Hi friends! If you’ve had a busy week and haven’t had the chance to scroll through the lovely things we posted this week, no worries! Of course, I’ll be rounding up the features from our personal blogs and the two great giveaways from this week. That’s a great start to the weekend, right?
Let’s start off with some giveaways, shall we?
Whitney pointed out that the Southern gal is all about the details. Long gone are the days of the poufy, hideous bridesmaids dresses. Now, brides are all about dressing up their best friends in the most flattering ways. This, of course, means arming them with the best accessories. BabbsBoutique clutches are a perfect compliment to any dress for a Southern bridesmaid. To enter the giveaway, go to the BabbsBoutique Etsy shop, check out the fold over clutches, then go to the original post and leave a comment. Tell us how you would customize the clutches to make the perfect accessory for your bridesmaids. The winner will receive three free custom clutches!
Congratulations to all of our newly-engaged readers! To get you off on the right foot to wedding bliss (as Emily said), we’re featuring lots of resources to make the planning process a little smoother –if not swimming with ideas. This week, we had Amanda from NewlyWish give advice on the wedding registry! She covered how to get started, the amount of stores you should register at, and gift ideas. Even better, Amanda is offering up a $100 gift certificate to Bowery Kitchen! Click on over to the original post to read details about the gift certificate and how to enter.
Katharine and her hubs, Kyle debated whether they would write their own vows or stick with traditional ones. Combining the fears of having to materialize their love into words, potentially boring their guests, or being overly-cheesy made the decision one of the hardest for them. Eventually, they decided to do both! Katharine started thinking of what to say seven months before the big day. Kyle worked out what he wanted to say before the ceremony. Regardless, they reached the perfect compromise for their big day and you can read what they said here. There’s even a video! Brides weigh-in: what did you decide to do?
Did you miss Southern Etiquette with our resident manners-master, Emily? Read up on the details of save the date manners here. Are they necessary and when should you send them out? Who should you send them to? Emily reviews the etiquette for save the dates for destination weddings and holiday weddings, the appropriate time to send them out and to whom.
You can’t end the week, of course, without checking out our real wedding features!
Brooke + Victor, a V3 couple, elicited gasps with a bright blue palette and beautiful Charleston surrounds (posts here, here and here)
Hillary + Matt defined “refined rustic” with their neutral nuptials (posts here and here)
Jennifer + Armand celebrated in colorful style at the Country Music Hall of Fame (posts here and here)
Lastly, the girls at TreBella Bridal in Durham, NC let us know they’re holding a Jenny Packham trunk show today and tomorrow. Call 919-323-7167 to make an appointment, or drop by during the open hours (2-5pm on Saturday).
Happy Friday, y’all!
P.S. All those interested, don’t forget to send in your applications for the two positions we have open! See all the details here. We will be accepting applications until March 1, so don’t delay!