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Introducing our New Name and Cover

Southern Bride & Groom Magazine Reveals Our New Name: Heart of NC Weddings After 33 years as Southern Bride and Groom, our magazine has a new name that perfectly matches our brand and our heart-led mission. Heart of NC Weddings is the new us, and we're here to stay! Today, we're proudly revealing the 2020… READ MORE

The Big Fake Wedding Raleigh at Merrimon-Wynne

The Big Fake Wedding Raleigh Was its Best Yet at top venue The Merrimon-Wynne House Possibly the most unique wedding show is the touring event, The Big Fake Wedding. This fall, The Big Fake Wedding Raleigh took place at The Merrimon-Wynne House. Considered to be one of the best wedding venues in downtown Raleigh, this… READ MORE

Charleston Wedding Week: Runway Fashion at Cannon Green

Charleston Wedding Week Fashion Show at Cannon Green Charleston Fashion Week has been the ultimate destination for Southern fashionistas for many years. And bridal fashion has always been a key element. The finale day of Charleston Fashion Week always included a knock-out wedding fashion event, showcasing local Charleston bridal salons and a featured established wedding… READ MORE

Going to a Bridal Show? Read This First!

Tips for Tackling Bridal Shows Whether you visit a large wedding show with rows of vendors in decked-out booths and on-stage fashion events, or an intimate open house, it's a great idea to attend a few bridal events in the planning process. Large wedding events, like three of Forever Bridal's at the NC State Fairgrounds,… READ MORE

7 Statement Wedding Dresses from NY Bridal Market

From Flirty to Bold, our picks for the Best Non-Traditional Wedding Dress Looks for 2018 So we have shared our favorite romantic gowns, boho styles, and overall trends from NY Bridal Fashion Week! Today we are continuing our series by sharing our picks for the most beautiful statement wedding dresses from NY Bridal market 2018. Each one of… READ MORE

Top 5 Favorite Boho Wedding Dresses From NY Bridal Market 2018

Southern Bride & Groom Picks of Boho Wedding Dresses from Designers Carried at NC Bridal Boutiques Brides have been flocking to the bohemian wedding dress trend over the last few years. In honor of that, we are continuing our NY Bridal Fashion Week series by sharing our picks for our top 5 favorite boho wedding… READ MORE

Top 10 Most Romantic Wedding Dresses from 2018 NY Bridal Market

Southern Bride & Groom Picks of Romantic Wedding Dresses from Designers Carried at NC Bridal Boutiques So the latest wedding dress trends are fun to see, but most brides don’t care as much about being cutting edge as utterly lovely! Today, we are continuing our NY Bridal Fashion Week series by sharing our picks for… READ MORE

Floral Inspiration from NCMA’s Art in Bloom 2017

Art in Bloom 2017 Every year the North Carolina Museum of Art holds it Art in Bloom event to support the NCMA Foundation. Art in Bloom allows both local floral artists to showcase their talent and creativity and also for the public to have the opportunity to view all of these amazing artists in one… READ MORE

Foodie Couples, Get Your Tickets to Taste 2017

Springtime isn't just a popular season for weddings in North Carolina, it's also a time for many exciting local events, including one of our favorites, TASTE! This annual food and drink festival based in Durham, NC is now in its fourth year, and is hosted by our friends at Durham Magazine and Chapel Hill Magazine. Wedding planner Grace… READ MORE

2017 Winter Wedding Shows in Raleigh, NC

The holiday season is a popular time for engagements - with family all in one place and festivities already planned, it's a great time to throw in an extra celebration! And not soon after, the fun of planning beings! It can be overwhelming at first, but luckily, there are a ton of qualified professionals here… READ MORE

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