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Fresh and Formal Wedding Inspiration

Fresh and Formal Wedding Inspiration

Having a formal wedding doesn't mean you can't have fun with your decorations. The sweeping staircase and grand ballroom with its checkered floors and lofty ceilings of the Separk Mansion are a stunning backdrop for a lush formal wedding. Switch up the traditional...

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7 Money Tips for Newlyweds From Rachel Cruze

7 Money Tips for Newlyweds From Rachel Cruze

Have you thought about what life looks like after you get married? It’s easy to get so caught up in being engaged, booking your honeymoon, and planning for the big day that you forget all about life on the other side. But today, I want you to stop for a minute, take a...

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10 Ways to Plan a Wedding on a Budget by Rachel Cruze

10 Ways to Plan a Wedding on a Budget by Rachel Cruze

Are you planning a wedding? Congratulations! Your wedding day will likely be one of the best days of your entire life. As you start to think about details, I want you to keep this in mind: You don’t need to go into debt to have an amazing wedding. After all, no one...

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5 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Marriage by Rachel Cruze

5 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Marriage by Rachel Cruze

There are many important conversations to be had before the “I do’s” are exchanged on the big day. Money is often the topic avoided by couples and Rachel Cruze is here to help you realize how important this topic truly is. Regardless, if you are the spender or the...

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The Tutwiler Hotel’s European Wedding Inspiration

The Tutwiler Hotel’s European Wedding Inspiration

The Tutwiler Hotel's European Wedding Inspiration is so fresh and lovely and all right in the heart of Birmingham, Alabama. We love their inspiration behind the shoot, see all the pretty details below.  We called our inspiration bride, Joy. Joy’s look was inspired by...

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Wedding Flower Rental: Something Borrowed Blooms

Wedding Flower Rental: Something Borrowed Blooms

We believe all brides should have the wedding flowers of their dreams without breaking the bank or sacrificing on the honeymoon. We’re a team of cousins with a love for all things pretty and we’re modernizing the way brides plan and pay for their wedding flowers --...

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Now Accepting Styled Shoot Submissions

Now Accepting Styled Shoot Submissions

It's that lovely time of year where we are accepting new styled shoot submissions for our upcoming Winter/Spring 2019 issue. If you are a photographer, wedding planner, floral designer or anyone in the industry who would love to submit a styled shoot to Southern Bride...

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Group Gifting on Amazon.com

Group Gifting on Amazon.com

Have you seen Amazon’s new group gifting feature for wedding registries? Group gifting would probably be the only way we could get something off of Meghan and Harry’s registry! Thanks to this new feature, happy couples can now choose from Amazon’s vast selection, such...

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Five Reasons to Get Married at the Loveless Cafe

Five Reasons to Get Married at the Loveless Cafe

One | Southern hospitality with a historic backdrop Southern hospitality has been a part of the Loveless Cafe for over 65 years. Given the roots of big-hearted hospitality and a mouth-watering menu, it is no wonder that the Loveless Cafe has become a Nashville...

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8 Functional Yet Fashionable Travel Bags

8 Functional Yet Fashionable Travel Bags

One | Longchamp Le Pliage Cuir: This bag is a stylish yet durable option for travel and is offered in eight colors. The Le Pliage Cuir takes its design from the original Le Pliage tote bag, which quickly became a wardrobe staple for women everywhere. Made of metis...

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5 Things To Consider When Choosing A Veil

5 Things To Consider When Choosing A Veil

Once you find the dress, it’s time to decide if a veil will be a part of your big day look. While this may seem like a simple task, choosing your veil should be carefully considered. Why? You most likely put a great deal of time (and money) into finding the perfect...

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8 Flight Essentials Every Traveler Needs

8 Flight Essentials Every Traveler Needs

A Comfy Neck Pillow: Most airlines allow one carry-on item and one personal item. It’s definitely worth it to make a neck pillow your personal item! It’s already difficult to sleep during a flight, and taking a nap with no neck support is nearly impossible. A Sturdy...

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Our 6 Tips on When/Where to Get Your Passport

Our 6 Tips on When/Where to Get Your Passport

If you have never applied for a passport before, you will need to appear in person at a passport acceptance office, but if you have been issued a passport in the past 15 years, it is possible to apply by mail. To apply for a passport in person, you’ll need to provide...

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6 Must Have Travel Accessories

6 Must Have Travel Accessories

Don't leave home without them!  1. Security Handbag with Style! Arden Cove has created a new way of thinking about bags: bags that are functional, durable, and beautifully designed to protect your belongings in style. These bags come with waterproof nylon and zippers,...

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Vacation Home Rentals for Your Special Event

Vacation Home Rentals for Your Special Event

UnTraditonal Meets Traditional By Sherra Meyers  Reasons to choose a vacation home for a honeymoon, wedding accommodations, bachelor/bachelorette parties, etc.: Bachelor/ette parties - Wedding parties have come a long way from planning a night at the club. The wide...

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Pink and Gold Spring Southern Wedding Inspiration

Pink and Gold Spring Southern Wedding Inspiration

Daydreaming of your southern wedding in Spring? We are too! This shoot offers some great inspiration for your special day, here are our favorite inspirations from this shoot! Purple script to add something extra to your invitation suites Color-tinted glasses and table...

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Woah! Free Wedding Giveaway?

Woah! Free Wedding Giveaway?

Ace Hotel and Yeah! Weddings present A Big Easy Wedding Enter now through July 6 to win an entirely free wedding. Details Below. You heard it right! A totally free, incredible New Orleans Wedding! Deadline to enter is July 6th, which just happens to be the day after...

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Lakeside Winter Wedding Inspiration

Lakeside Winter Wedding Inspiration

Dreaming of a lakeside first look and pictures with your wedding party? We can guarantee you, you can't go wrong! But if you don't believe us, look at this stunning shoot taken around Douglas Lake. The natural light and colors are the perfect recipe for impeccable...

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The Harrison Ballroom

The Harrison Ballroom

The Harrison Ballroom located in Keller/Fort Worth, Texas is a hidden treasure for brides looking for a unique venue for their wedding and/or reception. The ballroom itself is a beautiful blank canvas featuring gorgeous chandeliers that exude elegance. The space can...

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Top 10 Wedding Trends from Turner & Co Events

Top 10 Wedding Trends from Turner & Co Events

Chic, Sophisticated, and Dramatic Trends for the 2017 Bride by Abby Turner Trends are growing bigger and pushing the envelope more than ever and we are loving it!   In 2017, we begin to see brides take the reins to their wedding and showcase their personality in...

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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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Unforgettable Discoveries at Swift Level Farms

Unforgettable Discoveries at Swift Level Farms

This historic 19th century estate welcomes you to awaken to the apricot light of sunrise, cascading into green pastures. Lounge beneath the huge canopies of the ancient maples with those you love most and allow the days to melt into each other with a dreamy quality,...

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Art Deco Wedding Dress by Val Stefani

Art Deco Wedding Dress by Val Stefani

Art Deco designed beading decadently adorns the bodice and waist of this show stopping bridal gown. The artfully placed beading showcases a woman's curves coupled with its drop waist bodice of this high-fashion fit and flare bridal gown. A deep curved back adds an...

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LeBlanc & Samaha Real Wedding

LeBlanc & Samaha Real Wedding

This simple, elegant wedding was a dream! David’s father officiated the ceremony as the couple took their vows surrounded by their closest loved ones. Afterwards, the guests gathered in the ballroom for a beautiful reception filled with great food. Hannah and David’s...

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Raleigh, North Carolina: Stunning Hanging Garden

Raleigh, North Carolina: Stunning Hanging Garden

When bride, Natasha, went to Erin McLean Events, she had this vision of finding the perfect place to be married in a garden, but as any practical bride would want, a solid rain plan. Doesn't sound glamorous does it? Don't speak too soon! If, practically, you can't get...

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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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Spring Wedding Advice From Turner & Co, Events

Spring Wedding Advice From Turner & Co, Events

It is that time of year again. The spring weddings start rolling in and we love seeing all of the gorgeous colors. Don’t get us wrong – weddings centered around greenery and the wintery whites and reds make us swoon, but there is something refreshing about getting...

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Macie: 2 In 1 Gown by Famous Nashville Designer

Macie: 2 In 1 Gown by Famous Nashville Designer

Macie is a gorgeous 2 In 1 gown by famous Nashville designer, Olia Zavozina. Two pieces create this magical look. A metallic silver lace cocktail dress becomes a stunning wedding gown when paired with this three dimensional lace tulle detachable skirt.   photographer:...

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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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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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Big Cypress Lodge: A Bird’s Eye View

Big Cypress Lodge: A Bird’s Eye View

Get Acquainted If you and your groom are sports enthusiasts, Big Cypress Lodge, is the first hotel and event space inside one of the largest Bass Pro Shops locations. Situated in the heart of downtown Memphis, Tennessee inside the newly renovated Pyramid, the...

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