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Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Wedding Photographer

A wedding photographer will likely account for 12% of your wedding budget (Wedding Wire), so hiring the right one has to be worth it.  Lucky for our local brides, Raleigh has many talented options to choose from (view our preferred list here).  To ensure you’re getting all necessary information during consultations, we’ve created a list […]

Vendor Spotlight: VMA Photography Studios

Many newlyweds describe their wedding day as, “over in the blink of an eye”.  With so many details and emotions, it’s easy to focus on everything except living in the moment.  This is why an excellent photographer is essential for capturing the memories of your wedding day.  And although there’s many talented photographers in Raleigh, we’re […]

Wedding Videography VS. Wedding Cinematography

You know you want to capture your wedding so you can look back on it for years to come. If you’re like most people, you will probably choose to have a photographer on your big day. But what about video? What is the difference between wedding videography and cinematography, and which is the best way […]

Glenwood South Tailor & Alterations

Raleigh’s Top Wedding Professionals Introduce: A Fabulous Wedding Alteration Experience Forever Bridal Wedding Shows was inspired to collaborate with Glenwood South Tailor and Alterations. We wanted to showcase their unique bridal experience with with this fun styled shoot! With a little help from some of our other fabulous wedding pros, we got some spectacular shots! […]

CrepeTime Catering: A Personalized Experience

For more than 14 years, Andres and Terri Pastrana have been delighting guests with beautiful and delicious crêpes. People drive from all over the Triangle to enjoy these flat, fried cakes — sweet and savory alike — at the Pastrana’s popular restaurant, Coffee & Crepes. The inspiration for their restaurant came as Andres drew on […]

The Evolution of Wedding Photography

Your wedding is a special moment you want to remember for years to come. You want to be able to look back and clearly remember every detail, both big and small. This is why having a wedding photographer capture your special day is important and planned for well in advance. However, the modern concept of […]

Royal Wedding 2018 Recap: Harry & Meghan’s Big Day

On Saturday, the whole world watched as Prince Harry married American actress, Meghan Markle, in true fairy tale fashion.  The wedding took place at St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle and was nothing short of spectacular.  In case you missed any details from the wedding of the year, we’re sharing a Royal Wedding 2018 recap […]

10 Royal Wedding Traditions

The British monarchy has a number of wedding traditions that have stood the test of time. Today’s couples are still expected to incorporate these royal wedding traditions in their weddings today. More than 24 million viewers tuned in to watch Prince William and Kate Middleton tie the knot back in April 2011. Prince Harry and […]

3 Wedding Dress Boutiques Every Raleigh Bride Should Visit

What could be more exciting for a bride-to-be than shopping for her wedding dress?  And with almost twenty bridal boutiques in the Raleigh area, local brides have no shortage of where to shop for their dream dress.  We shared our tips on how to prepare for wedding dress shopping in this recent post and now, […]

How to Prepare for Wedding Dress Shopping

Do you remember the first time you thought about your wedding dress?  Probably when you were 6 years old, watching Cinderella or playing dress-up with your mom’s fancy clothes.  A girl’s wedding dress is one of the most important things she’ll ever wear.  Unfortunately, this also makes it the most stressful thing to shop for.  […]

The History and Importance of Bridal Portraits

The Origins of Bridal Portraits Bridal portraits are a favorite tradition of Southern brides and their families. A chance to dress up in full bridal regalia, brides pose a couple months before the wedding for a solo session with their photographer. While a common practice in the south, bridal portraits originated in Europe. Originally oil […]

Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue

We’ve all heard the phrase something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue.  It’s the list of items that no bride wants to walk down the aisle without.  If worn on your wedding day, these good luck charms are thought to be the recipe for a successful marriage.  It’s a superstition followed by almost every […]

A Brief History of Diamonds | Part 1

Diamonds have appeared in jewelry for centuries. They have only been synonymous with wedding rings for decades. However, there have been several eras that have significantly influenced the use and history of diamonds. These factors are primarily noticeable in regards to style and setting. Additionally, the cut has even varied over time. This is largely […]

Vendor Spotlight: Fords Fluent N’ Food

“Although we cater corporate events as well,  It is so honoring when a client invites us as a vendor to take part in one of the biggest days of their lives.” – Natasha Ford Some people say that the food makes the party, therefore, quality catering is key for a great wedding experience.  At Forever Bridal, […]

Find Your Wedding Cake in Raleigh, North Carolina

  They look amazing and taste even better. They stand tall as a wedding centerpiece and part of tradition,  and yet provide desert for you and your guests. Your wedding cake is a significant part of your wedding. Cutting—and even smashing— the cake together will create special memories for the two of you. Check out […]

5 North Carolina Wedding Florists to See

Flowers set the tone of your wedding, tie your theme together, add splashes of color, and create the iconic bouquet. Flowers are an important centerpiece—figuratively and literally— of your wedding and isn’t something you want to forget. To help you decide on just the right flowers for your day, talk to some of our North […]