Southern Bride & Groom 2018 Fashion Editorial at The Carolina Inn

Wedding Fashion Editorial From the Best Bridal Shops in NC

Confess… finding the bridal gown may just top your list as the most exciting part of wedding planning.

One of Southern Bride & Groom magazine’s favorite parts of each edition is working with the most highly recommended bridal shops in NC – from Raleigh and Durham to Wilmington – to discover what’s new or updated in wedding dress and bridesmaids fashion.

For 2018, we offer you the most beautiful, most romantic and most elegant of bridal fashion. Within this variety of wedding gowns, you’ll surely find a few that suit your personal style and overall wedding day look. Our wedding fashion shoot is set in the historic Carolina Inn – a historic Southern wedding destination in Chapel Hill – where special photo opportunities are everywhere from the ceremony lawns, ballrooms, and parlors to the lovely lobby. Just like a confident bride, we were in good hands with the top wedding dress shops, the best wedding hair and makeup stylists, an amazing venue, our talented SB&G team, Raleigh based wedding planner Sally Oakley and Chapel Hill wedding photographer, Bronwyn Duffield. Enjoy our wedding fashion editorial from the best bridal shops in NC, and read about each of these wonderful bridal boutiques as you see wedding dresses you love. Also take note of the team of jewelers and stylists behind each photo, as well as the incredible flowers by Watered Garden Florist.

Alexia’s – High-end Bridal Boutique in Raleigh

Alexia’s is a couture bridal salon in the Glenwood neighborhood of Raleigh, NC. Their boutique is a classic wedding dress shop with an upscale vibe. You will see in these gorgeous bridal gowns worn below – the range of beautiful designers Alexia’s carries. From Ines Di Santo to Flora and everything in between. No matter what style you are looking for, if you are dreaming of a classic Southern bride wedding gown or a high fashion chic wedding look, Alexia’s in Raleigh is a bridal shop that has it all.

Not only does Alexia’s carry the perfect dress for your wedding day, but they also have a selection of bridesmaid dresses like this elegant line Monique Lhuillier that can be seen on our Southern Bride & Groom models at The Carolina Inn. They also have a collection of beautiful evening wear and gowns for the mother of the bride.

NC BRIDAL BOUTIQUE Alexia's | DESIGNER Lela Rose | PHOTOGRAPHER Bronwyn Duffield Photography | HAIR & MAKEUP Parlor Blow Dry Bar | JEWLERY Diamonds Direct | VENUE The Carolina Inn


Lana Addison Bridal – Classic Wedding Dress Shop in Cary

The sister boutique of Alexia’s is Lana Addison Bridal in Cary, NC. They carry a completely different line of bridal gowns, like the Pronovias, Essense of Australia, and Martina Liana, modeled below. The dresses from this Cary bridal shop starts at a more affordable price-point than their sister store. That doesn’t mean that their gowns are any less captivating though!

NC BRIDAL BOUTIQUE Lana Addison Bridal | DESIGNER Pronovias | HAIR & MAKEUP Parlor Blow Dry Bar | JEWLERY Bailey's Fine Jewelry | PHOTOGRAPHY Bronwyn Duffield Photography | VENUE The Carolina Inn


Gilded Bridal – Modern Bridal Shop in Raleigh NC

Gilded Bridal may just be the most unique bridal shop in Raleigh, NC, carrying modern styles from the most sought-after independent wedding dress designers. It’s no wonder they are included in the wedding fashion editorial from the best bridal shops in NC for Southern Bride & Groom‘s 2018 Magazine. Gilded specialized in wedding gowns for the one-of-a-kind bride. With designers like Tara LaTour, Alexandra Grecco and Limor Rosen, modeled below for the Southern Bride & Groom 2018 Fashion Editorial, each piece is incredibly original and perfect for the bride who is looking for something that is a little outside the box. So whether you are a traditional gal looking for something a little different or a an eclectic bride on the hunt, check out Gilded Bridal in Raleigh.




Tre Bella Bridal – Durham’s Favorite Bridal Shop

Tre Bella Bridal is a “one-stop-shop” for your perfect wedding dress from their bridal boutique, and flowers from their floral division, Tre Bella Flowers. You will see their beautiful designs below in the bridal bouquet modeled along side their gown.  Tre Bella Bridal is owned and operated by super sister team, Rachael and Becky in downtown Durham, NC. Step inside their homey bridal boutique to find your ever so luxurious wedding gown for your nuptials. You’ll find gorgeous gowns like this Modern Trousseau ballgown, modeled below for our Southern Bride & Groom Magazine‘s 2018 wedding fashion editorial from the best bridal shops in NC. It was the perfect traditional wedding dress for  romantic shoot at The Carolina Inn.


Savvi Bridal – Affordable and Glamorous Wedding Dresses in Raleigh

Savvi Bridal is the perfect Raleigh wedding gown shop for a bride with a slightly lower budget that doesn’t want to sacrifice style. Savvi is a quaint shop located near Crabtree Valley Mall, so it is convenient for any Triangle area bride. Not only do they carry your dream dress –  but you can outfit your favorite girls in their bridesmaid gowns as well as your groom!


Traditions Bridal – Classic Southern Wedding Style for Raleigh Brides and Beyond

Don’t let the name fool you – Traditions Bridal is not just filled with traditional gowns. You will find absolutely striking gowns made for any bride in this wedding dress shop in Raleigh. Traditions Bridal is an upscale bridal salon with a welcoming charm that makes any bride feel at home. With designers like Rita Vinieris and Lea-Ann Belter, modeled below, you can see why brides are head over heels in love with Traditions Bridal and their raleigh wedding dress salon.


The Wedding Dress Shoppe – Your Coastal Wilmington NC Wedding Dress Destination

The Wedding Dress Shoppe in Wilmington, NC is the perfect bridal gown shop for the Coastal NC bride. The wedding dresses they carry are current and trendy and the best word to describe each and every one of them is “glamorous.” With designers like KittyChen Couture and Eve of Milady, you know you are going to be a show stopping bride in a gown from The Wedding Dress Shoppe. Check out there amazing dresses in this year’s wedding fashion editorial from the best bridal shops in NC in Southern Bride & Groom Magazine.




Bella Bridesmaids – Best Bridesmaid Shop in Raleigh

Now that you have your wedding gown that completes your wedding day it’s time to complete the picture with your bridesmaids attire. Bella Bridesmaids in Raleigh is the perfect bridesmaid dress shop for you and your besties to check out. They have an incredible selection of styles, colors and patterns for you to see in person. These stunning Joanna August and Jenny Yoo bridesmaid gowns are just a taste of the options you can choose from at Bella Bridesmaids. The service and quality of this store will be well worth a visit! The ladies will guide you and your bridesmaids to the perfect style.


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