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It’s official — the online edition of Southern Bride & Groom 2014 is live, just in time for the New Year and the peak of engagement season!
The online edition is a fantastic, on-the-go resource for beautiful wedding inspiration at your fingertips, and is especially useful to brides-to-be who haven’t had the chance to get their hands on a hard copy just yet.
The 2014 edition of SB&G contains absolutely everything you need to know to plan a wedding in North Carolina’s Triangle area, and is full of more content than ever, including more inspirational shoots, 10 real weddings, and a variety of articles that outline the year’s hottest trends, etiquette, and planning tips.
Give us a shout out with the hashtag #sbgmag when you spot SB&G 2014 at distribution sites, use the magazine in your wedding planning, or get inspired from the pages upon pages of Southern wedding beauty!
It’s that time again! Today, we’re revealing our October winners and announcing the prizes for our November giveaways. Each month, we give our a handful of gift certificates to local shops, restaurants, spas and hotels, and this month, we’re having a Facebook contest to win a trip to Jekyll Island Club Hotel — a beautiful resort off the coast of Georgia.
Jekyll Island Club Hotel is a stunning property on 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.
But first, we’d like to congratulate our October winners!
This month, we’re giving away:
-A $50 gift card to Bella Trio Salon & Day Spa in Durham – the perfect place to get a fantastic new hairdo or relaxing massage.
Our grand prize for November is a four-day, three-night getaway at Jekyll Island Club Hotel. We’re having a Facebook contest for the chance to win this romantic trip – perfect for a pre- or post-wedding trip. Write on our Facebook wall telling us you want to win this romantic getaway by Friday, November 15th at 12:00pm, and we’ll comment on our winner’s post by the end of the day!
Also, be sure to register with us to qualify for the other prizes we are doling out this month, and every month!
Recently, I enjoyed a renewing respite from the daily work grind at the expanded and newly redesigned Umstead Hotel & Spa in Cary. In the hustle and bustle of the wedding industry business, it’s hard to make time to wind down, but it seems the intensity of the week began to melt immediately upon entering the spa area of the hotel, with its soothing sounds and relaxing herbal scent.
After passing the nail salon section — that just happens to have the most luxurious pedicure leather lounges ever — the concierge greeted me warmly. She walked me through the new areas of the spa, which include a private outdoor coed wave pool that is privately placed amongst natural greenery (bathing suits required), an outdoor coed terrace for reading and relaxing in the sun, and a second floor lounge with snacks and drinks. The coed treatment room is also larger, and has its own private whirlpool. Wouldn’t a treatment for the newlyweds be just the perfect wedding gift?!
The women’s-only side of the spa is enlarged and has a lounge for relaxing and reading, a sauna, a steam room, a large whirlpool and refreshing private showers with everything you need for pampering. In the locker room, I changed into a plush terry robe provided and enjoyed the sauna and whirlpool before my scheduled facial.
Facials are not a regular treatment for me, but this one was a fabulous experience that I felt was offered by a true facial expert. The room, with its aromatherapy scents, the gentle musical notes, and enveloping warmth transported me to a dreamy place I hope to enjoy again soon. The next visit for me will be a reward for getting the SB&G magazine to press to enjoy one of my other favorite Umstead spa treatments — a full body massage. I did take a little bit of the spa home with me to enjoy by stopping to purchase some of their wonderful botanical washing scrub and lotions!
We’ve wrapped up two incredibly unique photo shoots for Southern Bride & Groom 2014 this month! These shoots are going to be incredibly beautiful spreads for the next edition of the Triangle’s leading wedding-planning publication.
We’re going to keep just about everything about these two shoots under wraps until the magazine debuts…but can anyone guess where these two Instagram shots were taken? Hint: Both are iconic locations in North Carolina! Start to get excited, y’all, this edition of SB&G is going to be absolutely stunning!
Stay tuned to SB&G for more photo shoot information and, of course, the 2014 edition of the magazine, which will feature a slew of beautiful photos from these two “secret” shoots to help you get inspired for your own big day! Follow us on Instagram for more using the hashtag #SBG14!
Team SB&G is wrapping up photo shoot season…only a few remain for Southern Bride & Groom 2014, the Triangle’s number one wedding planning publication. And we are so excited!
Y’all know we like to keep most the details of each shoot under wraps until the magazine reveal, but we wanted to give you a sneak peek of our 2014 Cake Shoot. In our cake spreads, we like to give our readers ideas of new and exciting trends — from fancy, tiered cakes to fun, contemporary cakes, we’ve got it all, and we can’t wait to share it with you!
We’d like to say a huge thanks to all of the vendors involved in this shoot, including our photographer — Brian Mullins Photography, our amazing location — ThemeWorks, Bailey’s Fine Jewelry, Southern Season, and of course, all of our bakeries — Catering Works, Edible Art Bakery & Dessert Cafe, Gigi’s Cupcakes, Once in a Blue Moon Bakery, Sugarland, and One Belle Bakery.
Check out this Instagram collage for a preview of the delicious desserts our bakers created, and start to get excited about Southern Bride & Groom 2014!
Follow us on Instagram @sthrnbridegroom for more behind-the-scenes shots!
It’s that time again! Today, we’re revealing our September winners and announcing the prizes for our October giveaways. Each month, we give out a handful of gift certificates to local shops, restaurants, spas and hotels — to qualify, register with Southern Bride & Groom now.
Congratulations to all of our September winners! This month, we’re giving away:
-A $100 gift certificate to The Fearrington House Restaurant in Pittsboro. The Fearrington House Restaurant specializes in farm-to-fork cuisine and changes their menu seasonally. It’s ranked as one of the Top 50 restaurants in the United States!
-A $50 gift certificate to Lather Hair Salon in Raleigh. Lather is the perfect place to get a fantastic new hairdo or trendy new hair treatment — like a keratin straightening treatment or a shine gloss conditioning.
-A two-night weekend stay with complimentary breakfast for two at the Hilton Garden Inn Raleigh-Cary. Take a break from the stress of wedding planning and spend a relaxing weekend in a beautiful hotel!
Register with us by the end of the month to win some of these fantastic prizes! If you aren’t selected this month, we’ll keep you in our system for future giveaways!
This is the final installment in our Floral Series from the 2013 edition of Southern Bride & Groom. This series is the perfect way to get inspiration for your big day! Today, we’re featuring the tabletop and bouquet designed by Caroline LaRocca Event Design for our 2013 Floral Shoot. Caroline LaRocca Event Design provides a unique concept in the wedding industry — wedding planning packages and a selection of in-house decor and floral services, all under one roof! Caroline LaRocca has offices in Virginia, Raleigh and New York to give her customers the best possible event services.
For the 2013 Floral Shoot, Caroline LaRocca Event Design designed an absolutely stunning ombre purple tabletop and bouquet. Hints of ivory, lavender and royal purple make up a truly opulent centerpiece that includes beautiful hanging elements finished with crystal details. The design paired perfectly with the contemporary architecture of the skylit Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University.
Caroline LaRocca chose her own exquisite ghost tables and chairs and specially made the plexiglass risers and containers for this inspirational and modern design. Beautiful silver china and elegant stemware from Classic Party Rentals completed the look.
Thanks to f8 Photo Studios for these gorgeous photographs, some never-before-seen, and the rest of the team who helped make this shoot possible! Florals are pictured with Richard Deacon’s “Like a Bird” sculpture from 1984, on loan from Raymond and Patsy Nasher Collection at the Nasher Sculpture Center in Dallas, TX.
Floral Design: Caroline LaRocca Event Design
Ghost Table & Chairs: Caroline LaRocca Event Design
China, Stemware, Flatware & Napkins: Classic Party Rentals
Venue: Nasher Museum of Art
Photography: f8 Photo Studios
Team SB&G is wrapping up photo shoot season…only a few remain for the 2014 edition of Southern Bride & Groom, the Triangle’s number one wedding planning publication. And we are so excited!
Y’all know we like to keep most the details of each shoot under wraps until the magazine reveal, but we wanted to give you a sneak peek of our 2014 Catering Shoot. In our food shoot spreads, we like to give readers an idea of new and exciting trends in catering, especially here in the South!
We’d like to say a huge thank you to all of the vendors who helped with this shoot, including our fantastic photographers Neil Boyd and Kristie Boyer of Neil Boyd Photography, and all of our caterers: Parizade Catering, Farmer’s Table Catering, The Garden on Millbrook Catering, Rocky Top Catering, Triangle Catering, Catering Works, Lip Service Contemporary Catering, Taziki’s Mediterranean Cafe, and Donovan’s Dish!
Check out this Instagram collage for a preview of the delicious dishes our caterers created, and start to get excited about Southern Bride & Groom 2014!
Follow us on Instagram @sthrnbridegroom for more behind-the-scenes shots!
Earlier this month, Team SB&G wrapped up yet another beautiful photo shoot for the 2014 edition of Southern Bride & Groom, your Triangle Area wedding resource. We had so much fun working with some members of our family of vendors, and can’t wait to share the full shoot with you when the magazine debuts! But for now, here’s a sneak peek just for you!
This time around, we shot our Couples Fashion spread as part of a Wedding Day styled shoot at the Renaissance Raleigh North Hills Hotel – one of the most chic and modern wedding venues in Raleigh. The shoot was complete with a wedding party, cake cutting and a fantastic, petal-filled, grand exit. To accomplish the look, we worked with Stacy Borelli of Swank Photo Studio – who went above and beyond to get the perfect shot.
Styling – A Southern Soiree | Hair & Makeup – Douglas Carroll Salon | Cake – Sugarland | Floral Design – English Garden | Paper, Gifts & Jewelry - Charlotte’s | Rentals – Classic Party Rentals | Models – Elevate | China, Glassware & Flatware – Southern Season | Formalwear – Bernard’s Formalwear | Bridal Gowns – Gorgeous Gowns | Formalwear & Bridal Gowns – Savvi Formalwear | Bridesmaid Gowns – Bella Bridesmaid
Here are a few Instagram shots from the behind-the-scenes team that day to give you a preview of what’s to come!
Stay tuned to SB&G for more photo shoot information and, of course, the 2014 edition of the magazine, which will feature a slew of beautiful photos from our Couples Fashion Shoot to help you get inspired for your own big day! Follow us on Instagram for more on #SBG14!
This is another installment in our Floral Series from the 2013 edition of Southern Bride & Groom. This series is the perfect way to get floral inspiration for your big day! Today, we’re featuring the tabletop and bouquet designed by Ninth Street Flowers for our 2013 Floral Shoot. Ninth Street Flowers is one of the premiere flower shops serving the Triangle area, and owners Larry and Lea Wood source blooms from local growers as much as possible to give their customers a totally unique, personalized experience.
For the 2013 Floral Shoot, Ninth Street Flowers designed a black and white tabletop and bouquet that simply oozed contemporary elegance. They elevated the traditional black and white color scheme to new heights with a hint of bohemian flair, which paired perfectly with Rose Hill Plantation‘s stunning front lawn. All white blooms were set against a textured black linen, sumptuous crystals, simple stationary from The Green Kangaroo and Vera Wang white china to create a look that is totally timeless, and perfect for any high-end occasion.
We absolutely love the use of the white candelabra as the centerpiece, and the texture the black feathers give the all-white bouquet of peonies, roses, and greenery! The bride is wearing a stunning gown from Lana Addison Bridal, and we adore how the black sash and bejeweled headband pair with the upscale floral display.
Thanks to Photography by Walters & Walters for the gorgeous photographs, some never-before-seen!
Linen, Chairs, Chair Wraps & Flatware: Classic Party Rentals
Candelabra & Vases: Table of Contents
China & Crystal: Belk at Crabtree Valley Mall
Jewelry: Bailey’s Fine Jewelry
Hair & Makeup: Bella Trio Day Spa