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Happy Early Halloween!

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We’re signing off a bit early today to work on new site features (yay!), so thought we’d leave you with this pretty, glam Halloween-ish inspiration board. Switch out the usual orange pumpkins for their gilded cousins or baby white Cinderella gourds, and use delicate (and bewitching!) black lace as a design accent. And how gorgeous is the applique on that dress?!

Credits, clockwise from top left: Country Living, Simply Bloom, Liz Banfield, Jose Villa, We Love Pictures, Max Attenborough via Magnolia Rouge, Real Simple, Meg Perotti, and Liz Banfield

Happy Halloween, Southern gals and ghouls!

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Reminder: SW V3 Photo Contest!

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Since V3 was our biggest + best issue yet, we had to come up with an equally awesome giveaway. (Pretty tough billing, I know.) I think we succeeded, however, with our MEGA Photo Contest.
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For all you late-comers who missed the first announcement: y’all have until November 5 to send us a photo of you with SW V3. The more creative the better! There are only two rules: you have to tweet your pic(s) to us (@iloveswmag), and then email it/them to Whitney (whitney at iloveswmag dot com). We’ll feature our favorite submissions on the blog and then vote on them later that week. Simple, right?

What makes this our best (MEGA!) photo contest yet? The prizes, naturally! The winner will get to choose one of four prizes:

1. 10 copies of SW V3 for you + your friends;
2. An ad on the brand new SW site (launching soon!) if you are a vendor;
3. An iPod Nano; or
4. Bragging rights, and a feature right here on the blog!

Told ‘ya it was awesome.

Get your copy of SW V3 now, and start snappin’!

Written with love by Katharine
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    This morning, we raved a bit about Paige’s sartorial selections (remember those one-shoulder bridesmaid dresses?!), but wanted to give you a few close-ups of the bride’s ruffly gown. Augusta Jones does magical work with wedding dresses, but Paige is what really makes this dress. The newlyweds enjoyed a rustic reception under the stars at the Magnolia Plantation, and noshed on red velvet cupcakes and homemade desserts. Tres Southern! Photographer Landon Jacob has more South Carolina goodness on his blog. What are you waiting for?

    See all the photos from Paige + Scott’s wedding in their Real Wedding Gallery!

    Describe your wedding flowers: Our wedding flowers were one of my very favorite parts of our wedding! We had mixes of all types but the main flowers were antique roses, green parrot tulips, snow berries and scabiosa pods. The flowers on the tables were all in different white milk glass containers and all of them were different. The head table had a mix of candelabras and beautiful single flowers in tons of different sized and colored medicine bottles.
    Describe your wedding cake: We did not do the traditional wedding cake. We did an array of desserts that were all made by our families and are famous recipes that have been passed down through our families. We then got an array of five different flavored cupcakes for people to grab as well. I could not find a cake topper that I fell in love with so I decided to make one that looked like a little banner that spelled out “love.” We draped it over our giant red velvet cupcake. The array of desserts was a HUGE hit!
    What was the biggest challenge you had to overcome while planning your wedding? Our biggest challenge in our wedding was probably our invitations. The mail system weighed them and they said that they would be fine. Six days after we mailed them, we received a huge box with all of our invitations back with horrendous stamps all over them saying they were too heavy and that they were not standard! Needless to say our invites were much delayed and people from overseas were getting them before people that lived down the street from us. It was a bit of a nightmare but ended up all working out.
    What was your most memorable moment about your wedding day? There are two moments that stick out to me. One was when I got there before it all started and walked into our ceremony location and our reception. It was absolutely breathtaking! The second moment was probably walking down the aisle to finally hold Scott’s hands. I had been crying (of happiness) the hour before! The second I walked down the aisle and saw everyone who had come to be with us, I immediately was in tears again. I finally got to the front and about two minutes into the ceremony, holding Scott’s hands, I was put at ease and was so happy to finally be with him.
    Did you write your own vows? If so, what was your favorite phrase, verse or line? We did not write our own vows although we did have a reading called “The Tree We Stand Beneath.” It was about a tree and how it starts as a seed and moves its way into having branches and grows just as a relationship does. It talked about you have to take care of a tree for the beauty to come just as a relationship has to be nurtured. It was beautiful. We thought it was very appropriate since we were married under a large historic oak tree. 

    Written with love by Katharine
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