I’m so excited about this weekend! The Fourth of July may just be my favorite holiday. Summer, cookouts, pool parties and fireworks?? I’d say that’s my cup of tea and then some. You guys must be excited too, so let’s get to the round-up!
We loved looking through the images from this Marina Engagement Shoot by Gabe Aceves. It’s just preppy and sweet enough for the second week of summer. We’re tempted to head to a marina ourselves!
Just to hold you over until V4 hits the shelves in September, we’re taking a look back at some of our favorite features from V3. Mine was the “Sweet Love” feature by Amelia Lyon. I was nuts for the love story and the glamorous details amid the rustic setting.
We know your bridesmaids are special to you. They deserve gifts as unique as they are. That’s where Jess Wainer glass comes in. Her glass work is completely hand-made without any molds. Each piece is different from the last! Tell us how your ‘maids make your life fun and full for a chance to win five mini bud vases to gift them with!
From red velvet cake to fried chicken, we know you’ve got those flour-covered recipes passed down through the generations. Yummy Southern food and great Southern cooks are things to be admired, so we’re asking you to share your family’s most delicious eats. We’ll be compiling them for a future feature and for some fun downloadable recipe cards. Head to the original post to see how you can enter your best Southern recipes!
The Fourth of July may be of the most romantic holidays ever! Imagine sitting with your honey on a picnic blanket as fireworks explode above you — perfect, right?? Lara (and the rest of us — we can’t get enough good love stories) want to know the moment you felt fireworks with your sweetie. You know what we mean, those heart explosions when you know that this person is the one. Go to the original post and tell us all about it, you could win one of our favorite Fab Finds from V3, heart or love sparklers from Tops Malibu.
Y’all know we love a great outdoor soiree. But in the South, the weather doesn’t always cooperate. In this week’s Southern Style post, Marissa rounded up the practical and adorable wellies we love to keep you dry during the storm!
This week’s lovely Real Weddings:
Katie + Brian’s Kentucky picnic wedding was “classy Southern fun” all the way. We especially love seeing all their guests in hats and bow ties playing corn hole. See it here and here.
We love big announcements!
Dearest vendors, there are only 14 days left to secure your ad spot with us in V4! Join the Southern Weddings Family! We’d love to have you. Email Whitney to learn about all the fab things we have in story for you!
Don’t forget about our super-awesome, almost-too-good-to-be-true-but-it-IS-true iPad giveaway!
Brides, we know you love a good deal. Refinery29, an online shopping site has partnered with The Aisle for a limited time to create a curated bridal shopping boutique. Check out the boutique here and don’t forget to read about the ways you can make your wedding even more affordable.
A weekend send-off
We know you’re dying to get away for July 4 weekend, but watch this video from Heart Stones Films before you do! Cara + Clif’s Mississippi wedding is beautiful! You won’t regret it.
Any special plans this weekend? Share them with us in the comments below!