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Real Wedding Video at Duke Chapel and The Cotton Room

It’s Wedding Feature Wednesday at Southern Bride & Groom! Today, we’re thrilled to share Katie and Scott’s real wedding video at Duke Chapel and The Cotton Room, shot by the talented team at Twenty-One Films.

Get your tissues ready, y’all — from the emotional first look to the expressive vows, this wedding film is a tearjerker in all the best ways. Be sure to look for the moment when Katie’s dad sees her for the first time and

Katie and her bridesmaids got ready at Posh the Salon before she met Scott at Duke Chapel for their first look. First looks have become one of the most popular trends in weddings in recent years, as they give the bride and groom a few moments all to themselves before the nonstop festivities of the wedding day.

Katie and Scott’s ceremony at Duke Chapel, a stunning medieval-style chapel in Durham, was breathtakingly emotional and so full of love. Despite the impending rain, the couple didn’t stop smiling throughout their wedding day, and the reception at The Cotton Room in Durham’s historic Golden Belt district certainly looks like it was quite the party!

Congratulations, Katie and Scott — your wedding was absolutely beautiful.

Katie + Scott, Duke Chapel from Twenty-One Films on Vimeo.

Thanks to Twenty-One Films for sharing this couple’s sweet wedding day video.

Real NC Wedding Video at The Highgrove Estate

It’s Wedding Feature Wednesday at Southern Bride & Groom! Today, we’re excited to share a Real NC Wedding Video at the Highgrove Estate shot by the talented team at Twenty-One Films.

Claire and Camry met at camp while in high school, and ended up dating for years before finally getting engaged. They tied the knot at Highgrove Estate in Fuquay-Varina on a gorgeous summer day, and Twenty-One Films captured the emotion of the affair beautifully. Though the venue’s power was out until only moments before the start of the ceremony thanks to a Southern thunderstorm the night before, Claire and Cam were thrilled their big day had arrived, and nothing could dampen their spirits.

The couple wrote their own vows (break out the tissues, y’all — their words to each other are incredibly sweet!) and celebrated their love with a stunning ceremony and reception, surrounded by their closest family and friends. Thanks to Twenty-One Films for this wonderful, emotional video of Claire and Cam’s wedding day.

Claire + Cam, Highgrove Estate from Twenty-One Films on Vimeo.

Ceremony and Reception Venue: Highgrove Estate
Florist: Brides and Bouquets
Bridal Gown: Vera Wang
Videographer: Twenty-One Films

Elevate “Dirty Dancing” Dance Performance at Angus Barn Wedding — Videography by 21 Films

This is the second installment in our Tuesday video blog series! This week, we’re highlighting Elevate, a Raleigh-based performance company that provides dancers and performers for all types of special events, including weddings. 

Elevate can give your reception the wow factor with a coordinated flash mob, break dancers, or a special choreographed dance. In today’s feature, Elevate dancers put on a Dirty Dancing-themed dance performance at a recent Angus Barn wedding to really get the party started! This clip was provided by Twenty One Films, who also does professional wedding videography. To see some of their recent wedding videos, check out their blog.

ELEVATE – Live Performance at Kristen & Adam’s Wedding Reception from Twenty-One Films on Vimeo.

Wedding Coordinator: A Southern Soiree
Photographer: Big Star Studios
Flowers: Fresh Affairs
Cake: Cinda’s Creative Cakes
Makeup: Lindsay Morse
Reception & Catering: Angus Barn
Band: Hipshack
Invitations and Programs: Paper Cafe
Videography: Twenty One Films

2013 Style Shoot – Country Wedding Elegance

This year, we chose to highlight North Carolina’s beautiful fall weather — the perfect season for a Southern wedding! — in one of our styled photo shoots for the 2013 edition of Southern Bride & Groom.

We are so pleased to release the behind-the-scenes video by Life Stage Films. This video tribute is a look inside of what goes into the special details that really make a wedding unique to a couple. We strive to create details in our style shoots to inspire couples and help them find their ideal wedding look! A big thanks to the Matt Davis, owner of LSF, for hanging out during our shoot and his team for putting together this special video!

Our sweet couple, Becca Jane and Todd Cody (now Mr. and Mrs!) were the winners of our 25th Anniversary Photoshoot Contest. They married in June 2012 in Chapel Hill, and used a slew of SB&G vendors to make their big day special & unique. The newlyweds reside in Washington, DC, but drove down for this opportunity to relive their wedding day!


After Hurricane Sandy forced us to reschedule, SB&G had a blast doing this shoot on a warm and sunny November afternoon. Our team, including coordination by Erin McLean Events, brought together an elegant rustic theme to highlight our venue, Het Landhuis — a fabulous country estate with a barn and event space! We combined this year’s popular neutral shades with rusty reds and fresh verdant hues, and The English Garden florist arranged a wedding scene with their own decor doors and floral wreaths in Het Landhuis‘ designated ceremony location. We set a formal table in the banquet room of the romantic barn that boasts Dutch influence in its architecture and detailing.

Now, enjoy these photos from the shoot, shot by Cyn Kain Photography (some of these pics can also be seen in SB&G 2013). And y’all, get ready to fall in love, this shoot is amazing! SB&G would like to extend a special thank you to the rest of the team who made this shoot possible: Charlottes, Inc./Jewelry; Party Reflections/Chairs, Linens, China, Glassware; Traditions by Anna/Bridal Gown; Savvi Formalwear/Groom’s Suit;  Beauty & The Bull Spa/Hair & Makeup; and Raleigh Cake Pops/Cake Pop Favors.


















New Real Wedding Feature – Bailey & Jason’s Wedding at The Sutherland

There’s a new Real Wedding on the SB&G website today! For the full story and photo gallery, go to the Bailey & Jason Real Wedding page!

Bailey and Jason met as undergrads in college through a mutual friend. When Jason popped the question with a Bailey Box, Bailey couldn’t refuse! This sweet couple wed at The Sutherland Estate & Gardens on June 16, 2012. A preppy Southern color palette of navy blue, deep fuchsia and bright green set the stage for Bailey and Jason’s big day, and the photography by f8 Photo Studios is absolutely stunning!

The couple used many SB&G vendors to make their day special, including: The Sutherland, Catering Works, f8 Photo Studios, Classic Party Rentals, and Island Sound & Video.

Here’s a sneak peek at some of Bailey and Jason’s gorgeous wedding day, but be sure to check out the full story (with more beautiful photos!) on the Bailey & Jason Real Wedding page!





Silver Anniversary Style Shoot Video Premiere

Southern Bride & Groom achieved a major milestone in 2012 — our 25th Anniversary as the NC Triangle’s most trusted bridal resource.

We commemorated the occasion with a Silver Style Shoot, set at The Siena Hotel in Chapel Hill. The shoot, photographed by f8 Photo Studios, will appear in Southern Bride & Groom’s 2013 edition, which releases mid-December and will be free to brides and available at locations throughout the Triangle Area, as well as to order online. In addition to the commemorative spread in the magazine, f8 in Motion was onsite to film the shoot, and created this beautiful behind-the-scenes tribute video.

Spheres of blossoms designed by Fresh Affairs bubble up around a stunning hand-painted silver cake custom-created by Sugarland, and continue a cascade that spills into a pool of petals. Our bride sparkles in a glamorous gown from Lana Addison Bridal. Its silver and crystal embellishments add to the theme. Our team also included Sally Oakley Personalized Wedding Planning, Charlotte’s, Party Reflections, Douglas Carroll Salon & Spa, and Paper Cafe.

Both The Siena Hotel and Douglas Carroll Salon and Spa are also celebrating their 25th anniversaries, so a big congratulations to them as well!

And now, please enjoy the premiere of our Silver Anniversary Tribute Video by f8 in Motion!

Sandy forced photoshoot reschedule to Lovely Fall Day!

Southern Bride & Groom took a risk this year and scheduled a photoshoot late in the production season so we could have a nice fall setting. Who could have predicted Hurricane Sandy would blow through the night before the big day? We have been very fortunate at SB&G and have never had to do an emergency reschedule of a photoshoot (which is amazing with 25 years under our belts- but then again, NC has pretty amazing weather!). However, last week we did not want to risk the cold, strong winds and threat of rain.

Moving the shoot turned out to be a great choice, because yesterday was an absolutely perfect autumn day. The air was cool and crisp, but the warm sun made it quite pleasant outside. The beautiful green, yellow and orange colors still gracing us with their presence out in the countryside of Pittsboro NC also helped – these are colors that will probably last only the rest of this week. So we feel quite lucky with how everything turned out!

The winners of our SB&G 25th Anniversary Photoshoot Contest, Becca Jane and Todd, drove down from Washington DC to participate in the shoot, and they made absolutely beautiful models. This sweet couple had a beautiful reception at The Carolina Inn this June.

We planned the shoot at the beautiful Pittsboro wedding venue, Het Landhuis, a beautiful rustic venue with elegant Dutch influences. We enjoyed living the country life out there for the day, and made friends with their dogs, cats, horses and goats!

We worked with team of talented SB&G vendors to plan our shoot’s theme, including Erin McLean Events, English Garden Florist, Cyn Kain Photography, and Life Stage Films. Products and additional support was from Party Reflections, Charlotte’s, Savvi Formalwear, Traditions by Anna, Beauty & the Bull Spa and Raleigh Cake Pops.

We don’t want to spoil the shoot, but here are a few teaser photos. The real deal will appear in Southern Bride & Groom’s 2013 issue, which will be released in December.

English-Garden-Setup Het-Landhuis-Kitty
Beauty-and-the-Bull Het-Landhuis-Goats
Het-Landhuis-Photo-Shoot

Wilmington NC Summer Bridal Show

The Brooklyn Arts Center in Wilmington, NC is having its semi-annual
wedding show on August 12. For only $10, brides can explore the center and meet with five
different wedding planners in a quick, one-hour session. Each planner will have
their own setup, including an outdoor ceremony mockup in the courtyard.

Each session, which occurs every hour on the hour from 12 to
4 p.m., holds a maximum of 75 people, so come out and ask the experts any
questions you may have to aid you in the planning process!

Enjoy this video of one of the other bridal shows hosted recently at BAC. A big thanks to the amazingly talented Matt Davis of Life Stage Films for this film.

Brooklyn Arts Center Bridal Show from Matt Davis on Vimeo.

To see the promo video that Life Stage Films made for SB&G and our 25th Anniversary this year, click HERE!

Located near the Cape Fear River in downtown Wilmington, BAC is a
gorgeous, historic church, built in 1888, that has been spectacularly refurbished
to accommodate weddings, receptions, and other important events.

BAC Wedding Show

Girls Night Out Bridal Bash at Sparians

Last fall, SB&G threw a “Girls’ Night Out” party for bride-to-be Lauren, in one of Sparians’ private bowling rooms, the perfect setting for an intimate get-together or even a rehearsal dinner or wedding event. SB&G and A Southern Soiree planned this party with the help of a fabulous team of vendors. The party was themed for the 60’s, with a coral and turquoise color theme.

Maria Scheel Invitations & More created glitzy custom invitations that were sent to the bride and her guests. The English Garden Florist created wall mod-chic wall decor and bowling ball topiaries. Sparians served signature pink cocktails, and heavy hors d’oeuvres, and Gigi’s Cupcakes provided cupcakes that looked like actual bowling balls! Island Sound enhanced the ambiance with special lighting, and entertained the group of gals with 60’s mod live music. We also played old episodes of “Laverne & Shirley” on the Sparians’ TV screens to add to the theme!

F8 Photo Studios photographed the event, which was featured in SB&G 2012 on pages 70-71. Their sister video company, F8 in Motion, filmed the special occasion, and we’re happy to share that video with you here. Enjoy!

Lauren and Zach Heath were married on October 29, 2011. Congrats!