Thursday, September 29, 2011

Wedding of the Week!

Below are images from a June wedding at The Carolina Inn – the ceremony was held in the courtyard and the reception in their Old Well room. Martha Manning at Martha Manning Photography took these beautiful photographs. Pinks dominate the color palette with accents of greens and ivory. The bouquet had some of our favorite flowers – peonies, astible, lily of the valley and spray roses. The bride’s hair flowers are white dendrobium orchids.

Thank you to Martha for the stunning photographs.


Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Life At Four.

Saturday was Emily’s 4th birthday! (For those of you who are new to our blog, Emily is Becky’s youngest daughter.) It was a very exciting weekend – there was the family birthday dinner on Saturday followed by the kids’ party on Sunday. Thinking about the weekend, I was trying to remember what life was like when I was four…

Here is what I can remember: I wanted to be a vet. I loved to play dress up. I spent every day with my sisters. I wanted to be really tall. I loved having tea parties with my mom. My biggest accomplishment was leading my class around the gym walking backwards.

Huh. I still love to play dress up, spend every day with my sisters, love having tea parties with my mom and want to be really tall. While I didn’t end up being a vet and my biggest accomplishment has changed – life is just as good as when I was four.

Until next time,


Friday, September 23, 2011

Wedding of the Week!

Below are images from a June wedding at the Duke Chapel and the Cotton Room. We love when we can come combine dendrobium orchids, succulents, a little moss, lots of candles and a few Anthropologie mugs (monogram + Anthropologie = super cool) to create an elegant, unique, and slightly organic feel. The bouquets and Chapel flowers were a little more traditional and included oriental lilies, orchids, roses, delphinium, stock and calla lilies. At the Cotton Room we had tall fluted vases with white dendrobium orchids, milk glass vases with purple, blue, green, white flowers, and glass cylinders with floating candles. And I love, love the cake – I had so much fun positioning the fiddlehead ferns on the top and succulents on the layers. On each of her napkins, with the menu cards, we added rosemary and lavender – depending on the wedding style/budget, napkin flowers are a really nice extra touch.

Thank you to James and Meridith from Walters & Walters for the beautiful images below and included below is an awesome image they took of Duke Chapel’s chandeliers.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Prince Charming.

I’m a sucker for a good romance story and I have learned from all of the countless romances I’ve read that you never know when or where you’ll find Prince Charming. Because of my love, of well, love I have to ask all of my brides how they met their Prince and how he asked the “big question.” There are some stories that are more romantic than others, some that are sweeter and some that are funnier – but all are unique. The look of each bride's face as she recounts her story is the best part. That look is full of happiness and hopefulness for the future.

As you can see by my picture, Becky, Rachael and I recently found our Prince Charming – the real one no less! It was a magical evening at Disney. Ella and Emily were so excited about meeting Cinderella that we didn’t even think about the chance of meeting Prince Charming. The trumpets sounded and out he came. Clearly we are beside ourselves!

I would love to hear about your story and if you have a picture – post that too!!

Until next time,


Thursday, September 15, 2011

Wedding of the Week!

Below are images from an April wedding at The Kings Daughter Inn (an awesome venue in Durham for wedding ceremonies, receptions, events or for an overnight stay). Penny at Penny Noell photography took these beautiful photographs. The bouquet is mostly white and ivory with a touch of green with peonies (my personal favorite), roses, spray roses, sweet peas, mini calla lilies and hypericum berries. The couple was married in the Parlor Room and we set up branches with hanging votives and crystals as a backdrop for the ceremony.

Thank you to Penny for the stunning photographs.


Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Sample Sale!

With summer coming to an end, we have a lot to look forward to – amazing fall weather, great holidays, and best of all the Tre Bella Bridal Annual Fall Sample Sale!! On Saturday, September 24th Tre Bella Bridal will be opening our doors for an amazing sale. There will be a great selection of sample sale gowns marked down from 50% to 80% off their retail prices! The sale will start at 10am and end at 6pm. The designers include Lela Rose, Angel Sanchez, Junko Yoshioka, Manuel Mota, Priscilla of Boston, Melissa Sweet and San Patrick. Make sure to get there early so you don’t miss the chance to get your dream gown for an amazing price!

No appointments are needed – just stop in anytime between 10am & 6pm. As a teaser to get you excited, here are three gowns that will be on sample sale...

Give me a call (919.323.7167) or send me an email ( if you have any questions about the sale!

Until Next Time,


Thursday, September 8, 2011

Wedding of the Week!

In March Rachael got to work with the amazing crew from Grace Leisure Events, Cindy from Cuppa Photography, MacKenzie and Philip from Inkspot Crow, David from Get Lit Special Event Lighting and Durham Catering for this wonderful tented wedding in Chapel Hill. We had done the flowers for the bride’s daughter the year before so Rachael was so excited to work with them again. The bride and groom where married under a large tree with a live edge board and hanging lanterns. It started to rain right before the ceremony began (Cindy took a beautiful photograph of the bride walking down the aisle in the rain, see below) and there were UNC umbrellas everywhere. The bridal bouquet was a mix of roses, hydrangeas, thistle, scabosia, freesia, hanging amaranthus, delphinium, orchids and lily of the valley.

Some of our favorite flower details were the pond flowers, the flowers on the live edge board and the tall arrangements in the tent. We also loved the huge puppets and hanging paper lanterns.
Thank you to Cindy at Cuppa Photography for the beautiful images above.