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Bold and Colorful Summer Floral Inspiration

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.
Patio reception at the Washington Duke Inn and Golf Club in DurhamPink and orange flowers by NC floristSummer wedding bouquet with roses and peoniesGold wedding table with orchidsDurham, NC wedding reception venue at the Washington Duke Inn and Golf ClubSangria table at outdoor wedding receptionPink peony bridal bouquet by Expressions of Love FloristLanterns and outdoor wedding decorFLORAL 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

Elegant Orchid and Rose Floral Inspiration

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.”Elegant orchid and rose at the Washington DukeWedding table china from Baileys Fine Jewelry and RegistryPurple orchid wedding table setting at The Washington Duke InnGold accents add a touch of elegance to wedding table settingRadiant wedding bouquet by University FloristPurple and gold menus for Raleigh wedding by Union Press and Paper

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

Romantic Floral Inspiration by Tre Bella Flowers

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.Soft touches of coral and white flowers by Tre BellaJenny Packham wedding gown from Tre BellaTable setting with lanterns and gold accentsCoral and gold accents for wedding tableElegant wedding tablescape with coral white and goldSoft romantic wedding bouquet by Tre Bella FlowersRomantic table setting at the Washington Duke InnFLORAL 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

Elegant Pink and White Wedding at TPC Wakefield Plantation

It’s Wedding Feature Wednesday at Southern Bride & Groom! Today we’re excited to share Ashley and Carter’s elegant pink and white wedding at TPC Wakefield Plantation, shot by Neil Boyd Photography.

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!

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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

Classic Southern Wedding at the Carolina Inn

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

SBG 2014 Summer Fall Cover

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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Real Romantic Fall Wedding at Prestonwood Country Club

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.

Custom Golf Balls with Wedding Rings Bridal Gown with Bow Bride in Window Bride and Blush Bridesmaids Groom and Groomsmen Bridal Party Bride and Groom Under Veil Blush and Ivory Bridal Bouquet Wedding Rings Bride and Groom on Golf Course Grand Ballroom Ceremony White Wedding Cake Blush Wedding Reception First Dance Wedding Photobooth Petal Toss Grand Exit

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

New Chapel Hill, NC Real Wedding — Joy and Matthew at Governors Club

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 ClubFloral DimensionsNeil Boyd PhotographyAlexia’s BridalTre Bella BridalBernard’s FormalwearBella 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!

Governors Club Chapel Hill, NC Real Wedding

Governors Club Chapel Hill, NC Real Wedding

Governors Club Chapel Hill, NC Real 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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Southern Bride & Groom Floral Inspiration — Soft and Romantic Pink Tabletop and Bouquet

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!

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Linen and Chairs: Classic Party Rentals
China, Crystal and Collectibles: Bailey’s Fine Jewelry
Gown: Tre Bella Bridal
Jewelry: Bailey’s Fine Jewelry
Hair & Makeup: Bella Trio Day Spa

Real NC Wedding — Fearrington Village

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.

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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!

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2013 Wedding Trends — Blush Inspiration

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!

2013 Wedding Trends
So, embrace blush y’all! It’s such a soft shade of pink that I bet you can even get your groom-to-be on board!