July was such a great month for Real Weddings on the blog. Marissa, Whitney and I are here to share some of the highlights from the past few weeks. Let me tell you, the photos below don’t do our Real Weddings justice! Take a look at some of our picks below, and be sure to click on the links to see everything we couldn’t include.
FAVORITE WEDDING DRESS: Whitney fell for Amanda’s lacy dress with a lovely sweetheart neckline while Marissa couldn’t stop thinking about Jeni’s Amsale dress with the pretty bow in the back. I, for one, loved Mary’s flowy Lazaro gown.
FAVORITE BRIDESMAID DRESS: Marissa and I agreed that Jeni’s bridesmaids’ striped BCBGeneration dresses were a fun and adorable choice for her ‘maids. Whitney thought that Mary’s choice of yellow and blue for her ladies was stylishly mixed and matched.
FAVORITE FEMALE ACCESSORY: We love to see coordinating bridesmaids even before the wedding! Whitney thought Bonnie and her ‘maids’ PJs were too cute. Y’all know I would never pass up a sweet hanky or an adorable pair of shoes. Mary’s accessories had me at hello. Marissa knew how I felt when she saw Heather’s lace hanky. Plus, y’all know how much she loves a monogram!
FAVORITE MENSWEAR: A good bow tie is crucial in a wedding. Whitney (and really all of us) were smitten with the striped bows sported in Amanda + Brent’s wedding. I thought the light suits and coral and white boutonnieres in Jeni + Nate’s wedding were too cute to ignore. Marissa, the monogram-lover she is, fell for the monogrammed cuffs in Mary + Austin’s wedding.
FAVORITE DETAIL: How adorable is the bridal party cutout that accompanied the bridesmaids’ invitations from Heather + Sam’s wedding? Whitney thought so, too, when it came to picking details. Marissa loved seeing Amanda + Brent’s beagle get some love before the ceremony. I, however, was crazy for the collection of quilts that guests at Bonnie + Brent’s wedding sat on. How perfect for a beach wedding!
FAVORITE BOUQUET: We’re always a fan of monotone bouquets done right. Bonnie’s peonies were Whitney’s pick. I love bright, fully bloomed peonies, so Jeni’s bouquet was automatically added to my favorites. Marissa loved Heather’s beautiful blooms mixed with mint and wrapped in twine.
FAVORITE SWEET: I love when family contribute to a wedding. Bonnie + Brent’s four cakes were baked by her momma and granny. Marissa picked Jeni + Nate’s three perfectly buttercream-frosted cakes on sweet cake stands and Whitney loved Amanda + Brent’s tiered cake with blue hydrangeas.
FAVORITE PHOTO: We’re all about sweet moments at Southern Weddings. Whitney loved the kiss Heather + Sam shared while wrapped up in their “Just Hitched” sign. I thought Bonnie + Brent’s photo of the two dancing was lovely you can see the love between the two while the sun streams around them. Marissa also picked a fun moment from Heather + Sam’s wedding. Who could pass up a good celebration?
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What do you think of these highlights from July’s Real Weddings? What details did you love?