Monthly Archives: January 2013

Legal checklist for newlyweds

By: Grant Steadman and Rick Parrotte, local attorneys at law The months preceding and following a marriage are an exciting and busy time in a couple’s life. Among the hustle and excitement, it is important for a newlywed couple to

Sweet Serendipity

When architect Stephanie Seeber, then Stephanie Van Noordt, first began spending time with Don Seeber, she wasn’t looking for love or even a deep friendship. She was only extending a kindness she’d been bestowed years before. As she suffered through

How Much is Enough?

Planning a wedding is one of life’s great pleasures and great frustrations. One way to cut expenses without cutting corners is to choose a venue that allows you to provide your own beverages. You can also provide a better quality

Cater Away

A wedding is not only a celebration of a couple’s love but should also be a celebration of things the couple loves together. As for dining, it is an opportunity to enjoy a bride and groom’s favorite cuisine and to

A Storyteller’s Song

What: Rupert Wates When: Thursday, February 28 Doors: 6 p.m. • Show: 7 p.m. Where: Playhouse 211 4320-100 Southport-Supply Rd. St. James, NC Cost: $12-15 Info: Gently yet rapidly picking his handmade Irish acoustic guitar, Rupert Wates serenades his

Think Outside the (Chocolate) Box


Playing Cupid

We recognize that while some of our readers may be the ultimate Romeos and Juliets (What lucky loved ones they have!), others may need a bit of a push in the right romantic direction for the annual celebration of love,

Wedding Tips from Local Pros

• “Have a budget! Expenses can get way out of hand when it comes to wedding planning. Flowers can be really expensive, but if you have it in your budget, my advice would be to use a good florist for

Wonderful Weddings

David proposed to Kim on November 12th, 2011. They set the wedding date for September 6th of the following year. The Cary-based couple enlisted the insight of a Southport friend, wedding and event stylist Amber Lanier, for their North Carolina

One-stop Shop

Brides and loved ones involved in the wedding-planning process garner the most benefit from the bridal showcase. For those planning a destination wedding in nearby coastal communities, a quick February trip to Southport for the showcase allows them to select

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