Southern Bride Blog

Where we share Planning, Advice, and buckets of Inspiration
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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Happy Mother’s Day from #SouthernBride

Happy Mother’s Day from #SouthernBride

We never get tired of seeing sweet images of brides with their wonderful moms. To celebrate Mother’s Day today, we’re sharing some of our favorite shots! Do you have a special memory with your mom from your big day? If so, we’d love to hear! Leave us a comment via...

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Flirty Styles for Short Hair

Flirty Styles for Short Hair

If you’re a bride-to-be boasting a short “do”, don’t feel limited when it comes to hair styles for your big day! Whether straight or sleek, curly or up, there's more options than you think. Just remember to go to your stylist beforehand to try out various styles so...

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Event Venue Julep Farms is a Ray of Sunshine

Event Venue Julep Farms is a Ray of Sunshine

The perfect blend of rustic-chic surrounded by the freshness of this 22-acre Georgia farm set the stage for cheerful wedding inspiration. From vibrant yellow to hints of gold, the primary color was truly a “ray of sunshine”. For the details, light and airy blooms...

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Take a Look at These Creative Cakes

Take a Look at These Creative Cakes

If you don’t already have a copy of our Winter/Spring 2020 issue (featuring two amazing cover couples), head to our online store ASAP to get your hands on one! The issue includes five full pages of fabulous details- from stationary to hairstyles- that offer lots of...

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5 Ways to Celebrate Your Original Wedding Date

5 Ways to Celebrate Your Original Wedding Date

Written by Heather Durham Photography So your wedding had to be rescheduled due to the Coronavirus pandemic and now every day seems like Groundhog Day just waiting for the new date to get here. Don’t let your original wedding date go to waste. There’s still so much...

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WEDDING PLANNING & POSTPONING TIPS DURING COVID-19

WEDDING PLANNING & POSTPONING TIPS DURING COVID-19

A Letter for all brides-to-be from Sara Fried, Owner of Fête Nashville Luxury Weddings Hello brides! We, your wedding planners, are right here with you during this crazy time. As the wedding industry is on pause, like everyone else, there are a few precautions you can...

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At-Home Ring Shopping Because Sometimes, Love Can’t Wait

At-Home Ring Shopping Because Sometimes, Love Can’t Wait

Every girl dreams of her forever romance. It usually goes something like...Girl meets boy. They fall in love. They become engaged. They plan a beautiful wedding. But never does it include canceling or postponing due to a pandemic. It sounds like something from a movie...

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At-Home Brow Maintenance Tips from RevitaLash

At-Home Brow Maintenance Tips from RevitaLash

Are you a newlywed or bride-to-be looking for some tips to maintain your brows from home? Audrianna Mora, Licensed Esthetician and Global Education Manager at RevitaLash Cosmetics have some great suggestions for elevating your brow game when you can’t make it to the...

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Spin and Sway! Stories Behind First Dance Songs

Spin and Sway! Stories Behind First Dance Songs

Shall we dance? When Brides think back to their wedding day, many recount the first dance as one of their fondest memories. So, we thought it would be fun to share the story of how four Southern Brides selected their first dance songs!Gabrielle & Derek Watt (Cover...

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