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Destination Weddings Are Trending

Destination Weddings Are Trending

Destination weddings are a fantastic trend that we think is here to stay. Bride and Grooms are exchanging vows all over the world in exotic lands. Destination weddings aren't just about the amazing views and incredible memories you'll take home from you nuptials, they...

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Kate Spade Green Wedding Registry

Kate Spade Green Wedding Registry

When it comes to searching for items to put on your wedding registry list, things can get complicated. It's easy to get overwhelmed by the amount of items you think you might need in your new home, but we've got some inspiration from Kate Spade to help you get...

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Callie + Charlie, A Lifetime of Adventure

Callie + Charlie, A Lifetime of Adventure

THE FIRST ENCOUNTER Charlie and I met in the barn. My mother had suggested that I call Charlie to check on my little sister’s horse, Freckles, after I noticed he was lame. I called, not knowing who he was and he said that he would check on him later that night....

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3 of Our Favorite Spring Color Palettes

3 of Our Favorite Spring Color Palettes

The spring season can offer so much to a wedding in terms of color and décor! But before incorporating any specific colors into your design, we recommend creating a solid floorplan so that you know where your guests, furniture and other décor will go. Thousands of...

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6 Tips From Celebrity Wedding Planner, Mindy Weiss

6 Tips From Celebrity Wedding Planner, Mindy Weiss

These 6 tips from one of our favorite celebrity wedding planners, Mindy Weiss, are as good as gold. Interview by Lindsey Conrad Nabors We must start by asking . . . how long have you been in the wedding/event planning industry, and how has it changed the most from...

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Gorgeous Charleston Wedding That Almost Didn’t Happen

Gorgeous Charleston Wedding That Almost Didn’t Happen

Every bride has nightmares about things going wrong on her big day. Unfortunately, for Colleen James & Ryan Mattocks, almost everything that could have gone wrong did. Thanks to some genius moves from Mod Events, a gorgeous Charleston wedding was pulled off and...

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Black Southern Belle: The Lifestyle Brand

Black Southern Belle: The Lifestyle Brand

As we celebrate minority owned businesses and brands during the month of February, we highlight Black Southern Belle, a lifestyle brand started by Michiel Perry that shows the lifestyle of the African American woman who is from or living in the South through all forms...

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6 Perfectly Pink Gifts for Your Bridesmaids

6 Perfectly Pink Gifts for Your Bridesmaids

Spring is here, there could never be a more welcome month for pretty, blushing, pink. The color is widely seen as a symbol of hope, joy, and love. What better time than now to surround ourselves with this upbeat, optimistic hue? From cosmetics to shoes, we have six...

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Get Glowing for Your Big Day

Get Glowing for Your Big Day

Get glowing and treat yourself to a little something extra before your wedding day. It's an understatement to say you want to look your best when you walk down the aisle--so why not try a treatment fit for a special occasion? Try out any of these aesthetic procedures,...

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It Is Almost Here & We’re Not Talkin’ About Christmas!!

It Is Almost Here & We’re Not Talkin’ About Christmas!!

Finally, we can tell you guys about our incredible new issue. We have been busting at the seams. It is star studded and amazing. We've got an unreal Nurit Hen gown on the cover and it was shot... wait for it... at The Greenbrier (our headquarters for this shoot was in...

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Beyond the Salon: How Today’s Brides Plan for the Big Day

Beyond the Salon: How Today’s Brides Plan for the Big Day

Hair and makeup are indispensable elements of any bride's beautiful look, but they're only part of the story. Here's how brides are preparing for their special day. Cosmetic Surgery It may surprise you, but cosmetic surgery is a more popular choice than ever before....

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Gifts & Gadgets For Your Registry

Gifts & Gadgets For Your Registry

Beatriz Ball Our handmade metal- ware will not tarnish or lose its shine. It can be used with confidence to heat, chill and safely serve food. Available at beatrizball.com. Kim Seybert Designer Lifestyle Accessories Those who love to entertain are drawn to Kim...

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Your Godsend Has Arrived: 5 Benefits of The White Box

Your Godsend Has Arrived: 5 Benefits of The White Box

The White Box is a customized package chock full of all the necessary tools and steps to guide you in planning your wedding day flawlessly. You will receive expert answers, tips, streamlined guidance and planning secrets all within the palm of your hand, delivered...

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Professional Advice from Financial Planner Rachel Cruze

Professional Advice from Financial Planner Rachel Cruze

By Lindsey Conrad Nabors As soon as the groom pops the question, the bride is usually ready to dive into wedding planning. Are there things a newly engaged couple should be thinking about financially, even months before they say “I Do”? One of the quickest ways to put...

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Great Tips for Newlyweds from Regions Bank

Great Tips for Newlyweds from Regions Bank

6 Financial Insights for Newlyweds It’s one of the most exciting times in your life. You’ve just said “I do” and you’re about to embark on a journey that starts with walking down the aisle and ends in “happily ever after.” The last thing you want to think about is...

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Professional Advice: Randy Fenoli

Professional Advice: Randy Fenoli

Professional Advice: Randy Fenoli From TLC's "Say Yes to the Dress" By Lindsey Conrad Nabors When a bride schedules her first appointment, do you suggest she do her homework on styles and designers she's interested in, or should she she simply arrive with an open...

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What Does She Want on the Registry?

What Does She Want on the Registry?

Earlier, we brought gift registry ideas for your soon-to-be groom. Now, it's all about the bride! Gone are the days of mixing bowls and tupperware taking over your wedding registry. When it comes to gifts for you, feel free to register for any little trinkets you may...

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How Do I Tell My Friend She Won’t Be a Bridesmaid?

How Do I Tell My Friend She Won’t Be a Bridesmaid?

Telling a close friend she won’t be a bridesmaid is an awkward experience that could lead to hurt feelings. But, what if I told you that you didn’t have to make that choice? In the South, we have a tradition known as a “House Party.” If you have close friends whom you...

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What Does He Want On The Registry?

What Does He Want On The Registry?

Gift registries don't have to be just about china and small appliances. Registries can include loads of more personalized items that you and your future groom can get excited about. Whether it's a brand new tool set, leather-bound flask, or his favorite sporting...

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We Love Shindigs by Sheril

We Love Shindigs by Sheril

This week, we are thrilled to bring you the wonderful wedding planner, Shindigs by Sheril. Sheril resides in Memphis, and has recently planned a beautiful wedding for one of SB’s own! Born in Alabama, she knows all about what it takes to plan the perfect southern...

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From the Intern’s Desk: The First Look

From the Intern’s Desk: The First Look

By Marley Bowers Tradition says that the bride and groom don’t see each other before the wedding. But let’s be real, the time restriction between the wedding and the reception can add extra, but unnecessary, stress. Having a First Look is the way to go if you're...

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5 Questions to Always Ask Your Wedding Band

5 Questions to Always Ask Your Wedding Band

By Grant Olsen Grant is a founding member of The Gatsbys, a wedding trio composed of himself and his bandmates, Micah and Cedric. The trio has been playing together since 2009. Grant let us in on a little fun fact about the band - "according to at least one...

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Save Your Special Day With a Weeva Memory Book!

Save Your Special Day With a Weeva Memory Book!

Sharing wedding photos online through Facebook and email is common practice, but they’re missing something: the story behind them. Weeva is a stylish and elegant hardcover photo + memory book that allows the newly married couple and their friends and family to tell...

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Southern Bride’s GIFT GUIDE

Southern Bride’s GIFT GUIDE

Tis the season for gift giving and today on the Southern Bride Blog we have some great gifts for Him, Her & for the newly engaged couple or newlyweds in your life. Many of the sites we will be mentioning have some great deals going on right now, so be sure to...

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The Art of Gift Giving

The Art of Gift Giving

Searching for the perfect gift for a wedding or the upcoming holidays can make some people feel stressed and overwhelmed. While there should be thought and time put into giving a great gift, it should not be something that leaves you feeling stressed. Shopping for a...

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Stress-Free Wedding Planning with Christa Collins

Stress-Free Wedding Planning with Christa Collins

After the excitement of my engagement slowed down (who am I kidding, I still can’t stop staring at my hand), it was time to begin the whirlwind that is wedding planning. I’m not the type of girl who has had this thing planned since she was a toddler. Basically, I can...

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Wedding Vows: Traditional vs. Personalized

Wedding Vows: Traditional vs. Personalized

Today on the Southern Bride Blog we are going to briefly discuss vows. Many couples struggle with whether or not they should write their own or stick to traditional vows. Below are some tips and great things for couples to keep in mind as they make this big decision...

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Guest Post: Pure Barre Memphis

Guest Post: Pure Barre Memphis

Today on the Southern Bride Blog we have a guest post with Pure Barre, where brides can get  a total body workout that burns fat and produces lifted seats, toned arms, thin thighs, and flat abs by fusing elements of ballet, pilates and weights in a 55 minute intense...

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Do’s & Dont’s: Wedding Dress Shopping

Do’s & Dont’s: Wedding Dress Shopping

Today the Southern Bride Blog is all about Do's and Don'ts of Wedding Dress Shopping! So bride's, take note so you will know what to do and not to do when you venture out to shop for THE dress! Do Learn the lingo Bridal shops and wedding consultants have almost their...

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