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Picking out color palette finds to match Emily’s soft peach and blue inspiration board was pressure-packed! With a peachy-keen eye and a dedication to doing our beloved Southern fruit justice, I looked high and low for finds that were both colorful and lovely. In the process, I built up a hankerin’ for peach cobbler and an affinity for powdery blue things. I can’t say I hate it.

A. Pearls are a Southern girl’s best friend. Embellish your outfit with this multi-strand pearl necklace that will “wow” without overpowering.

B. With a hint of an era passed, bow details and soft colors, this frock won my heart. From BHLDN here.

C. Create a little ambiance with round paper lanterns from Luna Bazaar. We like to buy dozens to light up a room!

D. A pair of heels can always brighten up your day. And a pair of heels that match our color palette? That’s just swell! I love this pair from Nina.

E. Light up this prettily-packaged kitchen candle as you and your sweetie prep dinner. It’ll bring back memories of your first date.

F. Snuggle up with your sweetie and this cozy blue pillow from Pottery Barn. We love the embroidered chain stitch.

G. Share the peach love with these adorable note cards from Gilah Press. We haven’t gotten them off our minds since the National Stationery Show where Emily first spotted them.

H. There’s no reason why peaches can’t be dessert (and maybe breakfast, lunch and dinner). Grab your sweetie and fire up the grill for this delicious grilled vanilla peaches recipe.

I. The best peaches practically melt in your mouth—that’s how we know gourmet peach marshmallows are a good idea.

J. Pay homage to the peach state with this bright print. It’ll make you happy that you took the time to make some peach preserves to last through the winter.

K. Pale blue doilies dressing up our go-to tea towels? We love it! These delicate-looking linens will instantly put a smile on your face.

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nicoleyang Written with love by Nicole
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  1. avatar invitation consultants reply

    love this! absolutely adorable color combo :)

  2. avatar Christina reply

    Love this! How about a winery inspired wedding – merlot, blush and champagne?

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Let me start by saying that I spent last Saturday night in watching this movie and bawling my face off! There is just something so incredibly romantic about Allie and Noah’s love story that just causes me to immediately reach for my hankie!

In my humble opinion, The Notebook is one of the best Southern romance movies of our generation (yep, I just went there!). Style-wise, well don’t even get me started. Allie is sophisticated, yet fun and her accessories are so perfectly classic Southern I would die to raid this prop closet! And Noah… that driving cap, the shaggy mop, the sweet Southern drawl … need I say more?

All images by New Line Cinema c/o IMDB.

Since there wasn’t actually a wedding shown in The Notebook, we’ve decided to pull a few of our favorite key elements to discuss. First up, the blusher veil. If you remember that fateful scene where Allie is trying on the gorgeous wedding dress she plans to wear to marry dear, sweet Lon you’ll notice her great long cathedral length veil and blusher. We’re sure that she wore a similar classic style to her wedding to Noah!

Image credit from top to bottom: Elizabeth Messina via Snippet & Ink, Sean Flanigan, Erin Hearts Court via Snippet & Ink and Stephen Seebeck.


In the movie, Noah was very rarely seen without his driving cap. These caps, also known as the flat cap, were originally made of wool or tweed and worn for warmth, but in the 1920′s this hat became a fashionable “street” look for working class young men. I think this adorable little guy below looks more sweet than street in his cap and bow tie combo!

Image credit from top to bottom and left to right: Blushing Bride Studio, Jose Villa and Kristin Vining .

I’m a huge fan of our next item – I think that classic white gloves never go out of style! I think you’d agree with me that Allie would have worn lovely pair to her wedding to Noah. These stylish brides below are proof that white gloves aren’t just for Deb Balls anymore.

Image credit from top to bottom: Angi Welsch, Michele M. Waite, Dixie Pixel and Heather Waraksa via Ruffled.

Last, but most certainly not least we have the rowboat scene! Who could forget this scene? Romantic, relaxing and just plain gorgeous. Feast your eyes on these beauties below, then grab your beau and make plans to enjoy this sweet past time under some giant gorgeous oak trees and sunshine (or rain)!

Image credit from top to bottom: A Byran Photo (see more of this sweet Southern adventure here), Mastin Studio via Green Wedding Shoes, Matt Shumate, next two beauties Sheena Jibson via Ruffled and Wai Reyes.

What’s your favorite Southern movie? Leave a comment or send me an email on which Southern movie you’d like us to do next.

Want more Marrying the Movie Style? Check out:
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marissa Written with love by Marissa
23 Comments
  1. avatar Larry Hammack reply

    I agree wholeheartedly about “The Notebook”…. one of the best movies and of course, great inspiration for weddings here in the south.. no other place is as pretty.

  2. avatar Kelly reply

    Oh goodness!! I completely second your statement of it being one of the greatest Southern romance films of our generation… such an incredible movie! And the style is just AMAZING. Love love love this post!

  3. avatar Lisa reply

    Yay!! Been waiting for this one! Love everything you picked, and I would add a big flower in the bride’s hair (maybe switch out the veil during the reception), and red lipstick :)

  4. avatar Lesley Anne reply

    Loved this post! But you can’t forget about the invites! I have to point you to this Allie + Noah invitation suite I stumbled upon on The Future Mrs. Darcy: http://www.thefuturemrsdarcy.com/invitation/allie-noah/. Adorable right?!

  5. avatar Jennifer reply

    Great post Marissa! I love that movie too!

  6. avatar Stephanie reply

    Great job on this piece I have enjoyed it. The Notebook is also my all time favorite movie! This is what I imagine my dream wedding looking like. If you have any other websites or any ideas for putting together a big Southern wedding I would greatly appreciate it!

  7. avatar Allie reply

    Oh wow, I almost squealed when I clicked on the “SWM” favorites icon on on my browser (at work no less!) and this post popped up. This is by far one of my favorite movies of all time and I so wish we could see how they styled Allie as a bride. I imagine her dress would be very Grace Kelly though. Marissa, you totally nailed it with the veil with the blusher and the white gloves. So classy :)

    • avatar Marissa reply

      I would have loved to see Allie + Noah’s wedding as well! I’m sure she would have been stunning! I’m so happy you loved the feature! xo, Marissa

  8. avatar madelynne miller reply

    This is SO sweet and beautiful – what a GREAT idea for an inspiration shoot – you should expand further!!

  9. avatar Kristina reply

    Marissa! I’m soooo glad that you chose THE NOTEBOOK! I adore this film, and the style lent itself beautifully to this spread. I’ve been waiting for this one. Great work! Another reason I love SW!

  10. avatar Marielle Williams reply

    Wow! I should have sent you my Engagement PIctures by now! Fits this perfect…of course its my favorite movie ever!

  11. avatar Shannon reply

    Oh my goodness. This makes me want to have our e-pics done in a canoe in Biloxi Bay. I’m just imagining the moss-covered oaks as a backdrop. *sigh*

    On a side note: My fiance is a restaurant manager. Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams came to our city a few years back. (Not sure why.) When they showed up at his restaurant, all of the servers were starstruck and freaked out. So he was the one that took care of them. LOL!

    I envy him for that. ;-p

  12. avatar Megan reply

    How about the classic Gone With The Wind? Scarlett O’Hara’s glamorous (and sometimes audacious) fashions would be a blast to try adapting for the modern Southern bride. Not to mention her gallant leading man, Captain Rhett Butler!

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Let’s start this morning off with a soft and cozy inspiration shoot! What I love about barn weddings is the perfect juxtaposition of romantic details in rustic settings. Today’s barn inspiration from Amy Rae Photography provides so much for your eyes to feast upon with that killer Southern combo. Some of my favorite details include the duo of shabby chic chandeliers (one baby’s breath, one mason jar!), cozy lounge area and amazing altar. Kudos to Embellished Weddings for rounding up all the details! Read on for all the credits from this talented team below, and don’t miss the delicious-looking Southern eats from Abbey Road Catering!

Credits:

Lighting: Innovative Event Solutions // Catering: Abbey Rd. Catering // Paper: Paper and Thread and Love Byrd // Furniture: Mood Party Rentals // Trunk, pillows chargers: Pottery Barn // Flowers: The Flower Girls // Rentals: Mariannes Rentals // Cake Stand and Cake: Amy Cakes // Plates and Glasses: BC Clark // Milkglass Containers: Rebecca’s Silver Rose // Details and Decor: Thumbprint tree, large doily ball, banner, peaches, mason jars provided by Embellished Weddings, hanging doily balls from My Haley Girl // Barn: 4T Farms // Bride’s Dress, Veil, and Hairpiece: Bella Rose // Bridesmaids Dress and Jewelry: J. Crew // Hair: Jamy Green
Makeup: Jennifer McLaughlin // Groom’s Suit: Tuxedo Junction // Bow Tie: Forage // Clutch: ila handbags

nicoleyang Written with love by Nicole
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  1. avatar Allie@HoneyBeeInvites reply

    I love this wedding! It is sooo gorgeous and the lighting is incredible!! Definitely need to steal a few ideas from this for my own big day! :)

  2. avatar Desiree reply

    this photo shoot is just darling! i really love the 2 unique chairs flanking the head of the dinner table and that beautiful cake! very nicely done, everyone!

  3. avatar Amy reply

    Thanks for sharing this shoot! It was truly a labor of love! Now I hope I can photograph a wedding just like it!

  4. avatar Mallory reply

    Love this shoot! There are so many totally steal worthy ideas – like that chuppah?! Dying. Congrats Amy!

  5. avatar Lydia reply

    Everything is beautiful, but that cake?! It’s gorgeous! Love the elegant use of texture!

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    Just gorgeous, I love every bit of it!! Wonderful job, Amy! :)

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  11. avatar Heather reply

    I am IN LOVE with the dress for the Aug 2011 barn shoot…can I find out who it is? Thanks!

    • avatar Emily reply

      Hi Heather! I just heard from Amanda, the planner, and the wedding gown is Maggie Sottero’s “Karena Royale.” Hope that helps!

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