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Raleigh Wedding Pros Compete at Triangle NACE for Best Themed Styled Shoot

What do you get when wedding professionals are given a pile of props and 15 minutes to throw together a styled shoot? Magic!

Wedding-themed styled shoots are all the rage these days. They are a wonderful way for wedding professionals to showcase their talent, creativity, and the latest styles and trends.

Triangle NACE, an organization of local event professionals which SB&G has belonged to for many years, themed their monthly chapter monthly meeting on this subject. The event last week took place at The Stockroom at 230 in downtown Raleigh, one of SB&G‘s favorite venues! Donna and Jenna of Southern Bride and Groom, along with our friends from Weddings Magazine, spoke on a panel to discuss tips on how to get styled shoots published.

Two of our SB&G Preferred Vendors conceived and planned this event – Dana Cadwell from C & D Events, and Triangle NACE Programs Chair Jennifer Buenviaje of Makeup for Your Day.

Soigne Events was the featured caterer at this event and did a beautiful job with the local fare. The University Club provided libations and a signature cocktail, and dessert was from The Cupcake Shoppe and The Freezing Pointe. The Stockroom looked gorgeous with entrance arrangements by North Raleigh Florist and table arrangements by Artfully Arranged, and furniture from Themeworks. Spin provided the production, and Fancy This Photography chronicled the evening’s events.
The Stockroom Raleigh event venueRaleigh wedding professionals mixerNACE Triangle Chapter meetingsWedding inspiration at The Stockroom RaleighLearning about PR Strategy in RaleighSouthern Bride and Groom at NACENACE catering and entertainment professionalsNACE Triangle Chapter in RaleighMix and mingle with wedding planning professionalsGold plates at Raleigh wedding venueLearning about styled shoots for magazinesNACE wedding industry meetingsGhost chairs and white linen for weddingEvents at The Stockroom at 230After the presentation, tables were surprised by the announcement that there would be an on-site styled shoot contest! Each table was sent upstairs to The Glass Box to collect materials and come up with their own styled shoot design in under 20 minutes. There were six teams who tackled three different themes: Bohemian, High Drama and Romantic and Sweet.

Here at SB&G, we viewed the photographers’ images of completed designs from each styled shoot and judged our favorite. We agreed on a bright bohemian themed shoot captured on the rooftop of The Glass Box. What makes this shoot so stunning is the lush colorful floral arrangements, attention to detail on the table including vintage elements, fashion selection and the overall presentation of the theme. It’s fun while still romantic and perfect inspiration for a modern bohemian bride! Check out images from the winning shoot below.

SB&G’s Pick for Best Styled Shoot: Bohemian Wedding ThemeBright flowers in Bohemian weddingThe Glass Box balconyPhotos on the rooftop balcony at The Glass Box RaleighColorful bohemian weddingVintage decor in weddingsWedding styled shoot ideasrustic wedding table ideasBohemian themed wedding styled shootPhotos above by Fancy This Photography

Truthfully, we were impressed with the creative designs all six teams came up with in such quick time frame! Here are a few images of the remaining teams in each category. Great job to everyone who took part!

Bohemian
Bridal shoot on Raleigh rooftopBohemian vintage wedding inspirationGreenhouse Picker Sisters decorPhotos above: Adam Chapin

Romantic and Sweet
Styled shoot at The Glass BoxRomantic wedding inspirationPink wedding colorsPhotos above: Adam Chapin

Romantic and Sweet
Gay wedding inspirationGay weddings RaleighRaleigh NC venues with a viewPhotos above: Red Bridge Photography

High Drama
High impact wedding table designNACE chapter meeting events
Photos above: Red Bridge Photography

High Drama
Gold wedding detailsJewel toned wedding inspiration
Photos above: Fancy This Photography

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