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Donna Cece Jenna Parks Southern Bride & Groom Magazine owners by Heba Salama at Kings Daughters Inn

Your Guide for Wedding Planning in the Heart of NC

We connect couples with the best local NC Wedding Planning Vendors in Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill

Welcome to your trusted guide to heart of NC wedding planning: Southern Bride and Groom! We’re celebrating 30 years as the leading bridal magazine, resource and wedding vendor guide in Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, Cary and the Greater Triangle Area to the NC Coast. As a part of the local wedding community, we bring joy and ease to your wedding planning process. And as a small business led by a mother-daughter team, we understand that confidence in your decisions makes that possible. We believe in introducing you to the highest quality resources and NC wedding vendors, in a variety of styles. That’s why we personally connect you with everything from top, well-vetted local wedding vendor recommendations and exciting local wedding events.

In our annual magazine and here on our website, meet our curated collection of reliable and talented wedding vendors – everything from wedding planners, bridal boutiques, florists and DJs to unique event venues, rehearsal dinner, and wedding reception locations in the Raleigh-Durham region to the NC Coast. Southern Bride & Groom also partners with our local community of wedding vendors to create original wedding inspiration just for you. In our magazine and on our blog, we bring you the latest wedding ideas, etiquette tips, and of course, real NC weddings in the venues you’re actually considering as a location to celebrating your own day! Join our mailing list today to have Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, OBX and Wilmington wedding shows, bridal events, tastings and insight on the best local wedding vendors, delivered right to your inbox. With so many ways to help, inspire, and bring more joy to your NC wedding planning, the community of Southern Bride & Groom is here for you. Welcome again and congratulations!

– Donna and Jenna
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Venue Guide

Search the most extensive guide for the best wedding venues in Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill and the Triangle Area. Our list also includes NC destination venues from the Triad to OBX and Wilmington.

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Shows & Events

The best part about being engaged in NC might just be the wedding events! We share Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, OBX, and Wilmington NC bridal shows, tastings, open houses and wedding dress trunk shows.

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Explore our Preferred Vendors:


There is no need to leave NC to find couture bridal gowns and bridesmaid dresses. The preferred Southern Bride & Groom bridal salons provide service, quality, reliability and some of the finest designer wedding dresses in all price ranges. Beyond that, they are all small businesses owned by wonderful individuals…

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It can be tough to know where to begin in your search for the perfect NC wedding photographer. There are so many choices, you might be tempted to see one photo you like, book online and call it a day. But please don't - if there is one wedding vendor…

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It never ceases to dazzle us to see a bouquet turn a girl in a white dress into a bride. How about magical floral design that transforms an event space into a wedding dream? Southern Bride & Groom magazine works with the most reputable wedding florists of Raleigh, Durham, Cary,…

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