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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Drawing Inspiration from Southern Weddings V8

Oh happy day, y’all! Southern Weddings V9 officially launches today, and she’s gorgeous. I got my copy in the mail last weekend and was so delighted that the release date coincided so well with my recent engagement. To join in the festivity, I am sharing my favorite editorial inspiration pulled from their last issue.

Our Kentucky Home


 I especially love the pie bar, the mismatched groomsmen, and their bowties. View the original post here.

Equestrian Elegance


The blue ribbon-inspired escort cards are my favorite part of this editorial. Her bouquet is beautiful and her gown is unique and dreamy, and the stationery is simple and elegant. View the original post here.

Texas Sweethearts

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 This is my favorite Southern Weddings editorial to date. The farm tables, the chambray accents, the tea towels, every detail ties together so beautifully. I really like the neutral mismatched bridesmaids dresses, too! View the original post here.

Love Preserved


 How cute is that pig?! I’m just a bit smitten. This shoot is so dreamy, with the soft lighting, the watercolor details, and the Southern charm of the mason jar display. View the original post here.

For further inspiration, view digital copies of past issues of Southern Weddings here.