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Royal Wedding Reimagined

Virginia & Co. Brings Black Wedding Excellence to Carolina Grove  A styled wedding that embraces modern luxury and showcases Black wedding vendor talent took place at Carolina Grove in Hillsborough, North Carolina in June 2021. Natelege Bryant, owner and executive chef of Durham-based catering business Virginia and Co., collaborated with several other women- and minority-owned… READ MORE

The Modern Bridal Portrait Session

Bridal Portraits at The Durham Hotel by Richard Barlow Photography Taking bridal portraits is a wedding tradition that brides have practiced for hundreds of years. Before cameras, families would commission oil paintings of their daughters to commemorate their departure into married life. For many people, the only picture that they have of their grandmother when… READ MORE

Palm Springs-Inspired Brunch

Palm Springs-Themed Party at Raleigh Union Station  More than a dozen North Carolina wedding vendors came together to create a Palm Springs masterpiece at Raleigh Union Station. This brunch photo shoot took place on Aug. 25, 2021 and highlights the beautiful event design settings that vendors can help you achieve for your own special occasion!… READ MORE

30 Wedding Gift Ideas

Wedding Gift Ideas – From Bridesmaids Gifts to Vendor Gifts  Q: Who should I include on my wedding gift list?  A: Gift giving is an extension of Southern hospitality. This is why we've shared a list of our favorite wedding gift ideas. Leave a welcome bag with some local and personal touches for each guest… READ MORE

Risa Daniels & Matt Isabel

Durham Wedding Weekend Captured by Fancy This Photography  Risa Daniels and Matt Isabel are two Duke Blue Devils who didn’t meet on campus. Instead, they met through mutual friends while cheering on their alma mater in New York, post graduation! Matt asked Risa to marry him at Sarah P. Duke Gardens, in the city they… READ MORE

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