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Southern Bride & Groom Releases Whimsical Summer-Fall Cover!

With the change in seasons comes a new look for SB&G magazine! It’s out with the old and in with a new whimsical and elegant summer-fall cover! Dara Blakeley Photography captured this playful moment from SB&G’s 2015 fashion shoot at the Merrimon-Wynne House in Raleigh, NC.Southern wedding magazineWhen deciding on covers, we absolutely fell in love with this striking image of our bride with floral garland in classic white and green; it seemed to us it would make a perfect cover to usher in the summer months. We love that it’s dramatic, yet still soft, elegant and modern.

Raleigh bride at Merrimon Wynne HouseThe cover bride is wearing a gorgeous Monique Lhuillier bridal gown from Nitsa’s Apparel, which has locations in Winston Salem and Charlotte. On this gown, a Chantilly lace corset bodice with drop waist flows to an embroidered layer over feather-light tulle. Makeup for Your Day enhanced the bride’s look with subtle tones in blush and mauve, and created both a relaxed up-do/bun as well as a soft look with flowing waves as appears on the cover. Wade Designs Jewelry provided the pretty pearls to complete the look.

The ensemble pairs perfectly with a classic combination of white roses and leafy greens, such as eucalyptus, shown in the garland draped over our bride. These whimsical floral touches were created by Fresh Affairs in Raleigh, NC.

Monique Lhuillier wedding gown Nitsas ApparelThe setting for this shoot was the stunning Merrimon-Wynne House, a restored historic property in downtown Raleigh. As you enter the Merrimon-Wynne House, you step into its distinguished past and its present glory. The elegant rooms are softly bathed in natural light from nearly floor-to-cieling windows, and carefully restored post-Cival War architectural details abound. Owner Jodi Strenkowski bought the vacant house in 2013 and renovated with weddings in mind. In keeping with the National Register of Historic Places, and as a Raleigh historic landmark, Jodi guided her architects in preserving the original home, and has added the perfect antique accent pieces.

Merrimon-Wynne House RaleighKeep an eye out for our new summer/fall cover in stores and boutiques across North Carolina. We hope you enjoy it as much as we do!

PHOTOGRAPHER Dara Blakeley Photography | VENUE Merrimon-Wynne House | FLOWERS Fresh Affairs | BRIDAL GOWN Monique Lhuillier from Nitsa’s Apparel | JEWELRY Wade Designs Jewelry | HAIR & MAKEUP Makeup for Your Day

Brides and Vendors Mingle at Triangle Events

Today, we’re highlighting a few recent events that showcased everything we love about weddings in the South, from charming wedding venues to creative caterers to bridal shows! We love that there are so many opportunities for brides and vendors to mingle at Triangle events. Whether you are searching for the perfect backdrop for your big day, getting a taste of an appetizer you want to have at your reception, or picking up a copy of Southern Bride & Groom at a bridal expo in Raleigh, we have you covered!

Open House at The Bradford
With renovations finally complete at The Bradford, a beautiful new venue located off the beaten path in New Hill, NC, it was ready to make its debut to vendors and brides during a special open house in April. Amanda Scott from A Swanky Affair helped coordinate and plan the event, which showcased all the new improvements made to The Bradford, including new rooftops and balconies. People were really “wowed” by the newly painted and updated ballroom as well!

Not only did brides get a chance to tour The Bradford and envision their wedding in this one-of-a-kind space, but they also got to mix and mingle with area vendors, who were there to show off their skills, including talented members of the SB&G Family! Brides-to-be received great tips and advice for their weddings in a stress-free environment, and entered fun giveaways. The champagne bar, provided by On the Rocks bartending, along with delicious bites, made for a relaxing afternoon. Tre Bella brought beautiful gowns to showcase and a wonderful selection of wedding day jewelry that were a big hit.

The Bradford’s next open house will be held in July. Thank you to Casey Rose Photography for the lovely photos!The Bradford wedding venueBride at NC wedding venue open houseOpen House at the Bradford wedding venue in NCWedding gown and jewelry from Tre Bella BridalVintage couch at The BradfordSouthern bridal wedding magazineWedding food served at The Bradford Open HouseGold white and purple wedding colorsPurple and white wedding paletteWhite and green wedding cake and cateringBride and Groom chalkboard signsPhotos: Casey Rose Photography

Taste the Event 2015
For the second year in a row, local chefs and foodies came together for a food and drink festival that centered around North Carolina cuisine. Taste the Event is a multi-day festival curated by our friends at Durham Magazine and Chapel Hill Magazine. The signature event, The Grand Taste Experience, was held at the Durham Armory on April 23, 2015.

After interviewing several SB&G preferred caterers on the blog, we were anxious to try their creations at Taste! Chef James Clark of Carolina Crossroads/The Carolina Inn fed us well with chilled sweet corn soup with tomato relish and flavorful smoked shrimp. Chef Teddy Diggs of Il Palio/The Siena cured fresh Alaskan salmon paired with warm homemade focaccia bread. We got our sushi fix from Chef Toshio Sakamaki of Basan (an Eschelon Experiences restaurant), who served a chili ginger garlic and soy marinated salmon hand roll. Chef Devereaux Greene at Herons/The Umstead Hotel & Spa showed off a creative technique by pouring warm violet potato soup over a white chocolate ball filled with caviar, which melted into a sweet and savory treat.

Guests mixed and mingled while listening to music from Mint Julep Jazz Band and tasting food from some of the very best chefs, caterers and restaurants in the area.

If you missed out on all the foodie fun this year, keep it on your calendar for next April.Taste the Event DurhamGreen and white rustic flowersDurham magazine and Southern Bride and Groom at Taste the eventDurham NC food festivalChef Teddy Diggs of Il PalioChef Clark catering from The Carolina InnTaste 2015 Durham NCPhotos: Emily Toth Photography and Kristin Prelipp of KPO Photography

Forever Bridal Show
Each season, Forever Bridal Productions hosts a Southern Bridal Show and Expo at the Raleigh State Fairgrounds. Southern Bride & Groom loves attending the showcases to meet brides in person and to connect with great local wedding vendors!

At the April show and expo, brides-to-be enjoyed fashion previews featuring the latest trends in bridal wear, bridesmaids gowns, and tuxedos. They also got to meet and connect with talented Triangle wedding caterers, florists and consultants, as well as Raleigh, Durham, and Cary wedding photographers and videographers. Venues from small local chapels to wineries to beach resorts were also there with useful information.

Thanks to American Party Rentals and University Florist for making our table pretty!

The next Southern Bridal Show and Expo will be held August 8-9, 2015.Southern Bridal ExpoTeal Wedding Colors

Peonies in Shades of Pink 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. Today’s floral inspiration includes peonies in two shades of pink, a gorgeous arrangement designed by Floral Dimensions of Durham, NC. Along with the surprise accents of Echeveria and grass loops on the lower arrangements, these tree-shaped clouds of blossoms allow for easy table conversation in a beautiful setting overlooking The Washington Duke Inn and Golf Club Terrace on the Green.

Floral Dimensions at Academy Court has been serving Durham County and surrounding areas since the early 80s, and under the watchful eye of Bea Miller since 1986. Her attention to detail, along with an award-winning design team, has allowed Floral Dimensions to provide brides and their families with beautiful and memorable wedding florals and invitations. Floral Dimensions appreciates and enjoys the long term relationships established with former brides and their families. “It is a real pleasure to have a bride of twenty years ago come in to the studio and ask for assistance with her daughter or son’s prom corsage or boutonniere,” says Miller.

In addition to wedding and event designs, Floral Dimensions is a full service florist and provides the finest floral arrangements, gifts, and invitations for individuals and corporations. An array of green, blooming plants and orchids is a welcome sight upon entering the studio, followed by a walk to the display cooler filled with beautiful flowers grown locally as well as throughout the world. Floral Dimensions at Academy Court also designs and provides custom invitations, programs, announcements and stationery. In fact, the menu cards and coordinating place cards in this photo shoot were proudly designed and produced by Floral Dimensions. A layered collection of ivory linen stock over taupe complements the overall table design perfectly.Outdoor wedding at the Washington Duke Inn and Golf ClubPink and ivory wedding paletteIvory menus and placecards from Floral DimensionsPink wedding flowersDurham Bride at the Washington Duke Inn and Golf ClubPink peony wedding flowersTall pink wedding centerpiecesIvory colored table settingPink centerpieces for wedding tablesPink and white wedding bouquetFLORAL DESIGN Floral Dimensions | TABLE, TABLETOP, TABLE RUNNER & CHAIRS American Party Rentals | MENUS & NAME CARDS Floral Dimensions Stationery Studio | GOWN & JEWELRY Savvi Bridal | HAIR & MAKEUP Bella Trio Day Spa | VENUE The Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club | PHOTOGRAPHY f8 Photo Studios

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

Triangle NC Wedding News – Wedding Shows and Bridal Inspiration

Spring is an exciting and busy time for brides in the Triangle and for all of us at Southern Bride & Groom! From informative and inspiring wedding shows and art exhibits to food festivals and bridal events, there are so many fun events to enjoy! Below, are some events we’ve attended recently, including wedding shows and events with plenty of bridal inspiration.
Ninth Stree Flowers at the Nasher Museum in Durham
Nasher Wedding Studio
Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University hosted its 2nd Annual Nasher Wedding Studio in March. SB&G co-publisher, Jenna Park Olender, was part of a panel of wedding experts that included Rachael Price from Tre Bella Flowers, Morgan Montgomery from Paisley & Jade vintage rentals, and Terri Watson of Get Lit Special Event Lighting. The topic of wedding design was a hit with attendees! Following the panel was a meet and greet with each of the Nasher’s preferred caterers: Parizade, Durham Catering, Mitchell’s, the Catering Company of Chapel Hill, and Posh Nosh.
Panel of wedding experts in North Carolina discuss wedding design
Kathy Wright, event director of Nasher, led the panel and organized the event. After the presentation, while enjoying treats and drinks, guests had a chance to mingle in the grand lobby at Nasher, which featured a stunning table display from American Party Rentals and Ninth Street Flowers. Filled with beautiful natural light during the daytime and turning into a magical sleek event venue by night, this space exudes modern elegance. Photos were taken by Jennifer Kidd, who also presented on photography at the show.


Art in Bloom at NCMA
Talk about floral inspiration!…The North Carolina Museum of Art (NCMA) in Raleigh just concluded its Art in Bloom showcase – a weekend long event that fused flowers and art to create a colorful and lively exhibit which drew an impressive crowd of 10,000 visitors!
Flower displays at Raleigh Art MuseumFlowers and Art at NC MuseumLocal florists, including many of SB&G’s talented family members like Tre Bella Flowers, Fresh Affairs, Ninth Street Flowers, Blossom Artistry, Catering Works, and The English Garden, crafted floral arrangements inspired by the art of the West Building of NCMA – the arrangements were be based on the colors, textures, and patterns of these art pieces. If you didn’t get to go for yourself, check out the beautiful images captured by NCMA photographers Karen Malinofski and Christopher Ciccone.
Art in Bloom Exhibit at the NCMA
Floral inspiration at Raleigh NCMAFloral Exhibit at the North Carolina Museum of ArtMarch of the Brides
Brides-to-be who competed in Diamonds Direct Crabtree’s 2nd Annual March of the Brides competition walked away with sweet prizes, and based on the photographs captured by Three Little Birds Studio, they had a lot of fun doing it!
Diamonds Direct March of the Brides ContestOver 300 brides registered for the contest via Diamond Direct’s Facebook page, but only 40 lucky brides were selected to compete. Adorned with diamond ring veils and competition t-shirts, the brides put on their game faces and fought hard for their chance to win amazing prizes.


Brides rotated in groups and competed in all kinds of wedding-themed games. Starting with the bouquet toss, sponsored by The English Garden of Raleigh, brides had to throw flower bouquets as far as they could and were scored on the distance thrown. Brides next moved to the seating scramble sponsored by Eschelon Experiences and the photo hunt sponsored by Three Little Birds Studio. During the wedding planner dash, sponsored by A Southern Soiree, brides competed in a relay-style activity, that conclude with stacking presents and running to the finish line!


In the end, there were nine big winners who left with prizes including a $1,000 gift certificate to Diamonds Direct, $500 towards catering by Eschelon, a photography package by Three Little Birds Studio, a $500 gift certificate for wedding cake by Edible Art, $250 for flowers from The English Garden, and more!
Diamonds Direct Crabtree of Raleigh

Taste the Event Launch Party
Last night was the official kick off and launch party for Taste 2015 – a series of delicious events that celebrates food & drink in North Carolina, from the budding craft hard cider industry to a good old-fashioned burger cook-off competition to a Grand Taste Experience. Dan Shannon, publisher of Durham Magazine and Chapel Hill Magazine, spoke while guests enjoys bites from the students at the Art Institute of Raleigh-Durham at American Tobacco Campus. We can’t wait for the delightful treats that are in store for us during Taste! If you haven’t purchased your tickets yet, don’t miss out on this exciting foodie festival.

Taste the Event food and drink festival in DurhamDan Shannon publisher of Durham Magazine and Chapel Hill MagazineTaste magazine Triangle food guide

TASTE the Event 2015 in Durham: Q&A with Basan

Basan is the newest restaurant in the Eschelon Experiences group, bringing modern Japanese cuisine and fresh sushi to the Bull City. Its convenient downtown location at the American Tobacco Campus makes it the perfect place to catch a bite before a show at DPAC or a Bull’s game.

Head Chef Toshio Sakamaki is a master of preparing fish and vegetables. He was born in Tokyo Japan where his father worked as a sushi chef and owned a sushi restaurant. He brings years of culinary expertise to Eschelon Experiences and showcases his mastery at Basan.

We spoke with the team at Basan about the local food scene, their private dining and event space, and what people can expect from Chef Sakamaki at the Grand Taste Experience on April 23, 2015. Beginning with the Grand Taste Experience, food lovers from across the region will experience a weekend of indulgence unsurpassed in the South.

Organized by our friends at Durham Magazine and Chapel Hill MagazineTaste the Event is a charitable local food festival located in and around the Triangle area of North Carolina, which encompasses Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill. The festival includes a variety of events, from intimate dinners for a few to large tastings for a crowd, with a portion of the proceeds donated to the Durham Branch of the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina. Top culinary talent from the surrounding area, including chefs, restaurateurs, beverage purveyors and other local companies are featured in some of the region’s most stunning event settings.

Head Chef Toshi of Basan restaruantSB&G: What is your favorite thing about the local food scene in 2015?

Basan: Many locals are starting passion projects, paying homage to food they love and want to create every day for guests, for example, Ashley Christensen’s group, Van from Bida Manda, and the guys from Stanbury.

What is your cooking philosophy or favorite type of food to cook?

Basan: Our culinary director, John Anderson, loves to cook Mexican food and we really appreciate his view on cooking. He enjoys cooking with less expensive ingredients that take more time and care. Anyone can cook a steak and add truffles and it will be delicious, but he thinks it’s fun to celebrate inexpensive and make them delicious, such as field peas, pork cheek, collards, etc. We love this celebration of simple and tasty items.

Shrimp and Mushroom Ajillo from BasanSB&G: How do you keep it interesting or play off the latest food trends?

Basan: We definitely like to feature trends in our cocktails, infusing crazy ingredients and flavor profiles into our signature drinks. Our food menus typically stay true to the theme of the restaurant and we feature trends in seasonal exclusive dinners or weekly signature feature items. We encourage our chefs to get creative every day so there is always something “off menu” for our guests to try.

SB&G: How has Head Chef Toshio Sakamaki enjoyed the transition to Basan and the process of being onboard for a restaurant opening?

Basan: Chef Sakamaki really enjoyed getting to learn the Eschelon processes and culture at Mura before getting the new restaurant open. I think opening Basan was especially enjoyable because he was able to craft a whole new menu from scratch, just as he desired it to be.Head Chef Toshi of Basan restaurant in Durham

SB&G: How will the new private event space in Basan cater to special events like bridal/bachelorette parties or family/rehearsal dinners?

Basan: The new private dining room will seat up to 40 guests and can accommodate upwards of 80 guests for a cocktail-style function. It’s a fun, modern space with great light and huge windows. We think it will be a fun new choice for all events from rehearsal dinners to bridal parties because the furniture and layout are so flexible. Basan has a full-time event coordinator on staff to help make sure everything runs smoothly and makes the booking process a breeze for our guests.Basan Bull City Sushi restaurant

SB&G: What is your approach to planning menus for weddings and/or special events?

Basan: We have some great pre-set options, but we love tailoring things to the host’s tastes. It has been fun to create special sushi rolls named for the couple at wedding caterings, or custom cocktails with signature colors at special events.

SB&G: What are your plans and involvement in TASTE this year?

Basan: Basan is so new in town; we want to showcase some of our signature items and let everyone meet Head Chef Toshio Sakamaki. He comes from Japan and is carrying on the family tradition of being a sushi chef. Toshio has so much passion for what he does and it shows in his food. We’ll definitely showcase some sort of sushi to give everyone a taste of what we’re best at delivering every day. We can’t wait for everyone to meet our Head Chef and taste what Basan has to offer!Rainbow Roll from BasanPhotos: Terrence Jones


Luxurious Vintage Rose Colored Floral Inspiration

Southern Bride & Groom is excited to share some of our favorite photos, including many not seen in print, from our 2015 Floral Shoot. Today’s post features luxurious rose colored floral inspirations with a hint of vintage style created by Victorian Seasons.Seating parlour at the Washington Duke Inn
In this shoot, Victorian Seasons designed a romantic seating parlour in an area of the President’s Ballroom at The Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club. Rose corals, peach and mauve tones with elements of gold create a luxurious ambience for guests to sit and have a conversation when taking a break from the table or dance floor during a wedding. The display also features gorgeous vintage furniture and details like birdcage vases and elegant candelabras paired with soft and subtle arrangements in various shades of pink.Videri ChocolatesVictorian Seasons is an established Triangle Florist who has been styling stunning floral arrangements for brides in the area since 1993. Victorian Seasons can design eye-catching wedding floral designs for couples of any taste, be it bold and contemporary or soft and romantic, and will also preserve your bouquet after your big day has passed!Pink and white wedding paletteVintage wedding jewelry from Bailey'sBird cage and candleabras wedding decorVideri Chocolate wedding favors
Romantic wedding bouquet by Victoria SeasonsFLORAL DESIGN Victorian Seasons | FURNITURE ThemeWorks | CANDLEABRAS Table of Contents | CHOCOLATES Videri Chocolates | GOWN Darling by Amy Kuschel | 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

Vibrant Sculpted Outdoor 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, Blossom Artistry created a gorgeous display of sculpted flowers in vibrant colors, such as apricot, tangerine and mango. Adding elegance and dimension to the The President’s Terrace at The Washington Duke Inn and Golf Club is a fanciful centerpiece and wedding arbor woven with colorful blooms, twig art objects, garden greenery and a tropical flourish.

Blossom Artistry is a Pittsboro-based florist owned and operated by husband and wife, Leon and Julie. With over 50 years of combined experience, the Blossom team of designers can create a custom look for brides of any style!

Blossoms and arbor at The Washington Duke InnColorful cocktail matches colorful wedding paletteTropical flowers on back of chairs at weddingTropical flower inspiration from Blossom Artistry in Pittsboro, NCTangerine table setting at NC weddingVibrant wedding bouquet with lilies and rosesFLORAL DESIGN Blossom Artistry | TABLETOP, LINEN & CHAIRS Party Reflections | NAME CARDS Paperbuzz | GOWN Blue Willow from Tre Bella Bridal | JEWELRY Bailey’s Fine Jewelry | HAIR & MAKEUP Bella Trio Day Spa | VENUE The President’s Terrace at The Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club | PHOTOGRAPHY Walters & Walters

Creative Southern Wedding Photography by Anna Kirby

Southern Bride & Groom works with some of the best wedding photographers in the Raleigh-Durham area and all across North Carolina. We’re thrilled to feature a North Carolina wedding photographer spotlight series so that you can get to know each of them a little better! Today, we’re introducing you to creative southern wedding photography by Anna Kirby Photography.

Anna graduated from the University of Virginia with a degree in architecture and a minor in fine arts. During her time at UVA, she studied photography in the countryside of Tuscany, Italy. After graduation, she returned to school at the Washington School of Photography in Washington, DC where she trained in all types of professional photography, but before all of that, it was her dad who instilled in her a love for the creative arts.

Growing up, Anna and her dad would build their own block box cameras and had a darkroom set up in their laundry room. Now, her dad, who founded his own successful business in commercial video production, is her second shooter and assistant on all her travel jobs!

Anna spends her time between Durham and Highlands, NC as well as in hometown of Tampa, FL. When she’s not working, she’s often enjoying a hike or other adventure with her husband and little boy and puppy in tow. Get to know Anna a little more in the Q&A below.Wedding at Second Empire in RaleighWhy do you love photography?

The most meaningful thing about wedding photography for me is being able to provide my clients a life-long tangible representation of their wedding day that they otherwise would only have in their memory.

Where do you draw your artistic inspiration?

For me, it’s all about lighting, so I look to those who have mastered light across all artistic mediums. Be it the movies, paintings, landscape photographers, or even an afternoon walk – I am always looking for inspiration.

How would you describe your style?

My style is journalistic – photographing my clients and their guests unobtrusively while capturing the real emotion of the moment. Certainly, not every photograph I take during a wedding day is candid. I absolutely love to capture the epic portraits of the bride and groom loosely posed in settings that are meaningful to them.Beautiful bridal portrait by Anna KirbyWhat sets you apart from other photographers?

As your wedding photographer, I am one of your vendors that will be with you most of your wedding day. That being said, I will help your wedding day stay on schedule and be of assistance with anything that should arise. Another thing that sets me apart from other photographers is that I was formally trained and educated in photography.

Also, I travel and shoot pretty equally between Florida and North Carolina, and there are many couples who have a FL-NC connection. People’s personal lives are changing – it’s no longer typical to move home and get married in your hometown. There are usually bits and pieces put together to tell a new story of the bride and groom. For instance, I have had many couples from Florida who came back to Durham or Raleigh to get married to their college sweetheart at their alma mater. I basically keep a studio in Durham and Tampa and a mountain house in Highlands in the summer, so I am available for shooting in many locations.

What is your favorite thing or moment to shoot at a wedding? 

There is no specific thing in a wedding day that is my favorite. But there is always a moment at every wedding where the bride and groom slow down for a few seconds and just become totally engaged in each other. That is the moment I love.Bride and groom bubbles exit

Pink and Orange Pops of Color 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, Catering Works created a bright and beautiful display featuring tall vases with flowing white orchids and bright bouquets with watermelon hues and pops of tangerine. Along with elegant floating candles and plates with complimentary floral designs, this bright and ethereal combination of sorbets really lights up the Rotunda Room at The Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club in Durham, NC.

Not only does Catering Works have a dedicated floral studio, they also have a culinary team and design and event planners. This catering and special event planning company in Raleigh offers everything from simple delivery drop off to elaborate full service events and everything in between! The pastry chef of Catering Works is also able to create cakes that compliment the colors and flowers used in your wedding.Tablescape at the Washington Duke InnPops of orange wedding flowersFloral inspiration with pops of colorTabletop decor for colorful weddingWedding table at the Washington Duke Inn in DurhamWedding tablescape with orchidsPink and orange bouquet from Catering WorksFLORAL DESIGN Catering Works | TABLETOP LINEN & CHAIRS Classic Party Rentals | SALAD PLATE Juliska from Southern Season | GOWN Blue Wilow by Anne Barge from Tre Bella Bridal | JEWELRY Bailey’s Fine Jewelry | HAIR & MAKEUP Bella Trio Day Spa | VENUE Rotundra Room at The Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club | PHOTOGRAPHY by Walters & Walters