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As engagement season winds down, we’re transitioning straight into wedding season! And at the reception, the music always makes a difference, especially if you want your guests to dance. So, carefully choosing your music and musicians is incredibly important. Hire a reliable DJ — they will ask questions about what styles of music you want played, but they will also be able to advise you on your choices, and make some wonderful suggestions. When hiring a live band, make sure to hire a variety group or one that all the generations of guests will enjoy!
A personable DJ or band MC knows how to relate to the guests and get the dance party started with a little encouragement. But, some folks might need a little more. No worries, NC DanceSport is not only a place for you and your groom-to-be to learn and perfect a first dance routine, but also a service available to teach guests styles of dance on-site at your reception! Specializing in styles including ballroom, Latin, country, and swing, NC DanceSport has lots of tricks up their sleeve to make your wedding day lively and interactive — even for your guests on the shy side.
And brides, NC DanceSport is hosting a special for SB&G gals! Regular priced, private instruction is usually $70 an hour, but for SB&G, an hour is only $65! They’re also offering a special on their three and five hour packages — purchase three hours for just $189 (regularly $204), or five hours of instruction for only $280 (regularly $325). Don’t forget about planning your first dance, it’s something you will remember for the rest of your life. So give it the same consideration you give your color choices, flowers, and cake! Call NC DanceSport today to set up your dancing lessons — 919-539-7513
Photo Credit: Photo by Brian Mullins
On Sunday, Hollywood’s finest took to the red carpet for the 2013 Academy Awards, and if you’re anything like us at Team SB&G, you watched it for the fashion! For this week’s installment of Advice Fridays, we thought we’d take a look into incorporating fashion trends from the 2013 Oscars into your wedding day, while focusing on designers that will be showcased at the 4th Annual Altar Ego Fashion Show tomorrow!
We hope to see you all at the 4th Annual Altar Ego Fashion Show tomorrow evening!
This week is a big one for Raleigh-Durham wedding events! Check out our list of bridal shows and register for the ones you can attend. Make sure to enter our contest for 2 free tickets to the Altar Ego Fashion event!
Cobblestone Hall Open House & Tasting
Wednesday, February 28, 5:00-8:00pm
Couples are invited to visit Cobblestone Hall, a fabulous wedding venue downtown Raleigh in historic City Market, to see the space, and meet some of their preferred vendors. Please RSVP to Kaitlin – firstname.lastname@example.org.
Triangle Bridal Association’s 4th Annual “A Happy Affair”
Thursday, February 28, 5:30-8:30pm
Mix & Mingle with wedding professionals while sipping champagne and snacking on hors d’oeuvres at this annual event at the North Ridge Country Club.
Altar Ego: A Fashion Event
Friday, March 1, 6:30-9:30pm
Tre Bella Inc, Durham’s only couture bridal salon and one of the area’s top florists, is pleased to present their annual fashion event at the prestigious Washington Duke Inn. The event will begin with a cocktail hour and book-signing by NY Times best-selling author Emily Giffin. Giffin is the author of several fabulous novels, including Something Borrowed, which was made into a hit movie. She will also be doing a presentation! The culmination of the event is the fashion show, with local clothing boutiques (Hadley Emerson, Scout & Molly of Chapel Hill, and Smitten), followed by wedding wear including Bella Bridesmaid, Bernard’s Formalwear, and Tre Bella Bridal.
Tickets are $50, and include the entertainment, food and a signature cocktail. All proceeds go to local charity, Girls on the Run.
SB&G is giving away a pair of Free Tickets to Altar Ego Fashion this week!
To enter, simply write “I want the tickets to Altar Ego!” on our FACEBOOK wall or Tweet it to us @SthrnBrideGroom, by 11pm on Wednesday, Feb 27. We’ll pick a winner on Thursday morning at random. Please only enter if you are able to attend the event!
Brides-to-be, here’s an upcoming Open House you don’t want to miss! Cobblestone Hall in Raleigh’s Historic Moore Square Arts District is hosting a Bridal Open House on Wednesday, February 27 from 5:00-8:00pm. Cobblestone Hall is a gorgeous venue in Downtown Raleigh complete with old world charm and an overwhelming a sense of elegance.
Come meet the Cobblestone Hall staff and their preferred vendors at this special event, where you and your fiancé can enjoy “A Taste of Cobblestone Hall,” featuring hors d’oeuvres and drinks. If you select Cobblestone Hall for your big day during the tasting, you will be treated to a 10% discount on the facility rental! Showtime Events is a full-service event management company to help you in every way during your wedding planning — from facility to rental to walking down the aisle!
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At this year’s fashion shoot at The Umstead Hotel & Spa, SB&G hosted Bella Bridesmaid — an adorable shop in Raleigh that exclusively focuses on chic, fashionable dresses for your favorite gals…and trust us, these are gowns your girls will love! Bridesmaids dresses have grown away from the shapeless, heavy days of years past, and are now full on fashion statements. Bella Bridesmaid has tons of popular collections, including Amsale, LulaKate, Coren Moore, and Two Birds (and lots more!)
Check out these photos — some of our favorites from the shoot — by the talented Dara Blakeley Photography. And newly engaged brides, make sure to include Bella Bridesmaid on your list of stops when you and your gals are on the hunt for the perfect dress!
These gorgeous navy chiffon gowns are from the Amsale collection at Bella Bridesmaid. Pair these with nude, metallic, or a fun-colored heel for a little added glam. Brides — love that crystal bracelet? Check out Bel Canto Designs for gorgeous, vintage jewelry to accessorize your big day. Also, thanks to Lore Emelio for custom-designing our girls’ awesome hairpieces!
Say “yes” to yellow in these adorable sunshine dresses by LulaKate, available at Bella Bridesmaid. Let your girls choose different necklines that flatter their specific shape for a funky, but still cohesive mismatched look.
This bright green ensemble is the perfect example of a sweet & appropriate style for junior bridesmaids. Having junior bridesmaids is a fantastic way to include girls who are too old to be flower girls, and too young to be full-fledged bridesmaids.
These two selections, both by Coren Moore from Bella Bridesmaid, showcase some of this year’s hottest trends — color blocking and iridescent coral.
All inspired now? Make your appointment at the Raleigh Bella Bridesmaid and start browsing…remember, it takes three to four months for your dresses to come in, so ordering early is a necessity!
It’s Open House season for wedding venues! Yet another one of SB&G’s fabulous Triangle venues is hosting an Open House this weekend — the historic Crenshaw Hall Plantation!
Just north of Raleigh lies the historic Crenshaw Hall Plantation — a 19th-century homestead nestled on five acres of stately oaks and pecan trees. Crenshaw Hall brides are allowed the full use of the beautifully appointed main house, the wedding gazebo, the lawns and the large reception tent.
Come out on Sunday, January 13th, from 2 to 5pm to tour the lovely grounds of this Wake Forest venue, only minutes from Triangle Town Center! Stop in and see what this gorgeous venue & its wonderful staff have to offer to make your big day uniquely you.
The Highgrove Estate in Fuquay-Varina is hosting an Open House on Saturday, January 12, from 10am — 1pm. The Highgrove was the location for our 2013 Cake Shoot, and trust us, it’s a venue you definitely want to check out! It’s got all the charm of a country estate — from rocking chairs on the front porch to an elegant winding staircase — located just outside Raleigh!
Brides and grooms-to-be are invited to come out and explore the venue — from its manicured gardens overlooking Lake Laurel to the beautifully-lit reception space — and see it “dressed up” as it would be for their big day! Potential customers will also get the opportunity to meet with the venue coordinators on-site to discuss the endless possibilities The Highgrove offers to personalize each couple’s wedding day dreams.
No appointment is needed, as the event is a casual, drop-in style. Don’t miss this opportunity to see a breathtaking venue and get some ideas and tips for wedding planning!
Photo Credit: Photography by Kevin Milz
Southern Bride & Groom Magazine is excited to announce a very special holiday giveaway Facebook contest!
SB&G’s Facebook page is great for any NC bride or wedding professional to follow, as we regularly post wedding inspirations, news & events, special contests, and real wedding features. Please note that with the new Facebook settings, if you want to see our posts, it is best to select “Show in Newsfeed” via the “Like” tab after you become a fan.
Jekyll Island Club Hotel is a stunning property in Jekyll Island, off the coast of Georgia. From the NC Triangle it is about a 5-6 hour drive, but upon arrival you’ll feel like you’re in another world, with one of the most spectacular and unique beaches in the country- Driftwood Beach. Bike around the jungle inland throughout the day, lounge around the pool, and enjoy delicious meals onsite at the hotel. Jekyll Island Club Hotel also hosts several stunning weddings each year and is an ideal destination wedding location.
So be sure to enter the contest this month by liking our Facebook page and following the steps for our “Holiday Contest”, and share with anyone you know would benefit from following the NC wedding new and inspirations source!
SB&G has selected its Facebook Contest winner for 25 custom holiday cards from Charlotte’s, a boutique in Raleigh at North Hills and Cameron
Village, which carries clothes,jewelry, and gifts. Visit the Cameron Village location where they have a full service stationery studio.
Congratulations to Shelby; she and her new husband were married in Pinehurst this year. Here is a photo of them on their wedding day by their fabulous photographer Stacy Borelli of Swank Photo Studio.
You can also REGISTER with SB&G and be in the running for our monthly prizes, including dinners around town, spa days, and even stays at beach resorts.
We will be drawing our December winners this Monday, so be sure to sign up by Sunday, December 2nd!
Forever Bridal has announced the dates for the January Wedding Show — the biggest, most popular and longest-running bridal expo in the state of North Carolina!
January 5th and 6th, 2013 at the Jim Graham Building on the NC State Fairgrounds
Don’t miss your chance to meet hundreds of wedding professionals — from venues to photographers, caterers and more! The Wedding Show is filled with on-stage entertainment featuring the latest bridal fashions, food samples from the Triangle’s premier wedding cake bakeries and caterers, and door prizes & giveaways (like from SB&G!)
Everything you need to plan your wedding can be found at The Wedding Show — from special reception and rehearsal sites to historic homes and large banquet halls, The Wedding Show has it all! All tastes can be met, whether you’re looking to host a fashion-forward affair to a traditional, low country pig-pickin’.
While you’re there, don’t forget to stop by the SB&G booth for a 2013 edition of Southern Bride & Groom and the chance to win some wonderful prizes!