2017 Blog Survey Results

Last month I hosted my very first blog survey and was blessed by the responses I received! After four years of blogging, I have grown to appreciate seeing the same sweet names pop up among readers. It was about time I hear from y’all on what you like to read here! I so enjoy reading survey results from the blogs I follow, so I’m sharing mine with you today!


When did you start reading my blog? More than half of you began reading in 2017! Welcome new friends! About ten percent of you have been reading since the very beginning in 2014, while another ten percent began following along in 2015. Thirty percent of you joined in 2016, the year of our engagement – so fun!

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Contributing to Southern Weddings V10

Oh happy day! Last month marked the launch of the 10th Anniversary Issue of Southern Weddings magazine! I have been a loyal reader of their blog and magazine for four years and am passionate about their mission:

“Our mission is to inspire brides to cultivate a life full of love — celebrating their families, the culture of the South, and what matters most to them — and then to draw from that rich well to create a meaningful beginning to married life.”

Southern Weddings V10

While I have lived in New Hampshire all my life, I am a Southern belle at heart. I also love traditions, family, community, and creating a meaningful legacy. I love wearing pearls, buying items with my monogram, listening to bluegrass, and sipping sweet tea. When I first laid eyes on the pages of Southern Weddings in 2013, it felt like my heart on paper. As Dillon and I planned our wedding, I turned to Southern Weddings as my sole planning resource.

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Happy 10th Anniversary Southern Weddings! My 10 Favorite Editorials

Oh happy day, y’all! Today is launch day for tenth anniversary issue of Southern Weddings magazine! If you’ve been reading my blog for a minute, you know that this publication is dear to my heart. Their beautiful blog, Pinterest boards, and previously-launched magazines were the only resource I turned to for my own wedding inspiration. They are a sweet team filled with heart and southern charm based in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

This issue is especially dear to me because I was invited to contribute earlier this year! On page 210, among dear ladies who I admire, I shared a snippet about family traditions Dillon and I have carried into our marriage. YAY! I will share a picture of that snippet soon, but in the meantime I am toasting the Southern Weddings family (with sweet tea, of course!) by sharing ten of my favorite editorials – in no particular order – published through the years. Enjoy!

Deep in the Heart of Texas (V6 – 2013)

The navy dresses, classic white florals, and wide open field are so delightfully Texas! This editorial inspired my very own bridesmaids dresses, and with the help of my sweet friends we were able to match a few of the dresses exactly! View the original post here.

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