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Rustic Chic Wedding with Southern Charm at Portofino

It’s wedding feature Wednesday at Southern Bride & Groom and we’re excited to share Hillary and Landon’s rustic chic wedding with plenty of Southern charm at Portofino – a luxury home complex and equestrian center in Clayton, NC.

Landon and Hillary met at WakeMed in 2011 when Landon was on duty as Hillary’s Meme’s nurse in the Surgical Trauma Center. After a few days, Hillary realized there was something really special about him, and a few weeks later they contacted each other via Facebook and set up a first date in Cameron Village.

Landon proposed on the picturesque Blue Ridge Parkway at one of their favorite overlooks. Hillary expected them to park the car and enjoy the breathtaking views and wasn’t sure why they stayed in the car for three hours trying to get cell phone service – unbeknownst to her, Landon was trying to get in touch with her parents so they would have the opportunity to film their special moment (cell service in the mountains isn’t the best). Needless to say, she was very surprised and delighted when she figured out what the master plan had been about all along!

While researching wedding venues throughout North Carolina, Hillary searched for something that felt “like home” – a place with true natural beauty. She came across an issue of Southern Bride & Groom Magazine which featured a Kentucky Derby styled shoot at Portofino. Hillary grew up with horses and Landon had surprised her with Derby tickets for Christmas years before, so the images really resonated with her and promoted her to make an appointment to see Portofino in person.

The Thompson House is charming with a red roof and two giant oaks overlooking horse stables and beautiful pond and The Equestrian Center is gorgeous with exposed wood beams and magnificent apartment overhead (used as the bridal suite). For the reception, The Piazza has the right amount of space both inside and out and features two real fireplaces made of stone.

Landon’s cousin, Jessica Loflin, sang a special song during the ceremony: A Thousand Years by Christina Perri and the couple enjoyed a private dinner before heading over to the reception, which allowed them to have time to eat and enjoy time together as newlyweds before the party.

Talented wedding photographer, Jamie Blow, rallied the large groups of guys and gals together in different locations for incredible shots that capture the bond between friends and family as well as the charming natural beauty of the setting.
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Pops of Pink Wedding Flower Inspiration from University Florist

Southern Bride & Groom is excited to share some of our favorite photos, including many not seen in print, from the floral designers featured in our 2016 magazine. In this shoot, University Florist created a splendid sherbet-colored display inside Bay 7 located at American Tobacco Campus in Durham.

With sumptuous coral sunset and pink peonies, peach hypericum berries, sea star ferns, hydrangeas, and “pink piano” spray garden roses, this display practically pops of the table! Clusters of pastel paper lanterns float from Bay 7 rafters setting the scene for a fun evening.

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.
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Colorful Wedding on the Green at Raleigh Country Club

It’s Wedding Feature Wednesday at Southern Bride & Groom! Today we’re excited to share Naomi and Brad’s colorful wedding on the green at Raleigh Country Club shot by one of Raleigh’s top wedding photographers, Neil Boyd Photography.

During the inception of AOL dial-up internet, Brad met Naomi in middle school in 1992, when, they joke now that “[Brad] was as scrawny as a toothpick and [Naomi] had inch-thick eyeglasses.” Years later, and after many life experiences under their hats to become who they are today, they reconnected and fell in love!

They had a perfect proposal on the first night of an annual trip to Aruba. After dining at Carpe Diem on the marina, they decided to go for a walk. They strolled hand in hand with the beautiful moonlight glistening on the water and sailboats surrounding it. The setting was so perfect that Brad, who was initially going to propose the following day on the beach, decided this was the night, so, midway through the marina, he stopped to take her hand, profess his love and asked Naomi if she would be his wife!

This Triangle couple knew they wanted a lush green backdrop for the wedding ceremony. The first time they toured the Raleigh County Club and got to the 10th tee of the golf course, the view took their breath away and knew immediately this was where they wanted to get married.

Raleigh Country Club’s (RCC) coordinator, Bonnie Miller, accommodated every request the couple had, no matter how big or small. Food was also delicious and many guests took the time to compliment the entrees. They also loved the convenience of dropping off all the decorations, and RCC laid everything out with thoughtful detail before the ceremony.

From a friend’s referral, Naomi and Brad sought out Neil Boyd Photography. They thought the images would be good, “but we never imagined the pictures to turn out the way they did,” Naomi shares. “They captured every essence of our day, and even made us cry afterwards while watching the slideshow of pictures! We could not be happier and will forever cherish our pictures for the rest of our lives.” Enjoy a display of those images in the blog below.
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Beautiful Brier Creek Country Club Wedding in Raleigh, NC

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.Wedding dress and silver wedding shoesRaleigh Bridesmaidsbridal hair stylesDiamond bridal jewelryRaleigh brideOutdoor wedding ceremony in north carolinaPink bridesmaids and gray groomsmenRenee Sprink wedding photographyPastel wedding colorsBrier Creek Country Club weddingRaleigh wedding photographerFun bride and groom photosFall wedding in NCWhite and gold flowersReception at Brier Creek Country Club in RaleighCountry club reception RaleighRaleigh bride and groomReception dancesCustom wedding favorsDIY wedding favorsSparkler exitVENUE, 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

Hand-Painted Watercolor Wedding Cake from Edible Art Bakery in 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.Raleigh Wedding Cake BakeryEdible 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.Pink and white wedding cakeThe 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.Gold flower cake topperBrian 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.

CAKES Edible Art Bakery | VENUE The Boiler Room at American Tobacco Campus | FLOWERS The English Garden | LINENS American Party Rentals | Photographer Brian Mullins Photography

A Southern Style Shoot with Vintage Charm

Today’s wedding inspiration is a Southern style shoot with vintage charm. Alisha Rudd Photography was inspired by photographs of her grandmother’s wedding day, which are displayed in her office. “Looking at these photos made me wonder what my grandmother’s wedding might look like today,” she says. As you can see in the photos below, this elegant spring shoot was a perfect balance of classic-southern with a contemporary, romantic flair. In the South, there are so many special details that can be incorporated into a wedding, and many of them translate through generations.

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.
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PHOTOGRAPHY Alisha Rudd Photography | VENUE Hutchison Estate at Arrowhead Dairy Farm | PLANNING & DESIGN Magnolia Events | FLORIST What’s Up Buttercup | BRIDAL GOWN Pixton Bridal | TUXEDO The Tuxedo Shoppe | CAKE Cheesecake Etc. | DESSERTS Queen’s Sweets | HAIR & MAKEUP Madison Kennington with Mahalo Salon | RENTALS Ribald Farms Florist & Nursery | INVITATIONS Dry Ink Designs | CALLIGRAPHY Contemporary Calligraphy by Fabulous Fancy Pants | MODELS Courtney Spencer & Paul Schott

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.
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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