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It’s Wedding Feature Wednesday at Southern Bride & Groom! Today we’re excited to share Emily and Kennan’s beautiful Brier Creek Country Club Wedding in Raleigh, NC, captured by the ever so talented Renee Sprink Photography.
Kennan and Emily met as undergrads at UNC Chapel Hill. He did Army ROTC and was scheduled to move to Germany for four years shortly after they met. With this inevitable separation looming over them, they vowed not to get into a serious relationship. But, before they knew it, and against their best efforts, they talked every day on the phone and booked multiple transatlantic trips to see each other! Clearly, there was something special between them that was much stronger than the miles keeping them apart. They stayed together through Kennan’s deployment to Afghanistan. After he finished his active duty military service, he moved to northern Virginia where Emily was finishing up PA school, and they moved in together.
After about a year of living together, they began talking about the natural next step of getting engaged, but Emily was convinced Kennan could never surprise her – their shared lives were so regimented that she thought anything out of the ordinary would raise suspicion. Kennan took the challenge to heart, showing up out of the blue the day before Valentine’s Day at her office wearing a suit, carrying two-dozen roses and an engagement ring! He also surprised her with a trip to Baltimore’s Inner Harbor at Four Seasons. It turned out to be more perfect and surprising than Emily had ever imagined.
Kennan and Emily decided to get married in Raleigh, since that’s where both sets of parent’s live and is close to where they met. The biggest challenge was planning the wedding long-distance from Virginia. Emily admits that it had its benefits…helping to prevent them from getting too immersed and stressed out by the planning process, but it was also very difficult logistically to book vendors. They planned one weekend in the spring to go to Raleigh and visit multiple venues with her parents. They looked at about six different sites and, at the end of the day, unanimously agreed that Brier Creek Country Club would be the best place for their wedding. Emily felt very comfortable with Shelly, the event coordinator at BCCC, and comforted knowing that she would do the best job of getting them exactly what they wanted.
Emily and Kennan made sure there were personal touches during the ceremony and reception so that it felt like it was truly their wedding, not just another cookie-cutter wedding. They made personalized thank you cards for each place setting, ordered cocktail napkins with their names and wedding date, and even made home-made take-out boxes of Emily’s favorite sweets and Kennan’s favorite snacks for guests to take with them. It was important for them to let guests know how much they were appreciated – especially after some had traveled very far, including Emily’s brother and family who came all the way from Australia.
In the images below, Renee Sprink Photography captures the elegance of the setting along with the fun-loving nature of the wedding party.VENUE, PLANNER & CATERER Brier Creek Country Club | PHOTOGRAPHER Renee Sprink Photography | REHERSAL DINNER City Club Raleigh | GOWN Bridals by Natalie | BRIDESMAIDS Weddington Way | HAIR & MAKEUP Makeup For Your Day | JEWELRY Nordstrom | BRIDESMAID JEWELRY Kate Spade and The Limited | MEN’S FORMALWEAR J. Crew | FLORIST The Blossom Shop | CAKE Cinda’s Creative Cakes | INVITATIONS The Green Kangaroo | CALLIGRAPHER Linda Rozet | CEREMONY MUSIC Amy Kortus (Harpist) | RECEPTION MUSIC Joe Bunn DJ Company | LIGHTING Island Sound and Video | FAVORS Homemade take-out boxes of snacks and treats | TRANSPORTATION EcoStyle | ACCOMODATIONS Embassy Suites, Raleigh
Some folks call the cake the centerpiece of their reception, which is why we reserve a special spotlight in our magazine each year to show off these edible masterpieces! Southern Bride & Groom’s 2015 cake shoot took place at American Tobacco Campus (ATC), a hub of happening in the heart of downtown Durham.Edible Art Bakery captured our hearts with its ornate lock and key cake combined with lovely stencil and ruffled artwork (pictured in the in the photo top left). Brides may choose one layer of spice and Kahlua pecan to match the cake’s golden details from Edible Art’s extensive menu of fresh, scratch-made cake flavors.The second cake is a matching hand-painted watercolor wedding cake with gorgeous gold details. The frilly pink wash mixed with the glitter of a Moroccan interlocking pattern is an eclectic and joyous color combination, finished with a gold-brushed sugar flower topper. The real roses placed in the center are from The English Garden, and perfectly compliment the pink and blush color tones of the two cakes.Brian Mullins Photography captured these decadent shots in the boiler room of American Tobacco’s power plant, of all places! The contrast of the concrete industrial backdrop and these soft and feminine cakes makes for a stunning display. The area is actually one of the most popular cocktail and rehearsal party venues at ATC. The building also houses the Full Frame Theater and the Gallery, each available for private events.
The shoot took place at a Southern estate – Hutchison Estate at Arrowhead Dairy Farm – and the design incorporated many traditions of the South, including a Bible bouquet, vintage tins which served as flower vases, toile, homemade moon pies, bottled Coca-Cola, cake pulls, lace and silhouettes. Lush with vibrant flowers, this design is perfect for any bride who wants to have a charming southern wedding with a contemporary twist.
Southern Bride & Groom is excited to share some of our favorite photos, including many not seen in print, from our floral designers featured in the 2015 magazine.
After a long winter, we love to see the return of vibrant colors and rich toned flowers! This shoot, on the Terrace overlooking the green of The Washington Duke Inn and Golf Club in Durham, NC, makes us think of the hot summer nights ahead. Embrace the heat for your outdoor reception with vibrant pinks and fiery lava orange that mimic a gorgeous sunset. Late night calls for candles and lanterns, setting a romantic mood this fun Sangria table.
This bold and colorful summer floral inspiration created by Expressions of Love Florist features a beautiful mix of roses, peonies and orchids. The team at this Fuquay Varina floral shop brings a combined total of 52 years of experience to the business. Along with contemporary and traditional arrangements, the shop specializes in tropicals, high-style floral arrangements, dried floral arrangements, and more. Their large inventory of fresh flowers means they can create beautiful floral designs for weddings in all seasons.
FLORAL DESIGN Expressions of Love Florist | CHAIRS & TABLETOP RENTALS Classic Party Rentals | PLACE CARDS & CHALKBOARD CALLIGRAPHY Calligraphy by Carrie | GOWN Lisa from Tulle New York | JEWELRY Bailey’s Fine Jewelry | HAIR & MAKEUP Bella Trio Day Spa | VENUE The Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club | PHOTOGRAPHY Walters & Walters
Southern Bride & Groom is excited to share some of our favorite photos, including many not seen in print, from our floral designers featured in the 2015 magazine. In this shoot, the grand and elegant President’s Ballroom at the Washington Duke Inn and Golf Club pops with pizazz.
University Florist in Chapel Hill created a rich and masterful combination of phaelonopsis orchids, Baroness garden roses, lisianthus and purple hydrangea with a surprise texture of verdant green dianthus for the tabletops and bouquets. Gold-rimmed china with matching floral prints from Bailey’s Fine Jewelry & Registry provides an extra touch of sophistication. The overall look promises a memorable evening of glamour and elegance.
University Florist is a family-run bustling florist shop with 3,000 square feet and six employees located in the heart of downtown Chapel Hill. The owner/s, and UNC alums, provide Triangle brides with the perfect settings, banquet and reception arrangements to enhance an already wonderful occasion.
“The most difficult element of designing flowers is not the mechanics of it; it’s the emotions,” notes Henry, son of shop owner, Charles. “You are creating something that someone is attaching an emotion to. It’s something that came out of you, but it’s from someone else.”
FLORAL DESIGN University Florist | CHINA, CRYSTAL & SILVERWARE Bailey’s Fine Jewelry & Registry | MENUS Union Press & Paper | GOWN Tulle New York | JEWELRY Bailey’s Fine Jewelry | HAIR & MAKEUP Bella Trio Day Spa | VENUE President’s Ballroom at The Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club | PHOTOGRAPHY Walters & Walters
Southern Bride & Groom is excited to share some of our favorite photos, including many not seen in print, from our floral designers featured in the 2015 magazine. This shoot, featuring soft and romantic floral inspiration by Tre Bella Flowers, is fitting for just after Valentine’s Day – it’s filled with romantic light pink, coral and white roses, accented with hydrangeas, orchids, and queen anne’s lace. The table is set with subtle touches of gold, including gold mercury votives and light grey lanterns. Small bunches of flowers tied to the backs of chairs with ribbon add a touch of whimsy.
Tre Bella Inc. of Durham, N.C. is unique in that it provides gorgeous flower arrangements as well as bridal gowns and accessories. Tre Bella grew quickly from a small boutique florist run out of one of the founder’s homes to two locations and three stores! The design studio on Broad Street in Durham helps brides create the wedding or event flowers of their dreams. The headquarters on Main Street assists with finding the perfect dress, bridesmaids gowns or mother-of-the-bride dress, and the boutique offers salon services and trendy clothing, jewelry and gifts.
The bride in this shoot is wearing a romantic flowing gown with lace cap sleeves by Jenny Packham from Tre Bella Bridal. The gown goes well with the soft pastel shades in her bouquet.
The Washington Duke Inn and Golf Club is the perfect setting for a romantic wedding affair. With lush outdoor landscapes and elegant grand ballrooms, such as the President’s Ballroom pictured here.FLORAL DESIGN Tre Bella Flowers | TABLETOP, LINEN & CHAIRS CE Rental | PLACE CARDS Calligraphy by Carrie | GOWN Dentelle by Jenny Packham from Tre Bella Bridal | JEWELRY Bailey’s Fine Jewelry | HAIR & MAKEUP Bella Trio Day Spa | VENUE President’s Ballroom at the Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club | PHOTOGRAPHY Walters & Walters
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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