Southern Bride Blog

Where we share Planning, Advice, and buckets of Inspiration
Indiana Couple Says I Do in an Intimate Garden Extravaganza

Indiana Couple Says I Do in an Intimate Garden Extravaganza

Victoire and Matthew Kumalo initially met on the first day of their freshman year at Indiana University taking a placement test. It wasn’t until many weeks later, that Matthew’s sister officially introduced them at a party where they hit it off. For three years they...

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A Magical Wedding in the Ozark Mountains at Top of the Rock

A Magical Wedding in the Ozark Mountains at Top of the Rock

Written by Katie Ginella Matt and I said “I do” on a cool evening overlooking Table Rock Lake in front of a panoramic window surrounded by twenty-five of our closest friends and family members. I remember six months into dating Matt, he was at Big Cedar Lodge covering...

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The Gardens and Gallery of Monet Monet on 30A

The Gardens and Gallery of Monet Monet on 30A

Looking for stress free planning and an outdoor wedding venue surrounded by natural beauty amongst magnificent beaches and charming gardens? Grayton Beach Catering Events will handle all of your wedding needs from beginning to end with gracious ease and peace of mind....

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A Guide to Virtual Weddings During COVID and Beyond

A Guide to Virtual Weddings During COVID and Beyond

COVID-19 has been the bane of the wedding industry for the last few months, and it looks as if it will continue to affect weddings for the rest of the year, and likely longer. Many people will never think of large gatherings in the same way again, and engaged couples...

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Celebrating Those Who Loved Us First on National Parents Day

Celebrating Those Who Loved Us First on National Parents Day

Parents are there for us through all of our life’s highs and lows, and one of the most highly anticipated times in our lives, the wedding, is no exception. On National Parents’ Day, we want to recognize and appreciate all those who have taken on a parental role, in...

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Have an Unforgettable Elopement With Amy Marie Events

Have an Unforgettable Elopement With Amy Marie Events

When wedding plans changed abruptly for Kathleen and Stephen, their dream of an intimate ceremony and a charming southern farmhouse filled with family and friends dancing the night away vanished in a moment. After reaching out to Amy Marie Events, their wedding...

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Honeymoons Turned “Homey-Moons”

Honeymoons Turned “Homey-Moons”

While weddings are being postponed for when loved ones can once again celebrate life’s milestones together, newlyweds are also having to rain check on their romance-filled escapes. For those looking to recreate their planned honeymoon at home, for a “homey-moon” if...

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New Summer/Fall 2020 Issue Coming Soon

New Summer/Fall 2020 Issue Coming Soon

Luxe getaway cars, opulent bars, and classic boutonnières are just a few details you won't want to miss in the upcoming issue. Stay tuned for more details but in the meantime, grab a copy of our current issue HERE. photographer: Caitlin Barry Photography |...

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8 Quirky Ways to Help Spark Your Wedding Vision

8 Quirky Ways to Help Spark Your Wedding Vision

More than ever before, couples are looking for ways to make their wedding stand out from the rest while at the same time, still be a perfect representation of the two of them. While there are an endless amount of ways to personalize your big day, here are quirky ways...

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Tips for Couples on #GlobalForgivenessDay

Tips for Couples on #GlobalForgivenessDay

Stephen WB Mitchell, Ph.D., and Erin AB Mitchell, MACP from Mitchell Counseling Services share their own experiences with forgiving each other and ways couples can practice it in their relationships. They admit that even though they have their own counseling practice...

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Keep Elderly Family Close Even When COVID Keeps You Apart

Keep Elderly Family Close Even When COVID Keeps You Apart

There's nothing more memorable than sharing a wedding with family and friends. It's the moment many people dream about! Months and sometimes years of planning go into creating the magic of the day. Both brides and grooms envision sharing this important occasion with...

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Stars, Stripes, & Warm Summer Nights

Stars, Stripes, & Warm Summer Nights

Fourth of July celebrations usually include family gatherings, big backyard BBQ’s, fireworks, and traveling. This year with COVID-19 and social distancing everyone is trying to find different ways to safely enjoy the holiday. One adorable couple set the bar high for a...

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Happy Father’s Day from #SouthernBride

Happy Father’s Day from #SouthernBride

Celebrating all fathers and father figures today by sharing several special father-daughter moments submitted by our Southern Brides! Paige Winesette: "I was a bride back in April of 2019, and my father passed away when I was 15, so unfortunately, he wasn’t physically...

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Mamma Mia! Inspires Tropical Loveland Elopement

Mamma Mia! Inspires Tropical Loveland Elopement

This styled elopement inspired by Mamma Mia! was set on a beautiful, sunny day at picturesque Long Cove Resort in Charlotte, North Carolina. Drawing inspiration from little details throughout the film, it brought 'a small sliver of Greece to the Carolinas' with...

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First Looks – When Time Stands Still

First Looks – When Time Stands Still

The “first look” is a newer tradition that allows couples to spend time alone prior to all the wedding festivities. Sharing a private, emotionally-filled moment with your partner can bring such a sense of peace to a whirlwind day. Whether it's just the two of you, or...

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Why It’s Never Too Late to Hire a Wedding Planner

Why It’s Never Too Late to Hire a Wedding Planner

Even self-professed type-A, uber-organized brides who have every intention of acing this whole wedding planning thing, may be feeling overwhelmed or unsure of what steps to take next. Don't worry, you're not alone! COVID-19 has certainly thrown a wrench into many...

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Plan Your Perfect Wedding in South Walton, Florida

Plan Your Perfect Wedding in South Walton, Florida

Imagine saying “I do” in a beautiful beach ceremony, a quaint garden celebration surrounded by color, or an elegant affair at a luxury resort. In South Walton, Florida, you can have it all. This upscale yet relaxing destination was named one of “The World’s Greatest...

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No Fuss & Affordable Wedding Rings

No Fuss & Affordable Wedding Rings

Modern Gents Trading Co. is on a mission to offer high-quality wedding and engagement rings for ladies and gents at an affordable price. They handcraft everything with premium materials guaranteed not to rust or turn your finger green: with alternative stones and...

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A Rustic and Elegant Barn Wedding in Bayou Country

A Rustic and Elegant Barn Wedding in Bayou Country

Shereva and Wardell had a rustic and elegant wedding in Amite, Louisiana at The Berry Barn with a sultry, inviting color scheme that was beyond romantic and perfect for a festive spring wedding. The bride and bridesmaids carried bouquets with hues of greenery, ivory,...

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Planning Your Dream Honeymoon in the Time of Covid

Planning Your Dream Honeymoon in the Time of Covid

Social distancing and changed plans have been challenging for everyone, but for happily engaged couples who were getting ready for their big day – and big getaway, the disappointment can hit extra-hard. No matter how you are adjusting your plans, whether reducing the...

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