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19 – 20

Trunk Show

Essense of Australia Trunk Show

Join us at our Kernersville location for this exclusive shopping experience and be first to see the Essense of Australia Trunk Show bridal gown collection. Our staff will help you find your dream gown.


Welcome to Southern Bride
Special Occasions by Southern Bride

Wedding dresses at two modern bridal shops rooted in tradition and southern elegance, Southern Bride and Special Occasions by Southern Bride are the Carolina’s premier destinations for the discerning bride who appreciates classic couture, and Southern hospitality at its finest. We strive to provide a relaxed personalized shopping experience and always provide the highest level of service. We carefully select each wedding dress in our collection from the finest and most reputable designers in the industry. Our designer portfolio features collections from Stella York (Yadkinville only), Essense of Australia (Kernersville only), Allure, Casablanca, Maggie Sottero, House of Wu, Sophia & Camilla and Mori Lee.

What truly makes Southern Bride and Special Occasions by Southern Bride special is our fashion savvy bridal specialists who have a passion for offering each and every bride an amazing customer journey. We work one-on-one with each bride to find the perfect wedding dress that suit her specific vision, style, and preferences. As a small bridal shop, we know our brides by name and are here to guide them through their entire bridal journey to the day they say “I do”. We invite you to visit our chic boutiques and experience all that we have to offer.