Real Wedding is Joy and Matthew’s sweet, preppy nuptials at Governors Club in May.
Joy and Matthew went to the same high school, but didn’t officially meet and begin dating until they both returned to their hometown after college! Matthew popped the question on a trip to New York City for Joy’s birthday, and the couple began planning their May 2013 wedding.
They fell in love with the beautiful property at Governors Club in Chapel Hill, and knew it was the perfect place to tie the knot. With a fun, preppy color scheme of hot pink, black and white, Joy and Matthew celebrated their wedding in style!
The couple used many members of the SB&G Family to make their big day a reality, including: Governors Club, Floral Dimensions, Neil Boyd Photography, Alexia’s Bridal, Tre Bella Bridal, Bernard’s Formalwear, Bella Trio Day Spa, and Sweet Memories!
Check out these photos from Beth Jarvah of Neil Boyd Photography, and get a feel for their beautiful wedding!
To read Joy and Matthew’s love story and see more beautiful photos of their wedding day, check out the Joy and Matthew Real Wedding page!
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This is the another installment in our Floral Series from the 2013 magazine — the perfect way to get floral inspiration for your big day! Today, we’re featuring the table and bouquet Tre Bella Flowers designed for our 2013 Floral Shoot. Tre Bella Flowers is run by three wonderful sisters, who also own Tre Bella Bridal, a bridal boutique in Durham, NC — their gown is featured in this shoot as well.
For the 2013 Floral Shoot, Tre Bella Flowers designed a soft, romantic bouquet and tabletop for Rose Hill Plantation‘s Nathan Hall Ballroom. Blush hues are so hot in the wedding world right now, and we love the use of soft, contemporary colors and textures in their arrangements. This whimsical, romantic look is perfect for a wedding in any season!
Thanks to Photography by Walters & Walters for these stunning photos, some never-before-seen!
We have an absolutely stunning Real NC Wedding Feature for y’all today! Nicole and Jack tied the knot at the beautiful Fearrington Village in October.
With the help of the talented Angie Wright of Chic Details Wedding & Events, the duo, who met on an online dating site, transformed their ceremony and reception locations into truly amazing and unique event spaces. We adore the hues of pink and the textured linens! Thanks to Photography by Walters & Walters for the swoon-worthy photographs, and congratulations to Nicole and Jack!
If you’re looking for a trendy and beautiful color scheme for your upcoming spring or summer wedding, look no further than blush! Blush is one of 2013’s hottest wedding trends, and for a reason!
Blush is the perfect soft and romantic pink hue that can be paired with almost any color on the spectrum, which is ideal for weddings, where everyone’s taste is vastly different. I love blush tones paired with a glittery gold metallic, soft peaches or champagnes, classic ivories, and even darker hues like charcoal or violet. This hot hue has been popping up in weddings all over the country — some brides are even going bold and donning pink dresses for their big day!
This color palette is so feminine and romantic, which makes it absolutely gorgeous for an outdoor warm weather ceremony and reception! Take a look at the inspiration board below to see how blush can be incorporated into everything from your wedding day stationary to your florals, and even your decor!
Spring is officially here, y’all! And that means so is wedding season! One of the major Spring 2013 wedding trends is color — pastel hues like mint, blush and dusty shale will be paired with metallics or brights like gold, saffron or aqua to create a wonderful, colorful setting for your big day. Here, we’ve outlined how to incorporate these beautiful hues into your big day — from your attire to your decor, and even your cake!
Grey suits for your groom and his men are a great way to transition into Spring. The lighter color is less formal than a black tuxedo, but still incredibly elegant. Pair it with a pastel hue like blush and you’ve got a knockout look for your big day! And for you, brides, a floral head wreath is a wonderful statement piece perfect for the season. Mix in colors from your wedding pallet and make your wreath as subtle or bold as you’d like.
Mint and pink are one of our all-time favorite combinations, and it will become increasingly popular in Spring of 2013. These ‘maids look young and fresh in soft mint chiffon dresses, complimented by subtle pink blooms.
Incorporate this trend all the way down to your cuisine! These two simple white cakes are beautifully done, and accented with soft blooms in peach or pink. An all white cake is a wonderful way to have a blank canvas to add in pops of your wedding colors.
Want more pastel inspiration? Check out SB&G’s Spring Wedding Inspiration board on Pinterest!
While some brides-to-be fantasized about wearing a white dress on their wedding day as young girls, many are ready to break away from the tradition, dating back to the 19-century. This year, we are going to see a huge increase in the amount of brides wearing colored wedding dresses…and it’s a trend I love! This 2013 wedding fashion trend is already popping up among Hollywood brides like Jessica Biel and Reese Witherspoon, so naturally, tons of brides are following suit.
From subtle blush pink or off-white oatmeal to vibrant, dashing hues of red, bridal couture designers are creating gowns in every color of the rainbow for brides ready to buck tradition and say “I do” in style.
I am over the moon for this blush gown by JLM Couture designer Hayley Paige. In fact, she’s one of my all-time favorite designers, and with creations like this, I’m sure you can see why! This gown, “Lilac”, features layers of blush and violet tulle and a fashion-forward high-low hemline. Floral detailing and the natural waist make this demure gown perfectly sweet and sophisticated.
Another beautiful creation by Hayley Paige, the “Rosemary” gown features layers of soft blush organza. This subtly pink dress has a sweetheart neckline, rushed bodice, gorgeous floral detail and a chapel train.
Another JLM Couture designer, the ever-famous Lazaro, designed this wonderful tulle ball gown. This dress, style LZ3108, features a pleated silk satin organza bodice and a full skirt in a soft sherbet color. The floral jewel encrusted band at the natural waist adds the perfect amount of glam to this classically pretty wedding dress.
You can’t go wrong with couture designer Monique Lhullier. This gown, “Dream,” is composed of blush-colored Chantilly lace, with a dropped-waist bodice and fit-and-flair skirt. All Southerner belles love lace, and this dress certainly doesn’t disappoint!
This Palm Springs design by Watters features two of my favorite things: ruffles and a big bow! The soft oatmeal colored tulle bodice flows into a full ruffled floral skirt, and the back features a bow detail. This gown is truly stunning from every view point!
When you think of couture bridal gowns, the first designer to come to mind is usually none other than Vera Wang, and she definitely stunned wedding professionals with the “Kassisa” gown from her Spring 2013 collection. This gown, from the Alexia’s fashion show event, is a strapless mermaid gown in daring red.
Vera Wang created this bold masterpiece — “Kylie” — for her Spring 2013 collection. This jaw-dropping wedding gown features asymmetrical tulle, a draped bodice and a beautifully-crafted floral appliqué skirt.
Are you ready to break away from the traditional white or ivory gown and opt for something more modern, like blush or pink, or completely change tactics and stun your guests in a vibrant hue of red? We hope so, because this trend is gorgeous!
Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, and while it’s on a Thursday this year, it’s still historically one of the most popular wedding dates!
Couples may get engaged on V-Day (roughly 10 percent of Americans choose February 14th to pop the question), say “I do,” or celebrate their wedding the following weekend.
We’ve rounded up few ideas for creative ways to incorporate the spirit of Valentine’s Day into your big day — from bridal shoes and boutonnieres for the boys to red and pink themed florals and heart-shaped desserts!
Want more Valentine’s Day inspiration? Check out our latest Pinterest board all about the Day of Love!