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The Happy Brides
Issue 43 | September '11 | Triangle Bridal Association
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HAPPY NEWS OF THE MONTH

Labor Day has come and gone and Fall is oh so close! We sure are excited for some cooler weather, and all that comes along with it. For all of you that are getting married next Fall, this is the perfect time to set the scene for your wedding day as you see all the colors of nature and even influences from fall fashion trends that you can invision being a part of your day. We wish you all HAPPY planning and don't forget that our Professional Members are here to help!

Are you comfortable talking about your wedding planning process? If so, we would love to hear from you! Every year we host a Panel of Brides Focus Group, and invite 15-20 engaged couples to come help educate our members on your likes and dislikes associated with booking wedding professionals, in order to better serve future area brides and grooms as they trust in our members to be a part of their wedding. This year's event will be held at the gorgeous Cardinal Club located on Penthouse levels of the Wachovia building in downtown Raleigh on November 1st starting at 5:30pm. Guests will be treated to a delicious dinner and a fabulous goody bag filled with treats from our members! To get involved, EMAIL us!

After nearly 65 Years of business, Priscilla of Boston announced this week that they will be closing their doors nationwide. The stores will remain open until December 31st and they will be fulfilling all current orders with the same care and dedication that they always have. The entire assortment of gowns are now being sold "as is" for 40% off. Visit the local store in Cameron Village for a great deal today!

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SO HOT RIGHT NOW :: TBA Member of the Month

Fresh off a multi-million dollar total renovation the Sheraton Chapel Hill is eager to show off and will do just that as it welcomes the Triangle Bridal Showcase through its doors on October 23rd. This facility is the perfect setting for your wedding boasting 168 guest rooms, private dining rooms in Shula's Grill, over 17,000 sq. ft of function space including the largest ballroom in Chapel Hill, and fast and easy acess to Downtown Chapel Hill and the Airport. Call today to schedule a tour 919-968-4900, or register to attend the Triangle Bridal Showcase and see this property with the added bonus of over 60 other area wedding professionals.

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REAL WEDDINGS :: Heather & Richard

I was just at the right place at the right time. I was working at an apartment community in Chapel Hill, and what seemed like every day the most beautiful girl would come into the office to pick up her packages. I told the people in the office that that girl is going to be my next girlfriend. Months went by, summer turned to fall, and I finally gathered up enough courage to ask her out... Read More and click here to submit your story!

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TIPS :: TRICKS :: TRENDS

You have all heard of edible arrangments, but have you heard of using edibles for your arrangements? Many designers and florists have done this for years by incorporating seasonal fruits and vegetables as centerpeices or part of the decor. Think baby artichokes, kale, apples, rosemary, pumpkins, lemons, limes, etc. This not only adds to the overall theme and color of your reception, but it also may help cut down on the cost.

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GET BUSY :: Booking Your DJ

Have you ever gone to a party without music? No fun, right? While there are many choices when it comes to music for your reception, a DJ has been the most popular choice by far for many years. There are many styles of DJ's so it is very important to decide what feel and vibe you are going for so you can choose the DJ that is best suited for your needs. We aren't saying it won't still be a party with your brother's ipod mix and an amp, but it is always best to trust this job to the professionals! Need some ideas? Get started with Local DJ's that will have you dancing the night away!